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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Sweet Blessing and Clue 6

Tomorrow will mark the occasion in which a teeny baby arrived a bit too early into our lives. It is hard to image that we will celebrate his 9th birthday. I still picture him as a sweet boy sandwich. 

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He was christened at the church of St. Michael and All Angels in the village of Pirbright, (Surrey) England,  which is also where Mr. Decor’s Aunt Bette and Uncle David live.

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A church has stood on these same grounds for over 800 years. There are records dating back to a chapel built in 1210~1214 AD. The current church was built in the Georgian style in the late 18th century after a fire destroyed the previous church.

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Alongside the church is an accompanying cemetery. Its most famous occupant is Sir Henry Morton Stanley a Welsh journalist and explorer who most famously found Dr. Livingston. “Dr. Livingston, I presume?”

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Sweet boy was christened on December 9, 2001, which also happened to be his father’s birthday. Our boy was 2 months old and weighed in at just under 7 pounds. He wore his grandfather's christening gown.
 
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Relatives and friends came from far and wide.  Eric’s dear family hosted a luncheon afterwards that I still dream about. Here you can see the beautiful stained glass located behind the altar. Sweet Boy is held by our good friend Patrick and joined by his darling wife Nicola and their 2 children. Patrick is a wonderful chef who owns the famous Sweetings restaurant, a London institution.

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Here is the 6th and final clue in the Decor To Adore Grandest Giveaway ever.

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Come back on Friday to see what all the fuss is about.
Happy Birthday Sweet Boy,
Mom

17 comments :

Liz said...

What are you up to?! :)

I am completely baffled!

Sweet memories!

~Liz

The Boston Lady said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!!! Nine years old - time flies so quickly.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

How sweet and what a history lesson! They do grow up too fast. Happy Birthday to your son!

cityfarmer said...

what an absolutely heirloom-y story ...S.w.e.e.t.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Laura, Happy birthday to your sweet son! I have enjoyed your clues and I may have an idea of what you are up to! I look forward to Friday. Take care.
Hugs, Sherry

nanny said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet baby boy!

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful day with us, Laura!

Happy Birthday to Sweet Boy!

XO,
Janie

Lisa said...

What precious memories and what a sweetheart you son is. Happy Birthday to him!

Debby said...

Happy Birthday to your son. Something sweet is in the air.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Beautiful pics! That christening gown is gorgeous! My three babies wore my husband's family's christening gown that had been worn by all the babies of the previous 3 generations and was over 110 years old when my youngest wore it a week after birth!

Can't wait to find out your surprise on Friday!

MGM

Lorrie said...

You do have intriguing clues, and I have no idea how they will all fit together!
What a fabulous church for a christening. Wow! Happy Birthday to your sweet boy.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Happy Birthday to you Sweet Boy! Thank you and him for sharing this special moment from the past!

You know I'll be back!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Happy Birthday to your baby!! Gorgeous photos from his Christening! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Mimi said...

HI!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your dear sweet sweet boy!!!
he is a very sweet boy, glad I got to meet him!!!
I think I have all the clues, but doubt it and I have no idea what you are doing with them!!
hugs,
jamie

seeker said...

They grow way too fast, don't they? I know exactly what you mean about a sweet boy who came a bit too soon, and too tiny. Mine is now tall and healthy, but his start at just under 5 lbs was a sweet/scary time...I had to have his neonatologist on hand at his bris (circumcision ceremony) just in case, because it had to be done at 8 days and he was sooooo tiny! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and memories :-)

Privet and Holly said...

Gorgeous boy,
gorgeous parents,
gorgeous post!
What a wonderful
memory of a very
special day.
xx Suzanne

Mildred said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your son. Time sure flies!