Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Cloth Napkin factory

I made tapioca pudding tonight and worked in my cloth napkin factory last night.  #productiveholiday #istillhavetofoldlaundry

Monday, October 10, 2016

I was in the fun van...

...with nine 12/13 year olds.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #arlingtonwardyouthareawesome #wearemormon

The YW at the Hartford Temple

The Arlington Ward youth at the Hartford Temple












A few months ago I had the idea to take our youth to the Hartford Temple open house. Gone are the days of "Temple trips" since the Boston Temple is on the same property as our chapel (~7 minutes from me). We rented two 15-passenger vans and six adults went and 15 kids (including one friend!). I hope the youth remember how they felt inside the Temple today and how beautiful it is (seriously beautiful!) and not that I told them to stop throwing water bottles and to buckle their seat belts. It was a wonderful day with our amazing and vibrant youth that I will always remember. If you live close enough to go, GO!. #hartfordldstemple #wearemormon #arlingtonwardyourhareawesome #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #whenisournextroadtrip

Hartford Temple here we come!

Sunday, October 09, 2016


I made six dozen of Kate's Fantastic Gingersnaps for our youth trip to the Hartford Temple open house tomorrow. #madeatalmostmidnight #arlingtonwardyouthareawesome #everytriprequirestreats #eachvangetsthreedozen

A night of baking

#ilovearecipethatmakes7loaves #pumpkinchocolatechipbread

My first pot roast

#pioneerwomanrecipe #iaddedpotatoes #ilikebakingbetterthancookingbutagirlsgottaeat #cookingforone


Temple lesson

The YM president taught a lesson Temple today with a few games (to prepare us for visiting the Hartford Temple tomorrow).  This was building a Temple out of cups with an Angel Moroni on top and the tallest Temple wins.  #arlingtonwardyouthareawesome #arlingtonwardyouthtempletrip

My backyard

Just when I was thinking there was not much Fall color I looked in my "backyard".  #newenglandfall2016 #ihaveacemeterybehindmycondo

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Seeing aunt Kate

My favorite part of tonight was seeing Rachel's aunt Kate.  I met her when she was 15 and visited Boston for the summer (and I was the YW president).  I love Kate.  She might be my funniest friend.  #ididnotcatchthebouquet

Rachel's wedding

Rachel Sorensen's wedding reception was tonight.  It was lovely.  And really fun to see so many friends celebrate with Rachel who we all love so much.  #rachelandrob4ever

Friday, October 07, 2016

Thursday, October 06, 2016

TBT: apple picking with Elle

Emeritus Professors luncheon

I'm in charge of the Emeritus Professors luncheons that are twice a year at MIT.  Sherry Turkle spoke today about her latest book "Reclaiming Conversation" (the paperback version is out today) and it was so interesting.  She talked about how we turn relationships into transactions and how we need the capability to be alone (I've got that down) to have the capability to be with people.  I really enjoyed her talk and am ordering her book today.  #workperk #theretiredprofessorsarereallyinteresting

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

I will pack a few boxes...

...but I am not happy about friends moving from Boston.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #chopstodallas #iamnevermoving

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Adding to my collection

Some friends give me old typewriters and other friends give me old sewing patterns and I'm happy to add to my many collections.

Monday, October 03, 2016

This is Boston: home sweet home

I had a great time in Utah and now I'm home.  #iamnogoodatnightphotos #ilovewheniamonthissideoftheplane

This is Utah: art exhibits

I loved the Stephanie Hock exhibit at Art Access.  I want one of her paintings!  #episbackinutah2016 #andnowtotheairport

This is Utah: Cafe Rio

Again.  I got it the day I arrived and the day I'm leaving.  @caferio #cherieandisplitthis #episbackinutah2016

This is Utah: lunch with a lifelong friend

#caferio @cheriezim #episbackinutah2016

This is Utah: seeing Sarah Ragozzine

I loved seeing Sarah and meeting baby Leah!  They live in Utah now!!  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #episbackinutah2016

This is Utah: my Orem hosts

Thanks for everything, Sipherds!  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #episbackinutah2016