Wednesday, 30 November 2011

monsieur chambers

I love and hate reading the "My Utmost For His Highest" devotional by Oswald Chambers.  This morning was a good reminder to stop complaining about what I supposedly "can't" do.

"By the grace of God I am what I am, 
and His grace toward me was not in vain..." 
--1 Corinthians 15:10

The way we continually talk about our own inabilities is an insult to our Creator.  To complain over our incompetence is to accuse God falsely of having overlooked us.  Get into the habit of examining from God's perspective those things that sound so humble to men.  You will be amazed at how unbelievably inappropriate and disrespectful they are to Him.  --Oswald Chambers

I am definitely in desperate need of God's perspective.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

un jour pour dire "merci"

a day to say "thanks"

merci Jésus pour ma soeur
thank you Jesus for my sister

merci pour ma famille
thank you for my family
(tonio, daddy, uncle jerry, tanner)

ma soeur et mon frère
my sister and brother

maman et tante camille avec la dinde
mom and aunt camille with the turkey

attention !
watch out !


les desserts
the desserts

notre salon
our livingroom

la table des enfants - ha !
the kid table - ha !

on était 13 personnes
there were 13 of us

les joux après la fête
the games after the celebration - spoons

je suis encore reconnaissante d'être ici pour "thanksgiving"
i'm thankful to be here for thanksgiving again

--love linz

back in agoura

we are not having any fun

we're just missing papa hutch

sandovals + hutchinsons + petrignanis = crazy

snapping green beans for thanksgiving

lunch with pastor michael and joanna

playing kinect on Xbox with tonio at the olivas home

goal: fly and pop bubbles

best part of this game
watching others makes fools of themselves ;)

joanna stayed with us for a night

turkey surf turnout this year was a bit scarce

julie found us at tower 14 zuma

surfers, film crew and key grip

lazy chops

daddy & chels with chops

the men


my dad on his "new" bike
tonio rebuilt it with new rims, tires and a 7-gear shifting system

we are still enjoying our time here in the states,
and we also look forward to returning home to france
more fun to come, of course

thanks for visiting our blog
--love lindsey

snow my goodness

fun in blaine, washington

snowy night


snow blanket

i got my montana "wide-open-spaces" fix =)

blue and white

 cute little brooklynne


we had fun romping around

charlie loved chasing tonio



my handsome


Monday, 21 November 2011

feeling loved

visiting family and friends

uncle bill

torsten & carla and their littlest one

uncle chris in fairhaven, wa

clark (tonio's cousin), jackie, brooklynne and marcel in blaine, wa

uncle john & barb in bow, wa

chris & sherri

rob & marleen

nick and t

wayne and noah

me and cathy

jordan, michelle and aurelia

 more not pictured:
jeff & jan
peter, abi and elijah
nick, vanessa and sebastien
lil & john, hanna (cousins)
noah, kate and gretta
taylor family

we thank Jesus for the amazing family and friends the He's given us
i hope to share a few more washington photos with you all,
then will come more of california for a couple more weeks =)

--Love Linz