momitforward I wear my sunglasses at night. #dogsofinstagram 4d

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momitforward My #family gathered at the cemetery where my little brother is buried yesterday, took turns sharing fun and meaningful memories about him, let off these beautiful balloons, and went back to my parent's house and ate Navajo Tacos and talked until 10:30. He would be pleased!!! 6d

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momitforward Celebrating my brother's life today on the 1-year anniversary of his death. Amazed at his triumphs and example in spite of a very difficult life with schizophrenia. #FamiliesAreForever 7d
  •   pensieverobin {{hugs}} 7d
  •   wendysmedley My brother is also buried in this peaceful cemetery. Loss is hard, hugs 7d
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  •   itsweetsavory @momitforward one year already, my heart still goes out to you and your family. 6d
  •   priceica Loves Jyl. 6d
  •   ltross Oh wow. I'm a fairly new follower so I don't know the story behind this. But my brother has recently been diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder. And after a decades long battle with addiction, we are discovering the mental health world is HARD. I would really love to hear more about your story sometime. 6d
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momitforward A husband who gets his wife sunshine-y flowers in mid winter with her fave variety no less (Gerber daisies) is a keeper! Thanks, @TroyPattee 1w

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momitforward Thinking back on the wine tour we took on our @PrincessCruises shore excursion the beginning of this year. Something about vineyards and the process of making wine gets me every time. That I don't drink was slightly confusing to the rest of the tour, but more wine for them, right? 1w

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momitforward Under the boardwalk! Pre-cruise pic 1 week ago. #SantaMonica #California @PrincessCruises 2w

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momitforward Dreaming of my favorite spot on my trip to #California, El Matador Beach off Pacific Coast Highway 1, heading toward Santa Barbara. I vote that every cruise wraps up with a #roadtrip. @PrincessCruises 2w

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momitforward Such a delicious trip to #California and #Mexico. 'Til next time! @PrincessCruises 3w
  •   thedudemom A cruise! My children have been begging us to go on a cruise. Why? They've heard there are really fantastic buffets. 3w
  •   momitforward @thedudemom So funny! We didn't ever eat at a buffet. But when I took my family, the kids LOVED them! But more than that, they loved the kids zone. They had so much fun they went kicking and screaming to off-shore excursions! 😀3w
  •   itscheapash If we ever do a Disney trip, I think we will go the cruise route! Seems perfect for kiddos! 3w
  •   momitforward @itscheapash Sounds like a perfect plan to me. I have so many friends & family who have gone on Disney cruises and they absolutely love them. 3w
  •   itscheapash Good to know! I went on one when I was little and I have fond memories! 3w

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momitforward Soaking in the #sunshine in Santa Barbara! #California 3w

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Mayfair Jyl Johnson Pattee
momitforward Definitely my preferred way to be "chili" this winter. Thanks #Mexico for the amazing warm weather. @PrincessCruises #SunshineFTW 3w

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momitforward My BFF Heather and I are cruising. We met when we were foreign exchange students in Argentina 28 years ago. We may or may not have been talking so much and playing with the life vests that we missed the safety instruction drill. I'm predicting a very fun weekend! #CatchingUp #GirlFriendWeekendFTW @PrincessCruises #gno 3w
  •   momitforward @burbs2abroad Thanks! 3w
  •   momitforward @nobiggie It has been ridiculously fun. It'll be a trip we laugh about for years. Well, all of ours are. We are suddenly teenagers again when we get together. Scary for all involved. Very fun for us LOL! 3w
  •   hereatthehive So proud of you! Calling Captian Stubing or Julie or Isaac.. Or let's face it Doc. Enjoy the high seas @momitforward 3w
  •   spoonandsaucer No way!! Rotex here too! Japan for 91-92 :) 3w
  •   spoonandsaucer Still have my jacket @momitforward :) 3w
  •   howipinchapenny @momitforward I have several girlfriends I could use some 'catch up' time with. A cruise sounds perfect right about now. 3w
  •   momitforward @howipinchapenny highly recommend!!! We just did a quick 3-day getaway. Then, we spent 2 days in Cali... One before and one day after. Too perfect for catching up. Do it!!! 2w
  •   howipinchapenny @momitforward That does sound perfect. We would love to plan a trip like this. BUT DH and I seizing the moment & hopping a plane to France in March. This year we have realized we need to seize the day! 2w

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momitforward Starting 2015 off on a sunny note. Happy New Year, everyone! #California @PrincessCruises 3w

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Lo-fi Jyl Johnson Pattee
momitforward What a difference a day makes. From sunshine to #snow in a matter of hours. Welcoming #Winter in #Utah with a little sledding action at our local park. 4w

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Normal Jyl Johnson Pattee
momitforward Wooden spools of thread kept me and my cousins entertained for hours at my grandma's house as a child. I just found them in a closet. I love that my grandpa kept all of her stuff in tact after she died. #Memories 4w

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momitforward Our makeshift Polar Plunge. Heated pools are for sissies. #Arizona 4w

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momitforward I'm finally getting around to addressing my #ChristmasCards and just discovered I forgot to bring my address book to #Arizona. So, here's a virtual #ChristmasCard just in case I can't remember your addy off the top of my head. Happiest of holidays everyone! 🌲🌲🌲 1mon
  •   brookekmathews Going to miss teaching Connor at church. He's a great kid. Merry Christmas 1mon
  •   annarubyellie Merry Christmas! I the card! 1mon
  •   marriedlife2 Fun! #hack for next year, make your address book a spreadsheet and email it to yourself. Has saved me so many times I'd never thought it would be so useful! 1mon
  •   melanieamorim Merry Christmas Jyl !! 1mon

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Lo-fi Jyl Johnson Pattee
momitforward Soooo many good memories created in my grandparent's house. Love that I get to celebrate one more #Christmas here! 1mon
  •   momitforward @thekitchengirl Health and happiness to you and yours too! 1mon
  •   momsview So glad you can be there for Christmas. Wish I could've come down. I have a request....please, please, please, whoever gets the two pictures of Grandmommy and Granddaddy as baby/little boy, I would love to get a high resolution scan or picture to use to make reproductions. I love those pictures. 1mon
  •   blueprint4style Beautiful tree @momitforward 1mon
  •   janeputnam Merry merry Christmas to you and yours Jyl! 1mon
  •   melissanorthway Merry Christmas! 1mon
  •   sarahlcook Merry Christmas!! 1mon
  •   caroperz Joyeux Noël ! 1mon
  •   nicolehempeck My Grandparents are a big part of some of my best memories too. Enjoy! Merry Christmas! 4w

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momitforward Every winter, my grandpa would package up a big box of oranges from his 11 trees and send each of his grand kids citrusy goodness. It's amazing the oranges are ripe early in #Arizona this year, so we can enjoy his oranges one last time! 1mon
  •   stuffedsuitcase Yum! What a great gift and memory! 1mon
  •   janae_mymommystyle Oranges remind me of my grandpa, as well. I'd lay in bed with him and watch in amazement how he could peal it all in one piece. I still try to repeat this for my six daughters and one son. Merry Christmas! 1mon
  •   vegasjenleo Great story and tradition! 1mon
  •   jossiepattee Love this. 1mon
  •   cranberryfries Very sweet 1mon

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momitforward Hay ride to see the #ChristmasLights! 1mon

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momitforward Paddle boating #famfie on the Salt River. #Arizona is the perfect place for #Christmas Break! #SunshineFTW 1mon
  •   walkingontravels Soak up the sun lady! Nothing but rain in maryland. And they said it rained a lot in Seattle! Good grief, 1mon
  •   myfamilytable Fun!!! 1mon
  •   jentyree Visiting the valley? Go check out the Mormon temple in mesa, the lights are amazing. And check out Glendale glitters. Carriage rides!!!! 1mon
  •   berassy How much longer are you guys in town?! We'd love to see you! We're swimming tomorrow if us wanna join us?! 1mon
  •   nobiggie So fun!! 1mon
  •   momitforward @berassy I'll call you!!! 1mon
  •   momitforward @jentyree We did the temple lights tonight. So fun! 1mon

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