For part of my mom and mother-in-law's Christmas gifts, Stacy, Val and I arranged for a night out to see the Nutcracker. It was a beautiful performance, although much different from years past. The set design was gorgeous and the dancers were wonderful. And I think it put us all in the Christmas spirit. My mom and I got downtown a little early so we were able to swing by Carafe (a great French bistro) and enjoy a little vino before the show. I wish I would have thought to take a picture off the five of us after the show.