Monday, August 31, 2015

Guys love construction


Carmelitas for Karla -- a belated birthday treat and thank you for covering for me while I was away from work for 2 1/2 wees.  These take time to make but are worth every minute.  Recipe from #kelseynixon.

Sunday, August 30, 2015


It was a beautiful day and a beautiful way to celebrate Marjorie.  #bostontemple


This is a VIP (Very Important Picture).  It has been years (or maybe even the first time) that six Aaronic Priesthood holders have passed the sacrament in the Arlington Ward.  And in a few weeks there will be six deacons.  This is huge.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #arlingtonwardyouthareawesome

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Mini cupcakes

Thanks Annie for the many mini cupcakes.  Yum!  #griefeating #itsathing

Thursday, August 27, 2015

TBT: 3 kids in 33 months

"My first three kids were born within 33 months.  I could get in the car and drive around but I couldn't get out."  --Nancy Patton


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The twins are 1!

I missed their 1st birthday party so gave them their gifts tonight. #M&M #smocks #hsiehtwins #fakeaunt

The beautiful flowers

#pringlesvase #creativeme

Better than TV

Construction @MIT

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Wilson Farms

I stopped at Wilson Farms on my way home tonight and admired these sunflowers.  When I got home there were some of these flowers and some gladiolas on my door step.  And some apple cider donuts.  #ihavethebestfriends #youknowwhoyouare #thankyou

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Daniel and Krista and Jared are moving this week so we did a quick photo shoot at the Temple today.  Boston's loss is Charleston's gain. 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

And it's a red eye

#JetBlue #homesweethomeinthemorning

We're down two

Taken at Nan's burial in Nephi, Utah.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Ancestral home in Nephi

My brother John knocked on the door of this house in Nephi hoping it was the house Grandma Pitchforth grew up in.  He was right!  A guy from Oklahoma bought the home about 8 years ago and it renovating it.  He had some family photos that he found in the house and we are pretty sure Grandma Pitchforth (Athelia Booth Pitchforth) is in the photos.  The home is beautiful and the guy was so nice to show us around and tell us some stories.

Here we are in Nephi

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Sandy Jacobsons

Yep, they live in Utah now.  Honestly, I don't know how Utah is big enough for all my Arlington Ward friends that live here now!


Serendipity in Salt Lake City

Karen Pierce called me the day after my mom died and asked if I was going to be in Salt Lake City.  Her daughter Hailey's Utah reception was going to be while I was there!  I told her -- "I'll be there."  So tonight I made a quick stop at the end of the reception to say hello.  The Pierces were in Boston for Dave to attend grad school at Tufts.  They were grad school dorm resident assistants and had a sweet set up for an apartment.  And they had a field next door that we called "Pierce Field" and we met there numerous times for BBQs and baseball games.  It was so fun to see them briefly tonight.  Hailey was a beautiful bride.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearsal

My dad and I had dinner at the Lion House, walked around downtown (it was our first time seeing City Creek Center) and went to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearsal in the Conference Center.  We tried to find our friend Leslie Walker (she is singing at Nan's funeral on Saturday) but since we were so far back I picked the wrong gal out!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ellen & Lucy Ellen

I finally got to meet Lucy Ellen.  Yep, Ellen after me!

The Sipherds

I miss the Sipherds.  I visited them a lot (probably an embarrassingly amount) when they lived in Arlington.  They are some of my dearest friends.  It was really fun staying with them in Orem.  And, I hadn't met the girls (Lucy ELLEN and Violet) so that was a treat.  I secretly hope they move back to Boston.

The Windsors

No trip to Provo is complete without seeing a fraction of the Windsors (missing: Teddy and William).  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Oh Utah

I found a few must haves at this quaint little shop Harmony in Provo.

YO, I'm at the Y

Or "the why" as Nan called it.  #BYU


I met Denise, my friend Emily's mom, at Just Sew in Highland.  I love (LOVE) the fabric stores in Utah.  And I love that quilt behind us; they gave me the pattern and I really want to make it.

Real life friend

I met a blog/instagram friend today!  #ijustrangherdoorbell #shesmorecoolinreallife @alexazurcher

Cousin selfie

It was great to have a quick visit with Romney and Alecia Williams.  The Arlington Ward makes up a good percentage of Utah!  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


My friends are now friends in Holladay.  Anna (L) was in the Arlington Ward and Valerie (R) is my sister-in-law's sister-in-law's sister and I met her when she lived in Boston for one year.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever @annaslow #valerieneedsinstagram


Rachel is Valerie's oldest and she was born in Boston.  Well Cambridge really. 


I surprised Shelby with a quick visit.  It was really fun to see their home in Salt Lake City and I enjoyed our short visit.  Brandon was at work but met me on the street near his office.  I sure miss the Osmonds.  They are dear friends from Boston. 

Three flowers for Marjorie's birthday

First stop: Salt Lake City Cemetery.  Love to the Staples.

The Bell Wines

My Pitchforth grandparents' old apartment building.  #SLC #pattonmemories

They have no cars


And then when I got a car it was keyless and I had to ask how to start it.  Oy.

I'm in Smog Lake City (SLC)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Antique hankies

Nan's funeral is this Saturday at 11:00am at the Anderson Funeral Home in Nephi, Utah.  Following is her burial at the Vine Bluff Cemetery.  Everyone is invited (I will be speaking).

I love giving antique hankies for funerals.  My dad and I just raced to Aurora and hit two antique shops right before they closed and I have a nice collection of beautiful hankies for the Patton ladies.  #ilovemymom

Sunday, August 16, 2015

They day after

We decided to go for a drive to the coast on Sunday.  Nan loved going to the coast.  So we drove to Astoria (I had never been there) and then home by way of Washington State.  It was nice to talk about her and be together on a beautiful summer day.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Nancy Pitchforth Patton: 1933-2015

My mom passed away peacefully this morning before 9:00am.  She wanted to be buried near her grandparents who all died before she was born so her funeral will be in Nephi, Utah.  Everyone is invited; I will post details when we have them.  Photo from 8/8/15.