S: Our Story
BC: to be continued. . .
FC: Our Story
1: Daniel J. Bowers | Tamara Bowers | Daniel C. Bowers Jr. | Betty Meyer | Richard A. Meyer | Carl Meyer | Jane Armstrong | Elsie Reed | Egnew Herring | Charles D. Bowers | Dorthea B. Mease | Elwood Bowers | Ella Kirpatrick | Walter Price | Winnie Reeves | Stephanie Bowers | Deborah Gardner | Stephen Gardner | Richard Trame | Jack Gardner | Mary Wadsworth | Margret Ann McGreevy | Charles Gardner | Hilda Hiteshew | Doretha Wagner | John Trame | John McGreevy | Ann Kubersick | Lyle Wadsworth | Elizabeth McKenna | This book is dedicated with love to our past, present, and future family.
2: Daniel Johnathan Bowers June 08, 1984 6:03 P.M. 7 lb 4 oz 20" Long Memorial Hospital of Burlington County Mount Holly, NJ | "It's a boy I just knew it!"
3: Stephanie Elizabeth Gardner March 22, 1988 9:07 A.M. 6 lb 8.5 oz 19.5" long Saint Charles Hospital Oregon, OH | "Very content baby. Very alert and bright eyed."
4: 4 Months Old | 2 months old | 3 months old | Begins to laugh aloud | Trying to sit up | Imitating sounds and motions | Rolling all over the floor | First tooth on 10/21/1984 | 14 lb 4 oz 24.5 inches long | Baptized by Rev. Robert H. Ball July 25, 1987 Trilby United Methodist Church 5918 Secor Rd Toledo, OH 43623
5: 4 Months Old | First Day Home | 3 months old | 10 lb 12 oz 23.5 inches long | Begins to laugh aloud | Baptized by Father David Ross June 5, 1988 Sacred Heart Church 509 Oswald St Toledo, OH 43605
6: 6 Months Old | " D.J. is going to be like his daddy and that is good. He is a very good baby- you hardly know he is around. He smiles frequently and you are into screaming. He loves to eat, anything." ~ Tamara Bowers | 16.0 Lbs 27 inches long | "I make good babies. He is just like me." ~Daniel C. Bowers | First Words: "Dada" 5.5 months "Mama" 6 months
7: First Words: "Mama" 9 months "Moo" 9 months | 13 lbs 10 oz 26 inches long at seven months | Sitting without support | Crawling | " Stephanie is good at keeping herself entertained. She does not cry often, but when she does it is very quiet." ~Deborah Gardner | "Very happy baby." ~Stephen Gardner
8: "You like to go outside. Mommy had to buy locks for the doors because when I was not watching you open doors. We caught you in the street and across the street." ~ Tamara Bowers | 21 lb 12 oz | 30 inches long | Took first two steps: 9.5 months | Walking: 10 months | Holds spoon | Holds and drinks from cup
9: 1 Year Old | 28 inches long | 16 lbs 13oz | First tooth 02/01/1989 | Walking | Climbing stairs | Feeding self | Picks up and puts away toys | " When you got your first couple of teeth you slit your gums from grinding them back and forth." ~Deborah Gardner
10: Toddler | I like to wrestle with my daddy. I like chasing and playing with my dog "Socks". I am a really good eater. My favorite food is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!
11: Toddler | I love kitties. I like to hold them and dress them. I have a kitty named "Ruby". I like to pretend and play dress up. I love to eat cookies!
14: Preschool & Kindergarten | My sister and I have cool adventures in the woods next to our house. I like to play outside and climb. One time we climbed the fence and stole tomatoes out of our neighbors garden.
15: I did not like my first day of kindergarten. When my mom left I cried and I kicked the teacher. | I really like preschool! We have two gerbils named "Jason" and "Spot". We get to ride our tricycles on the track. It is fun!
16: School Age | There was a big moving van that came to my house in New Jersey. We moved far away to a place called Lambertville, Michigan. I got to live with my Grandma and Grandpa Meyer. I started going to a new school and met lots of new friends.
17: Something special about me is: I'm alive. Sometimes I like to: pretend. Better than anything, I like: my baby gerbil. I wish I knew how to: see God. At home my family and I: play games. This year, I hope: to do ones and tens. | My favorite person is God because he made me. | First Communion: May 5, 1996. | Sacred Heart Church Toledo, Ohio Rev. Joseph P. Jaros
18: I play street hockey and football, but baseball is my favorite sport. I ride my bike everywhere. I love being outside any time I can.
19: In the summer I play softball and I am getting really good at it. I like to write poems and play outside. We go camping every summer in Mio, Michigan.
20: Junior High | " D.J. has undergone many changes this year, most of them positive. We have watched D.J. become a much more responsible and thoughtful young man as the year progressed. D.J. seemed to learn the value of education this year, and was diligent in completing all of his work. D.J. turned in some real quality work and should be very proud of himself. D.J.'s hard work paid off when he was awarded the Geography Achievement Award for maintaining the second highest average for the entire school year. D.J.'s future looks bright if he continues to apply himself the way he did this year. Keep up the good work D.J." - New Bedford Academy Progress Report (2000)
21: Junior High | Confirmation: April 16, 2002. St. Stephens Church Toledo, Ohio Fr. Frank Eckart | I got to be a Student Ambassador at Toledo School for the Arts from 2001-2002. I played softball and volleyball in the summer. The Lady Lions won first place in the division for softball in 2002. I took jazz dance classes at Diane's Dancing Delights and also started taking gymnastics at Kids World. My family goes up to Luna Pier, Michigan to visit with Poppy and Grandma every Sunday. We still go up to Mio, Michigan to go tubing down the Ausable River in the summer.
22: High School | Napster has just come out and I downloaded about 2,000 songs. I really like listening to electronic music and would rather go to a rave than go to school.
23: I love to dance and I love the color pink! I am taking ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, Irish and swing dance. I got into the dance company at school and we are going to nationals at Disney World in Florida! | My two all time favorite movies are Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean.
24: The Single Life
25: The Single Life
26: Dating | April 8, 2007 | First Date: Jing Chuan 4424 Secor Road Toledo, OH 43623 | Second Date: Forest View Lanes 2345 West Dean Rd Temperance, Michigan 48182 | Chinese Restaurant | Bowling Alley
27: How we met | A mutual friend introduced us through the a popular internet social network at the time called "Myspace". Daniel lived in Colon, Michigan and Stephanie lived in Toledo, Ohio. We continued to correspond through email and endless phone conversations. We shared many interests and hobbies. Just two short months after we began dating Daniel moved to Toledo and we got an apartment together.
28: Deerfield Run Apartments 1235 South Byrne Road Apartment E-219 Toledo, OH 43514 $595.00 per month | 2347 Parkwood Avenue Toledo, OH 43620 $900.00 per month | 1725 Rhode Island Road Holland, OH 43528 $625.00 per month | Our Home's
30: " Don't sweat the small stuff." - Grandma Trame | " As my mother told me- A male ego is a very funny thing ( and fragile at times." - Tamara Bowers | " Think does it really matter- Choose your battles wisely. When things are rough remember- This too shall pass." -Deborah Gardner | " When he is hard he is soft and when he is soft he is hard." - Grandma Gardner
31: Wedding Rehearsal July 2, 2009 | "Father Frank yelled at me for forgetting to bring our marriage license to the church. My brother Andy went home to get it for us. I was so upset." - Stephanie Bowers
33: July 3, 2009 | I love you today I love you forever With all of my heart Join in celebrating the love and marriage of Stephanie Elizabeth Gardner daughter of Stephen and Deborah Gardner and Daniel Johnathan Bowers son of Daniel and Tamara Bowers Friday, the Third of July Two Thousand and Nine Six o'clock in the evening Sacred Heart Church 509 Oswald Street Toledo, OH
34: "Enjoy your time as just husband and wife. You will be a family before you know it."
35: Laugh often, Live hard, and Love always.