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!

Thursday, February 09, 2017

What's On My Happy List?


A peek into our week!

The drill team on their way to the State Prelims.
They performed SO WELL!
But fell ONE slot short of moving on to the State Finals. 
Bummer! 

Overall they came in 10th place in State 4A competition.
That's pretty awesome! 
If Hannah and these three girls below do drill their Sr Yr...they will be the only ones on the team that have done it all three years. 
So many girls quit this year. 
{I just don't get that!} 
Drill is hard as H@$%. 
It really is.
It's hard on your body and the
time and financial commitment drives you insane. 
But Mama Cooper says if you make a commitment, 
you keep it. 
Or 
at least wait till competition season is over to leave...
😡 
Special flower delivery for her late that night on the porch ;) 
The night before State Competition we had dinner at Mimi's with the Drill team...
....the creme brûlée cheesecake Hannah and I had for dessert...
HOLY YUM!!!

They had three posters filled of "Guess Who" pics? 
Can you guess which one my Hannie is?
#23
{Could squish that cute little face!}
*****
Kyleigh and I went to see the team perform at the home basketball game that weekend.
Hannah wears the exact same military costume that Kyleigh did!

Here is proof! 😂
Ky was feeling a little nostalgic being back at the high school...haha 
 *****
Hannah at the hockey game with friends...
 *****
Out with my girlfriends for Thai food...
 *****
"party" in the kitchen with my church buddies...celebrating Taylor turning 8!

*****
Super Bowl Food!

 *****
Someone turned 21!
WHAT????
 She leaves a little sparkle where ever she goes....
She's discovered Poldark!
need I say more....
The hubs and I took her to Sapa Sushi for her birthday dinner!
Loved it. 
Loved it. 
{although I like the Sushi at Cafe Seoul better}
However, their calamari with jalapeno appetizer... 
AND Jaren's seafood dish...
The bomb!
THEN....
we went to her favorite Korean restaurant for dessert. 
You guys!!!! I had Bingsu for the first time. 
I get why Kyleigh is so obsessed with it. 
flipp'in good!
we ended the evening watching one of our favorites...
did we giggle....
*****
Get-together for her b-day with her besties.....
One of three trips down to Provo this week for Kyleigh...
some time with cousins!
 a trip with me to apartment hunt for her and Emmsie...

Boy, THAT WAS an adventure!....with all the possible scenarios and logistics of things....
a stressful process..not gonna lie 😟
and back down for country dancing on a blind date!
Emma told Kyleigh the other day... "You are like the wind!"
{I say more like a whirlwind! haha}
Today, Feb. 9th, is National Pizza Day!
This is how we celebrated!!!
thank you Costco
;)

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