Showing posts from January, 2017

"Happy Christmas, Harry"..."Happy Christmas, Ron"

I delved into the world of Harry Potter this Christmas. It's been several years since I read the series, and for some reason Christmastime always reminds of Harry Potter, so I felt it was time to visit my old friends Harry, Ron and Hermione.

Also, I really needed a break from textbooks. The weeks between Thanksgiving and finals were brutal. I'm thankful for Rusty and my friends (especially Christina who stayed up until 1 a.m. editing my behemoth of an anthropology paper the night before the due date) for keeping me sane during those stressful couple of weeks.

I've been in Utah for two weeks now. I haven't had a break this long in YEARS! It has been the most glorious break ever. It has mostly consisted of shoveling snow, unpacking boxes and bringing in new furniture, time with kiddos, many episodes of Fixer Upper, and 5 1/2 Harry Potter books.

We spent a quiet Christmas Eve at the house, and a very white Christmas morning at Gared's parent's cabin in the mounta…