Sunday, December 9, 2012

Selections from The Nutcracker

Last Saturday, on the first, we got to see our sweet niece, Lauren dance to selections from The Nutcracker. This was her third year to dance in this wonderful Christmas program, but the first time Russell and I saw her.
 Here she is in her dress for the party scene.
 The music was so beautiful. The orchestra played many Christmas selections that were so familiar to most everyone. One of my favorites is "In the Bleak Midwinter". I was glad they played it.
 Even Santa Claus made an appearance.
 Lauren dancing.
 She was also a little baker! So fun!
 We love supporting Lauren and love her so much.
Me, Russell, Lauren, Mama, and B.A.
The girls!
Mama, Kelly, Lauren and me
She is the best ever!
Instead of flowers after the ballet, we gave her Essie nail polish in "ballet slippers." I figured it would be very appropriate for the occasion. :)
Russell loves being Logan's uncle. Logan is just growing up. Wow!
We had a great time and are already anxious to see them during Christmas. Listening to a live Christmas orchestra and seeing ballet to The Nutcracker was the perfect beginning to our Christmas season!
Praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe. Psalm 150:4