Thursday, March 29, 2012

God Bless Texas

It's officially Blue Bonnet season here in Texas.  I love this time of year and it makes me love this great state even more.  My sinuses don't share my same affinity for the lovely blooms though....

Ruby had a great time romping in the flowers yesterday. 

You might also notice a new addition to my pictures - my name.  No, I'm not incredibly narcissistic....I've decided to start watermarking my photos after hearing several horror stories from friends about where their blog pictures ended up being used without their consent.  I know that this won't prevent it, but hopefully it will make it more difficult for them to be used elsewhere.  I hope that it's not too distracting for y'all!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung, as they say, here in Texas.  If only the weather would stay this glorious throughout the rest of the summer.  Alas, it will be well into the triple digits before we know it.

Ruby and I took advantage of the wonderful weather and spent some time at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens last weekend.  I brought my camera with me and snapped a few fun pictures.  When I was picking out my favorite pictures from the day, it struck me as to how quickly she is growing up.  I am cherishing every single second with her, but am also secretly wishing that I could somehow figure out a way to prevent her from growing up so quickly......  It's all so bittersweet.

Little Miss Ruby is entirely too chic in her sunglasses. 

The Rose Garden in the Botanic Gardens is one of our favorite spots.

We had to fit one self-portrait into our pictures.  What you couldn't see at this point was that we were both sweaty messes, my arm was shaking because that camera is darn heavy, and we (both of us, not just her) had just finished drinking the rest of the water out of her pink princess sippy cup.  Desperate times call for desperate measures, folks.

Along with the changes in foliage and weather, there has been a pretty significant life change for us too!  I'll share more in a week or so, but let me assure you that I haven't stopped smiling about it since I found out.....

Looking forward to more fun weekends of this beautiful weather with my little mini-me!

Friday, March 9, 2012

A Conversation with Ruby