These photos were taken in Orlando. Robes was never home on New Years Eve because he was always covering a bowl game. That year I flew to Florida to meet Ian and spend the holidays with them and we drove to Jacksonville and Orlando and Kim and Ian and I hung out while Robes worked the Gator Bowl and the Citrus Bowl games.
In the quaint little stationary store in my town! I went to buy a movie ticket at the quaint little movie theater in my town and saw puzzles in the store window next door. #lexingtonmassispuzzleheaven #vacationfun
My friend Judy brought me some Party Favors cupcakes earlier this year. They were the best store bought cupcakes I've ever had. Judy passed away in October and finally today, in her memory I got over to Party Favors in Brookline. These Christmas cupcakes were on sale and they are SO good. #partyfavorsbrookline #therearereally5inthebox #idontplantosharethem
Obviously I'm a paper calendar gal. I just dug through my files and crawl space and found all my calendars and now I'm getting ready to put birthdays and important events in my new 2016 calendar from #papersource
My visiting teacher's friend who has three children recently took in two little brothers through the state foster care system. My VT asked if any of us RS ladies wanted to take them a meal as they adjust to their new family. Meals are tough for me (that full time job gets in the way) but I made her a batch of these delicious ice box muffin mix that my mom used to make. The batter lasts up to six weeks but I bet it won't last that long. They are yummy. And you can bake as many as you want at a time. I hope they enjoy them. #reliefsociety
One of my friends brings me this amazing sweet cheese bread every Christmas. She moved away and still brings it to me. I feel like the luckiest person in the world. She just told me that's why she still makes it for me. Thank you, Aly! #iamnotsharing #withanyone #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever
It took me 40 minutes and $30 to make this that 20 youth used for a game that took 10 minutes. Photo cred: Autumn B. Purse: Chinatown in NYC #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #arlingtonwardyouthareawesome #iamneverinphotos
My friend (and Merrie Miss teacher) Ruth Hirschi taught me how to make bretzelis, a Swiss cookie you make using an iron. I use a pizzelle iron I bought in the North End. These cookies are amazing and I make them every Christmas. #vannuysthirdwardfriendsareforever #bretzelis
My friend Susan has a big smile because she retires from MIT in 5 days! About 8 years ago I recognized her on the bus stop and stopped and asked if she wanted a ride to work. After that I always stopped to give her a ride if I saw her. #commutingbuddies #retirementparty #jealous #MIT
I was born and raised in Van Nuys, California. I moved to Boston sight-unseen and have loved living in New England since that day when I said, "this apartment is OLD". My hobbies are antiquing, reading books and magazines (bring back Blueprint and Domino please), sewing, quilting, sightseeing, watching movies, and photography. I love the color red and have a retro red refrigerator (and kitchen aid mixer and ice cream maker and toaster and...) to prove it! I live in a converted high school and love decorating my loft condo (w/ 18 foot ceilings) that was formerly the auditorium. I have 3 brothers, 11 nieces and nephews, and a bus fleet of friends.