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  1. Oh, I am honored to be the first comment here! I commented on another post, too…I am a novice blog-commenter. Love you, King and all you Klinks. 🙂

    Comment by Kristine — October 16, 2009 @ 1:26 pm

  2. Hey Chrislyn, Rory and Nora,

    Wow, you have already done so much!!!! We got your card in the mail and it really made us miss you lots! We enjoyed having you stay with us the weekend of Granny’s birthday party! You all please be safe and I will keep reading your blogs! I am going to e-mail Brandon in hopes that he can read his e-mails too!

    Love you lots,

    Comment by Tammie — November 6, 2009 @ 9:32 am

  3. We are really enjoying reading about your trip. Your Mom & Dad shared some of your writings with us during our trip to Williamsburg. We had a great time just being together. Lots of rain…power outages but good fellowship together. We agree with Rory about some of the foods. They would make a sure fire way to lose weight. Give our love to Rory and Nora. Keep the updates coming. We Love you….ARJ & S

    Comment by ARJ & S — November 13, 2009 @ 4:37 pm

  4. Chrislyn,
    What an amazing journey thus far. I know your kids will have such fond memories of their travels, and they will last a life time. Again, Chrislyn I am in awe of you… To hear about Rory’s 8th brithday at the ninja house and the krinkled what look like worms… You are a brave warrior chrislynson… Can’t wait to read more. Stay safe and enjoy your travels.

    Comment by Julie — November 14, 2009 @ 12:23 pm

  5. Oh, it’s great to see you guys. It looks like quite an adventure. big hugs to each of you. I love the food pictures. Rory, what a birthday! I am happy that you got to do some things you love. I love you, Lorraine

    Comment by Lorraine — November 17, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

  6. Thanks for the blog, I am going to share with my kids. You are our virtual journey around the world. Thanks for sharing. Good luck and be safe

    Comment by Kelly Torres — December 4, 2009 @ 4:15 pm

  7. Do you know how thrilled I am to be reading this blog! I just blogged about it and have gotten all my friends reading it. I’m amazed by this trip. How freaking brave! You are a roadschooler. I think that the kids and I are going to follow you on a world map.

    We’ll be in touch.

    Love to all.

    Comment by Sally — December 4, 2009 @ 11:13 pm

  8. Hey guys!,
    Y’all look like you’re having a blast!! I’m so jealous (and miss you lots).
    Chrislyn – I have emailed you a couple of times and was just wondering if it works and how you guys are doing, so let me know if I have the wrong adress or something! Thanks:)

    Comment by Linnea Pittman — December 15, 2009 @ 8:05 pm

  9. dear Chrislyn,
    It looks like you are havng quite an adventure, lots of fun and getting to meet lots of people. Rory and Nora seem to be so accepting of where they are and who they are with—I am sure that they are following your lead. You are an incredible person. I miss you.
    I got your post card. I am adding it to my breastfeeding collection. I sent an email on thanksgiving not too sure if you are reading emails or sticking just to this. I can certainly understand not wanting to be on electronics when you have all the world to experiece.
    The warm”ish” weather looks wonderful. we are deep into snow. I x-country skied, for the first time since my accident last february, thursday. Yipppee! I did it. We cut our christmas tree, spent the day at the yurt and then steve skied with it on his should back to the car.
    today is Jim’s 19th birthday. big breath. He has some friends coming over to play axis and allies and have pizza. tomorrow we will celebrate as a family.
    I love you,

    Comment by Lorraine — December 19, 2009 @ 12:54 pm

  10. Chrislyn-
    It is so awesome to be following your trip. Thank you for the effort you are putting into your blog. The pictures are great and your writing is so entertaining! You write just like you talk. What a thrill this is for us…thank you for taking us with you, as best you can! Thank the children for me, too! I have an email to send you, instead of here…let me know if you get it.

    Merry Christmas!

    Comment by Kristine — December 20, 2009 @ 5:00 pm

  11. What a FABULOUS, ADVENTUROUS trip you are having! You and Brandon were mentioned this morning as we recalled our wonderful Germany etc. trip! Continue with all your fun!

    Comment by Barb — December 28, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

  12. Was closing up for tonight and the place just issssnt the way with ur…ruckus 😉 haha. Thanks for keeping me entertained! Tree kangaroo painting here I come (with glass of red for inspiration). Peace

    Comment by Damo — January 16, 2010 @ 6:39 am

  13. Hey world travelers! Your site is fantastic. We miss you. I can’t believe you left over a year ago. So I have a question…can my church send comfort supplies to your husband’s unit? They started a collection about a month ago (After Thanksgiving) and asked me for help with locating a recipient for the treats. I totally understand whatever you decide. I just don’t have a lot of close friends with deployed soldiers and finding deployed units on line is not easy. Anyway, Take care, enjoy your adventures and smile as often as possible.
    With much love~Jenifer Ruschell

    Comment by Jenifer Ruschell — January 19, 2010 @ 8:36 am

  14. Dear Chrislyn,
    Mom and I are looking at your blog. What an adventure. What a Mom! They look like they are right at home–just like you when you travel.
    I love you,

    Comment by Lorraine — January 31, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

  15. Hello from snowy North Carolina,
    We have enjoyed reading of your adventures!!! What world travelers you are! Where are you now? Last blog was Jan 24th.
    We enjoyed seeing your parents a few weeks ago…it had been a really long time. Let us hear from you at first chance.
    Love to you all,

    Comment by Tom and Ann Parrish — February 4, 2010 @ 11:34 am

  16. Love keeping up with you! You are so brave!

    Comment by marie butler — February 26, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

  17. Hola Senora,
    Te veo y me alegro que todo esta bien. (Tambien me siento un poquito envidiosa.) No se cuando regresas a Savannah pero espero una llamada. Que Dios te sigues bendiciendo!
    Tu Hermana,
    Leticia 🙂

    Comment by Leticia Chaparro — March 3, 2010 @ 10:01 pm

  18. Chrislyn, Rory, and Nora,

    I just checked in for the first time in a couple of months. WOW…I am glad that Rory is getting back to normal, how scary! Thanks for the post card.

    How is Brandon? Have you hooked up for his R&R? Spring has arrived in P’burg and it is beautiful. Yes, you are welcome to stay with us when you come here for a visit. Much love, Z.

    Comment by Z. & Gordon — April 6, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

  19. Dear Chrislyn,
    Just catching up on where you are. I am glad that Rory is feeling better. It sounds like you are being kind and gentle with yourself and accepting life on life’s terms.
    I am sending you an email with my life’s details.
    I love you and miss you

    Comment by lorraine — April 7, 2010 @ 1:40 pm

  20. Are you planning anything special for your birthday tomorrow? I am thinking about you.

    Comment by Lorraine — April 17, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

  21. So glad Rory, Nora and you are able to continue your wonderful travels!

    Comment by Barb — May 11, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

  22. What wonderful times! The four of you together!
    Hugs, Barb

    Comment by Barb — May 20, 2010 @ 9:22 am

  23. Hi Lady! I’ve been hearing rumors of this trip and this blog, and am just now getting to see it. Fantastic! You have a beautiful family. I hope to catch up with you on your next visit to Sylva. Cheers! Rose

    Comment by Rose — July 1, 2010 @ 10:20 am

  24. The children are changing so much, beautifully so. Amazing pictures you send!
    Here it is sweet corn and butterbean time! Blackberries, too. (There is a famous quote from Welty and Faulkner about this when they were saavoring mid-day fare in Paris.)
    I had the joy of having Ella Miranda with me solo for a week! Then Sally Britt, John B., and Ruby came for a long weekend. We picked vegetables of every kind at my friends’ garden. That night Ruby was gobbling butterbeans off of her plate and anyone else’s within reach!
    We miss you. Be safe.
    Love and hugs to all of you.

    Comment by marie — July 18, 2010 @ 6:52 pm

  25. Hi Chrislyn, Rory, and Nora,

    I had to think about Rory this morning when Isabella and I were doing the Tyrannosaurus Rex – “Aaahhhgrr!!!” Great to see you on the images and read through the stories!
    Are you still in Germany? We´d love to see you again …

    jo, Bine and Isabella

    Comment by Jo Bine Isabella — August 15, 2010 @ 3:26 am

  26. Hi, Chrislyn, Rory, and Nora!
    I just looked over your blog entries for the first time in a long time…Rory! Love the haircut! Eli is missing you, asking about you, praying for you…wondering when you’ll be back. We all love you all and it is awesome to see all the things you’re seeing, at least in small part. We love you and look forward to seeing you again soon…when are you coming back this way?

    Blessings, hugs, and MORE love,

    Comment by Kris Walker — August 16, 2010 @ 11:17 pm

  27. Chrislyn,

    I followed your blog for a while (thanks for my dad) but haven’t checked back in until today. I just sent you an email but decided it might be wise to post a comment here since I’m not sure the email I have for you is still good.

    I’m sorry we kinda lost touch. Been wanting to reconnect for a while now. Logan is 5 and started kindergarten after Labor Day — a Waldorf school. Waverly is 2 1/2 and is quite a character. Katie is in the process of trying to start a doula business.

    I’m at VCU, fundraising for the School of Nursing and contemplating what’s next, including pursuing a PhD through a VCU program called Media, Art and Text.

    How is your granny? Something recently made me think about her and you (it may have been when I took a detour to Micro on the way back from a Benson visit to point out Grandma’s house to Logan).

    Which reminds me … Did I ever show you the film I made with my grandma, the one about her biscuits? Here’s the link:

    Hope you, Brandon, Nora and Rory are doing well.



    Comment by James Parrish — September 29, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

  28. Merry Christmas Chrislyn, Brandon, Rory and Nora!
    Hugs from NC!

    Comment by Shelly — December 23, 2010 @ 4:57 pm

  29. Hola Crislyn como estan,recibi tu tarjeta de Navidad gracias por acordarte de mi eres una muy buena amiga,siempre que te iba a escribir pero nunca me hice de tiempo hasta ahora que he visto lo que esta pasando en New Zeland,espero que Reachel and family esten bien as escuchado algo de ellos? Espero que se encuentren bien te quiero mucho amiga un beso grande a tu familia,Claudia.

    Comment by Claudia Escobar — February 22, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

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