Tuesday, November 24, 2009


So it has been a long while since I have posted. Things have been crazy for us lately! Tommy is starting a new job at the beginning of the year. Which is a huge blessing to our prayers due to his job currently ending at the end of the year. We are so excited for the Hollidays! My favorite time of year! I am trying to be more crafty so if anyone has some cute ideas or wants to get together and do projects I am always up for it. I am working on blankets and other projects right now and when I have them done I will post them. I think they have turned out pretty cute for my first real sewing project. Getting ready for the hollidays is so exciting and I am ready for the season but not really ready for the actual days to be here. Sorry nothing exciting going on in our lives right now just working and staying busy. I will keep you posted when something exciting happens.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I make these bows for my nieces and thought it would be fun to see if anyone would like to buy them. I am going to charge $5.00 for 3 layers and $4.00 for 2 layers. Just let me know and if you want different colors just let me know and I can go buy different ribbon.

This bow has 3 layers with spider web middle layer and skulls and bones for the top layer.

This bow also has 3 layers, the bottom layer has orange polka dots, the middle layer has pumpkins and haspots and candy corns, and the top layer has just black shapes.

This bow is 3 layers and we call it the Minnie Mouse bow due to we are dressing up the girls for Halloween at Disneyland. I can make all sorts of colors and sizes. Just let me know.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Yesterday was Tommys brother Eric's wedding. I brought my camera to get pictures of everything and especially me and Tommy and the only picture I got of the whole night was Tommy dancing with his grandma. Which don't get me wrong is probably the most important picture to us. Tommy has a very special relationship with his grandma and at weddings she will only dance with him and for some reason she escaped at our wedding and he didn't get to dance with her. To say the least he was really excited when there was another wedding to be able to dance with her. It touches my heart how good he is with her and makes me so excited when we have kids cause he is going to be such a great dad, so kind and caring.

This is the only picture of us of the whole day and night and it is in the car on the way to bowling. A little ridiculous especially cause Tommy looked so good in his tux! I love when he is in a tux. I want to get a formal and him a tux and go on a fancy date or something. I think it would be fun!

After the wedding and reception we went and played Settlers of Catan with Tommys sister and brother in law since they are only in town for a few days. We left straight from there to go bowling with some of Tommys family for his other sisters birthday. We got home late...or late for us and to say the least we were really excited to go to sleep before we had to get up for primary. We loved every minute of it and it was a good day. Congratulations to Eric and Sarah for their big day and welcome to the family Sarah.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Funny e-mail

So I got into work this morning and there was an e-mail from my dad. He loves to send forwards out. This was a good one so I thought I would share it with you all.

The 'Middle Wife' by an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher

I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back. When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If they want to lug it in to school and talk about it, they're welcome. Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very outgoing kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater. She holds up a snapshot of an infant. 'This is Luke, my baby brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday.' 'First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol of their love, and then Dad put a seed in my Mom's stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate for nine months through an umbrella cord.' She's standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I'm trying not to laugh and wishing I had my camcorder with me. The kids are watching her in amazement. 'Then, about two Saturday s ago, my Mom starts saying and going, 'Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh!' Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans. 'She walked around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!' (Now this kid is doing a hysterical duck walk and groaning.) 'My Dad called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she doesn't have a sign on the car like the Domino's man. They got my Mom to lie down in bed like this.' (Then Erica lies down with her back against the wall.) 'And then, pop! My Mom had this bag of water she kept in there in case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilled all over the bed, like psshhheew!' (This kid has her legs spread with her little hands miming water flowing away. It was too much!)'Then the middle wife starts saying 'push, push,' and 'breathe, breathe. They started counting, but never even got past ten. Then, all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff that they all said it was from Mom's play-center, (placenta) so there must be a lot of toys inside there. When he got out, the middle wife spanked him for crawling up in there.'Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to her seat. I'm sure I applauded the loudest.. Ever since then, when it's show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case another 'Middle Wife' comes along.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Today is Tommy's 22 birthday! He is such an amazing husband and I am so glad that I have him! Thanks to Jason and Bettina for letting us use your house for the party! You guys are great friends! Happy birthday Tommy!!! I love you!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cabin Fever!!!

We went up to the cabin in Pinedale to get away for a few days! We were supposed to go to Flagstaff but that didn't work out. It was nice all of our family got to get together for a whole vacation. I think it is the first time since Bryan has been married! We rode quads a lot. Bryan's wife Bethany...her dad let us borrow some of his toys for the week. We had his razor, raptor, and ranger for us to play with as well as my dads two quads. We were all able to go for long rides. We went out to eat a lot and enjoyed the girls funny ideas...well Lexie, Cyndle is a little more mature in a sense. The boys went golfing on Friday and my dad was paying for that so my mom decided the girls got to go antique shopping Thursday and she got to pay!!! It was awesome. I got some cute christmas decorations. Well on Friday we went for a long ride and we were almost back to the caibn and there were these two hills that were fun to jump...and we were going on our last one when all of a sudden we come around and we see the Razor upside down wheels and bottom facing the sky. My mom and my brother were in there, luckily harnessed in and had the roll cage. My moms hair was going every which direction as she hung upside down and all we could hear is her laughing uncontrollably. Quite interesting. Luckily no one was hurt to bad just bumps and bruises that will be sore for a illte while. Sorry not ver many pics, I was having to much fun. We had a bonfire two or three nights and our last night we decided to make Peach cobbler! So yummy!Lexie was so proud of herself because she was throwing the stick for Lilly to go fetch!

Sterling Daniel Rudd...he is so dang cute! He is getting so big I can't believe it. One of the easiest babies in the world!

Lexie loves olives and she thinks it is so funny to put them on her fingers and then bite them off! But watch out! Don't put one on your finger then feed her if you value your finger!

This is all of us at a mexican resturant in Heber. None of us can remember the name of it but we have passed it so many times we thought it was time to try it out. I really enjoyed it. I don't know about anyone else though. You can barely see Cyndle, Bryan is trying to hold her up and Sterling is behing Bethany in his carseat.

Tommy decides that it is so funny to give wierd looks in pictures. So very rarely to I actually get good ones of the two of us. So I decided to show off his ugly face he decided to make at me!

Lexie thought it was a good idea to have sugar one finger full at a time. Her plate was covered in sugar and so were her hands and she loved licking them clean! It was so funny to watch!

Lexie and Cyndle! The two cutest girls in the world! We went and road gokarts in Pinetop and these used to run but now they just sit in a little grassy area and the girls thought they were so fun cause they could be in them all by themselves. It was pretty entertaining watching them act like they were drving.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tommy decided he needed a mowhawk and he happened to catch me at a time when I was like whatever. I don't care. So he got a mowhawk for a couple of days so I thought I would share it with you all! It is not very big because we don't really let his hair grow out that long and that is posibly why I didn't care and because I knew it would come off in a few days!

D-Backs Game

We went to the D-backs game the other night courtesy of Tommy's boss giving his tickets to us. We were sitting along the first base line about 30 rows up. Pretty good seats! Right as we sit down Tommy leans over and goes I am going to catch a foul ball and I am not going to share it with you...well guess who caught the foul ball...ME! Well I didn't really catch it...what happened is...the ball was hit and I was all there is no way it's coming up here so I was all calm then...it kept on comin so I covered my face with my hands and lifted my leg infront of my body. All of a sudden I feel a big SMACK! in my leg and started to look around for the ball and it had actually gotten stuck between my leg and my chair. So I really got hit by the ball, didn't really catch it.

We had watched the game the night before and this guy Tommy could not stop laughing cause his name wrapped all the way around his number like a rainbow. So needless to say when we saw it we had to have a picture of it so that he could always remember!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


So we just moved a couple of weeks ago and now I am trying to get settled in after family vacations and busy life around home. I hate having nothing up on my walls and Tommy is like it looks fine don't worry about it...but I need decorations and cute ideas. So if anyone has cute ideas to go with red and black for my bedroom and black, white and green for my bathroom it would be greatly appreciated. Just wanted to say thanks to all those that have helped us move and start to get settled in. It is greatly appreciated and we love all of you so much!