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 {think THE Bachelor/Bachelorette house lol} with a hint of bohemian, and baroque OR vintage shabby chic, like an English cottage. My #1 cookie-Molasses! 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 tutor elementary kids in phonics, reading, writing, comprehension and math. 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'd rather clean 20 toilets than give a talk or prayer in church. 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 (22)

Kyleigh Dawn (22)

Emma Abigail (20)

Emma Abigail (20)

Hannah Isabelle (18)

Hannah Isabelle (18)

Brielle Olivia (13)

Brielle Olivia (13)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (8)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (8)

My Man!

My Man!

Good Times!

Good Times!

Disneyland Tips

What I Believe!

Our Missionary

We Bleed Blue! {Except for the Poppi}

My list of favorite movies!

Learn more about Dyslexia!

Music To My Ears!

Thursday, November 05, 2015

What's On My Happy List?

Kyleigh Mission Update Week 25

Hello Everyone!!

Best quote of the week goes to a lady we talked to at a bus stop....
Us: "We believe in Jesus Christ."
Her: "Congratulations."

Well that was a first bahahahaha :)

Monday October 26, 2015
We visited the Bamboo forest in our Area and took some fun pics. We also did a little shopping. No one showed up for FHE so we had Area Meeting instead.

Tuesday October 27, 2015
We had Zone Meeting. The theme was Fear Not. We talked about being prepared and how we can strengthen our faith. We had English Class and two people came! Better than last Tuesday :)

Wednesday October 28, 2015
We went back to a member's house..김세진s (Sister Kim), and helped her with some house renovating. She is the one pregnant and due in December, so she was very grateful for the help. We went to find a less active member's house who lives out in the boonies. We had an address, but neither of us knew where to go. So we said a prayer and started walking in the direction that felt right, and we were led to her house. Heavenly Father answers our prayers. Miracle of the week :)

Thursday October 29, 2015
We had our service activity and I got to dish out the kimchi. We ate subway for lunch. American food, woot woot! We went downtown and English Class proselyted with the Elders.

Friday October 30, 2015
Our investigator canceled on us last minute. We went back to Sister Kim's house and helped her with painting. We shared a message from the October Liahona. It was President Uchtdorf's message about keeping our torches lit. I think his message is important for us all to remember. This life is not a race.. it's a marathon. Being a disciple of Christ is an eternal promise. One that we need to remember daily :)

Saturday October 31, 2015
Halloween! We attended the baptism of a little eight year old girl in the Branch. Then we went and helped out the other teams of Missionaries, in our District in the Area next to ours, with their Halloween Party. It was awesome because more than half of the people that attended were non members!

Sunday November 2, 2015
I got to lead the music in Sacrament. That was pretty exciting. We taught our Recent Convert 고유민s (Sister Go). Then we went and tried to find less active members houses with no luck. We were able to contact a sweet girl I met on the bus on Halloween, so that was awesome!

Hope everyone is doing well. The scripture I pondered this past week was Moroni 7:33! 
"And Christ hath said: If ye will have faith in me ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me." 

Love you all!!

Sister Kyleigh Cooper

Watching Conference!

Halloween Party

This is Paul. He is one of the Elders former investigators. He is awesome! 

In other family news this week..

Garden After Dark Halloween festivities!...
We took a journey to Camelot walking through the Red Butte Gardens at night. 
There were crafts, King Arthur's Court, light displays, Medieval dancing. 
Super creative event they had going on there, and just the right amount of spookiness. 

B was super stoked about the real live owl!  

Halloween 2015
An extension of Brie's Birthday Bash....
The Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts

School Halloween parade!

Hannah and I got to help with the Kindergarten party after.

Our Halloween Dinner Table
{Borrowed my sister in law's cute plates. A Target find years ago.}

At Grandma and Grandpa's!

Trick or Treated with the cousins to a few homes on 
G-ma and G-pa's street ..

Then we hit our neighborhood.. 
We had perfect trick or treat weather! 
Dad offered to answer the door and pass out our candy so he could keep an eye on his football game. ;) Han and I got to take Kate around. Telling her how many houses we were going to (20) from the start worked like a gem.  
B was with her girlfriends in a neighboring ward and had a blast!
They were all Disney Villains. 

We were done trick or treating by 7:15! :) 
Iceberg was next on the agenda...
Kate would much rather have a vanilla cone over candy any day...

Besides, we were on a secretive trick or treat mission to surprise Emma who had to work Halloween night. 
She was able to get off early though which was soooo nice!

We topped off the evening watching the 1991 Thriller "Deceived"! 
Besides my Dateline Mysteries, it's one of about a total of 3 spooky shows that I'll even watch. haha  
"A Perfect Murder" with Gwenyth Paltrow and Audrey Hepburn's "Wait Until Dark" 
rounding out the top 3. 

The night before Halloween Hannah had her Drill party!

On a Drill side note: Channel 2 News was at the High School today for Career Day. 
The Drill team performed LIVE a bit before 6 AM. Go Hannie! 
Especially dancing sick. 
She had a tummy bug and was puking in the night. 
{We had a lovely morning that started in the 3 o'clock hour} 

One more Halloween highlight...
Emmsie gave me the cutest Halloween book to add to our stash. 
Read it with the Monster Mash song playing. Kate loved it! 

We played musical chairs for FHE. {Kate's pick} 
It produced some laughs for sure.  
Dad had his own Monster Mash going on...

Emmsie and Brie playing a duet together!

Oh gosh I love this picture. One of my favorites of the week..Hannah and Emmsie camped out on the couch...Hannah is trying to help Emma study for her AP Art History test. 
{Both the hubs and I took a turn at it too.} 
The info they have to memorize for this class is insane! Poor Emmsie is just trying to keep her head above water these days....on top of her normal school load which includes several hard classes and lotsa homework, she's got a History internship at the Pioneer Memorial Museum uptown, plus an additional class she's doing on line. {Fitness for Death. haha} She's trying to work 15 hours a week as well. You add music lesson, church stuff, and allergy shots AND college application deadlines looming...and she's pretty tapped out. #survivingseniorlife.  

Another favorite of the week...
We are LOV'IN Adele's new song! 

Tak'in it back to Halloween 5 years ago for Throw Back Thursday!HERE

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