Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

New England Fall photocards for sale!

Hop over to my etsy shop to buy some New England Fall photo cards (one of each of the cards shown for $12.50 plus postage).

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Apple Pie Biscuits

I try to do something in memory of Robes on the anniversary of his death.  I got "Footloose" from the library because he made fun of me when I watched it.  Hello---it's a classic!  But instead of watching it I tried a new recipe (he was a great cook and would be happy I tried something new).  If you like apples, butter and sugar you will love these Apple Pie Biscuits.
Robert "Robes" Pitchforth Patton - May 21, 1959 - September 28, 1998. I still miss him every day.  #ihatebraincancer

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Betty's hand

Tonight was another recording session with my 89 year old friend Betty.  #beautifulhands #lifehistory

Thursday, September 25, 2014

TBT: Grandma Pitchforth

TBT: my grandma, Athelia Booth Pitchforth. She was born in 1898 and raised in Nephi, Utah. She was an only child (she had 5 stillborn brothers; one was a twin). Her family had one of the first phones and their phone number was 6. She went to college and worked for many years. She had a son and a daughter (my mom) and 8 grand kids. She was a terrific cook and baker and always shared what she made with friends and family. She taught us lots of fun card games. She wrote hundreds of letters. She lived to be 94 and was a great grandma. #grandmapitchforth

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Commute from H-E-double-hockey-sticks

Waiting, waiting and more waiting.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I didn't buy this globe...

...because I bought one last weekend for $15 and I might do something like this with it.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

How do you spell "significant"?

My friend Eileen is turning 50 this week (shhhhhh!).  When she ordered her cake the guy asked how to spell "significant".  She said, "give me a piece of paper."  It was fun to celebrate with her last night.  I say, life only gets better.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Happy Birthday, Ian!

Happy Birthday to one of the most adventurous people I'm related to.

Apple picking

If you don't mind all the rules, Windy Hill Orchard is a pretty fun place to be.

Seen in N.H.

Friday, September 19, 2014

My lunch buddy

I met my friend Emily and her sidekick Oliver at MexiCali Burrito today for lunch.  The food was good and the company was even better.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

One man's escapism by Robes Patton

TBT: Ian's birth announcement

This was my nephew Ian's birth announcement with the words "We've accomplished our feat!"  He turns 27 on Saturday.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


I baked a pile of Ranger Cookies.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wilson Farm

These are one of my favorite Fall items at Wilson Farm.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sweet Betty

I'm helping my 89 year old friend Betty Manderino with her life history.  We had our first recording session tonight.  I found a transcription app that is going to make this pretty easy.  I love hearing all her stories.  She has had a wonderful life.  I consider her the lovely matron of the Arlington Ward.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A new old table

For a few years I've been wanting a bigger older dining room table.  I have an IKEA table but when you add food, plates and people, it felt like a kiddie table.  Then there's the issue of my small car.  So I invited my minivan mom friend to go antiquing today and I gave her gas money and bought her lunch and I found a table at a really cool antique shop in NH (our 3rd stop).  We lifted it right into her van.  I think it looks pretty good with the mis-matched chairs that I've been collecting.  I'm really excited about this new addition to my condo.  #iheartantiquing

Cobblestone Quilts

I happened upon Cobblestone Quilts this morning while out antiquing (we were stopped at a light and I looked over and saw the sign!).  My friend and I enjoyed their awesome selection of fabric.  I'm very partial to reproduction fabric and they had a big selection.  I'll be going back to Cobblestone Quilts.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Exponent II

Exponent II 40th Anniversary

This was a gathering of amazing women: the Exponent II founding mothers. 


Read about the 38 dozen cookies I baked for 9/11 relief workers here.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NKITW: New Kid in the Ward

I met Tommy G. tonight.  His 4 older siblings were bouncing off the walls and are really excited about their baby brother.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Monday, September 08, 2014

This kid is 24

Happy Birthday, Jamel!

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Cereal for life

Tonight I visited a new family in the ward and noticed all these boxes of cereal on top of their refrigerator.  They have 4 little boys under 3 1/2 (including a set of twins)! 

Friday, September 05, 2014

Made at midnight

I've been told these are the best cookies I've ever made.  You can find the recipe here.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

TBT: old school photos

My parents bought the picture packages every year.  Thank goodness!  #gaultstreetschool

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Friends forever

My sister-in-law Kim and I met right after she got off the bus from South Carolina and moved into M. Smith Hall at BYU as a freshman the first week in September. We became fast friends and I remember feeling like we'd be friends forever. This photo was taken the following spring. We are wearing my Grandma Pitchforth's dresses and we sang a song to a friend who was going to Preference.

Good thing when my brother Robes visited me at BYU after his mission and said, "I don't want to meet your dumb friend" I dragged him over to her apartment anyway.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Monday, September 01, 2014

Acorn Street

I've lived here how long and I've never been to Acorn Street on Beacon Hill?!?  It's beautiful, quaint, and oh so New England.  It was the perfect place for family photos.  I feel bad for the people who live on that awesome street because LOTS of people take photos there.  One man walked out his front door and struck up a conversation with us and he was so nice (I was worried he was going to tell us to scram).  He inherited the home from his parents (nice! -- he said that!) and he said they raised their kids there and they would walk them over to Cheers to catch the bus to school.  It would be such a fun neighborhood to live in.  Acorn Street I love you and I will be back.

Hahn family photos