Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lights out

Thanks to a nor'easter in October I have no power. Stay tuned for photos of all my formerly frozen food I'll have to toss.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Turkey terrific

You are looking at true comfort food. This sandwich from Neillios Gourmet Kitchen is delicious. It's turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce on a french roll. The day I closed on my condo I bought a turkey terrific and ate it on the Lexington Green.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dinner with good friends

My friends the Souliers were in town this week from NoCal. We went to dinner tonight at The Border Cafe. Their girls were visiting with former school friends but Oliver came along. There were lots of laughs and stories. I'm glad I live in a place where people come back to visit.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Texas forever

I finished watching Friday Night Lights tonight--76 episodes in 30 days (please don't do the math). I loved it.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My hometown(s)

I saw that and hired my friend to make this:

Monday, October 24, 2011


I've made it to Season 5. I love this show.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

BYU Alumni event

Last night I went to a BYU Alumni event that featured the art of Leslie Graff, a BYU graduate, artist and humanitarian. All 30 of her Domestic Series paintings were there. I love these paintings. I'll tell the story of how how I met Leslie in another post. Leslie was featured on DesignMom a few months ago (I emailed Gabrielle and sent her a link to Leslie's website). It was nice to see Leslie last night and hear her talk about her paintings.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday drive

I went for a drive this afternoon (to pick up season 4 of Friday Night Lights at the Weston Library). It's the best time of year; Fall in New England.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Big Move

Jenn's move was tonight. They (EQ Movers) tried move a big, heavy dresser/armoire over the balcony (after 30 minutes of trying to move it down the stairs and out the front door). I yelled to them, "say a prayer!" I heard one of the guys say, "there isn't a guy up here not saying a prayer." The railing broke and it was kind of scary! Plan B was to pull the top off--and then it fit down the hall and out the door. Then they lowered a couch off the balcony. The truck is totally loaded (between the engineers, Tetris champs, and lots of experienced movers) and Jenn and Adler are on their way to Oklahoma. It's a huge loss for the Arlington Ward family but they'll be back to visit.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A special quilt for a special boy

A few of us had the idea to make a quilt for Adler after his dad died. Jenn gave us a stack of Dave's work shirts to use. Rebecca Menzie made the quilt top a few months ago and I finished it last night. It's really cool; I love the buttons and the pockets. Jenn and Adler both loved the quilt when I delivered it tonight. I'm not a procrastinator; they don't leave until Saturday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I saw it again

I really enjoyed seeing The Help again.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Families are Forever

My friend Jenn and her little boy Adler are moving next weekend to Oklahoma. I'm still in denial though I did instigate changing the closing song in Relief Society today to "God Be with You Till We Meet Again". Adler's grandparents have watched him a few days a week since he was very young and so I wanted to take some photos of them together. I went over tonight and it was very sweet to see them together. There are a lot of people who are going to miss Jenn and Adler--especially his Omi and Opa.

Family photos

He's a character

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sweetest kid ever

Sarah's baby shower

Today I hosted a baby shower for my friend Sarah. She's having a boy in a few weeks. There were lots of cute clothes in those gift bags; he'll be the best dressed kid in town!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Everybody cut loose

I saw the Footloose remake tonight and liked it. Some of the lines were the same and this version is PG-13 (as opposed to PG). I was dancing in the aisle of the movie theater. Not really. But I was tapping my toes.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Coin purses

This gaggle of girls came over tonight and they each made a coin purse.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The circus is in town...

...and the train is next to my work parking garage.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Recipe Swap: Apple pie filling

We bottled 14 quarts of apple pie filling tonight with the help of canning expert Judianne.