Friday, February 11, 2011

change of circumstances

My parents have been visiting for the week which has been fun (for me at least, maybe a little boring for Amalia). We toured around Raglan, Mount Maunganui, and the Coromandel for a few days. The semi-unexpected thing that happened is my Grandma died while they were here. She got really sick right before they came so they were going to cancel their trip but she was very adamant that they come. So I am flying back to the United States with them. I'm totally ok with that, I have had a really great holiday in New Zealand. Amalia is going to go see the South Island with this guy Keaton who is also visiting from Utah. So that is the new plan. I still need to do some posts about our Mordor hike but after that my posts will all be cold and snowy. We have talked about Amalia being a "guest blogger" so she can still post what she is doing on my blog but we haven't decided, so if you are just reading to check on Amalia, I'll let you know where to look next. Meanwhile, enjoy some pictures of my parents and I fishing on the ocean for snapper. We had the best fish fry ever last night.


The Payne family said...

Oh Ashley, I'm sorry to hear about your grandma. Are you going to be staying in the state then or will you go back to NZ?

Tif said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma. I never quite know what to say but I do know what it feels like to lose a grandparent and thats why I'll be thinking and praying for you.

On a happy note. I'm thrilled you are coming back. can you please come back to work and be my buddy again. Also I need a girl to climb with. I've missed you quite a bit.

Second happy note. I LOVE those pictures of your mom and the fish. They make me so happy. What a brave lady!

The Denning Family said...

I'm sorry about your grandma Ashley.
Looks like it was fun to have your parents with you.
Safe travels back home!

Brad said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma. Love your pictures, looks like you had a great time!
Brad Fallon