26-12-2009 22:17 hour
jason wendy logan and mikayla ( np )

hi guys, xmas is done and dusted and seeing you all again for xmas day was just the best present we all could have asked for.  rory you are looking great and it is really hard to believe how hard this year has been for all of you especially you rory.  you have all come so far and endured so much but we are all so thankful that this xmas is a happy one for all of you and you can all be together and enjoy it like it should be.  Logan had so much fun nerf gunning it with his cousins yesterday.  He is planning more wars with you 2 i just know it.  we all loved catching up and eating way too much of the goodies (who said we all held back on the helpings - we all rolled away from the table - and it felt like we ate too much!!!) but it was a great day - thanks sam and rory for making logans xmas day an awesome fun day - the kids had a great time and so did we, love and hugs wendy jason logan and mikayla 

25-12-2009 22:03 hour
kathryn and Korie ( Dargaville )

Merry christmas to you all!  Well my computer is still being a sutpid piece of technology so have been out on touch for so long!  Uncle Jason and Hannah are at our house for xmas so I am on their laptop in the middle of family conversation just because I can!!!  Bring on 2010!  Korie will be in room 4 next year with Miss McSkimmings, he is quite excited about that.  Korie had his 8th birthday on Monday and had Caid Gorrie and Kody slept over - we did a night at the bach at Bayleys, gosh I thought girls talk and giggle lots!!  Korie got a nerf gun for xmas and I have been the target for valcroe darts a few too many times!!!  But all in good fun.  Korie has just come into the kitchen and said he's bored!!! Must be time for bed.  Love to you all, be safe, happy have wonderful family times, hugs from the Morrisons xxx

24-12-2009 07:32 hour
Auntie Teri & Uncle Graham ( Santiago , Chile )

Hi Sean, Leigh, Sam and Rory - glad to hear that the treatment is finally over!  Well done Rory!!  Wish we could be there to spend Xmas with you all - will be thinking of you.  Mucho love and hugs, Teri and Graham xxxx

23-12-2009 21:11 hour
Sparkey ( Baylys Beach )

Hi there folks!
Remember me? I have been soooo busy growing up that I just have not had time to get on the computer. And guess what?  I caught my first mouse last week. It was delicious except for the head!  I left that under the dining room table for Mrs W to find! Did she ever! She was on the phone when she picked it up and the person on the other end did not need the phone to hear her! Have been out looking for more - they MUST be around. This hot weather is not the best for a fur coat.  I find the coolest spot to sleep away the afternoons so that I miss the hotest part of the day. Ho, hum. Have not made my peace with Jess yet. I love to chase her but she is not as scared of me as she used to be. What a bummer!  I have to watch my bacl now as she will chase me - I think she wants to play but she is sooooo BIG. Well, that's about it for now.  Hope you have a lovely Christmas down at Taranaki. Hope it doesn't snow!! It has been known to snow in January on the mountain. Bet you'll be making use of that lovely pool in NP when all your stitches are out, Rory. It's a beaut place. Love to everyone,

21-12-2009 19:13 hour
The Johnstons ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Well Hello,  Sounds like everything has run according to plan and you can have a semi-relaxing Christmas!!  I bet you cant wait to be with your Mum and Dad!!  Drive carefully.  Kody thought the gory photo of your hickman line removal was cool!!  but felt sad and a bit worried too.  It must have been cool watching the lady making your very own robot bead! 
I returned home late yesterday afternoon from Taupo, although we experienced beautiful days down there, there is still ALOT of snow on Mt Ruapehu, so I would imaging there will be some on Mt Taranaki?  Absolutly breathtaking!  I even managed an unexpected dip in Lake Taupo!  Stella dropped a chip packet into the water (we were on a jetty thing) and it landed in some shallow water, however after trying to figure out who should retrive it, the packet floated out!! I drew the short straw and had to go out up to my THIGHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and No it was not warm! But funny!
Anyway We wish you safe travels, and Happy Holidays!!  Will be in touch, Love always Trudi, Brian, Kody, Ben and Stella xxxxx
P.S Kody is in Room 3 again next year with Miss Hallett and Ben is in Room 14 with Miss Harding.  Both Happy.  Fantastic Reports!! Mum and Dad happy with that! x

21-12-2009 08:50 hour
jane c ( whangarei )

great to hear you guys are having such a christmasy time... i celebrate the year with you - you guys have overcome so much...along with his eyelashes Rory is appearing to grow more in courage and confidence and this will grow in you too Leigh - just be kind to yourself - you have had to be on red alert for so long it will take a big system change to readjust...and as for the freak comment... it is something close to my heart (i have often felt a bit "other") no one normal ever changed the world Rory...and i have even found a manifesto which talks all about this... everyone is challenged in their own way (and you have had way more than your share) but those who point out your difference are challenged about being able to see what is good and true in the world...might be a bit ranty for this close to Christmas but your difference is nothing to be ashamed of! Much love to you all this solstice and christmas - from all of us in Harris Rd xxxx  

18-12-2009 21:21 hour
barry and pam atkins ( 245 blackswamp rd RD 5 wellsford , n z )

hi guys. so sorry to hear of your trials and dispear this last year.saw katrina little while back ,had computer problems and us not too PC with these good to hear you are home for xmas go rory go.have a great time with all santa has offer.what a shame we didn,t know at the onset as you would have been at starship when kagan and barry were doing their kidney transplant on april 29th and kagan and i were living across from auck hosptl when he was having dialysis.could have seen lots of you.  our hopes and prayers are with you for the up coming year as i know there is still enough for you all to get on with and enjoy to the upmost.sure hope we can have a catch up as i'm sure our two families are in recovery state for 2010.even no's beta be a cruise of a year.lots of love and many thoughts hugs and kisses from us all here in mangawhai. just in case you need a chat mum and dad our ph no still the same .094314582.xoxoxo         

18-12-2009 14:50 hour
jane c ( Whangarei )

That is brilliant news!  Well done all of you!

18-12-2009 09:27 hour
jason wendy logan and mikayla ( np )

yyyyyyaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhoooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
what else can you say - great stuff all of you and rory the day has finally come for you to go back to being a boy that can be out of the hospital and enjoying all the things that you can do, and even the things you cant do quite so well will be easier to give it a go now, well done we are all very very proud of you little buddy, scant wait to see you next week for xmas - what a wonderful present you guys have been given just in time for xmas.  love and hugs wendy jason logan and mikayla

18-12-2009 05:04 hour
Ms Bishop ( Dargaville )

What a relief for you all.