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29-08-2010 19:54 hour
Kathryn and Korie ( Dargaville )

Hi dee hi everyone,  Well, well another Gardener boy to add to the family, what a very lucky wee lad he will be to have such awesome big brothers!!  I was so bummed for you all to hear that the big trip is off, but I gotta tell ya everyday sounds like an adventure in your household!  Jamie is growing bigger by the day and has about 6 weeks to go till her due date, we went shopping for our grandson today and it is getting very exciting, I can't wait to meet this little dude, who I feel is going to have a big imapct on our lives.  Jamie is keeping well but is just starting to feel the imapct of carrying all the extra weight.  And I must say Leigh nice photo of the belly, very cool pic!!  Well Nana and Grandad Morrison have moved to the Glen Murray area and are living on an amazing farm with sheer cliffs, heaps of wild goats, turkeys and they have even seen the odd dear roaming the hills.  We stayed with them during queens birhtday weekend and Korie got to go goat hunting, he is so into it. And rory, dude speaking to 400 plus people at assembly, I am totally amazed by your bravery and ability to take on all that comes your way, you are an inspiration.  Nice goal scoring Sam, a cool dude on the field as usual.  Well Korie is getting ready for bed and he says hello and goodnight, love and hugs to you all from the Morrisons xox

27-08-2010 17:17 hour
Zane Williams ( Whangarei )

hello all i just your video hope you feeling better rory i likelego too rory  From Zane

24-08-2010 19:20 hour
The Johnstons ( Dargaville , NZ )

Howdy doody!  Well its sad to hear some misinformation going around by 'friends'.  I guess it will pop up occasionally from ill informed people.  Rise above it.  On a lighter note I think that I am not alone in wanting to see some preggy belly photos!!!!!  mmmmmm?
We have not been up to much Kody and Ben were both home from school today with the usual winter ailments....roll on summer!  I was in Whangarei on Sunday and some people I was with were asking after you and your well being.  I was proud to inform them of you lastest scan.  You have touched alot of peoples lives and are still in their thoughts. 
On Saturday night Brian and I went out to a fancy dress 50th Birthday celebration.  You had to go as something beginning with the first letter of your christian name so Brian went as a bavarian and I went as Tina Turner.  We had a really good night...looking ridiculous!  Everyone made a real effort with costumes and at one stage I looked around while dancing to see some Nuns, magicians, Lucille Ball, Terrorists, Muslims, Kiss, Robin Hood and Maid Marion and Janice Joplin!!!! Quite an experience. 
Take Care now, keep exploring your wonderful surrounds and know you are surrounded with love.   xxxxxx
P.S or as Tina Turner might put it....Keep those 'big wheels turning' looking for the bird with the 'Golden eye' knowing all the while you are 'simply the best, better than all the rest'!!! xxxxxx

21-08-2010 21:24 hour
Greg Newman ( harakeke, waihue )

Ki ora Gardners
Long time since I looked at your site Rory. All good here on Waihue rd. The boys participated in their first squash tournament over the last two days.They went fine, however my nails are much shorter... hoarse etc.
Matai's scoccer team the "cucumbers" have taken out their comp this year. Top marks to the coach... what raw talent.
So tell me, who do we support northland or the nackers, when it comes to the ITM cup. Choose wisly now.
Nikau, Matai and I saw your maunga and ruapehe and ngruahue from karioi mountain, Raglan, in the last holidays. Serious tramp. Achievement plus.
Keep safe you's fullus!

18-08-2010 21:02 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Well Hello!!  Thats a major bummer about the trip!!!  But I wouldnt like to jump out of a plane without a parachute either!!!  Something else will come along.
Its lovely to hear Rory easing back into a normal life with a play date.  Kody still talks fondly about the sleep overs at the Gardiners...coolest ever DVDs up at the crack of dawn with the torches running around outside, it was adventure central!  And its kind of sad too thinking that now we live in different towns its a little more difficult to organise sleepovers!  And well done Leigh for braving it too!! At Kodys last sleepover all the boys stayed up till 2AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  He was shattered the next day...the last day of rugby but they all managed to play well (just crashed later that day!) 
The concert sounded pretty cool too a bit of a once in a lifetime event?? 
Rory I think you are very brave to get up in front of the whole school and tell them about your journey.  It actually brought tears to my eyes!
We have had very funny weather here today sunshine, rain, hail, thunder, lightening and wind!  Several times over! Weird.
Well rest well Gardiners, you are still dear to us up here.  And in our thoughts lots!!!  Take care Lots of love from all of Us xxxxx

15-08-2010 10:07 hour
Brenda

How lovely to read that things are smooth even though there is still the unconventional in there. Warm fuzzies from Tangowahine.

12-08-2010 17:46 hour
The Johnstons ( Dargaville , NZ )

WOW!!!  So cool to read that Rory Ran 400m!!!!!!!!!!!  Kody did a woo hoo and chucked a ball in the air when I told him!  The soccer in the school hall sounds like fun.
A boy aye!!!!  How lovely! Congratulations xxxxx  Now you will need to pick out some names!! 
I bet it was great to see Grandad and Grannie Gardiner and be able to show them around. 
It all sounds like you have settled in nicely.
We have not been up to much.  Rugby winds up this weekend with a prizegiving after the game.  Last weekend Kody earned himself player of the day and we have had the trophy for the week.  Training for the cross country is well underway and scheduled for early September.  Kody is off on Friday night for a birthday sleepover at Devins house with about 3 other boys.  He is just a bit excited.  Stella has started Kindy 3 afternoons a week and LOVES it!  Ben is rugby mad he really enjoys playing. 
Lovely to get another update, its always a treat!  Take care of yourselves.  Lots of Love Us xxxxx

12-08-2010 15:25 hour
jane ( Whangarei )

SUCH GREAT NEWS ABOUT THE SCAN RESULTS! Congratulations to all of you!!! i will go and look at the link now! and well done for making it to the halfway mark Leigh! do we get to see some belly shots sometime soon?

09-08-2010 14:27 hour
Jeni Gorrie ( Dargaville )

Hi there, fantastic to read that Rory had the best results. I went to New Plymouth for the first time in April to attend a week of practical for my Naturopathic studies. What a beautiful part of our country! The Mountain and the sea living in harmony..wow..what a powerful enery, and a 'balanced' area to be in for Rory to continue to heal.
Also really cool to read that another member of your family is on the way. What a buzz for you all and what a priviledged little person he or she will be to be a part of your lives. Congrats to you all.
Well I just wanted to say hi and my family still think of you often and send happy thoughts.
Love lots, The Gorries.

05-08-2010 20:20 hour
Leesa Andrewes ( Baylys )

Wonderful news! Long may those clear scans continue