25-01-2010 18:05 hour
Sandy ( New Plymouth , NZ )

Thinking of you all this week and sending the best of positive thoughts your way. When you get back the boys might like to come and make their  own pizzas!

24-01-2010 21:49 hour
julie josh mitch zane williams ( Whangarei )

Our thoughts are with you this week as they always are.

24-01-2010 21:06 hour
The Johnstons ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Firstly SAM.... think things through OMG blonde!!!!! tight jeans???? All I can say is think things through!!! 
Leigh I cannot imagine what the waiting has been like for you, all we can do is keep the positive thoughts coming your way.  And you can only take it all one day at a time. 
Today we went to the movies to se Fantastic Mr Fox, and by golly I enjoyed it.  It was Stellas first time at the movies, and I had bribed Brian to come along so he could tend to her if she packed it all in!  there was no way I was going to miss it!  She managed to last the entire movie, however there were a few when she threw some popcorn at the ladies sitting in front of us!!!!!!! and walked in between all of us through the middle of the movie.
Best of luck for this week,  we will be thinking about you lots.  Take care love Trudi and the Crew xxxxx

20-01-2010 19:25 hour
jane c ( whangarei )

man you lot pack alot into your days! glad move to Taranaki has turned up some good therapists and the land is greeting you with lots of surprises and fun... Eila turns 9 tomorrow so we have 7 girls "sleeping" over  - i don't imagine much sleep! 

19-01-2010 20:24 hour
Kathryn and Korie Morrison ( Dargaville. At home on our computer!!!! )

Hi de hi Gardiners, well guess what?  We have a new computer and Broadband!! Woop woop, now we can slot back into our old routine of checking in on you all every couple of days.  Firstly from Korie, "How big is your science table Rory?"  I think there could be some healthy competition going on here!!  I'm sure you will have a vast collection in no time with all the travels you go on!  Over the summer Korie has added shells, stones and bones to his table and an old green milk token he found under the house!  We had Caid at our house today so we went down to the new pool for a swim.  Now here is the great news... Korie finally let go of his nose and swam freestyle for the very first time!!  This was an amazing moment for me because Korie has had almost zero confidence in the pool and I have to say that having Caid there alongside him made all the difference.  We visited the pool twice today!!  We spent 3 nights at the Opononi camp grounds a couple of weeks ago, it was lovely to get away and Korie caught the most fish however they were ALL throw backs!!!  I havn't had time to read much of what you have all been up to because we have only been connected for about an hour and everyone wants a turn!!  Anyway our thoughts are with you all always.  Love to you Sean. Leigh, Sam and Rory from the Morrisons xox

19-01-2010 17:29 hour
Merilyn Stevens ( Dargaville )

Have just been into school and cleared my mail. What a lovely photo Rory. Thank you. I hope the  weather in taranaki stays fine for the last weekend in Jan  as Mrs Bishop and myself are biking round Taranaki - half each.

18-01-2010 20:59 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Phew!  You can cram alot into a few days!!  I bet it was cool getting to drive the quad along the beach.  We have about 4 strawberry plants in our garden and we are managing to pick about 20 delicious juicy sweet strawberries every couple of days,  Its soooo good. 
We returned last week from a few very relaxing days up north in Kaitaia.  Kody counted 12 one lane bridges on the way!  We still have not managed to make it to the movies to see Fantastic Mr Fox, I personally cannot wait!  I think we will head over this weekend sometime.
Not long to go now for the scan etc, it is always in the back of my mind, I hate to think how much it is playing on your minds. 
Leigh I always go a bit shakey at the knees with any height issues so dont feel bad there!  Letting Rory go off on his own more will just come with time, letting him know you are always there for him and Sam will ease his mind.  I bet Sean is missing you all like crazy! 
Well now take care and feel the good vibes coming your way!!
Lots of love Trudi and the Crew xxxxx

15-01-2010 15:12 hour
Dad ( Whangarei , NZ )

Hi Brew Boo, Sam, Leigh,
Just dropped into Grannys work to catch up on what you lot have been up to. Glad to see you are all having a great time in the Naki its hard reading about the many adventures and not been a part of the action. I have been counting down the days till I see you all. Miss you all love Dad

14-01-2010 11:33 hour
jane c ( whangarei )

condolences to you all on Carson's must be difficult to miss someone you have never met and feel his passing maek a breeze on your own lives.... i can't imagine- but you may be reading this in 5 years time and breathing the other kind of deep breath out... full of relief and acknowlegement of all you have been through... i am glad to read you are honouring the wear and tear this has taken... i hope you find some rest in amoungst all the work you have to do to start this new phase in your life! ps Rory, when i was a kid, there was a comic strip about a man who built up his muscles and went back and kicked sand in a bully's face ... your experience on the beach made me think of that... those boys are just ingnorant about true courage... i feel sorry for them... ps kia kaha rory!

12-01-2010 15:47 hour
kay,conor, mark , zack ( baylys beach )

Hi guys, sounds like you are having a busy time, when do you breathe.  We also have been on the move, camping at Mangawhai for about a week where we did the coastline walk which was fabulous.  We had our first swim carnival in the new 50m pool which is an amazing facility.  Both the boys managed personal bests even with no training.  We have been home for 2 days and leave tomorrow for the lakes and will camp there till the 25th Jan.  We all miss you and Conor is asking to make more phone calls to his mate Sam.  Rory you sound like your making great progress and doing better each day.  Keep it up.  Remember Leigh we are only a phone call away.  Love to you all Kay, Mark, Conor and Zack