Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Christmas Carol - A Review

J.C. Cutler (Ebenezer Scrooge) and Tracey Maloney (Ghost of Christmas Past)

 They did it again! Entertaining, Funny, Vibrant, Colorful......Christmas Joy! 

A Christmas Carol has become an annual tradition for us. I'm always impressed each year how they tweak the story just a little bit so that it's different for people that do come annually. Even if they didn't do that, it's worth seeing every year. 

It's the perfect way to kick off the holiday season with the reminder of mean old Scrooge. How we all have a little Scrooge in us at times, how we can focus on the wrong things and how the most important "things" in our lives are the people and love. 

I don't need to tell you the story....I think this year I will just share their photos (All photos taken by Dan Norman), they speak for themselves. Don't miss this wonderful production this year!! Treat yourself! You will walk away smiling. 

Make it a full evening! We always enjoy a special date night starting with dinner and a glass of wine at the Sea Change restaurant inside the Guthrie Theater. Some of the best meals I've ever tasted! 


Elizabeth Reese (Dierdre Fezziwig) Eleonore Dendy (Dora Fezziwig) 
and Summer Hagen (Daisy Fezziwig)

Robert O. Berdahl (Jacob Marley) and J.C. Cutler (Ebenezer Scrooge)

Kris L. Nelson (Bob Cratchit) and Virginia S. Burke (Mrs. Cratchit) with Zel Weilandgruber as (Tiny Tim), Ella R. Nelson (Martha), Tess Nelson (Belinda) and Noah Deets (Peter)

Members of the cast of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Kris L. Nelson (Bob Cratchit), Zel Weilandgruber (Tiny Tim) and J.C. Cutler (Ebenezer Scrooge) with the A CHRISTMAS CAROL company

Guthrie Theater
818 South Second Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday Awakenings - Snow Day!!

Took this shot of our dog, Kaytee this morning. It was our first snow and it was a big one! Kaytee wasn't sure what she thought about that cold snow but she loved her new sweater and scarf. ;-)

We sent to two of our news stations and Kaytee's photo ended up on both stations. Pretty fun.

We are both wishing you a great week and if you are experiencing the cold, stay warm!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Wrap Up - Cat Wisdom

This picture cracked me up! The squirrels have been relentless this year with eating our pumpkins and my poor cat, Huck would just love to get his hands on them....but there he sits with the big glass door blocking him. :-)

It made me think.....how we always have those negative things in our life or negative people. Behind us, judging, talking or taking from us. How we always just need to look away from them, look to the positive and the people that build us up, not tear us down.

I think this picture says it all.

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

IWSG - Let Your Light Shine

There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. -Leonard Cohen
Another one of my favorite quotes. I do believe after we have experienced some pain, cracks and struggles, that is when we gain wisdom and can let our true light shine. It's always hard to believe when we are in the middle of it but if we push forward, build off it, learn from it....it will help us succeed. It's usually at our wit's end when we discover something beautiful.

Today as you push through with whatever goal you are trying to reach....writing, finishing your book, learning something new, exercising, eating right, forgiving, loving, etc. try to remember this and don't give up. Perseverance is the key. Have a little faith and let your light shine!

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