14-10-2009 15:28 hour

My house is a reck but I couldn't help but sit down for five minutes and catch up. Wow Rory, you are a very lucky boy to have your mother, I know at times you don't agree but when you look back, you will see how fortunate you are to be blessed with Leigh, her strength, forethought, determination and will to keep it together for all of you.
Leigh, there are times I know when you don't feel these things, but you are mindblowing. What an inspiration. More strong warm fuzzies to help you.

14-10-2009 06:52 hour

Come on Rory, your nearly at the end of treatment, 'Keep on swimming dude'. Strong warm ones comin atcha. Brenda

13-10-2009 23:24 hour
jason wendy logan and mikayla ( np )

hi guys,  well not great to hear of the sicky yucky stuff rory, hopefully the medicines will kick in and yo will perk up a bit tomorro, and you sean hope that you got to catch up on some sleep today, you are doing a great job and rory will be loving spending lots of time with his dad.  It is great tho that you are able to take turn about now that you are all together again, sharing the tough nights has been a very hard road and now it can be split, hard as it is to share it round - I know personally that as a mum you feel you need to do it all - but even we have to step aside and let the guys do it sometimes - and hey - mine is a paediatric nurse - and I still think I have to be there when it comes to my babies (well sometimes - once again it is a special mum type thing embedded deep deep down inside us i think more than anything - gotta love your kids!!!)  the guys do an awesome job to and we just have to let them at cos they to know how to be a dad and darn good ones too at the end of the day - Leigh our kids are very lucky - they have great dads that love them to bits and we are very lucky to have great kids and great partners to stand by us in caring for them.  Your job as their mum and partner has been a very hard path lately and you are a legend for doing it with such style and I gotta say your determination and personality has stood you thru this - GOOD ON YOU, you are an inspiration to all us mums - keep up the good work and give those boys a big hug from us.  lots of love and hugs  wendy jas logan and mikayla

13-10-2009 22:11 hour
The Johnstons ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Gudday.  Well thats not the best news ever is it!!  Poor you Rory, we all might need to step up the good healing strong vibes a notch or three and send them your way!!!  I hope you are improving.  Its not really fair is it!
I have been to the shop where we purchased the laser guns and they have sold out!!  So we are waiting for new ones to arrive in.  As soon as I get my hands on them they will be in the post to you and Sam. 
Kody is enjoying the temporary room 3.  It smells very new!  The start of the term always seems to catch up on him on about the 3rd day back.  He was awfully tired this afternoon.  I had to drag him along to Keas.  They got to write on a board called the Wish List with requests of what they would all like to do this term at Keas.  Kody put down that he wants to have a ride on a quad bike!  Not too sure they can wing that one!! 
I feel quite useless to you now!  I wish there was more we could do to help.  Know you are all in our thoughts, and we send strength and love your way. 
I bet you are looking forward to your special Jet Setting visitors in a few weeks!!  That should be fun, something good to look forward to.
I will need to know exactly when Seans birthday is!  I will cook a nice cake for him...any requests? 
Any WHO, keep strong, Lots of Love Brian Trudi Kody Ben and Stella xxxxx

13-10-2009 16:38 hour

Tangowahine Tales
I hope today is alot better for you than yesterday. The weather is finally decent to go out in and your stuck in a hospital. Bah humbug!! That is polite words instead of 'Farm words'. Well the lambs are growing, I had to buy new teats for them the other day cause they wore out the old ones. I don't think they are that fussed on them as the hole at the end is smaller and it takes longer to drink. I gave them 500mls the other day and then decided not to do that again as they looked really bloated and you know what happens as a result of too much milk!! We are all back to work/school this week and this morning Ethan informed me that they did extra work at school yesterday and he wasn't going this morning. Gotta love em don'tcha?! Points for trying. They tried the bike out the other day and in their hurry to get on it and ride it around they didn't get proper instructions as to how it is used. So we will try again this coming weekend and I will be in charge (so of course it will go a bit more smoothly).  Rueben ran into one of the raised gardens and didn't want to get back on and I think Ethan got sick of Dad running around with him. They have been making mud puddles with their pushbikes, canning off them and the bruises aren't visible at night til you wash the mud off in the shower. We didn't make it in to see you guys in the holidays as I had originally planned because Rueben and I had colds and I thought it best to stay away but you were all on my mind the whole time. Warm strong fuzzy ones comin at ya and hoping that you are out of hospital. Brenda

12-10-2009 09:33 hour
Auntie Teri & Uncle Graham ( Gold Coast , Australia )

Hey Rory and Sam - enjoyed seeing the new photos of you all at the Waitakere Ranges - especially the one of the three Gardiner men on the tram!  Can't wait to see you all soon - only three more weeks to go!!  Lots of love and hugs - Auntie Teri & Uncle Graham - xxxx

10-10-2009 21:55 hour
Denise ( Whangarei , NZ )

Hi can someone advise me why the amount donated is not updated after someone makes a contribution. I am sure the total should be quite a bit more. I just want to be sure you are getting all the donations xD

09-10-2009 21:29 hour
Kathryn Milich ( Dargaville )

Howdy doodie guys, crikey no immune system and still the greatest adventurers I know!!!!   Keep up the great work Rory you little trooper.  Well Korie and I decided to spend some time together today and went to the movies to watch "Up".  It was a pretty cool movie, cartoon about an old man and an adventure he goes on with a young boy, and you know me Leigh - I almost shed a tear twice watching it!!!!  Im such a sook!  I made sure that I didn't shame Korie and held it in!!!!  At the end of our day we splashed out and bought Korie his first ever huge lego set - it is a police station with jail cells, police vehicles etc. It's pretty exciting making it, I think I enjoy it more than Korie!!!  I have finally managed to get Korie enrolled into swimming lessons and he has his first class on Friday next week.  Leesa will be his instructor.  Rory I remember sitting with your dad at swimming sports this year and watching you swim your races and Korie wouldn't even put his face in the water!  So my hope is for him to be able to swim as well as you for the summer.  He is a bit anxious but it is a skill he absolutely has to have.  Well guys hugs to you all, we miss seeing your faces around town, take care - healing vibrations coming to you from The Morrisons xox

08-10-2009 21:09 hour
jason wendy logan and mikayla ( np )

hi guys, great to hear you could get out and about today.  nice weather makes a change at the mo - we have had some nice weather but are back to the crappy stuff again now - even have the fire all warm and humming away ( I know we are just great big babies).  We have had friends up from picton staying with us for a couple of nights, they go home tomorro and logan is having a friend stay over tomorro night, and if the weather holds out they are going to the naki game.  Logan has missed the last two now due to his tonsils, but we are back into it again now he is feeling much better.  I got my arm outta plaster tuesday arvo and man the pain is just amazingly nasty.  I know i have a reasonably good pain tolerance but this is nasty - waiting an mri now to see what they can find - tendons or something they seem to think - only a possible 6 - 8 wk wait for the mri - what to do eh - the health system is a shocker down her (well everywhere it seems) it is now even more awkward to do the general baby day to day duties with mikayla - and the pain is not going to go away!!!  like i said before shoot me now!!!  Rory if you could just bottle me up a wee bit of your strength and courage littlle buddy - wendy is a big wussie and needs some of it if you have some to spare.  I dont know how you do it - you are helping me trudge on and just suck it up and not complain too much (i hope i'm not) I am trying hard to be just like you - i will come thru it i just have to keep my chin up and be brave just like you - good on you RORY!!! lots of love and hugs jason, wendy, logan and mikayla

07-10-2009 21:28 hour
The Johnstons ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hello there!  Talk about make me have a few tears!! It is quite humbling that Rory can remember such fine details about his mates.  I dont think Kody really understands that you are not returning to live in Dargaville. 
Kody Ben and Stella have spent the last 2 nights at Nana and Poppas house and have come home exhausted!  Lights were out early for the kids tonight!  Tomorrow we are heading to Whangarei for the day. 
What a wonderful trip to the beach!  I bet it was cold!!  Your new buggy sounds impressive too.  This weekend in Dargaville there is a special Monarch Butterfly day at the town hall.  Kody Ben and Stella have coloured in their colouring in competitions and are looking forward to going along to see what it is all about.
Today we took a drive by DPS.  The renovations in rooms 4-7 look as though they have been finished, looking pretty snazzy too! and its all go on rooms 1-4 this term.  We also called int to see how Greg (Neuman) was getting on at the kindergarten (Big outdoor renovations going on there too)  and WOW!  Greg certainly has talent!  It looked amazing! 
Well take care of yourselves.  Know we are all sending down good positive vibes.  Lots of Love The Johnstons xxxxx