Two weeks ago, we headed up to the frozen north for Jocelyn's baptism. Just like Lauren before her, I wanted Jocey to be baptised in my church, the Church of Scotland. I was a member of the congregation and the choir of St Giles' Cathedral for eight years and Jase and I were married there by the Minister.
We stayed a few days in York to break the journey as we were driving up and picked up Jase's parents and Aunty Madge before setting off again for Edinburgh.
On the evening before the baptism, we had a wonderful meal out at Lune Town in Edinburgh. The restaurant is run by a friend of my dad's; they play golf together.
Here's Lauren polishing off some prawn crackers.
Mum and dad with Lauren.
Suzanne and Peter with Lauren.
The two girls with the two grandmas.
Lauren with Mama and Grandma.
The following day, we went to the High Kirk for the baptism. It was a wonderful service; however, as we were one of three families there for baptisms, the church was perhaps noisier than usual!
We took no pictures at St Giles because it was bitterly cold and I didn't want the children to get cold. So we all headed back to my parents' house for pictures in their sitting room.
This is Jocelyn and Lauren with Suzanne and Peter.
Jason's Aunty Madge and Suzanne with the two girls.
Here are the girls with my mum and dad.
And finally, the girls with Mama and Daddy.
Mum cooked us all some fabulous food for lunch and we all had a great time. It was also a wonderful opportunity to catch up with our friends Jill and Mark as we had not seen them for a long time. Their two children played with Lauren; they all seemed to have a fun time together.
The weekend was quickly over and it was time to drive back to London. We were pretty tired by the time we arrived home on Tuesday. It has taken us a further week to tidy up and clean the house in readiness for Christmas (see this post).
So here I am finally sitting down to a well deserved rest!
You can see all the photos from the baptism weekend here.