S: The Everest Experience 2012, Newport Beach, California
1: Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. Seneca | Coach Pa Pa and Granny are waiting for all the Grands and Great Grands to arrive in Newport Beach, California for the 2012 Everest Experience - Family Reunion | Kathryn, Tom, Mary Joan, Mama and Daddy excited to see all the Everest family together.
2: The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. St. Augustine | Kenedy and Kerrig fly the plane! It's Kerrig's first airplane ride that she remembers!
3: Texans headed to the beach! | Kakee, Parker, Jackson and Mam-ma | Newport Beach, California
4: Granny says, "Wow! That's a BIG lemon!" | Tom's California home-grown lemon! And they say things are big in Texas! | Al, Tisha and Michelle
5: Gwynaeth and Kerrig are really glad to see each other! | Michelle and Al | Deidre and Kakee | EC President and CEO | "We live in a wonderful world full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." -- Jawaharial Nehru | Parker D.
6: Popi and Kenedy going for a bike ride on the Boardwalk! | "Not all those who wander are lost." J.R.R. Tolkien
7: Tom, Mary Joan, Jaiden, Parker and Deidre | Kerrig, Hailee and Kenedy smiling for the camera! | Family... being loved no matter what! | We smile because we are family and we laugh because there's nothing you can do about it!
8: Jaiden, Pierce and Jackson
9: Ryan, Tisha, Michelle and Sean | Deidre and Hailee | Mary Joan, Tisha and Joan | Sean and Laura | Gwynnie and Granny | It's an all good
10: Mary Joan Morris (GG) says ... "Welcome to the American Legion Hall, Newport Beach, California - June, 2012" | Let the GOOD TIMES Roll! | Ryan, Tisha, Erin, Ed, Laura and Sean
11: We think you put the Grand in Grandma! | Sisters are joined heart to heart! | Mam-ma and the boys! | Mom is Wow upside down!
13: Family, fun, food and drink in an oasis of beautiful sunshine and live music - it's the 2012 Everest Experience Family Reunion. Excitement and enthusiasm abound at a beautiful bay side brunch! Drinks and brunch hosted by Mom and Dad!
15: Lookin' good Kaycee Fae! | Your children are your rainbow and your grandchildren your pot of gold! | Be true to who you are and the family name you bare! --Gordon B Hinckley
16: Live Well | Laugh Often | Love Much | Family
17: Cherish your family. They are your treasure, a storehouse of riches - wealth beyond measure!
18: Dad and Al | Hailee and Gwynnie | Sean, Kakee and Ryan | Kaycee, Andy R, and Lyberty | Tom and Dad
19: Coach Pa Pa and Gwynaeth | Al and Kakee | GG and Granny | Laura and Sean
20: A picture is worth a 1,000 words | because every picture has a story to tell
21: A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving Lao Tzu | Popi and Kenedy share a musical moment!
23: Yes, I have an iPhone 4
25: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace!
27: "One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor." - Ralph Fiennes
28: Kenedy | Kerrig | What are we going to do today? | Families are forever | We're going to work on our hangin' around!
29: Mimi, Kerrig, Sean and Kenedy trapse to the water! | Hey Parker... this water is COLD!! | Michelle and Deidre
30: Jackson, Parker, Lyberty and Kaycee ride the waves!
31: Kenedy and Kerrig splash and dash in the surf!
32: Great day at the beach! Cold water - but tons of fun! | It's all good! That's what I'm talkin' about!
33: Go Kaycee, Go!! | Family is belonging to and believing in each other.
34: It's all good man! | Me? Cheat?
35: Why is Sean always at the grill? | Sean? What about Tom?
36: Tom and Joan host dinner with BBQ Tri-Tip, Chicken, Salad and the best Macaroni Salad, too! | Kaycee and Lyberty | Hailee and Kakee | Al, Erin and Pierce | Karen, Hailee and Deidre | Joani | "The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living ..." --Dione Lucas
37: Sandra, Kerrig, Laura and Andy R. | Al and Tom | Parker | Tisha, Sean and Michelle | Popi, Laura and Kerrig | "Am I tough,? Am I strong? Am I hard-core? Absolutely! Did I whimper with pathetic delight when I sank my teeth into my BBQ tri-tip and chicken? You betcha!"
38: Gwynaeth, Kerrig, and Kenedy getting some Granny loving! | Boys Rule! | Who says boys rule? | Parents are the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world... you have to earn it!"
39: We say... Girls Rule! | Parker and Deidre | Jaiden, Jackson and Kerrig | FAMILY the ones you . . . | live with ... | laugh with ... | the ones you LOVE
41: Ryan, Parker, Tisha, Jackson and Jaiden!
43: A trip to Balboa Island! | Walkin' on sunshine! | we're . . .
44: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories! | Jaiden | Kaycee | Ed, Jaiden, and Ryan, Hailee and Parker
45: Pierce and Kenedy | Ed and Pierce | Jaiden, Parker, Al, Jackson and Pierce
46: Uncle Al... you can't cheat! | Foofy with Kaycee's Long Board
47: Celebrate family and friends!
48: Go Mam-Ma! What a throw! | Let the games begin!
49: Watch out for Uncle Al! He's a trickster! | Hey! Does that mean Uncle Al cheats?
50: A Mother's treasure is her daughter! | FAMILY We may not have it all together but together we have it all!
51: Daddy, Tom, Tara and Al ... chillin'! | Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. --Edna Buchanan
52: Andy and Karen host dinner and serve up Fajitas with all the savory trimmings! Black beans, rice and amazing guacamole with Tom's home- grown avocados | Doug and Rachel Pardee join the Reunion! | Cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. Cooking done with care is an act of love!" -- Craig Claiborne
53: The love of family and friends is much more important than wealth and privilege," -Charles Kuralt
54: Rachel, Mama, Vicki, Doug, Karen and Andy R. | Tara, Kenedy, Uncle Al, and Uncle Tom | Tisha, Joan and Ryan Andrew | Mama, Daddy, Karen and Vicki Pardee
55: Sean, Ed, Karen and Erin! | Hailee, Gwynnie and Tisha | Hailee and Gwynnie think YOU put the GRAND in Grandma! | Grandpa... You put the GRAND in Grandpa!
56: We're having a baby boy! The Everest Family shares in a baby shower for Branson after a fabulous dinner of Fajitas. Dinner hosted by Andy R. and Karen! Way YUM!!!! | Good Aunt? Uh? Is there an App for that? Branson get ready! | I'm gonna be a Grandpa! | Check out the diaper cake Aunt Karen brought from Texas! | Branson
58: Michelle shares the excitement with her Grandma! | Every time a child is born... the world lights up with new possibilities!
59: Grandma says, "You're gonna need those Pee Pee Tee-pees dearheart! Take it from me! I know all about it!!" | That is NOT your blanket Grandpa!
60: First Halloween! Batman! | Hey Kerrig. . . Bummer!! We"re not going to be the youngest anymore!
61: "What are we gonna do with a baby boy?" | Are you kidding me? There are more presents?
62: I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he is rich." - Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford
63: Call me Aunt Kaycee? I really do hope there's an App for that!
64: Woo hoo!! Boogie Boards! | Coach Pa Pa and Hailee | Granny, Hailee and Dorothy
65: Another day... another game! | We're playing on Al's team!! | Celebrate family, friends, life! | Go long guys!!!
66: Great Grands Boogie Board! | Jaiden, Hailee, Parker and Jackson | Deidre's the BEST!
67: The girls are making plans!! | We can beat Uncle Al! I'm telling you!
68: Is Kenedy digging her way to China? | I could use a little help here!
69: Family moments - Family memories - Family ties forever! | Family - Forever - For always No matter what!
70: Al hosts a fabulous Spaghetti dinner with the help of Lyberty and Kaycee Fae. Dinner is finished off with Michelle's homemade Tiramisu | "No man is lonely while eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention." --Christopher Morley | Don't even think I won't challenge an Everest now that I have an iPad! So much for them always being right now!
71: "What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering." - Robert Brault | Al, Kaycee, Lyberty, Michelle, and Brandon are upstairs in 406B East Oceanfront. Andy, Karen, Sean, Laura, Kenedy and Kerrig crash downstairs in 406A East Oceanfront! | Hey Al, Do you think anyone will notice we're eating again? | Dad, What you do mean "we"? | Family is belonging to and believing in each other! | I 'm getting an iPad, too, then!!
72: Pierce and Kenedy | Jackson and Parker
73: Disneyland Woo Hoo!
74: Princess Kenedy and Princess Kerrig have breakfast with the Disney Princesses | Cinderella | Belle | Ariel | Sleeping Beauty | Snow White
75: Kerrig and Kenedy at Disneyland
76: It's a small world after all. It's a small world after all. It's a small world after all. It's a small, small world! | It's a world of laughter a world of cheer!
77: From the break of dawn until the dark of night, Mimi, Laura, Sean, Kenedy and Kerrig experience the wonder of Disneyland, CA
78: Friendships may come and go, but the love of a family lasts forever!
79: I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this ... that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. Hilaire Belloc
80: Friends are one of the most important ingredients in the recipe of life!
81: What are we going to do on Catalina Island? Parasail? Snorkel? Water Balls? Eat? | Whatever we do, wherever we go ... we always have FUN!! | A road to a friend's house is never long!
83: OUR OWN
84: Hailee, Parker, Jackson and Jaiden escape to the FUN ZONE!! | Mimi, Kerrig, Gwynnie, Kenedy and Laura headed for Balboa Island on the Ferry!
86: INCREDIBLE | Catalina Island Journey | "A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles." --Tim Cahill
87: "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
88: Sandra, Parker, Joani, Hailee, Jackson, Lyberty, Jaiden, Dorothy, Tara, Kaycee, Michelle, Tom, and Al all join Grandma on a trip to Avalon on the Catalina Flyer! Kakee went, too, but she took this picture!
89: Parker, Jaiden and Jackson - fast friends!
90: Family is the thread of life's tapestry!
91: I think we said snorkeling!
92: Jackson and Jaiden | Parker and Hailee | Did we mention rock climbing?
94: I know we said parasailing!
98: Thanks Al for connecting with your friend from Mexico City!
99: Catalina Island with Denny and Andrea | Joan, Tom, Michelle, Mama, Denny, Dorothy, Tara, Al and Andrea | Lunch on the Island! Thanks Dorothy!
100: Parker | Jackson | Parker | Hailee | I don't think we even mentioned the Bubbles! Wooo Hooo!
101: Kaycee | Hailee | Jaiden | Hailee | Jackson and Jaiden
102: Friendship lightens every burden and makes the sun shine brighter!
104: really was INCREDIBLE | Catalina Island . . .
105: Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others. --Cicero
106: What an amazing trip to Catalina Island!
108: Kaycee | Brandon and Michelle | Grandpa and Ryan | Pierce and Kenedy | Guess who?
109: Someone I know turns 40 today!! | No one is really 40 are they? | How old would you be if you let go of the rope? | Foofy and Uncle Al | Happy 40th Birthday Ed Rands!
110: The Grandkids (Ryan, Tisha, Deidre, Kaycee, Erin, Ed, Michelle, Brandon, Sean and Laura) are gearing up for their dinner night! They host dinner of Gyros, soup and Greek salad!
111: Happy 40th Birthday Ed! | Erin made an amazing homemade Carrot Cake for Ed's Special Day! The candle opened into a spinning flower, played music and twirled.
113: Smores - that's what we're talkin' about!
114: Family is everything! | Friends forever!
115: Forever family!
116: A big time at Catalina Island!
117: Surf's up!
118: Ed, Ryan and Tisha gettin' us ready! | Kerrig | Jackson and Tish | Parker | Jackson | Thanks Ed! Jack and I don't have a clue about a wetsuit!
119: Wetsuits, surf boards, boogie boards, sun screen - the works! | Sean | Jaiden | Deidre | Kerrig | Mimi
120: What a blast! | Surfing is hard!!
121: GO Foofy!! | Ryan has the patience of Job!
122: Surfing is hard work!! | Amazing! | Woo Hoo!
125: Hailee caught the wave! | Hailee and Jaiden show the Texas kids their stuff! | Hailee | Jaiden
126: Jackson, Ryan and Parker | Cold H2O - WOW! | Ed is a great help! So much to know. | So much for just ride and stand. Surfers make it looks so easy!
127: Got it, got it, oh, oh ... | I'll get the hang of it!
128: Ryan teaching Jackson. | Ed and Jackson | Let's go surfing now... | Everybody's surfing now...
129: Ed encourages Jackson... | Just ride the wave. | Come on Surf Safari with me!
130: Popi and Foofy building Sand Castles! | Aunt Kakee says Popi makes the best Sand Castles! | Kenedy is going out one more time! | Thanks Tish! You're the best!
131: I'm all surfed out!
132: Great Grandchildren will cook dinner for everyone! What will it be? | They have full reign at the grocery store! It's all up to them!
133: They have been planning all week at secret meetings. | So VERY proud of them! They're the only Everests who are flexible!
134: Chopping, cleaning, cooking and playing! It's all about team! It's all about family! | Having someone to love is family!
135: So, tell me again Grandpa.... Exactly how is it you're helping? One bite for the tray and two bites for you?? Oh... | Grandpa?? Exactly how is it you are helping? Ooooh...
137: "Family isn't about whose blood you have. Family is about those who you care about." - Trey Parker
138: "Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal." --Voltaire | "Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic 'who waved off the dessert cart." --Erma Bombeck | "After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations. --Oscar Wilde
139: "If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world." --J.R.R. Tolkien | Jackson, Jaiden, Parker, Hailee, Coach Pa Pa, Pierce, Gwynaeth, Kenedy, Kerrig and Granny
140: Pierce, Jaiden, Parker, Hailee, Kenedy, Gwynaeth, Kerrig and Jackson | Coach Pa Pa and Granny think you kids did a GREAT job on dinner! We are really proud of you! Love you BIG! 2012
142: Jackson shows Granny the Honey Badger story on the iPad! | You know... "Honey Badger don't care... | Honey Badger don't give a $#@%!" | Michelle got her Grandma the Honey Badger T-Shirt on Catalina Island! | Oh my!!
143: Families fill our lives with happiness and laughter leaving us memories to treasure today and forever after!
145: A Mother holds her children's hands for a while ... their hearts forever. | is a circle of strength and love and with every birth and with every union the circle grows. | Don't even think about it.... I see you! I'll always be watching you!
146: Front Row: Jackson, Parker, Pierce. Second Row; Deidre, Kaycee, Michelle, Sean, Kerrig, Kenedy Erin is holding Gwynaeth, Ryan, Hailee and Jaiden. So,where is Tisha? Ed? Brandon? Betcha our Tisha took the picture. Ed and Brandon are AWOL. | Everest Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren | "Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, the present and the future."
147: Front Row: Jackson, Pierce, Erin, Laura, Kerrig, Granny, Gwynaeth, Coach PaPa, GG, Jaiden Middle Row: Parker, Sandra, Kenedy, Karen, Michelle, Kaycee, Hailee, Joan Back Row: Kakee, Deidre, Andy, Ed, Sean, Al, Lyberty, Tom, Ryan and Tisha | "We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends." living our lives." -Maya Angelou | All because two people fell in love!