Best of 2010

As we near the end of the year I want to take a look back at all the great moments from 2010.  I did a similar post in 2009 and 2008 and want to continue on the tradition. I love looking back through the posts and pictures and I'm reminded why I keep this online journal. Enjoy!

In January I ran my first half marathon with Alison, Mark and Nicole.  This was such a big accomplishment for me as I never would have dreamed I would run 13.1 miles, especially in the time that we finished!

We traveled to Beaver Creek in February with some of our best friends.  We hadn't skied since college and it was a little rough at the beginning but we picked up our groove and had a good time on the slopes.

My good friend Anna came to visit me in March.  Ryan had class all weekend and we were able to have the best girls weekend.  We spent a lot of time shopping, chatting, walking, laughing and of course drinking wine.  I think my favorite memory is our venture to CostCo.... :)

We also spent a weekend out in the country with our friends.  Ryan's parents hosted all of us and our dogs and we had a great time.  We had our fist adventure antiquing and it was a day I won't ever forget!

April was the month of travel.  I was fortunate to spend several days in the wine country with all the girls on my mom's side of the family.  Tons of laughs were had and several glasses of wine were drank... :)

Ryan also traveled to the Masters in Augusta with his brother in laws.  They had a great time watching golf and then playing a few rounds.  All the guys then drove to Kentucky where they met up with the girls.  We spent a weekend at Ryan's sisters house in Lexington and seriously had a great time.  The weather was amazing and we had another fabulous day out at Keeneland.  Unfortunately, our pocketbooks took a beating that day but we had fun trying :)

May was a fairly relaxing month as Ryan wrapped up his first year at Rice.  That month we had a fun spontaneous date night where we ended up a Phoenix concert.  We also celebrated our good friends accomplishments as Leslie graduated from Dental School and Sara from Law School.

We celebrated our third wedding anniversary in June.  I was actually in Orlando that day for a work conference but we had a great dinner out when I came home.  We also took a weekend trip to Austin that month.  One of our favorite bands, Passion Pit, was playing and we decided to make a weekend out of it.  We visited a local winery, ate yummy food and jammed out with all the high school rockers.... :)

That month we also celebrated my parents moving into their beautiful new house.  We popped a yummy bottle of Dom for the occasion :)

In July celebrated the 4th with our good friends.  We spent the day by Kim & Sara's pool and then watched the fireworks from their apartment rooftop.  We had an awesome view of Downtown Houston!  We also spent several weekends that month hanging out at my parents new house and laying by their new pool. I also signed up to run my second half-marathon in January 2011 and this time Ryan will be joining me!

My cousins all came down in August to spend a week at my grandmothers house.  We were able to celebrate a recent engagement of my cousin David and we are so excited about their upcoming wedding.  We also celebrated Benny's third birthday that month. 

In September we spent another long weekend at my parents house.  You see a theme here??  We spent Labor Day weekend out there with my brother, his fiance and some of their friends.  Lots of golf was played by the guys and lots of pool time was had by the girls.  

I also traveled to Norman, OK that month for work.  I was able to spend a night with one of my best friends, Kari, and we hit up all our favorite Norman spots.  I loved just being able to catch up and chat with her and of course I loved spending time with her baby, Bernie :)

In October Ryan and I took a fabulous trip to New England.  It has been on our list for sometime to see this area of the country in the Fall and we were able to do it this year.  We spent one night in Boston, traveled to New Hampshire next and then spent our last day in Portland, Maine.  It was one of my favorite trips by far!

In November we had our annual Rudy Rivalry as the Aggies took on the Sooners in College Station this year.  The Ags ended up on top this time but we had a blast tailgating and enjoying the game.  We also took our new neighbors with us and I think they had a good time as well :)

We spent Thanksgiving that year at one of Ryan's sisters house and I managed to bring a yummy dessert despite my baking failure.  We also spent time at my parents house and snapped a few family pics...

We traveled to New York City in December as this has always been on our list of things to do as well.  We had a great long weekend in the city enjoying the lights, the food and the general Holiday spirit. 

Lastly, I'll leave a pic of Ryan and I on Christmas Eve...

We've had a great year and I can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for us.  I already know we have several graduations in the family, a few weddings and a few trip ideas.  We'll see what else life throws at us!

Happy New Year from the Rudys!


  1. Love the recap!! You guys had a busy year! I'm loving the Maine and Boston pics all over again. Such a pretty place!

    Happy 2011 friend! Let's get together soon :)

  2. Happy New Year! Looks like a wonderful year.


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