Monday, December 24, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Love this dog waiter with his reindeer ears on at the local tea room.
Peeking in the window of a great cafe and gift shop. This tree is so pretty.
How did this photo get here? Our pre Ugly Sweater Christmas Party photo.
By the way, we live in a suburb of Raleigh (where we spend a lot of time), but last week while running mini#1 back and forth to Nutcracker practices I snapped these photos. We ate dinner at the Mexican restaurant "downtown." I actually took a moment to enjoy the holiday season and appreciate the great community we live in as I walked this street to/from my car. Hope you are taking small moments to enjoy the season while trying to stay sane and get it all done!
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Where have I been you ask? Taking care of two children who have been out of school for two weeks already. But this week, in particular, I have been at practices, dress rehearsals and finally two performances of The Nutcracker. My oldest was in a music theater class earlier this year (Footloose) and we weren't sure if we'd return in August, but the owner really wanted mini#1 to return so we did. He was chosen to be Fritz in The Nutcracker so he was in the first 15-20 mins of the program. He did a great job. I'm bragging, I know, but he has no fear on stage, will try anything and his facial expressions were fantastic. Not sure where he got all this because I was stiff as a board on the stage growing up! Ha! Anyway, all of the cast and dancers were amazing. And the costumes, too. Spending 7 hours in one theater today was well worth it. Proud of this kid. Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake watch out! Ha!