Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!

We have hundreds of photos from our childhood but none of us in Halloween costumes.  I love this one of my cute little brothers.  #throwbackwednesday #pattonmemories

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Heavy hearts today

#missingCoreyJohnson #oneyearwithoutcorey #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Danish Puffs

They have a few steps but are worth it.  Too bad it's too late for deliveries.  Or is it?  #ilovetobake

Chapel flowers

Every Sunday there are beautiful flowers on the podium in our chapel.  I've been trying to find out who puts them there but haven't had any luck.  I just want to say THANK YOU.  #belmontchapelsundayflowers

AW Primary singing the Pioneer Day song

Starring Katie Laughman as the chorister.  And speaking of trekking to the west I think half our Primary is vacationing in the west right now!  #pioneerday #arlingtonwardkidsarethebest #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Bedford Farms

We capped the night off with ice cream at Bedford Farms.  #icecreameverynight #well3nightsinarow

Lobster rolls

I suggested we get lobster rolls at Chauncey Creek in Kittery or WOODMAN'S and Fabio picked WOODMAN'S.  #thereisalobsterrollunderthere #givememydinnerinabox #deliciousdinner

Fabio needed to see Maine

Right?  #nubblelight #fabioramblesaroundnewengland2018

Same taffy, different day

#goldenrod #yorkbeach #epramblesaroundnewengland2018

York Beach, Maine

This is one of my favorite places in the whole world.  #epramblesaroundnewengland2018

My wedding invitation file

I'm not ready to part with them yet.  I loved looking through them today.  #epdeclutteringof2018 #ornot


I have a lot of journals.  Like probably 4 Rubbermaid bins full.  And I haven't really written much in the last 20 years.  I decided recently that I want to burn them (maybe I can lease the fire pit in Danielle Harrell's backyard).  Don't try to make me change my mind -- nobody wants this drivel and I don't have kids I can pass them on to!  I've been reading through them, taking some photos of pages, typing up snippets and sending them to family and friends, and rolling my eyes at how many times I said something was NEAT.  And being embarrassed that I was so desperate for Brad to invite me to Mormon Night at Disneyland (and he didn't).  Anyway, I'm glad I recorded so much of my life and today I'm recyling some of the pages.  #epkeepsitreal #thesejournalsareembarrassing

Cleaning out my kitchen

I started cleaning out my kitchen today for the #epkitchenupdateof2018.  I'm trying to decide if I want to keep these sifters or sell them.  #epthecollector #iloveantiquing

Friday, July 20, 2018

The treat was meeting up with the Yins

It was fun to meet Christina, Teddy and Abby at Kimballs tonight (they live in Japan).  And Heather Cooprider (not pictured).  #kimballs #bostonfriendsarethebestfriends

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Bedford Farms

A friend is moving to California this weekend and I was under some time constraints so we went to Bedford Farms instead of Kimballs.  I hope nobody ghosts me for it.  #oreoicecream #bedfordfarmsicecream #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Dinner with the Sisters

Just fed the sisters pizza from Upper Crust.  That's how I roll.  #gloriadorneles #kikiculp #arlingtonwardsistersareforever #MBM

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Dukes

I remember looking around the room at Erin Duke's baptism and saying to myself--everyone loves the Dukes.  They are some of my favorite people.  Erin is in town and I feel lucky I got to spend a bit of time with her and Kyle (Smile Duke I call him) and Amy.  #everyonelovesthedukes #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever @erindjohnson @kaduke76

Work breakfast

Today was our annual work breakfast at Henrietta's Table.  I got poached eggs and salmon on anadama toast.  It was gooooooood.  #mostexpensivethingonthemenu

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Seen in front of a neighborhood church.  #LexingtonMA #streetphotography


Every cell phone alarm went off at the same time on the subway.  #alarmcacophony #lifeontheredline #MBTA #nanismywallpaper

Monday, July 16, 2018

Madi Knight's Legacy

Madi Knight's parents each talked about 4 of her characteristics at her funeral in February.  I wanted to make a printable so we could all remember her legacy and my talented friend Alexa Zurcher designed these.  I LOVE them!  Today would be Madi's 13th birthday and I'm thinking of her amazing legacy and sending lots of love to her friends and family.  I'm happy to email the files--let me know if you're interested.  #tendertimes #bostonfriendsarethebestfriends @jrocknight

Sunday, July 15, 2018

I can't stop making things today

I've made 3 drawstring bags, peace ice cream, blueberry cobbler, tacos for dinner, granola and yogurt parfaits.  I should have made my bed, made myself to on a walk or bike ride or made progress decluttering all the crap I shoved in one of those huge IKEA bags (you know the ones). #isthisbraggy #ephasamakerspace #busysunday

Another Sunday dinner with friends

These dinners will come to a screeching halt when I start updating my kitchen which will hopefully start soooooooon.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Celebrating 50 years of love with Paul & Nancy Dredge

#MFEO #truelove #paulandnancy #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #mormonchurchgymlightingistheworst

Friday, July 13, 2018

Summer Series: Ginger at Kimballs

#ithinktonightwillbeabathnight #gingertheginger #thebottomphotoismyfave #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Thursday, July 12, 2018

TBT: Ian Burnett

I was looking through old photos last night and found this photo of Ian.  It's one of my faves and always makes me smile.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Thursday, May 24, 2018

TBT: Nan always bought school pictures

#oldschool #pattonmemories #gaultstreetelementary

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Dinner with a friend

I thoroughly enjoyed having dinner at LaVictoria with Kiersten before she leaves Boston.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #ihatewardsplits #howisutahbigenoughforsomanyofmyfriends

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Judy's birthday

One of my best days ever was the day I spent in Queens with a van full of friends helping with clean-up after hurricane Sandy.  Judy Pate was there and she was such a good worker.  She ripped up a hardwood floor in no time.  Judy's birthday is today.  I miss her.  I miss our candid conversations.  I miss her zest for life.  I miss visiting her.  She passed away from cancer 2 1/2 years ago.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #cancersucks


I was at Market Basket tonight and asked a young gal who was stocking shelves if they had Velveeta cheese.  She said, "is it a fancy cheese?"  I said NO, it's white trashy, bright orange, and doesn't need to be refrigerated.  She seemed surprised and suggested I look near the deli.  I found it between the eggs and milk.  #gofigure #makingarecipefromMagnoliaTable #fancycheesesonly


This is what happens when I'm taking a photo and not paying attention.  "Ack!  Can I have a cup?" #ineedaninstagramhusband