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Sleeping Beauty--Ballet Style

Saturday afternoon all the Gardner girls (daughters PLUS granddaughters) who live in state headed to Ballet West’s performance of “Sleeping Beauty.” It was a fabulous performance and a wonderful afternoon!

Utah’s Ballet West always does a great job—we don’t get to the ballet often, but when we do, I really enjoy it. And I was looking forward to sharing the experience with all the girls. We were a little worried that the whole performance (two and a half hours) might be a little long for the younger girls, but they sat quietly and said afterwards that it was fun. (The snacks probably helped. . . )

After the performance was over, we even hung around a little longer for a quick photo op with some of the dancers. That was fun as well, a nice little memento of the evening.

We missed Shanna—she’s our one daughter who actually did ballet, and it would have been fun to have her with us. She Facetimed us as we were leaving the theater though, so we got to share a little bit of the experience with her.

I kept thinking that we would go out to eat before. . . or after. Or sometime, but the whole adventure actually took up most of the afternoon, with driving time and photo ops, and we didn’t get our Gardner Girls lunch/dinner in. Now we have a good excuse to get together again soon!



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Reader Comments (4)

It's great that you have your family, most of them anyway, close enough to be able to do special things like this. I live at least 10 hours away from mine and so am not able to do such fun things, especially with my little granddaughters! Would be so much fun to do this. I'm sure the girls had a blast and will remember these special times for a life time!
February 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPolly
It's beginning to get hard to tell which are the daughters and which are the granddaughters. They grow up so fast!
February 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWanda
It is great that you are able to share such a wonderful time with all of the girls. My granddaughter Karen has been invited to participate in the summer program at Ballet West. (Only 120 are invited from the US). She will be there the month of July so I am hoping to see her dance while I am at Convention.
February 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Bernhardt
What a lovely opportunity for the younger Gardner girls to see and share with you the experience of live theater. And I'd be willing to gamble a lunch that they were dancing on the inside! Take gentle care...
February 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Steel

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