For any other couple, today may have been a bit of a disappointment, but to Jeff and I, it was perfect.
Father Joe (from our church in Ottawa) was vacationing in PEI and agreed to baptize Carson for us. Deanna asked Father Brian (from the church here in Summerside) if the church was available for today at 6pm and would he allow Father Joe to come in and perform the blessing? They said yes. Deanna confirmed on about 4 different occasions.
We all got showered, prettied up, dressed up and to the church for 6pm. Doors are locked. Jerry went around the whole church and each and every door was locked.
Father Joe showed up - in his jeans and casual beach short sleeved shirt. No one from the church showed up.
So what did we do?
Carson got baptized in the garden. The holy water? Was in a Dasani water bottle.
It was about a 10 minute do, Father Joe was amazing as always, Carson spent the whole time looking at Father Joe with the cutest face, like he was actually listening to him. He was blessed with the Holy Water and didn't even flinch.
Honestly - it was perfect. We couldn't have asked for nicer weather (it was probably the nicest day we've had since we've been here). After the 'ceremony' we all headed back to the cottage for dinner and lobster cake. I mean, he's getting baptized on PEI - it only makes sense that we get a lobster cake, right? I loved today because it wasn't a big shin-do. I don't like big fusses, I'm all about non traditional, easy going, low maintenance things. We got some fantastic presents that were completely unnecessary but appreciated none the less.
Some wonderful pictures will be coming soon (Jeff just went out to his 20th high school reunion and took the camera with him)