‘Tis the Season…

The only thing that rivals the end-of-the-school-year rush of activities is the holiday season rush of activities. The main difference being that the holiday stuff revolves around programs (of the singing variety generally) and comes with many more lights and heavier clothing.

It almost makes you long for New Year’s resolutions…and the crowd at the gym that comes with it through February. Almost.

Never ones to miss out on a holly jolly Christmas opportunity, we kicked it off shortly after Thanksgiving (if you don’t count our viewing of the Plaza lights not-so-official lighting ceremony)…and pretty much got it all done by 12/12. That’s us…overachievers. Oh, but we had our reasons (besides the school calendar)…more on that in a coming post. In our whirlwind tour, we hit Crown Center and Christmas on the River in Parkville.

Gator Choir at Crown Center
Christmas on the River with Park Hill School District Choirs

As if all the scheduled school stuff isn’t enough, I win two tickets to the opening performance of the KC Ballet’s The Nutcracker along with tickets to The Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon. Mara and I get to dress up for a fancy girls-only outing for free (even the parking was covered)!