December 19, 2010

Erin & Laura enjoy some Christmas Fun!

Yesterday I was able to enjoy a day of Christmas Fun with my sweet friend, Erin! She had received 2 free tickets to the Dallas Arboretum, so we decided to go check it out.

Even though a lot of the plants looked dead since it is December, Erin and I enjoyed walking around and just talking. We visited the Bamboo forest, the ponds and foundations, and the DeGoyer House which was decorated beautifully for Christmas.

And we even managed to find this tree that still looked relatively alive!

After the Arboretum, we headed out to lunch and were able to catch up there. Then we tried to go to the Allen Outlet mall. After spending 30 minutes trying to find a parking spot, we got to walking around and found that the store we needed had a huge line just to get in. We decided it wasn't worth braving the crowds any longer!

Then we headed to the Courtyard Theater to see the Nutcracker featuring these 3 beautiful girls:

One of my youth had the main role of Clara in this year's show and her younger sister played several dancing roles. Their middle sister was in the beginning party scene and was part of the Glee Club that serenaded us with Christmas carols prior to the show. It was so fun to see the ballet and all of the little kids in the roles of Mice and Angels were absolutely precious! It was such a fun Christmas show to see!

Then we were able to go back to Erin's and just hang out and spend some more time together. It was a wonderful day with a sweet friend!

Now 2 more days of work and then Christmas Vacation!

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