This past Saturday Andy's Mom took us out to see Ballet West's performance of the Nutcracker.
I had never seen a live version of The Nutcracker before and I was pretty excited to go!
Since the weather was supposed to be dicey that day we decided to take the train up and save ourselves the hassle of driving in bad weather.
Here's a pic of Andy and I on the train:
We got into downtown and walked over to the Capitol Theatre. The snow was just barely coming down.
The theater was really pretty inside. They had just done a bunch of remodeling and it all looked great!
Andy and his mom right before the performance:
The Nutcracker turned out to be really fun! Ballet West did a great job! I am so glad I was given the chance to go and see it.
After the performance we headed down to City Creek to wander around and waste some time before our dinner reservation.
We also had to take a minute to check out the "candy windows" at Macy's.
Then it was time to head over to the Joseph Smith Memorial Building for dinner. The lights at Temple Square were coming on and the snow was gently falling. It was a really pretty evening.
We had a reservation at the Garden Room at the top of the JSMB. I had never eaten there, so it was another first for the day. The food was great and so was the view!
As we were eating dinner we noticed that the snow was really starting to come down, and on top of that the wind had begun blowing. We really wanted to walk through the lights at Temple Square, so we didn't let the bad weather get us down. We bundled up and headed out into the snow!
It may have been extremely cold and miserable, but it made for some really pretty pictures!
Andy and I enjoying the snow and the lights:
We then got ourselves back to the train station and headed home to warm up. I thought it was a great day and had a lot of fun! I am so grateful to have wonderful family members who like to do different things to celebrate the holidays. It just makes them that much better!