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**