Some of my earliest Christmas memories are going to the Nutcracker. I remember I had to dress up along with being painfully bored in clothes that were so uncomfortable. The worse part as a little demon child was watching people dance, ugh so boring!
The only parts of the Nutcracker that remained with me was when the cannons went off and the big creature came out dancing in the second act. Now at age 25 the whole Gamblin family went to the Nutcracker. It was Hillary and Andrew’s first Nutcracker I somewhat feel like I am to blame for my families absence at the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker.
It has been quite some time since I was last at the Nutcracker and of course the things I looked forward to again where the cannons going off and the dancing monster in the second half. As a kid the Nutcracker painfully went slow but as an adult it was not that long at all. YES for being a grown up!
For Christmas all of the Gamblin kids and their significant others are home for the holidays. It was a lot of fun to have the whole Gamblin crew together in Seattle and go to the Nutcracker together. Of course there was some drama where my mom thought the Nutcracker was at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall instead of McCaw Hall on Mercer Street by the Space Needle. So we had 15 minutes to get our car out of the parking garage and across downtown Seattle to McCaw hall, someone we made it.
A day in Seattle would not be complete without shopping but since Sophia and I already had our shopping done it was fun to walk around Seattle at night to see all the Christmas decorations.