4.29.2011

It's 4:00 am, Eastern time.  The ZH is already propped on the sofa, coffee in hand and ready for the Royal Wedding (we are ignoring the two donuts she also has in hand). 

Maggy and Zoey are primping and preening, about to don their finest finery.  Then they'll teleport over to Westminster Abbey for the festivities.  The ZH recently read to them from an AP news story, Royal wedding spreads hat fever.  It said, in part "bookmakers are betting on the color of Queen Elizabeth's hat -- odds are on  yellow.  Hats have long denoted status, said Oriole Cullen, curator of a Victoria & Albert Museum 2009 hat exhibit.  Up until the 1950s, a woman wasn't even considered properly dressed unless she was wearing a hat and gloves.  In Britain, the tradition has remained strong."  Last week Maggy and Zoey went to the Cattery Hattery in the village to choose their millinery for the big day.

Favoring the Queen, but also having the same fondness as the Queen Mum for flouncy florals and feathers, Zoey choose this lovely hat with a wide yet sheer brim to allow her eyes to shine through...
Maggy normally does not do hats, disliking any sort of public exposure.  But she did become excited about "the wedding" and asked the head designer (no pun intended) at the Cattery Hattery to create a very special one of a kind headpiece to complement her elegant persona ...
 As soon as the festivities wind down, Maggy and Zoey
will teleport quickly back home.
 Today is also a very important day here on the Space Coast. 
The final launch of shuttle
ENDEAVOUR is scheduled for lift off at 3:47 pm. 
This is the second to last launch of the NASA shuttle program.
Mark Kelly will blast off as mission commander of Endeavour and her crew of five.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) is expected to be at the launch pending
her physician approval.  Rep. Giffords, wife of Commander Kelly,
 was wounded in a January 8 shooting in Tuscon.
President Barack Obama and his family are expected to attend today.
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Maggy and Zoey are wearing new hats for this event!
GODSPEED, ENDEAVOUR!

21 comments:

  1. purrfect hats for a purrfect wedding! I am like you...I went to bed at 1:30am (EST), got up at 3:30am and have been glued to the TV ever since......will be going to bed right after the wedding!
    Love and best wishes for a long and happy marriage to William & Kate!

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  2. oh my. Salome would have loved to be hatted for this occasion too - where did you both get these lovely hats?

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  3. Whoa, you both look just stunning in those hats! Purrfect for wedding attire!

    Okay, the mom confesses she got to see Kate walk down the aisle before she had to leave for work--the dress was gorgeous, simple and elegant. :-)

    And we have our paws crossed for the shuttle launch later today.

    -Fuzzy Tales

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  4. My goodness, you ladies look so beautiful in those lovely hats. We are watching the wedding too but our lazy Mom didn't get up at 4.
    Also please tell Mom thanks for worrying about all the people going through all the storms. It is so sad to see all the disaster in Alabama. Take care and have a great day.

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  5. What a magnificent wedding it was!!! oey and Maggy - you look so beautiful for the big event - we love your hats.

    Hopefully the weather will cooperate for the launch - looks like you two are all ready for the countdown.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  6. We love both girls wedding hats but what can we say about their space hats - they are magnificent and so stylish!!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  7. What a wonderful celebratory day! The gerls look stunning in their hats, and we too wish Endeavour Godspeed and a safe journey.

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  8. You both look very regal in your hats! those space hats are cool too! Mom and Dad are going up to Titusville to watch the launch and we're hiding under the bed.

    Thanks again for the beautiful birthday graphic!!

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

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  9. You girls look gorgeous and royal in your beautiful hats. Those space outfits are just cool! Have a fun weekend. Hugs and nose kisses

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  10. Such a big day for you girls. We like your new hats. Um, the colorful ones. The space hats will do for their intended purpose, though. Have a fun day.

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  11. Thank you for the kind words about 'our' eagles :)

    Looks like you have a grand day planned, ladies! Love your hats!

    Happy Friday!
    ~ The Bunch

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  12. I love the blue hat especially. It would got well with my eyes. Of course, I was snubbed. Can you imagine?!

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  13. You look very beautiful in your hats. I'm glad you got to go to the royal festivities. Have a great weekend.

    pawhugs, Max

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  14. The wedding was perfect and just look at your hats so gorgeous. we wish safe journey for the space shuttle. Hugs GJ xx

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  15. Zoey, you must have the inside scoop. You wore the same yellow as the Queen!

    A shame hats don't come back into fashion in the states!

    I like how you both changed so quick for the next event!

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  16. Oh Zoey and Maggy you look oh so pretty in your regal hats. They look so good on you. Hope you enjoyed yourselves at the Royal Wedding..

    We wanted to stop by and thank you very much for your Sympathies, prayers and love for Patches, we really appreciated it. We do miss her, especially Mom.

    Casper

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  17. Wow, you girls look quite lovely in your hats ... perfectly outfitted for the big wedding!

    Godspeed, Endeavour!

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  18. Oh my! You are certainly a very busy bunch today! You look fabulous in your hats Ladies and you make the cutest Astronauts ever! (Great photos!) Have a good weekend.

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  19. Weren't the hats at the wedding incredible? I loved them!

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  20. We LOVE ur HATS! We hope U finds ur prince charming, too one day soon! xxoo bhu

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