Bonjour!

Bonjour!
I’m a 44 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 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!

Friday, July 28, 2017

What's On My Happy List?



A peek into our week......

The hubs, Hannah and Brie had a blast on the Youth Conference River Trip!

*****
Over the long holiday weekend...
Kyleigh was asked to be in a photo shoot
for a friend who owns a temple dress business...
The kids went coo coo over the new
Descendants 2 Disney movie...
We watched a little of the Day's of '47 parade on TV.
Grilled some bacon and ranch potatoes....
yummy yummy!
S'more mak'in on dad's new mini camper stove...
 and played some "Utah" trivia from this game.
 *****
On the 25th 
Kate and I had a little Christmas in July celebration!
This was our featured book this week...
 Hang'in in "pretend" snow!
 A few little gifts to open to the Christmas tune of Andy William's
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
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 DQ Blizzards for a treat!

We even watched a Hallmark Christmas movie 
😜
which are playing on the Hallmark Channel during July. 
Kate and I are a little obsessed with Hallmark movies in general. 
She's my Hallmark buddy...
more often than not we watch a little before bedtime almost every night. 
We especially love the mystery ones. 
Brie was with the cousins.
They happened to have an extra ticket to see the "Joseph" musical at the Hale Theatre
so Brie tagged along with them.
 *****
B Olivia had a doctor's appointment this week.
She survived her 7th grade shots...
Stopped off at Even Stevens for a sandwich after wards...
they have the best gluten free bread around.
 *****
Was able to catch these two in action this week.
On this particular day they happened to be working at the same hospital in the same department.
{This is most likely the last time they'll be working together before they head for college.}
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Hannah was at the hospital as well volunteering.
So me and the younger two met the Poppi and everyone else for lunch.
In shifts. It was great!
 
 A little stop at the hospital gift shop for these scented markers..
{she's a little obsessed with art supplies}
and a stop here on our way home.
Mrs. Backer's Bakery is on South Temple at the base of the Avenues.
I'm SUPER surprised that for how many times I've driven by it over the years
that I've never been in it.
What a charming little bakery!!!
 My eyes bugged out!
I had THE BEST molasses cookie I've ever had. 
AND... it didn't give me a headache.  
I was so pleased.
 *****
The hubs and I had Dinner Group with our friends at the Hub & Spoke Diner in Sugar House.
Poor hubbies didn't quite make the picture this month.
{We are not good at taking group selfies. hehe}
One couple couldn't make it.
Due to something called kidney stones.
Dear me do.
😰
This diner was recently featured on Cheap Eats on the Food Network.
I had THE MOST DELICIOUS Reuben sandwich on Rye.
I'm dead serious. It was FANTASTIC!
and the hub's meatloaf and the crab dip!!!...just mmm good!
We're going back!
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Our family room looked like it threw up camping gear as these four packed for the
YW overnighter-backpacking trip in the Uintahs.
Emmie went along even though she's out of YW's.
She just wanted the adventure.
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 *****
Some of my favorite summer entertainment...

I finished the last season of my favorite period-drama TV series.
Flipp'in love this show and all the characters.
They are fabulous!!!

I enjoyed the first season of this WWII Era Drama on Masterpiece...
It was only 5 episodes...wish there was more.
I'm currently in the middle of this. 
Enjoyable. 
But NOTHING will beat the original. 
{A teenage favorite of mine.}

Love Love Love Good Witch. 
Just sweet, innocent and feel good. 
I swear if I wasn't myself I wish I could be the Cassie Nightingale character from Good Witch! 
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