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 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 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 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 (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!

Thursday, October 01, 2015

What's On My Happy List?


Kyleigh mission update week 20 

추석 or chuseok!‏

Howdy everyone!!!

Monday September 21, 2015
We went to the Amusement Park here in town called EWORLD. It's smaller than Lagoon. Nothing beats Disney for me, but we had a good time nonetheless. My camera screen shattered, but it still takes pictures so that is good. Blessing! We also had Missionary Correlation Meeting and Family Home Evening. 

Tuesday September 22, 2015
We went English Class proselyting with a member. His name is 김동현. He is a month older than me and he leaves for his mission to Anaheim, California in November. We met a cute middle school girl who spoke really good English. We are hoping that we can meet with her again soon. We met with Molly our investigator. She's been coming to English class for a really long time. We found out that she is the same Molly that we have in our area book. She had a baptism date like 2 years ago, but something happened and she didn't follow through with it. I've just known her through English class. About four or five weeks ago she decided she wanted to do our 30/30 program. {30 minutes of English lesson, 30 minutes of gospel lesson} We started meeting with her, and at first we had a really good feeling about it. We tried committing her to pray, but she wouldn't. This past week we tried to teach her, but sadly the spirit was not present during the lesson. At all. Both my comp and I could feel it. We felt so bad after. Come to find out the next day that she is also traveling over to the area next to ours and she's going to their English class and doing their 30/30 program with the sisters over there. She's kinda been lying to everybody. She told those sisters that she'd never heard about the 30/30 program..didn't even know about the church. As far as we know she is just playing us, so we have to figure out a nice way to go about things. We are allowed to teach her only for six weeks with the 30/30 program and then we can let her go. Kind of frustrating, but a lot of people just use us for the English, and we just have to be nice about it. 

Wednesday September 23, 2015
We had District Meeting at Elder and Sister Dustin's house. She fed us tacos. I gave my talk on how we can make our study time more like the sacred grove. {A topic brought up on our mission tour.} We went in the underground subway stations and English Class proselyted with the same member we did it with on Tuesday. Then we had English Class.

Thursday September 24, 2015
Visited our Ward Mission Leader and the Bishop. We taught 한성순 (our Catholic investigator) and she said she would read the Book of Mormon so that was exciting! We also visited our Ward Mission Leader's wife, Sister 이윤순, for dinner.

Friday September 25, 2015
We visited a member family for lunch at a restaurant. We shared a message about FHE. We visited a less active with Parkinson's Disease. He is really sweet. Our Member Record book has needed some serious updating so Sister Park and I spent a lot of time on that because we didn't have any lessons. Everyone is busy preparing for their holiday that was this past Sunday. It's their Thanksgiving.

Saturday September 26, 2015
We stopped by a members work to quickly say hello with the Elders. We had English Class, but not many people showed up because of the Holiday weekend. Their Thanksgiving is like a three day event.

Sunday September 27, 2015
It was Koreans Thanksgiving Day!! We celebrated it with members from the ward. It was cool to see the type of ceremony they do to honor their ancestors. I even got to participate a little bit!

Hope everyone is well! Love you all! 
Love,
Sister Kyleigh Cooper 

District Meeting...

  My area...

In other family news....

Annual school carnival...{which I secretly hate, but go anyway..}  


B with one of her best friends...

The ill fated train ride...bahaha...we got stuck!



B got recognized for her hard work at school...Way to go B!

lunch out with my mom, dad and sisters...

So....I've always kind of had a "thing" for journals. I've kept one off and on since I was 7!  Recently I've been re- reading journal entries that my dad compiled a few years back of my great grandma. Knowing how fascinated I was by reading them,  he gave me his mother's actual journal to read the other day. 
I've read the entire thing already...was completely enthralled with it, and could hardly put it down. My grandmother, Lyllian, was 21 at the time she kept this particular journal. She wrote daily. The year is 1925! And look!.... Oct 1st was on a Thursday too like it is today. Knowing what grandma was up to 90 flipp'in years ago to the very day I find just so fascinating. She was quite the social butterfly. Always going to a social, party or ward function, or so it seemed. She did those "eloquent drama readings"... You know like Anne of Green Gables did? Most of her entries are filled with her dating highlights or woes...She was practically engaged to a gentleman, Rulon, who was in the service over in Germany, but then she started dating a returned missionary, Royal,  who I've been told by my Dad that she dated for the next 5 years. He didn't end up being the "one" either. She didn't marry until she was 27. Through her writings, I've loved finding any similar personality traits, and likes that we might share. Several times I could hear myself say, "I hear ya grandma!l Like I totally understand." haha Her journal will mention a book, or silent movies that she raved about, ... {which I was able to pull up on the Internet to see what she was referring to....such as the Great Divide} 
Her father left the family in Dec of that year. Many entries {some of them super sad} were not in detail so it left me reading between the lines and wondering details...I never knew my grandma. She died at the age of 68 in May of 1972, four months before I was born. This whole experience has given me a most delightful peek into her life.  

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