A Visit to Santa
Hey Everyone! How has your week been? I have been fab but busy! The couple weeks before Christmas are always nuts for this little mule and this year is no exception. I have a really cool post planned for sometime soon though so make sure you keep checking the blog! I bet a lot of you have a photo similar to today's Throwback pic. It's the good old visit to Santa! Here's my version:
I forget how old I was here, maybe 7 or 8? My Mom loves Christmas and it was a big tradition for us to get dressed up & go take a picture with Santa. I somehow managed to match my dress to the seat that year. Cool, huh? Anyway, I hope you all have a great weekend. I'll be busy with the final rehearsals for the production of Gypsy that I'm starring in at my old alma mater, the Sheboygan Conservatory. I blogged about that here: http://www.applesthemule.com/1/category/gypsy/1.html If you're in Sheboygan, Wisconsin next week be sure to check it out! And if you're not - lucky you, we're looking at highs in the 20's. Yikes! Bye for now!
It's the Most Wonderful Time....
Hey everybody! How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was fab but since it came late this year I'm already gearing up for Christmas. Maybe you thought I was kidding when I mentioned in my last post that you were gonna see a lot of Christmas posts but I sure as heck wasn't! I'm going to make it my goal to get you in the holiday spirit too, so I'll start off with some photos of some of the things I always look forward to during the holidays:
I love decorating the Christmas tree and seeing a big ol' pile of presents underneath it.
I love sitting by a fireplace......
and snacking on some delicious holiday treats!
I love ice skating and building snowmen.....
And I LOVE it when this guy shows up! Well, these are just a few of my favorite things about the holidays, but don't worry, I'm just getting started - hahahaha! And just one more thing for today, I wanna wish someone a happy birthday. He's a very special guy, almost like a brother to me. He's not a big fan of birthdays so this might make him mad but I gotta do it anyway: Happy Birthday Chris, I'm thinking of you and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Today I just have a quick post with another cool photo, kind of a "Throwback Thursday" post wrapped up in a "Where's Apples?" post. Take a look at the photo below and see if you can spot me:
That's me on the Santa Claus float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade a few years ago! How cool, right? Here's a cropped version so you can get a better look at my outfit:
Doesn't that guy behind me look like Billy Bob Thornton? It wasn't him though, I swear! This was a couple years ago and I got the job by answering an ad in "Backstage" Magazine for "vertically challenged" folks to be elves on the sleigh with Santa. I thought it sounded like a blast and it totally was! This year is more low key, I'll be enjoying the parade from a comfy couch surrounded by a lot of family and friends. Sounds like heaven. Have a wonderful day and weekend everyone!
P.S. - This post is also a little bit of a preview for things to come because I freakin' LOVE Christmas and am sure that I will have several Christmas-themed posts here on the blog in December. Consider yourself warned! :-)