Monday, April 14, 2008

Anniversary Weekend

This weekend, Robert and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. Boy how time flies. I know I say that a lot, but it becomes more and more real every day. I see now how it seems to go by much more quickly when you have a baby in the house. Watching Lily learn and grow and change everyday just puts it all right in my face how short our time on earth is. Anyway, we spent a very hot spring day at Descanso Gardens. Lily had fun pointing to all of the different flowers and telling us what colors they were, I had fun watching her, and Robert had fun photographing all of it! Later, my mom came over to babysit so we could go on a date. We went to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for dinner. This is probably my favorite restaurant of all time. If you have one near you and haven't been, I highly recommend saving all of your pennies (you will need MANY of them) and treating yourself. I would say we go every other year or so. It is pricey, but thankfully our anniversary falls shortly after we get our tax return from Uncle Sam.;o) Here are a few pictures from our best anniversary yet.

Tulips are my favorite flowers. We were a little disappointed there weren't more of them considering it is the season, but we enjoyed the ones that were there. The first two pictures I took and the third with the pink tulips is Robert's.

More beautiful flower shots from Robert.

Lily is at the stage now where she loves to help. Although it isn't always really "helping", I will appreciate the effort now because I know that desire won't last forever!
Robert doing what he loves best!

Robert got some great shots of Lily and I. Like most women, I usually hate pictures of myself, but I really like these!

My favorite part of the garden was the lilac garden. They were blooming like crazy and were so beautiful and fragrant.


Val said...

Happy Anniversary!

Time does fly when you have kids.....every day is an adventure, and it is easy to lose ourselves in the process.

It was nice to hear you and Robert got out alone. Sometimes we need to remember who we are as a married couple rather than just Mom and Dad.

the donG said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary. this is something that we really need to treasure to maintain good relationships.

Karly said...

Happy Anniversary! Looks like you had a great day!

And, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. I am grateful someone out there can relate. :)

Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!! It looks like it was a gorgeous day out...and the photos you have to show for it are so beautiful.
Praying God continues to Bless your family :)

JFargo said...

I absolutely love these pictures, especially the 4th. Your daughter is absolutely darling. :)

Happy Anniversary!

Jill said...

Happy Anniversary!! 11 Years is a long time to live as friends and lovers. And your beautiful family grows! Lily is so pretty among the pretty flowers. And, Robert...such talent behind the lense. Thanks for sharing your day!

Much Love,

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Neal said...

The flowers are are the girls.