Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

YW activity: Career Night

We had a fantastic "Career Night" tonight.  I invited 11 women to tell about their careers: veterinarian, dentist, educator, professor, risk officer, attorney, business analyst & humanitarian, public policy researcher, freelance writer and graphic designer, nurse practitioner and music teacher (not in the photo).  The girls were captivated and interested and had some good questions.  #arlingtonwardyoungwomen

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

Raigan is 7!

The birthday girl with the elephant I made her (with her favorite colors).

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Um hello still watching

They are all over New England and so am I!  #EProadtrips2016

Today's road trip - New Hampshire

I went to Old Glory in Fitzwilliam, NH.  I'll be going back!  It's a great antique shop.  #EProadtrips2016

EP treat of the month

They're all yours @jennywhitcomb

Friday, March 25, 2016

TBT: Robes the sportswriter

It was 19 years ago today that my brother Robes was diagnosed with a brain tumor that took his life 18 months later.  He was a gifted sportswriter (and great husband, dad, son, brother, uncle and friend) and his article "End of the Color Line" is listed in the back of this book under Notable Sports Writing of 1996.  Robes wrote the article for Black History Month and it was published in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, the newspaper he worked for.  It is the story of coach Don Haskins at Texas Western playing the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team that won the NCAA national championship in 1966.  The movie Glory Road is based on this true story and is one of my favorite movies.  I'll be watching it tonight in memory of Robes.  #pattonmemories #robespatton #imissmybrothereveryday #iwillmailyouthearticleifyouwanttoreadit

Thursday, March 24, 2016

TBT: Robert and I...

...a lot of Easters ago.  #pattonmemories


I had lunch with Jonathan, Hayley and baby James Pierce today.  Jonathan's family moved to Boston for grad school when he was a newborn and his mom is one of my dearest friends.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Grandma Pitchforth

She would be very old today.  I miss her cooking/baking, letters she wrote me and playing card games with her.  #pattonmemories #andpitchforthmemories

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Day trip to Maine

I drove to Maine today to meet Robert, the travel agent I use at work (and he's kindly helped me get lots of flights to Oregon).  We have talked on the phone for about 8 years and have never met until today.  He's so nice and interesting and gave me the grand tour of Saco and Old Orchard Beach.  #EProadtrips2016 #kitchenenvy

Old Orchard Beach

Lobster roll lunch in Saco, ME


Today: Maine!


Friday, March 18, 2016

Miss Isla

I met my old (as in former) coworker's new baby.  She's a beauty.

My lunch today

One fish taco and half a torta (my first ever but certainly not my last).  #lavictoria


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Youth activity

Tonight's activity was deep cleaning our chapel.  #arlingtonwardyouthareawesome #wearemormon

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Library books

I went to the library tonight and since they didn't have Cannery Row or To Kill a Mockingbird I went to the "new books" section.  These are all related to NYC and they all look really good.  #lexingtonlibrary #iliketoread #iloveNYC #subwayreading

Monday, March 14, 2016

Even old maids need toys


Lunch buddies

These guys had a science-y Lego class at MIT today and then met me for lunch.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Muzzey High Condominiums

That BIG window on the right is my one window.  #EPcondo2016 #muzzeyhigh #sidewalkworkinprogress #ilovewhereilive

Sunday walk at five o'clock


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Still watching...

The Ivie girls enjoyed the museum

Today's outing is in MA

I went to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. They have great exhibit about Eric Carle's life and work, a library with thousands of picture books, an auditorium (we saw a short film adaptation of Miss Rumphius), a really cool art gallery where kids can make things, and a fantastic gift shop!

New season, new photos

 I love photographing Emily's amazing apartment.  She's got amazing style.  This season she's done a lot of studying for grad school (see the stack of books?!?). 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Bryn's Friday night fans

I went to Bryn's middle school musical "Once on This Island" tonight and she was fantastic!  #broadwaybryn

Thursday, March 10, 2016