Living Arrows: Week Eighteen

This bank holiday weekend has been a busy one for us, we finally got round to having our Christening! We umm-ed and ahhh-ed over having one for a long time as we’ve not really religious people but in the end tradition won out. So this weekend has been spent frantically sorting space and food for 60+ family members and then spending Sunday enjoying the fruits of our labour! 

Unfortunately, for the first time in weeks the heavens opened on Sunday which meant our celebrations were confined to inside but that didn’t dampen the celebratory atmosphere. I’m a big believer that religion, whatever form it takes, is more about bringing people together and this weekend has certainly done that. We went back to the church where we got married which brought back so many memories of it’s own! It was wonderful to see all of the people who care most about our son in one place and, whilst we don’t think he really knew what was happening, he had a great time running up and down the aisle of the church and around my parents house afterwards. Never has a little boy been so spoilt!!

Living Arrows Week 18

I found myself quite emotional about the whole thing last night. At times like this it strikes me just how lucky we are as a family to have so many people around us who care about us. I can’t believe our son gets to grow up with this many people to love him!! With the christening done, we roll pretty quickly in to the next big event… he turns ONE a fortnight today… I’m not sure I can cope with how quickly he’s growing up!

Soppy post over!


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  • Nicola 1st May 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I LOVE his outfit! What a little sweetheart. I am so happy that the Christening went well for you. Family occasions such as christenings and weddings are always such lovely times.


    • DevonMamaOnline 3rd May 2017 at 1:53 pm

      He was SO cute in it. I wanted to eat him up! It went wonderfully thank you, although that’s me done on family gatherings for a little while! x

  • Nicola 1st May 2017 at 4:44 pm

    He looks so dapper!! Absolute mini-gent! Glad you had a great day and were able to enjoy all of your hardwork!x

    • DevonMamaOnline 3rd May 2017 at 1:52 pm

      Ahhhh doesn’t he?!!? I think I might dress him in that every single day… not that he kept it on for long though!

  • Vicki @ tippytupps 1st May 2017 at 5:36 pm

    I’m so glad the christening went well. We ummed and ahhhed too but in the end decided against it. Its a great opportunity to get family and friends all together though.

    • DevonMamaOnline 3rd May 2017 at 1:51 pm

      That was our main reason for doing it, that and plenty of chance for cake

  • the frenchie mummy 1st May 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Such an important celebration for this little cutie! #LivingArrows

    • DevonMamaOnline 3rd May 2017 at 1:51 pm

      It really is and a great excuse for a party!

  • joannamatt@mightyessays 2nd May 2017 at 7:22 am

    You are indeed lucky to have such huge family and still remain in close ties with them.The kid is so sweet and advance birthday wishes to the little one.

    • DevonMamaOnline 3rd May 2017 at 1:50 pm

      We’re very lucky! Sometimes I wish they were SLIGHTLY further away but most of the time it’s wonderful. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

  • Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope) 2nd May 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Awww I am so jealous. In here its just me & my son. I have big family at home and this post made me miss them so much more! #livingarrows

    • DevonMamaOnline 3rd May 2017 at 1:50 pm

      It must be hard not being near them!!

  • Dani 4th May 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Adore his little suit! My other half and I also talked about the possibilities of a Christening but decided against it. Totally with you on the time flying by during their first year. Eco recently turned 14 months and already want time to just slow down! #livingarrows

  • Donna 5th May 2017 at 2:47 pm

    His christening sounds lovely. We didn’t get either of ours christened but we’re not religious in the slightest and didn’t have that many people to invite so we didn’t worry about it but it sounds like you had a really lovely celebration x

    • DevonMamaOnline 5th May 2017 at 10:32 pm

      It was! We’re not religious either, we got married in a church but we’re more about the tradition than anything else!! x

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