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I Left The Force Awakens With 15 Minutes To Go: Here's Why (Plus a 5 Generation Family Tree for Carrie Fisher)

I Left The Force Awakens With 15 Minutes To Go: Here's Why (Plus a 5 Generation Family Tree for Carrie Fisher)

We love making examples of family trees, both because it's incredibly fun to experiment with different shapes and palettes and to share with you some of the cool things you can do with Family Tree Prints family tree maker. Thus we present to you.... Carrie Fisher's 5 generation family tree chart. If you don't know who Carrie Fisher is... she's most famous for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars. Now for the story you've all been waiting for: why I couldn't stay in The Force Awakens for one more minute. 

We had all gone to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens over Christmas break two years ago. Some of us were big fans, some of us were just going for the popcorn and movie theater experience (heresy, I know!) but we all packed up and went to the theater late in the afternoon. We waited in the freezing cold line for an hour outside for the doors to open (even though the movie had been out for a couple weeks) so we could purchase our tickets and then snagged an entire row of seats. We waited in anticipation for the movie to start. Everyone, that is, except for my mom. She was at home, eagerly anticipating something else--my little sister arriving home from her year and a half mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The timing should have worked out perfectly so the rest of us could watch the movie and then head over to the airport to pick Sadie up, but my mom didn't want to risk being late.

Then, with just 15 minutes left to go in the movie (as we learned later), otherwise known as the climax my dad got a text from my mom that Sadie's flight was coming in early. The message passed down the row that we had to skedaddle and leave NOW so up popped 6 of us and walked straight on out of the theater. People must have thought we were bonkers, but off we went to see our darling sister we hadn't seen in 18 months!

waiting at the airport

seeing our LDS missionary

As it turned out, the flight didn't end up being early--just on time--but the entire experience, full of laughter and rushing and a little stress, was totally worth having to finish the movie later when it came out on DVD for the story it gave us that we can tell with laughter and fond memories whenever The Force Awakens is brought up. Stories... the meat on the bones of a family tree print!

As we get ready for the release of the newest movie, what's your favorite Star Wars memory?


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