Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dorothy was RIGHT

...... there's no place like home. Yes, even when I have 4 [super] grumpy buyers, a car still in the shop, 6 loads of laundry to fold [I even did 4 loads in NZ?!], a Hubby already back at work [on a "holiday"?!], a now broken printer, no rental car drop-off in sight & no other food in the fridge but the bread my parents brought us last night - - yep, I still love being home.

The trip was a huge success. Trips to NZ always seem to be busy [VERY busy]. Always so many people to see/visit/get in touch with in such a small period of time. However, we made sure to relax on our second to last day there with a day trip to Waiheke Island. I'll retire in NZ any day, if it's here.

I'll be posting a lot of photos from our trip in the next few days. However, I could NOT wait a moment to post this one:

My favorite photo I took. We were lucky enough to go with Poppy on 3 walks around Whangaparaoa & Little & Big Manly - [beaches]. The only thing that would make this photo better would be if you could see this 89 year olds' calves - amazing. I will never forget first meeting Poppy. We sat down to lunch, started talking about our workout routines - look up to see Poppy on the restaurant patio floor doing push-ups!! He was 80 years old at the time! What a man.

The services for Nana were beautiful & I [finally] got a chance to meet most of Mike's family [more on that "experience" later] ;)


Lucy said...

it's great to have you back. hope it was fun and that you had no other suitcase drama coming back =).

amyraye said...

welcome back! we've missed you. i'm so glad you were able to go to the funeral and spend (i hope) quality time with mike's family. funerals can set the best tone- or not. i hope it was the good kind.
i look forward to seeing more pictures and hearing about the rest of your trip.

Karine said...

I, too, have missed you. Glad you call Arizona "home"