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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,…

you belong.

Hi friends!! It has been a hot second. again. But, here I am back again!! I have been reading Rosemary Card’s Model Mormon (you can buy it HERE) and I came across this quote from Brene Brown. (too good not to share!!)   “Belonging is being somewhere where you want to be, and they want…

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…

Thursday Thoughts

A couple years ago, Holy Week (the week before Easter) fell around the same time as it does this year. Easter Sunday is also the first Sunday of April, or in the LDS world that means that it is also General Conference weekend. Back to the story – A couple of years ago, I was…

Weekend Update

Well guys, I survived. You would think staying home with Watson makes me equipped to handle him during church, but baby boy does NOT like to stay still. & I try really hard to keep him content in my lap. Chad started his new primary calling (which he LOVES) & Watson even woke up from…

Prophets & Temples

Yesterday was a pretty significant day in the LDS church. We received our 17th president and new First Presidency. President Russell M. Nelson is now prophet with first counselor being Dallin H. Oaks and second counselor being Henry B. Eyring. I wish I could describe the sweet Spirit that I felt as I watched the…

Christmas Magic

Although I am still trying to finish editing a couple sessions, Christmas is in full swing over here at the Ruettinger home. So here is a little peek of our Christmas decor this year! We got this new llama Christmas countdown & I just love it. It is so us. Disco ball ornament because IT’S…

pit stop adventures: San Diego, california

We headed back home from California, however we decided to go a more scenic route! We went through San Diego, California. We got to see the BEAUTIFUL San Diego LDS temple. (Isn’t each temple so gorgeous?! Then again temples are my favorite!) And then the rain began… I mean, how could we NOT dance in…

the Oakland adventures

On our way out of San Francisco, we made our final stop here at Ghirardelli’s. Happy Birthday, C! Then we were on our way to Oakland, California. (we were going to do a session at the LDS Oakland temple, however it was closed for renovations! but, don’t worry we will be back!) ^^That hottie is…