Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas on the Plaza


I'm not sure if I've told you how much I love the theater, but it is most definitely one of my passions. Have I told you that A Christmas Carol is one of my top ten favorite books of all time? Here's the point: Jeffrey gave me a perfect birthday gift. He bought us season tickets to the KC Rep. After much delighted squealing, I rushed to book our seats for A Christmas Carol two months ahead of time, and we commenced planning the perfect Christmas weekend.
Who doesn't love shopping and lights, crowds laughing and street performers caroling? Who doesn't adore great food? Who doesn't love to delight their child with something as simple as a carriage ride? Oh, that's my kind of weekend.
The production of A Christmas Carol was indeed amazing. Tears poured down my cheeks as the players stood on the stage with a reclaimed, reborn Ebeneezer Scrooge and sang carols. That wasn't the most magical thing, though. The real magic came when the audience spontaneously began to sing along. Merry Christmas, indeed.
Life often provides moments of magic and joy. Of sheer beauty. We are wise, indeed, when we realize that we are in the middle of those perfect moments. A week ago, I found myself in the middle of such moments over and over. Isn't life sweet?

God bless us, everyone.

I took all but the first photo. That was found here.

18 comments:

ELK said...

we are theatre family as well with 16 yr old the actress. your daughter is really enjoying it I can see ...and a carriage ride to really make it special ...memories for sure!

Laura said...

Things happen at this time of year that are so special and magical! You had some real Christmas spirit happening! Glad for you!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Relyn, I saw the play too a few years ago and it was absolutely WONDERFUL!!!! I'm so very glad that you were able to go!! Wishing you, your husband, and sweet girl and family a wonderful, happy Christmas ~ xxoo, Dawn

Patti said...

I'm so glad your weekend turned out magical! What's not to love with all of those ingredients? Life can indeed be sweet!

~Patti

Yolanda said...

I am glad you had such a good time. It looks like so much fun.

spread your wings said...

I am so glad that you had such a wonderful and magical weekend. Indeed the perfect Christmas filled weekend.
What a magnificent birthday gift to receive and enjoy throughout the year.
I enjoyed live performance this weekend as well - just seems to make the holidays even more special.

Suvarna said...

oh yes, life is truly sweet! May the moments keep on coming! Merry Christmas Relyn.

Jessica said...

I have the Christmas Carol sitting here ready to read from cover to cover on this snowy day. It looks like Jeffrey gave you the absolute perfect gift and you all had a lovely holiday weekend. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I love seeing your pictures again beautifully supported and enhanced by your master use of words. I am home freezing today sick. Won't share details here on your perfect post comment. But I do love you Relyn ~ your friendship is definite proof that God exists to me. Blessings, Katie

smith kaich jones said...

That sounds perfectly wonderful & magical. Did you feel, just for a moment maybe, like a kid again? That sense of joy? Betcha did!

:) Debi

Christina said...

We adore the theater. Sounds like you had a magical weekend. ; )

veronica said...

a perfect weekend, indeed. have a very merry christmas this week!

Beth said...

what a wonderful evening spent with those you love...magical and beautiful all in one !!

robin bird said...

i can hear the happiness in your 'voice'! look at sloane, how delighted is she? i bet you looked like that too while listening, watching and reveling in the love, togetherness and fun! merry christmas girlfriend!!!

and here is to another year of blogging friendship and perhaps even a meet up this summer... ;)

Patti said...

Hi~ I hope you and your family are enjoying the magic of the holidays! Merry Christmas; stay warm, safe, and cozy!!!

Love, Patti

My Castle in Spain said...

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family Relyn !!
Big hugs
xxx
Lala

Laura said...

Merry Christmas Relyn! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Holiday season!

love
laura

susanna said...

It all sounds so wonderful! Your sweetie knew exactly what to get you - future dates to the theatre. He's a keeper!

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