OK...so I was reminded last night that this is my "real" favorite Christmas tradition!
How could it be anything else. I have the best memories of going to see the Nutcracker every year with my family. We would get all dressed up, have a fancy dinner, then go to the Lila Cockrell Theater in San Antonio and go see it. I don't think we missed a year until I went to college. Ok...maybe high school, but I can't even count how many we went to when I was a "child". I could not wait for Sarah to get old enough so I could take her for the first time. So, when she was 3 we went to the Texas Ballet Theater's performance at Bass Hall in Ft. Worth. It is AMAZING. The choreography, the music, the sets, the costumes....couldn't be more perfect. Last night was my 3rd year taking her and I plan to make this a yearly practice. I now can't wait for Lauren to get to be old enough so we can ALL go!
Last night was especially special because we got Charlie's parents and the newlyweds (Rob and Nina) to go with us. Sarah also got to take a friend. We had a box to ourselves and had a wonderful time! I think I am truly ready for Christmas. Nothing gets me in the spirit and fills my head with cheerful Christmas thoughts like the Nutcracker. It is truly magical!