From Family Journal

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…

spring conference weekend

Happy General Conference!! We started off the week, adding apostles to our wall to remind us that we have modern-day apostles LIVING, BREATHING, & TEACHING on Earth TODAY! We made the wall in a central location where we walk by it often so we can always be reminded of this miracle. As the week went…

fun friyay!

“Parenthood is something that is just super fascinating to me”-what I read from someone’s Instagram story this last week. I realized that everyone parents SO different, but this inspired me to do things different & shake it up from how we usually parent. For the last several days, we have decided to give Watson zero…

rainbow magic

Last week, we celebrated Chad’s birthday. In my mind he will always be the 23 year old that I met and instantly fell in love with!! After dinner (which for C’s birthday it’s ALWAYS a buffet!), we found this cute building with the rainbow bricking!! WIN!! this insanely became my new favorite picture of my…

to the love of my life – 3 year anniversary

To the love of my life, On this day three years ago, we were married and sealed for time & all eternity. I am so excited to begin yet another year with you. Everyday, I fall deeper in love with you; usually it is something you do to make my heart swell & I just…

birthday date

We celebrated my birthday with a fun day date (+ Watson) on Monday! We had plans to hit up Ruze Cake House, but it is closed Monday & Tuesday. So, we went to Habit Burger & ate it in our car (cause AZ is dang HOT!) @ the Gilbert temple. Then, no birthday is complete…

rad dad, Chad!!

Yesterday was Father’s Day & although I posted on other social media outlets about my love and appreciation for my Chad. I wanted to be a little more in-depth here… Here we go… Growing up, I made several “lists” of what I wanted in a future husband. The top of the list always had the…

Watson turns One!

Friends, I have a ONE YEAR OLD. I can’t believe it. I could cry. Time flies too fast. It seems like yesterday (or another life ago) that we announced we were pregnant! & when we did maternity pictures in California but, suddenly he was here!! Watson was born on May 11th, 2017. He met cousins,…

Disneyland!!!

We got home from Utah & we were ready to head off to our next adventure! Food poisoning delayed us a couple days, but we headed out (later than scheduled) and we made it to sunny California! This was Watson’s birthday trip. We had it planned for so long because we knew we wanted to…