Sunday, September 25, 2016

Doll for Cora

My friend's mom passed away this summer and last month I asked if she had a piece of her mom's clothing that I could repurpose for her.  She gave me a red/blue striped t-shirt that was special to her.  I asked my friend Natalie to make this adorable doll (more subcontracting!) and I got it today and gave it to my friend for her little girl Cora.  My friend was very touched when she saw the doll and Cora immediately hugged it.  There is more of the shirt left and I have plans to make a few more things.

Rimika is moving

We are going to miss Rimika when she moves back to Japan.  #arlingtonwardyoungwomenareawesome #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Arlington Ward reunion!

I'm going to be in Utah next weekend and there will be an Arlington Ward reunion Sunday, October 2nd, from 6-8PM at Adam and Janae Cox's church building in Draper (1617 East 12700 South)!!  Bring some food to share and you'll get to see me and lots of other Boston friends!  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Indian food buffet

I'm never sure what to order at Indian restaurants.  The solution: the lunch buffet at Holi in Bedford. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

It's like Christmas!























My dad sent me these two beautiful quilts that his grandmother made.  I love them.  #pattontreasures

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Getting ready for Book Group

#nancypattonsaid #pattonmemories #arlingtonwardRSbookgroup #ihaveachalkboard

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Book Group

I'm hosting Book Group tomorrow night and am preparing some retro refreshments.  The book: "When Everything Changed: the amazing journey of American Women from 1960 to present".  Notice the timer on the microwave?  I'm serving some Patton family favorites--deviled ham sandwiches, green jello with cottage cheese and pineapple, Bugles, and white trash graham cracker treats (poor man's cookie -- chocolate frosting between graham crackers). 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Happy Birthday, Ian

The most adventurous person I'm related to.  Photo cred: someone in Hawaii (sadly, not me).  @ianpatton

Monday, September 19, 2016

FHE: cleaning the church

The last few times I've had the assignment I've paid a 12 year old kid to do my job (I call it "subcontracting").  Genius, right?  This time it snuck up on me so I did my part and cleaned the chapel.  Here's the thing; I think the people who eat the messy snacks and wear the glittery clothes should clean the chapel.  #amitherudestmormon #dontanswer #layministryofmormonswhoalldotheirshare #iammormon

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Arlington Ward youth fireside

I've been pushing for more youth firesides so was happy to host this one tonight.  We invited our bishop and he graciously answered lots of questions about himself.  It was fun to get to know him better and the kids wiped out the pumpkin squares I made and enjoyed the apple cider from Wilson Farms.  We had plenty of seats since I still have my old furniture (my living room looks like a showroom)!  #arlingtonwardyouthareawesome #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

It looks like a choke...

...but it's brother love.  In the words of their dad, "there's a lot of love in this photo."  #theburnettbrothers

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Best Craigslist email ever


The Sugimotos - my favorite photo!


Rimika

Rimika and her family are moving back to Japan soon.  She has been a wonderful part of our Young Women's program.  She reminded me recently that when her family moved here a few years ago she spoke no English.  She's a delightful, clever, strong young woman and she will be missed.  #arlingtonwardyoungwomenarethebest

Sugimoto family photos





Twelves























$12 jeans, a $12 pedicure, and I have about 12 errands to run today.  #lifeisgood

Friday, September 16, 2016