Thursday, October 23, 2014

TBT: Are you adopted?

At a party the night before my brother got married, my almost sister-in-law's aunt asked me if we were adopted.  I had never been asked that before and asked her why she thought that.  She said it was because we called our parents by their first names.  I said, "look at us!  We all look so much alike!"  #bobandnan #pattonmemories

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Extra set of hands

I was helping another friend tonight that has 5 kids (one is a newborn).  She told this little guy Crew that I was going to read him a story and he said, "She doesn't know how to read."  #kidssaythefunniestthings #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Found: chocolate chips

I went to make this recipe tonight and only had about a cup of chocolate chips.  I started digging around the chocolate drawer in my refrigerator (the one you probably use for vegetables) and found this BIG bag.  All is well, all is well.

P.S.  The cookies are delicious.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

First supper

Tonight was my first dinner party with my new old table.  There is room for people, food and a centerpiece!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tufts football #71 - aka #kyledukefanclub

New England fall

I've been itching to go on a drive since the fall is going to be gone before we know it.  I love rambling around New England so that's what I did today after taking family photos and before the football game.   I feel so lucky to live in this part of the country; it's so beautiful.

And my favorite

These sisters have a beautiful friendship.

the Jackson girls

I warned Rachel...

…that I was going to take a few photos of her with her girls.  And I'm glad I did.  I hope she frames this one for her husband's desk at work.

I know this photo is blurry but I love it

Friday, October 17, 2014

Oh, Beacon Hill

There's a lot of love in this photo

Adler is crazy about his Chopelas grandparents and they are crazy about him.

Adler and his dad

Adler Chopelas

Chopelas family photos

Jenn and Adler live in Oklahoma now (sad!) but are in town this weekend and she asked if I'd take their family photos on Acorn Street.  I think this one is my fave.

Big towing morning on Beacon Hill

Thursday, October 16, 2014

TBT: Aunt Essie

My great aunt Essie heading into the Santa Anita Park in the 40's.  I found this the other night in a box of old photos.  My dad inherited a farm in Texas from Essie when we were kids.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


My lunch grapes resemble the glass grapes the Relief Society sisters used to make in Homemaking Meetings.  Was it in the 60's?  Who has the recipe?  They might be fun to make again.  #retroreliefsociety