On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Sunday, December 14, 2014

That's Entertainment!

It's been a very Christmassy kind of week. Beginning with last Saturday, we saw and heard and thoroughly enjoyed the performance by the Alley Cats following dinner with friends.

The Alley Cats have been performing for 27 years together. They are an acapella group of four guys who can sing anything and everything and are entertaining with great talent and sense of humor. 

"Tight harmonies, universal humor, and unbelievable a cappella energy = The Alley Cats ... Currently, the CATS are the opening act for Jay Leno in Las Vegas.

If you ever get a chance to see them ... Take it. 

I did a little Christmas shopping and dealt with returns and mix-ups!

Went to the 12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum with a few dear friends.

There were 6 geese a laying
beneath the trees behind us.

There is a partridge in a pear tree somewhere!

9 ladies dancing

Five Golden Rings
(The seals are balancing the rings)

And then finally Friday night ... drum roll ... the long awaited Gift of Christmas at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. I have been waiting since grand kids were born to take one of them with us to enjoy the spectacular performance by Prestonwood Baptist.

This is a top-notch production with every thing you could possibly imagine. Hundreds of singers, dancers, different styles of music, live nativity with camels, donkeys, zebras, flying angels and ... Fireworks! Everything about Christmas! Shout for joy!!!!!

You just have to see and hear it to believe it! We took Kate with us and my concern had been whether it would prove to be too much. I bought the premium package and chose seats about 6 rows from the orchestra and stage. We had angels and Santa Claus flying over our heads, drummer boys drumming overhead, laser lights, dancers in front of us, fabulous costumes, truly wonderful. I have seen the Rockettes perform, broadway musicals, and concert in Vienna and would choose Prestonwood over any of it!

Photos taken with my iphone just can't capture the event.

We also enjoyed the Christmas buffet before the show. It was perfect!! Soooooooo again I say, if you ever get the chance to see this, don't miss out! You will LOVE it!!

Kate even found something to eat

Kate decorating my leg during intermission
Kate spent the night with us last night and because of the show we stayed up late. This morning we had to get her home early to be in the Christmas parade in her town. Kate is a Girl Scout Daisy and they had a float in the parade. What fun we had watching her waving at everybody.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!


  1. Nonnie, You have been busy. What a fun time listening to the Alley cats. Then to take your granddaughter to the church program. what and enjoyable time that must have been. I am missing my Emma pooh so much. I can tell she is growing up, she seems to want to be with friends more now. Breaks my heart. xoxo,Susie

  2. Sounds like such a wonderful Christmas celebration! We have been blessed to dance and sing in Christmas celebrations here, as well as to enjoy others performing. May we always give praise for His unspeakable gift! May you and yours have a blessed Christmas!

  3. Connie- What a fantastic show! I bet Katie was just beside herself and completely dazzled by it all. Isn't it fun to see those things through the eyes of a child? That sounds like quite a production!

    Yes- Christmas is in full swing all over. I have missed a few of the things this year but hope to be ready to go to the rest of them. Blessings. Your family is beautiful, Connie. xo Diana

  4. Lovely pictures. Looks like everyone is having a good time....lots of smiling faces.

  5. Oh my, what fun, and what a wonderful way to introduce Katie to the wonder of Christmas! She is adorable, and I just know the parade participation was special for her too! Great memories made, and that is what it's all about.

  6. Wow, you have been busy! Looks like a lot of fun times and so glad you were able to take Kate to that performance, it looks amazing!