Thursday, August 25, 2016

TBT: driving with permits

One summer at the end of August, Nan took John and I ("the Reds") on a road trip from LA to Utah, Yellowstone and the Tetons.  John and I had drivers permits and between the two of us we did ALL the driving.  It was great driving experience and a fun trip and we loved seeing the national parks.  When we got back Nan was telling our friend, who was a copy for the LAPD, about the trip and he told her that our permits were only valid in California.  Oops!  #pattonmemories #thereds


Sealed for eternity.  #BostonTemple #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

I started the day at a sealing


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

YW activity - farewell Brinley

Part of our YW activity tonight was a farewell party for Brinely (red shirt, curly hair) who is moving next week.  #onelessbeehive #wewillmissher #arlingtonwardyoungwomenareawesome #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Celebrating with Rimika

I took Rimika to Dairy Joy tonight for creamsicle softserve ice cream to celebrate her passing the Japanese high school admissions exam.  That's the good (great!) news.  The bad news is she is moving back to Japan this fall.  #bittersweet #thearlingtonwardyoungwomenareamazing #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Lunch buddies

I had lunch with the Raymonds today which included a few items from Phoebe's Food Truk.  #phoebethefoodpreneur

Monday, August 22, 2016

FHE at Walden Pond

My friend Tona and I walked around Walden Pond tonight and we are going to do it again.  #waldenpond #FHE

Sunday, August 21, 2016

I talked to Adrienne!

I finally talked to my niece tonight!  I can't wait to hear more about her mission and hopefully see her soon!  #imallaboutthescreenshots #ineedtochargemyphone

Sunday dinner

I had dinner with 2/3 of the Petersons tonight which was fun (the boys are in Utah getting ready for school at BYU).  We ate delicious fish that Randy caught in the Boston Harbor last week (striped bass if I remember correctly).  The Petersons are moving to Utah the end of the year and I'm really sad about that; we've been good friends for 21 years when they arrived in Boston for grad school.  The Arlington Ward in Utah just keeps getting bigger and bigger.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #eveniftheymovetoUtah

Thursday, August 18, 2016

TBT: my graduation from BYU

It was this time of year a long time ago. #pattonmemories #pattonhair #toquotegrandmapitchforthitsnatural

I'm going to the Ward Campout!

#havesnacksforcampjoe #ihavesomerealfoodtoo #arlingtonwardtraditionsarethebest

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Chicken salad

I just made 2 cans worth of chicken salad for my meals at the ward campout that starts tomorrow in Sharon, Vermont.  I thought the mayo expired in 11/16.  I just noticed it was 4/11/16.  #andiwaswearingmyglasses #amigoingtogetsickatcampjoe #ibetternot

YW activity

A friend in the ward is moving so for our YW activity tonight we helped pack boxes.  The girls were happy helpers.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #arlingtonwardyoungwomenareawesome

Dewars chews

My dad was raised in Bakersfield and my Patton grandparents are buried there.  We made many trips to Bakersfield cemetery (90 minutes from where I grew up in Van Nuys) and we ALWAYS stopped at Dewars for ice cream on the way home.  My favorite treat was a black and white sundae.  They have these really good chews and my dad sent me a pound of peppermint ones that I got today.  #candyislove #pattonmemories @dewars

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Peach Cobbler for me

The best recipe is from the red and white checked Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book.  Guess what the secret (or not) ingredient is?  Mace.  I bought the peaches at Wilson Farm and they are delicious.  #cantstopbaking #pyrex #bakesomebodyhappy

Today's the day!

My niece gets home from her mission today!  I had my friend @kierstenkn design this and I ordered a poster from Vistaprint that arrived in Florida today!  #iwishicouldbeattheairport #shebettercallherfavoriteaunttonight #thatpersonisme

Monday, August 15, 2016


#thiscouchbetterfitthroughmyhalls #bostoninteriors

Nan's grave

My friend Sarah took flowers to Nan's grave in Nephi today. 


One year without Nan

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Homemade caramel sauce for Carmelitas

#giftformybossforherbirthday #shelovesthem #kelseynixon thanks for the recipe! #ineedastudiosetupformyphotos

New old shoes

#thrifted #brandnewfor8bucks #22daystolaborday