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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas Adventure in the City!

Family Christmas. Surprise, surprise the mom looks tired!
 This cartoon family   created on a big chunk of cardboard
is my contribution for this weeks Paint Party Friday 

 Cupcake and Beardo enjoyed a Christmas 
adventure in Vancouver last weekend! 
When you teach your children to find joy in the
simple things you give them a gift for a lifetime!
Photo credit Pepperpf
We live a thirty five minute drive  from Vancouver. 
 The  kids get a hotel after their annual Christmas dinner
 so they can enjoy the allure of Christmas in the city the
next day!  Lights of hope at St Pauls tops their list of must see
sites as they saunter to their room after the party.
They trace my old childhood stomping grounds.
Taking in the beauty of the lights...
and the remaining flowers that 
have survived the cooler temperatures! 
photo credit Pepperpf rainy city at night
Photo Credit Pepperpf
 Although it was pouring rain they still enjoyed
these lovely statues!

Photo Credit Pepperpf
Cupcake usually forwards me the photos before
they are posted  so I can
live vicariously through her. I love it!

 The next day they festively dressed in red and green to attend the 
Vancouver Santa Claus Parade!  I can pretty much
guarantee they were wearing Christmas socks too!

Who knows maybe these fun photos will inspire you!

They certainly make me happy!

After the parade they managed to get a photo 
on what is normally a very  busy Vancouver

 Then they went skating in Robson Square!
They took this extremely short video that
thrilled me to bits since it's the first time
they have been skating since they met 
13 years ago! 

What a joyful weekend they had!
Last Wednesday Cupcake packed up a couple of boxes 
filled with  specially chosen gifts and goodies,
  did a grocery shop then delivered it  to a struggling 
single mom who wept  when she received the offerings.
These two give graciously without expectation in honour
and gratitude of their own special life!
  I wasn't going to tell this story except that when these two
attended that Santa Claus parade in torrential down pour
they had this cheesy photo taken along with many many 
other people! Today, a week later we found out
 that this photo won a gopro camera! The best part is
 that I have recently been wishing and envisioning 
buying one for the kids in hopes they could make some
 fun videos! Funny how the universe rewards good 
deeds so quickly! We feel really  blessed.....all I can say
is " Thank you for abundance"!
Whimsical family Christmas!

 Are you envisioning something special not in your budget?
  I'll leave you with this beautiful version of Silent Night!


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely art, story and photos, thanks for sharing, and have a lovely week, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Stunning post. All seems to have great time.
Hope same to you,
happy weekend xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your couple is just fab!
Your painting is lovely and thank you for all the super Toronto seasonal photos!
Happy PPF!
No I am wishing for nothing except of health and happiness for all and time enough for me to make art.


Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Beautiful joyous pics...celebratory flavour all around!
Lovely and fun art as usual!
Wishing you and yours the Best,

My name is Erika. said...

Love the family Christmas piece and with Mom so tired-HOW TRUE!!!! And I love Cupcake and Beardo's photos from Vancouver. Looks like they had a superb holiday outing! What a great way to enjoy the holiday!

Nic McLean said...

I loved visiting Vancouver through Cupcake and Beardo's photos! Thank you so much for sharing them. It looks like a beautiful city and they look to have had a ball. I absolutely love how the universe works and it's wonderful that they won a gopro for their photo - definitely getting back all the good they put out there!

Irene Rafael said...

What a heartfelt sharing this week. I can feel the joy they had during their weekend in Vanacouver. Thank you for sharing the lovely version of Silent Night. xo

kat said...

A great post and thanks for sharing your daughter's happy times in Vancouver, lots of fun and smiles here!

Gillena Cox said...

happy PPF. luv your entire share today

much love...

sheila 77 said...

Your family painting is tremendous with little doggie trying to open a parcel and Dad looking sideways at him. It all looks so happy and festive.
Loved the tour round Vancouver, the rainy city at night photo is something special with the street glistening.
Second family painting is great too, what big teeth you have, red doggie. Love the way you use every colour in the paintbox, that's what they're for!
Happy rest of December, Giggles.

Lynn Richards said...

Love the little cartoon family! Looks like the kids had an absolute BLAST!!!

Linda Kunsman said...

Dear Sherrie I am just overjoyed by this truly wondrous post!! A big thank you to Cupcake and Beardo for sharing that special holiday town with us all-it looks like so much fun. Love your beautifully vibrant painting too along with those touches of neon pink! Happy weekend!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is truly a beautiful post.

Veronica Roth said...

Hello fellow Vancouver blogger.
Oh what fun! My cupcake, Chloe, was in the Santa parade. She was walking behind her mother-in-law's horses, handing out candy, wearing, if you can believe this, a red Christmas sweater her grandmother knitted for her when she was 13! I miss Vancouver when I'm in England, and, while I'd like to say that I don't miss the rain, it's almost exactly the same weather here in Oxfordshire! Sheesh. In my next life, I'm living in Arizona. :D

Susan said...

I am sure many Moms can identify with your "tired mom". Sweet story. I think Happy Holidays are already headed in your direction!

Paper rainbow said...

Loved seeing those photos of vancover. What a great break they had. The amount of pride and joy beardo and cupcake bring to you is so evident. They seem a very special couple

Jo said...

I think Cupcake and Beardo are such neat people!! What a wonderful post! And I love your art!!
big hug!!

Jo said...

And MIley's rendition of Silent Night pretty much had me in tears. Thanks for that, too.

Kate Robertson said...

Love the trees in your post, so much fun. The kids look like they had a great time. Thanks for sharing the pictures.


Christine said...

I really enjoyed every bit of this post, great art, great kids, congrats to them on the GoPro. Miley is so talented what a voice! Merry Christmas!

Gloria J Zucaro said...

I love seeing all your photos with the "kids". I know you are proud! It looks like a wonderful celebration for them and even you and "us"! I love your whimsical painting, too. I chuckled at the dog opening the package, well, untying the ribbon. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!

Beth Niquette said...

Your artwork is so bright and beautiful...just like you.

~Rasz~ said...

Wow! What a GREAT post. Thank you for sharing a peek into your world. The art was so fun and colorful, the pictures of the lights were beautiful, the statues were interesting, Blonde and Beardo (hope I spelled that right) were smiling throughout it all and the help your family gave to a struggling single mom was so special. When my kids were young and I had just gone through my divorce, someone sponsored us and it made Christmas that more special. Now my grown oldest son sponsors a family every year. My boys have never forgotten that blessing. I wanted to share that so you could tell your kids what a difference they have made. Still blog hopping from PPF! Hope you are having a great weekend. Hugs, Rasz

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I have never visited Vancouver so this post was a wonderful way to see it. You're photos and story are touching, great holiday cheer! Even though I am a little late I am glad I made it by.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your tribute to the holidays through your beautiful artwork. I also enjoyed living vicariously, just as you did, through Cupcake and Beardo's fun filled photographs and video. Blessings, my friend!

Carol said...

I always love reading of Cupcake & Beardo's adventures. Loved this one especially ♥ Your art is fantastic this week too. I think I am finally getting into the Holidays Spirit and may actually drag out some decorations today :)

Anonymous said...

WOW! Your artwork is gorgeous! Enjoy your week!

~Rasz~ said...

Hi Giggles! Thank you for the sweet comment you left at my blog. Your posts and comments always bring a smile to my face :-)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

What fun Christmas family art! It looks like quite the adventure... I'll think about your suggestion, thank you!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you also for visiting so many of my finished pieces as well, much appreciated!

Studio Kaufmann said...

Love the story about the fart bombs
Have a lovely holiday
Emma xx

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