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 dΓ©cor 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!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What's On My Happy List?



A Peek Into Our Week....

 Seeing my Emmsie at work...
then sneaking away with the hubs to one of his favorite dives for a spontaneous lunch...
had two lunch dates that day 
😯
{not that I really minded tho}
as we celebrated a friend's upcoming b-day at Around Eatery. 
My first time at this place....

Yum!!!
*****
Brie had dance tryouts...
She is now in a group of 22 Sr. Starlette's!!
Go B!!!
πŸ™Œ
 *****
Mid week lunch with these ladies...
With every body's conflicting work schedules through out the school year we haven't been able to get together in like forever..
Nice to finally visit and catch up.
 Even Stevens Sandwiches are the bomb btw!
*****
Thursday was a doozy of a day...
I went mum shopping with my mum..
πŸ˜‰
and visited the cemetery...X2
we about lost our minds trying to locate one of the graves...
πŸ˜†
Slammed down some Thai food
with Ky on her lunch break....
eye appts!
and eyebrow threading...my older three swear by this!
and more 6th grade graduation dress shopping with Brie!
Good Ghandi! 
 Why is it so hard to find a dang dress? 
Brie had a hilarious list of restrictions...
 maybe that's why πŸ˜‰....

nothing too bright and colorful
no t-shirt dresses 
nothing with big floral or stripes
no skirt
no denim
nothing too churchy {what does that mean?} 
no dresses with straps to where a shirt underneath or cardigan was necessary

um...so what kind of dress are we even looking for ???

Seriously drove me bonkers cuz I sorta hate shopping. 
{I had a meltdown in Seagull dressing room to prove it.}
  
After the 7th store a plain navy blue lace dress was our tender mercy. 
Bless you Macy's
πŸ™
*****
It was a big week for Murray High as it "officially" celebrated it's Centennial year!
Thursday night we attended a gathering where they had a hundred years of yearbooks out on display.
So flipp'in cool!
Attended the Spartan Spectacular pep assembly after wards...
all alumni attending were recognized down on the court.
Oldest alumni there graduated in 1941!
*****
Friday was another huge day!
Friday morning Brie had her 6th grade promotion ceremony!!!!!
kinda emotional time... 
This teacher Ms. A has taught four of my daughters. 
She's fabulous!
She is leaving to teach Math at the Junior High.
Luckily it's the junior high B is attending..
Brie and this friend of hers have been in the same class every year since Kindergarten. 
😊
funny Bishop...

B. Olivia got to go out to eat with the Poppi...
while I headed up to the zoo with Kate for the First Grade field trip. 
{I swear everything falls on the same day!
Why is that? So annoying! }
Big Bug display going on right now...
pretty impressive!
It was a pleasant time with perfect overcast weather!
πŸ™
{good thing...cuz the zoo, heat and me are not a good combination...} 
 THEN .....
that night it was Centennial Ball!
her green wedges she already had matched perfect!!!
 Hannah with her date and group at Memory Grove before the dance...
 All Murray alumni were invited to attend the ball so we felt like we needed to represent!
{not that the hubs and I were really dy'in to...but}
um...not sure what's even happening here...
the ball was at the State Capitol!
Beautiful!
my good friend that graduated with me...
 and our hubbies who graduated together 5 yrs earlier...
Emmsie found her best friend!
It felt like half my ward was there...
Emmsie and I hid in the elevator!
πŸ˜‚
Not really... but we wanted to. 
We cannot handle the dance scene...
AWKWARD!
I do not dance. 
{well... fast dance NO, slow dance YES!} 
evidence here...
Captured Hannah and Ashton arriving at the dance...
The reason we went..right here.
My girls were insistent that we go just for a picture.
Murray Class of '85, '90, '14, '16, '18!!!
Spartan Pride!
The hubs took us out for burgers, fries and shakes after at Tony Burgers...
*****
 On Saturday we went up to Scofield for the Memorial Weekend...

This is one of my favorite things to do...
s'mores by the campfire!
B learning how to drive the ATV...
the hills are alive my friends...
we loved having cousin Allie with us!

fix'in the dock...the water level is unusually high this year!!!
wrestling match...
game playing...
yummy bbq...

Photo shoot time...
walk time and 
hammock time!
hammock reading by a lake is the best!
this LDS novel "Date with Danger" was surprisingly good.
made me giggle out loud...
loved it!
the stuck in traffic in the canyon on the way home 
not so much. 

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