Sunday, November 30, 2014

Portland Temple

I went for a chilly walk this morning after being inside for almost 60 hours! 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Treats from Bakersfield... Dad's hometown.  #dewars

Friday, November 28, 2014

Visiting Nan

Antique quilt

I hope I inherit this beautiful quilt on my parent's bed that my great grandmother made.  #spoiledonlydaughter

Thursday, November 27, 2014

TBT: Thanksgiving at Disneyland

We spent a few Thanksgivings at Disneyland before it got crazy crowded.  My parents would get a turkey dinner and give us each a few bucks for a hot dog.  #pattonmemories

Chilly photo shoot

I took photos of Kate this morning for her baptism invitation.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pie Party

My pie was the center pie at the Party Pie Party.  #notreally #itwasthecenterpieinthephoto

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Banana cream pie

I had a bit of trouble finding heavy/whipping cream and ended up using a spray bottle.  FYI -- light cream doesn't whip.  #firstworldproblems

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

My favorite M&M's

Family photos in N.H.

These (grand) kids were all so nice.  I wanted to take a few of them home with me.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Tape it up

The postal worker said, "there's a lot of tape on there..."  Hey, I don't want anything to fall out on the way to Hawaii.  The package is headed to Adrie.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TBT: Original Mr. Mom

When we were 2, 3, and 4 my dad took a sabbatical from the L.A. City Schools and taught night school and my mom taught elementary school for a year.  I remember lots of peanut butter sandwiches and fun times.  One day we got ahold of scissors and cut ALL the living room and dining room curtains off as high as we could reach.  When Nan got home she said, "Bob, where were you when this was going on?"  His reply was, "on the phone."  #rolereversal #pattonmemories

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Roomie reunion

I had lunch today with one of my BYU roommates Ruth King.  She's from Aberdeen, Idaho, teaches school in Utah, and is in Boston for a conference.  #oldfriendsbestfriends

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

YW Activity: Ice skating

It was fun to watch youth from 4 wards skate and play hockey together.  #haventthawedoutyet

Monday, November 17, 2014

Real. Real BIG.

Who really needs a gallon of mayonnaise?!?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

TBT: My sporty brothers

That's John on the left, Charles in the stroller, and Robert on the right.  They played football in the front yard, basketball in the driveway, and baseball in the back yard. Often their tennis ball (baseball) ended in the pool of the neighbor kitty-corner behind us. One day the neighbor yelled "stop hitting your ball into my pool!" and threw the ball back into our yard and it broke my bedroom window! Ooooops! From then on we referred to him as Nolan Ryan.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I will also be selling items from Elevita at my photocard party.

'15 Ellen Patton Photography calendar $15

Click here to hop to my etsy shop!


You are invited to drop by Thursday and Friday, November 20th/21st from 7-10pm to look through my photocard samples and place an order (orders will be delivered in early December).

Cards are $2.00/each

Enlargement prices (I sell reprints of all of my photos):

4x6 - $5
5x7 - $10
8x10 - $15
11x14 - $25
16x20 - $35

AGAIN THIS YEAR, order 2015 calendars ($15 in '15) containing some of my favorite photos from this year.

You will get a free photocard for attending and your name in a raffle for a free 8x10 of your choice from my collection of photos (one name will be picked each night).  My cards make great holiday/birthday gifts for family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and teachers.  Or buy some and write some notes.  :)

If you can't attend and are interested in seeing the cards, just let me know and I'll be happy to arrange another time.  I also take long distance orders.  :)

And, there will be treats -- I hope to see you!

Ellen Patton
1475 Massachusetts Ave. #230

News flash

I have a thing for red barns in upstate New York.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day

The Town of Lexington salutes our Veterans.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Quilt catch up

I've been wanting to make these quilts for months and finally got them done!


I could ramble around upstate New York everyday.

I want I want I want

I really want one of these but not for $148.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

These will become...

...the Ultimate Tomato Soup.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Burnett family photos

Every year I take photos of the Burnetts and this year we planned ahead and it's not snowing or freezing.  I'm so happy I got some Fall photos my dear friends.