Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas Eve!!

I can't believe this is Christmas Eve, already!! We are ready and just relaxing at my Mom's place in North Vancouver.

Mom and I spent a fun day walking down to the Lonsdale Quay and taking the sea bus over to Canada Place to see the old Woodward's store windows. Doug opted to stay here and give Euri a good wash in the underground parking garage at Mom's - much more comfy than outside!!

Last year, they had the windows behind glass and protected but you had to stay outside and look at them. Doug, Mom and I enjoyed them but it rained and it was pretty windy so it wasn't quite so pleasant. This year, they put the display windows inside the Vancouver cruise ship terminal so was so nice to walk around and see them in a dry environment. Again, some of these displays are probably 75 years old. My Mom used to go with her Grandma to see them in the Woodward's store. Woodward's was an old department store in Vancouver. Long gone now. Now they are in a great area, along with a mini train for the kids (big and small...don't worry Josh!!), skating rink and small curling rink.

But, the journey there (or to anywhere) is part of the fun, right??

Even the Incredible Hulk wishes you all a Merry Christmas!!

Walking down Lonsdale Avenue...


 Outside Canada Place....

Looking back at part of Stanley Park, West Vancouver and the North Shore mountains.
(a bit shrouded in clouds this Christmas Eve....)

 Yup....proud to be from!!!

So lucky to have such an amazing Mom in our lives!!
Now, that's a great Christmas gift for sure!!

Looking back at North Vancouver (and the little Sea Bus!!)

Back towards the Vancouver skyline




Entrance to the mini train and skating rink area.
Replicating the the northern lights!!

These displays are all pretty big.
You can just see some kids on the bottom left to give you an idea of scale....

Again, the people are probably about 3-4 feet high


 These polar bears were a little scruffy looking but that made them all the better!!

 Ha ha - must be the red phone to call Santa at the North Pole!!


I know, I am a giant next to Mom!!! (When I was younger, she must have had to stand on an apple crate to give me a good talking too!!)

Yes, indeed!!!


Teagan & Shawn (up in Edmonton)

Gus, Kathy & Josh (in White Rock)

....and from us, Nadyne, Doug & Nancy, to all of you!!
Merry Christmas to all!!
So, to all our family and friends, near and far, we wish you all a joyous and Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, or whatever makes your heart happy and joyful!! We also wish you a year filled with good health (....because that's really EVERYTHING) and wonderful times  and memories with family and friends, new and old.
Merry Christmas, everyone!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Nancy:
    This is one of the nicest posts I've ever read. Your trip down memory lane recaptured in photos is priceless. You and your mom are quite the team. Thank you for letting us all share in your day.
    Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad and Merry Christmas!