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 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!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

What's On My Happy List?


Kyleigh In Korea

mission update-week 54

It is getting super hot here in Korea...like its draining to just go outside.

We got to hike up a mountain for Zone Conference. It took 3 hours. Let's just say I haven't had the opportunity to exercise that much in a while. hehe! At Zone Conference they focused on Lehi's Vision. They asked us some good questions about where we feel like we are in Lehi's vision because it can relate well to our own lives. Our goal is to always be at the tree of life partaking of the fruit, but because we aren't perfect, sometimes we will find ourselves wandering in the mists or maybe even over in the great and spacious building. If so, we need to do what we can to get back to the iron rod and partake of the fruit of the tree of life.

Also got a text from the mission home this past week (they sent it to all the missionaries). A movie made for tv came out this past week here in Korea. It's about a foreign missionary who has an affair with a Korean mom who is having a hard time in life. They wanted to warn us in case anyone brings it up on the streets to us. They said it will either make it difficult for us to proselyte or it might be a blessing in disguise. I have yet to have anyone bring it up to me. Thank heavens! Cause that could get awkward real fast...

Not much to report from this week! We had some good times and some tough times, but we are just plugging away :) The Elders are struggling just like we are...they have like no investigators either. haha 

Love you all!!!
 xoxoxo






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from Kyleigh's companion:

Subject: Fwd: WEEK 3... the distractions are everywhere! 

Well,

K-pop is everywhere. My brain cannot handle it, because I am not supposed to be listening or looking, but it is everywhere I look and everything I hear. It is very difficult to ignore it! 
Speaking of k-pop, Koreans and their #fierce love of chicken. Seriously it is so fierce. I participated in the chicken love on my first split in Masan after Zone conference. (Picture attached).

Korean society slowly suffocating it's people. Slowly and yet very quickly. The oppression is real. There are also so many religions here that I feel like I am in the 1820s of upstate New York. There are so many religions and small churches and many have missionaries and hatred for our church. It is so real! #soreal

We had Zone Conference where we went to Busan and hiked a very tall mountain. It was like straight up 2.5 miles. I may never be the same after that experience. But it was fun because we stopped along the way and talked about the tree of life and everything. Also I saw a cat on the top of the mountain. A stinkin' cat. I don't know how I saw it. But we were listening to the speakers and I turned around and BOOM there was a cat. 

Attached are pictures of me and a cat... another of me and SHINee (I found them finally, I hadn't seen them yet and I was so excited to finally find them.) Also I had my first taste of Banana Milk. It is delicious. Your homework for the week is to go to Youtube.com and search for Lee Min Ho Banana Milk commercial (Him and the blue refrigerator). Your life we will be so much better after viewing the greatness and you will get just a taste of the deliciousness that is Korea's Banana Milk.

It has been a rough week, but I am trying my best to stay positive. Love you all! Hope you have a great week! 🤓Face throwing a kiss 

Sister Cordero



In other family news this week!.....
Went mum shopping with my mom and visited some graves...
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Went to the Tea Rose Diner for Thai food to celebrate a friend's upcoming birthday...
the coconut soup over rice was delish!
we've been friends since forever...
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My nephew turned 8! 
He had a Star Wars party. 
Great Aunt Jill made a gazillion Jedi robes for the occasion. 

My older girls went to help their aunt manage the party mayhem. 
About drove Emmsie crazy! LOL 
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There was a little bit of unwanted drama at the high school this week. 
A Bomb threat. 
Jeesh! 
There sure are some whack jobs out there! 

We attended the last school pep assembly of the year...Spartan Spectacular! 
Hannah performed with the old drill team and the new team of 36 was announced. 
Emmsie got an award!

Our school will be celebrating its centennial year next school year...
they have these awesome banners hanging in the school. 
 It was Art's Fest at the high school on Friday.
Hannah displayed one of her art pieces...

This is Emma's friend Rachel's finished art piece that Emmsie was a subject in...


The YW had a special dinner for the 4 Seniors in our ward!

Me and Emmsie and some friends went to a late night showing of the new Jane Austen movie. 
So enjoyable!


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Brie had a great week. 
She had dance tryouts and made Jr Starlettes.
She made student council for next year!
and she got contacts!

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Kate had the day off of school on Friday.
{She gets a four day weekend!}
We met daddy for lunch! 
We tried a new Indian/Nepali restaurant. 
Did not disappoint. 

 

Kate's favorite thing to do lately is to ride her bike...
She graduated from this...


 to this....


Some park time with these two...


and tennis playing for me with this little guy...
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I love this time of year when things look really green and the spring flowers are in bloom and it's not too hot outside.....{sorta not looking forward to the summer heat}..


We began re-doing our fairy garden...we have a long ways to go...but not sure how to proceed without the toddler twin cousins and extended family dog having a hay day with it... :!
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Brie, Kate and I had a date with daddy to see Batman vs. Superman!


Last week of school ahead of us...can hardly believe it!

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