From HoliYAYs

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…

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.…

may the fourth – star wars day!

HAPPY MAY THE FOURTH! I love Star Wars & love that my family puts up with all the geeking out that this day involves. Chad always made Watson “Yoda” when he was a tiny baby so, he tried to do it again today, but Wats is a little too big now! The jest of how…

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…

Joyfully Merry!

It is officially Christmas Sunday. I absolutely adore this time of year as everyone reflects on the Savior of the world. I love the Christ-like love that fills the air this time of year. It is so joyful, the most wonderful time of the year!! Here are some of my favorite quotes about the Savior…

Christmas in October

Ok, you got me. This isn’t really about Christmas, although Christmas is in 77 days! I am talking about the holiday of “General Conference” among members (and non-members) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Growing up, my mom would always turn Conference weekend into a mini Christmas; the house would be spotless,…

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…

the fourth

on this date, 242 years ago… AMERICA DECLARED INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITAIN. I am so grateful for the freedoms we have here in the USA. There are so many basic ones we take for granted daily; freedom of speech, freedom to vote however we choose, freedom of religion. Back when I was reading the Washington Hypothesis,…

twenty-three

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!! I used to HATE the fact that my birthday fell soooo close to Independence Day, but now I am glad to almost share a birthday with America 😉 For my 23rd year around the sun, I want to do 23 things! 1.  be more consistent!! (& follow through!!) I am so so…