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Friday, December 13, 2019

yet another dance recital . . .

we had our last christmas dance recital of the season over the weekend before we moved into the nutcracker on monday morning.  it was polar express themed.  it's hard to believe that the 2019 season went by that fast, it really was a blur!

have a great weekend!  
we'll be at the theater all weekend working on the nutcracker!
love, laurie

Thursday, December 12, 2019

another dance recital . . .

last week was christmas dance recital season in the theatre.  ryan designed lights for a local studio's production of rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.  the show went great and everyone had a good time.  on to the next!

love, laurie

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

birthday celebrations and an eagles tribute show

i didn't get to see my mama on thursday on her actual birthday so i was glad to have some free time on saturday to see her to celebrate.  we spent the day together and then met up with ryan in the evening when he was done with work.

i ended up with free tickets to an eagles tribute show from one of my clients at work, so we all went out to see the show on saturday night.  it was really good and we really enjoyed ourselves.

i think i wore out my parents though . . .

love, laurie

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

mannheim steamroller live

for as long as i can remember, my parents have been playing mannheim steamroller christmas albums around the holidays.  we all love their music.

we have never seen them perform live, so we were very excited when we found out they were coming to perform at one of our local theatres.  our parents and i got tickets to see the show, while ryan worked the load in, the show call, and the load out.

it was an absolutely incredible show and it was unreal to hear the iconic music performed live.  we had a great time!

love, laurie

Monday, December 9, 2019

here we go!

i've mentioned before that we have a very large-scale production of the nutcracker coming to our theatre this holiday season.  ryan and i have worked this nutcracker numerous times in the past, but it will be the first time that it's at our venue.  we have been prepping for this for over a year now with countless meetings and lots of logistical planning sessions. 

recently, i shared that we tested the fog and the snow, and we also had a photo shoot to advertise the move of this production.

well, it's finally here.  today is load-in day for the nutcracker.  let the games begin!

wish us all luck and lots of sanity!
love, laurie

Friday, December 6, 2019

"my box"

this guy has claimed ryan's orange shoe box and isn't letting it go!

have a great weekend!
love, laurie

Thursday, December 5, 2019

happy birthday, mama!

happy birthday today to my amazing mama!

i look forward to being able to celebrate with my mama soon!

love, laurie

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

our 2019 christmas cards

it's christmas card season!  ryan and i absolutely love sending holiday cards each year, especially photo cards since they are the perfect way to share some snapshots of our past year with our family and friends.

we had great photos from our trip to walt disney world in may and our cruise to bermuda in june so we used those photos for this year's card, along with some cute snapshots of leko from this past year too!  ryan and i both really loved how the front of this card looked like it was lit up with tiny christmas lights!

can't wait for everyone to get them in the mail!

love, laurie

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

twelve twenty-four

this past week was a busy one in the theatre.  before thanksgiving, we spent several days loading in and teching for the twelve twenty-four show (here and here).  we had the show on saturday night, and it was awesome!  these guys really know how to play christmas music!  it was the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.

here are a few of my photos from the show on saturday.  there are a bunch more of my photos on the theatre's facebook page here.

love, laurie

Monday, December 2, 2019

the funniest photo from our thanksgiving

the "kids" with their new toys at the dinner table!

happy monday!
love, laurie