Saturday, April 30, 2016

YW Girls Camp Fundraiser

We had a very successful and lucrative YW Girls Camp fundraiser tonight.  We sold ice cream sundaes with ice cream from Kimball Farm and had an auction.  Cami Jones was a fantastic auctioneer!  We had a great turnout and people were extremely generous.  I'm exhausted but so pleased with how it went.  #arlingtonwardyoungwomen #arlingtonwardfriendsaregenerous #youngwomen #weareicecreameatingmormons

Seth's baptism photos

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dinner in Boston

I enjoyed a delightful dinner with Melissa, her husband, and her parents.  #globalmom

Wandering around Boston

I love walking around Boston.  And I love this city!


GetFit@MIT is over and our team THE MATT DAMON DIET (I wonder who thought of that name?!?) was the Grand Champion Team!  We were chosen randomly and we each get a $100 Amazon gift card.  And next week we will do a group photo wearing our green t-shirts.  We're trying to get a cardboard cutout of Matt Damon for our photo.  #MIT

TBT: we can't say they never took us anywhere


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

My latest quilt project

I decided that when I got released from being the Relief Society President I was going to make myself a quilt--to prove that I had more free time.  It's been over two years (and it has been on my to-do list every single day!) and I FINALLY started it tonight!  I'm using fabric from @thimbleblossoms and a pattern from a quilt I saw on the wall at Just Sew in Highland, UT last August.  I'm really motivated to finish it and I'll tell you why soon.  #ilovequilts #ilovetosew #21squaresdone98togo

Happy Sweet Sixteen to Rimika!

We had a surprise party after the make-up portion of our evening.  We all love Rimika!

Make-up Night

The girls loved learning about make-up from Lizz.  I took photos.  #ihaveneverusedfoundation #iusecheapblushandlipstick #arlingtonwardyoungwomenarebeautiful

Winston flowers for me


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fashion Show

I was invited to a fashion show tonight put on by the Belmont 1st/2nd young women.  The dresses were as lovely as the girls wearing them.  #pardontheterriblelightinginthechurch #youngwomen #lds #anythingbutthegymtonight

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Cambridge Stake Youth Fireside

These two incredible returned missionary MIT students gave inspiring talks to the youth tonight.  #preparetoserve #lds

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Visiting my Visiting Teacher

#shefelldown2stairs #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

This might be a Saturday tradition

#noitwont #dairyjoy #creamsiclesoftserve

I think this was Betty Draper's travel bag

the Crompton Collective

This is definitely one of my new favorite shops.

Antiquing with Isla in Woo

Friday, April 22, 2016


I was in charge of a luncheon yesterday and this was the view.  #MITprofessoremeritus #MIT #bostonfromcambridge

Thursday, April 21, 2016

TBT: Chuck's outdoor birthday dinner on Rubio Ave.

Hot dogs and lemonade and I think I spy some green jello.  #pattonmemories #hisbirthdayisthisweekend #greenjelloforever #whitetrashish #amitheredheadedstepchild

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The moon

I just walked into Lexington Center to return some library books (and get exercise minutes for GetFit@MIT) and passed a woman walking a dog.  I was slightly annoyed because her dog was getting close to me when she happily said, "Did you see the moon?!?"  I quickly said, "Yep" and kept walking.  A few minutes later I remembered that my mom loved the moon and often asked me (over the phone and in person) if I had seen the moon.  #pattonmemories

Happy 18th Birthday, Emma!

Happy Birthday to my funny, smart, delightful and brave niece!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


I was the guest for dinner with these cute little Guests tonight. 

MIT Glass Lab

I got to visit the MIT Glass Lab today and one of the instructors said these are the four tools you need to make things.  I like this mini pumpkin patch.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Kimball Farm

From tonight's "show me your ice cream" series!  #kimballfarm #arlingtonwarderslovekimballs #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #bostonsbestday #thisishowwewrapuppatriotsday

Go Jennifer McNabb!!!

2016 Boston Marathon

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Dinner guests

My friend Carolyn reminded me the other day that her cousin from Inkom, Idaho was running the Boston Marathon.  I asked if they would like to come for dinner (and I was OK with 11 guests)!  It was a treat to have them over after church.  #cookingforacrowd #moreisbetter #fracturedtacosfruitsaladandmintbrownieswereonthemenu #anycousinofcarolynisafriendofmine

A visitor

Sister Layton was visiting our ward today and came to Young Women.  She is on the YW general board and it was a treat to have her share some thoughts.  #arlingtonwardyoungwomenareawesome

Aili's blessing day

#arlingtonwardbabiesarethebest #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Saturday, April 16, 2016


I asked my friend if he would fix my bike.  Turns out it just needed air in the tires.  #embarrassed #soiwentforabikeride #Lexington

Let ice cream season begin!

#dairyjoy #creamsiclesoftserve #icallthischeatday #mattdamonunderstands #themattdamondiet

Boston Modern Quilt Guild

I happened upon the Boston Modern Quilt Guild meeting/display at the Fabric Place Basement today.  I'm a fan of modern quilts.  #ilovequilts

Patriots Day weekend

#bringiton #Lexington #BostonStrong