Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Exciting Day!

One of the things we have loved here in E. City is being able to hang out with my oldest brother, sis-in-law and nieces (we loved hanging out with everyone in Raleigh too, but if your going to have to move it's nice to move near family).  We were blessed with being able to be with the girls when they got baptized.  Sadly, only the pics that my friend Cheryl took turned out, mine (of the actual baptism) did not turn out AT ALL!  Some good pics of the girls w/the grammy and grandpa!

Snapshots of life!

Took some sweet pics of the these sweet girls being Oh so sisterly!  I loved it!  They just sat there, talked to each other and played.  To cute!  It will be so fun to see them play and communicate even more (most of the time right?)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Beach Trip!

LOOK I SEE WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We were all excited about being close to the beach and still love the thought of throwing our things in the car and heading to the beach during the summer but we were reminded it might be a few more years before that is a true possibility. We did brave the beach and all the equiptment that comes with taking two little girls to the ocean. It was beautiful and we did have a good time and have some fun pics to show for it. There was a pop up shower and this sweet family lent us their extra beach umbrella (yes, we went to the beach w/o an umbrella, can you tell this was our first trip with BOTH girls, few things got left behind).

Oh yeah, living the dream!!!
Too SWEET, Snuggle time with daddy under the umbrella!
Clap Clap for the beach!! She finally warmed up to it!
This is the "I dont' get why this is supposed to be so great" face

Snapshots of life!

Here are just a few random pictures of Life in the Roten house!

Here the girls are just after bath time - LOVE IT!! So cute!

Olivia doing her POPEYE impression, flexing those "musskles"

Big sis just being ADORABLE!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

New Bern will never be the same

Once the "Mattix" girls hit the town in New Bern, there was no turning back! I do believe we left our mark on that town. As you can see some of us came dressed in our finest! Over the summer we had a fun girls weekend in New Bern, NC. It is always a good time when we get a chance to hang out without kids, without husbands (no offence boys!) There was lots of eating out, shopping and girl talk, just as it should be!

Giggly girls!

No big event here just some ABSOLUTELY adorable little girls laughing and happened to catch it on camera! LOVE IT!

Visit with friends

Over the summer we took some time to hang with some dear friends and their kids. 4 adults, 5 kids - it was a blast, SERIOUSLY! We had a great time and our friends got to meet sweet Olivia! Their girls, ADORED her and loved playing with Celeste. A grand time was had by all!


My parents turned 60 this year and celebrated 40 years of marriage together, so in honor of that us "kids" got together and threw them a surprise party. It was fun seeing all of us sneak around and work together, the amount of emails and phone calls exchanged was staggering! So, here are a few pictoral highlights of this fun event!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Snapshots of life!

Here are a few snapshots of daily life @ the Roten house!

Miss Priss, decided that she wanted to nap w/Miss O!

Happy Girls


OK, OK so I am WOEFULLY behind on posting so here is my attempt to "catch up". After a few post you will see why there has been such a lack of updates. Here is Miss O back in May, just shy of three months old. What a blessing she and C continue to be in our lives - it's a bit wild at times but we LOVE IT! O has been a smiler since day one (not quite in these photos, but trust me) and she is such a "cheeser" and we thought C was the one to "ham it up" they will be competing for that title before long.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Some loved little girls!!!

Michael and I consider ourselves blessed that our daughters are loved and cherished by so many amazing people! Our friends and family have showered our girls with love from day One! So I thought it would be fun to share little snapshots to that show just that!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

One Cool Sunday!

About a month or so ago Michael had the privilege of Baptizing 3 kids and 1 adult from our church. What a wonderful time is was to witness and be a part this public display of faith for these Brothers and sisters in Christ! How Sweet!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Party Girl!

OK so like WAY behind on this one, but sleeping through the night has helpful in blogging again. Our sweet Celeste turned 1 at the beginning of March and was showered with love from friends and family. Celeste is a true joy to our lives and we are so blessed that God has entrusted her to us. She loves the outdoors, walking, watching praise baby (worship dvd for kids), running up and down the hall and using her vocal cords (she is a girl!). All that to say I can already see that she is a loving sweet and curious little toddler. What a gift and we are so blessed by all those who daily share in our joy and love on our daughter unashamedly!

We had some friends from church stop by and we had an impromptu mini birthday bash (any excuse for cake!!!).

Grammy and grandpa graciously agreed to host a family celebration at their place in Raleigh. Celeste was loved on with out ceasing by her cousins, aunts and uncles! So blessed!!!