Jon And Sarah Arrive And Lunch Is Served

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

Heading To California From New Hampshire

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
We are getting excited


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Weather Report 7:00 AM December 9th.....

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012

Time To Celebrate At Panda Palace

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
Jon has been going here for years.

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
Paper wrapped chicken, duh!! Where is Zachary???

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
The visiting begins

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
Over the teeth and through the gums, look out tummy here it comes!!

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
Frank remembers Jon from years gone bye....

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012

The Kids Rest... We Went To Our Church Christmas Musical

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
The church was almost full.... Vicky and Del joined us...

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
You had to stand up for some of the songs because you just had to move!!

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
Merry Christmas

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
Standing ovation for the choir, childrens choir and the bell ringers and musicians

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
The sun was setting.... Time to get the kids and head out again

Dinner Theater And "A Song For Christmas"

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012

Did You Know? - The Tustin Theatre was built in 1959 and was the first and only movie theatre in Tustin for many years. It was owned by Saul Mahler until 1976. He had previously been involved in the movie theatre business in the Los Angeles area with many of the well known theatre owners of the 30s and 40s.

In 1978 a group of producers raised capital from local business owners to remodel the building and covert it into a dinner theatre. The construction took about a year. The newly opened Cabaret Theatre was presented innovative and captivating performances of all the loved musicals for all ages for the local audiences for several years. In 1980 the Curtain Call group assumed the reins of the theatre and ran it successfully for approximately 25 years.

A SONG FOR CHRISTMAS is a heart-warming yuletide musical about Anthony, a young boy who discovers he has a gift for playing the piano. He grows up and becomes a successful songwriter living his dream of fame and fortune —but at what cost?  Anthony discovers his life is empty and longs for his family and true love, Julie, who he left behind years before. Can the music of the holiday season, specifically a “Christmas song” help him rediscover what is most important in life?  The answer will be revealed in this feel-good, perfect for the entire family musical filled with original soulful ballads and rockin’ upbeat numbers that inspire holiday cheer.

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
The carolers were entertaining

Did You Know? - The word carol is derived from the Old French word carole, a circle dance accompanied by singers (in turn derived from the Latin choraula). Carols were very popular as dance songs from the 1150s to the 1350s, after which their use expanded as processional songs sung during festivals, while others were written to accompany religious mystery plays (such as the Coventry Carol, written before 1534).

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
They came up on stage during dinner....

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
Jon has really grown up... Eating healthy.... Including "green foods"

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
He made the pasta disappear

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
The ladies had the best seats in the house.... Next to us!!

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
There was a ten piece orchestra accompanying the show

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
We were right up front

We Headed For Home

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
We turned on the tree to warm up the house

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
The animals were all asleep.... Including Flower

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A cocktail and a little more visiting....

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
Champagne and iPad time

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012
Jon checked the news

Jon and Sarah arrive Christmas 2012