From Family Journal

last of the baby bump (for now!)

    Pregnancy has felt like 5 minutes & 5 years at the same time. It is so weird to even remember a time that I didn’t have this little girl growing inside me; it feels like another lifetime. However, that’s the beauty of it! This is starting a new season of my (& our…

sparks flew – 4th of July 2019

Happy Birthday, America! I used to HATE having my birthday so close to the fourth of July, but the older I get, the more I love it. Also, it gives me the need to theme! haha I love this great country that has so many opportunities & freedoms. I am thankful for the privilege to be…

baby girl update

Hi, it’s been a while since I gave an update through my second pregnancy so, here we go! I am 33 weeks with baby girl. I had an ultrasound this week. Yep, the third ultrasound aka one more than usual. At my last appointment, I was measuring 3 weeks behind where I was supposed to.…

11 things we love about Chad – Father’s Day 2019

It is Monday, again! Time for 11 things to start out the week, but this week it is all about the RAD DAD, CHAD! Since yesterday was Father’s day, we can’t seem to stop celebrating our favorite dad. You work hard to provide for our family & we appreciate your sacrifice in your role. You never…

bumpdate: 26 weeks

  Hi, in case you didn’t realize, YES, I am pregnant with baby #2! I am 26 weeks along so we are in the downward hill. We are having a GIRL! (in which Watson keeps telling me “sissterrrr” all day & it’s the cutest thing ever) But this time around has been SO different than…

our wild child – Watson’s birthday day

Being our wild child, we spent Watson’s birthday at the ZOO! Last year, we spent it at Disneyland (flashback here) & we decided to upkeep the tradition of experiences over presents. Watson has shown a lot of interest in animals lately… although Wats & I went to the zoo with a friend a little while back,…

Watson turns 2!

Today is Watson’s SECOND birthday. It seems so weird because he seems too young to be 2 but too old to ONLY be 2… I am sitting here writing this while he takes his nap with his TWO lovies & his turtle. He is so different than anything I would have imagined my child to be.…

positively WICKED

Trying really hard to not write this entire post in all caps!! WE WENT TO WICKED!!!!! Basically, I have imagined how amazing the plot through the soundtrack for years (& years!!). Seeing this musical is a dream come true! Chad got tickets for me for Christmas & we have been counting down the days since.…

hip hop – easter 2019

Easter is always amazing. Focusing on Christ, family, & fun times is my jam!! This year, we were lucky to have separate days for each side of the family (PRAISES!!). So, Saturday we had the Ruettinger side. We ended up egg hunting & eating Brazillian chocolates while chit chatting. Watson refers to anything sweet as…