24-06-2009 13:17 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hi!? Wow Rory it was really cool to see you at School today, I bet you were a little bit nervous...thats okay.? Your mask looked really impressive!? I bet you are gald you dont have to wear that again!? Look forward to seeing you again tomorrow.? Take care love Trudi xxx

23-06-2009 18:25 hour
Sharon Strongman ( Whangarei , New Zealand )

Hi Rory. I went to visit my dad/mum this afternoon (Uncle Hami/Aunty Hilary). Mum showed me the photo of you and your bestest friend who has had his hair shaved off. How cool is that, a mate who will always be there with you I'm sure, a life long friend. My sister, Lorraine, had her birthday on Sunday (I better not say how YOUNG she is haha) and her daughter, Holly, made her a yummy as chocolate cake. It was very nice. I am going to go for a walk now with my bestest friend who has four legs and his name is Cyprus. He is a Rotty Cross and he is 9 years old. You have a great week Rory. Love to you and your whanau. See ya. Sharon X X

22-06-2009 20:37 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Congratulations on completing your radiotherapy!  We look forward to seeing your smiling face around Dargaville again! 
Sounds like you had another cool weekend, we cant wait to see your new buggy.  Our Stella turned 2 about excitement!  Kody had the day off school because of his cough and I had to bribe Ben to go to school by buying him his lunch!
Take Care and we will see you real soon!!!!!!  Lots of Love The Johnstons.
P.S  It was pretty cold on Sunday I had to wear a hat inside all day! How do you do it???

20-06-2009 08:33 hour
Kathryn Milich ( Dargaville )

Wow, powerful entry on the 18th Leigh, and you know me, I cried!  I cried for your experiences, your pain, your hope, the known and unknown.  The encounter with the maori in the domain sounded beautiful and was a little reminder to me of an experience we had with a local maori during a very trying time in our lives, which seemed to make a difference.  Angels walk among us and just maybe you encountered one this week!  Have a brilliant weekend Sean, Leigh,Sam and Rory love from Kathryn, Gordon, Jamie and Korie xox

19-06-2009 11:26 hour
Michelle Turner ( Palmerston North , New Zealand )

Hi Leigh, Rory, Sean and Sam - wow Leigh, yesterdays entry is both heartwrenching, and heartwarming.  You are having to learn and understand all of the medical terminology and 'sensible' hat on making sure you take it all in, while being a Mum/parent at the same time, when all you want to do is probably cry - you really do have my admiration, you are being so strong, and its great tht you take in everything and are able to pass it on to us here on the website.  And Rory, you are being so strong and brave, just keep on hanging in there, hopefully the man in the domain did what you need him to. - And I see from the new photos what you mean about those lovely eyelashes - you'll just have to grown them back twice as beautiful when this is over.

19-06-2009 10:30 hour
Lorraine, Martin and Holly HUTCHINSON ( Whangarei , New Zealand )

Hey Rory, I have just done another weeks worth of printouts for Uncle Hami & Aunty Hilary. Again, they send their love & good wishes. The new set of photos are great. I liked the ones of you all baking scones. I would like to share my Holly's (age 12) scone recipe with you; it is so easy peasy, she makes them all the time and they are a big hit. Your Aunty Lale & Aunty Deirdre have tried. Ask Mum if you can make them, okay? You will need 2 C selfraising flour, 1/4 C caster sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 125ml lemonade, 125ml cream.  Preheat oven to 220 degrees. Place dry ingredients into large bowl & combine well. Add cream & lemonade & mix to form soft dough.  Turn out onto floured board & knead lightly. Press dough gently & pat until approx 2cm thick. Cut into 8 squares. Arrange on lined baking tray, brush tops with little milk & bake for 10-15mins till tops lightly brown.  Makes 8 large scones.  Cheers Rory and you have a great weekend!!!      

18-06-2009 19:31 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

By Crikey Rory your a bit handsome in those photos aye!  Sent a shiver down my spine.  Leigh your not too bad yourself!  Lovely Lovely photos.  Tomorrow a DPS Kody informs me that they are drawing a lifesize Dinosaur!  to en Art intensive week...should be interesting.  I hope you have had a good week.  Travel safely home tomorrow.  Lots of love The Johnstons xxxxx

18-06-2009 10:19 hour
Auntie Teri ( Gold Coast , Australia )

Hey Rory - love the new photos and seeing your cheeky grin!  I showed the photos to the people at work and they all wanted to know who the handsome young man was!  Take care, lots and lots of love - Auntie Teri - xxxx

18-06-2009 10:08 hour
Kathryn Milich ( Dargaville )

I'm totally loving the new photos!  Beautiful, beautiful pictures of you both.  Rory you have the most amazing eyes, that close up picture that fades in and out is one very powerful snapshot, I love it!  You are such a handsome young man.  Love Kathryn xox

17-06-2009 22:00 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Well hellooooo!  Looks like you can mix up a mean batch of scones Rory!  (I like to think I am a bit of a scone whizz as well!) Sounds like the Bead lady did not have such a good day I hope she is okay.  Today I walked downtown before school pick up called into Mums shop then went to a meeting at the Kindergarten.  After the meeting Stella and I picked up the boys and we walked home in the chilly afternoon air.  Once home I couldnt find my house keys...ANYWHERE!  after a few stressful minutes I managed to track them down at the Kindy and the lovely Head Teacher (Heather) brought them up to me!  What a dingbat I am!!Kody and Ben thought it was pretty funny, I couldnt see the funny side.  Anyway its pretty cold here tonight, I hope you are nice and warm down there.....Home soon YIPPEE!!!!!! Lots of love The Johnstons xxxxxx