Saturday, May 30, 2015

Let Your Light Shine

This is a BAD picture of a very GOOD women's conference.  That's Jeff Holland (surprise speaker!) on the left and Stephanie Nielson third from the right on the front row.  It was a very inspiring day.

The Boss Lady at the Women's Conference

Jen Thomas is awesome!  #letyourlightshine2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

Industrial stool

This industrial stool spoke to me when I was antiquing recently (and it was on sale!).  It's a nice addition to my collection of mis-matched chairs.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


If I didn't already have a dozen typewriters in my collection I would have bought this beauty.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Chairs at Harvard

Getting ready for the Commencement festivities.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Rambling and antiquing

I had a good day rambling and antiquing around Massachusetts.  I came home with a few treasures.

Friday, May 22, 2015


My good friend Aimee turns 30 today.  It was fun to celebrate with her and sing Happy Birthday to her at midnight!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

TBT: Happy Birthday to them

I remember thinking it was cool that my niece Adrienne was born on (her dad) Robes' birthday.  She was 2 in this photo and he was 38 +40 pounds from steroids after his brain tumor diagnosis.  I hope Adrienne got my birthday package and has a good first missionary birthday.  #pattonmemories

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

My friend Amy

Amy has a 22 month old little boy and by the end of next week will add a set of twin boys to their family!  #36weeks #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Sunday, May 17, 2015

My newest REAL friend

Karen (Cami Jones' sister) and I have been instagram friends until tonight and now we're real friends. 

Home Teachers (of the year)

Do your home teachers ever say "is there anything we can help you with?"  I took them up on their offer and they helped me get rid of a piece of furniture. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Baby Jenna

Jenna was showered with gifts and love today.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Friday, May 15, 2015

9+ years of blogging

I totally missed my blogiversary.  May 2nd marked 9 years of blogging for me.  Click here to read my very first post.

Keep on bloggin' is my motto.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

TBT: Brain Tumor Ride

This Sunday marks the 18th year we've participated with our team PATTON'S ARMY.  Friend Brian Sweeney will be the only rider (he has ridden every year) in memory of my brother Robes and the others battling brain tumors.  Let me know if you are interested in making a donation toward advancing the vision of A WORLD WITHOUT BRAIN TUMORS.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Arlington Pattersons

We pooled our gift certificates and had dinner at Retro Burger tonight.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Monday, May 11, 2015

My newest sewing obsession

#giraffesforall #happybirthdayadrie

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Mother's Day

Since I'm leaving early in the morning I gave Nan her Mother's Day card early.  #ilovemymom

Friday, May 08, 2015


I extended my stay in Oregon so have been with my parents for 8 days (with 2 more to go).  It's sad to see my mom wheelchair bound (she has no left hip), in pain (foot, leg and back), and with basically no memory (#dementiayouarecruel).  We've enjoyed singing, playing games, working puzzles, yummy meals, resting and daily drives.  I wouldn't trade this time for anything.  #ilovemymom

A peonie as big as my head. Almost.

The folks at the Iris garden