Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal Watching

Friday morning, me and Amanda got up very early and shared some fun girl time watching the Royal Wedding.

 Jaxon wanted to watch it with us but the 2am alarm proved to be too early for his tired little eyes.
I'm one of those crazy people who woke up at similar times in the past to watch Charles and Diana's wedding, and Diana's funeral. It was fun to finally have someone to royal watch with me... Something about the fantasy of the royal family intrigues me even if they are the world's most famous (and wealthy) welfare recipients. 
Now, in case you have been in a cave for the last week or so, and completely missed all the pomp and circumstance, Amanda re-created the processional for you.

Here we are, the full processional...

The upright red licorice are the altar's at which the betrothed couple knelt, the golden gummy bear is the Archbishop of Canterbury who officiated for the service.  The gummy bears off to the side are the wedding guests.
Here are the riders on their licorice horses who accompanied the processional from the church back to Buckingham Palace.  The gummy bears off to the side are the crowds lining the streets.

And, from the front...If you look closely, you'll see the Prince and Princess in a carriage made of cashews in the middle of the photo. They are just behind the four horses, two of which do not have riders.  Yes, she caught all the details!
Amanda is definitely creative!!  Gosh, I love that child, she makes me laugh!

And speaking of laughing...  Two billion people watching and THESE are the hats Prince Andrew's girls wear?  Amanda actually loved them...BUT she's 8.  I'm sure that bow hat reminds her of little Cindy Lou-Who ;o)

Well, it was all great fun, but I hope there isn't another for a while.  I need to catch up on my sleep now!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Time Marches On

Earthquakes,  tsunamis, nuclear disaster,  floods, the overthrowing of governments, two wars, political unrest in the Middle East,  soaring oil prices, record number of homes in foreclosure.  There isn't much good news lately and it seems the events that have been prophesied are unfolding right in front of us.  It's incredible, yet somewhat scary.

Meanwhile, I live my little blessed life.  I thank God for the gift of  my husband and kids.  We have shelter, food, transportation and a few dollars to buy extras.  Despite all the tragedies in the world, time marches on.  Our world just keeps spinning and my priorities changing.  I find so much joy in the little things...
Little things like Mason's first lost tooth
Or Jaxon giving me a thumbs up after having a tooth knocked out on the trampoline.
Or the feeling of pride when the boys got their Bobcat in Scouts.

Despite all that is going on in the world, there are miracles that unfold all around us every day.   I realize that life as we know it can change in a split second.  I remind myself daily that God is in charge and He knows all.  What a wonderful time to be alive.  What an incredible life unfolds every day.