>A Chapter is Closed

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Literally. 
A chapter of our lives has come to a close. After a nine month stretch, Austin and I are finally done listening to the Harry Potter series. 
We began our journey with Harry Potter way back in January on our 13 hour drive to Colorado. I think we had a total of five conversations in the 26 hours of driving there and back because we were so engrossed into listening to the story.
Jim Dale, the reader of the audio books makes them come to life in an entirely different way than reading them.
 Since then, Harry Potter and his friends have joined us in almost every road trip or plane ride. 
He got us through the long flights to and from Jamaica and Alaska. He joined us on most trips to St. Louis or Camdenton to visit the families. He was part of countless car rides and road trips.
Harry also joined us on many random occasions in our first year of marriage:
During games of Nertz, our favorite card game.
On trips to Andy’s frozen custard.
While cleaning the house. This made it so much more fun!
While painting our living room.
Sometimes at night before we fell asleep.
Cooking meals together…and sometimes while we ate the meal.
It’s sad to say goodbye to our friends at Hogwarts. I almost feel as though they were a big part of our first year of marriage. That’s so cheesy but slightly true.
My fellow Harry Potter readers can relate to the bitter sweet feeling when the last page is turned. J.K. Rowling is a literary genius in my humble opinion. We’ve truly been blessed by her talent.
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