Chrystie and Joel Braden, of Peculiar, Mo., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kellen Dean Braden. Kellen was born at 8:32 p.m., on Jan. 11, 2008, at St. Luke's Northland Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 21 1/2 inches.
Maternal grandparents are Vic and Margie Wolf, of Nevada. Maternal great-grandparent is Mary Schuster, of Nevada.
Paternal grandparents are Terry and Jeannette Braden, of Raymore, Mo. Paternal great-grandparents are Virginia Merhoff, of Norborne, Mo., and Frances Braden, Chillicoth, Mo.