Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kinley Marie Maddex

My cousin Emily had her second little girl last night. Kinley Marie is her name. She is the newest baby girl in our family. She weighed 6# 10 oz and was 19 inches long. She and Chad have the same birthday!

Little pudgy cheeks...

Daddy and big sister Kaelyn lovin on Kinley.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Visiting Daddy at Work

Sunday we visited the fire department and saw Chad. The girls enjoyed climbing all over the fire truck...




Recognized by the Governor!

The family...with Ella sort of cooperating.

not cooperating.

IL Governor Pat Quinn

These are kind of dark, but we were kind of far away...3 Quincy Fire Fighters (Chad, Jerry Smith, and Jerry Mast) along with one Quincy Police Officer were recognized on Saturday, February 14th, by the Governor, John Sullivan, Jil Tracy, John Spring, and former Mayor Chuck Scholz for saving the life of 2 men with an AED...a heart defibulator...I'm not an expert but it's something that administers shock to someone who has had a heart attack.

Here is Chad speaking about the emergency call where they saved the gentleman's life. We're very proud of him!

Fire Chief Lauren

Chad and his parents, Mike and Kay.

Chad's Proud Mama!

Jerry Smith, Jerry Mast, Chad, and Chief Scott Walker, the head of the QFD.

Jerry S, Jerry M, and our hero daddy, Chad!

Bathroom Before and After

This is the only "before" picture I have of the 60's bathroom. This is Ella tearing things up when she was like 7 months old. We had this nice 1 inch tile on the fl0or and yellow 6 inch tile on the walls. We ripped out the floor, the tile on the walls, and the vanity, and put it are the results. Chad did an awesome job!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Family Room...Before and After

This was our dark, ugly "family room" off the kitchen. We basically just painted walls, trim, new interior doors, and got rid of our ugly hand me down's only been 7 years!

Our lovely hallway complete with orange trim!

The "fancy" fireplace and orange paneling...

Nice...I know you're jealous...

And after....

It's amazing what a coat of paint does...I still have a few things I want to do. Chad hasn't hung my new ceiling fan up or the new lighting down the hallway...but we're close.

The hallway...

We're still thinking about painting the brick on the fireplace...any suggestions on a color?? :)

The desk area and the new door to the garage...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Chad and Ella's Photo Shoot!

Chad and Ella decided to try out my new camera Sunday morning while Lauren was napping and I was doing laundry. It was a beautiful day, and Ella wanted nothing but to be outside. We're VERY ready for spring and summer at our house! Chad said that Ella wanted to take pictures of the house, but ended up posing in front of everyone of them! She must be getting over her camera shyness!

With the fireman and dog at the front door...

the garage door...
Daddy's truck!

The driveway..

The front of the house...

Down the slide...

On her picnic table.


Happy Birthday to Me!

Saturday the 31st was my 29th birthday! One more year til I'm REALLY old! My mom and dad came over and Chad's parents and youngest sister, Kaleena came to our house after dinner at the KofC's. Ella making the face that Lauren does ALL the time!

Lauren eating ice cream with "Papa Mike."

Super Ella...dun, dun, dun, da!!

This is the face Lauren makes when she "tells Daddy about it!"...(Lauren's life is so full of stress you know!)

Ice cream and Papa!

"Leeney" and Ella!

Us and me!

Us and Mom! :)

Leeney and Lauren

I'm not sure if they were ballerinas or cheerleaders!

the face

...and again!

Mommy and Ella! Chad and the girls got me a new digital camera. It is a Canon Digital Elph, and I love it!!! I had a great birthday. Chad and I dropped the girls off at Mammy Kay's on Saturday morning and went to a farm sale in Paris, MO. I really do enjoy them. We saw lots of Shelby Co friends, and had a great time. We stopped by the Farm Show in Louisville, KY for our honeymoon...(seven years ago!) why not a farm sale on my birthday!!?? We went to dinner with some friends Saturday night in Hannibal...and then Sunday after church went down and got the baby was a great weekend...and went to watch the Super Bowl at some friends house! Except the Cardinals lost...oh well! Now I'm mostly caught up!
Ella had her tonsils out the first part of January, and we stayed in the hospital after that. So we haven't been up to too has been busy, and we're trying to get the bathroom(s) remodeled here's always somehing, but we're almost done updating!! Yay!