Monday, February 28, 2011

Photos from Rich & Judi's Visit

Although things got thrown for a loop while they were here we had some great fun with my parents here in the Auckland area.

We did some hiking, exploring, spent a day on a sailboat cruising around the islands in the harbor, visited some wineries on Waiheke Island, went up to the top of Sky Tower, ate some good food, and enjoyed what Auckland had to offer.

I've posted some photos of our time together at if you care to take a look!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Earthquake Report

I thought I would just put a post up to reassure everyone that the latest Christchurch earthquake, like the one in September, did not affect us this far away in Auckland.  We're all fine.

The devastation in Christchurch is massive this time, however, and they are going through some horrors.  Just awful.  My parents were visiting Christchurch exactly one week ago so we're VERY thankful this did not happen while they were there.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Back in New Zealand

Well, it's been a difficult week and a half but we are back home in Auckland.  The support Anne received from family and friends was just incredible and we are so grateful for that.  And it was great being able to reconnect with people while we were back.

I think I may have had something to do with the miserably cold weather while we were in MN since it seemed to coincide with my arrival and departure.  Oops!  Well, at least there was no snow to speak of.  That would have been worse!  At any rate if feels great being back in summer weather here.

Thanks to all...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sad News

I'm very sorry to report that Anne's mother has passed away and we will be making arrangements to come to Minnesota soon for the funeral.  Please keep her in your thoughts over the coming days...