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 music...it 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 class...in 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!