Tuesday, May 31, 2016

My baking students

We made cinnamon rolls and blueberry cake in baking class tonight.

Two words, people, two words: central air


Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

The last time I went to David's grave there wasn't a flag so today I took that small one.  And I enjoyed ice cream at Kimballs (mint and cookies). #godblessamerica

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Manhattan Temple

I have only been to the Manhattan Temple once since the open house in 2004.  I did some Temple work yesterday and nobody cared that I was a sweaty mess in jeans.  #ilovetoseethetemple #manhattantemple #epnyc2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

My day trip to New York City

My reason to go to NYC was to attend the World Stamp Show.  I only stayed about 15 minutes; it wasn't what I expected.  After that I hit the subway (and the wrong subway) and cabs and went to Brooklyn Flea, Four and Twenty Blackbirds, Flying Tiger, Dough and Muji.  It was SO hot and steamy but I kept moving and really enjoyed the day.  I took the bus down and back and got an extra seat both ways which was great.  It was a really fun day.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Peanut Butter cookies

#madeatmidnight #notonthemattdamondiet #orthemattdamonCRASHdiet

Thursday, May 26, 2016

We are together every night

#stillsewing #alwayssewing #ilivetosew #imeanttoputilovetosew

Charming Acorn Street


37,000 flags

I skipped lunch today and left work early and came to the Boston Common to see the garden of flags which was planted in memory of every fallen Massachusetts service member from the Revolutionary War to the present.  #memorialday #bostoncommon #boston

Harvard Commencement day

#mbta #epsubwayshots

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

It's official!

My boss Karla had her citizenship interview today and I put together a little red, white and blue celebration.  #nowiftrumpbecomespresidenthecantsendherbacktohercountry #thankyoutargetdollaraisle #karlatheamerican

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Little purple pansies...

...touched with yellow gold...

How do I even remember that Primary song?  #MITcampus

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sewing project

I have a big sewing project to get done.  I'm going to sew something every night...8 done...51 to go...#ilovetosew

2016 World Stamp Show

I'm going on Saturday!

Sunday, May 22, 2016


Someone pulled the fire alarm...

Arlington Ward Bishops

5/8 of them were at church today.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #arlingtonwardbishopsareamazing #LDS

Saturday, May 21, 2016

University Ward reunion

My friend asked me to take photos at a University Ward reunion tonight.  It was mostly people who were in that ward when Clayton Christensen was the bishop.  He and his wife Christmas have influenced so many lives.  #bostonfriendsareforever

Hermana Patton's birthday

I put a package together while I was in Utah and my friend Cherie Zimmerman delivered it to Hermana Patton the other night for her birthday.  Feliz cumpleanos to her today!  She's 21 and serving an amazing mission in Salt Lake City.  #proudaunt #nikebox

Adrienne's birth announcement

The Pattons are head over heels and tickled pink about their latest addition, Adrienne Teressa, born 7 minutes after mom checked into the hospital, weighing 6 pounds 6 ounces and measuring 19 1/2 inches.  #pattonmemories #myfirstniece

Robes and Adrienne share a birthday today


Friday, May 20, 2016

My quilt is done!

I love it.  I want to wash it so it gets all crinkly, right @julietruscott?!? Someday I want stacks of beautiful quilts like @sherellech has in her home. 


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dinner with the Dentist

I love when friends come back to visit.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Boston anniversary

It was 28 years ago today that I arrived in Boston, sight unseen, and this adventure began!  #itwasthebestdecisionievermade #imovedherewheniwasten #ihadonefriendanaddressandaphonenumber #ilovebostonandnewengland

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sometimes you just need The Colonel

#comfortfood #latedinner

Almost all the Arlington Ward Young Women

#arlingtonwardyoungwomenloveeachother #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #bostontemple

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

My friend Ben

I went to visit my friend Autumn with the broken leg and convinced Ben to go for a walk with me. 

TIM the Beaver getting dressed

The Italian maestro at work

#linotagliapietra #mitglasslab


Lino's grandson handed me this piece that as part of the vase he was making. 

The master glassmaker

Lino Tagliapietra is in the MIT Glass Lab today!  He's amazing.  It was cool watching everyone working with him; they knew exactly what he needed and wanted.  That's why the call him a master glassmaker. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

My friend Jennifer

Jennifer and I worked together at MIT.  She lives in Seattle now and she met me at the airport yesterday.  #mitfriendsareforever #iamontheairplaneheadedforboston #iamdoneseeingfriends #mywrinkledneck

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Snoqualmie Falls

Beautiful Snoqualmie Falls before church.  #epslcseattle2016

The Ball boys

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Triple XXX root beer floats

They are serious business.  #epslcseattle2016

Four boys, a treehouse and a rope swing

#theballfamily #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #theyarethelastarlingtonwardfriendsiamvisiting #epslcseattle2016

Din Tai Fung

I know why they got a Michelin star.  #dintaifung #bellevue

Lunch and fabric shopping

I had lunch and went fabric shopping with the Hsieh twins real grandma today! #epslcseattle2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

Van Nuys friends

Tonight I had dinner with the Sainsburys and McDowells.  Marlies and I grew up in the Van Nuys 3rd Ward and her mom was my Merrie Miss teacher and is one of my favorite people.  Chrissy has 5 kids and is Marlies' daughter.  I met Chrissy for the first time tonight though we have been social media buddies for a while.  The salmon dinner was delicious and it was so nice to reconnect with Marlies and her husband Bob and hang out with all of them.  #ihavethebestfriends #vannuysthirdwardfriendsareforever

Antiquing in Snohomish

 Will this typewriter fit in my suitcase?!? #epslcseattle2016