Dear Family & Friends: We are having so many new and exciting adventures to tell you about. We get up around 5:45am and go as fast as we can until bedtime, learning our new responsibilities and having a peek at this BEAUTIFUL country. We hope in this blog we can express how blessed we are to testify of Jesus Christ and serve Him in this amazing corner of the world! HAERE MAI* to our blog, we're glad you are visiting us!.....(*This means 'WELCOME' in the Maori language)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Shells, Shells & More Shells

It has been fun for us to collect seashells as we visit all the beautiful beaches in New Zealand.  We've only been here a short time, and already have learned to be selective in what we keep because there are so many.

We usually find a sack full of lovely shells when we walk on our Takapuna beach where we live, but this day we couldn't believe what we saw.  It looked like the ocean just threw up!  There must have been some weather related incident off shore that caused this.

Here is our booty.  This is after we got home, sorted and discarded a bunch.  Our keepers also include several unusual shells and a starfish out on the balcony drying.

Soon those shells will join these shells sitting on our coffee table.


  1. Wow! I think your description of the ocean throwing up fits perfectly! What a prize! A wonderful find. blessings ~ tanna

  2. Let me guess what your new decor will be when you get home . . . If it were me it would be lots of those shells, cleverly used as you did in that bottom photo, except I don't have the decorator's eye like you do.

  3. And every one is perfect. What a treasure. I love seashells.

  4. We LOVE sea shells. You have a beautiful collection. Hope they let you bring a big suitcase home full of them. I'll send ya some money so you can load up for us. We would love some. We miss you and the kids love you.

  5. Wow! Those are amazing! Although describing the ocean as throwing up sea shells sounds like something my boys would say.