last night after work, i met up with my parents for a birthday dinner for my mama's birthday! it was nice to be able to carve out a little time mid-week to see them and to celebrate! we're looking forward to continuing the birthday celebrations this weekend between shows!
this past weekend was another busy one in the theatre (i know, what else is new, laurie?). we prepped all week for a humongous gala on friday night and then had an irish christmas show on sunday afternoon. the christmas show went great and the audience loved it. above are a few pictures from the show. (you can see more of my photos on the theatre's facebook page here.)
for the past nine months our organization has been planning a huge gala to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the company as well as the retirement of our president after 35 years of service. it has been a very long and exhausting process. the gala was held on friday night at the theatre and was quite the event! over 300 people came for food, drinks, and entertainment. it was a lot of strategic coordination for our theatre staff in order to pull it all off.
i'm beyond glad that it's now over because we can all finally get some sleep. the night was such a crazy mess that i never even got any pictures! i only snapped one photo of the program on stage (which isn't even a good one because it's when everyone was leaving the stage) and one photo of the custom cookies from dessert hour.
. . . 10 points to anyone who knows that reference!
this week has been absolutely insane!!! we have had all hands on deck here at the theater to prepare for a humongous gala in our building tonight. last night after rehearsal the front of the building was decorated for the holiday season. a 20 foot christmas tree was delivered, covered in many lights, and topped with a bow. the ginormous wreaths (which are taller than me) were hung on the building and all of the front up lights were turned blue. wheph! exhausting, and cold, but well worth it for the reveal at the end!
it's only wednesday morning and it has already been a week! i had to keep reminding myself to take deep breaths last night because it was just one stupid thing after another at work. there has to be something in the atmosphere this week making everyone down right dumb after the thanksgiving holiday!
after all the craziness at work, it was absolutely wonderful to come home late last night to this gem who always knows how to make me smile by cuddling on my lap.
here's to hoping we survive the rest of the week which is going to be a doozie with two large events in the theatre!
this little turkey of ours was so cute on thanksgiving morning sunbathing in bed. he really made sure he soaked up all of those delicious warm rays shining through the bedroom window. i couldn't resist snapping a picture of our cute little turkey!