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!

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

What's On My Happy List?



Kyleigh in Korea 

mission update week 72 

Boy, did Sis. Clove and I have another exciting week. 

Good thing I like parties....We are already preparing for our ward Halloween party.  The Young Women and their friends are helping us make pinatas. Last year the members loved what the missionaries did so we've got to put a lot of time and effort into it and make it good...The members in this area have high expectations. They are super rich. 

Went on exchanges. Did a ton of proselyting on the streets, had a run in with some Jehovah Witnesses while at it, but we were able to get some contacts.  It was good.  

Had a frustrating encounter with our prostitute investigator.  She frightens me. However, she came to church. The Bishop's wife helped us with her. We had THREE investigators at church yesterday! the prostitute, our quiet, socially awkward investigator, and the chestnut lady who we think was trying to put a voodoo curse on Sis. Clove, WITH HER CHESTNUTS, the other day at the bus stop! 
Strange. Strange.  
The story of our lives....We seem to attract the weird ones. 

Have a good week!
Love you all!

*****

Kyleigh in Korea

mission update week 73

Here is a lesson I learned this week...

So these past couple weeks my comp, Sister Clove, and I have picked up quite a few strange investigators. People that are very different and probably shunned by normal society. Sometimes we feel like the only people that want to meet with us are the strange ones because they need friends and when someone is kind to them.. they are willing to meet with us. Sister Clove and I kinda got ourselves worked up one night thinking that we weren't safe anymore because our investigators are so weird and we didn't feel comfortable meeting with them. Luckily we had a moment this past week where we got to talk to our Mission President after we had a meeting at the Mission Home. He taught us a valuable lesson. We described to him our investigators and how we felt like they were insane, so we felt like we were going insane, and he patiently listened and laughed to himself. After our very detailed description of these people he said I want to share a story from the scriptures with you. He had us read with him the story of the lady who washed Christ's feet with her tears. Everyone knew she was a sinner and so they couldn't understand why Jesus would tolerate her. My mission President then went on to say that throughout Christ's ministry he was always going to the outskirts to find people to help. He was going to those who had sinned, who had diseases, who weren't mentally stable so that he could help them and share his and Heavenly Father's love... that we all desperately need. Because without it we probably wouldn't make it through this life.  He then went on to say that when Christ comes again He probably will go back to the outskirts of society to find those that have sinned, are strange and weird, and that have a lot of problems. My President said that he hopes we aren't too proud in our hearts the day when Christ comes because we should be living as he lived and try our best to share the gospel and the love of Christ with those that aren't thought of as socially acceptable. {all while staying safe of course} It really made me think of how I had been judging some of my investigators and that I was letting worldly stereotypes influence me into thinking that these people were too crazy to be helped, when it reality the very thing that will help them is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus commanded us to love everyone and I am thankful for this experience that I had because it made me realize again just how precious every single person is to God and Christ. No matter the background, no matter the sin, no matter how strange, God and Christ love them all and we can be the Lord's hand to help these people. I am thankful for this opportunity right now to serve and to help people find the happiness that can be received from living the Gospel. I love you all! Thank you so much for your love and support! 

Love, 
Sister Cooper 

In other family news....

Hello October! 
I'm so happy you are here!
Whipped out our collection of Halloween books!
Looking forward to reading them throughout the month, 
at night- by flashlight, with B. Olivia and Kate!
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The twin cousins turned 2! 
They are like little brothers to Brie and Kate. 
They love hanging with them. 
Fun putting a little gift together for the boys.
Target has the cutest Halloween plates, utensils and milk bottles 
in their dollar bins right now.... 
LOOK at this precious little bundle. 
Another grand niece has been born into the fam... 
AND 
there is a family wedding on the horizon with my nephew's engagement. 
So excited! 
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 I had fun food week!  

Market Street with one of our favorite couples... 

An Italian Deli for lunch! 
Love these ladies!
And a belated birthday breakfast...
delightful!

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I love Conference Weekend!!!
Brie and I made Conference Crepes! with gluten free flour even. ;) 


A little chocolate milk to go with them ;) 

{Cute Conference printable from www.marcicoombs.com}

What we do during Conference. ;) 




Poor Emmsie was puking her guts out..
she had had a fun night out with girlfriends the night before. 
Food poisoning???  
So not fun.
 

Saturday night us girls were in charge of standing in line at the restaurant for g-pa 
and his entourage before the masses of men in white shirts descended upon the place 
after the Priesthood session.

Good Grief! 
What a mad house it was! 

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 More 6th grade school projects!...

We are getting quite the collection of these Egyptian sarcophaguses! 
This is our fifth, if you count my nieces that I helped with years ago. 

This is Brie's King Tut! 


If working on this guy wasn't enough...Hannah was trying to get this boy asked to the upcoming girl's choice school dance... so we had two projects going on the same night. 
I'm telling ya it's never boring around here. 


Just so ya know it about killed me having to buy those Ute cookies. hehe 
But her friend is a huge fan..so in our efforts to personalize it, I got brave. 

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