19-07-2010 21:38 hour
jane ( whangarei )

bless that little heartbeat! thinking about you all down there in the cold...

18-07-2010 11:06 hour

Tangowahine Tales
We have a new family member called 'Mr Nanny Goat'. Yep, our worker has this goat who has lived with the herd for the last year and a bit. Well the herd is split up at the moment into various different lots for various different (calving etc) reasons and Mr Nanny Goat is a bit lost without his girls. So he followed the boys home the other day while they were riding their new birthday bikes. Well, Ethan loves the goat and Rueben constantly pushes him away. So when we had the really cold weather/frosts, the goat slept at the backdoor, so close to the backdoor in fact that one had to step over it to get to the wood to stoke up the fire. Well this was okay, I didn't have a problem with it, the boys kept the back door step swept. Anyways, I looked out the window the other morning and saw Mr Nanny Goat eating my Garden!! Well, I'm a crap gardener at the best of times so I didn't appreciate him munching on what little I have in there. That was it, the goat had to go back to Sam's. That took a couple of days to organise but man was he woeful until he went, he must of known, every time he looked at me that I had rejected him. What is it with white animals on this farm and hanging around the house, we came home the other day to find the sheep had found their way back onto the deck! So, I just had to share that with you. Good to hear about the hair cut Rory. Take care, thinking of you all. Brenda 

16-07-2010 13:18 hour
Sandy ( HELL New Plymouth )

Hi Guys,

Isn't the mountain glorious? Every morning I open the curtains to see the mountain from one window and the sea from the other. It was definately one of the things that drew me back to Taranaki after being away for years. Family too of course.
People are still showing a wonderful generosity when they come into the store so next time you are passing call in for some counting practice!

Take care,

11-07-2010 21:40 hour
The Johnstons ( Dargaville , NZ )

Hi Hope the holidays are going well and you have all recovered.  We had quite the frost here this morning, Kody and Ben went outside at about 9am to scrape the ice off the trampoline and crunch around on the grass!! Brrrr Kody was very excited to receive the mail a few days ago, we lost his noise for a good hour while he went through everything!!  THANK YOU!!!   Look out in your mail box real soon. xxx  I would like to request some baby bump photos on here please!!  Take care keep warm and well.  Lots of love the Johnstons xxxxx

07-07-2010 09:08 hour
kay,conor,mark, zack ( baylys )

Hi guys, long time no hear, feel a bit like a stranger. Sorry we didnt get to say goodbye, Conor said one day Sam was there and the next he wasnt. He definitely misses you Sam and all the soccer fun at school. Would love a contact phone number so he can call you. Another surprise for me is you are pregnant, once again no one lets me in on the news. Wonderful for you all, hope all is well, apart from winter ailments. Sounds like you have moved into a new home, and finally settling in that is great news. Tell Sam there is plenty more chances for soccer reps, keep the chin up. Conor playing for Kamo full time now, and is going for rep trials next Sunday, will let you know how he goes. Please give us a call when all settled. We all miss you and wish you all the best, forever in our thoughts.
Love Kay, Mark and boys

01-07-2010 16:02 hour
Tracy Horne ( waihue, dargaville )

Kia Ora,
Blessings to you and your new home. May this be a place of peace and nuturing for you all,and no matter how miserable outside there is warmth and security within.
Bring on the holidays, sleep-ins(?!), puzzles on wet days, and chill-out time.
We are off to Raglan for a long weekend, never been before so it'll be an adventure, and a change from our usual holiday spent at Mahia.
Arohanui ,
Tracy, Greg, Freya-Rose, Nikau and Matai

01-07-2010 12:54 hour
Julie Williams ( Whangarei )

Pleased to hear you're in your home, nice to have the holidays coming so you can sleep in, relax and settle in. We are farewelling Rex Morris Principal of Kamo Primary after 15 years tomorrow.Rory, I hope your lego has been unpacked to play with.
Thinking of you all. Julie Josh Mitch and Zane.

01-07-2010 11:16 hour
Lesley McIver ( Golden Bay , New Zealand )

Hi Rory and Leigh, Thank you for sharing so much of your incredible story here - we are privileged to be able to share with you in this way. Enjoy your new home and surroundings and be well. Arohanui, Lesley.

30-06-2010 13:39 hour

Hi guys, it is great to hear that you are all together in your own hom
e again as a family. Thinkin of you all. Brenda 

30-06-2010 11:28 hour
Friends of Brain Injured Kidz ( Nationwide , New Zealand )

Hi Rory, Thank you for sharing your journey, it is wonderful to be able to read about you and your family and we encourage you to work hard at your NDTP Program when you mange to fit it into you daily life.
Cheers Shirley, Sandra, Shona, Kim and Bill