Friday, September 16, 2011

Ruby's First Ranger's Game

Yesterday I took Ruby to her very first Texas Ranger's Baseball game!  It was the perfect evening - beautiful weather with temperatures in the 70's, good friends, and the biggest part of the night.....
One of our best friends, Lee Anne, sang the National Anthem!  Ruby and I are SO proud of her!  She did an amazing job and is so blessed with a beautiful voice.  I admire her strength and courage to get out there and do what she did in front of a crowd of almost 45,000 people.  If you missed it, here is a video of her performance on YouTube.  It gives me chills every time that I hear it.

Me and my Mini-Me.
Oversized glasses?  Check.
Curly hair?  Check.
Rangers T-Shirts?  Check.
Coordinating Cardigans?  Check.
Good to go!

Ruby and I in our seats, while she enjoys a ballpark hotdog.
She was absolutely terrified at first - I think it was a combination of the crowd, the heights, the loud noises, and really anything else that wasn't "normal" for her.  She even admitted at one point as she was holding her hands over her ears, "I'm scared of everything!" 
She warmed up to the idea before long and was dancing and clapping.

Ruby and the guys - Kayleb and Tom.
She loves them!

Ruby with the Woman of the Evening - Lee Anne (or LeeLee, as Ruby calls her)! 
Completely unrehearsed or unscripted, when Ruby saw Lee Anne, she said "You did a really good job!"  She later told everyone how beautiful LeeLee looked.

Group shot of the "Veranda Society". 
Ruby and I are so blessed to have such amazing and talented friends in our lives.
We love our little Veranda Family so very much!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall is here

Temperatures below the 100+ range, shorter days, college football (Gig 'Em Ags!), and Pumpkin Spice Latte.  All signs that Autumn is upon us. 

Ruby is clearly enjoying the opportunity to spend more time outside without risk of a heat stroke. 

Seriously?  This face?  And I wonder why she always gets what she wants.  Well played, Ruby.  Well played.  Keep being cute.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Shameless Request

Do you want to really make me happy?  Well, of course you do.  Silly question.

It would make me SO incredibly happy if you would vote for me on the Cheap $ally "Bring home the Bacon" competition!  It's a contest where one lucky person will win a "job" as a blog correspondent for a year with a sweet $100k salary! 

I know that I would be the perfect person for this job.  I can form gramatically-correct complete sentences.  I am cheap as heck.  I can get creative when needed.  And I am cheap as heck.  Yes, that one point deserves being mentioned twice.

So, how do you go about making me blissfully happy?  Click here: and then click "VOTE".  Easy as pie.  And if you're feeling especially benevolent, please feel free to "like" my page on Facebook, RT on twitter, or let all of your family and friends know to vote as well.

Thanks in advance!  xoxo