Thursday, December 31, 2015

Remember Me?

Hey! It's been a while, hasn't it? It's been so long it's the last day of 2015. But I have a good excuse: since late September, we have been involved in a ballet production of The Nutcracker!!! It was a fantastic experience with lots of rehearsing, sore muscles, and hard work... But so worth it! We put on great shows! There are lots of pictures to share over the next couple of posts, so here are some good rehearsal shots.

My dad was cast as Drosselmeyer, I was Mrs. Stahlbaum and in the Waltz of the Flowers, Jordan was a parent and in Russian, and Eden was a parent, Chinese, and Waltz of the Flowers.

 My dad and I dancing together. 

So many flowers waltzing! 

 The guests arrive at the party.

See what all this rehearsing does to us?!



Daddy and Eden being partners in the Parent Dance.  I'm over in the corner with Mr. Stahlbaum.


Jordan and his partner.

Just jumping around a bit.  ;)

Jordan helping out with some Chinese rehearsals.
Just some fans of The Chinese Dance.

 Poof!  Drosselmeyer has appeared!

Playing with my Cute Boy during a break.


Four out of three of my Stahlbaum children.  Don't I have a good looking brood?


They are all taller than me and kind of take advantage of that...


We sure had fun picking out our dresses and practicing in them!

Love these crazy kids!




Surprise! 


Pretty dresses!
There's a mouse in the house!!!


Surprising Clara with the Nutcracker!
Just a bunch of characters, really!


Morning rehearsal selfie break!

Costume fun!
No caption needed. ;)



It's gonna be huge!

 Just a little dramatic faint scene with Drosselmeyer.

So don't forget about our blog because I have backstage and performance pictures coming!!!

2015. It's been a fantastic year. Adventures pursued, challenges conquered, lessons learned, growth achieved, inspiration seized, blessings received, and new friends joining me on this journey of life. I am so thankful for what the Lord has showed me, taught me, and given me this past year. I'm blessed. Even though saying goodbye to 2015 might feel sad after thinking on such beautiful memories, I know that the best is yet to come. I'm looking forward to the new adventures, trails to be blazed, and history that we get to make! Happy New Year!
"I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." -Philippians 3:14