Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A New Year (and a New Look)

How to celebrate New's Year's Eve? We've had so many different ways over the years: having friends to our house, going to parties at friends' houses, going to late movies with the kids when they were younger, visiting relatives/friends out-of-state. But what we like most these days:
having a candlelight dinner at home, then going to a live theatre performance (preferably a musical with a live orchestra). And just what we did in 2007.
This is the musical we went to presented by the Light Opera Works at the Cahn Auditorium in Evanston. Both of us love this musical! The cast was fantastic. The music was fabulous. Perfect combo!
The biggest challenge was not to belt out the tunes we knew by heart: "Oh What a Beautiful Morning," People Will Say We're in Love," I Cain't Say No," and "O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A!"
Wes as Curly; me as Laurie...or maybe Ado Annie? Who cares if we were two of the youngest in attendance? We had the best time!
As we walked back to our car, we were treated by the most beautiful snowfall...it looked like we were walking within a snow globe! A rather magical night to escort in another year...what will it bring our way?
Sometimes you want to know the good stuff, but I guess it's best to take it as it comes and try to find the "magic" in it no matter what the next 365 days bring our way. May we be kinder, gentler, wiser, healthier, richer in spirit and open to the possibilities!

5 comments:

simplicity said...

Did you know that in high school I was in the school musical Oklahoma! So funny, I still remember ALL of those songs you mentioned!

What a fun new years celebration!

The quilt you saw on Henry was made by my mom when I was pregnant with him. His room is ABC's and yellow so she made an ABC yellow/green quilt. Sometimes I wish it were mine.

Spirit Bear said...

the snow was beautiful last night, wasn't it? Emma and I watched an entire disc of The Gilmore Girls and journaled.

oatley said...

Deb - remember when we were seniors and our school musical was Oklahoma? Mae Call had us making our costumes and they were sooooo attractive?! O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A can still ring in my ears! New Year's Eve was spent with my parents. We had a sumptuous dinner, followed by dominoes and listening to Garrison Kielor ring in the New Year - my, we sound like senior citizens - AHHHHH! Yesterday saw a big pot of chili, enough to feed any family or friend who could stop in to join us (and then some.) Chat with you soon my dear, long time, friend.

The Lindahl News said...

Sandi, I had forgotten all about Mae Call, but I do remember our awful costumes...they looked NOTHING like what we saw on stage two days ago and NO ONE was wearing silly bonnets!

Your New Year's sounded like a great way to ring in the new year!

melissa said...

What an absolutely lovely tradition! Such fun - and I LOVE what you did with the candles and the martini glasses. You are just too clever! I miss seeing, and performing in, musicals - I attended a performing arts high school and my mother still gets teary-eyed whenever we talk about the fact that no, unfortunately I will not be pursuing a Broadway career this year. :)