Which of you guys watched the royal wedding? I did, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I'm not usually interested in that sort of thing, but I absolutely love the idea that a prince has married a commoner. I love that. It sure seems like the perfect fairytale, even though I know it's going to be tough for the newlyweds to have to survive in the public eye.
I wasn't planning to watch the wedding live. It was 5am my time, so I sure didn't want to pull an all nighter (or wake up super early) on a school day to watch a royal wedding. I'm not that excited. However, it worked out for me to watch the thing live, so I saw part of it.
At 4:57 yesterday morning, I was jerked awake by the howling and shrieking of what seemed to be a huge pack of coyotes. If you've heard coyotes howl before, you know how utterly disturbing it is... especially when there are a lot of them. The high-pitched shrieks seemed to surround my entire bedroom. Honestly, those coyotes scared the living daylights out of me. I'm reading "The Priest's Graveyard" by Ted Dekker right now... and I do not need to hear creepy sounds in the night! Not now!
Anyways, the coyotes woke me up and I knew I'd be wired for a while, so when I glanced at the clock and realized the royal wedding was about to begin, I figured I'd watch it until I fell back asleep. So I flipped open my laptop and watched the first half the wedding.
Later on Friday, Rebekah hosted an absolutely wonderful tea party in celebration of the royal wedding. It was so cute.
We drank tea and ate scones, chocolate covered strawberries, and all sorts of wonderful snacks. Rebekah and her mom did an amazing job decorating and making sure that the tea party was legit and absolutely lovely. They even provided everyone with their own plate, teacup, and princess tiara. So sweet.
My favorite food item of the tea party was the sugar cubes Rebekah's mom made. They were shaped like roses. See for yourself. I loved them! I honestly had no idea that sugar cubes could be transformed into something so delicate and pretty.
Everybody who came to the tea party dressed in sun dresses and wore our tiaras. We enjoyed practicing proper etiquette by sticking up our pinkies, talking in fake English accents, and crossing our ankles in a ladylike fashion. Of course, we aren't all that "proper," so we had a few misshaps... like Rebekah accidentally knocking over my teacup with her elbow, for example. But it was all silly and lighthearted.
After we ate our scones and finger sandwiches and drank our tea, we sat down together and watched the royal wedding. I think we enjoyed the crazy hats most of all. Kate's dress was beautiful.
Overall, we had a wonderful time. In thirty or forty years, if I'm still around, I'll be able to look back and clearly remember the royal wedding, just like my mom remembers the wedding of Charles and Diana. Watching a royal wedding may seem trivial, but I'll always remember this day and this celebration with a smile because of the fun my friends and I had together.
We celebrated being girls. We dressed up, ate wonderful food, and enjoyed each other's company. I couldn't ask for a better time than that.
So yes, even Texan girls celebrate the royal wedding.