S: Zachary Taylor Marean
FC: To our very special angel Zachary Taylor Marean October 27, 1992 This book was made with love and is dedicated to you, our wonderful son.
1: OUR SPECIAL DAY December 22, 1992 was forever marked as our "Special Day". December 22nd was the day God blessed us with our beautiful son Zachary Taylor. | Are you going to be my mommy and daddy?
2: Zachary Taylor Marean | October 27, 1992 | Announcing | We prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted us what we asked of him. 1 Samuel 1:27 | Our Best Christmas Ever December 22, 1992
3: Finalized Zachary's Adoption Adel, Iowa December 22, 1993 You don't remember, but we'll never forget. | Celebration of Zach's Adoption
4: 1 Year | What a beautiful baby... | 3 Years | 5 Years | 4 Years | 2 Years | 8 Years | 6 Years | 7 Years | 9 Years | 6 Months | 9 Months | 10 Years
5: growing into a handsome young man. | 11 Years | 14 Years | 15 Years | 16 Years | 17 Years | 18 Years | 12 Years | 13 Years
6: We love you forever, we like you for always, as long as we're living our baby you'll be.
7: We are family......
8: Zach's first day of school at Sacred Heart. | Don't leave me! Don't leave me! Oh for the crying, the screaming, and the carrying on. That was Mommy Lynn; little Zach was just fine. | Sacred Heart School | I | K | N | D | E | R | G | A | R | T | E | N
9: St. Francis of Assisi School
10: If it goes right, it's a slice, if it goes left, it's a hook, if it goes straight, it's a MIRACLE! | FORE! | Zach's first set of golf clubs - 12-25-2000.
11: Sports do not build character,..they reveal it. Heywood Brown | Zach gets a "Kick" out of soccer. | Batter Up! | Zach - the look of determination.
12: Love that Blonde Hair! | Little Blue Denim Boy!! | Zachary hangin' out in his high chair that Grandpa Tony made for him.
13: Zach with his first puppy, Duke, a yellow lab. December 24, 2003. What a fabulous present from cousin Haley. | A Dog & His Boy
14: Zach with his cousin Josh June 17, 2000 | Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy | Fish Tales! | He's so cute - can I keep him? | Zach at the Iowa State Fair
15: Special creations by Zachary...
16: Conversations with a funny, creative, loving child.
17: March 1993 Zach would look at his pictures and say "I Zachy" Oct. 24, 1994 Grandma Carol and Zachary were coming home from daycare and Zach said “Grandma you are my best friend”. Oct. 1994 Oh my goodness gracious, look at that tractor. Oct. 1994 Zach dumps his water and declared “It’s my fault momma”. Oct. 1994 Good night mommy, see you in the morning. Dec. 12, 1994 Driving home from daycare, Zach was sitting in his car seat and said “I can’t believe it mommy”. I said what can’t you believe? “ I just can’t believe it mommy. Dec. 14, 1994 Shopping at the 1/2 Price Store we see a tall man with a black coat, jeans, boots and hat on and Zach raises his hand and says “Hello there cowboy” and he said “Hello there little critter”.
18: Jan. 1995 Zachary sits up in bed and says “Jack Frost is out there and there is something in that tree over there." Of course he has his finger pointed up while talking. Sept. 1995 Zachary called me from daddy’s cell phone and said “Hello mommy dis is Zachy”. Sept. 1995 Momma can I set the whole table all by myself? Dec. 1995 10 inches of snow had fallen and Zach said, "Mom this is not good – mommy not good at all". Jan. 24, 1997 Tim was out of town and Zach looked up at me and said “you’re the best momma I ever had”. March 1997 A favorite saying of Zach’s was “Absolutely positively yes or Absolutely positively no”.
19: March 26, 1997 Daddy and Zach were sitting on our bed and Tim was asking Zach why he was getting up and crying in the middle of the night. During the conversation Tim said mommy wanted to just spank you and put you back in bed and Zach replied “Spankings don’t get my attention”. April 14, 1997 Zach said to his daycare teacher “I just never know who is going to pick me up any more”. April 1997 Zachary’s fortune cookie from the Chinese restaurant was “You are full of witt and energy”. How true it was. Sept. 1997 Zachary and I were watching the details of the death of Princess Diana and Zach said “ In real life Diana is dead but in pretend life she is still alive”. They were replaying videos of her life and he was seeing her as still alive. Sept. 1997 Zachary and I were laying on his new bed and Zach asked me “Mommy when we die can we be buried together? He was very serious and said “I don’t want to die mommy. When is Daddy going to die?” At that age how do you diffuse that?
20: Dec. 1997 Mom, would you realize that I would like a drink of water? Jan. 1998 Zachary: Mamma if you’re not a good girl, I’m going to call the police. Mom: Why would you do that? Zachary: Because I can. Jan. 1998 Mom, how would you expect me to know where it is at? April 28, 1999 “Daddy, I’m eating my breakfast to get my engine started”. March 1999 Zachary said to Duffy’s “If you name that kid Leo I won’t play with him”. May 24, 1998 Zach and I were reading the book Lion King. We were talking about Kings, Queens, and Lionesses. Zach said “Let me get this straight, so I have this straight in my mind momma, the cub will become King, and the lioness Queen. Right momma?
21: June 23, 1998 Zach asked “Do you know what intrusive means? It means when a bull hates red. You know how a mosquito doesn’t like candles, that’s intrusive. July 2, 1998 Mommy I can keep daddy from watching that movie very simply. July 6, 1998 Zachary wanted to leave Daddy a message so I had him call and leave the message on my KVI phone message system. His message was “Daddy uh we're at home and we miss you and we would like to know if you wanna go a for pizza? Give us a call when you need to and I wish if you would call us back and I love you too.” August 25, 1998 Zachary said to Grandma Carol “Your daughter is certainly funny. Your daughter has been spoiling me”. Oct. 1998 Boys go on TWA and girls go on Nited (United). Lynn was traveling to DC for business. Feb. 23, 1999 Zachary and Grams were driving to the airport to get us and he said to grams “Let’s go get those love birds”.
22: Once upon a time, there was a beautiful baby boywho was welcomed into the world by two loving parents and their family and friends... | M
24: The many faces of Cake. | Happy Birthday Zachary
25: Turning 16... License, New Car, New Job and all! | Zach's first paycheck from HyVee | First Car Ford Escape
26: World Travels Have suitcase will travel. | Florida | Europe 2009 Germany, Austria, Italy, France, England | Arizona | Minnesota | Washington DC | California | Texas | Mexico | New York | Georgia | South Carolina | Kansas | South Dakota | Missouri | Mexican Riviera Cruise
27: Travel Adventures | Zachary Marean 1275 South Lakeview Dr West Des Moines, IA 50266 | Georgia
28: CANCUN | Mexican Riviera Cruise | St Louis, MO | Mesa, AZ | Peeble Beach, CA
29: One generation plants trees - the next enjoys the shade. | Zach and Grandpa Tony enjoy a beautiful day in Naples, Florida - March 23, 2001. | Things that Zach and Grandpa Tony like: | Travel Cooking Music | Books | One can only imagine the topic of conversation.
30: Boy Scouts of America | Eagle Scout 2008
31: Zach - Sophomore Dowling Choir Drake 10-8-08 | Zach - Senior A Cappella Choir 2011
32: Dowling Catholic High School Dances | Zach & Lizzy Winter Formal | Zach & Rose Prom | Zach & Nichole Homecoming | Zach & Margaret Prom | Zach & Sara Homecoming 2009
33: Freshman 2007 | Swimming Swim Team 2007-2011 Senior Letter Winner | DCHS Football
34: Hunting with Dad, Uncle Pat and Cousin Brandon in Kansas. | Marksmanship | Deer, geese, pheasant, turkey.
35: Chef Zachary | Homemade cinnamon rolls. MMMM | Scrambled eggs for breakfast. | Pumpkin Pie | 2 Cups of flour 1 Stick of butter 3 Tbls spoons of milk 3 Cups of sugar Mix and bake @350 for 20 min. | New Mixer | Onions - ewww | Christmas Dinner | Duck - Fabulous!! | Raspberry Sauce! | Fruit Trifle
36: Capturing the smiles of the graduate of 2011.... | DCHS
37: Graduation | DCHS
38: I O W A S t a t e
39: Zachary, What a wonderful journey we have been blessed with. We have shared love, laughter, hugs, travels, new experiences, fun lunches and many great dinners. We are so proud of you and your accomplishments. We wish you love, happiness and success in all you do. Always follow your heart and your dreams and you can make it happen. Best of luck at Iowa State. We love you so much, Mom and Dad May 2011