Thanks all for the info. This is our first time using SPI and we are still trying to debug things and get everything talking.
Nick, that is a GREAT logic analyzer output. I was considering doing this as well to try and figure out SPI. Looks like you've already answered all the questions I would have about SPI with your logic analyzer output
Gray, I wasn't sure if pinMode(...) and Serial.begin(...) were global functions if we called them inside void setup ().
I will try to change a few things in my code in order to take these new insights into consideration and let everyone know how it goes.