Bonjour!

Bonjour!
I’m a 45 year old mother of five amazing daughters and wife to a caring, sensitive AND sexy husband. I adore my family. I’m dedicated to my faith. I enjoy a good laugh. I'm nostalgic and love to reminisce. "Remember" is my favorite word in the English language. I love life! I’m passionate about music, food and travel. I’m fascinated with anything European. {PARIS! Hello!} I love celebrating anything and everything! I love to read, especially a good biography, mystery, Regency Era or Historical fiction novel. I love thoughtful gift giving. To me the gift wrap is almost as important as the gift itself. I love being creative…bolts of ribbon, coordinating scrapbook papers, producing a tablescape, or décor for a themed party etc. puts a smile on my face. I love the details! I’m a freak for anything theme oriented. I enjoy event planning, but oddly enough do not like to host or entertain. I enjoy fashion, but have to be really in the mood to clothes shop. I love purses and funky jewelry. I’d rather wear wedges or heels any day than flats. I enjoy decorating and searching for the perfect decorative pillow or picture. However, you’ll never see me frequent high-end stores. I'm more of a Ross, TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning kind of gal. My favorite decor style is an old world rustic chateau look with a hint of bohemian, baroque and vintage shabby chic, like an English cottage. {confusing I know!} Autumn is my favorite season. I’d go through childbirth a million times. I enjoy biking with my man, Pilates, and jogging. BUT you’ll never find me in a gym working out. I love movies, whether watching them in the theatre or cuddled up on the couch with my family. I enjoy a good chick flick or real life drama! I'm a sucker for movies on the Hallmark Channel. I love the elderly. I love Disneyland. I love being in the canyon on a summer or fall evening at dusk. I love my friends. While I have some extroverted characteristics. I’m a self proclaimed introvert. I’m generally quiet, calm, reserved and pretty darn private. Why in the heck do I blog? It’s a creative way to record family history. I enjoy photography. I really don’t like to write, although I write in my journal almost every day. I love the beach. I enjoy WWII history. I love a clean, orderly house, but ours looks lived in. ;) PBS Masterpiece is my friend. I adore Jane Austen films. They transport me to another time and place. If I had to choose another time period in which to live, early 19th Century England would be my pick. "Sense and Sensibility" is my all time favorite movie. My favorite TV series is the 1950's Spanish Drama "Velvet." My biggest pet peeve is people who blow their noses in public. So gross! {Take it to the bathroom people.} I’d go on a wine tasting vacation if it wasn’t against my religion. I’ve always wanted to adopt a baby from a foreign country. I’m an avid BYU football fan. I love our campfires at Scofield Lake. I have a 'thing' for fairy gardens and Gallic French roosters. I love summer rainstorms and warm baths. I'm a Rush Limbaugh and Hannity Talk Radio Show listener. Also a fan of several Fox News shows. I hate when my kids have homework. I collect quotes, Madame Alexander Dolls, children's books and Disney pins. I always prefer sitting in a back row versus the front. {I'm sort of a seat snob..yikes} I also have high expectations for my lemonade, salsa, and french fries too. HA! I work well behind the scenes. I love a good Dateline Mystery and the genealogy TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?" I’m a night owl. I'd rather be cold than hot. I enjoy being a chauffeur to my children. I’m an Anglophile… love anything English! I would like to serve a church mission to England with Jaren someday. I'm queen of paper towel, used kitchen hand towels and dishrags make me squirm. You’ll rarely find me out of the house not ready for the day, except when driving the kids to school on the days I don't work. I feel naked without lip gloss. Pairing up white socks, chipped fingernail polish, chapped lips and brownie crumbs on the floor drive me nuts! I like to organize and BE organized..but not saying I always am. ;) I enjoy hiking to waterfalls, ATV’ing with my family and snowshoeing with the hubs. Although I enjoy collecting recipes and occasionally watch cooking shows... (Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade, Paula Deen, and the Pioneer Woman are my favorites) I’d rather not cook. Eating out is so much more fun. I live to eat! LOL Trying new foods and restaurants is a favorite pasttime. I love the joy of anticipation and the celebration of holidays. Family traditions are important to me. I'm a memory preserver. I'm a pathological picture taker ;) and I love happy lists!

My Fam!

My Fam!

Mr. and I

Mr. and I

My Girls!

My Girls!

Kyleigh Dawn (21)

Kyleigh Dawn (21)

Emma Abigail (19)

Emma Abigail (19)

Hannah Isabelle (17)

Hannah Isabelle (17)

Brielle Olivia (13)

Brielle Olivia (13)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (7)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (7)

My Man!

My Man!

Good Times!

Good Times!

What I Believe!

Our Missionary

Our Missionary

My list of favorite movies!

Learn more about Dyslexia!

Music To My Ears!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

What's On My Happy List?



Ordinary Randomness.....
 We pass the new Cottonwood Heights Park with splash pad included on our way to music lessons every Wednesday. In the dead heat of summer it looked like the whole valley had descended upon on it. You couldn't have paid me to go. One day it looked so barren, { it had to have been after school started} that we finally attempted it. Kate practically had the place to herself.
 The hype before the fall...The football season is down the tube at this point, but before we blew those close two games the anticipation of a great season was abundant around here. I found BYU paper products at Costco to eat dinner off of at night. I was stuffing BYU napkins into the girl's lunches whenever I could and even added BYU mints the day before the big game. One of Brie's friends at the lunch table asked her "What is UP with your mom?" haha. {just a little cougar crazed is all}  

 Heading home from the elementary school carnival with a treat for Kate. Had to leave her at home with Hannah. Trying to watch her and face paint at the same time...um...no... I heard she cried at the front door for a half hour after we left. So sad.

Kate's idea of good entertainment. Wrapping me and her toy friends up with masking tape. I swear all I need to get this kid for Christmas are rolls of tape and boxes of band aides. She would be thrilled. She literally went through a box of Scooby Doo band aides in one day.

The girls and I had a smelling contest with our body sprays.. closing our eyes and trying to guess which smell was which. It produced some laughs for sure. Have you smelt the Bath n Body Work scents for Fall? Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin is one of our favorites along with the new Cashmere Glow!

 Emma and our neighbor practicing for the neighboring ward's parade that they were asked to lead....



Young Womens in Excellence...had a princess theme. "If the temple is not your castle, then you are not my Prince." Kyleigh and her best friend Kenzi put together a power point displaying questions that they had asked their guy friends about girls, modesty, the temple etc. Very cute and enlightening. Kyleigh, Emma and Hannah displayed their ten hour projects...

Kyleigh and Emma used their volunteering hours at the hospital...

Hannah displayed her duct tape creations....

A little early morning humor...
 Emma made frosting graham crackers and felt the need to put her mark on them...smart girl...When I opened the fridge at 7 am to start making lunches one morning this past week I found this note....gave me a chuckle...
Emma with some help from Hannah has been bak'in up a storm. She has held two bake sales recently. The first one they made $50 bucks in two hours standing out on the corner. Pretty impressive. People were coming back for seconds for her chocolate sheet cake! She also made almond poppy seed muffins, chocolate covered bananas, and little cheesecakes. The second sale, on the first day of autumn, they sold all Fall flavored kind of muffins....

 Cavachon Puppies

They are saving their money hoping they can earn enough to one day buy a dog. They've got it all figured out...which kind they want, what its name will be and how it will be dressed.   They want a Cavachon, a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise. English and French. {perfect} It's name will be Louie Bennett I {the first}. Louie, cuz its French and Bennett from the Pride and Prejudice 5 Bennett daughters. It will have a rhinestone collar and wear a pink bow tie. It will basically be our gay dog! {hilarious}. If it happens to be a girl the name will be Charlotte. And we will call her Lottie.  

Dad says to keep dream'in. It aint going to happen. I'm somewhere in the middle. And Kyleigh says to wait til she's moved out of the house! Everyone else would love a dog, until they had to clean up its poop. I guarantee it.

1 comment:

  1. Emma's note was hilarious...and she has better penmanship than me, which makes me totally jealous. :)

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