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 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 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!

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!

Saturday, November 05, 2016

What's On My Happy List?


Kyleigh in Korea
mission week 77
We got a call from the sisters in another area, one of them was a former companion of mine. They were able to refer us to an old lady that happens to live in the apartment complex right next to us. Sweet lady! She has a lot of English interest, but she's also willing to talk about God and Jesus Christ and maybe even come to church a little bit. So there could be some potential there. 
We are excited about that. 
There are just some older ladies in Korea that I really love. Some being my old investigators Heather and Diana. But there is this one lady that is a member and is SO funny. We got to eat dinner with her this week and visit. She used to be a house mom for the Elders years ago. Fixed their meals. etc. She wasn't a member at the time, but eventually she and her husband joined and raised their family in the church. She told us lots of funny, crazy stories about the Elders. She is the FUNNIEST lady. In Korea there are three levels of Korean. High, middle and low form. Low form is what you use with people that are younger than you, little kids, or people that you are super close with. Most people use high or middle form with us because we are missionaries and we are supposed to do likewise. All she uses with us is low form. Super fun visit. Hope to visit with her again before I leave. 

We had several missionary meetings this week and a Zone proselyting activity and a lot of preparing for the Ward Halloween Party. The party was awesome. It all turned out so well. I was super happy. Even the mission president and his wife came to support us.  

Love you all so much!
Love, 
Sister Cooper
xoxoxo
  I was in charge of face painting ;)






In other family news...

My B. Olivia had a birthday!
 She requested an egg omelette for her b-day breakfast
Wake up birthday girl!
 Her b-day lunch was filled with things she loves...like sushi and green juice :)
 Kate snuck this note into B's birthday lunch. The d-b mix up makes it even cuter.






Because she turned 12!
{My fourth going into Young Women's...
Can't believe it.}
She wanted Texas Roadhouse steak for her b-day dinner. 
Yum!
fried pickles!
birthday sunset for B!
and birthday tunes! 
Love u so much B. Olivia! 
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Halloween festivities
The Halloween celebrating started on Friday morning with the school costume parade and parties.....

Introducing Rey and Kylo Ren from Stars Wars...
and their Jedi buddies...


 I helped kiddos in Kate's class make a spider web craft....
then I went home and decompressed. haha

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Had a little Halloween dinner for the fam.
{candy filled skeleton idea I saw online}





We played this candy quiz compliments of HERE 
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I took B and Kate up to Red Butte Gardens for "Garden After Dark."
The theme this year was Haunted Holidays Around the World.
They put on the coolest Halloween kid friendly event.
We took a stroll through the gardens and visited Mexico, Nigeria, China, Guatemala, Japan, and Ancient Rome to learn about each countries haunted holiday. 
They have an activity with each country stop. 
Super creative!  Loved it! 





















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Halloween school lunch!
meat and cheese quesadilla for the "friendly ghost"
Lara Bar for the "mummy"
grapes for "green boogers" 
olives for "bat poop"
sweet potato chips for "dead pumpkins"
Takis chips for "devil horns"

Halloween Night!
with the cousins
JUST TOO CUTE!
 Go'in trick or treating...




 After trick or treating with us, B changed costumes and went out with girlfriends...all in their animal onesies. ;)
 Hannah missed all the fun as she was stuck at drill practice. Blah! She left the house at 5:40 am for early morn practice and then had practice after school for 4 flipp'in hours.  She was less than pleased as it was a holiday.
This is how these girls feel about drill sometimes. 
I don't blame them.

Hannie got herself ready and went to a friend's Halloween party. 
She's had some fun outings of late... went on a big group date hiking 
 and went on a corn maze adventure with her girlfriends...
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Just Cuz!
Sunday photoshoot with Kate...


Brie loves to draw! She's good at it!


connected at the hip braid! 
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Only THREE more days till Election Day!!
Can't believe the day of reckoning is FINALLY here!
I'm obsessed with it, yet at the same time tired of it all!
But one thing I know for sure..I'll take crude honesty over polished lies any day!

Here are some of my favorite political memes and quotes from this week!
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Go Trump Go.....
PLEASE AMERICA wake up and take down the criminal Clinton machine!!!

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