Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sunday at Gran's

Sunday after the party we decided to go over to Shelbina to see my grandma. Chad worked so my sister and I loaded up and headed out early Sunday morning. We took Ella's bike over so her and my cousin Coltin rode bikes on Gran's driveway.

Ella and the new princess helmet.

Lauren climbing on the gator.

The two bikers.

Ella is getting really good at riding her bike. She uses her brake on the handle, and she can turn around and ride in circles. I can't believe how big she is.

Coltin tailgateing....

Coltin "helping" Lauren...

Ella's Princess Party

Saturday the 11th was Ella's 3rd Brithday. We had a beautiful day so the park turned out to be a great place to have it. I was a little worried it would rain, but it turned out perfect. Ella helped grill hot dogs with her dad.

Auston, Garrett, Ella, and Great Uncle Roger opening gifts.

Daddy, Lauren, Amaya, Auston, Garrett, Ella.

Ella has been wanting a Cinderella dress. She is going to be a princess for Halloween too!

Blowing out her birthday candles on her Princess cake.

Most of the kiddos.

It cracks me up how kids don't smile for pictures once they hit like age 2.

Ella and Daddy.

These are the best pictures I could get of the birthday girl.

Notice her princess shirt...she had to wear it to her party.

Crazy Lauren!

Garrett climbing the "rock wall."

Such a big girl walking on the bridge.

I can't believe how much she has grown this past year.

Some of the family.

Chad and his Grandpa.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Ella Danielle Hummel...Turns 3!!!!

My pretty little girl is growing up. Ella turns three tomorrow. Sort of makes me sad, but she is so much fun with all the things she says and does. She tells us that we are her "best friends" and gives lots of hugs and kisses...you can't beat that! So while she's not a baby as she reminds me, she'll always be my baby no matter what age she is! I am so thankful to have such happy, healthy baby girls, and I thank God every day for how fortunate I am. Here are some clips over the past three years. (I don't have a lot from her 12 months to 2 year stage, but you'll get the idea!!)

September 8th!

August 2008

July 2008

April 2008

December 2007

October 2007....I'm 2!!!

My birthday cake to take to daycare!

Me and my Daddy...July 2007

August 2006

July 2006

9 months old!

February 2006

October 11, 2005....my newborn baby girl that we were surprised with!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Kitchen...Before and After. FINALLY!

Okay. So one of the main reasons I haven't blogged lately besides being out of town for a full week to Indianapolis for work (it was a LONG week!), is that we've been remodeling our kitchen. Chad did most all of work himself. We obviously had someone make our doors, and we ordered countertops, but he did the rest. I helped a little. I did most of the painting of the doors and in the kitchen. I am really happy with the results! We hadn't touched the kitchen since we moved in almost 6 years ago! I can't believe it's been that long. We'll have our 7 year anniversary in February. Anyways, check out my ugly kitchen Before and then After!

Nice, huh??

I know you all are jealous of this HOT stove and dual oven set straight from the 60's.

This isn't quite a "before" picture. I had taken down all of the wall paper prior to this picture, but I'm sure you get an idea of the ugliness!

The whole eyesore all at once!

And after...

We still have a few things to do...we're missing a few knobs which finally came in yesterday at Home Depot.

I really am happy with how the tin backsplash turned out!

Much better.

So needless to say this is one major project that we finally got checked of our list of home improvements. Next project will be the bathrooms. We're having some plumbing issues behind the wall and it's causing some issues with our floors.