01-01-2010 17:04 hour
Cindy Rimmington ( Auckland , NZ )

Happy New Year Leigh, Sean, Sam and Rory.  We hope you continue to have a lovely time in the Naki.  We had Xmas up in Auckland with both Havana's sets of grandparents but it's never quite the same as at home under the mountain.  Love Cindy, Neville and Havana.

31-12-2009 16:22 hour
Madeline Willy ( Baylys Beach )

Hi guys
It's lovely to hear about the places you are visiting in NP. Westown PS was where my grandchildren started their schooling as they live close by. I forget the name of their school now but it is to the NW (the intermediate and primary schols are close together). I have only visited it once during the American Car festival in Feb when the kids went up to the main road to watch them going past. We had one stop in front of us and suddenly the whole of the left side of the car dropped and he was sitting at a crazy angle. Then he let down the other side and took off! What a laugh. Have you been to the pool yet? I looked at out to-day while in town but it isn't opened yet.  Looks like it will be soon though. All the best for 2010. Love from Sparky too. He's asleep in the top bunk at present. Hi to all, Madeline.

31-12-2009 10:49 hour
Kathryn Milich ( Dargaville - Kauri computer company!!! )

Hi dee hi Gardiners,  well as yu can see from my location I am sitting down town at the computer shop having a quick catch up with what you have all been up to!  The holidays have been incredibly busy and two days ago I bailed out of the bach and came home for some quiet time and rest.  Korie and Gordon have been staying at the bach with the Morrison tribe enjoying fishing, swimming, eating and just hanging with cousins, I am on my way back out there today to help with collecting wood for our new year bonfire and will see 2010 in sitting on the beach by the fire.  Anyway I have food to buy and my bag to pack so must sign off, Love and hugs to you all and a Happy New Year from the Morrisons xox

31-12-2009 08:04 hour
Leesa Andrewes ( Baylys Beach )

I am glad to hear you are all having an enjoyable family Christmas.  Leigh and Sean, you are parents to admire, the way you live your lives truely enrich your boys and fill their memory tanks with amazing memories. 
This year is one you will never forget, it is amazing to read about the challenges you have overcome to be here today, especially you Rory!  Too difficult for us to comprehend the enormity of it really.  I am sure you will continue to re-learn the skills you need daily and you have your big bro Sam along side you and aim to catch up to. 
Wishing you all a happier and less intense 2010

27-12-2009 21:22 hour
Janice McLean ( Dargaville )

Hi Rory, Sam, Leigh and Sean,
I meant to write this message during the day of Christmas Eve. But I thought I had most of the day to myself, but my visitors from Auckland arrived at 11.00 in the morning and I hadn't even done the vacuuming!
I'm pleased you all had a really great Christmas with family and friends. I wish you all the very best for a healthy and happy 2010. If you visit DPS again I would love to see you. Take care. Love from Miss McLean.

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