Jolly Holiday

After such a long absence from writing… be it blogging, emails, journaling, letters…. I cannot think of any smooth way to slip back into the previous flow.

So we’re just gonna jump right in:


In July. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cuz see… Down here in the Southern Hemisphere it’s ย W I N T E R. Really and truly. And while you in the North are enjoying the long hot days of summer we in the South are in the midst of winter hibernation. Only sadness on sadness, Southern Hemisphere winter has no Christmas! ๐Ÿ˜ฅUNLESS we create one. Which we have.๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Welcome to our Jolly Holiday!

With much Love,



13 thoughts on “Jolly Holiday

    • Hi Karen! Gosh we miss you all! Kids are great and loving life in NZ. Our only sadness is being far from all of you. Thanks tons to you and Joey for getting Jim and Kathy down here! The timing of their visit was impeccable! We look forward to more visitors to NZ when it works, and to our own travels back to the States. California is our gateway to The States so you guys might being seeing more of us than you like! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Love you Andrea! Just caught of glimpse of your wee man the other day… GEM! Daughters are delightful, but there’s something extra special about sons and Moms.

    • AMEN! You’d appreciate hearing too that it has felt like something broke open in the Spirit after pushing through to this ‘Christmas’. It wasn’t easy to make happen but I felt driven to do so. Dusty said to me “Christmas once… Stressful. Christmas twice… What were we thinking!?” But in the end we had such a blast! And the one it effected the most was Dusty. The heaviness that has been over him for the last year seemed to bust open and my Dusty returned. ๐Ÿ™‚ Christmas brings with it Hope. And Wonder. And Love. And Joy… All Bright and shining lights against the darkness in the world that is forever be trying to shove “reality” down our throats.
      Love you! And Merry Christmas!

  1. Wow!!!!! Wonderful pics! Thanks for the update – the kids are growing so fast – you all look happy and healthy….what a great adventure you are having! Love, Tina, Remy and Ashley

    • Tina! I’ve missed bantering over blogs and emails with my special Blackler Aunties!!! You gals are THE BEST!!! I’m so honoured to call you MINE! Love you!

  2. Yay! I was so excited when I saw on my email that you had posted on here!!! Merry Christmas in July! We are in Wanaka doing skiing! Hope to see you after we get back! – Carrie xoxo

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