Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve

It took 20 minutes of calling to get through to my favorite Chinese restaurant and then a 45 minute wait. There were at 30 least take out bags ready when I picked up my food.

Emma's first movie in the theater

I was invited to join Emma and her mom at the Capitol Theater to watch "Frozen" today.  Emma enjoyed her first movie theater experience and the movie was great.  One of my favorite things about Emma is she calls me "President Patton".

Monday, December 30, 2013

Getting things done

I'm crossing things off my to-do list while on vacation.  Today I vacuumed out my car which was muy overdue.

My Chick-Fil-A lunch buddies

Lunch was fun.  It taking a solid hour to get out of the mall parking lot -- not so much.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

While at Costco today...

…I glanced at the swimming suits and one of the workers said, "You better buy one today; they won't be here the next time you're in the store."

Really?  It's December.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas, Marin

I met the newest baby in the ward today; Marin (like Marin County in California).  She's beautiful.  It was nice to have Christmas dinner with her parents and grandparents.

Christmas day

On my way to Christmas dinner with friends I approached an intersection near the Alewife subway station and recognized a homeless man that I've seen there before.  My light was red.  I had some bags of a chex mix treats (aka "Christmas crack") with me that I was planning to deliver to friends after dinner and quickly got a $5 bill out of my wallet and one of the bags, put my car in park and got out and left the money and treat for him.  He noticed me from across the street and yelled "thank you" and crossed the street.  I rolled my window down to hear him thank me again and say, "I love that stuff."  It was a nice Christmas moment.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Chops are in town

Everybody loves when we get a visit from Jenn and Adler.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Ian's basketball game

I think 7th graders are just about as much fun to watch as college kids.  Ian's team won 33-28.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

the former Elder Chavez is back

(Elder) Daniel Chavez was back this week with his new wife and we had a little dinner for them.  It was so nice to see him again and meet Elyse (turns out she is one of my friend's cousins).

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mary Poppins

I babysat for Brandon and Shelby tonight while they went downtown to his work party.  The little boys never knew I was even there.  :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Jessie talks about Thailand

It was fun to hear about Jessie's mission in Thailand.  She had lots of interesting stories and experiences.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Annual bitter cold Burnett photo shoot

This is one of my favorites.

Missing a boot?

I was at the park today taking photos and saw this boot.  In the winter there seems to be a lot of missing items left behind.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Does he hate me or was he hungry?!?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

South Philly Christmas decor

I was in South Philly on Christmas Eve last year and took this photo.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The 12 days of Whoopie Pies

The travel agency that we work with sent us a box of 12 whoopie pies from Maine today.  #travelcollaborativeisthebest