Tuesday, December 21, 2010



This is a precious poem I read this week.
This will be my last post for a little awhile. We've been doing a lot of holiday things this past week. One was "Christmas at the Peace Center". It's our center for the performing arts.
We had a wonderful dinner beforehand at a downtown restaurant.

Hubby had Salmon and I had pecan crusted grouper.

Off to the theater we went.
We have an amazing symphony with conductor Edward Tchivzhel. He is a live wire and a joy to watch conducting. He gives it his all!
The decorations were beautiful!

The International Ballet performed to some of the Christmas music.

The guest baritone Doug LaBrecque, who was the Phantom in " Phantom of the Opera" for nine years in Toronto, was making his second guest appearance. What an amazing voice to hear! He did Christmas carols, like O Holy Night and of course he could not end the evening without doing "The Music of The Night" from Phantom. He brought the house down with that.
We are big fans of the Musical!
We have seen the Phantom of the Opera in Toronto and Detroit. The movie that was made was quite good, too.
It was a pleasure to meet him after the show.

Another year is almost over. Where has time gone?
Please enjoy all the glory of Christmas with family and friends. Let's not forget who's birthday we are celebrating and the reason for this season.


Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a beautiful poem! And I'm so glad I'm not the only one who takes pictures of what we eat!

Next year I WILL go see The Messiah performed live. This is a promise I'm making to myself!

Enjoy your Christmas!

Shelia said...

Lovely poem and you and hubby look so wonderful. Glad you had such a great time! We saw The Phantom of the Opera in New York and we've seen it a couple other times - I'm with you - I love it.
Merry Christmas, Dear One,
Shelia ;)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love the poem!

What a wonderful date you two had!

Merry Christmas!


Sue said...

You certainly look as if you had a very enjoyable and fun evening out with your schweetie! The holiday season is one of the best times to enjoy each other's company at special events.
I hope you enjoy a glorious Christmas with your family this weekend. It's so nice to have met you in blog land this year! ~ Sue

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

OH my goodness I enjoyed this post!!! I loved the poem such beautiful words. What a wonderful date night out with your husband and the dinner looked DIVINE!!! I hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!!


Jennifer said...

Loved all your pictures - and hope that Christmas was wonderful at your house. Your family room (in the header photo) looks gorgeous! I just love your mantle:)

I hope that your are looking forward to the new year and all the opportunities that lie ahead. Wonderful days with family and friends and the opportunity to draw closer to our savior and serve Him more.

Look forward to your posting again - ALWAYS enjoy your blog. God bless, Jennifer