Sunday, December 9, 2012

~*The Nutcracker*~

Hello Dear Friends!  We are getting closer and closer to Christmas Day... things are busy and getting busier.  Last night though, Tony and I took some time to enjoy each other... with  no stress or fuss.  For 'date night' we went to the local performance of The Nutcracker.  It was put on by an area dance school, Sherry's Dance Workshop, and performed in the beautiful Albert Taylor Hall at Emporia State University.  I had not seen The Nutcracker since I was a little girl... a long time ago.  This performance was so charming... and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  The grace and brilliance of the older dancers is just so amazing.  However, I especially enjoyed the sweetness and giddiness of the younger dances... the little girls that were just learning to dance.  There was one little one ~ she was maybe 3-4 years old ~ that didn't care much about the dance... she was just smiling and waving at her parents out in the crowd.  She was so sweet!  The performance was very heartwarming... and so very touching. It is always nice to take a break from the stress and tension... sit back and ENJOY! (Although... the Mouse King was still frightening!)


I hope that you too are enjoying the festivities the season provides... the joy with loves ones... and that you are not too wrapped up in the stress, hustle & bustle, and marketing.  Enjoy your family and friends... cherish the joy of Christmas and surround yourself with love.

Wishing you warm smiles...

Betty

7 comments:

  1. i love the nutcracker! i haven't been since my daughter was in 5th grade.[she'll be 26 tomorrow] denise

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  2. Who doesn't love the Nutcracker?! I thing even the Grinch would have to admit enjoying it! We have gone to perfermances of the Pittsburgh Ballet since our girls were little always with a visit with Santa first! Such a great family holiday tradition!

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful date night!Hugs,Jen

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  4. Children and their honesty always have a way of stealing the show! :-) Too dang cute! Glad you made some time to enjoy the spirit of the season!

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  5. Love, love, love the Nutcracker. I can never see it enough.
    I baked the Pumpkin Crunch Cake last night. We love it. Thank you.

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