Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Date

Eric took me to the Seattle Symphony last weekend to hear the Messiah. It was such a great night. We started the evening at a swanky restaurant across the street from the venue, we tried our best to fit in with the Wild Ginger crowd. We have had a gift certificate for the restaurant for a long time and it was so fun to finally go there and be a downtowner for an evening and eat delicious food.
I brought our camera to mark the event because this is just the second time going downtown for a date. Isn't that shameful? This friendly downtown and we never use it! We plan on changing that in the future. After dinner we headed across the street to Benaroya Hall, had a nervous usher take our picture in front of the magnificent Chihuly glass sculpture, then found our seats for the performance.
I quickly realized that just because I have sung the Halleluja chorus several dozen times doesn't mean I know anything about the Messiah. I had no idea that it was three acts long. I enjoyed the Amen chorus at the end of the third act as much as the Halleluja. Ridge was confused when I told him that we were going to see the symphony. "But you're not doing orchestra right now." I had to explain that we are going to see professionals play, people who get paid to play their insturments. "You don't get paid?" No, I just did it to keep playing my cello.
It was a lovely evening. Thanks for our Christmas date, Eric. loveyou.


mindy said...

Wow, that's sounds fabulous. I always wanted to try the Wild Ginger when we were there and we never got around to it. I have heard that it is delicious. And to top it off with the Messiah...well, a very merry Christmas indeed.

Lynne said...

I'm so happy for you, Paige. That sounds like the perfect evening for you!

kelly said...

sounds like a beautiful date!
and wild ginger is yum!

Sally said...

What a wonderful night and I love the Christmas photo!

Shannon said...

What a fun, romantic date. I haven't "blog-stalked" you lately, so I thought I'd better check in. Your kids are so cute... and I absolutely love your Christmas card pic! Happy 2009! :)

Torrie said...

a well deserved date with your husband, lucky you!
looks like you two had a great time enjoying eachothers company and the sights and sounds of downtown.

Rebecca's Portraits and Murals said...

I think your photo's are wonderful!! You must have a ton more that you didn't even post. I've never been there so its cool to see what it looked like. I bet it was cool to see that entire performance..and to get to go to a swanky joint for dinner- nice!

Kim said...

Hi Paige,
I received your Christmas card and it was so cute I had to check out what you guys were up to. What a cute family you have! And what a fun time it looks like you had on your "Christmas date". Everyone needs one of those! We finally have a blog at pocockfamilyfun.blogspot.com. Thanks for your card.

Kim Madsen Pocock

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