April 2008

Misc April Pictures - updated 5/13/08

Day Trip to Sedona (4/25/08) Me, the girls, Cousin Kasey, Grandma Bowser, Mom and Dad Bowser - New

Softball at Grammy & Papa's House (4/20/08) - New

Grandma Bowser's visit - updated 5/13/08

Bowser Twins and Bowser Peewees Playdate (4/12/08)

Pool remodel pictures (March/April)

 

March 2008

Misc March Pictures - updated 4/17/08

Easter Day Pictures (3/23/08)

The Phoenix Symphony (3/15/08)

Coloring Easter eggs with the Knights (3/14/08)

 

February 2008

The end of the evening at Amazing Jakes

Taylor and Amelia

Makenna wanted no part of the train ride...or my taking her picture :-)

Party girl Amelia on the train

Taylor and Amelia in the caboose

More Merry-Go-Round fun

Taylor and Amelia on the Merry-Go-Round

More air hockey fun

Taylor playing air hockey against Mommy - This is the spitting image of me when I was about 6.

More tea cups - Taylor got mad that the other girls kept spinning

Enjoying the tea cups

Waiting in line for the tea cups

Makenna enjoying her Amazing Jakes dinner

Each girl took a picture with the Mom's camera:  Lisa, Cindy and Me

Taylor, Amelia and Makenna at Amazing Jakes

Makenna and Taylor with their creations from Build-A-Bear

Lisa, Makenna, Me, Payton and Taylor.  At home in MO:  Blake

Taylor & Makenna playing the bee hopping game (3/1/08)

I see futures at the Clinique counter in their future lol

Amelia thought I needed lipstick to go with my chalk pink eyeshadow

Amelia and Makenna

Taylor decides Mommy needs make up too

Seriously does it get any cuter than this?

The 3 beauty queens

Taylor and Makenna deciding on what to apply next

Busy making themselves beautiful

Amelia and the roll on glitter

Makenna found the lipstick

Three 4-year olds, a Princess vanity and unlimited amounts of make up

Taylor, Makenna and Amelia ready for their dress up/make up party

Taylor and Makenna playing dress up

Taylor and Makenna - the cyber twins (DOB 1/29/04)

Taylor and Payton looking for an airplane

Payton waiting for Makenna and Lisa Codding to arrive at the airport (2/29/08)

Just messing around with the setting on my camera

My V-Day roses from Jarrod

Proof that my wii fitness age was 37 (the 1st test it was 80 lol)

Valentine's Day Daddy tackling!

Another V-Day shot with Taylor's big gigantic "cheese"

Another V-Day shot with Miss Payton on the run

Taylor and Payton on Valentine's Day (2/14/08)

The girls (2/3/08)

Simon Bday 16 - Me and Mason

Simon Bday 15 - Mason...Bad to the Bone

Simon Bday 14 - Cindy and Nathan on the teacups

Simon Bday 13 - Taylor back on the airplane with Megan

Simon Bday 12 - Jarrod and Payton on the merry-go-round

Simon Bday 11 - Taylor and Maliyah in motion

Simon Bday 10 - Taylor and Maliyah on the airplane

Simon Bday 9 - Taylor, Megan and Maddie on the teacups

Simon Bday 8 - Simon and his buddy Wyatt

Simon Bday 7 - Payton not liking the teacups anymore

Simon Bday 6 - Payton on the teacups

Simon Bday 5 - Taylor on the jeep ride

Simon Bday 4 - Payton on the merry-go-round

Simon Bday 3 - Simon's Uncle Mo and Cousin Maliyah on the teacups

Simon Bday 2 - Simon on the merry-go-round

Simon Bday 1 - Taylor on the merry-go-round (2/2/08)

 

January 2008

Taylor being silly in Payton's booster seat (1/28/08)

The girls (1/27/08)

Disney Princess on Ice 6 - Taylor after the show (on cloud 9)

Disney Princess on Ice 5 - Watching the show

Disney Princess on Ice 4 - Our only family shot and it is blurry :-(

Disney Princess on Ice 3 - Taylor and Jarrod

Disney Princess on Ice 2 - Taylor aka Ariel

Disney Princess on Ice 1 - Payton (1/26/08)

The little butterflies getting their medicine before bed

Taylor & Payton playing dress up

Taylor & Payton playing

Taylor & Payton playing with kitchen stuff

Taylor & Payton playing make-up (1/24/08)

Las Vegas 41 - Me and Amy at dinner (1/19/08)

Las Vegas 40 - We somehow made it back to Bally's from Rio...this was the last picture of our trip thank god.

Las Vegas 39 - Laughing my butt off because I can't bowl on appletinis (look at the score)

Las Vegas 38 - Rebecca and Lisa and more appletinis...

Las Vegas 37 - The camera loves me when I'm shnockered :-)

Las Vegas 36 - Drunk bowling lol

Las Vegas 35 - Me and my last appletini (I forgot about the 3 I had prior lol)

Las Vegas 34 - All of us at Lucky Strike Lanes at Rio for midnight bowling (with appletinis....baaaaad news)

Las Vegas 33 - All of us with the couple that went to TnT Wedding and the Masquerade Show with us

Las Vegas 32 - Lisa and Rebecca after the Masquerade Show in the Sky at Rio (we were in the show)

Las Vegas 31 - Me and Lisa taking a break after Tony and Tina's Wedding (I'm getting very shnockered)

Las Vegas 30 - Rebecca and Linny with Tony's "Dad"

Las Vegas 29 - Dancing with Tony

Las Vegas 28 - Me and Rebecca with "Tony" of Tony & Tina's Wedding (show at the Rio)

Las Vegas 27 - The leftovers of the mason jars (mine is on the left lol)

Las Vegas 26 - All of us at TKB with our mason jar drinks

Las Vegas 25 - Cheers!  2 Mai Tai's and 2 Long Islands!

Las Vegas 24 - Linny and Lisa at TKB

Las Vegas 23 - Me and Rebecca at Toby Keith's Bar (inside Harrah's)

Las Vegas 22 - Me and Neil Armstrong (Purdue Grad)

Las Vegas 21 - Lady Diana, still one of my favorite people

Las Vegas 20 - I just can't take anymore of George Bush

Las Vegas 19 - Sigfried and Roy's tiger is at it again...

Las Vegas 18 - All of us with the Rat Pack

Las Vegas 17 - Westside White Girl with Tupac

Las Vegas 16 - Me and Jon Bon Jovi (he could have looked better)

Las Vegas 15 - Beyonce just WANTS to be me!

Las Vegas 14 - Playing a duet with Stevie Wonder

Las Vegas 13 - Move over Faith!  Tim loves me!

Las Vegas 12 - Going in for a lay up against Shaq

Las Vegas 11 - Borrowing Joe Montana's towel to wipe my forehead

Las Vegas 10 - George and I tying the knot

Las Vegas 9 - Me, Brad and Angie

Las Vegas 8 - Me and Lisa with the Blue Man Group

Las Vegas 7 - Me and Rebecca with Hugh

Las Vegas 6 - Me and Lisa with Matthew oooh la la!

Las Vegas 5 - Me and Nick Cage

Las Vegas 4 - Wax Museum - Lisa and Me with Johnny Depp

Las Vegas 3 - Lisa and Me on the shuttle to Rio

Las Vegas 2 - Linny and Rebecca on the shuttle to Rio (1/18/08)

Las Vegas 1 - Linny, Lisa, Me and Rebecca at La Salsa! (1/17/08)

 

December 2007

New Year's Eve - Taylor and Amelia

New Year's Eve - Payton and Aidan

New Year's Eve - All four kids lying down...it was a miracle lol

New Year's Eve - Taylor with her "party" hat

New Year's Eve - Amelia with her "party" hat (12/31/07)

Christmas Evening - Now we have to open it all and put it all together lol

Christmas Evening - Fun in the Jeep

Christmas Evening - This pic just makes me want to cry lol

Christmas Evening - Taylor taking Payton for a Jeep ride

Christmas Day - Me and Payton

Christmas Day - Taylor and Simon riding bikes after presents

Christmas Day - Dad B opening presents

Christmas Day - Yes, that is Taylor on the floor hugging the vanity lol...

Christmas Day - Taylor realizing her "big" present is a Disney Princess VANITY!

Christmas Day - Payton and her pinball game from Auntie, Uncle, Simon and Mason

Christmas Day - Payton showing me her new book (notice the shiner on her head...she got that just before we left for their house)

Christmas Day - Payton opening presents at Grammy and Papa's house

Christmas Day - Simon with his new Cars trash can from Taylor (she picked it out for him)

Christmas Day - Simon with his new Ninja Turtles

Christmas Day - Taylor and Simon ready to open their "big" presents from Grammy and Papa

Christmas Day - Taylor and Simon (the anticipation was killing them)

Christmas Day - Mason was SO excited to open all his presents!

Christmas Day - Mason was SO excited for Christmas at Grammy and Papa's house!

Christmas Morn - Taylor couldn't wait to tear into this present from the Pilz family

Christmas Morn - Payton opening her 1st Cabbage Patch Kid from Great Aunt Debbie & Uncle Terry

Christmas Morn - Payton having present fun

Christmas Morn - Payton giving her bear from Great Great Aunt Babe some "love"

Christmas Morn - I got new wine glasses!!! 

Christmas Morn - Payton was VERY excited about her Weebles from Nana, Papa W. and Uncle Luke

Christmas Morn - Payton and Taylor playing with Payton's present from Fairy Godmother Amy and Chris

Christmas Morn - Taylor opening her Dora tent from Nana, Papa W. and Uncle Luke

Christmas Morn - Taylor opening make-up from Fairy Godmother Amy and Chris

Christmas Morn - Jarrod with his present from Taylor...can you guess what she picked out for him lol?

Christmas Morn - Payton opening her puzzle from Nana, Papa W. and Uncle Luke

Christmas Morn - Ariel jammies!

Christmas Morn - Dishes from Hawaii from Great Aunt Kathy and Uncle Cliff

Christmas Morn - Payton opening a present with help from Daddy

Christmas Morn - Payton loved her purse from Great Nana and Great Papa

Christmas Morn - Taylor opening her 1st present (she had her eye on this one for weeks)

Christmas Morn - Daddy and Payton ready for some present action

Christmas Morn - We couldn't proceed until Taylor rode her Jeep outside at 7am lol

Christmas Morn - Taylor was very excited to see that Santa liked her cookies

Christmas Morn - Payton says "excuse me...Santa left me keys...where is MY car"? :-)

Christmas Morn - Taylor checks out her Jeep from the driver's seat

Christmas Morn - Payton got her very own PDA...just like Daddy lol

Christmas Morn - Payton realizes there is stuff in her stocking!

Christmas Morn - Payton wanted to check out Taylor's loot too!

Christmas Morn - Payton loved the House that Santa left!

Christmas Morn - OOH WEE!  Santa left Princess bubble bath!

Christmas Morn - Taylor discovers her stocking in her new Jeep!

Christmas Morn - The stuff that Santa left for Taylor

Christmas Morn - The stuff that Santa left for Payton (12/25/07)

Christmas Eve - Taylor and the cookies she left out for Santa

Christmas Eve - It wasn't long before they started fighting for popcorn lol

Christmas Eve - The beginning of our traditional reading of The Night Before Christmas

Christmas Eve - The girls are ready for Santa!

Christmas Eve - Family shot before church (12/24/07)

Christmas Eve Eve - In all fairness, with the fake tree, we couldn't get much under the tree since the branches didn't bend much...

Christmas Lights - Taylor really loved the candy canes on this house

Christmas Lights - Taylor really loved the lights on this house

Christmas Lights - Checking out lights

Christmas Lights - Payton ready to walk through "Christmas Lane" (12/23/07)

Me and Mason (12/22/07)

Payton and Mason (12/22/07)

Simon got a hold of a package of stickers...(12/18/07)

Taylor & Payton opening their Little People Nativity Set (12/16/07)

Christmas Party - Me and Cindy K.

Christmas Party - Me and Mason (bee on his nose lol)

Christmas Party - Mason was SO excited to be at his first Bowser Christmas in the Desert Party!

Christmas Party - Me and Brian Whitson (he was one of our groomsmen and we haven't seen him in years)

Christmas Party - Closer pic of the lights on the driveway

Christmas Party - Santa and the lights on the front of the house

Christmas Party - Our 8ft Frosty and the lights on the side of the house

Christmas Party - It's not our party without the spinner!

Christmas Party - Our holiday table (12/15/07)

Zoo Lights - Payton is ready for a snow storm :-)

Zoo Lights - Payton LOVES the merry-go-round

Zoo Lights - Payton and Uncle Justin on the merry-go-round

Zoo Lights - Taylor on the merry-go-round

Zoo Lights - The Bowser Twins with their Jedi swords

Zoo Lights - Payton with her multi colored zoo wand

Zoo Lights - Mason was SO excited for zoo lights!

Zoo Lights - The ONLY way to see it all at the zoo

Zoo Lights - Taylor posing on a statue

Zoo Lights - Payton ready for a fun and cold evening (12/8/07)

Girls in front of the tree

Girls in front of the tree (12/8/07)

Family picture before the Nutcracker (12/7/07)

Our Christmas Tree

The Stockings Were Hung by the Staircase with Care

The Christmas Village

Our 2007 Picture Ornament - we have one for every year we've been together

Our Christmas Tree

Our Christmas Tree - 1st year with a fake one and VOILA...it's still alive lol

Cookie Day 2007 - The sugar got to Simon...he LOVED the Hello Kitty glitter sandals

Cookie Day 2007 - The Fab Four

Cookie Day 2007 - The final product

Cookie Day 2007 - Taylor and Payton caught eating the sprinkles

Cookie Day 2007 - Jarrod and the girls

Cookie Day 2007 - Jarrod with his girls

Cookie Day 2007 - Taylor

Cookie Day 2007 - Simon getting some helpful pointers from the pro

Cookie Day 2007 - Payton flattening her dough

Cookie Day 2007 - Taylor's cookies

Cookie Day 2007 - Mason was SO excited to make cookies!

Cookie Day 2007 - Taylor and Simon

Cookie Day 2007 - Payton is ready to make cookies at Grammy's house!

Cookie Day 2007 - Taylor making her gingerbread man

Christmas Pic #13 - Payton

Christmas Pic #12 - Taylor

Christmas Pic #11 - Family

Christmas Pic #10 - Family

Christmas Pic #9 - Family

Christmas Pic #8 - Taylor

Christmas Pic #7 - Payton

Christmas Pic #6 - Taylor

Christmas Pic #5 - Taylor

Christmas Pic #4 - Payton

Christmas Pic #3 - The Girls

Christmas Pic #2 - The Girls

Christmas Pic #1 - Family

Our family pic with Santa

 

November 2007

This is the sign Taylor made for Payton's door - it says "Taylor and Payton only"

This is the sign Taylor made for her door - it says "Taylor only"

Little Miss Innocent by the pile of wood

Taylor & Simon playing with sticks

Taylor & Simon playing outside on their "boats" at Grammy and Papa's house

Justin and Mason having a moment...

Mr. Mason giving his best for the camera

The Bowser Cousin Brigade with it's newest member

Simon and Mason **My favorite**

Taylor holding Mason for the 1st time

Simon and Mason

Jarrod, Mason, Simon and Taylor

Mason meets Uncle Jarrod

Taylor and Simon riding in the "trunk" (3rd row of the Explorer) to go see Mason (11/22/07)

Taylor and Payton on Thanksgiving (11/22/07)

Simon helping wash Mason's hair

Mason's 1st bath

Face shot of Mason

Mason's 1st burp

Mason's 1st bottle

The whole family

Mason never knew he'd be so popular!

Justin was pretty excited lol...

Mr. Mason

Mason with Coco and Mikey

Roxy with her two boys

Mason meets his Auntie (that's me!) - I had a head cold :-)

Dad B. gets his turn with his new grandson

Justin and Mom B checking Mason out

Mason David Bowser - not quite an hour old yet

Grammy helping Simon check out his new little brother, Mason (11/21/07)

Taylor & Payton riding bikes/cars (11/4/07)

 

October 2007

Halloween - Taylor helping Jarrod blow out his candles

Halloween - Payton enjoying her 1st Halloween

Halloween - Trying to get yet another picture of the three kids

Halloween - Taylor and her loot

Halloween - Enjoying Halloween candy and graham crackers

Halloween - All "hopped up" on lollipops

Halloween - Taylor and Simon (I love this picture because it shows how pretty T's hair is)

Halloween - Taylor and Coco

Halloween - The purple witch Coco has arrived!

Halloween - ToT at the neighbor's house (Taylor's skirt keeps getting shorter and shorter...she kept tripping lol)

Halloween - Trick or Treating

Halloween - Payton ready for some trick-or-riding

Halloween - They are on the sidewalk armed with flashlights...

Halloween - Jarrod with his girls on his birthday

Halloween - Simon and Roxy, the pregnant nun lol

Halloween - Taylor & Simon waiting patiently

Halloween - Daddy and Payton on Daddy's b-day

Halloween - Taylor and Simon McQueen

Halloween - Grammy, Taylor & Payton

Halloween - Taylor & Payton (Payton not having as much fun as Taylor lol)

Halloween - Daddy and Payton

Halloween - Taylor with her painted pumpkin

Halloween - Taylor ready to trick-or-treat

Halloween - Payton the Mermaid

Halloween - Princess Ariel the Mermaid (10/31/07)

Pumpkin Carving - The final product, Payton's is on the right and Taylor's is on the left

Pumpkin Carving - Taylor

Pumpkin Carving - Taylor contemplating her next color

Pumpkin Carving - Daddy and Taylor hard at work

Pumpkin Carving - Taylor painting her pumpkin

Pumpkin Carving - Taylor ready to scoop some pumpkin seeds (10/28/07)

Pumpkin Patch - Still trying for a pic of the three kids lol...

Pumpkin Patch - Trying again to get a pic...good job Taylor!

Pumpkin Patch - Trying to get a pic of the three littlest Bowsers

Pumpkin Patch - Simon having a 1:1 with the cow

Pumpkin Patch - Payton

Pumpkin Patch - Taylor & Simon sizing up the sheep

Pumpkin Patch - 3 ft 3 inches tall

Pumpkin Patch - Taylor & Payton

Pumpkin Patch - Daddy & Taylor

Pumpkin Patch - Taylor is on the hunt for her pumpkin

Pumpkin Patch - Payton touching the orange "ball"

Pumpkin Patch - Taylor & Payton

Pumpkin Patch - Taylor found a pumpkin seat

Pumpkin Patch (10/27/07) - Ready to go pumpkin "shopping" lol

Like father like daughter (10/23/07)

Taylor and Payton ready for church (10/21/07)

Indiana - Jarrod and Grandma Bowser (10/21/07)

Indiana - Jarrod with all of his "Bowser" cousins

Indiana - Jarrod's cousins, Brittney and Kasey

Indiana - Hailey Lux

Indiana - Jarrod's cousins, Matt and Kasey (bro & sis)

Indiana - Jarrod's cousins, Melea and Brittney (sisters)

Indiana - Jeannie, Nick and Hailey Lux

Indiana - Jake Lux (Jeannie and Nick's son - my cousin/his best friend)

Indiana - Jarrod's Cousin, Brittney and her nephew, Wyatt

Indiana - Jarrod's Aunt Amy and Uncle Ryan and their grandson, Wyatt (10/20/07)

Zoo Taylor & a bear

Zoo Taylor on the MGR

Zoo Payton on the MGR

Zoo Merry-Go-Round ride...Payton's 1st

Zoo Taylor & her little friend she met at the zoo

Zoo Taylor & a baboon

Zoo Payton, Mommy and a Rhino

Zoo Hungry giraffe

Zoo Payton was a little concerned about the giraffe

Zoo Taylor and Mommy with the giraffe

Zoo (10/14/07) Taylor hamming it up on some statue

Coco's Birthday Party at Kazimierz  Me & Jarrod

Coco's Birthday Party at Kazimierz  Cindy Y. & Chris

Coco's Birthday Party at Kazimierz (10/13/07) Coco & Rev. Mikey

The girls playing in the Dora tent (10/4/07)

 

September 2007

Roxy's Baby Shower #13 Roxy with her Hostesses with the Mostesses :-)

Roxy's Baby Shower #12 A belly shot

Roxy's Baby Shower #11 Roxy and Mom B.

Roxy's Baby Shower #10 The cake

Roxy's Baby Shower #9 Roxy being a good sport for my picture taking

Roxy's Baby Shower #8 The diaper drive

Roxy's Baby Shower #7 More cute stuff

Roxy's Baby Shower #6 Mason's little Purdue beanie from Uncle Jarrod

Roxy's Baby Shower #5 Somebody said something funny...

Roxy's Baby Shower #4 Mason *might* be wearing this home

Roxy's Baby Shower #3 Rox very excited about a present lol

Roxy's Baby Shower #2 Preggo Mama

Roxy's Baby Shower #1 (9/29/07) Cindy Y., Coco & Roxy

Aunt Debbie visits - Uncle Terry, Aunt Debbie, Taylor and Payton (Uncle Terry looks shell shocked from 3 hours with my girls)

Aunt Debbie visits - Aunt Debbie, me, Taylor and Payton (Payton still pointing)

Aunt Debbie visits - Aunt Debbie, Taylor and Payton (Payton still pointing)

Aunt Debbie visits - Aunt Debbie and Payton (Payton's new thing is to point)

Aunt Debbie visits - Taylor only let Payton play with the tissue paper lol

Aunt Debbie visits - Taylor's new Halloween dress

Aunt Debbie visits - Taylor giving Payton her book

Aunt Debbie visits - Taylor with her Puff the Magic Dragon book

Aunt Debbie visits - More presents ;-)

Aunt Debbie visits - Opening presents from Aunt Deb and Uncle Terry (9/19/07)

The girls ready for church - Taylor's 1st day of Sunday School (9/9/07)

CA Visit 9/3/07 - Papa found Payton's tickle spot

CA Visit 9/3/07 - Taylor, Nana, Uncle Luke, Papa and Payton

CA Visit 9/3/07 - Payton, Taylor and Uncle Luke

CA Visit 9/3/07 - Taylor's favorite part of the trip...the fold out couch bed

CA Visit Beach - Dark picture, but cute of Jarrod, Luke and Taylor on the Ferris Wheel

CA Visit Beach - Going for a ride on the Ferris Wheel at Balboa Island

CA Visit Beach - Taylor LOVES Merry-Go-Rounds lol

CA Visit Beach - Riding the Merry-Go-Round at Balboa Island

CA Visit Beach - A fantastic picture of Taylor and Papa (her hair curled right up in the ocean air)

CA Visit Beach - Taylor looking at the boats in the Balboa harbor

CA Visit Beach - Another sunset picture

CA Visit Beach - That wave was a lot bigger than I thought hah!

CA Visit Beach - Payton HATED the sand and the ocean lol

CA Visit Beach - Taylor and Daddy

CA Visit Beach - Taylor and Daddy

CA Visit Beach - Taylor making her first sand castle

CA Visit Beach - Going back to get Daddy so Mommy could dry off

CA Visit Beach - Finally able to get Taylor to put her feet in the water

CA Visit Beach - A really cool sunset picture

CA Visit Beach - Just Mommy, Taylor and the big blue ocean

CA Visit Beach - Getting closer to the ocean

CA Visit Beach - Trying to coerce Taylor into the "wet" sand

CA Visit Beach - 2 hours of traffic and we finally made it to Newport Beach

CA Visit 9/2/07 - Payton showing Papa how to be stylish with a football hat

CA Visit 9/2/07 - This is what Payton thinks of football

CA Visit 9/2/07 - Taylor and Nana doing a big dinosaur puzzle

CA Visit 9/1/07 - Nana helping Taylor do a headstand

CA Visit 9/1/07 - Payton playing with Papa after the Street Fair

CA Visit Street Fair - The heat is tolerable with a churro

CA Visit Street Fair - The girls and Jarrod

CA Visit Street Fair - Luke makes it to the top!

CA Visit Street Fair - Luke hits a hard spot, but makes it past!

CA Visit Street Fair - Luke starting the rock climbing thing

CA Visit Street Fair - Payton thrilled to have a balloon

CA Visit Street Fair - Taylor and Uncle Luke

CA Visit Football - Payton trying to stay cool with Nana (it was 100 degrees out)

CA Visit Football - Some things never change lol...

CA Visit Football - Ready to tackle someone

CA Visit Football - Lukester on Defense

CA Visit Football - #19 on the scorecard #1 in your heart, Luke Wilson (9/1/07)

 

August 2007

CA Visit KiKi's House - Me, Kevin and Jill

CA Visit KiKi's House - Taylor and Jordan LOVED listening to Kevin play guitar

CA Visit KiKi's House - The "Wilson" family

Bottom L to R:  Uncle Bill, Aunt Kristy, Justin, Jordan, Aunt Karen (holding sleeping Jadeyn), Taylor, Kevin

Top L to R:  Me, Payton, Jarrod, Jill, John

CA Visit KiKi's House - Taylor ready to play cards at KiKi's house

CA Visit KiKi's House - My Cousin Kevin and his girlfriend Val (I was there the day he came home from the hospital.  I am old lol.)

CA Visit Joe's Crab Shack - Payton with Great Auntie KiKi

CA Visit Joe's Crab Shack - All the kids with their balloons

CA Visit Joe's Crab Shack - The girls with their giant balloon sculptures

CA Visit Joe's Crab Shack - Aunts KK (Karen) and KiKi (Kristy)

CA Visit Joe's Crab Shack - Anyone see a problem with dinner?

CA Visit Jill's House - Payton with Cousins Justin and Jadeyn

CA Visit Jill's House - Taylor and Jadeyn

CA Visit Jill's House - Cousin Jordan (he looks like he could be one of ours lol)

CA Visit Jill's House - Taylor, KK and Cousin Jadeyn

CA Visit Jill's House - Taylor with her Great Auntie KK (8/31/07)

30th Bday - My favorite balloon

30th Bday - Flowers from Aunt Debbie and Uncle Terry

30th Bday - The end of the wine (notice it's 1:39am eek)!

30th Bday - In case you didn't know how old I was...

30th Bday - Jarrod and me

30th Bday - Cindy and wine

30th Bday - Oh my!  Coco got one right!

30th Bday - Roxy, Chris & Mike playing Cranium

30th Bday - The wine girls and preggo Roxy

30th Bday - Roxy, Chris & Coco

30th Bday - Justin, Chris & Cindy getting ready for Cranium

30th Bday - Me with my cake

30th Bday - The cake

30th Bday - Me and the funny boys

30th Bday - Still blowing out candles...

30th Bday - Blowing out 30 candles

30th Bday - Me realizing Justin has a fire extinguisher

30th Bday - The jokesters with my 30 candles & fire extinguisher

30th Bday - 30 year old Mommy with Payton

30th Bday - Taylor and her best friend Amelia in dress up shoes

30th Bday - All of the wine for the "wine tasting"

30th Bday - Opening the 1st bottle

30th Bday - Mr. & Mrs. Aidan Knight :-)

30th Bday - Payton and her buddy Aidan (8/4/07)

 

July 2007

The girls school picture #2

The girls school picture #1 (July 2007)

11 of my 30 mosquito bites (I will never pull weeds again) (7/29/07)

Girls in jammies #3

Girls in jammies #2

Girls in jammies #1 (7/10/07)

Jarrod and me on our 6th anniversary (7/7/07)

Confetti poppers with Uncle on the 4th of July

Simon decides to give it a shot

Simon watching Taylor feed a "baby" (7/4/07)

 

June 2007

Fairy Godmother Amy with her Goddaughters (6/24/07)

Taylor & Simon

Taylor & Simon

Taylor & Simon

Taylor & Simon

Taylor & Simon

Taylor & Simon (6/23/07)  SUCH A GREAT PIC!

Taylor, Amelia, Aidan and Simon

The kids after Payton's baptism

Payton Baptism

Payton Baptism

Payton Baptism

Payton Baptism - All of us with Pastor

Payton Baptism - Giving Payton her baptism candle (light of God)

Payton Baptism - Pastor blessing Payton

Payton Baptism - Pastor annointing Payton with the sign of the cross

Payton Baptism - Payton all baptized

Payton Baptism - Payton getting baptized

Payton Baptism - Pastor pouring the water into the font

Payton Baptism - Payton & Amy (is that a tear I see under Amy's eye) :-)

Payton Baptism - Service

Payton Baptism - Pastor Steve starting the Rite of Holy Baptism

Payton Baptism - Payton

Payton Baptism - Taylor & Payton waiting for the service to start

Payton Baptism - Payton

Payton Baptism - Payton & Mommy

Payton Baptism - Taylor & Payton ready for church

Payton Baptism - Payton

Payton Baptism - Payton in her baptism dress from my best friend Jeanene

Payton Baptism - Payton and Godmother Amy

Payton Baptism - Payton with her Godmother (6/23/07)

Proof that the crib CAN hold two lol (6/12/07)

Wall with cubbies and hooks

New medicine cabinet & faucet

The girls bathroom with new "venetian plaster" paint (6/10/07)

A very blurry pic of a cool AZ sky (6/5/07)

Baths will never be the same now that they are together lol (6/3/07)

 

May 2007

Payton thinks Taylor is a fantastic storyteller (5/26/07)

I think they look so different!

More matching outfits from Great Aunt Debbie (5/25/07)

Bathtub fun (5/14/07)

Sister close up

My girls in blue

Excited about matching outfits (5/12/07)

Payton giving me the "rescue me please" look

Taylor having WAY too much fun with her "baby" (5/6/07)

Taylor and Payton (5/2/07)

Taylor and Payton (5/1/07)

 

April 2007

Laundry Room #9 after - All done!

Laundry Room #8 after - All done!

Office #10 after - My side complete

Office #9 after - The middle complete

Office #8 after - Jarrod's side complete (4/27/07)

Office #7 during - The middle after day one of the install

Office #6 during - My side after day one of the install

Office #5 during - Jarrod's side after day one of the install (4/25/07)

Taylor and Payton at Aidan Parsons' birthday party (4/22/07)

Office #4 during - Jarrod's side taped for paint

Office #3 during - My side taped for paint (4/18/07)

Office #2 before - My side

Office #1 before - Jarrod's side (halfway during tear out) 4/15/07

Laundry Room #7 during - Our cute little coat hooks

Laundry Room #6 during - The washer and dryer go back in (4/12/07)

Laundry Room #5 during - Painted pantry with new contact paper

Laundry Room #4 during - Paint on the other side

Laundry Room #3 during - The paint goes up! (4/10/07)

Easter 2007 - Payton sleeping on Papa

Easter 2007 - The Wilson crew (they all complain about my family pics...but it's a darn good one don't you think)?

Easter 2007 - Payton and Papa

Easter 2007 - Daddy and Payton

Easter 2007 - Payton and Nana

Easter 2007 - Opening soccer eggs from Great Nana and Great Papa (a quarter in each one!)

Easter 2007 - Taylor with her Dora puzzle from Nana and Papa

Easter 2007 - The biggest bunny eyes ever!

Easter 2007 - The cutest bunny in all the land

Easter 2007 - Woo Hoo!  A chew toy!

Easter 2007 - Payton checking out the contents of her East basket

Easter 2007 - A Minnie Mouse purse!  How did the Easter Bunny know?!

Easter 2007 - Woo Hoo!  New dress up shoes!

Easter 2007 - Taylor looking at what the Easter Bunny left for her (4/8/07)

Professional Disneyland Shot #2

Professional Disneyland Shot #1

Disneyland Day Four - Jarrod and me at the end of our "adult day" (we could barely walk)

Disneyland Day Four - Our hotel

Disneyland Day Four - Me in front of California Screamin at California Adventure on "adult day" lol

Disneyland Day Four - Payton at the Disneyland Hotel entrance

Disneyland Day Four - Taylor ready to check out of the hotel (4/7/07)

Disneyland Day Three - Payton couldn't hang with the excitement (it was 10pm)

Disneyland Day Three - I couldn't spin the cup fast enough for her...

Disneyland Day Three - Taylor and Mommy on the tea cups

Disneyland Day Three - My little tea cup daredevil

Disneyland Day Three - Taylor in line for the tea cups

Disneyland Day Three - The day isn't complete without another ride on the Carousel

Disneyland Day Three - Going back to Disneyland after a nap

Disneyland Day Three - Taylor and Daddy flying by on Dumbo

Disneyland Day Three - I think the strap is holding her cheeks up...

Disneyland Day Three - Payton not happy about her first mouse ears

Disneyland Day Three - Taylor on the photo op Dumbo

Disneyland Day Three - Taylor riding on Casey Junior's Train

Disneyland Day Three - Daddy and Taylor on the Carousel

Disneyland Day Three - Back on King Arthur's Carousel

Disneyland Day Three - Taylor, Mommy and Minnie Mouse (our last character picture)

Disneyland Day Three - Payton meets Tigger at the Character Breakfast

Disneyland Day Three - Waiting for the gates to open...

Disneyland Day Three - Taylor and Payton waking up for day three (4/6/07)

Disneyland Day Two - Snow White in the Electric Parade

Disneyland Day Two - Minnie and Mickey in the Electric Parade

Disneyland Day Two - The Bowser girls waiting for the Electric Parade

Disneyland Day Two - Payton and Mommy waiting for the Electric Parade

Disneyland Day Two - Taylor waiting for the Electric Parade to start

Disneyland Day Two - Taylor and Daddy on the Bumper Bugs

Disneyland Day Two - Taylor and Daddy on a Bug's Life Balloon Ride

Disneyland Day Two - Payton and Princess Belle

Disneyland Day Two - Taylor, Mommy and Princess Belle

Disneyland Day Two - Payton and Snow White

Disneyland Day Two - Taylor, Mommy and Snow White

Disneyland Day Two - Taylor, Mommy and Cinderella

Disneyland Day Two - Princess Payton at the Princess Dinner

Disneyland Day Two - Taylor, Mommy and Princess Aurora

Disneyland Day Two - Princess Taylor at the Princess Dinner

Disneyland Day Two - Payton and Daddy at the Princess Dinner

Disneyland Day Two - Taylor, Mommy and Ariel

Disneyland Day Two - Daddy and his girls waiting outside of Ariel's Grotto at CA Adventure

Disneyland Day Two - Taylor and Mommy at the "O" of California Adventure

Disneyland Day Two - Payton and Mommy in front of Cinderella's Castle

Disneyland Day Two - Taylor and Mommy on the drawbridge at Cinderella's Castle

Disneyland Day Two - More on the Carousel

Disneyland Day Two - Taylor on King Arthur's Carousel

Disneyland Day Two - Payton WAY more impressed with Disneyland

Disneyland Day Two - Taylor in a toon town car

Disneyland Day Two - Taylor waiting patiently for her $6.00 kids soda

Disneyland Day Two - Look at that crazy driver!

Disneyland Day Two - Taylor's 1st ride - Autopia!

Disneyland Day Two - Mickey Mouse on top of Matterhorn Mountain

Disneyland Day Two - Taylor and Daddy, we finally made it into Disneyland!

Disneyland Day Two - Taylor in front of a Mickey bush on the way to the monorail

Disneyland Day Two - Daddy and Taylor at breakfast (Daddy protecting Taylor from the scary characters)

Disneyland Day Two - Payton playing with Goofy

Disneyland Day Two - Payton meets Goofy during our breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen (4/5/07)

Disneyland Day One - Payton not real impressed so far with "Disney" lol

Disneyland Day One - Taylor and Payton (still in Downtown Disney)

Disneyland Day One - Taylor and Uncle Luke (I need to learn how to use my camera)

Disneyland Day One - Taylor and Uncle Luke (I hope they are always buddies like this)

Disneyland Day One - Playing in Downtown Disney waiting for dinner with Papa, Nana and Uncle Luke

Disneyland Day One - Payton sitting in her bumbo in our hotel room

Disneyland Day One - At the Disneyland Hotel and ready to check in!

Disneyland Day One - Taylor asleep in the car (that didn't take long)!

Disneyland Day One - Strapped in and ready to go! (4/4/07)

Easter Gifts 6                Easter Gifts 7

Easter Gifts 1                Easter Gifts 2                Easter Gifts 3                Easter Gifts 4                Easter Gifts 5

 

March 2007

Laundry Room #2 before - other view of the cheesy shelf

Laundry Room #1 before - tearing down the cheesy shelf

Silly girls (yes that is Payton in the doll stroller and no Taylor did not put her there) (3/12/07)

Sisters (3/11/07)

 

February 2007

Amelia's Party 1            Amelia's Party 2            Amelia's Party 3            Amelia's Party 4            Amelia's Party 5

Amelia's Party 6

Kevin's Wedding 1        Kevin's Wedding 2        Kevin's Wedding 3        Kevin's Wedding 4        Kevin's Wedding 5

Kevin's Wedding 6        Kevin's Wedding 7        Kevin's Wedding 8        Kevin's Wedding 9        Kevin's Wedding 10

My flowers from Jarrod

Taylor and Payton's V Day flowers from Daddy

Another shot of the girls on V Day

The girls on Valentines Day

The Dynamic Duo as official 3 year olds

Taylor and Simon proud to be 3

Simon's Party 1        Simon's Party 2        Simon's Party 3        Simon's Party 4        Simon's Party 5

Simon's Party 6        Simon's Party 7        Simon's Party 8        Simon's Party 9        Simon's Party 10

 

January 2007

My never ending quest to get the perfect picture...failed again (1/31/07)

Jarrod, Taylor & Payton (1/26/07)

Taylor and Simon walking each other to their cars

Payton enjoying the birthday festivities

Taylor enjoying Grammy's homemade birthday cake

Simon caught red-handed!

Simon telling Papa he doesn't think the candles are right

Singing 'Happy Birthday' to Papa Bowser (1/25/07)

Vegas 1        Vegas 2        Vegas 3        Vegas 4        Vegas 5        Vegas 6      Vegas 7      Vegas 8

Vegas 9        Vegas 10      Vegas 11      Vegas 12       Vegas 13      Vegas 14    Vegas 15

Taylor loving the fact that Payton was sleeping in her bed

Taylor pretending to sleep so I wouldn't take Payton out of her bed (1/15/07)

I have proof that it was 19 degrees outside! (1/14/07)

New bathroom

New bathroom

New decor in the girls' bathroom

Girls still playing

Girls playing

The girls playing on the floor (1/6/07)

The girls with their matching jammies (1/5/07)

Papa Wilson with his granddaughters (1/1/07)

 

December/Christmas 2006

Payton in her reindeer hat and shoes ready to go look for our Christmas Tree (12/1/06)

Taylor in her new jacket ready to go look for our Christmas Tree

Taylor had a blast running through the trees

"Faster Daddy!  Someone is going to get our tree!"

Taylor with the trees

She's still running around the trees

JB trimming our tree

Our tree with lights

The girls in front of the Christmas tree (12/7/06)

Me with the girls

Taylor and Simon ready to bake cookies at Grammy and Papa's house (12/9/06) Notice the clean table

Pastry Chef Simon rolling out his cookie dough

Pastry Chef Taylor rolling out her cookie dough

Patting her dough

Cookie dough all cut and ready to bake

Frosting and decorating her cookies

Simon frosting his cookies

More frosting and icing

Taylor hard at work on her cookies

She LOVED the sprinkles...thought there should be LOTS on each cookie!

An aerial shot of the sprinkle machine

The final product!

The aftermath...this is why Grammy laid out shower curtains lol

Taylor and the cookies

Waiting to go inside Zoo Lights (12/15/06)

Taylor with the zoo lights lizard

Taylor with the zoo lights fish

Taylor with the zoo lights frog

Payton snug as a bug at zoo lights

Taking a break with her "diet coke"

Going to the Phoenix Zoo (12/22/06)

Taylor with Daddy at the zoo

Giraffe

More giraffe

Rhinos

Taylor with the Rhinos

Taylor with the Flamingos

Taylor and Mommy on the Merry Go Round

Payton and Mommy at the zoo

Mommy and Taylor on Christmas Eve before Church

Another pic before Church

Christmas Eve - The girls in front of the tree

Christmas Eve - Another shot in front of the tree

Christmas Eve - Payton

Christmas Eve - Taylor

Christmas Eve - Payton

Christmas Eve - Reading The Night Before Christmas

Christmas Eve - More reading

Christmas Eve - Taylor left Santa cookies and water

Christmas Morning - What Santa left for Taylor

Christmas Morning - What Santa left for Payton

Christmas Morning - Santa drank his water and ate almost all of his cookies!

Christmas Morning - Coming to see what Santa brought

Christmas Morning - She saw her kitchen and needed to get there fast!

Christmas Morning - Taylor just can't believe it's her own kitchen!

Christmas Morning - Still in disbelief that Santa brought a kitchen

Christmas Morning - Checking out the baby diaper bag that Santa brought

Christmas Morning - Payton is so excited that Santa came!

Christmas Morning - Taylor still checking out her Santa presents

Christmas Morning - Taylor going through her stocking

Christmas Morning - Santa brought Taylor some My Little Pony undies!

Christmas Morning - Taylor checking out what Santa brought Payton

Christmas Morning - Taylor can't believe Santa brought a Diego book!

Christmas Morning - Taylor EYERONING on her ironing board

Christmas Morning - Taylor showing Payton her stocking contents

Christmas Morning - Taylor whipping something up in the kitchen for us

Christmas Morning - Payton can hardly contain her excitement!

Christmas Morning - Taylor opening a Dora doll

Christmas Morning - Taylor opening a blue hippo for Payton

Christmas Morning - OOOH a blender to go with her kitchen!

Christmas Morning - Taylor with her frogs from Uncle Luke

Christmas Morning - Taylor felt her frogs needed to go in her new jewelry box

Christmas Morning - HOLY COW it's a Dora Van!

Christmas Morning - We had to stop opening presents so she could play with her Dora Van

Christmas Morning - Taylor opening her bag from Uncle Matt

Christmas Morning - OOOOH a Dora Memory game!

Christmas Morning - Uncle Matt got Taylor a Groom & Glam Tawny!

Christmas Morning - An animal book from Great Nana and Papa Lewis!

Christmas Morning - Another time out to play

Christmas Morning - A microwave from Cousin Amy and Chris

Christmas Morning - Payton with her "snuggly" from Great Great Aunt Babe

Christmas Morning - Cooking set from Mom and Dad - she's running out of steam

Christmas Morning - Family shot

Christmas Morning - If you can find Payton, you win $100

Christmas Afternoon - Taylor and Simon cheesin at Grammy and Papa's house

Christmas Afternoon - Simon admiring his new Spiderman dishes

Christmas Afternoon - Taylor opening presents at Grammy and Papa's house

Christmas Afternoon - Simon with his Diego rescue pack

Christmas Afternoon - Yeah!  A Dora Memory game!

Christmas Afternoon - Taylor and Simon checking out Baby Alive

Christmas Afternoon - Simon opening his bball hoop

Christmas Afternoon - Payton with her glow worm

Christmas Afternoon - Taylor diving into her gift bag from Grammy and Papa

Christmas Afternoon - Grammy opening some new dishes

Christmas Afternoon - Papa opening his saw

Christmas Afternoon - Grammy very excited about her puzzle

Christmas Afternoon - JB opening his saw

The girls in their matching monkey slippers (12/29/06)

Bowser Family Christmas Picture

 

Thanksgiving 2006

Taylor & Simon "supposedly" taking a nap lol

Daddy & Papa Bowser with the girls

Taylor & Simon...buddies for life

Taylor racing Uncle Matt around the block

Taylor and Uncle Matt having a tea party

Another tea party picture

Uncle Matt with his nieces

 

Family Trip to the Park (11/10/06)

Taylor

Payton snoozing at the park

Daddy and Taylor playing kickball

Taylor on the big girl slide

Payton lounging on the blanket

More lounging

Taylor on the jungle gym

Taylor ready to brave the "big" slide

Silly girls

Our two girls

 

Daddy with his girls (11/11/06)