Thursday, January 3, 2019

A Columbus Christmas PhotoJournal

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Before the twelve days of Christmas are over, I need to share some Christmas photos, right?! We got to spend Christmas with our whole family again this year. We all visited Columbus, where our oldest son and his family live, and had a whirlwind few days of Christmas and birthday fun. 

The boys drove out on Sunday afternoon so they had an extra day there. Kennady was involved in our Christmas Eve service at church, so the hubster and I stuck around home until that was over and the three of us drove out immediately after the service, which meant that we arrived at our son's at about 3am on Christmas morning! We crashed on the sofa and air mattresses in the living room for a couple of hours and then opened gifts mid morning. 

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Vee's favorite things right now are books and Peppa Pig, so of course we indulged her with those things as Christmas gifts, and then we delighted to play with her and read to her as much as she wanted!

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She also likes Peanuts, so this is the decoration in front of their house.

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On the 26th (Boxing Day), we all went to the Trans Siberian Orchestra concert. We had Christmas money for the family from my parents and my aunts, and we put it towards the tickets. (I'll post a Trans-Siberian Orchestra PhotoJournal in a couple days.) 

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We also browsed a couple of antique malls together, and went out together for a couple of meals. We found a chocolate manufacturer that offered tours, and did that one afternoon. And bought buckeyes and chocolates, of course. (If you're in Columbus, this is a good field trip, with people as sweet as the chocolates themselves. It takes about an hour, and costs only a buck or two a person, which you can put towards your purchase in the shop after the tour. Check out: Anthony-Thomas Chocolates) My birthday falls during Christmas week, so once again I asked for the family to indulge me with a trip to my favorite bookstore, The Book Loft of German Village. Kennady enjoys it as much as I do, and the guys don't mind, even though they give me a hard time. The hubster loves reading, Spencer can always find some comics or graphic novels at The Book Loft, and Landon found a gift he was looking for on this trip.

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We went out for my birthday dinner to a German restaurant, the Hofbrauhaus

The boys headed home on Friday morning, while we stayed one more night. Kennady was interested in visiting the Franklin Park Conservatory again, so the three of us did that Friday evening. (We visited there two years ago: A Franklin Park Conservatory PhotoJournal) There were not as many poinsettias on display this time, but the Children's Garden outside was open and decorated with a huge light display. We spent quite a bit of time out there, but as you may have discovered yourself, photographing LED lights doesn't work that great, at least not using a cell phone camera. The Chihuly Collection is still there, with some different pieces this time, and there is blown glass artwork featured throughout the conservatory.

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A Columbus Christmas PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

A Columbus Christmas PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

A Columbus Christmas PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

A Columbus Christmas PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

A Columbus Christmas PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com


A Columbus Christmas PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

A Columbus Christmas PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

A Columbus Christmas PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

And this picture of me and my hubby in front of the glass ornament Christmas tree turned out well enough that I'm willing to share it!

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1 comments:

Mother of 3 said...

Looks like a really wonderful visit! Love the photo of you and your husband!

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