Wednesday, 29 January 2014


i like how football is played with feet here =)
makes more sense to me

tonio played a great game - i'm amazed at his skills, seriously
he's really good, and i'm not just saying that because i'm his wife
his team thinks so too =)

i love my footballer

Love Linz

Monday, 27 January 2014

lost and found

tonio and i just discovered these the other day !!!

i thought one of my memory cards was empty...
...apparently not

what a fun surprise 3 years later
first time i've ever seen these pictures
(your first time too.)

 Daddy, Chelsey, Pierre, Nancy in my childhood living room

there he is, my man, the day before i became his Madame Petrignani, Ilana does some practice make-up and Chops does his best to be cute and get in the way

craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaastal !!!

yard clean-up for the big day : uncle chris, jordan and mama

rehearsal dinner fun : i love these people

morning after a night of rain, yes, it didn't just rain the night before our wedding, it dumped!  thankfully God heard my prayers for 20-something years that i wanted to get married outside one day, and He cleared the skies for the most beautiful day EVER!  thank you Jesus!

my best ladies treated me to a YUMMY breakfast
{note the crèpe - getting ready for France}

chicken suit the guys made Tonio wear for his bachelor party, Sarah and Jenna making me purrrrty to marry my handsome

i hope you enjoyed these lost found photos as much as i did
what fun memories from October 28th, 29th and 30th, 2010 !

Love Linz

Sunday, 26 January 2014


the angels are rejoicing in heaven !

our friend Rodhlan was baptized today after church in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit by my handsome husband and my father-in-law


Love Linz


a saturday roll

 thanks to directions from my father-in-law, i enjoyed a new bike path next to the Var river

and this weather?! are you kidding me?!
dear God, thank you for your beauty and creation and for letting me live in a place where it's THIS beautiful at the end of january.

Love Linz

we missed each other

Ladies Bible study reunion

{Noëmi, me, Marianne, Livia}

At the end of our 7-week study in Ephesians in November/December, we decided that we'd have a dinner at the end of January to see each other again and say good-bye to our Swiss friends.  We'll miss you Noëmi and Livia !  Come back to visit us.

Love Linz

ps - yes, that "Christmas" decoration is going to stay out ALL year.  He's too cool to hide for a year.  Thanks again Tanner and Sarah.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

out with the old

in with the new

the local Christian bookstore is officially computerized !
{flailing arms.  shouts of joy}

as you can see from the picture of my leg above,
we had to remove all the old labels and replace them with a bar code
yee haw - that took some work
this week i've had the joy of training 2 older ladies on the new system : 
Graziella and Eliette ; i'm so proud of them !
Eliette is 78 years-old, never touched a computer {in her life}
this morning she was clicking away, typing, scanning, using the mouse...
not without the glance-over-the-shoulder-in-my-direction-for-reassurance, of course ;)
she'll do great

all that to say, i'm thankful and inspired
at 78 years-old what will i be willing to try that makes me a bit nervous scared like crazy?

"Those who are planted in the house of the LORD
Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bear fruit in old age;
They shall be fresh and flourishing."
Psalm 92:13-14

Cheers to fresh and flourishing ! =)

Love Linz

Thursday, 16 January 2014

that was Sa-wingin' man quote my father =)

That's all folks !

a dip in the Med.  watching Jonathan Winters in the kitchen.
another running / rollerblading adventure along the promenade.
a record of the fun.  airport check-in and departure.

My Dad is now back in CA.  I'm sure my Mom is thankful.
Thanks Daddy for coming - it really was SWINGIN' ! =)
I love you.

Love Linz

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

an afternoon in Antibes

and a lovely afternoon it was !
{last saturday}

chinese food.  old buildings.  wedding at the town hall.  
chocolate waterfall.  chocolate cave.  family.  sea.
gelatto.  my daddy.  need.i.say.more.

we thoroughly enjoyed our time with you rob and cricri !  merci !

Love Linz