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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 today...talk 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

17-06-2009 07:40 hour
Kathryn Milich ( Dargaville )

Hey there Rory, whoop whoop to the end of radiotherapy on Monday!  There is a huge picture of you and your dad in the Dargaville and Districts paper this morning and by the look on your face you were totally enjoying shaving his hair off!  Nice job!  It was cool to meet grannie Gardiner on Saturday, she is so lovely and I can see that she is a very special person in your lives.  Korie wished he got to play with you at his house after the shave off, but he had been invited to Caids for the afternoon.  Take care and 'hi' to mum love Kathryn xox

16-06-2009 18:55 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Well Hello how fantastic that you finish on Monday!!!!!!!? Night time here is quite chaotic tonight nobody is doing as they are told!!!? I have to say roll on bedtime!!? Korie came this afternoon and unfortunatly for him we had to go to woolworths! when we dropped him off to Kathryn at 5pm it was very cool outside so i had to wear a hat.? Kody and Ben are enjoying Art intensive week at school Kody is making dinosaurs and Ben is making sea creatures, I cant wait to see the end result.? Take care and keep warm!? lots of love The Johnstons xxxxxxx