The Maddock Ohana

The Maddock Ohana

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Too long has past...

It has been much too long since I have posted anything on here. Seriously, where does the time go? It seems like yesterday, I was sending Griffyn off to her first day of kindergarten and getting out the new uniforms. Now, as I sit here... it is June 13. The school year has ended and summer is well upon us!
To catch up...

Gabriel and Griffyn have begun Kama'aina Kids summer program. They are actually both loving it and coming home tired and sunkissed! The program is working out wonderful for us as this is the year that the kids need to be involved in something more than just tv and nintendo ds...

I have finished school for the semester - (now that seemed to go by so slowly!) I will be taking a Hawaiian in Early childhood class in the fall which i am actually looking quite forward to.

Dean has finished our bathroom and it is amazing!! Everything in it is brand new.. even the toilet! You have no idea how old your toliet felt until you get a new one! Amazing the difference... I will try to get some pictures posted soon. I want dean to hang one more thing before I take pictures.

So, that about catches us up for now.. I will try to get on here a lot more this summer!


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Mele Kalikimaka!!

I haven't updated in forever! My life has been crazy with finishing school for the semester (btw - I got A's!), working! (which goes without saying) and getting ready for Christmas! Every year, it seems like it takes forever to get here and then it is over in a snap! Actually, the kids were great - Griffyn and Gabriel were both happy with everything they got! They even got a few doubles of things and they both just said thank you! I am so proud of them! We were up at 7 am and after getting the cameras ready and teeth brushed.. the opening began.... Dean is wonderful... he got me a spa certificate and many other things that I had mentioned over the past few months and he remembered! We went to our great friends house for brunch (thank you so much LISA and KIM!) - it was Christmas all over again! Everyone was too generous..... Erica and Haley joined us and we all had a blast eating, talking and drinking mimosas! I love having them as our family here! Again, we are back home and after a few visitors stopping by - we are relaxing, watching FRED CLAUS and eating enchiladas... amongst the mess!!
Thank goodness I am off for the next week!! WOOHOO..... I cant wait to spend the time with the kiddos hanging out, scrapbooking and beaching it!! Hope everyones holiday was wonderful. Feel free to leave comments.... love to all....

Sunday, November 2, 2008


I cannot believe that Halloween has come and gone! This has been a very fast year! Here are pictures of my magician and my cheerleader! Enjoy!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


This week has gotten much better! Although, I have started an online class and already have an assignment due and 3 more due this week in my other class. Oh well, that is what I get for going back to school!
Saturday was fun! We had a soccer game yesterday and then Erica and I went to a costume rental shop to try on costumes for a party we have to go to.. that was a ton of fun although the lady running it was very strange! She said she had a "personal relationship" with all her costumes! But, we decided on The Pink Ladies! Pictures will come in a few weeks!
Here are a few pictures from the soccer game yesterday!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What a couple of weeks!

Sometimes, I swear I am being tested!!

Dean came and went to the race. He had fun - but spent such a short time there. I wish he could have actually spent more time with the family. But - we did miss him back home! I had such a horrible week at my preschool last week - I was actually wondering what else could actually go wrong..... well - if you are wondering - let me tell you!!
First - a little girl got her thumb caught in the door (hinge part) at my school. She is 2 and pulled it out after it shut. She almost severed it and actually fractured it as well. So, after being with her and her mom in the er (with blood all over me), I go back to work exhausted.
#2 - a child fell (just tripped) and hit his lip - his tooth went in his lip. He was fine, but again.. blood on the shirt!!
#3 - Griffyn had a luncheon at school... she did her little song (see pic)
and then we went to lunch.. where she threw up all over ME!!! Yes..... seriously!!
Ok... so Dean got home, the weekend seemed a little better - Griffyn felt better by Saturday nite. Then, the new week starts....
Thursday comes and we have a child who again just tripped and hit his ear on the table and split his earlobe (the top part). Again - you guessed it - blood on the shirt - oh and did i mention it was picture day at my school?
So, we had our house tented for termite control and we moved into this cabin... so we spent thursday and friday there and had to check out sat. Our house wouldn't be ready to go back into until sat afternoon. Here are a few pictures from our friday evening.
Well, Sat morning I wake up with a HORRIBLE sore throat! It just got worse and worse as the day went on.... since we were officially homeless, I spent the day on a friends couch sleeping.... it was so bad by the time i got home.... i looked in the mirror with a flashlight and it was covered with white streaks! So, after calling mom for about the umpteenth time... i went to the dr... who actually said the words "that is gross!" when she looked in my throat! Got on antibiotics... and today is tuesday and I am finally feeling better.
So, you think that is all?? Nope - did i mention that the refrigerator decided to stop cooling while all of this was going on? And that my mom in laws car breaks down??
But, good news is: the fridge is covered under complete warranty!
So, now i am ready for the rest of the week! Bring it on! I just pray no one gets strep!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

A day at the beach!

We decided to hit the beach yesterday for a fun day of sunning and relaxing, oh, and of course - snacking. Whenever Erica comes to the beach with us, she always brings so much food! In this instance a stop at Zippy's yielded some friend chicken and a korean chicken and mandoo platter as well as two plates of rice! I do have to say it was yummy and I didn't need to eat until thursday! No, we had enough snacks to feed all of the surrounding people! The weather was beautiful and Dean actually joined us! Ko Olina is not his favorite spot because there are no waves there to actually boogie board/surf/fall helplessly on my face with. But, he did want to spend time with us - which I am so glad he did! Although about 2 hours into the beach - he did dig out to go golfing! :-)
We all had a great time but should have put more sunscreen on! Here are a few pictures from the day!!