Monday, December 17, 2007

and breathe...

So. I've been a little busy lately. Tired and blissfully busy. The two biggest Littles and I did a production of The Christmas Carol with the Actors Theater of Minnesota- The Christmas Carol Feast - it's my 11th year, Via's 4th year and Noni's 2nd year. They're old pros.

We did several performances of The Christmas Carol Feast at a smoky Casino (does anyone else see the irony?)...
We saw Santa and our dear friend, Albert the Elf and had a fancy lunch...
We played in the snow...
I was observed by my principal...
The girls sang in the Christmas program at church. They were lovely, the "Christmas Program," not so much...
Via played a piano recital brilliantly...
Via played her cello on stage with the Minnesota Orchestra for two sold out performances...
I've been working on some script ideas for a project with my brother, Uber Uncle...
We've celebrate birthdays...
We've shared a wonderful, annual Christmas dinner with good friends at a great restaurant in an old Victorian mansion that is thought to be haunted...
We've gone Christmas Caroling. Outside. In December. For cash...

I'm too tired to write more now, but please know that I am thinking of all of you and miss you tons - I'll catch you up soon. In the mean time, here are some pics to give you a peak into what we've been up to.


Yaya just gets prettier and prettier. Here, she is wearing a fabulous cashmere cap that was crocheted by my friend, Hillary. I love the hat, but can hardly keep it off my girl's head!












Here are the Littles, waiting for Santa and our friend, Albert the Elf. They got all fancied up for the event. We even had a lovely "fancy" lunch to cap off the whole Santa event. The best part? Santa didn't ask any of them what they wanted for Christmas!











Here is the man we've begun to fondly refer to as Red Papa. He and Oma came to see The Christmas Carol Feast. They were joined by Auntie Tata and Daddyman. They loved the Littles, and of course thought I did OK. (I performed both as Mrs. Fezziwig and Mrs. Crachit.) The Littles were on cloud nine that they had "fans." Papa and Oma are going to take the two Biggest Littles to see The Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. It's very good. Just different... like, oh, no food.

10 comments:

Sue said...

Ahna, your children are gorgeous. Oh, I love how involved in music and the arts you and your children are. I hope we get to that point someday... Good to "hear" from you...

staceyvee said...

man, it feel slike forever since I stopped by. You should be tired...your life is rich and full. I can tell the holidays are an amazing time around your home.

Nonna said...

AB - glad to see you back. I missed you. Now - why didn't you tell me about all these wonderful things, I would have loved to come up and see the performance with the girls. Don't forget us next year :) We're on our way to Maui for Mom and Dad's 50th. Can you believe that? We're getting pretty old if our parents are starting to celebrate that mileston, aren't we?

Love to all - have a fabulous holiday!

Angela WD said...

Absolutely adorable pictures! How fun that you're able to do so much with your girls. Isn't that the fun of having girls?!

Caroline said...

Wow, you've been busy. You're girls are beautiful! And talented to boot!

And I don't know if i just didn't notice before or what, but I like your new look. Not that I'm entirely sure it's new. Newish, maybe...

Shandy said...

What beautiful photos. That is so great that you all perform together. I got to see your parents on their recent trip to SoCal--sweet people.

by Johanna Brandvik said...

Great pictures. Merry Christmas, Ahna!

Bethany said...
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Bethany said...

Oh, for heaven's sake..those girls are just beautiful!

You and Daddyman make good products...Did I just say products? Goodness me. I mean cuties.

Merry Christmas!

kalurah said...

Ahna, you're girls are GORGEOUS!