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!

Monday, March 27, 2017

What's On My Happy List?


A Peek into our Week....

 I had the pleasure of displaying these cutie patooties from my doll collection 
to celebrate the release of the new Beauty and the Beast movie..
{although I'm not quite sure why Madame Alexander gave her 
an orange instead of yellow dress???...confuzzled about that}
The whole fam had tickets to see it last Monday night, but my poor B Olivia was super sick with a nasty virus...wicked sore throat and throwing up...
so she and I had to stay home 😥 . 
We gave our tickets to cousin Allie and Daniel and they went with the hubs and the rest of the girls. 
That was Kyleigh's second time seeing it as she went with girlfriends opening night! 
If you are a Downton Abby fan you know that Matthew plays THE BEAST.
Good Ghandi!
A few of us around here are all gah gah about that!
Favorite quote of the week {from Kyleigh}:  
"I have loved him since 2011!"...
*****
Like I said B had a not so good week.
Poor thing. 
Had her into Insta-care x2. 
She couldn't even keep ice chips down. 
and consequently lost 8 lbs in 3 days! 
😯
*****
I attended Murray's Pinnacle Award's Night honoring excellence in education with the hub's school board duties.
Hannah got to help with the flower arranging.
She has a knack for that. ;)
My favorite snap chat of the week 
{from Hannie....}
A seminary assignment... 
😂
Chill'in with friends...
*****
I had a pizza lunch outing with a friend....
my #1 food buddy was out of town...
*****
The hubs spent a few days in Denver for a National School Board Conference.. 
He kept sending me pics
of all the yummy food he was eating.
Gosh darn it. haha 
 And texting me for wardrobe advice...hehe
THE PAPER PLATE welcome home airport sign...
hilarious inside joke from four yrs ago...between Kyleigh and the Poppi! 
Kyleigh getting him back...as she was on airport pick up duty.
😉
*****
This weekend....
 dance pics for B and Kate...
post General Women's Conference treat!
*****
Also had a little outing with these two...
Cafe Rio!

and to see Beauty and the Beast since B and I couldn't see it earlier in the week...

Guys!
OH MY GOSH!
Have you seen this movie???
If you haven't you are missing out.
I thought it was SOOOOO LOVELY.
(I may or may not have cried at the end.}
The music.
The costumes.
The French-ness of it all
The Lumiere character!
{loved him}
and Mrs. Potts...her voice!
{played by Emma Thompson...one of my favorite actresses of all time..}
AND THEN...the old hag/enchantress was Elinor from BBC's Sense and Sensibility!
who was in love with Edward....
who of course was Dan Stevens, in probably my favorite movie of all time.
Gosh I love these people!
I
Currently obsessed with these two songs!
We've listened to them a gajillion times.
Who knew Dan Stevens could sing?


Mine and Kate's "Beauty and the Beast"
 Lego creation.
😉

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