Yes I am a Potter fan ;) I also know that everyone has written these posts but let's be honest, Harry was a huge part of our lives and now it has ended. A decade long love ;)
I thought I'd start by telling you how I met Harry. We had just moved to our house in Mesa, Nick and I were having problems making friends, so we spent a lot of time getting books from the library and reading at home.
One day my mom brought in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to read to us, and we weren't interested at all at first. Then Harry made it to Hogwarts and we were hooked! As each book came out, we read them out loud as a family and fell more in love. And let's again be honest, we called Hermione, Her-me-own.
I cried at every heartfelt sorrow, laughed at every Fred and George joke, loved every single moment I spent in Rowling's magical world. My heart broke with the death of Harry's loved ones. All I kept thinking was "Is anyone going to be left to take care of this poor boy??" But I loved the way the books ended (and the movies too)
I can absolutely blame/thank J.K. Rowling for helping me to discover the magic of reading. I never liked to read until Harry Potter.
And so as I was one of the die hard fans that saw the last movie at midnight, I will relay my thoughts on it.
I loved it! I also forgot how action-packed this one would have to be! I told my husband about 1/4 through it "was it really this intense??" To which he replied "this is the second half of the book remember?" "Oh right....."A big fat DUH!
So here's some pictures I found via Google of the movie:
And Neville kicked BUTT!! He was amazing ;) The movie had a great balance of humor, action, and love. A perfect end to the saga ;)
Thank you Harry for all you taught us and for showing us that good always conquers evil and how to do the right thing no matter how hard it may be. Goodbye Harry ;)
I got the following pictures from the lovely Rhonda whom I worked with. I forgot to take my camera every time I went in but then again, it was always so busy that I would never have remembered to take pictures so thank goodness Rhonda did and was willing to share them with me ;)
At least the animation is going to the kids at both the Make-a-Wish foundation and the Phoenix Childrens Hospital. Now they'll be there for another generation to love ;)
We had our Disney "pity party" on Saturday and boy it was hilarious! Booze was rampant (not for me of course) and watching my co-workers get wasted was just hilarious. And luckily we left before it got even more crazy ;)
I love my Disney family and we are still a family. We're planning on going to Disneyland in October as a family, and hopefully we can all go ;)
Oh and on a completely different note! My friend Noelle is hosting a giveaway! A free photography session and 10% off if you comment! See here to enter!
Here you will find love, magic, bookworm favorites, Disney tips, and a family on their journey to Happy Ever After!