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17-08-2009 13:58 hour
connor

I hope you are getting well.We are studying Hundertwasser and doing lots of art it is really fun.here is a joke I found in a book.knok knok (whos there)Dora(Dora who)Draw a funny face on the whiteboard .How was your day? 
                     From connor and room 3.   

16-08-2009 21:20 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Well hello to you all!!!  Keep up the good work Rory you are doing great!! I am glad Mum got a good nights sleep, It would have been nice to have your Dad with you for the night.
I have returned home today I spent the weekend at a Beauty Expo.  I have come home with one extra long ridiculous acrylic nail and ..........wait for it..........NO WRINKLES!!!!!........well for about 10 hours or so! (A new product) You might not recognise me!  Our Hotel room had terrible beds so we did not get a very good nights sleep but we had lots of fun!  I managed to hitch a ride home with my cousin Peter who kindly (I bribed him with Beer!!) offered to bring a desk for the boys home on top of his hilux that I picked up on trademe! Kody and Ben were most excited about this new addition to their room, now I just have to rearrange everything to fit!  Peter son Jack has a new puppy called Bell who came along for the ride. When I first met Bell she was soooo excited she PEED ON MY GORGEOUS BOOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it wasnt a good start I can tell you! Luckily for her she is cute (Chocolate Lab). 
So after not such a good nights sleep I am now going to hit the hay.  Nighty Night troopers! xxxxx 

15-08-2009 20:22 hour
Kathryn and Korie ( Dargaville )

Hi dee hi Gardiners!  Firstly, Rory dude you are doing a great job at getting through this stage and I have to agree with the guestbook entry that refered to Nimo - 'Just keep swimming, just keep swimming'!  And secondly, we are home tonight after an 8 hour trip back from Ohakune (a tiny little town at the base of Mt Ruapehu) Korie skied down Ruapehu yesterday after only about a half hour lesson and a few trips down the learners slope!  We were totally blown away by the whole experiecne.  The sun shone on the slopes and the snow was so brilliantly white it took my breath away! Travelling with us was my trusty green Rory ribbon which we placed on our first ever snowman (photo will be in the post within the week)  However it isn't easy to make snowmen!  That was more of a challenge for Korie than skiing down the mountain!  Tee hee hee.  Korie and I rode on a toboggan together on Wednesday and we both giggled like school girls (well actually I did all the giggling) Korie was silent till we hit the snow wall at the end and nearly did a back flip!  Then he laughed so hard I thought he might pee himself!!!  As soon as he stood up he ran up the slope, fell over and smacked his nose on the hard snow!  (Snow looks soft but it blimmin hurts when you do a nose dive in it!!! He was a bit sore but there was no stopping him after that, he was full steam ahead for about 3 hours non stop.  Korie has just come in the door after going for a night ride with Gordon, they rigged up a head lamp on his helmet and did a ride down town.  
Anyway in the mean time keep being positive and strong, you are in our thoughts and prayers always.  Love Kathryn and Korie xox  PS hi to Mum, Dad and Sam.  By the way Korie had two uncles, his dad and Grandad Morrison at the snow with him and none of them wore shorts and they all had gloves on.  We can't figure out if your dad is a legend or crazy!!!

15-08-2009 16:30 hour
Heni ( Waipoua Forest , NZ )

Kiaora again,
Today i thought i would start from the beginning of both your journeys MUM & RORY and i am now up to the 18th of June. I am so amazed,overwhelmed on the things you's have been having to do. I'd love to see your beads Rory when you are back in Dargaville again. Anyway i will continue to read tommorow Kia Pai Ou Korua Haerenga.
Heni

15-08-2009 12:21 hour
Vania Hamlin ( Australia )

Yes, you are a Warrior.  Its a big mountain you are climbing and you are already half way up - how awsome are you!!?!  Thumbs up buddy, you are doing a great job!!

15-08-2009 08:01 hour
jane Cunningham ( Whangarei )

Rory te Toa you keep making those white bloodcells and the other ones too - you turn that corner ok?  There are better things around that corner and you are getting there...
 
Leigh kia kaha - sending you non eye shutting rest - look after yourself (even if it is just talking kindly to yourself when you have those internal chats) you are being supported
 
off to netball but have to put the guinea pigs back into the grass - it was too stormy for them last night and the lambs have been wondering what on earth was going on yesterday was their first real stormy weather and they were not happy!    

14-08-2009 20:14 hour
Brenda

Hi Rory and Leigh. I thought I would give you a lamb update!! DAvid insisted on them sleeping in the Laundry last night!! @#$%$#@!^&* is what I thought of the idea and @#$%^&^%$#@! is what faced me this morning when I had to go to the loo!! The lambs names keep changing, first is Ethan called his Suuky, then Suuky Pants, then Sam Suuky Pants, now it is called Sammy Bammy, Rueben called his Chocolate ears, eventhough he has a brown nose!! They are putting on weight with milkshakes too, you can't see their hips anymore. Tonight they are sleeping in their own house and David has instructions to put them somewhere else if he wants to keep them warm!!!! Can you tell I am into high maintenance of one's self over being a farmer??!! So, I really hope you have a better night and things get better, I check on you several times a day and am sending you both lots of strength and warm fuzzies.  Brenda 

14-08-2009 19:04 hour
Sandra Parker ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hi Rory
Hows it going down there. I hope you are feeling a little better.Well the wheather here is raining again. Thats right it always rains in the weekend so the lawns wont get mowed again this weekend. I was back at Auckland Hosp on Thursday but after you have seen Drs all you want to do is go home. So i,m sorry I did'nt get to see you. Leigh how are you doing. Keep smiling my friends. Dont forget all your friends are thinking about you. 
 

14-08-2009 15:44 hour
Heni ( Waipoua Forest , nz )

Kiaora Rory and Lee B, Its been a long time since i was on this site and just i'm just catching up with everything of what you two are doing. I see you have some bands so looks like i have to go and get me some too. I also know that i will have to try and check the site more often aye!! Luv you's both.
Ma Te Atua Hei Tiaki,manaaki me awhina ia Korua
Heni 

14-08-2009 15:31 hour
Janine ( New Plymouth , NZ )

Leigh, you amaze me daily with your strength and determination, this is the first website I check each morning and even Michael checks it daily too.  Briana and Kenzie love the photos and often ask how Rory is. Our family would love some Kia Kaha bands I will email you soon.  Keep up the great job you are doing Leigh our thoughts are always with you and your family, Big hug to Rory and Sam. Love Janine