24-08-2014 20:32 hour
Sandy ( New Plymouth , NZ )

My thoughts are with you all, what a time you have had over the last few months! I do hope Sean's mum is making positive progress, so hard when you are a distance away. I am so sorry to hear about you losing a precious baby, I do hope you have let yourself grieve Leigh, you don't always have to come out swinging! You are all very special people, I miss our visits at HELL Pizza together. I am teaching full time at Pukekura Kindergarten so times have certainly changed direction for me. Wishing you all the very best,
Love Sandy.

01-04-2014 16:05 hour
Tracey Phillips ( Inglewood , NZ )

HI you wonderful parents !  I'm Liahna's and Teesha's mum, and had the absolutel pleasure of being on camp with Rory and Sean - it was heart warming and humbling to see Rory's involement in EVERYTHING - a lesson 'some' could learn from. I did not know of the milestone recently hit - just as well I may have got a bit teary myself.  I applaud how you have ALL survived clearly as a loving and 'real' family.  Rory has always returned my 'hello Rory's" over the years at IPS, which is a credit to the young fellow ! 

27-03-2014 16:32 hour
Louise Pocklington ( Dargaville )

Happy Birthday Rory, hope your day is very special. I always remember your birthday as it is the same day as mine :-). I was in the office at DPS but left after the first term last year. Leigh I always enjoy reading your updates on the website, very well written. Love and best wishes to you all x

17-03-2014 11:13 hour
Brenda ( New Zealand )

Whew! Where has all the time gone? Congratulations guys you have all done an exceptional job. Thank you also for all that you have brought into our lives. My children have learnt alot from your journey. You are all super fantastic. Lots of hugs, Brenda

17-03-2014 10:55 hour
Kody and Trudi ( Dargaville , NZ )

Yahoo!!!! Well done!!! I always knew you would get to this stage. We are super ecstatic and proud of all of you. I have to admit I had a few tears this morning thinking about how this day has finally arrived. Love super strong hugs and high fives all round. We will have celebration dinner here tonight!! Love to all xxxxx

29-12-2013 12:21 hour
Trudi ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Well hello there!!! Merry Christmas and happy new year!!! Well done Sam and Rory for all your fantastic work at school. Sounds like your adventures are still never ending the waterfall sounded amazing.
The kids are enjoying a relaxing holiday here. Not much we can do with about 3 weeks to go before our new arrival. I don't really feel like moving much!!!!
Take care all of you and keep up the cool adventures xxxxx

16-11-2013 09:23 hour
amanda ( Auckland , Mcdermott )

Dear rory,
u may not remember me, but I used to be in your class. Room 7 I think in year 3 or 4. Its sounds like you have done lots since I left in 2011 like playing in the inglewood soccer team. I used to play for them to. I still remember the day u brought cancer beads 2 class. U had 900 then with 100 to a necklace. I still remember what each one meant. Thank u for that knowledge u gave me.u might remember the day so many moons ago in class when u started screaming during maths. I felt so sorry 4 u. How hard everything must be 4 u. I was friends with u I think. If u remember I was the blond girl from england who was friends with Oliver. U probably dont remember me but plz try. I havent read to throughly anout how u have been but I just hope u and your family are doing great.
Amanda McDermott

19-10-2013 19:11 hour

Wow! XXX OOO, hugs and more hugs

14-06-2013 15:35 hour
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06-06-2013 16:49 hour
Sandy ( New Plymouth , NZ )

Hi Leigh,
Sorry it has been so long since you heard from me. I have sold the business so am no longer at HELL which is very weird after over 7 years. I have now had 2 months of being at home and have hit the point of needing my next job, whatever that may be? We have seen David off to Europe and Becs has now officially graduated so have been quite busy. Sarah has started a new job in Wellington and she and her partner Dave seem very happy. Ian and I are off on our holiday to Eygpt and Turkey on the 30th July so that will be exciting.,
Take care, Sandy