Sunday, August 03, 2014

Summer 2014 Plan, revealed, now that it's over

We had to have a plan, and it turned out to be a great summer!!! We tried to have healthy habits. Owen rowed, I biked and studied, Mae went camping, Wade kept running, Trevor was proselytizing, and Jim came home then drove us all over tarnation. It just went by so fast. The anticipated highlights were the highlights. It was so fun! Summer! Summer! Summer!


Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Saturday's Warrior

The family went to Saturday's Warrior last night. Great blast from the past, and good message.
image from http://lds.net/blog/buzz/entertainment/arts-and-culture/saturdays-warrior-gets-modern-revamp/
Favorite songs:
Mae "He's Just a Friend"
Owen "Humble Way"
Wade and Amy "Line Upon Line"

Saturday, April 05, 2014

A Phoenix Children's Hospital Moment in time

Saw Gina Johnson at lunch yesterday--Seth's mom. She works hard at the hospital with families who have newborn babies with Downs Syndrome and with the developmental pediatrics clinic. What a nice moment in time at PCH. Thanks to Gina for the photo!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Congratulations, Dr. Wade DeMordaunt!


Wade studied for and took a very difficult test to become a Board Certified Optometrist. He received the results this week and passed!

Congratulations, Wade DeMordaunt OD and now Diplomate, American Board of Optometry

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Break comes to an end...




Spring break this year was a nice break from our usual hectic early morning up for school and work schedule. We had easy going mornings and several nice outings with Grandpa and Grandma DeMordaunt. We enjoyed our vacation at home this spring. Bye to Grandpa and Grandma till next time!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Taliesin West-- The family and the best part of all









The best part of the tour was going with our family. It was so nice to have Jim and Sharon come to visit and enjoy the tour with us. Another beautiful day in Arizona!

Taliesin West -- Frank Lloyd Wright insights tour

our tour guide beginning the tour

note the symbol second from the left on the bottom--the basis for the logo FLLW developed for Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright's office

Portrait of the Architect

FLLW proposed Arizona State Capitol building

at age 91, just before his death

one of a few water features

lovely triangle pool, the breeze used to blow acrossed it then through the work area to cool the room

another angle

a step back, including more desert plants

The view, ruined by power lines, now including the city of Scottsdale


beautiful plants



art everywhere


The courtyard with the living room to the right

lovely water

at night is a fire breathing dragon!




framed view of the desert

appealing even from the back side--this is the kitchen




scaled down version of a larger work of art designed by FLLW

It really is this red!

photos of the way it used to be...


Chinese art is seen throughout

fantastic entrance to dinner theater

blurry photo of Falling Water

featuring the logo of Taliesin West

stained glass reproductions in the gift shop--desertscape through the window
I posted a review at http://www.zerve.com/c/1124269/fanpage/1700812