Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I met Micah Jane

You've got cute kids #laurajopenshaw.  #epramblesaroundutah2017


Rachel told me about Treasures in Springville and guess which treasure I am taking home?  Hint: I think the Crisco is still in that can.  Oy vey.  I bought the painting for $5 and it will look great in my eclectic New England apartment. #findingtreasuresattreasures #epramblesaroundutah2017

(former) President Ragozzine

Sarah and I served as presidents in the Arlington Ward at the same time (me in RS, her in Primary) and became fast friends.  I loved seeing her today.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #formerpresidentselfie #epramblesaroundutah2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Rosie and her books


Monday, May 29, 2017

Cedar City Temple

The Temple tour continues.  #cedarcitytemple #epramblesaroundutah2017

The former Elder Decker

I stopped to see (Eskar) Jay Decker who was probably the first missionary our family had over for dinner (back before it was the thing to do) when Robes was on his mission.  He's a Patton family favorite.  #pattonmemories #epramblesaroundutah2017

A lighthouse in Cedar City, UT???


I love this signage

#stgeorge @wifeontheprairie I think there is a vacancy!  #epramblesaroundutah2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Freshman roommate

I enjoyed visiting with Karen, my freshman Heritage Halls roommate!  I haven't seen her in years.   #epramblesaroundutah2017

The St. George Gertschs

The Gertschs moved from Boston to Lubbock and now to St. George!  It was really great seeing them.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #epramblesaroundutah2017

Grandma Milne

It was a treat to meet Grandma Milne.  She's delightful.  #stgeorge #epramblesaroundutah2017

Zion National Park

I haven't been to Zion in YEARS.  I loved being back.  It's so beautiful.  #epramblesaroundutah2017

My St. George hostess with the mostess

#zionnationalpark #epramblesaroundutah2017 #whowearsshortshorts

Saturday, May 27, 2017

It was worth the hour wait in line

#CafeRio #StGeorge #epramblesaroundutah2017

Boston Besties

My dear friend Alicia who I met in Boston happens to be in Minersville this week so I stopped to see her and meet her new baby Henry.  #noiamnotpreggers #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #epramblesaroundutah2017

Cousins in Nephi

This is the house my Grandma Pitchforth's cousins lived in right across the street from her in Nephi (her old house has trees covering it).  #nephi #epramblesaroundutah2017

Visiting Nan's grave in Nephi (a one light town)

Lunch buddies!

Thanks for meeting up with me, Jodi (and kids)!!  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #epramblesaroundutah2017

My in flight breakfast

The woman sitting next to me had a Bloody Mary at 7:30am.  Which was the breakfast of champions?  #deltatoutah #epramblesaroundutah2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Boston you're my home

I ran an errand in the big city (and made a quick stop at Marshalls).  I love Boston.  Even on a rainy day.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Remembering Judy

 A few friends went to dinner tonight at one of our friend Judy's favorite places--Sound Bites in Somerville.  Judy passed away a year and a half ago from cancer and her birthday is this week.  That's the ole omelet, home fries and a fried corn muffin.  #weallmissjudy #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

It's always a "moderate delay"

#liars #igotoffthesubwayandimwalking #point7miles

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lanes & Games

I really like this boxy building.  Too bad it's going to be a tear-down.  #lanesandgames

Monday, May 22, 2017

Sewing a dress

I don't have enough going on so I'm going to make myself a dress.  In the next few days.  #ilovetosew #ihaventmademyselfadressinyears

I aspire for someone to cure cancer

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dinner guests

The Checketts came over for dinner tonight.  They are a fun family and their boys were very interested in all my typewriters and my sewing machine.  #bostonfriendsarethebestfriends

Happy Birthday to Robes and Adrienne

I remember thinking it was really cool that Adrienne was born on her dad's birthday.  #pattonmemories

After the Ride

We didn't wait in line for free pizza but got ice cream instead.  #bostonbraintumorride2017 #iamnevertakingmynewhelmetoff #dairyjoy

I heart hearts

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Family photos

EP says embrace the candids when you have a one year old!  #jouttenusfamilyphotos

Jouttenus family photos

Lexington. As in Massachusetts.

#ilovewhereilive #minutemanbiketrail


#trainingforahalfhour #maybe #minutemanbiketrail

Monday, May 15, 2017

Cool fabric

I was in line to get fabric cut at Hobby Lobby on Saturday and the lady behind me had this cool camera fabric so I got a yard of it.  It turned out to be the perfect fabric for a drawstring bag I was making. #ilovetosew

New kitchen - new napkins

Bob's birthday

It's my dad's birthday today.  This is one of my favorite photos of him from when my parents lived in Amarillo.  Photo cred: @chuckles50 I think

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Joseph Smith the Prophet

Our stake is performing Joseph Smith the Prophet tonight.   It was fantastic.  #fullorchestra #cambridgemassachusettsstake #wearemormon


For years I thought my mom invented cutting oranges like this.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A project

I asked my friend if I could take some photos of her kids a few weeks ago for a "project".  I ended up taking all the photos with her in them and this was one of my faves.  I ordered some reprints and made some cards for her and left them on her porch last night.  She texted me that the only other photo of her with her kids was one I took at the Boston Marathon.  I love her little boy's finger in her hand.  #mothersday

Rambling around New England

I rambled up to Antique Alley on Route 4 in NH this afternoon.  I only went in 2 stores (I think a bunch of stores have closed since I was last there) and bought one thing: that gold Pyrex bowl for $4.  #epramblesaroundnewengland2017

Be still my Post Office loving heart

#epramblesaroundnewengland2017 #mailletters

Friday, May 12, 2017

It was a great night for sailing

#MIT #charlesriver

I went sailing after work

I'm a sailor.  I sail now.  What am I going to do next?  #charlesriver #iknownothingaboutsailing

Greek salad for lunch

Can't say no to a fresh pita.  They messed up my order of Greek donuts and poured honey and Nutella on them so I said forget it and got my money back.  And then @alleyb5 shared hers with me.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #greekdonutsandnutellaareforever #saloniki

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Work out in work clothes

#jillianwouldbeproud #iamridiculous #wimpythreepoundweights #onedownonetogobeforesundayatmidnight #nowiwanttobakesomething #iwilldolaundryinstead

TBT: the Pattons at Bryce Canyon

I have been to Bryce and Zion since this trip but it's been YEARS.  I *might* find myself in southern Utah Memorial Day weekend so I'm looking for the Lazy Gal's guide to southern Utah's National Parks.  I don't want to hear about any 4-hour hikes, those slot canyons or Angels Landing (I just googled Angels Landing: NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED.  MORE FOR THE DIE HARDED--yeah, NO).  What about a 20-minute paved walk where I won't break a sweat?  Or seeing the wonders of the National Parks from the comforts of a rental car?  And while we're at it I'd love to hear any suggestions for food and fabric shops in the area.  #pattonmemories #wherearemytennisshoes #brycecanyon #whereisrobert #stillaskingthatquestion

Wednesday, May 10, 2017