Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Even though this happened in the end of November/beginning of December I need to make sure I document how proud and how excited I am for Chris getting promoted to a store manager. He is currentyl an Assistant Manager (or 1A) as they would say. Basically he is right underneath the manager and he does a great job of taking care of his responsibilities.
The reason we are so excited for Chris is that he deserves this more than anyone I know. Let me explain.

He always goes out of his way to help others when he doesnt have to.
He loves going to work and loves to talk about how great QT is.
He is an amazing leader.
Is always on time.
We always get gas at QT (hahaha )
He has been Assistant Manage for about 3 years now and I dont know anyone who wants to be promoted as much as Chris did. He is tooo cute!!!
He looks good in a QT uniform of course!

I have to post about how his manager told me about his getting promoted. Last month we had some more truck problems (Oh joy!) and I drove him to work. It was the week before Thanksgiving and my husbands manager told me to stick around for the good news he was about to tell Chris. So I did I stood there for about ten minutes and then he pulled Chris and I off to the side to tell him he had an interview lined up for the week after Thanksgiving. December 1st is the exact date. :) It was so cute to watch how happy this made Chris. He had a huge smile and his eyes lit up. It gave Chris the perfect amount of time to prepare for his interview. He had a panel interview with a couple of supervisors (two of them he's personally had before). He had to practice a list of questions and make sure he hit some important points. I helped him by practicing with me and giving him my input.
Finally, the big day finally came and I had to make sure he had his pants super ironed as well as his qt shirt. I made sure he had a good breakfast and words of encouragement so that he would feel good about himself. He left very early and I told him to make sure and let me know how it went. His interview went much faster than I thought so we were able to meet up for lunch.
He told me he thought he did good and I could tell he did by what he told me. Later that day he got the good news that he is going to be promoted to manager. I knew he would get it and I am very happy for our little family. Just when we needed it and are about to have our first child it's all falling into place. I knew it would. I had to keep telling Chris it'll happen when the time is right just be patient. I'm so glad those words actually came true because sometimes you just don't know how long somethings might take.
Now we're just playing the waiting game. We have to wait for an opening in another Qt for him to be the manager. We're hoping it'll happen within the next month or two so we can start seeing that raise.
That's our big exciting news as of lately and although a lot has happened this month and last I've been too lazy to blog. I am going to try and play the catch up game before more exciting things happen.



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

November came and went

A lot of fun things happened in the month of November and I think it went too fast!

First off it was our anniversary on November 5th. I couldn't believe how fast the year went, it has been the best year I've shared with anyone. We had a pretty relaxing night and we weren't able to do too much since we both have been super busy and just wanted to relax. Chris worked all day! Poor guy he's been working so hard to try to get his own business started besides his QT job. :) He makes me such a proud wife. Anyways so I had been preparing his surprise all day! I had been finishin my hearts I was making so that I could heart attack the entire house. Then, I wrote on a hundred big hearts a hundred reasons why I love chris so much. I had so much fun with this idea. I think its easy to come up with the first 50 reasons then I just had to take a moment to think, but once I got in a rhythym I went superfast and finished them all. I also made him a poster that I painted myself. I was very happy with the end result I felt like this gift among with other things that I did came from my heart and I had to think them out and plan ahead.
By the time we went out for dinner we decided to go to Chipotle since I know I would love their burritos even though I've been super picky with this pregnancy. So we went out to the one out by superstition springs and then we went and got some delicious Kripy Kremes. After dinner we drove around to saguaro lake and got to have a really nice conversation while driving around. I was so thankful that we both had the night off and were able to spend it with each other. We had such an enjoyable night, it was so relaxing and beautiful. I honestly can't believe how fast a year goes by. I am so happy with my eternal companion and even though I know we're both not perfect we have grown to love each others imperfections and love each other for who we are. True love is amazing once you find it and then work hard to maintain it.

I truly couldn't have found a better eternal companion, I love him so much.



Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Grandma Rudd

I was so happy that I was able to meet such a special woman, who has a beautiful family. I am so thankful for her raising such a beautiful and strong family. She's truly a beautiful person. Even though I didn't know her for that long I could tell she was an amazing woman. Chris would tell me really nice stories about her, and it made me realize that she truly was an inspirational woman.
I know she's in a much better place with her husband.
Chris is so adorable he told me the other day that next time she sees me she'll be able to recognize me and for this reason I am thrilled about the next time I see her. (She had Alzheimer's so she never really remembered me)

Unfortunately this woman of such wisdom and pureness passed away this past Monday. RIP Grandma Rudd, I am very happy I had the opportunity to meet her.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Im thankful for the gospel & more

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving last week. My husband and I were both off and we got the entire weekend to relax and see each other all the time. I'm so happy he got Thursday and Friday so we could spend lots of time with our family. On Thanksgiving morning Chris played football and I stayed home and slept in. I also picked up the house and did some cleaning. By the time Chris made it home we got ready for dinner at 1pm, (now dinner at one is a bit early for me specially since I'm Mexican and we're used to eating at 7 or 8 ish.) But we got there at around noon to help set up and by lending extra hands.
FOOD WAS SO GOOD. I loved the Turkey and mashed potatoes, then for dessert I had some homemade apple pie. It was a perfect afternoon with my Rudd family. They were even nice enough to let my small family come- my dad and sister.(MOm was working :( )
We were there until about six or seven and then we went to my parents and had dinner number two.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Temple Sealing.

About two weeks ago we had the opportunity to go to a family sealing. Well I should say a baby sealed to her eternal family. What a special blessing for us to be able to attend such a wonderful and special event. It was so awesome being in that room and the spirit was very strong. I am very thankful for the Stewarts example and frienship. They deserve those children more than anyone else I know. I hope their family continues to grow and they keep doing what they're doing. Here are some pictures we took after the sealing. Isn't Chris such a natural with a baby ? I think so, he's so good with children I love seeing him hold and play with kids.



My newest nephew Malcom

He is so cute and tiny. I've already got to see him multiple times and I can't get enough of him. I'm so excited to hold our little baby... :)
Here are some pictures I took of him when I visited him. He's adorable and we are so blessed to have him in our family.

We love you very much and can't wait to keep watching you grow and get to see your personality come out.



Monday, October 31, 2011

Alis Giveaway

One of my friends is having a giveaway for her birthday. If you want to enter a chance to win you just have to do easy things. GO TO HER PAGE :)

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Our Happily Ever After


Happy Halloween

I hope everyone had a good weekend and you enjoy your Monday with your families.
Have fun ! You know we will.

Bob the builder & Dora the Explora


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I cant wait

My nephew Malcom is going to be born any day and Im so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is going to be my first nephew that I'll get to know ever since he's a baby baby and I am so excited. We keep praying for his safe arrival and I want Malcom to know that I want to hold him and take tons of pictures of him real soon. So please hurry so we can shower you with our love and hold you.

I love babies and I love my family even more. I can remember the day that my sister-in-law Mandi told us that she was pregnant with a second baby. OH words can't express my happiness and love for my new family. They are so much fun and we love being around them. I'll post pictures of my adorable nephew as soon as I meet him, today is his due date so let's hope it's sometime this weekend. :)



A special mother

My mom is so special to me and I love her very much. I would like to put her on the spot light and wish he a very happy birthday because she deserves it. I am so blessed to have her in my life. I want to be just like her when Im older. I want to cook, clean and work like her. I have never met a woman stronger and more beautiful than my mom. She truly is a great example of how women should be. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM you are the world's greatest mom, friend and example to me.
I know you will be a great grandmother.

Love you so much.


Monday, October 17, 2011

We're thinking

Maybe a mini vacation this weekend? To escape this heat, and go up to Payson with the trailer and taking all three dogs with us. I hope we get to but it depends on a couple of things since it's so short notice. I think it'll be fun. My man, me and our doggies. Plus Paysons like down to the 40s at night and only reaches a high of 79 in the day, compared to 98 here..

I love the fall months and I specially love the holidays. Im so excited that Thanksgiving is in 5 weeks. Chris and I are planning another trip that we'll hopefully go on for sure. :P

We'll see what happens we just like to take it day by day.

Im excited that tomorrow I have a OB/GYN apptment and Chris will be able to go with me. I can't wait to see how big Rudd baby is, and how the baby is doing. We love you RUDD BABY, Im so excited to meet you.



My immune systems needs to step it up


I never get this sick. I don't know if its because of nursery or the fact that I'm pregnant. I don't know but I sure don't like this feeling one bit. And it's not the throwing up sick but the cold, congested, sore throat sick.
I am a horrible sick person. Some people are good at it and relax and watch TV but Im not. I just get depressed and so bored.

That's why this weekend was horrible. I couldn't sleep, I kept tossing and turning and then I couldn't breathe beause of my throat. UGH! So frustrating and this happened on both Friday and Saturday night. By Sunday I was exhausted, grumpy and sad. I woke up in a bad mood because I want to feel better and I still didn't so that automatically made me cranky. I don't understand why I have to be sick so much because I have always had an awesome immune system and hardly ever got sick before this.

And at church we have our nursery callings so we can't call in whenever we really need to because we need to find subs in advance and our nursery leader is sick sometimes and goes out of town so that makes it rather more challenging. Being in nursery has its ups and downs. Luckily for us they called another lady this weekend to help us out so now it won't be as hard. So yesterday we made it to church on time :) and we had a pretty good class. My favorite little girl wasnt there so that was a downer, but oh well. YES I DID JUST SAY I HAVE A FAVORITE, it's not like they're my kids they're just our nursery kids. Ha ha. Once we got done with church I finished my big wedding pics and I gave the newlywed couple their discs. Then, we went and visited my parents and had some lunch. That's when things went a little downhill. I ate this yummy STEW and let me tell you it was so YUMMY! I don't know what happened but I had my first ( WARNING : IF YOURE EATING OR EASILY DISGUSTED IM SORRY JUST CLOSE THIS PAGE) incident with throwing up. EWWE in my parents bathroom, hey at least I made it to the toilet. Keep in mind that I am now in week 13 and should be done with morning sickness. I dont get it, but I do think it has to do with me being under the weather. I wasn't feeling good at all the entire day and I think I ate too fast, and the flem on the back on my throat was grossing me out. That's why I believe it has to do with all the yucky stuff I have in my throat. After that I tried to finish the rest of my soup very slowly and carefully and I felt so much better.
Sorry if that's a gross story but it's weird when I experience random things like that since it doesn't happen to me, ever- hardly ever.

Then, we went home and had to do some other pictures. YAY! Once I finally finished this pregnancy shoot I did I was able to relax. By that time I had a migrane, I was feeling like having another incident, my throat was hurting and very tired. Not a good combination for pregnant emotional person. I went to the room and just bawled my eyes out. I was so sad and I keep feeling so helpless. I feel like there's nothing I can do- since I can't really take medicine. I just want to have a good time but I feel like this trial of me being sick and tired is not as easy as I thought it'd be. Lucky for me I have a strong sweet husband such as Chris, who is always concerned for me and willing to do whatever it takes to make me feel better.

Chris held me close to him and just listened to me complain and let it all out. Then, he took care of me and helped me with anything that I needed or wanted. I could feel his love and that made me feel better. I am so thankful and I honestly couldn't have ended up with a more perfect man for me. We grow closer and closer when we turn to each other and the Lord when we have a hard time with something.

I must report that I feel so much better today, not a hundred percent but so much better.



Monday, October 10, 2011

Nursery got ROWDY

This past Sunday as we were in nursery it seriously felt like the longest two hours of my life. I haven't gotten it this bad ever. Being pregnant means you get annoyed with things so easily and it can be very frustrating. Let me draw you a picture.

I was tired, not feeling good, and on top of that hungry. The kids started out pretty good but there were these two kids that kept horsing around the entire time. No matter how much I told them to stop, and I was being very serious they kept going back to that behaviour. Our nursery leader even stepped in and put them in time out and that didn't help but like for two minutes. These two boys were very rambuctious, hyper, and it gave me a head ache. By the last thirty minutes I gave up caring and just let them play since nothing I was doing was working. Plus by the end of class i almost had zero energy left- I KID YOU NOt.
Driving home from church Chris asked are you okay? I said no, Im tired and not feeling good. So I changed to comfy clothes and went straight to a nap right after church. Slept for two entire hours, and I woke up very refreshed and energetic.

I know our calling was given to us for a reason but yesterday was just one of those days I just wasn't feeling good at all. I'm so glad other people help in nursery and its not just Chris and I. The rest of the Sunday evening was much better and Chris and I had a lovely evening. <3



Picking up my slack

Since I've been pregnant it has been a billion times harder to stay on top of everything that life brings me. It doesn't matter what task it is I feel like I can't do it or I just don't have the energy to do it. I may sound a bit dramatic but these are my true feelings. I feel like I can never be on top of laundry and dishes. I am trying so hard yet I feel like it's not hard enough. I am so blessed to have the family and husband that I do have. They have all been nothing but perfect to me. Specially Chris he's been helping me so much and stepping it up to the plate more than enough. I honestly don't know what I'd do without him. Although this pregnancy has been a little hard for me to get used to it has brought Chris and I together more than I ever thought possible. He truly is the answer to my prayers that I kept praying about over and over again. This pregnancy is also another answer to our prayers.
I didn't know if I could have kids- truth be told and it took us eight months to get pregnant. Although I know that's not a long time compared to other people it seemed long to me. I figured if we didn't get pregnant in a year we would go see a doctor in that field. I can't express to you how excited we are to be pregnant and everything has been good. A little before we got pregnant we had been praying and praying for our future family and Heavenly Father answered us in such a special way.
So therefore my little complaints are insignificant I must endure whatever comes my way and we must be stronger than ever. It's not easy but I know it'll be worth it.



Dbacks and Bday party

For my sister's birthday I took her to the Dbacks game. We went to the last game of the regular season and we had a good time, just the two of us. Unfortunately we lost :( but at least the tickest I got were free.
We rode the metro there so we missed half the game because of me getting off work. My sister and I had a good time and met some pretty interesting people along the way. I also saw some things things that I really didn't want to see and I'm glad we got away from the crazy drunk people.

All in all it was an okay game, but an even better time well spent with my sister. I was happy she wanted to go with me because I told her so last minute. I bought her everything she wanted and we got to have some good sister bonding time.

(This was on Wednesday)

Then on Saturday my sister had a dinner that we got to go to. It had some delicious Mexican food and some great company. I helped my mom make a few desserts and kind of prepare. I was very tired on this day because of me being Prego and all. We got to spend some nice quality time with the family and I loved how happy my family was on this night. I have to tell you I love how much Chris gets along with my family and how much he's gotten better at speaking SPanish since being around them. He makes me such a proud wife.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sis Birthday

I have to put it on here.. Today is my sisters birthday and she turns 20. I am so happy and proud of her for being the person she is today. I want her to know that I will always be there for her and that she is very loved. I hope she continues to grow and learn from life's experiences and hopefully she finds something she really wants to do for the rest of her life.

Happy Birthday Stephanie.


Your sister,


Seriously, Where did September go?

I cant believe I havent wrote but like a few times this month. We've been so busy at the Rudd house. It seems like all we do is work, school, sleep and eat.
Although I have to admit I've been having a little bit of a hard time adjusting to being pregnant. Here are a couple reasons why:
1. I am sooooooooo emotionoal.
2. I am always hungry.
3. My apettite is not so great right now.
4. Sleep gets harder and harder.
5. The tiredness is killing me.
6. I am very sensitive and moody.
7. My senses such as my smelling has been enhanced to a level I didnt know was possible.
8. But the worst has to be the nights. I am getting evening sickness so bad.

Although it all seems like I'm being negative at this point I don't mean to be. Im just stating the facts. Don't worry I am very thankful and I feel blessed to be pregnant. I am so excited and look forward to having a new member in our family.

Here are some positive things:
1. I have a wonderful husband that I have bonded with more than ever with this pregnancy.
2. I am getting spoiled by family, and friends.
3. You get special treatments and people are more understanding.
4. I will find out what I'm having in a little less than two months.
5. I have something amazing to look forward to.
6. Chris and I will be parents before we know it. WOOO HOOO!!
7. I will make my parents first-time grandparents and they are so excited.

I always try to be positive and look at the glass half full instead of half empty. I am praying hard that I stay strong because I am nervous and a little scared. I have some nights that are so hard for me because my body feels so weird and I dont feel good whatsoever that all I can do is cry cry and Chris will just hold me and try to make me feel better- which he does.
I am so excited and I can't wait to be done with the first trimester in a week! :)
I will be almost a third of the way done and I hear the second trimester is the best.

I have to say that I am very excited that its going to start getting cooler since fall is around the corner. Also, our one year anniversary is in a month!! I can't believe I have been married for almost a year now.
I feel so blessed and loved next to my husband and the people in our lives. I know I will get through the hard times and I just need to suck it up and take it day by day.
Sundays are what help ease my weeks.



Thursday, September 8, 2011

Best lunch ever..

This week we bought Season 8 of the Office and we are already in love.

We had lunch and watched two episodes today!!

<3 what an amazing way to my spend my free hour.

It was so delicious and it reminded me of our engagements.

Chris didnt like The Office at first, he got introduced to it by me.. He watched it from the very beginning and that's when he started liking it. And ever since then we fell in love, got married and continued watching the office. It holds a special place in my heart. Ha ha Jk but we do love the show.

We watched probably half of season 8 so I'm excited to see what we missed and laugh at how dumb Michael is. Im going to miss him.. OH and season premier will be two weeks from today. I cant wait. It gives me something to look forward to. Hopefully time goes fast because I want to finish this semester and graduate , and then have this amazing baby!! I know Im jumping ahead of myself but if you know me you know thats just the way my personality is.

So heres to an amazing semester and rest of the year!!! did I mention im so excited about septmeber because that means weather has to cool down at least a little bit and our anniversary is in less than two months. I still love him like when I got married. We still got that newlywed love!!!

Love love love you!



Labor day was a blast for me.


I caught up on my sleep and I got to stay home half the day. That hasn't happened for a month.


I got to read lots and lots of pages in my pregnancy book and I love it. My bestttest best friend Candice let me borrow the book "What to expect when youre expecting" and I am learning tons. I am learning that there's so many rules to pregnancy. TOO MANY IF you ask me. I cant have medicine, lots of foods I like-TUNA, and I cant be as active as I once was. Ill still try to be active but defidently not pushing myself to any point of fatigue. There are so many rules, that Ive never heard of.

I finally finished some business cards for a client I have so that I could help her with her business. They turned out GREAT and she loved them. Finally all those photoshop and tons of photography classes are paying off. She payed me and I ordered them so she'll get them in about a week. Im excited to see what they look like in person.

Then I went to Target. I searched around the clothes and tried some on. I found some cute things but I didnt want to spend any money because I need to save and not spend. But once I make some more business on the side I will buy myself a cutedress for church that I can wear throughtout the pregnancy. I bought a couple nic-nacs but nothing special.

Once I got home my baby was home and I had to finish translating a paper for a friend. Thats right Ill occassionally do that on the side as well. SO let me know when you need me. As soon as I finished we went to my parents and to Chris parents for dinner. I had menudo at my family's and chris ate hamburgers/hot dogs at his. I still ate some watermelon dont worry.
I felt bad but nothing at my inlaws looked good. Like I've been telling you my appetitte has been very lazy and its hard for me to find something I want to eat. So I ate what i could. We stayed for a few hours and talked. I was playing with my cute niece ZOlie, she is sooooo adorable!! She just loves to play with my phone and play with me. I would lay down on the couch and she'd follow me. She cracks me up.

That was our Labor day, not too exciting but perfect. I had a good day and I still accomplished much although I got the rest i deserved.

I am thankful for the work we have and am also grateful for school. I am very excited to graduate either in dec or may.. dont know yet but I will.

Hope everyone had a good week and day off.