Blessing our Blessing

on 06 February 2012

We don't do christenings in our church.  New babies are given a name and a blessing by their fathers, and we did the Girl's on Sunday. 

My sisters combined their formidable talents to sew a blessing dress for her and it's just as exquisite as you might imagine.  Chris' mom and Aunt came up from the low country for it and my sister and her family and my parents and my own formidable 96 year old grandmother joined us for the occasion.


If you're wondering where the Boy is, in all these pictures, he had run off with his cousins as soon as the cameras came out.  Child after my own heart, alas, I couldn't very well skive off since I am the Mother...






Little Miss Squishy did great, just like her brother.  And just like her brother, she too reached a point when she could tolerate no more...



And in other blessing news, today is Christopher's birthday.  We celebrated last night with my family, my sister made us an awesome dinner and topped it all with a red velvet cake for Chris (my mom supplied a peach pie that I smiled over and then spirited away...I'm making peach milk today...).  I made him biscuits and gravy for breakfast this morning, and surprised him with a subscription to some gun magazine that he wanted.  I'm grateful everyday for this man of mine.  If you perchance to see him, or are friends with him on Facebook, wish him a happy birthday, would you?

2 comments:

Cel and JP said...

oh I love it! What a sweetheart. And thank you for staying in the pictures. The dress is so beautiful. Sewing for little bitties is not easy. Your sisters did a fabulous job.

And Happy Birthday, Chris!!!

Brett said...

Yeah!! And I second Celeste - great job on the dress!