BC: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. -Cathy Allen
12: Brand New Baby Dylan | This was the first time our LA family got to meet Baby Dylan in person. She was only about a month old and as sweet as could be.
13: She's not quite sure what to think of our sometimes crazy family... | Our wacky but lovable Granddad's Aunt June...
14: This CANNOT end well...
15: Someone (me) had the "brilliant" idea of getting all of the "girl first cousins" into the moonwalk for a picture. But as soon as we got "settled", one of the boys deflated it. So wrong. . . . But we laughed until it hurt ;-)
17: ...and presents.!!..lovin' our Louisiana Christmas with cousins...
18: Aunt Deb and Uncle Danny's
19: One of the highlights of Anna's Louisiana trip was spending time at Deb and Danny's. She is always excited to get to feed the horses in the mornings and pick lemons and oranges off of Deb's fruit trees any time she wants to. Pretty fun!
20: Merry Christmas! | 2008
22: FBC SkiTrip '08 Taco asked Josh, Mick and I to go on the youth ski trip again...Josh as a leader and Mick & I as the photographers, tech team, and cooks. Since our cost was covered as "staff", we "sponsored" Leah's best friend, Krystal Murray. She had a blast, and so did Josh and Leah. The weather was perfect...not too cold, but fresh snow 3 of the 4 days we were there. Again an incredible time of fellowship, worship, and nature.
23: Colorado | Crested Butte,
24: SKI TRIP!
26: Happy New Year | While we were in Colorado, Anna stayed with Grandmom and Granddad and had a blast with her cousins...
28: Celebrate Family
29: We filled our ice chests with snow when we left Colorado on the bus. The kids had a really fun snowball fight when we got back.
30: Recital '09
31: Happy 7th B-day, Anna!
32: Painting by Jeremy & Jamie Wells ofImago Dei | Refuge '09
34: Maywald Family reunion
35: Big Brother, Josh... | He can always make things better... When Josh decided to commute this year instead of living in the dorms, Anna was excited...she hated not having her brother around...
36: Way to go! She ended 1st grade with all "A's and is starting 2nd grade the same way!
37: ANNA MAYWALD | NSE | GREAT KID!
38: Easter 2009 - Camping with the Dickersons at Lake Somerville
40: Ty's big fish... I think this grin made the whole trip worth it...
41: F I S H I N G
43: CAMPING | HIKING
44: S'Mores ...mmmm!
47: EASTER | happy | Anna was glad the Easter bunny found our camper in the woods.
48: WINTERGUARD | 2009
50: Adventure Princess
51: Camp Cullen '09 | and Me
52: YMCA Adventure Guides
55: Inks Lake Family Campout
56: Happy Mid-life crisis!
57: The kids and I decided to try and pull off a surprise for Mick's big birthday. Parkway Chevrolet let us hang this sign up a couple of days before his b-day...the car ended up not actually being ready on this day, but he was thrilled with the surprise of ordering it at all.
58: The Camaro has angry eyes... but a very sexy rear...
59: Family & Friends were waiting at Parkway to help celebrate with fajitas for lunch and cookie cake for dessert.
60: Grandparents Day!
61: Anna's 1st lost tooth...
63: Band Banquet '09
64: Fred J. Miller Color Guard Summer Camp | July 2009
65: Leah's Colorguard won one of the six outstanding school awards, and three of the six individual outstanding leadership awards- to Jade Lombard, Krystal Murray, and Leah. I was very proud of her...
67: Reason to Run '09 | Jody started a tradition when she turned 30 and now has a race every year on her birthday...the whole family pitches in. I was the photographer...Josh drove the "ambulance", and Leah and Peyton were the water girls...Amy just looked pretty at the finish line...I guess that's why Neil won. :)
68: More Summer B-days!!
69: More September B-days!! | Rockband & Celebrity! | Jon, Shannon, and Ric decided to celebrate their b-days together by having the | Best Slumber Party in Years!! | Swimming & Cookie Cake!
70: On June 26, 2009, Jared's lifelong dream of becoming a published author came true when 2 cases of books arrived at the Wilson's front door. | Your Jesus is Too Safe --by Jared C. Wilson | And to add to the excitement, we soon learned that it would be promoted in all LifeWay stores beginning July 1st. | We all showed up for his book signing at Lifeway in the Woodlands. It was a proud day...
71: Anna's musical debut with her first solo and speaking part at choir camp...she didn't miss a beat | Anna's musical debut with her first solo and speaking part at choir camp...she didn't miss a beat | We pray she keeps her hunger for Christ and the Word...she is always the first one ready for church...Bible in hand...on Sunday and Wed nights too
72: Zoo Day
74: Macy and Grace came with us on our camping trip to Artesian Springs...we had a great time!!
75: Happy 4th of July!!
76: New Pool
77: Start to finish
79: Lily | Welcome to the family...
80: Anna's big decision. . .
81: . . .she accepted Christ right after choir camp, and she was not happy that it took us over a month to schedule her baptism. She was so excited when the day finally came. Bro. Jesse told the whole church that he wished everyone would throw a fit about being baptized as soon as possible like Anna did...
82: Dance! | Sing!
83: Leah's Sweet 16! | For Leah's party, she chose a swim party with a movie theme twist. We did a montage of all the best movies and showed it outside on the projector "drive-in" style...while they sat in the hot tub... | Decorations included boxes of movie candy, and "reels" of Leah pictures hanging along the back of the house. | Laugh! | Swim!
85: GREAT FRIENDS!!
86: Glowstick Dive! | Chicken!.. | Dry ice in the pool makes spooky smoke! | No lights...1 pool... 2 teams...36 glow sticks...lots of fun
87: LARP battles | Sept. 18th, 2009 | And when the swimming was wrapping up, Josh helped them get their second wind by taking orders and making frappes for everyone...
93: When Mick couldn't take Anna on their usual campout because of his call schedule, he promised he'd take her on a date instead. He decided very quickly that she will make someone a very high maintenance wife someday...a visit to the Children's Museum, lunch at the Aquarium...rides, and then a carriage ride downtown.
94: A great Guard marching season! Leah's leadership and teamwork made it to the newspaper and won her a trophy. She lettered with her awesome solo, and got her jacket, and they took 1st place at the Sam Houston Contest.
95: GOOD JOB!
96: Mick and I were on our cruise for Halloween this year, so Leah and Anna went trick or treating with A, and Josh went to OniCon with friends | Oni-Con '09
97: Happy Halloween
98: Leah goes to Fiesta Texas with the MWHS Band and Colorguard
99: Leah goes to the Nutcracker Ballet with the MWHS Colorguard