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.

PLEASE READ! Goodbye.

This is it. This is the end of this blog. I have run out of space to store photos on this free platform which I have been using since I started blogging in 2011. The good news? I’m going to … Continue reading

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Brunner Mine

Every time we go to town, we pass the Brunner Mine memorial. We’ve been wanting to stop there ever since we moved in February, but never took the time until a few weeks ago. We read a book titled The … Continue reading

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November 2018 photos Part 2

Here are the rest of the random photos from November. Princess tried out the bag of walnuts for a bed one evening. She soon decided it was too lumpy and hard, and moved to the laundry hamper. We got home … Continue reading

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November 2018 Photos Part 1

November was a busy month! I ended up with a lot of photos that don’t really work for their own posts, so I’ll divide them in half. The strip canoe is coming along nicely. This was early November; by now … Continue reading

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Book Review—The Three Faces of Nellie

Book: The Three Faces of Nellie Author: Robynne Elizabeth Miller Genre: Non-fiction, Historical Release Date: November, 2016 Publisher: Practical Pioneer Press Whether you love her, hate her, or love to hate her, Nellie Oleson is one of the most recognizable … Continue reading

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Arthur’s Pass

About a month ago, the children and I had to go to Christchurch to renew our American passports. We left the city in good time and headed back across the mountains to our side of the island. The plan was … Continue reading

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Kittens

We have a problem. This problem takes the shape of seven very cute little kittens—but there are seven of them! We came home from Christchurch on the 13th of November, and when I was walking into the house Grizzly called … Continue reading

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Book Review—Comfort and Joy

Book: Comfort & Joy Author: The Christmas Lights Collection: Alana Terry, Toni Shiloh, Cathe Swanson, Chautona Havig Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance, Cozy Mystery, Suspense, Christmas Release Date: October 16, 2018 The third-annual Christmas Lights Collection is pleased to present: Comfort … Continue reading

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Orwell Creek

We are able to walk to a creek in about 5 minutes, and reach the spot where it empties into the river in 10 minutes. The boys found a spot that is deep and calm enough for swimming, so twice … Continue reading

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Poppies!

A couple of weeks ago, most of the children stayed with me over in Canterbury for a couple of extra days so that we could spend a day with our homeschool group. On one of those days, we visited a … Continue reading

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