There's Magic Out There: November 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Nutcracker at the San Antonio Symphony {Giveaway}

                  Holiday Favorite, The Nutcracker, 
                Comes Back to the Majestic Theatre

Ballet San Antonio, the city’s professional ballet company, performs the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker, with the San Antonio Symphony for the fourth consecutive season. 

When: The Nutcracker will run over two weekends from November 29-December 1 and December 6-December 8. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7 PM, and Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 2 PM. 

Where: Majestic Theatre 224 E. Houston Street. San Antonio, Tx 78205

About the NutcrackerThis season Artistic Director, Gabriel Zertuche, will add some more exciting elements to his choreography.  The Snow Waltz will include male corps de ballet members. 
The dancers dazzling choreography will be accompanied by live symphonic music provided by the San Antonio Symphony. The full orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky's unforgettable classic score under the direction of the Symphony's Associate Conductor Akiko Fujimoto.
This season’s Nutcracker also features approximately 150 children from across San Antonio  and surrounding areas, the largest number of children to participate in a Ballet San Antonio production.
As part of the company’s Learning That Moves You Outreach program, Ballet San Antonio and the Symphony will also stage two abridged performances from December 5-6 for school children from underserved areas. Learning That Moves You is sponsored by Rackspace and the Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation.
The San Antonio Symphony is a non-profit performing arts organization with the mission to inspire and enrich our community by vigorously influencing the artistic fabric of San Antonio  through excellent symphonic performance, education and service. For more information about the Symphony visit To purchase tickets, call the Symphony box office at (210) 554-1010.

And now for the Best part! One of you lucky readers will win a four pack to the Nutcracker! Please enter through the rafflecopter below and Good luck! Please give the rafflecopter a moment to load or click on the link. Happy Holidays! 
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A Thankful Giveaway!

Happy Gobble Gobble week to all of you! This week is a special one. For me its because I have my kiddo all to myself for 9 days! I've missed him so much since he started school in August. Yes, I know its only a couple hours a day but when you're use to always being together and that changes it can really get to you. So my son is my main reason to be grateful this week. I wish it was longer. 

What are you grateful for? 

It can be the little things that to others might seem so big. Like when I was online this weekend and its been a really cold one here in San Antonio, most of us Natives are out of our comfort zone. With temperatures in the 40's we are freezing. So I thought how thankful I am for a warm home. This hit me really hard when I saw online how our local shelter was in need. There are people without warmth this season and a lot of local business donated sheets, blankets, jackets and more to help the shelter out to be able to keep more of our citys homeless warm. That really touched my heart. Please if you can this Holiday season give back. It will be the most amazing feeling inside to help others. 

Speaking of helping others. My fellow San Antonio Bloggers have really been pulling my heart strings! Everywhere I look they are preforming acts of kindness and gratitude, Thankfulness projects. Like donating there time to wrap Christmas presents for those in need, celebrating there birthday with acts of kindness to strangers and even giving things away like Over at Champagne Taste on A Beer Budget. Where Christina Coker is sharing how grateful she is of all her readers with a giveaway of more than $75 worth of fashion & beauty swag!

Im lucky to be able to share this with all of you! My readers who I am also grateful for. I hope to see you enter and with fingers crossed, hopefully win! You’ll win all the items you see below! 
Good luck to you all and please enter in the rafflecopter below! (Giveaway runs from 11/25 - 12/2) Please give it a minute to load or click on the rafflecopter link. Happy Holidays! 
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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Thanksgiving Turkey Kids Crafts

Here are some super cute kid friendly crafts for you to get in the holiday spirit just in time for Thanksgiving! These can be done with kiddos big and small and will make cute keepsakes for years to come. Just follow the links below and Happy crafting! 
For more Thanksgiving kids craft ideas follow me on pinterest and check out all the other fun ideas I'm pinning on my Thanksgiving board!

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Family Trip to The Texas State Aquarium

This past summer we took a family trip to Corpus Christi Texas. The first time I had been able to go (since these trips were a tradition for my brother and sister with my mom and step dad). It was even more exciting since it would be my kiddos first time even seeing the ocean! On the first day there in Corpus my kiddo, sister and I visited The Texas State Aquarium for the very first time! 

If you know me then you know that since I was in elementary school I have been insanely in Love with sea life and to be more specific Turtles! So being so close to the beach mixed with the smell of the sea water I was in heaven! 

I instantly fell in love with The Aquarium. Its a mix of indoor and outdoor areas that are very kid friendly for the littles as well as for the bigs. Its very interactive and education friendly. Its done in a way where as you discover you are learning about sea life and environments and I enjoyed it so much! As for my kiddo... we spent hours there! He loved it and it was the perfect beginning for our Beach trip. 

Here are some photos from our visit to the Texas State Aquarium:
This was the Beautiful ceiling. It felt like being under the sea. 
This is my sister holding a starfish! You can actually pick them up underwater. Just don't take them out of the water! She said it was awesome to hold one.
 Yes I made a couple of coins! I actually collect them from the places we visit. Its a neat thing I want to conserve along with memories.
 My munchkin checking out the sharks!
 Entering the Amazon...
Checking out the underwater Dolphin viewing area
Watching the Dolphin show! 
Hanging out with Stingrays. You can touch and feed them too
We went to go see the Beautiful turtles! 
And last but not least... The Texas State Aquarium has an amazing water play area for the kids to be able to cool off in. Its the HEB Splash park and its a whole lot of fun so pack some extra clothes!
 Hopefully we get to go back soon because it definitely goes on my favorite list! Plus I want to make these beach trips a tradition for my munchkin. Have you ever visited the Texas State Aquarium? 

Here are more Happenings from our Vacation:
Writing my Name in the Beach Sand
Visiting the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi
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