Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Instagram Wedding

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 The Bride and Groom at Salt Lake Temple

 caitlyncope instagram (Court photo)

 CourtneyBranningMorrill instagram

 Court photo 
After wedding luncheon at Joseph Smith Memorial Jade Room

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The 4 C's who always have a hard time taking a 'serious' photo.
Wedding reception.
The Manor at the Riverwoods.

And below,
a Justin Hackworth instagram after the reception.
A preview of the awesomeness in photography to come:)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Bride


Beautiful Bride.
Beautiful new Son-in-law.
Beautiful Snow.
Beautiful Temple.
Beautiful Day.

(Can't wait to see all the beautiful photos Justin Hackworth took this weekend.
Hopefully I can share a few by the end of January.)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sacred Gifts at BYU Museum of Art

Frans Schwartz's "Agony in the Garden"

We attended this beautiful and emotional exhibit on Friday.
It was 12 years in the making.
These paintings will never again be on display
 outside the churches where they reside.
It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these
divinely inspired masterpieces.
For information and free tickets go HERE.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Coolest Christmas Cat in Town

 Coryn's office invited Cosmo
to join them for their Christmas party.
Who wouldn't want their photo taken with
the best university mascot in the country?

It has been a tradition with our family for many years:)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Iconic London

photo Coryn
You just can't go to London and not see the classic spots.

Beautiful sunsets on the Southbank overlooking the Thames.

The Eye

We will ALWAYS stop for books.

Westminster Cathedral

Exquisite detail on this relief. See the
 Twelve Apostles in the center?

The Houses of Parliament.

Sir Laurence Olivier as Hamlet near The National Theatre.

St. Paul's Cathedral

photo Court
St. Paul's dome at night.

One view from Trafalgar Square.

Strangest thing ever. A blue rooster in Trafalgar Square.

I want one of these phone booths in my house.

You'd better.

following photos Court
The Tube/The Underground

Our home stop.

Marble Arch.
We stayed across the street a block or so down.

Union Jack

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Many Marvelous Museums in London Town

 My favorite museum is the Victoria and Albert.
I could stay at the V & A all day. (Hey...that rhymed.)

 It is a majestic building.

 Though I have been inside at least 4 different times
I have never seen all of it.

 I love the exquisite sculptures.

 They had an interesting exhibit on furniture styles
through the different eras.

 One section I really like is the Theatrical Arts.

 When we visited the first week there was an exhibit
 "under construction"
and we had no idea what it was to be.
When we returned a week later it was unveiled as 'War Horse,'
the properties, puppets and costumes from the
 National Theatre production.

 There was also a very fun exhibit of art from a
 children's picture book
titled 'Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day.'

 The book is about Clara's adventures in the V & A Museum.
The author, Amy de la Haye, 
was a former Curator of 20th century fashion at the museum.

 We ate a delicious lunch at the fabulous cafeteria.

 A little hidden gem hidden behind Oxford Street 
is the Wallace Collection.

This gorgeous mansion holds a world famous range
  of fine and decorative arts from the 15th to the 19th centuries
 with large holdings of French 18th-century paintings and furniture.

 There were rooms in every color.
Of course, I loved the purple room.

 And check out this pink room.

 Another angel photo.

 I actually giggled out loud when I saw this painting.
I remember studying it in college humanities class.
'The Swing' by Jean-Honore Fragonard (1767)
It really is a 'silly' painting if you look at it closely.

 The National Gallery at Trafalgar Square is magnificent.
It houses some of the most famous paintings in the world
Some scenes were filmed there in the recent 'Day of the Doctor'
movie celebrating 50th anniversary of BBc's Doctor Who
This gallery always seems to be buzzing with people.

 Just around the corner is The National Portrait Gallery.
This gallery is unique in that it houses only paintings 
which are portraits.
 Here was Court's heaven.
Dinosaur Heaven.
London's Natural History Museum.

 It was packed with families.
Excited children everywhere.
I felt like I was on a school field trip.
Memories of taking our girls to Dinosaur Land.

 Dippy the Diplodocus.
He glows in the dark.

 If you look real closely you can see that these are birds.
Dead birds to be correct.
It was quite a colorful display and rather mesmerizing.

 In Covent Garden we visited this museum.
Being the film lover that I am it was a 'must do.'

 It was fantastic to walk through the history of British film.
This is the costume Sir Laurence Olivier wore in
 'The Battle of Britain.'

 These dolls were kind of creepy.

This about sums it up.