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Awaken The Force Within You…

As my regular readers know… my family is ALL about our Fandoms… We ride for Rohan, know that we’re wizards, boldly explore and always remember that The Force is with us!

Stormtroopers , Star Wars

You can imagine the excitement in our household when we learned the release date for the newest Star Wars film! All three of us counted down the months, days and hours till it arrived! Some may find it too geeky or nerdy for their tastes but we absolutely love it!!

I grew up a child of the 80’s and enamored of Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Hans Solo. I wanted to be brave and empowered like Leia. I admired Luke. Let’s face it… I had the same crush most girls my age did on a certain Mr. Solo! (Insert random fact here, but his witty sass may or may not have influenced my choice in relationships later down the road — hahaha) Seriously though Star Wars taught me so much and affected a generation…. So much so that now we are grown with families of our own and we pass on that love and admiration to the newest Jedi’s, our children.

Star Wars, Chewbacca, Hollywood Studios

Seeing the eyes light up of my oldest and youngest son when they see someone yield a Lightsaber and seeing them engrossed in the characters new and old when we go to the films is so much fun. I will never forget the first time I watched the original 3 films with my oldest, David. He was 3. He. Loved. Them. He was so adorable… I helped him make lightsabers with paper towel rolls and he spent many happy hours pretending to be a Jedi.

I love sharing characters from my childhood with my boys, yet I also adore sharing the love of new characters who have taken a place in our hearts– Rey, Finn and BB8. Even, I dare say, Kylo Ren. 

Star Wars, The Last Jedi

Two weeks ago, Boo and I were blessed with tickets to see an advanced screening of The Last Jedi tonight (Dec.14th)  before its opening day tomorrow. We were super excited!! My oldest couldn’t go with us because he is at school on the East Coast but he’s planning on seeing it tomorrow!

We got to the screening 2 hours early… Yes…. 2 hours! When we arrived the theater was packed but we were lucky and found two seats near the top where Boo likes to sit. Once we had seats we saved them with our jackets and happily spent time enjoying the entertainment Harkins Theaters provided. Boo squeezed my hand and whispered… “Storm Troopers Mama!!!!” Stormtroopers indeed! We mingled with Stormtroopers, a Jedi , Hans Solo, Kylo Ren, Darth Vader and more! We had such a great time and there was such a feeling of happiness and excitement in the air….

Storm Troopers, The Last Jedi, Star Wars

Star Wars, The Last Jedi

Star Wars, The Last Jedi

Soon, prepped with snacks and drinks from Harkin’s tasty and delicious offerings, we settled into our seats in anticipation of seeing our heroes come to life on the screen.

As the much recognized music and wording scrolled across the screen in the opening scene, I glanced over at my little boy— his eyes big and excited– waiting to see Luke Skywalker, and I was filled with love that I can share these moments with my children. Even though my oldest is off at school, he has a love of these characters too and our fandoms are something that unite us as a family.

I will not give any details, but… OMG…. I laughed, I cried, I giggled and I wept…. Nothing was what I thought would happen but everything was more than I thought would happen. This movie was amazing and my heart was beyond bursting when in the ending credits the words,” In loving memory of our Princess, Carrie Fisher” danced across the screen. Every single person in our theater stood up and clapped as soon as we saw it… And I’d like to believe that Ms.Fisher glanced down from Heaven and nodded her approval at a movie that did this Franchise much justice….

To all my readers— May the Force be with you… and may you find ways in your own lives to allow The Force to guide you…

Wishing you all joy and happiness,

Love, The Sun Mama

Star Wars
The Force is strong in my family!

299 Comments

  1. Komal

    I wish I liked Star Wars! I never got into it, although I know I am in the minority!

    1. Hi Komal! Everybody has different likes and dislikes and thats totally okay! 🙂

  2. This is so awesome!! Going through these photos has made me realize that I really need to watch the last two Star Wars movies. I feel like I’m super behind on this!

    1. Hi Emily! They are so good!

  3. Stephanie Sherlock

    We are huge Star Wars fans too and cannot wait to see the new movie. We just visited Disneyland and Chewbacca this weekend. My granddaughter trained as a Jedi night. She was thrilled.

    1. Hi Stephanie! How exciting for your granddaughter! 🙂

  4. Bea

    OMG I can’t wait for next week!! It is a family tradition on my husband side so we will be watching it with his parents. But first we need to go back to France 🙂 We are trying to be patient, but I want to see it quickly!!

    1. Hi Bea! So awesome that you do this as a family tradition!!! I love that!

  5. My fiance and I are all about fandoms, too, so I know there is no hope for our children when it comes to Star Wars and Harry Potter!

    1. Hi Helene! I highly recommend a visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando for you then! 🙂

  6. I was a little too young for Star Wars when it originally came out but my husban dremebers it well and fondly loves the original 3. I hope we go to see this one as a family because it looks like fun, love the outfits.

    1. Hi Melissa! The original 3 are my faves too 🙂

  7. While I don’t share your enthusiasm for the Star Wars films I do love that it is something your whole family gets in to. Traditions are so much fun to have as a family.

    1. Thanks Emily! Family traditions are such a wonderful thing to have… 🙂

  8. My boys are Star War fans. Santa might just have to give them tickets to see this movie.

    1. Hi Tara! They will love that! 🙂

  9. Joanna

    Looks like you had so much fun! I wish my family would be all into the same movie and we could take part in events like this. I unfortunately never been passionate about Star Wars.

    1. Hi Joanna! It’s so awesome that my boys and I love so many of the same fandoms and we can enjoy them as a family 🙂

  10. We are so excited about this film. It’s so nice to see other’s excitement. I love how you get to enjoy the love that your Son has for it as much as you do. Great memories and I bet you enjoyed the film that much more.

    1. Aww thanks so much Laura! 🙂

  11. Bookinggoodred

    Looks like you had a great time, I will admit I have never actually watched any star wars movies 💕

    1. Hi! We really had so much fun!! 🙂

  12. It sounds like you guys had a great time! I’m glad it was so good!

    1. Thanks so much! 🙂

  13. We are absolute fans too!! My hubby made custom Jedi costumes and we definitely rocked them last night (well not me since the baby bump can only work with so much these days lol)! I’ll have my blog post up in just a bit, but you should totally check out my husband’s mad sewing skills on our FB page here:: https://www.facebook.com/OurFamilyCode/posts/1743406515954559

    1. Hi Toni I love your page!!!! 🙂

  14. It looks like you had a total blast. I can’t wait to see the movie! Thanks for sharing your love of Star Wars with fellow fans.

    1. Your so welcome April!

  15. I too am an 80’s child & love Star Wars and do enjoy now watching the new ones with my boys! My younger one is just getting into them – he was given a Trilogy last year from my parents & he just now got interested enough to sit down & watch – then he was hooked! lol

    1. Hi Angie… it is so awesome being able to share these movies with our kiddos..

  16. How fun! I know you guys had a blast! I am more of a Harry Potter girl, but it does look fun!

    1. Hi Ayana! We love HP too! 🙂

  17. Tonya Tardiff

    I haven’t seen this yet!!!! Ill be going on Sunday though. Super excited. I truly love how much everyone has a blast during these new releases. I’m glad your family did!

    1. Hi Tonya I hope you love it! 🙂

  18. I think that is so great that you’ve been able to pass down the love of Star Wars to your children. What’s even cooler is they may very well pass it onto there’s! I didn’t grow up watching it in my household but I did see the movie released a couple years back and I enjoyed it very much! I look forward to seeing the next installment as well.

    1. Thanks so much Monique. I love sharing this with my kiddos…

  19. Soonjoo

    Oh my goodness! You’re so lucky to watch the Star Wars movie before screening! Hope it is awesome!!! Look forward to watch it!

    1. Thanks! We were super excited to be there… 🙂

  20. YOLY

    This is so awesome! Spending time together as a family is so important and precious. You guys look like you had a great time!

    1. Thanks so much Yoly.

  21. Oh my gosh, this sounds like so much fun! I have a friend whose husband is part of the 501st so he is a stormtrooper at events like this. We are all about our fandoms too. My biggest is by far Harry Potter, but Star Wars is a close second! My husband and I just dropped the kids off with his parents so we can go see the movie soon!

    1. Hi Stephanie… we love Harry Potter too! Our owl letter finally arrived last spring and we made it to Hogwarts 🙂

  22. I am beyond excited for this movie! I wasn’t sure if I would like The Force Awakens, but, it was really good! If this is anything like that one, it’ll be awesome!

    1. Hi Krystal.. if you liked The Force Awakens… then you will totally absolutely LOVE this one… it is absolutely amazing….

  23. Totally love how involved your family is in Star Wars. The movie was beyond anything I’ve seen before. I was speechless and of course in tears as we no longer have the talented Carrie Fisher among us.

    1. Hi Rebecca… yes.. this movie was absolutely perfect…. I did have tears for Carrie as well….

  24. Everyone’s super excited for this movie! I really can’t wait to watch it this weekend. It’s been super busy these past couple of days that we had to wait ’til the weekend to see it!

    1. Hi Karen! I hope you love it when you get to see it this weekend 🙂

  25. “The Last Jedi” opens here today and my partner and I cannot wait to see it. I suspect we will have to wait a couple of weeks as sessions will be fully booked. My partner has been a fan since 1977. would loved to had been at the advanced screening with you and Boo and mingled with the Stormtroopers, Darth Vader and Chewbacca.

    1. Hi Nicole! It would have been fun to have you with us! Everyone had such a great time! I hope you two love the new film!

  26. 2 hours early to a screening, that is dedication for sure! Love the T-shirt, may have to get one too! 🙂

    1. Hi Cleo ! We got the shirt at the Disney Springs Star Wars store but they may have it online….

  27. I’ve only seen one Star Wars movie. If it wasn’t for a few excited friends I probably wouldn’t have known it was opening this weekend. Maybe it’s time I give it another chance.

    1. Hi Serena… maybe those friends will watch a Star Wars Marathon with you to catch up… 🙂

  28. Star wars, they have been fascinating to me always, but I’m yet to see the last movie and this post just triggered something in me to watch it out right away today:)

    1. Aww thanks so much Jhilmil! I hope you love it as much as we did 🙂

  29. The force is strong on this one 🙂 I watch the movie too and it’s pretty awesome!

    1. Hi! I’m so glad you loved it too! 🙂

  30. What awesome memories you are creating with your children!

    1. Thanks so much Penny!

  31. Love this! It’s an all out family affair. Love the shirt, it pretty much says it all 🙂 Super fun, you guys!

    1. Aww thanks so much Amy!! 🙂

  32. What a Star Wars lover family! The passion really makes your family joyful. I can see how Boo really enjoys his time too..

    1. Thanks so much Edwin! 🙂

  33. Oh, Star Wars, how I love thee, let me count the ways! Lol. We are so excited about this movie!

    1. Hi Joanna! May the Force be with you!!!

  34. All of these Star Wars pictures are just getting me more and more excited for the movie! I absolutely cannot wait to watch it… looks like you are quite the fan!

    1. Hi Lisa! LOL yes we are super fans! 🙂

  35. What a delightful and fun experience for you and your family! I am excited to see the movie, all because of you!

    1. Aww thanks so much Terri! I hope you love it!

  36. What a wonderful experience you were able to share with your son. It’s a shared love of things like this that make the most memorable experiences I think. I’m so glad you had such a great time.

    1. Thanks Jessica! It was such a nice memory for us to make together….

  37. I am excited to see this The Last Jedi, seems to be an interesting one. Thanks for this post.

  38. Akamatra

    I grew up with star wars as well. My husband is a fanatic also. I can’t wait to see if my daughter picks it up too!

    1. Hi! So fun to see another Star Wars family here… 🙂

  39. I never got into Star Wars, even though most of my friends are totally into it. But glad that you have something to enjoy as a family.

    1. It is nice that we have things like this to share as a family…

  40. We are super pumped about this movie! I have heard so many others are excited as well. It’s going to be a great one.

    1. Hi Nancy! I hope you love it!

  41. brianne

    My son and husband just went and saw the movie last night. They have been waiting a year for this movie and said it did not disappoint!

    1. Hi Brianne… it was absolutely worth the wait! We LOVED it.

  42. Agnes Vazhure

    Looks like you had an amazing time there and your son looks so happy. and It seems interesting to watch. I will definitely check this film.

  43. I adore this! Star Wars is one of my favorites! My mom watched the originals when she was young, and introduced me to them. We are really excited to see the new movie and to go see all the new Star Wars themed places at Disney once it is all open.

    1. Hi Jessica! I can’t wait for the new land to open at Disney!!!

  44. I am not into Star War movies but ! totally feel your excitement. It must be so much fun watching your favorite movie with your family and seeing your kids enjoying it as much as you do 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! We love sharing this together 🙂

  45. This is so cool! We are excited to go to see Star Wars this week!! Perfect timing! Chubacka looks really good in your photos.

    1. Thanks so much Evelyn! We were so excited to meet him at Disney last year 🙂

  46. I am glad that you liked the movie. We are also planning to watch it this weekend and I am happy to read that it is amazing!

    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy the movie!! 🙂

  47. what an exciting experience! =) we are huge star wars fans too! just love what they are doing with the new characters, especially BB8 <3 <3 <3

    1. Hi Ananda! We love BB8 too!!! 😀

  48. I’ve always heard the Star Wars movies are fantastic. I would love to see all the older ones before I see the newer ones. The commercials make the movie look really good, maybe this is what I will do on my break. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hi Ariel! I absolutely recommend seeing the original 3 first 🙂

  49. Thena Franssen

    I’ve actually never seen ANYTHING Star Wars..shocking, right? I need to try, I think. Get with the times!

    1. Hi Then! You totally need to have a Star Wars Marathon! 🙂

  50. Star Wars is extremely popular and very much appreciated by many. Can you believe that (at least, I don`t think) I haven`t fully watched even one Star Wars movie? If I actually ever saw at least 1 film, it was probably because it was on TV and I couldn`t remember it.

    – Grace

    1. Hi thats ok…. We all have different likes and dislikes 🙂

  51. That is so awesome that y’all got to see the movie in advance. All of my friends love Star Wars but I sadly haven’t seen any of the movies. Maybe I need to catch up.

    1. Hi Luci! Maybe they will watch them with you 🙂

  52. Hannah Marie

    What a fun experience! Those photoshoots you took turned out great (i’m kinda sorta jealous!). I love Star Wars and will always say the original is best but the others are pretty amazing!

    1. Hi Hannah the originals are my fave too! 🙂

  53. Im not really a fan of star wars but that shirt looked very cool! “The force is strong in my family”- loved it

    1. Thanks Christine!

  54. You guys are lucky! I haven’t gotten to go see it yet but soon!

    1. Hi Marissa! I hope you love it! 🙂

  55. Vaheh Hartunian

    I’ve never watched any of the star wars movies. Can you watch this one by itself, or do you need to watch the rest of them for this movie to make any sense?

    1. Hi to understand the references within the movie you need to have seen the first three films and then at least the last 2….

  56. Brittany Giles

    My co worker is a huge fan and is announcing his wife’s pregnancy with this movie! Can you believe I have never seen a Star Wars film?!

    1. Brittany that is SO awesome they are announcing their pregnancy with the movie! My brother and his wife just named my newborn niece Leia after Princess Leia 🙂

  57. I guess I’m one of the few people who doesn’t know much about Star Wars. But my husband saw the new film yesterday and seemed to enjoy it. He’s seen the whole series, like most people. Glad you and your son had such a good time!

  58. I love the ‘Force is Strong with my Family’ T-shirt. I bet it’s a lot of fun to attend events and fully participate in the fun as a whole family. Dang, Princess Leia will certainly be missed.

    1. Thanks Yona! I was so excited when I found that shirt for my oldest son!

  59. My whole family loves Star Wars so something like this looks incredible! We can’t wait to see the movie this holiday!

    1. Thanks so much Megan! 🙂

  60. Bernadette Callahan

    We have not seen the movie yet but heard it was really good….will be heading out to see if within the next few days. We love visiting all the Star Wars characters at Disney 🙂

    1. Hi Bernadette! I hope you love the movie! 🙂

  61. OMG I love this! I love how you all love Star Wars (because why wouldn’t you?! Don’t we all? ) and it looks like you guys had a great time. I cannot wait to see it! (BTW.. We also ride for Rohan.)

    1. Hi Pamela!! Since you love Star Wars AND LOTR as much as I do I think we are soul sisters! 😉

  62. Amy

    My husband took my son today to see it! They are the Star War fans in the family.

    1. Hi Amy! How sweet they can share that together 🙂

  63. Ada

    My fiance went to go see it this morning and he loved it.

    1. Hi Ada, I’m so glad he liked it! 🙂

  64. Oh how much fun!! I don’t watch Star Wars, I’ve never seen it which really surprised my husband who is a HUGE fan!! Maybe Ill give it a whirl!

    1. Hi! I hope you like them…. I recommend the first three then skipping the middle ones then enjoying all of the latest ones that came out the past few years….

  65. Oh wow! It is so great when the entire family enjoys a particular movie! You guys have some great Star wars themed pictures 🙂

    1. Thank you so much!

  66. I’m such a fan of Star Wars and I think it’s because of the memories of watching it with the kids before they grew up and started their own families. I’m going to share your post with them because now my grandkids are Star Wars fans as well.

    1. Thank you SO much Terri!!! May the Force be with you!!

  67. Angela Ricardo Bethea

    That was a super great time with your family for sure! I can feel the force within you. Awesome!

    1. Aww… thanks so much Angela!!

  68. Linh

    Though not a fan of Star Wars, I’m still envious of how your family members share the same interest. I guess it runs in the family? You guys must have had a whale of time together!

    1. Hi Linh! We absolutely love geeking out together 🙂

  69. I am so excited about star wars! I can’t wait to watch this movie! sounds like you had an amazing time!

    1. Thanks! We had such a great time! 🙂

  70. It’s so sweet to see a family spending great times like this. My boyfriend is trying to convince me that Star Wars is the greatest thing ever but I just don’t get it.

    1. Hi Evelina! I hope you enjoy the movies with your boyfriend 🙂

  71. I love this! I can feel your excitement in your words. I am not a star wars fan but I love fantasy and I totally understand the amazement of it all. That’s awesome you got advance tickets!

    1. Thanks so much Angela!

  72. My husband and son love star wars, they already are planning to go see the movie!

    1. Hi Jessica! They will LOVE it!! 🙂

  73. I am not a huge Star Wars fan but I understand the fun that goes into a new movie opening. I am glad that you guys got to enjoy it so much.

    1. Thanks Rachel… we love it so much 🙂

  74. My husband and son are huge Star Wars fans. They cannot wait to see the latest movie. They have been so excited.

    1. Hi Stephanie how fun they can share this together…

  75. Thanks so much Zoe!

  76. kim

    We may just be coming a Star Wars Family too. That’s all my son has talked about since he saw the movie yesterday with his Cub Scout Pack.

    1. Hi Kim! How fun he got to see the movie with the scouts 🙂

  77. We totally can’t wait to see this movie too. We are big Star Wars fans in our home as well.

    1. Hi Julia! Nice to meet another Star Wars fan! I hope you love the movie 🙂

  78. Ellie Plummer

    I wish I could get into Star Wars but I just can’t, I prefer Star Trek. I have heard mixed reviews about The Last Jedi.

    1. Hi we love Star Trek too! Our cosplay for comic con is Star Trek… 🙂

  79. It is great when families are into something together, makes for a lot of fun. I have never seen a Star Wars movie.

    1. Hi Sheri it is absolutely wonderful when we can come together as a family… 🙂

  80. I am not a huge of Star Wars but I do like some of the characters though. The new movie sounds great.

    1. Hi! It was absolutely wonderful! We loved it so much 🙂

  81. I am super excited. we are going to see The Last Jedi this coming weekend. So glad that there is lots of laughter involved. That ending credit will surely make me cry.

    1. Hi Shoshana! I hope you love it as much as we did 🙂

  82. Angela

    My kids are so excited to see the new Star Wars movie! I need to get that t-shirt, because the Force is Strong in My Family too!! 🙂

    1. Hi Angela! It’s great to meet another Star Wars Family! I found these shirts at the Star Wars store in Disney Springs in Orlando 🙂

  83. It’s such an amazing movie and it’s everything I hoped for! I think it’s something that you shouldn’t miss, it’s Star Wars after all!

    1. Hi AnnMarie!!! It was absolutely amazing wasn’t it? 🙂

  84. Reesa Lewandowski

    My son is such a Star Wars fanatic. Love that your family has the force!

    1. Thank you Reesa!! 🙂

  85. This looks like it was so much fun! I know my three loves would so enjoy a vacation like this. They are all about star wars!

    1. Hi Lauren! We loved our vacation to see Hollywood Studios so much we nickname it Star Wars Land LOL 🙂

  86. all of my brothers have seen this and I would like to go with my kids, although it’s pretty long, so I might order it on TV and stay home to watch it with them instead. (that way I don’t have to worry about hunger and bathroom breaks!) I can’t wait to watch it with them ; )

    1. Hi Eloise! Watching this at home all comfy sounds absolutely lovely! What a fun family movie night that will be!

  87. Elizabeth O

    My niece is a huge fan of Star Wars. and It looks like you had an amazing and fun time with your family. I’m gonna show this with my niece. I bet that he really feels also the force within you. lol!!

    1. Thanks so much for sharing my blogpost Elizabeth! I really appreciate it! 🙂

  88. I have always heard about Star Wars. Didn’t got the chance to watch one. After reading about your experience, I will surely watch at least 1 movie with family.

    1. Hello Sneha! I am so happy I’ve inspired you to watch Star Wars! 🙂

  89. I love Star Wars! I really need to watch the new movie. Seems interesting!

    1. Hi Emman! If you loved the others you will absolutely love this one! 🙂

  90. sadhna shanker

    wow, have never been so enamoured by any film. great to see such devotion. its an interesting way to bond for a a family.

    1. Thanks so much Sadhna 🙂

  91. Indrani

    Here all are big fans of Star wars I will have to tag along for them. 🙂
    Great pics, I could sense the excitement.

    1. Thank you slo much Indrani! 🙂

  92. This is so much fun! My daughters are two and nine years old and have no interest in Star Wars but my husband is a huge fan and I’m looking forward to seeing the new film with him soon!

    1. Hi Heather! I hope you two enjoy the movie together!

  93. I love it! My sons are big Star Wars fans too! They are young and it’s funny to me how much they’ve learned about it from watching the cartoons, the Lego Star Wars and Youtube! So my husband went and bought the box set so they could watch all the movies. We went to see the Last Jedi last night and it was great!

    1. Hi Nik! How awesome you guys got the boxed set and can enjoy as a family! 🙂

  94. Deb Savage

    Star Wars is so much fun and when you can get the whole family involved even better. I can not wait to see the new movie!

  95. this movie is killing it in the theaters! everything that I have heard, its a 10

    1. Hi Kimberly! It’s definitely rockin the theaters!!! 🙂

  96. Sounds like an awesome movie!

  97. We love Star Wars in our family! That top is so cute!

    1. Aww thanks so much Emily!!! May the Force be with you!! 🙂

  98. Diane

    I loved reading your post! We can’t wait to go to the new movie!! We watched a bit of a marathon this last weekend…was great to watch again *we can watch them oevr&over 🙂

    1. Hi Diane!! It’s always awesome to have a Star Wars Marathon! What a fun family weekend you had! 🙂

  99. So exciting. Yes I grew up with all the original movies and have completely followed all of the movies. Definitely going to catch this movie over vacation.

    1. Hi Athena! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  100. Jessica Bradshaw

    This is so fun! I love how happy your son looks! It sounds like yall had such a great time.

    1. Thanks Jessica! He was so excited to go to this event with Mama!

  101. Star Wars is an awesome franchise. This year seeing this movie in the IMAX is my Christmas present for my dad.

    1. Hi Erika! That is such a sweet Christmas present for your dad! 🙂

  102. Nadene

    I enjoyed this post the costumes, the anticipation. somehow I hadn’t realised there was another star wars coming til this weekend just gone.

    1. Hi Nadene! I’m so glad you enjoyed reading my post 🙂

  103. I am loving the family costuming! I grew up in the 80s as well and I cannot wait to see the newest installation in the series!

    1. Thanks so much Jeuelle! 🙂

  104. Your family activities and photos look like so much fun! It’s awesome!

    1. Thanks Jessica!! 🙂

  105. I saw the Star Wars movie before this one at work actually! Even though I am not really into Star Wars, I thought it was a pretty good movie! I may see this latest one too when It comes out on DVD.

    1. Hi Patricia! A lot of times I wait for movies to come out on Redbox and then enjoy them at home 🙂

  106. I love, love, love Star Wars and what a beautiful way to honor the memory of Carrie Fischer. I can’t wait to watch it

    1. Hi Michelle! I hope you love it as much as we did 🙂

  107. I LOVE Star Wars!! I was so thrilled when the new movies started to come out. They latest movie has been sold out and is sold out in our local theaters for MONTHS!! I can’t wait to finally get in and see it. May The Force Be With You!

    1. Hi Kristiana! I hope you don’t have to wait too long for tickets! May the Force be with you too! 🙂

  108. I am a very big fan of Star wars too. Can’t wait to see the movie

    1. Hi! I hope you love the movie!

  109. Star Wars is one of the first movies I remember going to the theater to see. It came out when I was about 7. I fell in love and have watched every movie made since then. I, too, have infected my kids. I was so excited when we went to Disney and they had the storm troopers marching around.

    1. Hi Alicia! It’s so awesome when we can share our love for something like this with our kiddos 🙂

      1. Yes it is! They help us add to our Star Wars collectibles every year 🙂

        1. So Awesome!!! 🙂

  110. We really love star wars and we had enjoyed watching it last weekend. It’s really awesome!

    1. Hi Jake! So glad to hear you liked it! 🙂

  111. That sounds like such an exciting event! My movie theater didn’t do anything like that! It’s great when our interests overlap with ours kids’ interest and we can enjoy things together.

    1. Thanks so much Caitlin! I love that my kids and I can share an interest. 🙂

  112. I have heard such great things about this movie that I need to go see it! I have an 8 yo son and he is just getting into the series and will love to be able to see this one in the theater. In this era of Netflix we don’t go the theater as often but should make the effort for this one.

    1. Hi Molly! We love Netflix too! We cut the cable cord 2 years ago now and I would never ever get cable again.

  113. Sounds like so much fun. I wish my family shared the same movie interest! Definitely family goals!

    1. Thanks Paulette!! 🙂

  114. Looks like you guys had a great time at the movies! I don’t know if I’ll see this, but my daughter and her dad are going to go over winter break as a treat.

    1. Aww that is so sweet your daughter can do this with her dad 🙂

  115. The force is strong in my family. We’ve seen all the Star Wars movies many times. I’m excited to see the new installment. I wanted to wait till the crowds died down a bit so I could enjoy the best seats in the house.

    1. Hi Cindy! Glad to hear The Force is strong in your family too 🙂

  116. We have yet to see this movie, but I plan too! I love all the photos you took to document this!

    1. Thank you Alexandria! 🙂

  117. Haha! You’re right – this is such a parental win! I try it too, even though I’m not a StarWars kind of gal, but my son adores it, so ;))

    1. Hi Karolina! Absolutely a parenting win 🙂

  118. I haven’t seen the movie yet but we are going to the new VR experience The Void. That’s going to be such fun. Can’t wait to experience it

    1. Hi Cristine! That sounds fun!

  119. Awe, these photos put a smile on my face! While I’m not a Star Wars fan, it does make me happy to see others enjoying it! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Talina! I’m so glad you enjoy reading my posts 🙂

  120. Shannon

    Wow looks like you guys had a great experience. I think we might try to watch it over the hoidays.

  121. Britney Kaufman

    Whaaatt!!! I am SO jealous. I wish my kids were old enough to go to the movie to enjoy it with us, as we don’t have babysitters.. My oldest (5 next month) is just getting into Star Wars and was asking about the “black BB-8” and couldn’t believe he wasn’t friends with BB-8.

    1. Hi Britney! It was totally awesome! How fun that your 5 year old is getting into Star Wars now! 🙂

  122. I’ve never seen any of the Star Wars films, but I can respect the passion of the fandom (I love Harry Potter). I love that you guys went to the premiere. What a cool experience that must have been for you guys.

    1. Hi Samantha! We totally love Harry Potter too! 🙂

  123. How fun!! I loved going to Disney and seeing all the storm troopers around Tomorrowland!

    1. Hi Jasmine! It’s always fun seeing them at Disney! 🙂

  124. I haven’t had the time to watch The Last one yet! 🙁 I wanted to go before Christmas but I’m not sure if I’ll manage to… Looks like you guys had an amazing time! 😀

    1. Hi Maria! We had such a fun time at this event!

  125. I love how your post transmit all your passion and excitement! I can see what this means to you! I also grew up during the 80’s but in a different country, Argentina, for us Star Wars was just a movie like another. But I did eventually watch all the movies and I really loved them! I will be certainly watching the new one soon!

    1. Thanks Nati! 🙂

  126. Wow it’s so cool that you can all enjoy this together. Wish I could get into movies like this. Looks fun!

    1. Thanks Stefanie!

  127. I never really got into Star Wars … it was not big in India while I was growing up … but I am fascinated by all the excitement it generates every year. Great way to enjoy family fun though 🙂

    1. Hi Tanvi 🙂 It is such a fun thing to enjoy as a family.

  128. Wow I thought my boyfriend was a Star Wars fan but you are beating him. You all look great! 🙂

    1. Aww thanks Marie! 🙂

  129. I LOVE this!!! My family is also a fan of Star Wars. We can’t wait to see The Last Jedi on Christmas. Trying very hard not to read the SPOILERS!

    1. Hi what a fantastic idea for Christmas! I hope you enjoy! 🙂

  130. I haven’t watched the Last Jedi and this is already out~ My friends are making a star wars tribute video and I will love to share with you when it’s out~ Glad your family enjoyed the event!

    1. Hi Tiffany! I’d love to see the Star Wars Tribute video that your friends are making!

  131. We are huge SW fans in this house as well. It’s really nice when family members across the board get together to geek out together. My nephew and his family joined us along with other to go see it when it opened! Looks like it was fun for you guys with the costumes and all 😉

    1. Hi Cori! So amazing that you are all fans as a family too! I love it! 🙂

  132. I do believe that I may have had a teeny tiny crush on Han Solo after I saw my first Star Wars movie a few light years ago. It sounds like you had a fabulous evening at the screening!

    1. Hi Razena! Hans Solo rocks!!! 🙂

  133. We LOVE Star Wars. I cannot wait to see The Last Jedi – It will be the film of the year for me. We love cosplaying as characters in the franchise, too.

    1. Hi Elisha! So awesome to meet another Jedi Family!!! 🙂 May The Force be with you!

  134. Erin

    Looks like you had such a fun day! Can’t believe how much this movie has already made! What a great franchise!

  135. Rae

    I love these pictures!! I loved Star Wars when I was a kid and watched all of them up until the last (half) one and most recent. I need to do some convincing of my husband to join me for the one that’s out now!

    1. Hi Rae! I’m glad you loved our pictures! I hope your hubby will go see the movie with you! 🙂

  136. Andrea

    WHATTT. OH and I thought my step dad loved them. While I myself never really got into star wars, a lot of my family is and we will be watching the movie.

    1. Hi Andrea! I hope you all enjoy the movie together 🙂

  137. This is sooo cool! I love all the pictures, I’m also a Star Wars fan! 😀

    1. Thanks Pilar!!! 🙂

  138. So exciting to get a first view of the movie. I have never in my life watched a single Star Wars movie.

    1. Hi Crystal! It was so fun to see it early! We loved it!

  139. Taslyn Russell

    My husband is a big star wars fan this looks so cool! Love it!

    1. Thanks Taslyn! We loved being at this fan event put on by our local theater!! 🙂

  140. Devi

    Looks like you have so much Fun ! Lovey pictures.. This is my kids favorite one .

    1. Thanks so much Devi! 🙂

  141. May the force be with you! Star wars are such a lovely movie.. nice to watch it..

    1. Thanks Kylie!! 🙂

  142. Thena Franssen

    Looked like you had a blast! I’ve actually never seen any of the movies, but I have heard that they are wonderful!!!

    1. Thanks Thena! We had a great time!! 🙂

  143. This is amazing & looks like you had the time of your life 🙂 I am a huge fan of Star Wars! The original G Lucas ones. But I also like the new movies. They are different but still very well made. Have you enjoyed Last Jedi?
    Nadia xox

    1. Hi Nadia! We absolutely loved #TheLastJedi!!! 🙂

  144. Yvette

    Sounds so fun! It does seem Star Wars is one of those films that really engrossed entire families❤️

    1. Hi Yvette! It’s absolutely one of those films the whole family can enjoy together 🙂

  145. lol you guys are definitely die hard fans, I have yet to see the new movie.

    1. Hi Lynette! I hope you get to see the movie 🙂

  146. How fun! I haven’t seen the movie yet but I have heard amazing things. Can’t believe it was packed two hours before the movie! Wow!

    1. Hi Jen! It was packed because it was a sneak peek to see the movie early fan event 🙂

  147. This is so awesome. I love Star Wars too 🙂 I really like that shirt ” the force is strong in my family.”

    1. Thanks so much Sue! 🙂

  148. ‘The force is strong in my family’ I like this caption. You family outings are so much fun. And now in Star Wars you all are having blast. Keep rocking.

    1. Thanks so much Indu!! 🙂

  149. My son loves Star Wars and would enjoy seeing all the characters. I can just imagine all the pictures he would have me take.

    1. Hi Rose! This was such a fun Star Wars event! 🙂

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