Bonjour!

Bonjour!
I’m a 44 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 d├ęcor 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 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, 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 and 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 love celebrating 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 (12)

Brielle Olivia (12)

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!

Friday, September 06, 2013

What's On My Happy List?



41 years young!
Emma and Hannah surprised me with a crepe breakfast in bed on the morning of my birthday. It was such a sweet gesture, especially since they could have slept in a few more hours since they didn't have school due to Labor Day holiday. It was nice to have my birthday on a day when my kids and hubs could be home too. Emma gave me a ring, big and gaudy, sort of how I like my jewelry. :) When she was working at the hospital gift shop this summer they gave it to her free because it was broken. Unbeknownst to me she pulled out her button & bead collection late the night before my birthday, worked her magic and gave it to me in a little box on my breakfast tray.  I love it!
 I had a lovely day. Which included a bubble bath and IL DIVO music. Read, went Homecoming dress shopping with Kyleigh, watched Vampire Diaries with Emma and Hannah, took a nap. Went for soup and salad with the hubs and a nice walk with him in the evening.  Had little gifts brought over from neighbor ladies, calls and texts from family and friends. I felt loved. My Relief Society Presidency took me out for lunch a few days before. That same morning I had gone to the dentist. {I had my first official cavity!!AHHH!}  I've never had extensive teeth issues...{I've been lucky in that department}, no braces, no root canals, no fillings, and certainly no drills in my mouth, etc.  They numbed me so good to take care of my cavity that my mouth was numb FOR HOURS afterwards. Weird feeling. I had to slurp my birthday soup with a straw. 



Ordinary Days....
Labor Day weekend...Dad pruned the apple tree. We were in an apple mess! {I don't think we want to see another apple in the backyard for a very long time.} Picking up apples ranks up there for my kids as one of the worst chores in the world. They all declared they would rather be in school, drill practice even for Kyleigh!! That's say'in something.     


FOOTBALL
I was so excited for football season to start!! And then Saturday's game happened. {Not too happy about the outcome of that.} Pre game the hubs assisted me in hanging the flag. We are a house divided ya know when it comes to football, so... he wouldn't actually hang it himself {doesn't want to be accused of being a traitor..ha!} but he will hold the ladder for me while I hang it. {Now thats gotta be true love.}   




1D! OH BOY! We've had this date on the calendar for some time. The One Direction's movie "This is Us" finally hit the theatres!!  Took some of the neighbors with, {one with a box of tissue in tow} Including two neighbor boys. I don't think they knew what they were getting themselves into, but this is how we found them after the movie...asleep! How could THAT happen?






 Shots! Poor Emmsie had a reaction to one of her cluster allergy shots. We were waiting in the foyer to get her third shot of the day. She stood up and things got weird. She fell, scrapped up her knee, twisted her ankle. She felt like she was going to pass out. She was loosing her color! They hooked her up. Her heart rate was low. They gave her a shot of Epi and said no more cluster shots.

She will have to just get one at a time from now on. Its a five year treatment plan but when all is said and done, she should be allergy free for the rest of her life. That sounds so nice....since I really should have allergy shots too. I've got that darn pollen food allergy syndrome.


  My baby Kate started preschool! {Kills me.} She will be going twice a week with her cousin. She even has her own locker!

Back to School Night at the Elementary. Brie's teacher has been teaching there since I was in elementary! My sister who is 8 1/2 years older than me had Brie's teacher! Needless to say she is a veteran teacher... Kyleigh and Emma also had her. God Bless good teachers. Brie is really enjoying school so far. So thankful! 

1 comment:

  1. Breakfast in bed and a great gift from their loved ones is the greatest gift anyone could have for their birthday. It’s a good thing that your birthday falls on Labor Day because, you were able to celebrate your birthday with them and have a blast. It just a bit disappointing that your dentist appointment didn’t go well, because of the news about the cavity. It may be surprising, since you seem to take your oral health seriously, but I hope after a few appointments and treatments, it will be back to its healthy state.

    Eugenie Velasquez @ Wynnewood Dental Arts

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