S: The Holgate's 2010
BC: It was a great year! | A view from Phoenix Mountains Park.
FC: The Holgate Family Memories 2010
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. | Rebecca's 18th birthday. | Alex & Doug golfing in Phoenix . | Ashley hiking in Waterton.
3: 2010 was a busy year for all. Alex continued in his second year of studies in Industrial Engineering at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He is the project manager for satellite project sponsored by the engineering faculty. Rebecca graduated from high school in the spring and started university at the U of C pursuing a degree in math. She enjoyed traveling and hanging out with friends. Ashley is enjoying herself with lots of traveling with the family. She saw Phoenix three times this year, enjoyed her first visit to Las Vegas with Rebecca and her mom. She enjoyed golfing, water skiing and just hanging out by the pool in Kimberley. Grade 9 saw her playing basketball and enjoying a few yoga classes with her sister. Doug & I had a busy year with skiing in the winter, spring break in Phoenix with the girls and golfing with friends. We bought a condo in Phoenix in May in Desert Ridge. Doug & I, Ashley & her friend Tatiana drove there in July to get the condo setup. Rebecca flew down and joined us for a week and to help drive back. We enjoyed the Hoover Dam on the drive to Las Vegas and seeing a couple of shows. We ended the summer with a couple of weeks of relaxing in Kimberley. We celebrated Mom & Denis' wedding in April. They are very good for each other. Everyone met in Phoenix for Christmas. Alex flew in from Halifax, Rebecca from Calgary. Doug, Ashley & I drove. It was wonderful to all be together. We truly have a great family! | Memories of 2010
4: Celebrating at Mom & Denis' wedding - April 24, 2010.
6: The Horton's, Grunau's, Holgate's, all of Denis' family and many friends enjoyed the celebration.
7: We all came together to help Mom and Denis with the preparations for the wedding. We decorated, made the bouquets and helped to get everything organized. Rebecca & Ashley made the wedding cake with very little help from me. Mom had photographs for her and Denis on display of them throughout the years. It was good to see picture of them in younger years. Joanne & Bryon's family made the journey south. Cole & Cadie were adorable as always. Having lots of fun! Mom & Denis are great together. Not only do they keep the other active, they are good friends. They are very happy together.
8: All things grow better with love. | In March we enjoyed the warm weather in Phoenix for a week.
9: During our week in Phoenix, we visited Old Scottsdale to tour the Mexican shops, look in the art galleries and just wander around the area. There were a lot of different things to see.
11: We stopped in the National Park just outside of Sedona - The Palatiki Red Cliffs. Here we walked around seeing the 2 dwellings dating back to A.D. 1125. The petroglyphs were very interesting too. It was an enjoyed stop. | Palatiki Red Cliffs
12: More interesting sights at Palatki Red Cliffs.
13: SEDONA We toured the shops in Sedona. Cool rock chairs!
14: We enjoyed the views at the Chapel of the Holy Cross just on the out-skirts of Sedona. Incredible views from there.
16: May long weekend camping at Kikomun Creek. Cold!!!
19: Rebecca's Grade 12 Graduation | GRAD 2010
20: The Summer Road Trip to Phoenix | The drive was long. The views were incredible. Ashley & Tatiana were troopers through it all. | It's a road runner. Beep,beep!! | Golfing at Talking Stick in 35 degree heat. | We had a great round at Sanctuary. | Ashley & her friend.
21: We hung out by the pool, relaxed and did some shopping. Then headed to Las Vegas for a couple of nights. We stopped at the Hoover Dam on the way.
22: VIVA LAS VEGAS!! We hung out at the pool. It was only 42. Walked the strip and saw a magic show with tigers in. The girls were in awe over it all. This background is the Faberge glass at the Belligio.
23: We all had fun at Madame Tussand's Wax Museum. Rebecca got married to George Cluney and we got a picture with the President.
24: We spent Ashley's 14th birthday at the condo in Kimberley. The Grunau's joined us for some summer fun! Golfing, pool time and relaxing. | Enjoying the view... | Ashley with Cole and Cadie. | Kimberley As we usually do, we spent Ashley's birthday on holidays.
25: Ashley & I were invited to the Lenko's cabin in Waterton on the September long weekend. The view from the deck was incredible. We hiked for about an hour to a beautiful lake with Brenda and Karina. Ashley took lots of pictures on mushrooms. Brenda & I did get 9 holes in at the golf course. It was a bit rainy, but there were no bears.We had a fun weekend! | Waterton
27: Early Christmas Get Together | Since we were going to be in Phoenix for Christmas, we all got together and celebrated Christmas early.
28: December - Back in Phoenix. We hiked to the top of the mountain at Phoenix Mountains Park. The path was very rocky. Very different from the mountain trails we are use to. Alex of course beat us all to the top. Why not run up and down... he enjoyed the exercise. The trail was busy even mid-morning on Christmas Eve. Fun!!
29: Phoenix Mountains Park On top of the world!
30: Hiking the Camelback Mountain. Rebecca and Doug at the top. Great views!
31: Camelback Mountain
32: The rocky climb up Camelback. | View from the top of the Camelback looking NE. | The trail was rocky. | Dinner at Famous Daves. Alway good! | Alex with a friend in Old Scottsdale. | Many games of Settlers of Catan were played. I think Alex usually won.
33: The Heart Attack Grill | And the Winner Is????? ALEX - he ate the quadruple bypass burger!! Then polished off half of Rebecca's single. He earned a wheel chair ride to your vehicle by your nurse. We all enjoyed wearing our hospital gown while dining on full fat burgers with cheese and the fixins'. French fries cooked in lard, full fat milkshakes, real Coke - it just doesn't get much better than this. It was quite the sight to see Alex consume that much food... he played tennis a hour later. No big deal... This was were Rebecca wanted to eat; then was disappointed that there was only burgers on the menu!!???!! She hates burgers. If you are 350 lbs. you can eat for free here...
34: Christmas - just hanging out... more games of Settlers of Catan.
35: Hoover Dam On our trip home, we stopped at the Hoover Dam to have a look from the new bridge. Awesome views!! | NFL - Christmas Day Phoenix Cardinals vs Dallas Cowboys | The view when driving. The new bridge walls are 5 ft high. | Sleepy head Ash. | Doug & Alex were joined by Rick and his son Nick.
36: We joined the Sekida family for Christmas Eve in Mesa at the house they were staying at. Everyone enjoyed the turkey dinner. | Sedona | Merry Christmas
38: 1968 Jayne 6 yrs. | 2000 Ashley 4 yrs. | Ashley | 2002 | 1997 | 2011 | 2000 | 1997 | 1999 Ashley & Jordon | 1998 | 1997 | 1999 | 2000
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40: Alex | 1992 | 2010 | 1991 | 1990 | 1990 | 1992 | 1996 | 1995 | 1998
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