Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Meeting Jenna

I finally met Jenna Willardson tonight.  She was wearing the RED dress I mailed her the week she was born and she's adorable. #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever


This morning along the no longer frozen Charles River.  #thinkspring

Monday, March 30, 2015

No flowers for me today

I still have ranunculus in two vases.  These are for my good friend Kimberly.  FYI -- that's snow.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Moving day

I helped Diana load her moving truck today.  #sheisuberorganized #sadday #bestworkbuddy #columbusorbust #friendsforever #iamnevermovingagain

Friday, March 27, 2015

Last day at MIT

My best work buddy is moving to Ohio tomorrow.  It's been a great 8+ years working with her.  Her stories and impressions and friendship will be missed.  This is us with William Barton Rogers the founder of MIT (he watches over us all day).  Boston's loss is Ohio's gain.  Godspeed good buddy.

Thursday, March 26, 2015


More of these for me and more for a friend.

TBT: Elder Robert Patton

This photo was taken in the Salt Lake City airport the day Robes flew to his mission in Brussels.  Yesterday his daughter Hermana Adrienne Patton left the MTC for the SLC South Mission.  She was telling people that she was riding a bike from the MTC to her mission.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Boston Sweet Boston

I'm home and for a change it wasn't nighttime and I was on the right side of the plane to get some shots of my city.

Ginger reunion

Me with Emma at PDX (you can tell by the carpeting!) at 5:15am before she left for NYC and I left for Boston.  #shortaunt

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Canby Ferry

We went for a drive today and stopped for dinner at DQ after riding the $4 Canby Ferry.  #siblinglove

Downtown Portland

Green trees and rain but no snow!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Nan in Portland

This is a drive-by photo of the apartment my mom lived in a long time ago when she taught school in Portland for a year (and my almost aunt Shirley was her roommate).  She always wanted to return to Portland and that's why my parents moved there 21 years ago.

Saturday, March 21, 2015


Twin fix

The last three times I've been over there the twins have been asleep so I went over for a little twin fix today.  #fakeaunt

Max break dancing

Maddie's new trick

My friends matched for residency in Albany

Time to make some New York cookies!  @danidickey @lancedickey

Friday, March 20, 2015

1st day of Spring


Thursday, March 19, 2015

TBT: the Patton kids (obviously) in Texas

My dad inherited a farm in Vigo Park, TX when we were kids and we visited during the summer.  The farm had fields of wheat, cotton, maize and sorghum.  We loved telling our friends that we had a farm in Texas.  I'm glad we have so many candid shots from our childhood.  #pattonmemories

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hey Natalie Jean

I'm an old fan excited about her new book.  #heynataliejean

Sunday, March 15, 2015


Pritchett family photos

Diane Pritchett had the idea to do their family photos in one of her husband's classrooms at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  It was perfect and really fun to be with this really cool family yesterday (their youngest returned from his mission a few days ago). 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pi/Pie day

I just finished a black bottom banana cream pie for a pi/pie day party tonight. #laborintensivepie #wortheveryminute #allitneedsiscoolwhip #ibettergetasliceofmyownpie

Friday, March 13, 2015

"I look mahhhvelous!"

[Who knew a truck bumper doubled as a mirror?!?]  #turkeysinBelmont

Thursday, March 12, 2015

TBT: in front of Virginia Perry's house

Virginia Perry was a family friend--a friend of Grandma Patton's.  We visited her often and every time we visited, she had a bag of goodies for each of us.  Stuff like old perfume bottles, empty margarine containers, books, etc.  I always wondered where she got all this great stuff and years later realized it must have been from yard sales.  But she was very thoughtful.  I remember she had a picture of JFK in her living room and she lived in this cool little bungalow house in Ventura, California.  #pattonmemories

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

YW activity: Easy meals

Tonight's YW activity was making easy meals.  We had pasta with hollandaise sauce, orange "ambrosia" salad, and quesadillas.  It was really fun, the girls all helped out and the food was yummy.  And, I gave them each a little recipe book.  #arlingtonwardyoungwomen #ihatethechurchkitchen

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Monday, March 09, 2015

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Claire and The Remotes

It sounds like the name of a band.

Friday, March 06, 2015