Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Had a rough morning?

Maybe you need a visit to the desert...

Why Seth is a happy to be in Nevada this winter!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mom and Dad came for a visit last week since I was able to take my three days off for the month all in the same week! It was so wonderful having them here, and watching them get to know Thaddeus. We lived it up by celebrating Mom's Birthday, spending a day touring the outskirts of Las Vegas where the natural beauty is abundant, and of course a day on the strip.
Sadly I work the rest of the month, and will have to experience Christmas vicariously through Janelle and Thaddeus as they are now in the NW until the end of the month. Who ever thought medicine was a glamorous career?!...Don't ask me what I think now.
Mom and Dad: Floor time with Thaddeus

Leg of Lamb Roast Dinner to celebrate Mom's Birthday and Life

Paris on the Strip

Belagio Gardens at Christmas

Watching the Belagio Fountain as it dances to music and explodes from the lake

Belagio fountain with Eiffel Tower in background

Thaddeus' 3rd lesson in Rock Climbing
At Valley of Fire State Park

Hot Mama

Oasis in the desert
Lake Mead in the upper left

Desert Moonrise

My Father

Thaddeus lovin' attention from Grandma and Grandpa


My Beautiful Parents
Valley of Fire State Park
The First State Park in Nevada

Thaddeus loves to hike
Can you find the petroglyphs in this photo?

Atatl Rock
Valley of Fire State Park

Saturday, November 29, 2008

So already I am trying to influence my son to take interest in certain activities that I dream of doing together, and one day he may be so good at it that he will pick up sponsors and laugh at the idea of being a slave to a job like medicine/surgery.

Thus please watch Thaddeus in his first lesson in Rock Climbing, performed at The Grand Canyon, AZ

And here is Thaddeus during his second lesson at Zion National Park.
For indoor "gym" rock climbing I have him practising climbing up me, and spending lots of time hanging from me at crazy angles

Our Thanksgiving was spent with the Rudds in Las Vegas

Thaddeus met two Rudd kids that were more than happy to entertain him throughout the evening

Yes Thaddeus is crawling!!!! He just turned 5 months last Thursday!

According to Nourishing Traditions a child's first food should be egg yolk...

This is our nutrition bible

Thaddeus seems to appreciate it

Our boy just chillin' after a long workout of crawling

Monday, November 24, 2008

I had two days in a row off, so we hightailed it out of the city and went North to
Zion Natl Park, Utah
We feel so immensely blessed to be experiencing much of this country's beauty while finishing residency...Zion is a photographer's paradise as light and diversity dance throughout the canyon moment to moment. You must make time for this place in your vacation schedule during your lifetime!
Photos are in no particular order

Canyon Overlook Hike

The Trail to Angels Landing...this is the easy part.

Art Gallery perusing in Springdale, Utah

I bet the Obama campaign could have utilized a picture of Obama with these kinda sun beams...
Oh wait somebody already did a good job of it here: Click here.

Hiking Thaddeus style

Peaceful hiking...Peaceful light

Cave along the trail to Overlook Canyon

Majestic Light

Overlook Canyon Viewpoint

Beauty in nature

View from Hidden Canyon Trail

Thaddeus celebrating his first night of camping ever

Dinner at Oscar's Uhmmm.
Free range beef burger and fish tacos

Beautiful tree, beautiful mountain, beautiful people


Thaddeus looking older

He has found his feet...and loves to pull his socks off

View from our bedroom at the Desert Pearl...sunset

The Desert Pearl...One night of camping was enough :o)

In the cave

Thaddeus was mesmerized by the campfire

Teaching Thaddeus OUCH with the cactus

Autumn in Zion

Cliffs of Zion from Angel's Landing Trail

Another view from Angel's Landing

Atop Angel's Landing

Zion Canyon from Angel's Landing

Canyon walls