Monday, December 8, 2008

Nutcracker Weekend

We had a glorious weekend. I know, "glorious" may sound a bit excessive - but it's true!! We had such a wonderful time.

We saw the Richmond Ballet's Nutcracker performance and it was - in a word - FANTASTIC!

The costumes were impeccable. The music was perfect. The dancers were absolutely marvelous.

On top of it all, my Muffin was a gem. She sat in wonder and enjoyed every act. I bought a ballerina ornament to commemorate the occasion and I hope we are able to see it every year.

What brought added joy to the outing was the fact that my friend, Ms. Lynn, was able to join us! She is not only a former ballerina - but a former roommate of mine on USS Warship as well as a new mother of an eight month old baby boy. I was so pleased that she could take the time to enjoy the show with us. She has danced many Nutcrackers and proclaimed this performance to be without peer.

We had such a wonderful time. I hope that it becomes an annual event. A weekend of Christmas shopping combined with a Nutcracker matinee sounds like the epitome of Holiday Cheer. Here's hoping for many, many more!

**note: all nutcracker images come from Google images, not the actual Richmond Ballet's Performance**


Madame Queen said...

Awww! I'm so glad you had such a good time. My niece danced in a local version this year, but unfortunately we didn't get to see it b/c we were out of town. I hope that when Punkin is a little older that we can make it a tradition as well.

Unknown said...

that is awesome! good for you and muffin!

Sassy Pants said...

Wow, you just used a lot of big words in one post. Kudos :)

I can't wait to go see the nutcracker! Maybe I'll take baby boy with me...

Anonymous said...

What a lovely way to spend time together.

My 10 year old and her classmates are going on a field trip this Friday to see the Richmond Ballet's Nutcracker and she's really looking forward to it.