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New Zealand III

We had a couple of days before Michelle and Brian showed up so we took the TSS Ernslaw (a ferry) across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak farm. Walter Peak is a 6,000 ft peak that is fairly pretty and back … Continue reading

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New Zealand Part II

One day, while we were driving, we came up over a ridge and saw the most amazing blue lake we’ve ever seen. The blue is hard to describe, but we had to stop because we just couldn’t believe it was … Continue reading

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New Zealand

A long time ago, Abby went to New Zealand as part of her degree in Playing and Having Fun. That’s a real degree that she got at BYU for going kayaking, water-skiing, hiking, and playing Ultimate Frisbee a lot. Not … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2016: Bali

Work lately has been pretty demanding—I got nominated to participate in Nike’s Xcelerate program, a leadership development effort that combines some elements of a condensed MBA and a strategic priority project with a global team. Marshall likens it to having … Continue reading

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Cambodian Thanksgiving

The kids get a break from school for Thanksgiving, even though we’re in Japan, thanks to attending the American international school. Someone Betsy knows had recently gone to Cambodia and told her it was the greatest place since Disneyland and … Continue reading

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Taka’s Studio

We like to get family pictures taken each year around Thanksgiving. The timing stems from our habit of using the photo in our Christmas cards. I mentioned it at work one day and Stewart said that Taka was an amateur … Continue reading

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