"We have so many incredible memories these past 8 years, two handsome girls, moved halfway across the world, sold house, built our home for our family and you constantly do for us!"
"You put up with 3 impatient, demanding women in the house. I love you so much".
A Colorado man who spoke of worriedly leaving the lights on for his pregnant wife and two small daughters when they failed to come home as expected has been charged with killing them. The girls had been missing since Monday, along with their mother.
He is scheduled to appear in court at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Authorities have not suggested a motive in the killing.
As stunned friends and neighbors ask how the story of a couple that seemed so picture flawless could end so tragically, bankruptcy filings reveal a family that had struggled financially. In 2015, two years after buying their house, the Wattses filed for bankruptcy.
Ms Watts had worked in a call centre at a children's hospital at the time. The couple reported two savings accounts with a total of $9.51 and a joint checking account with $864.
Authorities said Shanann was 15-weeks pregnant at the time she was declared missing Monday.
Frankie Rzucek, who identified himself on his Facebook page as the brother of Shanann Watts, posted a message about 10:10 p.m. that read: "That piece of s-- may he rot in hell".
But the media interviews were over on Wednesday, when police vehicles showed up at the Watts house.
A court order this week denied attorneys' request on behalf of Chris Watts to obtain DNA evidence from the necks of his murdered young girls.
Richard Eikelenboom, the expert cited by Watts' attorney, also recommended taking DNA samples from the girls' hands and the hands and nails of their mother. In addition, prosecutors believed that defense attorneys would seek to have an expert present at the autopsies of the victims, according to court documents.
It wasn't immediately clear if the judge ruled on the motions. Several hours later, the Town of Frederick announced on Facebook that investigators with the Police Department and CBI have found the bodies of Bella and Celeste. Court documents filed by defense lawyer James Merson said the girls had been submerged in crude oil for four days.
A company spokeswoman confirmed that Chris Watts used to work there but declined to say when his employment ended or what role he served.
"I just don't understand it", said Bell, who described Christopher Watts as a loving father. At least we know they have each other's back'. I just want them back.
"I was trying to get home as fast as I can, I was blowing through stop lights, I was blowing through everything just trying to get home as fast as I can because none of this made sense".