The koru is the Māori name given to the new unfurling fern frond and symbolizes
new life, growth, strength and peace.
Photo by Whitney
Sunday, October 2, 2011
New Zealand Family
This weekend we were able to visit with our dear friends, family really, from New Zealand. Auntie Hoki and Uncle Owen have been family friends with my side of the family for over 60 years. They became our adoptive Grandparents in New Zealand and we owe much of our wonderful experience there, to them. We hadn't seen them for two years, (since the last time they came for General Conference) and the children had been asking weekly for those two years when we would see them again! Auntie Hoki brought lollie's for the children and we had a wonderful time catching up and remembering wonderful times. We will miss them dearly until we see them again.
Our family loves travel, hiking, camping, birding, reading alound,
biking and playing games together. We currently live in Utah with our 5 children.
Whitney, 17 is a serious student and award winning needle felter. Steve L. is 15 and a Boy Scout. He is a Lego enthusiast, a veracious reader, and a great actor and public speaker. Daniel is 12 and a 1st class Scout and competition fencer. Janey is 10 and loves life. She loves being on the swim team, sewing, cooking and playing the violin. Ellie is 7. She loves dancing, reading and is quite the artist.