I mentioned that last weekend we celebrated Virginia's Baptism. It was a really sweet little celebration, and I've shared some pictures below if you're interested....
After the luncheon, we all battled the rain and headed to the church. My poor parents were responsible for dressing Virginia in her huge gown, getting her loaded in the car and getting her to the church in the rain. (Bless them!!) J.D., Heath, Andy and I had to go early for rehearsal. The service was a sweet Easter Baptism that focused on 9 beautiful babies. Some were crying, some were fussy, some were babbling, but it didn't matter because everyone there had a baby. It was really small and nice.
Virginia wore a really special gown that was actually my great great great grandmother's gown. When I was born, my grandmother had it made into a Christening gown, and my cousins and I have all worn it. It's over 100 years old and even though it's huge (and slightly more dingy these days) it's really beautiful.
Last thing, I wasn't sure what to do for a centerpiece. It was primarily family coming to lunch and I didn't want to fuss over any details of the day. My mom and her friend suggested I just take a pot to a nursery and have them plant a flower that I could then reuse in the yard. I'm so glad I went this direction. I picked out a hydrangeas, the nursery didn't charge me anything other than the cost of the plant, and they created the centerpiece. In a few weeks, I'll take it out of the pot, plant it in the yard, and think of Virginia's baptism every time I see it.
p.s. Heath was on camera duty but her battery was dead! Most of these are iphone pics; so, our pictures are pretty bad!