Best of 2008

As the new year is upon us, I've been thinking about all the great memories we made in 2008. I thought it would be fun to look back on our year, and in doing so, I realized how fortunate we are as we have traveled, celebrated weddings and spent time with our family and friends.

It is so great to have memories documented this way. I am grateful for all of you who stop by and take a peek into our lives. Please come back in 2009!

In January, Ryan and two of his sisters ran the Houston Marathon. During this month we also celebrated Aaron & Nicole's upcoming wedding with a couples shower at our house.

We traveled to Tulsa in February to visit Anna & Reid and attended their couples shower. We had a great time catching up with friends from college and as always had a good time with Anna, Reid and her family.

Benny’s first official swimming lesson was in March at the farm. Benny’s first attempt was when he was much younger and he went in a little too deep. We were afraid he was going to be scared of the water but that was not the case - we could barely keep him out!

In April, Nicole and Aaron finally said their vows after many years of dating. They are such good friends of ours and it was great to be a part of their wedding. It was such a fun weekend and we had a blast at all their wedding festivities.

We traveled to Tulsa again at the end of May to celebrate Anna & Reid's wedding. Anna is a sorority sister of mine and I was honored to be there for her big day. She was a beautiful bride and they had such a beautiful wedding.

Right after Anna & Reid's wedding we hopped on a plane to San Francisco to celebrate our first anniversary on June 2nd. We walked all around San Fran, tasted great wines in Napa, ate fabulous food, drove through Pebble Beach and hiked in Big Sur. We had such a great time in California and we're looking forward to going back.

The month of July was spent floating the river in New Braunfels, hanging out with friends and spending time with my cousins from up North.

We celebrated Benny's 1st Birthday in August. He loved his new toy but definitely not the party hat....

September was spent recovering from Hurricane Ike. Our house had some damage and we were without power for a week. We manged to have a good time at my parents despite the fact that it was hot, we were without power and we had no means of communication. However, we had plenty of good food from the grill and plenty of wine!
October was a slow month but we enjoyed the fall weather and most of our Saturdays were spent watching college football.

We had a much busier month in November as Ryan and I traveled to Chicago, Anna & Reid visited us and we celebrated Thanksgiving in Cabo with my family.

In December we spent our 2nd year together as a married couple. Most of our free time was spent with our families and we loved every minute of it.

Happy New Year from the Rudy's!


  1. What a cute post! 2008 was a busy year for you two!! Can't wait to see what 2009 brings on :)

  2. I love how you did this post! I might have to copy you! Great year!! Happy 2009!

  3. What a great year you had!! Love this post!


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