Sunday, October 25, 2009's almost over.

Those of you who know how crazy are lives are, know that October has been unusually crazy. This truly has been a month to remember. These are just some of the highlights:

--Nat designed puppets and opened Stellaluna at the Scera after just doing some amazing puppets for UVU's production of Charlotte's Web. FYI-The Daily Herald did a great story on him in today's paper. If you want to read it go here:

--I opened Mortal Fool's first production which was Frankenstein. I have been rehearsing since August and Nat designed and built a beautiful set.

--The week after Frankenstein opened I went right onto Homecoming Spectacular week. I've been working on that project since March. It was a fabulous, huge show and I spent many 16 hour days at the Marriott Center. But well worth it. I've posted some fabulous pics that Michael Handley (the producer) took.
--We did our primary program (sigh) today and it really was a beautiful meeting. Many of the older children wrote their own talks. They are such an example to me. Totally inspiring.

If you can believe in the middle of all of this.....we took some family photos. I always love to have our family photos done in the fall. It is my favorite time of year. My friend Megan used this photographer and I just loved her work. I booked a session with her and she sent me some previews. I just loved them and wanted to share. I'm hoping to get the rest soon. Her name is Andee McDonald and I would highly recommend her. Her blog is:

Needless to say I am looking forward to a restful November and spending time with the dotters.
Hope you had a happy October!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Last night the first production of Mortal Fool's Theatre Project premiered. It was such a great evening; finally seeing the work, long nights away from kids and wonderful artistry come together to produce Frankenstein. The idea started about a year ago, when David Morgan and Ward Wright would come into my office at BYU and we would talk about producing the kind of theatre we wanted to see and why we all chose it as a career to begin with. Thus the seed was planted for MFTP. Instead of talking we actually did something. So we started this company with a core group of artists. We lean towards good classical works or great adaptations of wonderful literature so it seemed right to pick this version of Frankenstein that has a very classic feel and sounds like the Shelly novel. David and Ward would be in it and I would direct. It has truly been a pleasure working with this group of people. The acting is the finest I have seen here in Utah and Nat of course did an amazing set. I hope if you read this and live in Utah you will take the opportunity to see some wonderful theatre.