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, January 08, 2016

What's On My Happy List?



Kyleigh In Korea

Mission Update Week 34

My new companion is super cute! She is Korean. She speaks really good English. She graduated from LDS Business College and went to BYU for a year. She actually lived in Murray for a little bit too. Kinda crazy, huh? She is a convert and the only one in her family that is a member of the church. She is probably like the coolest Korean I know! We are having lots of fun together. She is really awesome.

A couple days after Christmas I started feeling homesick. Those feelings for home I've kind of been able to repress, but they resurfaced for a little bit.  So it was kinda hard for a couple of days. I asked Elder Miller to give me a blessing of comfort. I'm doing a lot better now. :)

This week has definitely been crazy, interesting and exciting. Elder Miller and I are the only foreigners now serving in this area. Elder Miller's Korean companion doesn't speak much English at all. We communicate the best we can...it's a lot of fun. The branch is really excited to have two Korean missionaries. It does make a huge difference with understanding the members and in getting things done. My old investigator, Chloe, is in the hospital for a month. We got permission to visit her and we will keep encouraging her to read the Book of Mormon and keep the Word of Wisdom. We've got a lot of new appointments for next week. We are plugg'in away at a bunch of stuff. We call it "office work". :) A lot of going through the area book, making calls, updating information, organizing etc..We are doing a lot of finding and discovering, figuring out where everything is. It's a lot of fun!

New Years we went to the church early and met up with some ward members. We went and watched the sun rise together with a bunch of people out by the beach. The huge Hyundai engineering boating plant is in our area...just a couple of streets away from our house so we went into their compound and watched the sun rise from there. It was super cool! We ate the traditional food that they eat on New Years. Played a game..it was really fun to see what they do for their traditions. Can't believe its already 2016!!

I love you all very much.

Love,
Sister Cooper

In other family news this week....

Our little Downton celebration with English goodies from the World Market.

Carson and Mrs. Hughes.
They stole the show. Aren't they the sweetest?!
 photo PBS Masterpiece

Took a little jaunt uptown to photograph Emmsie for her internship presentation...

Spent some time at the DMV.
Guess who got her permit?!

Some of my current favorites! 

These SONGS! {On REPEAT}

Charlie Puth "One Call Away"
"In the Night"- The Weekend

These BOOKS I'm reading! SO SO GOOD!

having a bit of an issue with these ;)   

 These guys!!! LOVE. THEM.
I was a die hard American Idol fan FOR YEARS.
My interest has waned these last few seasons, but gosh
SO SO many happy memories watching this show in it's early days.
{especially season 7 with our very own David Archuleta}
The 15th, and final season, *tear* started this week.
Have so enjoyed watching these judges.
AND Ryan ;)
during this week's auditions...  

Clinton Kelly!! 
Another one of my favorite TV Personalities. 
I'm lov'in his new fashion show on TLC.....
LOVE AT FIRST SWIPE! 

And then of course there was the Bachelor Premiere on Monday! 
I watched this show FOR YEARS. 
Then gave up on it FOR YEARS. 
Now I have teenage daughters who are interested... so I get to watch to monitor. 
close your eyes....fast forward...haha. 
The show is just stupid, the whole process, but yet so darn entertaining at the same time.  


My new TV Series..."THE TIME IN BETWEEN"
Another one of those fabulous Spanish Series 
{on Netflix}
about a spying seamstress in the late 1930's. 
IT'S GOOD!

Throwing it back to the first week of January five years ago for THROWBACK THURSDAY!
HERE

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