The girls were Baptized on Pentecost Sunday at St. Peters in Oxford. It was a beautiful day. Despite all my worries everything went very smoothly. The girls made it through the whole service and did great. I have poured water on their heads during baths since they were tiny so it actually barely phased them. We had a brunch at our house afterwards with friends and family. My mom and sisters did the food, which was wonderful. The whole fam did so much to prepare for the day, help during the service and brunch, and clean up afterwards - I am so grateful.
One of the highlights of the weekend was that my brother, Richard, was the guest organist for the church service. The music was absolutely beautiful.
I meant to get a pic of each child with their godparents and totally failed. Here are all the godparents listed below. We are very thankful that they are part of the girls' lives.
Anna - Christina Cafiero, Anna Ruth & Will McCalley
Irene - Melanie & John Beckham, Matthew Nichols
Brooks - Carolyn & Nathan Smith, Richard Byrd
The poor Beckhams came down with the stomach virus and were unable to join us. We really missed them.
|Family pic just after the service. Anna left, Brooks middle, Irene right.|
|Elizabeth Brooks Nichols (her godparents Richard, Carolyn, Nathan looking on)|
|Anna Carolyn Nichols|
|Irene Margaret Nichols|
|This is what getting three babies dressed for a Baptism looks like. It was nothing short of a miracle that we were in the church on time.|
|The grandmothers getting Irene (I think?) dressed|
|Anna Ruth getting Anna dressed|
|Brooks getting ready. The bonnet lasted 2 minutes.|
|Meme and Irene|
|Anna Ruth and Anna|
|Carolyn is a pro at everything|
|Gangsta Brooks. In all seriousness, a beautiful necklace given to her by her godparents, Carolyn and Nathan.|
|Fran, Will, Kat|
|Great food prepared by my mom and sisters|
|Friends at the post Baptism brunch|
We had a wonderful weekend all around. It was so fun to have grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins in town. A few more pics....
|This is what lunchtime looked like|
|All the cousins - Lyndy holding Frances, Brooks, Irene, Kat holding Anna.|
|Fran the entertainer|
|This pic just about sums up their personalities.|
|We celebrated Matthew's 36th birthday on Saturday night. Here he is with his goddaughter, Irene.|