Hey Friends, It’s Thursday, December 19.  Today should be an amazing day for many of us Star Wars fans, looking forward to the end of an amazing trilogy, but alas, the previous movie has left me kind of sour on the whole thing.

I am a long time Star Wars fan.  It is something that brought my family together, crosses generations, and gives us something to believe in.  You can read more about why I love Star Wars over here.

But, regardless of my feelings about what’s coming tonight, I wanted to take a minute to share some thoughts after a lengthy, hour-long conversation with my husband about movies in general, how we get amazing movies, and which movies are most amazing.

Our concluding thoughts are:

-The synergy between director/writer/actors/special effects/music all coming together to make an incredible movie is so rare.

-We should be thankful and grateful every time we get a great movie and probably twice as much when it’s a blockbuster.

-There are amazing people among us making things, but they are so very very rare and so I want to take a moment to thank George Lucas, Kevin Feige, Peter Jackson, and Julian Fellowes for pairing great vision with great ideas to produce fantastic stories.

-We love movies and the stories they tell.  We sure hope that tonight isn’t a big disappointment.

-I would watch anything Julian Fellowes wrote.

Most importantly, no matter how that movie leaves us feeling tonight, porgs are cute, baby yoda is adorable, and R2D2 is the first droid I want by my side in a battle.

Also, here’s some great pictures from the Star Wars inspired shoot I did a few years ago with all the cousins.  I especially like all the behind the scenes shots and the camaraderie among all these friends.

boy dressed in a Kylo Ren costume, Metro Detroit Child PhotographyYoung girl dressed as Rey, Metro Detroit Child Photographer, Star Wars Photographykids having a lightsaber battle, Canton Child PHotographykids waiting in chairs behind the scenesCousins lined up in star wars costumes, Northville Child PhotographerCousins heading home in the snow, Canton Child Photographer