28-10-2009 15:53 hour
The Johnstons ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hello!! I have been thnking about all of you LOADS today.  The beginning of the last round!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Easy for me to get excited about ...I dont have to endure it like you do!  I hope it runs smoothly.  The weather is supposed to be getting a little chilly so there should be some good days to stay curled up in bed!  Its not quite the same when you cant hear the rain on your own roof but still nice.
Take care Love Us xxxxx

26-10-2009 17:27 hour
jane c ( Whangarei )

great news about the ticker Rory!!glad that you made it out to the coast (there are healing properties in being on a Northland beach - science will catch up with exactly what they are sometime) if you ever feel like a bit of a beach time we have bach at Oakura (not  the Naki version) just email me and we can make a's not too flash but it's a good place to go hide out.... 

26-10-2009 05:40 hour

It is good to hear that you are all relaxing and enjoying normality. And I have got to say it, most couples when they have couple time go out for dinner or a movie, hunting goats is a new one on me! LOL

25-10-2009 23:00 hour
jason wendy logan and mikayla ( np )

hi guys and gal !! sounds like the weather up north has decided to give you all a much deserved boost and refuel for the next round of the battle.  I have to admit we are also soaking up some very precious sun down here in the naki - it was supposed to rain today but we hit the beach after lunch logan had 2 friends with him we went to back beach and were going to throw the fishing line in but the wind was too chilly and the tide was too far in - but the boys and jas headed for the sandhills and caves and rocks and yep even braved the surf clothes and all with the boogey boards - mad i tell you the lot of them (not jas even tho he too is mad!!!) the boys froze solid and covered in sand had a blast but yep frozen solid at the end of it - i just took mikayla for a walk in the buggy and chatted with the friends mum along the way.  then to my disgust when we sat to watch the madness i was hit by a cricket ball really hard too full on in the shin bone (stupid tennagers having a game too close to me (could have sat further away - but that is obvious now eh!!!)- hurt like a you know what - but i held in the bad words and sucked it up - didnt i do well eh!!! well keep sucking up the sun and take care eh lots of hugs wendy jas logan and mikayla - oh logan did well in his projects at pets day on friday getting 2nd and 3rd placings for his efforts - and you wouldnt believe it - logan won first prize in the big grocery goodie raffle and then to top it all of mikayla got 2nd prize in it too - didnt they do incredibly well !!!  logan had to laugh he just keeps on winning all sorts of stuff - i wish he could pick the lotto numbers as accurately for us !!!!

25-10-2009 20:17 hour
Tahlia ( dargaville , nz )

Hi how are going just want see how you are doing

24-10-2009 21:45 hour
Money Penny ( Auckland , New Zealand )

Hey Rory, just wanted to let you know I keep up with how things are.  Sounds like you're on the home straight soon on this mission which is a VERY IMPRESSIVE achievement.  You cut it with the 007-best at this rate!  And what fantastic support from all your special agents along the way.  Hope you and Sam let Mum know what you would both like in a parcel some time, as that rocket in the last one could have been a bit naf.  Fun gadget ideas welcome.  Hope to see your cool beads some time.  Money Penny (Lyn).

22-10-2009 16:31 hour
Lisa, Brooke. Meegan and Justin ( Whangarei , NZ )

Hey Leigh.  What a trying time you and your whanau are going through.  Life throws curly ones at us sometimes doesn't it, and we will never understand why. You are ONE strong lady!  Just wanted to say that you are in our thoughts. 
Love to you all, Lisa xxx

22-10-2009 06:46 hour
Jane c ( Whangarei )

only one more to go!  that is wonderful...its a bugger that the chemo has to be so damned potent - here is to better news from the kidney and heart tests....i am just in awe of you guys - that you are together and making it through this (battered and bruised as you may be) but by God you are making it through... luckily you know all about pushing past where it hurts to get to your goal (you fit buggers) Leigh you are on your reserves of energy - it is no wonder you feel had it... but you are nearly there - wish there was more i could do than give you a metaphorical push up the hill... but i am pushing anyway   KIA KAHA  all of you  

21-10-2009 22:06 hour
Sparky ( Baylys Beach )

Hi there you guys!
That was sad to read about Rory's test results.  I'll practise my very lound purrs so that he will be able to hear ME.
Anyway, I hear that Sam might be coming over to BB for a sleep over this week-end.  If you come I hope you will drop in to see me.  You have to pass my house to get to Conor's.  It is the second driveway on the left after the corner by Sharkeys (No. 11). If you go over the bump on the road you have gone too far. You might not know me because I have grown (I think) in the last three weeks. Hope you are enjoying your time over on the east side.

21-10-2009 20:26 hour
Kathryn and Korie ( Dargaville )

Hello there Gardiners!  Gosh it's been too long, our stupid computer has finally given up on us which means that I can't have my daily fix of reading up on what you have all been doing!  I am so happy to hear that your final round of chemo is coming up - whoop whoop to that I say!  You are all doing a totally remarkable job at fighting this gremlin in your lives.  Korie had a day home today because he has been feeling a bit run down and we decided to go for a drive out to Bayleys Beach - Kories favourite place in the whole wide world - we watched some very impressive waves slamming into the banks, it was so exciting I think Korie forgot that he had a headache!!  He was running from the sweeping waves as they nipped at his heels, however he wasn't fast enough for one big wave that snuck up on him and wet him up to his butt!!!  Upon hearing his squeals of delight I figured that he would probably be just fine to go off to school tomorrow!!!!!  Korie and Gordon got destructive on the weekend and pulled down our front fence and on Sunday we went to Bunnings and bought Korie a tool belt, tape measure, builders pencil and a new hammer.  A builder in the family would be helpful!!!  Anyway its time for me to sign off, I came into work tonight to have a read over your days and just to let you know I havn't forgotten you all, you are still in my thoughts every day and my prayers every night. Love, hugs and healing to you young man, what a true champion.  Kathryn  xox