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, 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!

Friday, January 13, 2017

What's On My Happy List?



The latest Cooper News....

Daddy Daughter Dance!
This is so Brie!
;)
Kate has been so excited about this dance...
she is all about the dress, the hair, and the red lipstick...
She was a tad bit pampered..
we shopped for black heels..
I painted her nails..
she picked out a bath bomb for her pre dance bubble bath..
Emma got her completely ready..beautiful up-do and all... 
I got to sneak in with my friend who was taking pics for the yearbook ;)  
Afterwards...out for our favorite go to....Mexican!

*****
Some afternoon shopping with this girl and lots of movie watching.....catching her up on my favorite movies she missed while she was out preach'in...
I'm telling you...Kyleigh sure knows how to have fun...
She's been country dancing this week...
To a Harry Potter themed Escape Room...

To a Sunday night fireside!
Down to the 'Y' to visit friends...
She started Institute this week
and her BYU class with Emma.
:)
Lunch with cousin Allie...
{Emmsie raved about this Pho Noodle Soup}
and then doing Hannah pick up duty for me...
which always includes after school visiting with Hannah's entourage....
{Emmsie was crammed in the back with 3 guys...haha}
AND lastly....A Ky and friends Back To School Survival Night!
*****
The hubs got snap chat..which cracks us all up...
This is the hubs stuck at school board conference...
I'm not sure if I've mentioned that he ran for school board in Nov....
He was elected and got sworn in this week...
We are super proud of Poppi!
He is one busy man though!
*****
We got to check out a few restaurants I've been wanting to try...
Mellow Mushroom...
A ski themed pizza joint in Sugarhouse.
{They offer gluten free pizza crust which is always a win win for Emma & I}  
The meat one was delicious!
Another fun food find....
After the older girls tried this place I knew I needed to make a visit to this Vietnamese Sandwich Kitchen...
guys! I just love food and trying new things and restaurants so everything is yummy to me...
but I highly recommend...
 *****
Hannie off for another drill competition.....this time in the 5 am hour...much more doable than last time!
 We got a kick out of this drill dad's t-shirt from Wasatch...
In 4A competition Murray took 2nd in Military and 3rd in Kick.
YEAH!!!
Drill Competition days are so LOOOONNNG!
Emmsie willingly stayed home and watched Kate for us.
She made her pink pancakes...
they went shopping for grandma...
went to Swig...
made perfume....

We all went to Zuppas after to celebrate Hannie's hard work!
Hannah's night out with the Drill team...
Laser Tag party and team dinner
They love their coach! 
 *****
 ...I got to do lunch recess duty twice this week...{just fill'in in for Nanna who's husband died.}
boy that 1/2 hour on the playground is entertaining...
scraped knees
someone eating 'so called' poisonous blueberries
...I swear one kid peed his pants...
future Starlettes right here...
 

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