Last Thursday, we took off to see the ocean. 

Well actually, the Martindale's had their reunion in Oceanside so we headed there!

It has been too long since we had sand in our toes & salt water in our hair. It was amazing!!!!

Our niece, Lucy, summed it up perfectly, 

"I just can't help getting in the water when I go to the beach. It is like it's calling me!"

Me too, fellow mermaid, me too.

We found lots of great treasures to take home.

We had a great time with the Ruettinger side of the family. This was my first family vacation with them & the future one's have a lot to live up to!

North Coast Village had an impressive Koi Pond!

North Coast Village had an impressive Koi Pond!

Although we only spent Friday in Oceanside, Chad's family was leaving Saturday after their week long visit so we decided to head north to our next adventure.

Also, we had to go to the beach one last time before we left. 



Ugh, I just love him!! 

Life is too good in California.



My name is Lauren Ruettinger and I am a creative photographer in Gilbert, Arizona. My little family consists of my amazing husband, our mini Goldendoodle, and a baby boy coming in May! I always dreamed of being behind a camera and making magic.