Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Tough-guy is my oldest. The one who made me a mom! He's always been a very fun son with a great sense of humor. He could often get out of a lecture when he'd done something wrong by making me laugh (Ruggles never thought that was fair!). I've always been able to count on Tough-guy to do the right thing, even when it was hard. He was involved in Choir and drama in high school. He served in the Mexico Torreon mission after high school. He was only home for a few short weeks when he joined the Marine Corps. His visits home are way too short and sooo much fun!!!! His girl friend I'll call Cutie-pie. She just graduated from college in photography and is a wonderful girl. He leaves for Iraq in three days. He'll spend a year there. We'll miss him but are so proud of him!


  1. I LOVE you blog and are so excited to be able to keep up with things in your family. Wow David leaves tomorrow... we will definatley keep him in our prayers along with the rest of you! We got a great letter from Stephen... I need to take a minute and write him back... as soon as we get back from Chicago... we leave in the morning. Love you all!!!

  2. Hey girl! How fun to have you blog too! I'm so excited to find out more about what's up with you guys, but you know, it might be nice if you let everyone else know that you're doing this !!!!!!!