Bonjour!

Bonjour!
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 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 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 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 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!

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Mr. and I

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My Girls!

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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

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My list of favorite movies!

Learn more about Dyslexia!

Music To My Ears!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

What's On My Happy List?


Kyleigh In Korea

mission update-week 62 

Rain or Shine it's Luau Time!
This past week we didn't know if we were going to be able to throw our Luau that we have been planning for weeks....the weather is so unpredictable here with it being the rainy season. After tons of miscommunication with our Ward Mission Leader and trying to figure out what to do if it was pouring rain, we were able to pull our Luau together. It was a huge success. We had 13 non members come and a lot of members showed up to help with cooking and show support. Us missionaries did some hula dancing and the ward missionaries put on a bunch of fun games. We played human foosball, water ballon volley ball, guess that song and Pictionary.... :) I think the thing that was pretty cool though was that we kept praying for it not to rain because we wanted to be able to show the members that we can throw a successful party/fireside. We had a lot of skeptical members...but the rain stopped and we were able to gain the members trust! Yay! So hopefully next time they will be more willing to bring their friends. It's a group effort to help people come into the gospel. Us missionaries can't do it alone. 

Also through out this week we had many small miracles that made me start to think just how blessed I feel to be able to serve in Korea. We might not be having baptisms every week, but through these small miracles we are able to see the Lord's hand in our lives and in the lives of others. If we want to be happy we have to look for the good. The gospel is true and sometimes its good to sit back and let ourselves remember that. I do it all the time now :) 

Love, Sister Cooper
xoxoxo

P.S. We got lost in the mountains trying to visit a less active member. Proof in the voice recordings. ;)

Hula Dancing
The District
Picking up Trash for Service
 



We were drenched in sweat!


the Hagrid hair comes out!
Us with Ashley 
Us with the Needhams, Mark and Robert-our Filipino members, and Brother Beh :)
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for those interested here is Kyleigh's companion's email:


My wonderful (and mostly unresponsive) friends and family,😬 

I had my first interview with my Mission President. I think it went rather well with no reprimanding of my sinful or disobedience ways... which I shall tell you all honestly that I have been a very very good girl and doing my best to be an obedient and good missionary so that other people will be able to see the Light of Christ through and in me! Smiling Face with Halo

So we had a Luau planned for this Saturday and there was a forecast of rain. Face screaming in fearOur mission leader was like we should postpone it. And us missionaries were like rain or sun hopefully people will come and if we don't do the activities as planned we will just teach them a hula dance and eat watermelon! But it didn't come to that because our mission leader decided to go forward with it and it was a success! We had a LOT of ward members at the party and 13 non-member/less-active/investigators there...Face with open mouth and cold sweat It was amazing. At the beginning it was raining but when we were having our outside games and food, there was no rain. The miracle of prayer and faith is amazing! Grinning face with smiling eyes

Kanae (a Japanese member of the ward who is married to a Korean man, they are so cute together! Smiling face with heart-shaped eyes) is leaving for Japan this week for the next 6 weeks so we weren't going to see her again for a while so we stopped by last night a got a picture of her and her cute family (minus her husband, he was home teaching). Their youngest son is possibly THE most adorable thing to walk (crawl) upon this earth, so yeah.... His name is Haru (하루) and he has stolen my heart. Smiling cat face with heart-shaped eyes

Also, I got a rape whistle noise making thing and it is orange and very loud. The package told me to "DON'T WORRING".

So I hope you all have a great week and DON'T WORRING!!!!

Love, Sister Cordero 🤓
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In other family news this week....

 Kate had some fun at the trampoline park!

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Temple outing with my girlfriend... that turned out to be more of an adventure than we wanted it to be.. ;)

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B. Olivia, Kate and I had a little "Christmas In July" Celebration!

shaving cream=pretend snow



Santa Hats..on top of angel food cake stars


Christmas Trees!
{both treat ideas I saw on-line, but put my own twist on them}

They opened a few inexpensive gifts to Andy Williams singing "It's the Most Wonderful time of the Year" lol

A little Frosty the Snowman watching...

and a run for Wendy's Frosties ;)
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This weekend we had an in-door camp out...

We made tin foil dinners...cooked them in the oven. ;)

microwaved s'mores....
{gosh guys...I found gluten free graham crackers...made my day!}

We had plans to sleep in the tent in the backyard with dad in his hammock, but we had tent stake problemo's so we improvised and the girl's and I camped out in the family room...

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The hubs took his girls to the Days of '47 Rodeo downtown.


We got some yummy BBQ at the food truck there..





very entertaining....
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We saw this movie! 
Eddie the Eagle
It will put you right in the Olympic spirit for the upcoming games in Rio. 
Can.not.wait!   

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