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, 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 (21)

Kyleigh Dawn (21)

Emma Abigail (19)

Emma Abigail (19)

Hannah Isabelle (17)

Hannah Isabelle (17)

Brielle Olivia (13)

Brielle Olivia (13)

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, August 14, 2016

What's On My Happy List?


Kyleigh in Korea
mission update 
week 65

Be thankful for AC ;) Our air conditioner was broken this week. We had a baby fan that didn't have enough power to cool things down, the house was grossly humid. 
But it has been fixed, so that is a blessing. 
We had dinner and family home evening with the Needhams. That was really fun. 
Tuesday we went to Busan for Sister Training Meeting. 
I got to see Sister Johns, my MTC companion. Also had area meeting with the Elders.
On Wednesday I gave a talk at District meeting. We also met with my favorite investigator ever. Sister Kim Su Won. Her English name is Betty.  She is the college student that we met on the bus four weeks ago. We clicked like friends. :) She is doing so good. She is reading the Book of Mormon a little bit and praying. We met with our English class students Heather and Diana this week, we got to study the first two chapters of the Book of Mormon with them. It was hilarious. These old ladies trying to understand what this Book of Mormon is about. It was awesome.  
We met a possible new investigator super randomly. 
Went back to Busan on Friday for Missionary Leadership Council.
We have Zone Conference coming up this week. I'm talking on the importance of companionships and how to work well with your companion. Also have sister exchanges coming up. 
Next two weeks will be hectic. 
It's been a good crazy week. Lots of crazy goodness. 
Love you all so much!

Love, 
Sister Cooper
xoxoxo

Sister Allred, Johns, Cooper and Hall


In other family news....

Zermatt Get Away 
with my girls, sister and niece.
{We missed Ky!} 




Our pool races are becoming legendary (;

Tony Taco's....
One of our favorite eats in Heber.


Midway's Timp Freeze Shakes


Lots of game play'in....


 Olympic watch'in...

and eating...haha
The Dairy Keen Train {not to be confused with the DQ} in Heber has one of the best fast food gluten free menus. Shocking.
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Later in the week we had lunch at the hospital with daddy and volunteer girls!



the head chef mak'in Kate feel special

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Hannah's friend photo shoot at Wheeler Farm





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Meeting Emmsie for lunch at EVEN STEVENS in Sugarhouse. 
Coolest sandwich shop in a converted garage.
You guys!!! 
I had the yummiest sandwich called the 
Do Gouda. 
On the best gluten free bread I've ever had!  
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This weekend we had a family outing for Thai food at the Tea Rose Diner.
I'm sorta obsessed with their chicken coconut milk soup!
It's my fav!
The kids are not as big of fans of Thai as the hubs and I are.
Brie says my soup tastes like perfume. haha
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Drill team photo shoot out at the sand dunes

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And if we hadn't eaten enough this week...
It was time for our monthly outing with some great friends...
We tried a new Indian Street Food Restaurant...Saffron Valley.
I had Coconut Shrimp Korma with a Mango Lassi.
Good stuff I'm telling you.
I highly recommend it.

Although some were braver than others (:
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Kate is having Hill Billy first grade teeth probs.
She lost another tooth this week.
And got an Oreo succor from the Sweet Tooth Fairy.
(;
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Besides all the yummy food I've eaten this week....this new song also put a smile on my face!
{BTW, I had a David sighting in the salad section at Sam's Club a few weeks back. hehe}
What a cutie patootie!

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