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!