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 dรฉcor 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!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

What's On My Happy List?



A Peek at our Week...

Attended the Cougarette Concert with Hannah down at the Y.
This Ice-cream Parlor in Downtown Provo 
has been on my list to check out for a while now..
So since we were down that way we had an excuse...๐Ÿ˜‰
It did not disappoint. 
Especially the Biscoff flavor...goodness me! 

Kyleigh was down in Provo that day too...
she went to watch her buddies play basketball that morning...
then met up with a friend for a lunch date...  

 then rushed home and went off with Emma and friends to experience another escape room!
Sherlock Holmes themed this time.
They escaped with only 56 seconds to spare. ๐Ÿ˜…
*****
On Presidents Day the fam went to one of our favorite restaurants...Cantina ๐Ÿ˜‹
then walked across the street to see this movie!
I've been wanting to see this since it came out, but just haven't had the chance...
MY GOSH. It's superb. I LOVED IT!
{and Kevin Costner is in it, 
so I knew I would....๐Ÿ˜‚  }
 *****
Brie had crosswalk duty at school this week!
 Ky met up with a missionary friend at the Gateway..
She is STILL getting lined up!
{Her social life is hilarious!}
She met this date in Provo, then when she finished...
she was off to St. George for the weekend for a former companion's
homecoming....
 *****
On Friday night...
It was time for our monthly Dinner Group.
We tried this hidden restaurant in East SugarHouse neighborhood called Sea Salt.
What a delightful little place...
eventhough I found the menu to be super overwhelming :/
{yelp images}
They specialize in Italian cuisine...
Our friend's niece is a waitress there. 
She gave us three appetizers and four desserts, on the house, to try! 
It was heavenly... 
Our friend said to come that night with 5 songs that when we hear them...take us back to our high school/college days...So fun hearing what people shared....

I have definitely more than 5, but these were the ones I chose.....

"Can't Fight This Feeling"...REO Speedwagon
"The King of Wishful Thinking"...Go West
"Waiting for a Star to Fall"...Boy Meets Girl
"One" by the BeeGees
ANY Barry Manilow song...
and gosh I should have said "Groovy Kind of Love" by Phil Collins. ;)

Jaren's were
"Surf'in USA"...Beach Boys
Micheal Jackson's "Beat It"
"Living on a Prayer"... by Bon Jovi
Paula Abdul's "Straight Up"
and any Def Leopard!


B and Kate went out to dinner with Aunt Angie and the twins that night, so Emma and Hannah fended for themselves...and Hannie drove! ๐Ÿ˜ณ  which is kinda unusual cuz she never drives, even though she's licensed, so this snapchat we got while we were gone gave me a giggle.

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