Sunday, December 11, 2011

Loved it! Thought I'd share...

This is one of my (and my children's) favorite songs.  I saw this video on my friend's blog today and since I don't think we share many of the same visitors to our blogs, I thought I would share it on my blog as well.

Watch on Youtube

It really is a great rendition!  I hope we are all trying to remember those wonderful gifts we've been given, despite all the bustle of the season.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Nutcracker

Princess M's ballet classes put on The Nutcracker each year for Christmas, in lieu of a winter recital.  Princess M has been looking forward to this all year.  She got to be a Mouse in the first act and a Villager in the second.

She also got to learn a lesson in keeping the Sabath day holy, since we found out 2 weeks before the performance that one of the performances was scheduled for a Sunday.  We had a nice talk about it, spoke with her teacher, (who tried to convince us otherwise) but in the end Princess M felt very strongly about not dancing on Sunday.  It was a hard choice for her, but she made the right decision.  We were very proud of her.

Here's a bunch of photos and videos that we took.