Sunday, October 30, 2005

October update!

See I told you I would update my blog more often. So in october we have finally slowed down the latter part of the month. The first weekend in October we went up to Millers creek to visit michael's parents, Hickory to visit a friends. And finally to Blowing Rock to go to Tweetsie Railroad to ride the Ghost train (and all of that was in the span of three days!). Going to Tweetsie railroad is a bit of a tradition with my dear husband who enjoys many things halloween. Tweetsie is a amusement type park that is themed around the train and around halloween the train is decoarated quite scary and takes you through a series of scarry scene's culminated in men with chain-saws (chains removed) jumping on the train and running down the isles. Also another tradition is that I close my eyes and cling to my dear husband during this and when we walk through the haunted house.
The following weekend we went to a wedding in Winston-Salem. I danced the night away and my husband sat back and laughed at me while I got jiggy-with-it! It was fun to get dressed up and go to a fancy dinner with candle-light, and of course share a slow-dance with Michael. We also had a yard sale that morning that left us with a whole 2two hourse to recover from getting up before the crack of dawn and get ready to go to the wedding in winston. Needless to say we were glad to come home and crash that night.
Anyway, enclosed are some pictures of our house. We are enjoying working on it and getting things exactly the way we like it and continuing to get settled in. God has definately blessed us! I'll keep you all posted (pun intended)!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Fun times in August and September

Ok so I have been chastised by my family for not blogging so here I am again! I'm just going to give the rundown of the months of August and September in the roten household. In the first week of August Michaels parents came down and we had a great time showing them around wake forest. AC Moore craft store, wendy's and walmart were the highlights (you can see why I love these people - their favorite activities involve food and shopping!) I have really been blessed with wonderful in-laws. The following week Michaels best friend (along with wife and 4 children between he ages of 4-15) came over and stayed with us. Who knew a 1,000 Sq. Feet could hold 8 people! We took them to the mall, watched movies and they came to church with us on Sunday. Life then calmed down a bit until the beginning of September. My brother and his family came over from Switzerland Labor day weekend and we had a great time hanging out with them. The boys played basketball and teased each other mercilessly about their jumpshots and us ladies just laughed and chased around the plethora of children that were running around. It was great seeing them again. They shortly left later on that week up to Connecticut for my brothers job. The rest of September was busy with Michael starting up the new Sunday school year at North Wake church but that has since smoothed out and all is going well with the new teachers and classes. Overall, while there have been stresses and changes, goodbyes and crazy busy weeks God has reminded me of his faithfulness and love. One verse my mom gave me back in June comes to mind "When my anxious thoughts consume me thy consolations delight my soul" - Psalms 94:14. Look for an October update soon!