Tuesday, 29 May 2012


just a few glimpses of the past 2 weeks

 tonio started a part-time job in Cannes last week

a walk into the hills of Nice with 2 other friends on Saturday

 i did sound at church on Sunday - tonio taught me

pedicure: merci Princesse de Nice !

my handy-with-any-and-everything husband changed my pedals !!!
thank you love.

voilà - not sure all who read this,
but i hope you enjoy the posts
i enjoy keeping you all updated on our lives

--Love Linz

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Hot dogs and Colors

we had about 30 people in our home to celebrate Tonio's 30th birthday !

apartment barbecuing - not bad, huh?
this electric contraption is incredible

 the theme was hot dogs, sausage, beer and wear colors 

elodie, seb, nathalie

nasim and nancy

the rowdy corner

we love having a full living room

if you squint, you can see tonio in the back corner

morris and francis 

[photo by Pierre]
joyeux anniversaire tonio !!!
( do you like our colorful outfits? )

[photo by Thomas H.]
the brothers with tonio's new ukulélé

notes in the bathroom:
"Did you sign my card in the entryway?"  AND  "I can see you ! Hehe"

"Thanks for signing my card !"

Nancy and I had fun looking through old photos.

"Write your name on your cup.  Thanks."

"Something to drink?"

"Hi !"

"Enjoy your meal !"

a few months - 5 years-old

6 - 10 years

11 - 15 years

16 - 20 years

21 - 25 years

26 - 29 years

30 blessed years !

another display of memories in the living room

used an empty photo frame for a note to my chéri

some of his gifts: wetsuit, ukulélé and tools

 Seb, thanks for flying down from Paris.
Thomas & Maëva, thanks for driving down from Grenoble.
Chels, thanks for bringing the wetsuit over the Atlantic.
Everyone, thanks for your love for us, for Tonio.

Tonio, thanks for choosing me to be in your timeline.
Jesus, thank you for my husband and,
this crazy life together with You at the center.

Let the adventures continue !!!

--Love Linz

soccer, a.k.a. football

i love watching my husband play football

go number 5 !!!

he played defense this day

this is the team he's played with for a few years now
i must say, tonio is really good and fun to watch

--proud wife, L

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

thirty : 30

thankful that God created my handsome 30 years ago

chocolate chip banana pancakes and bacon

presents AND mail

brunch with my babe

ages 0-30... it's so fun to see the progression
{thanks Nancy for getting out the "picture boxes"}

homemade German chocolate cake with debut decorations
{thanks Julie for the kit - can't wait to get better at it}

Later, Pierre and Nancy came over for cake, ice cream and champagne.

my family sent this hideously hilarious card - had to film it

Thank you to everyone who helped make Tonio's birthday special.
Your emails and texts made his day.
This Friday, we're having the official party !

--Love Linz

Sunday, 20 May 2012

saturday stroll

my husband is one of the most creative people i know
some ideas can be processed for months
some are cleverly spontaneous

This particular saturday was the latter:

He asked me out on an Oreo cookie date ! =)

We walked to a local plaza and ate Oreos, the white chocolate-covered kind.

We read books while intermittently people and dog-watching.

...our view to the right...

...and to the left...

 Then we walked to Place Masséna to meet up with our friend Wil, a soccer buddy.
(Yes, that's giant, naked Apollos behind us.) 

 We watched the Champion's League Final together.

 Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea
(the guys were happy - Chelsea won; I was for Munich)

And we finished our day with another stroll through Place Masséna with Wil.

To see Tonio laughing
enjoying an Oreo, 
yelling at a tv screen with a friend,...
makes me so thankful to have such a wonderful, fun-loving husband.

Thank you Jesus for my husband and for friends.

--Love Linz