Magically, the sky was clear all day. We walked around "Hogsmeade", saw all the shops, went on all the rides multiple times (HP & the Forbidden Journey was the BEST!), and got a taste of Bertie Botts Beans and butterbeer. Now THAT was certainly an interesting taste. Bitter and fizzy on the tongue at first, like actual beer (except no alchohol), but then a sweet after-taste that makes you want to have a little more of it. The 3 of us shared one cup, which was good, because we couldn't finish it all. :P We bought Adam a wand in honor of his 14th birthday, a nice little souvenir.
Adam's birthday came and went. Now the winter holidays are upon us! Christmas, Hannukah, with New Year fast approaching...
Guess what, guys? My sister has just set off on a road trip tonight with her boyfriend of a couple of months, Aaron, to hang out with his family for Christmas weekend. Yes, you have read that correctly. My twin, Annette, has a boyfriend! And we are going to be separated by many many miles, for the first time in our 20 years of life, for a few whole days! !_! I know I'll get through it fine, and Christmas will be over before I know it. But I'm seriously going to miss her... I hope she has an awesome time with Aaron... (Sorry I never mentioned him, btw. They are such a great couple, tho.)
In other news, this is also the anniversary of a special friendship of mine that has lasted for 3 years so far. I don't doubt that it will last many more years to come.
Even though he is busy at his job pretty much every day, and he doesn't blog anymore (so sad), and I don't hear from him all that much, Jacoby Nielsen is still one of my best friends in the world. That will never change. I know that I wouldn't be the same person I am today if I didn't have this guy in my life. For that, I will always love him, no matter where life takes us. ^_^ We have talked a little about seeing each other sometime next year, him visiting me Florida and me going to Utah after. No idea when this visit will take place, or what we will do together, but I KNOW it's going to happen.
You might not get to read this, Jacoby (at least not right away), but I'm doing it anyway... WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's my annual shoutout to you, my friend. ^_~ I hope you know that I miss you lots, and that you'll always have a special place in my heart.
So to Annette, Jacoby, and all you wonderful people out there, have yourself a merry little Chirstmas.
Love from your silly girl, Bettina.