So, the last Harry Potter movie comes out this weekend! Woo woo! I’ve been quite a fan since my mom practically forced me to read the first book. (Thanks, Mom!) Anyway, I hijacked our July date night and have plans to drag my sweet husband to the movie on Saturday afternoon. (Shhhh—don’t tell the kids we’re plotting an escape!!)
As this historic event approached, I found myself thinking about what was going on in my life when all eight movies were released. Disclaimer—this information is totally random and worthless. Feel free to stop reading now.
- Sorcerer’s Stone (November 2001): I have no memory of first seeing this. I was 15 and a freshman in high school. Yikes. Can you say awkward?
- Chamber of Secrets (November 2002): Again, I don’t remember this one. I was 16. What else? Newly licensed driver! Had a back brace and unresolved heart problem. Oh, and I had recently said goodbye to bangs and glasses and discovered the wonder of the flat iron.
- Prisoner of Azkaban (June 2004): My first midnight showing! I went with my high school best friend and boyfriend. I vaguely remember meeting PJ this night, interestingly enough.
- Goblet of Fire (November 2005): Midnight showing! I was a freshman at OU and went with friends from my dorm floor. Good times :-)
- Order of the Phoenix (July 2007): Didn’t make the midnight showing. Actually waited a few days to see this one because I had no one to go with until a sweet friend took pity on my nerdiness. PJ was in Namibia for the summer. We were engaged!
- Half-Blood Prince (July 2009): Had a chance to go to a midnight showing but was lame and chose to sleep. Married a year and a half. Living in Oklahoma City. Halfway through nursing school. OHHHH! And we had just finished unofficially parenting 17-year-old twin girls for two months.
- Deathly Hallows 1 (November 2010): Back in Texas! Working as a nurse. I think I must have been totally sleep deprived, working both day and night shift, as I really don’t remember this happening…and it was six months ago. We were working on becoming foster parents! I saw this with PJ and my freshman roommate…so glad I was randomly matched to live with her!
- And finally…Deathly Hallows 2: Um. Yeah. We have three kids now. My high school self would not have guessed that parenthood (times three!) would happen before the conclusion of this movie series. Sometimes trusting Jesus has crazy results!
P.S. As PJ was reading this post, he said, “Really? We met at the third movie? Wow, I don’t remember you at all.” Ahh, sweet romance in the making. He freely admits he was there to
hit on hang out with girls he already knew. Good thing I had a date :-)