December 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Justin!


December 19, 2008

The Nutcracker...a gift from my Sugarplum

This Christmas (actually just before) I was the lucky recipient of a thoughtful gift from my sweet hubby! After many years of requesting, this year he surprised me with a wonderful evening out at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House to enjoy an evening performance of The Nutcracker!

It was everything I had hoped!! The beautiful dancing, the enchanting story, the lavish sets and amazing costumes, the perfect was all so very wonderful and dreamy!

I have always loved dancing - of any kind - but what little girl hasn't dreamed of being a ballerina? I always wanted to take ballet and learn to dance on my toes as gracefully as they did tonight! I am amazed at their skill and control. I am in awe of their flexibility and sculpted bodies - their gracefulness is truly a sight to behold!

I did eventually take a ballet college! It was really fun and besides learning some steps and movements, my favorite part was getting my very own pair of ballet slippers! ...Never did get those toe-shoes though!

I would love nothing more than to make this a family holiday tradition for years to come. Whether it be The Nutcracker, Colorado Symphony, or any other Christmastime performance - I think it would be a wonderful experience to share with my family!

December 1, 2008

Working on another redesign...

A work in progress...stay tuned!