Author Archives: NZ Filbruns

About NZ Filbruns

A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.

Dead Boring Concert 2018

Even though we have moved away from Canterbury, we were still able to participate in this year’s Dead Boring Concert with our old homeschool group. The children wanted to perform a skit this year, so they enlisted the help of … Continue reading

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October 2018 Photos

Little Miss taught herself to write her name the way it is on this picture. For a week or so, she spelled it MPI (or IPM or PMI). Then she added the A. Later that evening, Esther showed her how … Continue reading

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Jet Boat Race

Thursday morning, a friend called to tell us that there was a jet boat race happening on the Grey River, and the boats would finish at the bridge over the Ahaura River just down the hill from us. She gave … Continue reading

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River and Tadpoles

A couple of weeks ago, we spent a Sunday with friends who were camping beside a river about 30-40 minutes drive from us. It was a beautiful, sunny warm day, just perfect for being outside—although a couple of us got … Continue reading

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Young Bicyclists

Mr. Imagination wanted to build a car for himself. He ended up with a wooden contraption that his brothers helped him mount on a bicycle. It looks pretty funny, but he had a lot of fun with it for awhile! … Continue reading

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Book Review—The Vintage Wren

About the Book Book Title: the Vintage Wren Volume 1 Author: Chautona Havig Genre: Christian / Fiction / General / Romance Release date: May 25, 2016 (still in progress) The Vintage Wren is a serial novel released in episodes on … Continue reading

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Waiuta

Last Sunday, because several people had colds, we didn’t go anywhere for church. Instead, we had a meeting at home (minus Gayle, because he’s in America spending a little time with his mother), and then packed a picnic lunch and … Continue reading

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Product Review—Brinkman Adventures Season 6

We have been listening to the Brinkman Adventures audio dramas ever since the first season was released. We’ve enjoyed some episodes more than others, of course; some have been absolutely great, and others were not quite so interesting but still … Continue reading

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September 2018 Photos

We watched a video one day of a man collecting dead leaves, twigs, flowers, and other things and building insects out of them, so Mr. Imagination decided to try his hand at it. This was his creation. He sure has … Continue reading

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Skits for Grandma

A year ago, when we were in America, we helped celebrate my mom’s birthday. One of the things our children did was to perform four skits for the family. Their acting was not very polished, and at first they were … Continue reading

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