Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Nutcracker Ballet

I have heard of the Nutcracker but never read the story or seen the performance before. This year, our friend Delaney was selected to do three parts in the San Joaquin/P.O.P.A presentation of the Ballet so Tori and I along with our good friends from Ripon Elementary made a fun night out to watch and support our little friend. We went to dinner at Cocoro (sp?) a Japanese restaurant in Stockton. Tori and Kadee were brave to tried sushi but not me... Sorry, just could not do it. I had teriaki and was yummy! We had a great time talking and laughing.
After dinner we were off to the show. What a show! Tori and I had a blast watching the beautiful performance and Delaney did a wonderful job. This was a great mother-daughter activity and we can't wait untill the next girls night out!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Brasil... Here we go!

June 6, 2011.... Glen and I will be taking our 15th year anniversary trip to Brazil. I am soooo excited and can't wait! It has been 5 1/2 years since I made the trip home and sadly was because my father had passed away. The kids will be very sad to hear we are leaving them behind this time around... I have not shared this news with them yet because I don't want to hear "why can't we go?"! I know, I know... So mean!
We have the tickets and now trying to get passports (and visa for Glen) taken care of and plan our tourist stops. We will be flying into Sao Paulo so I can visit my mom, my sister and her family. Then off to Rio to visit my aunts, uncles and cousins. Then... trying to decide between Fortaleza and Curitiba. Both places are beautiful with different things to do but I really would love to go to Fortaleza where it is warm and I could see some old friends. However, the tickets are expensive so we will most likely to go to Curitiba but very happy either way! So EXCITED!!!!! My mom can't wait till we get there either... she already called the entire family to plan for my arrival!!! Lol! Below are some pictures of the places we will be going or might go! I will add more later!

Sao Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, Fortaleza, & Curitiba