I've had a number of fun things happen to me over this break, and I probably should have been better at keeping up with my blog. Firstly, in the week before Christmas, my friend Aya came to visit me from Japan! We had so much fun making lots of delicious Japanese food and showing Aya different things in America. I think she was most astonished by the cereal isle in the grocery store! While she was here, we were able to do a bit of hiking in Zions and go up to Salt Lake City to see the lights at Temple Square.
Christmas was lovely, and I got some good movies, Harry Potter gear and Doctor Who things, so who could ask for more?
One of the best things of this break was my birthday party! I had some friends travel down from the Provo area to help celebrate Harry Potter style! We all went to the temple, then afterwards had a Harry Potter themed party, including making your own wand, a Hogwarts Feast, and lots of games to earn House Points! Most of those pics are already on Facebook. I think getting ready for the party and doing all of the decorating was almost as fun as the party itself!!
It has been so nice being with family for this time. It's probably been around 12 years since we have all been together for anything longer than a week. I love my family and I love being able to spend time with them! My brother and I even busted out his old Star Wars Card Game and had a couple rounds of that. To his great chagrin I still kicked his butt, our overall record since we were kids is now at about 123 wins for me, 4 wins for him. What can I say, the Light Side always wins!