12.06.2010

Nutcracker




Kevin surprised me on Friday night and took me to the Nutcracker at Capital Theater in Salt Lake. I have always loved ballets, but this time felt different than any other ballet I have been to.

Maybe it was because it was my first ballet with Kevin, and while they aren't exactly his thing, that made it even better when he let me squeeze his hand during a particularly beautiful part or impressive lift. Maybe it was because there is nothing like the Nutcracker that helps me get in the spirit of Christmas. Or maybe it was because the whole thing was a surprise and it was so sweet it was overwhelming.

Whatever it was, the Nutcracker was magical. During the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, with white snow falling all over the stage, and the ballerina's dressed in icy blue, tears fell freely down my face. I love our bodies. I love art. I love my husband.

And I love the Nutcracker for reminding me all of those things I love.

11 comments:

Tay Talk said...

That is a really sweet surprise. I love when the big guys do cute things that they typically wouldn't do themselves. Precious.

Brittany said...

I love the Capitol Theatre. I think it's one of the hidden little gems of Utah.

And I have to confess that I cry at every ballet I go to. Probably half because I miss it so very much and half because of the beauty. You're right, our bodies are so amazing.

What a sweet little gift from Kevin. I'm so glad you loved it.

Emily Dawn said...

How fun, and very sweet.

That Kevin sounds like a real gem :)

Brissa said...

Lucky! I went to see The Nutcracker when I was in seventh grade. It was magical.

What a darling gift/surprise. I'm glad you had fun. All this Nutcracker nonsense has transported me back to seventh grade. Ay ya yai!

kara lynn said...

i adore the nutcracker. absolutely so. i am even playing the soundtrack in my car. and learning the scores on the piano.

and i love that your husband took you to that. way to be amazing. i hope my future husband can handle a few good surprises. :]

Melissa said...

That is so sweet, I loved it. At the Nutcracker here in NC they have fake snow fall off the roof when people leave the theater. It makes people really mad when they find out it's fake. :)

Callie said...

Oh boy. We are of the same heart! I love the nutcracker! I just blogged about how it would be the perfect date right now! I am hoping for surprise tickets as well. Your Kevin is a good man:)

annie said...

What a fun date idea, and what a beautiful post to commemorate it. You guys are precious!

She Loves To Make said...

I love the nutcracker. It's a family tradition of ours to go every year. It is so beautiful! What an AWESOME surprise!

Logan, Christa and Autumn said...

I love the Nutcracker. Logan took meour first christmas we were married...now he just lets me go with his mom and sister...haha

Kimberly Geneviève said...

Lucky lady, that is so romantic!