Thursday, February 08, 2018

TBT: Robes memory

My brother Robes covered the NBA All-Star game in New York City 20 years ago today (he was a sports writer covering the Miami Heat for the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel). He invited me and my parents to join him for the weekend. He and I went to a Stevie Wonder concert and we all went to something at Madison Square Garden (slam dunk contest? rookie game?) but he couldn’t get us tickets to the actual game. We attended church at Lincoln Center Sunday morning and that might have been my first time attending church in that amazing building. I remember him pointing out Dave Checketts who was sitting a few rows in front of us in sacrament meeting. Robes got a red duffle bag for me that had the all-star game logo on it and it had this black frame and photo album in it (did they call it swag back then?). Robes was feeling well enough to work and travel though about six weeks after this things started to go downhill and he passed away about six months later. I’ll always remember this fun weekend and I love this photo my parents took of us in our hotel room. Can you see his gray brain tumor awareness pin on his lapel? #pattonmemories #ihatebraintumors #imissmybrothereveryday

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Things I love

I love sewing and writing notes.  And I'm crazy about this fabric.  #thereisacardinside #ilovetosew #andwritenotes Fabric: beauty shop by Melody Miller for Cotton+Steel P.S.  I made one of these for me.  I had to.

Monday, February 05, 2018

Sunday, February 04, 2018

SuperBowl party with the fabulous Beeson boys

#arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #meaningtheirparents

Lunch with the Buhls

#fracturedtacosandfruit #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

This is how the Arlington Ward Primary does SuperBowl Sunday


Friday, February 02, 2018


I went to the Lexington PD this morning to file a police report for my stolen Eddie Bauer coat and 5 Crowns card game.  #wegoingtogetthesescumbags

Hugs and kisses right back atcha

#lexingtonMA #streetphotography

Thursday, February 01, 2018

TBT: the sweet little Patton kids

I’ve shared this photo before but not this story. One day my mom was fed up with us (I’m sure it happened more than one day but I remember this particular day). Guaranteed there was much misbehaving and mouthing off and Nan must have been at the end of her rope. I remember my dad driving up from work and Nan walking out the front door, grabbing the keys and saying “I’ve had it Bob; I’m leaving.” I seriously thought she was never returning. Thankfully she did return after a few hours. I have no recollection if we acted better after that but I hope we did. Having four kids just shy of 7 years (and the first three in 2 1/2 years) must have been exhausting. Nan was a fantastic mom who spent her life dedicated to her kids. #pattonmemories

Wednesday, January 31, 2018



Tuesday, January 30, 2018

50 cookies for an upcoming 50th birthday

#therearezerosinthere #ilovetobake #bostonfriendsarethebestfriends

Monday, January 29, 2018

John's birthday

It's my brother John's birthday today.  I hope he got his favorite cake--German chocolate.  #pattonmemories #wearenottwins #thereds