Thursday, 31 January 2013


j'adore le marché
i love the outdoor market

des fleurs contentes pour juste 2 euros
happy flowers for only 2 euros

When is the last time you bought flowers to brighten up the home?
Go for it !


Tuesday, 29 January 2013


Notre groupe d'étude biblique.
Our Bible study group.

Diana. Elodie. Pia. Me.

Lindsey. Diana.

 Pia. Elodie.


Jésus, je te remercie pour ces filles, ces soeurs.
Jesus, I thank you for these girls, these sisters.


Sunday, 27 January 2013

my friend Carole

vous avez rencontré Carole il y a 2 ans en janvier 2011...
you met Carole 2 years ago in Januray 2011...

Maintenant, on parle français ensemble.  Merci Seigneur pour mes ami(e)s !!!
Now, we speak French together.  Thank you Lord for my friends !!!

--Love Linz

Saturday, 26 January 2013


So, while the tile glue was drying...
Sebastien took me surfing !

I have the coolest brother-in-law.
San Remo, Italy.
Seb shredded.
I snapped pictures.
We both enjoyed the sun.

Thank you Jesus for such a beautiful day.
--Love Linz
ps - I'll get out there next time ! =)

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

surprise remodel

While Pierre and Nancy left for the United States,
Tonio and Sebastien wanted to bless them with a bathroom remodel...

I'm so proud of these guys.
They have done an incredible job.
Self-taught... no training, just a lot of courage, risk, manliness and desire to bless their mom and dad.
 They've never done anything like this before.
I'm so thankful to have such an amazing husband and great bro-in-law.
The two above pictures show the current status as of today (23 Jan, 2013).
Getting so much closer !!!

Pierre and Nancy, you WILL have a shower soon !
Thanks for your patience.
We hope you LOVE it !!!

--Love Lindsey, Tonio, and Sebastien
(more photos to come in the next weeks)

{And special thanks to Hervé, Thomas, Craig and Barb, Pierre M, and the Picq family for your help with manual labor, ideas, tools, suggestions, car usage, etc... and to Calvary Chapel Nice for all the prayers and keeping the surprise a secret =) }

Monday, 14 January 2013

pigeon in the chimney !

the door rings, hippo slippers get kicked off 
it's Burt, the chimney sweep from Mary Poppins, but the French version !

apparently, we should have this shiny metal thing below cleaned out once a year
it goes into a column all the way up to the tippy top of the apartment (3 stories above)
i cannot say that it's been cleaned recently

so "Burt" comes in, removes the metal pipe and pulls out a dead pigeon and a dead quail
um...disgusting !
i think he was trying to convince me that his company was the best and cheapest
blah... blah... blah...

i didn't care - i was convinced
just clean that thing !
 our hot water heater works like this
you see the fire?
hence the need for a "chimney"
 so, he goes to get his singing and dancing props...
i mean, he gets his chimney sweeping broom thingy
and attaches about 5 or 6 extensions to clear it all the up to the roof

i, the American country girl, am impressed, and
he definitely likes that he's got a newbie in the audience

below is about 5 pounds (2 1/4 kilos) of pure disgusting
i'm sure you found the pigeon feet

anywho, this house-bred, country gal learned a lot today about apartments
and it solidified my hypothesis about the stupidity of the pigeon race

i hope you are not too grossed out
it's pretty funny

love from an apartment in Nice with a very clean, pigeon-free chimney,