So let’s start with Christmas….

Since I have lots to catch up on and Christmas was pretty recent and I DO have some pretty cute pictures of the grands, I figured Christmas was a good place to start! And if I’m going to start at Christmas, I figure a couple of “on our way” shots is a fitting beginning.
We started early
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Covered lots of country
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a couple of cities
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and lots and lots of road.
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1200 miles (give or take) each way – but let me say right now – it was SO worth it!!!
We started out at our daughter’s house, celebrated Christmas day with her and then two days later had a Joint Family Christmas with both families.Ah, the beautiful chaos of it all!!  Then we moved to the other side of town to finish off our Columbus holiday with our son and family. I confess that I didn’t do a really good job of documenting all the fun – guess I was just too busy having all that fun!! I did get some pretty cute shots of all the kiddos, tho –
The two sweeties from the first part of the week –
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Alexandra
Ellie B
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and the five darlin’s that completed our visit.
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Ellie
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Hayley
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Maddie
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Noah
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We are so blessed to be able to claim these kids as our grandchildren. (We’re pretty blessed to call their folks our kids, but I didn’t do such a great job of getting pictures all of them!) But I did get some pictures of the festivities –
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Trying to get a picture of the girls in red on Christmas morning. Looks like I was the only one interested in actually having that happen!
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Pops helped little Alexandra with some boo-boo care.
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The girls (and Herbert) waiting expectantly for the present opening to start!
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Finally!!!
Once we moved north to the busy household with the five kids, our days were filled with acrobats
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And others who were oblivious to acrobats.
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There were games to be played
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And then there were GAMES TO BE PLAYED!!!
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It was a great holiday – and of course it went by too fast. There are more pictures (naturally!), so if you want to see more adorable kiddos, some cute adults and then some more amazing youngun’s – feel free to check out the batch of ’em HERE!

Although it was hard to head back to Texas, we did have some pretty wonderful littles waiting for us back down the road.
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So there it is – the Conrad Columbus Christmas in a nutshell. Giggles and snuggles and even some “pie in the face”.
Lord, let us never take for granted the beautiful, crazy, loving family you have blessed us with!

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