Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Another week gone by...shown in pictures...

Wow......I can hardly believe that another week has gone by.  Anybody else feel like time has sped up???  In just 4 short days my parents will be heading back to the States.  Well, let's not think about that right now....Instead I'll show you some of what we've been up to.

Seeing sea lions on the beach.  I did not dare to get quite so close.  My Dad thought it was a great birthday present.

One of our stops at Nugget point in the Catlins....NZ's Southern Scenic Route.

A true New Zealand road block.  Loved seeing this and capturing it!

 Yellow eyed penguins....the world's rarest.  We saw four on this beach.  Soooo cool!!!

Playing around with our self timer at this beautiful waterfall.

We stayed in this house after a long day of seeing wildlife, scenery, and driving.  It was nice to celebrate my Dad's birthday with him here.

Bluff, NZ....end of the road.  Literally!  

Player of the day and a super muddy field!!  Aron was quite proud of this dirty uniform.  And I was quite proud that my bleach job made his shorts white again.  Seriously....who chooses white for boy's soccer????  (it may seem random to have soccer pictures in the middle of trip pictures but we were gone for a few days and then back home for a day of school, Weight Watchers for me, and soccer/rugby for the boys.  Then back on the road!)

Moeraki cool.  Just looks like big marbles on the beach.

Earthquake damage in Christchurch...our first NZ home.

But it was a beautiful, warm day there.  This is the pier and kites on the beach.

 Brown fur seals in Kaikoura.....2 hours north of where we lived in Christchurch.  6 hours north of Dunedin.  There is a waterfall 20 mins north of Kaikoura where seal pups play while their mothers hunt at sea.  We saw well over 100 there!  It was SO cool!!

The home....we stayed in.  Cozy and close to the beach!  We saw some really cool starfish in the tide pools.  Which the people that we borrowed the batch from said they've never seen before.  We felt quite lucky to see them.

Well, this has been our week in pictures.  We have a few things left on our list of "want to do's".  Including some scrapbooking with my mom.  :)  Its been so good to have them here!  Back soon with some layouts!


  1. Beautiful pictures, it looks like you've been having a great time. Sorry to hear the parents have to leave so soon!

  2. I know how you feel- living abroad times with family are special -although only live round the corner from home compared to you and your family!

  3. Thanks for the picture updates. Beautiful scenery. I am glad you are having a great visit. Love to you all. michelle

  4. I loveeeeeeeeeee the photos!! Looks like you all had an amazing time! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


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