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Brann's Farm

videoWell it has been a long time since we've updated our blog. We've been busy. As usual life is busy but we've also experienced a great deal since coming to New Zealand. This video is from a place called Brann's Farm. It's private farm that is open to the public for camping, sliding, swinging, tubing, hiking, glow worms and fun. Our kids love this place and it is awesome that the owner's open it for us to enjoy. There are acres of native bush to hike through as well as a grove of California Redwoods. Enjoy the video and we hope to have several updates in the next week.

Christmas And Boxing Day

For my mother and other lurkers out there here is the long awaited Christmas day and boxing day video. For Boxing Day (the day after Christmas for you USAers) we went to Graham and Linda's house to have fun and feast all day. As you will see from the video it was as much fun as promised so watch the video, laugh and enjoy!
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Star of The Week


During the last term of the year both Sara and Jace received Star of the Week for their class. It is given to a student who shows improvement, works hard, or simply does a good job. They were both excited to win. Sara and Jace are adjusting well to life in New Zealand. Sara had trouble joining in at the start but has sorted that and is doing well. Because the school year is different here Jace was behind his age group. We have a wonderful friend in the church who has been tutoring Jace on reading and he is already ahead of where Sara was after a whole year of Kindergarten. They want to put him in year two which is like the States' 1st grade after only the equivalent of 6 weeks of Kindergarten. We are unsure about that and continuing to pray about it. They are both making friends and enjoying life. They just finished a week of gymnastics and Sara will be taking dance and Jace will be playing soccer this first term of School. They are growing up so fast.