Wednesday, September 28, 2011


There's a seafood place in Santa Barbara, CA that I managed to get the broth recipe from. When I asked at Red Lobster they acted like it was the end of the world.

It's the white wine that does it. So I had to buy some from Pak n Save tonight and all I could think of was what I was going to tell my fellow Mormons who may have happened upon me shopping for white wine.
I represented and got a local white wine from Ngatarawa Stables. A hint of peach, honey and something else I can't remember without looking at the bottle again.

For my spiritual well being, I boiled the broth double time just in case I wake up with a clam broth hang over.

I forgot the salsa .. but it wasn't the end of the world.

Good good stuff.


I've decided this blog is done. The story was an intense one, but the aftermath is quite boring to people who aren't family.
You are welcome to join us here for future updates on Larry (I'll make tags for informative info regarding him).
There will be no more posts to this one.
It's purpose has been served.

School Cross Country

Here in Ruralville, our kids go to a school that has maybe 50 students. Best school ever. Today was cross country.

We made it a family day and all went down to support the kids.

Nessa's age group were first. She's in black.

I don't know the distance, but it was a 12 minute run.
She came first.

Jeston came 4th or 5th.

Atalya came 3rd.

She's in black too.

Three little coconuts, sitting on the grass ....

Ashty was first.

Shailahzay was 3rd. She's pretty lazy, I thought she'd walk the whole thing then text one of us half way through it to come pick her up.

This one's for Ninz. (you're welcome).

Lunch time with the family.

Uncle Larry didn't like the sunshine.

And just a little something to make one smile.

Go All Blacks!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The weekend

I was sick over the weekend, so I missed the action of my sisters visit.

Saw Larell.

My big niece is home for Australian school holidays. That's her with sister Shai.

We had lambtails.

They're a seasonal thing in NZ. I hadn't had any for about 20 years.

I was reminded how they so are not a delicacy.

Jasiah still has a scream that will make you want to stab yourself in the eye ball.


Rome loved them, but she also eats blue tack.

Larry had one.

Joel-sef is gangsta, he had lots.

I came home and had Cevichie de Camarone.
Thank you.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday Night FHE

McGyver thought it would be awesome to test out our skills in the case of the Apocalypse coming sooner than we hoped.
He tried the Survivor Man way. - Fail.

Then we tried the flint.

It sparked .. but Fail.

Then we tried news paper using the flame from the gas heater inside.

We reheated stew using a mess kit and an A10 can made into a billy.

The kids didn't eat it. They flat out refused.

For dessert we had bananas with white chocolate in them.

Needless to say, we're all going to be pretty screwed when the Apocalypse comes.
Need Bear Grills.
And finally, she got teeth!

Summer part 2

Nessa envisioned this shoot with my nephew Ellis. They pulled it all together very well. Hubs was supposed to be in it, but got stage fright...