Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Soccer and barbecue with the parents

I have been such a neglectful blogger this month! But it's not without reason -- Jake's parents were here on a visit all the way from Rose Hill, Kansas. We have too many photos to count and so many adventures to tell, so I'll just hit the highlights. The morning after they arrived in Wellington we greeted them with a barbecue and a soccer game.

Jake had a full grill and smoked a bunch of meat -- way more food than we needed so we were eating leftovers for a week. It was great!

We had some friends come over and show us how excited they were that the Wellington Pheonix made it to the A-League semi-final.

Our game in Westpac Stadium was an exciting one and we ended up winning.

Over the next couple of days, Jim and Adena had the chance to recover from their jetlag and get to know our little village suburb of Khandallah. They found the lawn bowls club and some friendly folks even invited them to try it out.

They were also happy to find the Parson's Nose Bakery Cafe -- Parsons is Adena's maiden name so we had to document the find with this photo.

And of course visiting Wellington isn't worth the trip if you don't take a walk around the harbour. This is one of our well known works of art.

We had our wonderful neighbors over for a meal. We enjoyed a pavlova (delicious fluffy dessert) prepared by June.

And we climbed to the top of Mt. Kaukau for some amazing views of the city, harbour and ocean.

I'll share more soon, but I have to run to work now. Can't wait to tell you about wine and volcanoes and WWI aircraft and boats and men in kilts. What a fun time we've had!

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