Thursday, May 07, 2009

Trooping the Colour, Here We Come!

I have some fabulous news! Brit Boy and I are going to see Queen Elizabeth in June. We’re going to Trooping the Colour. This celebration is the Queen’s official birthday parade and is held on a Saturday in June, every year. The Queen’s actual birthday is April 21st. This is a wonderful display of true pageantry and I can’t wait to be there to watch it all unfold. I sometimes can’t believe how things have been turning out for this American girl who still feels like a tourist sometimes :-) I come across to the other side of the Atlantic with no wish lists and through Brit Boy and me giving everything a try, we get in to see all the things I would have wanted to see if I’d had a wish list when I arrived. Who knew that being a plucky couple got you this far :-) Sometimes I feel like we ought to have our own reality show. LOL. Anyway, I’m very grateful that we are getting a chance to go experience something else great together. What a blessing. We definitely know how lucky this all is. Often when we get opportunities like this, it reminds me what happens when you put the effort out there in life to go for what you want...you never know what can happen :-)

Our tickets arrived yesterday. So when Brit Boy came home from work, I sprung the envelope on him. He blogged about it last night. We had to apply for the tickets through a public ballot, which is very similar to how we got tickets to Wimbledon. Here's the post about that. When we originally thought about going, we had figured that we would just turn up on the day and stand along The Mall, and see what we could see. But then we figured that we may as well apply to be put into the public ballot and see what came of it. Well, we got in and our tickets are ready and waiting for June :-)

This should be very cool, because we will see the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and some of the other royals. Brit Boy and I saw Princes William and Harry back in 2007 at the Concert for Diana, so we may add to our list of royal sightings substantially in June. We have to dress up for the occasion, so Brit Boy will have to get all suited up and I will be getting to work on my outfit. Wish me luck! ;-)

So it’s an exciting time around the yellow house. I’ll definitely be sharing all the details from our day out on June 13th! Have a great day :-)

16 comments:

jacqueline said...

Congratulations Dori! :-)

Very exciting indeed! Can't wait for those beautiful photos that you always share. And please, share your outfit with us!!!

vchelle said...

Wow! I'm so impressed. What an exciting even to look foward to. Yes, please tell us all about it!!! Happy Love Thursday!

Jennifer said...

That sounds fabulous -- I look forward to living vicariously by reading all about it here!

Census (aka Cen aka June.S) said...

Hi Dori. You should have a great day at the Trooping of the Colours. Lucky you to get picked in the ballot!!

Alicia aka "Fashiona" said...

Very exciting...please take lots of pictures.

Liza said...

Wow, congrats Dori! I'm so excited for you. Tell us about it. :)

philly5113 said...

Congratulations. I was watching a program on tele on Tuesday, a replay of a previous Queens birthday celebration and was so in awe of the event. I was sorry that the program ended. I am sure you will have a great time there. I can't wait to read your story.
Have fun! Lucky, lucky!!

campbele said...

I'm glad you explained Trooping the Colour since Twitter didn't give you room to do so!! This sounds like a big event over there, yet we Americans know nothing about it. PLEASE!! Post pictures! AND, enjoy!

SE'LAH... said...

Ooooh...I can NOT wait to see the photos!!!

What an exciting time in that yellow house.
I am excited for you too.

Dori said...

Jacqueline,
Thanks! I will definitely share lots of photos of everything. I'll have the camera clicking big time :)Happy Weekend!

Vchelle,
It should be so thrilling. I'll be sharing all of the sights and sounds here for sure :)Happy Weekend!

Jennifer,
I can't wait to share it with you all :)Happy Weekend!

Cen,
Yeah, we couldn't believe it. Can't wait for the day! :) Have a great weekend!

Alicia,
I'll be a camera clicking chick for sure :) I'll let you know all about it.

Liza,
I'll tell all and share lots of photos! Thanks for visiting me! :)

Philly5113,
Yeah, I've seen parts of it on tv too and thought it looked so interesting. It will be so cool to be there. And I can't wait to share the experience with everybody here. Thanks for visiting me! :)

Campbele,
Yeah, those 140 characters are limiting. LOL. It should be a fun time. I'll definitely tell all. That's one thing I love about blogging, you get to share things with people all over the world :) Have a great weekend!

Se'lah,
I'm going to do my best to bring back some great photos for you all to see. I'm so glad I can share my excitement with all my friends here :) Have a great weekend!

Emm said...

How exciting! Congrats on getting the tickets. I hadn't heard of this "public ballot" thing before but I suppose Michael Eavis has been doing the same thing with Glastonbury tickets lately.

heidi said...

How exciting!!!!! I would love to see that! I cannot wait to hear all about it!

Anne said...

Congratulations! That is so cool. I hope you have an amazing time.

Jodi said...

I just wanted to say hello Dori, I hope all is well with you. God bless.

Jodi

Workplace On the Web said...

hello Dori. how's it going?

marly

Dori said...

Emm,
We are thrilled! Thanks. Yeah, the public ballot is the way to get into most of these kinds of things we've found. Like you said, I guess it's the way they do it now :)

Heidi,
Yes, it gets more exciting as the day draws closer. I can't wait to share it with you all here :)

Anne,
Thanks. We'll probably be pinching ourselves the whole time :)

Jodi,
Hey there! I'm doing great and I hope that you are well. God bless you too :)

Workplace On the Web,
Hey Marly! I'm doing well. So good to have you come visit me :)