Friday, July 06, 2012

Coming to America

If you're moving from New Zealand to the USA, what better time to arrive than July 4th.  Welcome Boddens!  Enjoy your new adventure.

Arrive in San Antonio at 0:44 a. m. July 4

All afternoon swim.

Waiting for the fireworks.

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Blazing lights and booming sounds.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Most Amazing "not so good" Photo

Out of focus, tilted, not properly framed and lacking a story.  So what makes it amazing?  The tree lives at my sister's house in New Zealand, and I took the photo from my home in San Antonio, Texas in real time. That's amazing! It's the magic of iPad and Facetime.  It allows us to share our daily lives while resideing 9.000 miles apart.

Monday, May 07, 2012

For Dave

You talk about a "golden oldy", this one has seen its golden anniversery, I'm pretty sure. You know the beauty in my lap. Standing behind me is Grandma and sister Susan, who now lives in New Zealand.

Sunday, May 06, 2012


I just finished new covers for my deck furniture. What I had was old, pink and pretty worn. With the hand-holding and encouragement, my friend, Carol Johnson, helped me to renew what had become really shabby. I'm proud of myself, and I really thank Carol for all her help.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

TRIBUTE to Lovely Lady on Valentines Day

How this happened I don't know, but I love it.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Favorite New Zealand Photo

The highlight of our trip has to be all the family time we enjoyed. We are front row and included in my sister's family portrait. The only one missing is husband Tony who had to be in Christchurch on business. Not only did he miss being in the picture, he didn't get an ice cream cone. Took a long time to cone-up this group, and many gobbled theirs down before others were served.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Far North on the North Island

The lovely lady eating fish and chips with Walt is Helen, my sister's sister-in-law who lives in Whangarei. She graciously invited us up for a tour of the far north of NZ. The highlight has to be the viewing of the great kauri trees in New Zealand's rain forests. Many thanks, Helen, for a wonderful outing and all your hospitality.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My NZ Nephews

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What Luck!

Remember the All Black Plane in the photograph a couple of posts back? We got to ride it Monday from Wellington to Auchland! All black leather seats, more room and more luxury. We were thrilled. Then we boarded a 20 passenger prop from the tarmac to Whangarei. How "Casa Blanca" is that!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

View from the Wharf

Really Fresh

Our nephew Brandon gave us the grand tour and got us high on caffeine.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

All Black Surprise

While in the Auckland airport, this beauty popped in. What a treat to get to see up close and personal, especially after these guys just won the world cup. Just part of the adventure of getting here. Delays and layovers and an unexpected day in Fiji.