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Leaving California for New Zealand

For those of you not caught up on the news for us van Rijs here in Irvine, I thought it would be good to put out a post on what is happening with us over the coming months.

We are leaving California at the beginning of November and heading back to Christchurch, New Zealand. We […]

Catalina Summer holiday

Still on catchup with all the activities of the Summer but one of our highlights was 4 days over at Catalina Island in July.  We were invited by our friends to attend a family camp with them at the Campus by the Sea camp for a week of fun and fellowship. […]

Jo and Jem back home

Legoland fun, originally uploaded by Craig vR.

I drove Joanna, Jem, Luke and Anna back to the LAX airport yesterday evening for their flight back to NZ.

We have had a great month with them staying, fitting in lots of So Cal fun in the sun. They wil be back home now and we hope they […]

Anna’s Birthday Cake

Anna’s Birthday Cake, originally uploaded by Craig vR.

It has been Anna’s third birthday here while they have been visiting us in Irvine. Here is her Birthday cake celebration in all its joy with her big cousins.

Luke and Anna visiting Irvine from NZ

It is great to have Luke and Anna (plus Jo and Jem) over from New Zealand for a summer holiday spectacular. They arrived in LA on the plane on June 22nd and will be with us until the 16th of July.

We have lots of activities lined up but it is just […]