At 2:11 AM a year ago, a child was given...
|Shortly after she was born on Monday, May 24, 2010|
...and we named her Ruby. Ruby Rose Cook. Ruby, because we liked the name. When we were engaged and whiling away the hours on a long road trip to St. Louis, we talked about names we might give to children we would one day have. We went through flowers and gemstones just for fun and then both said, "Ruby...yeah, I actually like that. Ruby!" Rose, because it is Allen's mom's middle name, and it has some nice alliteration with Ruby (and they are both shades of red).
|At the park by Lake Oswego|
|"Here I am!"|