S: The Gardner's July - December 2010
BC: It was a great six months, and very full for the Gardner's as always. It was also a great Christmas at Diesnyland. Grandma's tired!!
FC: Hangin' with The Gardner's July - December 2010
1: All things grow better with love. | Our Family Christmas Picture 2010 Ramada Inn, Palm Springs, California December 22, 2010
2: Allison, Craig's youngest daughter, came to live with us in the Summer of 2010 and she worked for Craig in his medical office downtown Las Vegas answering phones and doing office tasks. Her friend Courtney drove her down and we all hung out on the strip, went to the M&M and Coke stores, ate at some good restaurants like Benihana's (Alli had never been to a Japanese Steakhouse before). Allison was easy to live with, bright, responsible, and patient with me. I was very sick the whole time she was here and she was also here when I had my parathyroid surgery. She loved spending time with her dad which she had never really had the chance to do in years past.
3: Elder Perkins and Elder Tobler were Assistants together in the Mission field and their parents live right around the block from each otherin Las Vegas. Small world!!
4: The top picture is of Elder Perkins on his last day in the Mission home serving as an Assistant to President Thomas. .
5: Elder Perkins and Elder Tobler baptized many people together and enjoyed working as Assistants to President and Sister Thomas.
7: Different pictures of Elder Perkins on his mission. He returns on January 5, 2010. He has had an outstanding missionary experience!
10: Some cute pictures of Emery Max Gardner Our 10th Grandchild
11: Above.....Emery looks like he's playing possom
12: Emery Max Gardner was born on July 7, 2010 at 5 lbs. 11 ounces.
13: Some cute Family Pictures that Mandy had taken as a gift from a friend.
14: Pictures of Ben, Alicia, and Jacob in various poses....some from my visit in July, and some are Alicia's pictures
15: More pictures of Ben, Alicia, and Jacob
16: Craig bought Shauna surprise tickets to the Kenny Loggins Concert for her birthday present which was celebrated on July 31, 2010, just a few weeks before parathyroid surgery.
17: Shauna had always dreamed of seeing Kenny Loggins in concert and her dream came true!! We danced the night away!
18: Grandma Shauna and Grandpa Craig visit Pocatello, Idaho to see Emery Max Gardner receive his baby blessing on August 8, 2010. Here is a picture of Shauna, Abigail, and baby Emery at a picnic after the blessing.
19: Grandpa Craig cuddles little one month old Emery Max Gardner. This is the first grandchild that will carry on the Gardner name.
22: Kelli Barker Warren's Wedding. Bev is her Grandmother August, 2010 Opposite page - Tanner Petrooff's Wedding in the Salt Lake Temple August, 2010
24: Sophia Noelle Donnelly was blessed on August 29, 2010 in Sterling, Virginia. Her whole family flew out to be there for her special day. Her coming to the earth took time and Nicole had to have a lot of patience to get her precious "little lady!" Nicole is a wonderful mother and Sophia is very lucky to have her! Isn't she just a precious little angel?
27: Here is a Three Generation picture with Shauna, Nicole, Noelle, and Sophia
28: Here are more pictures of Sophia's Baby Blessing
29: Sophia with her only cousin, Jacob Joseph Perkins
30: Hanging out with the family at Josh's parents house after the Baby Blessing. | Mark and Craig enjoy playing with Jacob, and Noelle and Nicole cuddle with Sophia. | Josh's Parents, Steve and Anneke Donnelly, were gracious to have everyone over their house for Sunday dinner after the blessing. | Noelle with Sophia, and Mom, Nicole, and Sophia. Some more cute pictures of Sophia in her cute hair bows and outfits Grandma Shauna bought her.
31: Mark laughs with Jacob. | Mommy and Grandpa Craig snuggle with Sophia. | Sophia is only two months old! | Jacob is climbing and almost walking. | Grandpa Craig and Grandma Shauna babysit. | Babysitting Jacob at the hotel. | Uncle Brandon with JAcob at La Costa. | Grandma Bev gets to come to the blessing as well. | Noelle loves Grandma Bev!
32: Sophia wore her cute little jeans dress and shirt that Grandma Shauna bought her and her little yellow bow!
34: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.
37: Grandma Shauna got to visit a few days longer with Sophia after her blessing day. She enjoyed giving Sophia baths, changing her into her new clothes and bows, cuddling her, playing with her, feeding her, and even reading her stories. Grandma bought her a new mobile (her very first toy).
38: Sophia with some of her Grandparents in Sterling, Virginia Sophia is 3 months old.
40: Grandma Sandra treats her children and grandchildren to a vacation at the La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, California during Labor Day Weekend, 2010
42: Pictures of some of the granddaughters and grandsons at La Costa Resort
44: Grandma Sandra with Great Grandson Jacob | This is Grandma Sandra's First Great Grandson
48: Here are some pics of Ben and Alicia's cut little family ...Like Father like son | Jacob says his prayers with daddy and just likes hanging out with him. | Jacob doesn't like being splashed in the pool at the La Costa Resort
49: Pictures of Friends and Family Top - Craig and Shauna at work Christmas party, Sherri Smith's family, David and Nancy Bickley, Craig's sister Anita's family, Janice Smith Family, my brother Eric and Shasta, My Bishop Lish with his Dad..bottom is Sherri Smith and I at the temple, her son Brandon getting off his mission, and her new granddaughter Sophie
50: Phil and Mandy come for a visit to Las Vegas with Emery Max in September, 2010 We go shopping, to see a show, to dinner, and Shauna gets to babysit Emery
52: Mark and Noelle come to St. George to stay with us in our home there and to watch the October General Conference. We go bike riding and eat at the Outback (Mark had never been there).
53: Mark and Noelle at the Outback Restaurant in St. George, Utah
54: Jacob turns 1 year old and Alicia takes some different pictures with him. Grandma Shauna visits California October 6-10, 2010. Jacob opens his presents from Grandma for his first birthday. Jacob's real birthday is October 4, 2009.
57: Sophia and Jacob love being outdoors by the ocean in La Jolla, California Grandma Shauna bought her cute little sweater.
59: Me and my Brothers... If they just wouldn't tease me so much!
60: Four Generations Sandra, Shauna, Nicole, and Sophia
61: Craig and Shauna visit our children and Grandchildren in California. Everyone goes to Grandma Sandra's house so she can meet her Great Granddaughter Sophia Donnelly for the first time. We took a four generation picture all together, Sandra (Great Grandmother), Shauna, (Grandmother), Nicole, (Mother), and Sophia (daughter). The date is October 10. 2010
64: Our trip to Cancun, Mexico October 16-23, 2010 --Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers... the mind can never break off from the journey. -- Author Unknown
66: Relaxing by the pool, reading a good book, drinking limonades, eating guacamole, soaking up the rays, taking a nap.....that's what I call a vacation!
67: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen
68: Good food, Good company....that's what makes a great vacation!!
69: A warm, rainy, snorkeling day in Xel-ha! So many fish to see! It really is paradise
71: To the left are some of the pictures we took while snorkeling at Xel-Ha. On this page are the beaches and pools we visited at the Sands Royal Resort and Club Internacional
74: My friend, Sherri Smith came for a visit to Las Vegas and these pictures were taken at the Venetian Hotel where we saw the Jersey Boys in concert.
75: St. George Reunion November, 2010
81: Brandon and Weston | Weston and Duke | Weston and Ginny | Weston and Janae | Weston and Colby | Wes | Wes | Weston returns home from his mission in Chicago, Illinois | Weston's Family
82: Thanksgiving 2010 We had Dan, Tia, Ben, Alicia, Jacob, Noelle, Mark, Cory, Karissa, Craig and I for Thanksgiving this year. I got to babysit Jacob Thanksgiving evening while everyone else went to the movie. The next day we hiked with Jacob in Red Rock Canyon....Craig held him on his shoulders. Noelle and I went Christmas Shopping for Alici, and Birthday Shopping for her. The guys went Go Carting, and the girls hung out and visited. We went to Chase Tobler's Homecoming and we ate at the Claim Jumper. It was a very fun and happy time!
84: Noelle makes a delicious cheesecake! | Craig mashes the potatoes
85: Alicia takes the turkey leg for good measure. This is the food and the table that was set. Alicia took some good pictures of the decorations for me.
88: Christmas pictures of the Sharp Grandchildren
89: Different poses of the family | It looks pretty cold out there!
90: BYU BOWL GAME in Albuquerque, New Mexico with my Uncle Arnie and Aunt Cherie who teaches at BYU December 17, 2010 "Pro football is like nuclear warfare. there are no winners, only survivors. "
92: Nicole sent Shauna pictures of Sophia at 5 months old!
93: Hot Chocolate and Whipped Cream at Christmastime is the best!!
94: "Disneyland.... will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world." Christmas 2010
96: Disneyland at Christmas 2010
97: What is Christmas without presents!?
98: On December 22, 2010 all of the Garr's, Gardner's, Woodlands, Sharp's, and Perkin's Families gathered in Palm Springs, California to celebrate Christmas. We rented a Conference Room at the Ramada Inn, ate pizza, delicious pies, took pictures, laughed and visited!
99: On December 23, 2010, Grandpa Craig and Grandma Shauna helped take care of Lily while checking into our home where we would stay for 3 nights down the street from Downtown Disney. Alicia and Jacob came later and Lily and Jacob had fun playing together. We went to Disneyland that morning and bought lunch for the kids.
100: On the evening of December 23, 2010 we all ate dinner at Goofy's kitchen and the children got to take their pictures with all the Disney characters. All the cousins danced together. The next day, December 24, everyone went to Disneyland. We road on Toy Story 2 and Soarin' and we put on our 3 D glasses! Then Grandpa and Grandma babysat the grandkids and bought them ice creams while the adults got to go on rides together. That night we opened all our Christmas presents on Christmas Eve after riding on the "Tower of Terror" with Sonya's kids and buying Minnie hats for the girls, and a lighting sword for Jackson.
101: On Christmas Day, December 25, 2010 we went to Disneyland and all ate lunch together at a Mexican Restaurant in Downtown Disney. Then everyone went back to the house because they were tired and the rides were full. Some people went swimming in the pool and some took naps. We all ate pizza and then went ack to Disneyland later that evening and a group of us went on "Screamin" together. That is my favorite ride in all of Disneyland. Then we met Duke, Ginny, Colby, and Wes at Downtown Disney and ate Dinner at the same place we had lunch. By the time we got back to the kids, it was pouring rain, so we walked them all home in the rain, and we got soaked. Lily wa not happy and threw up.