Tuesday, 29 July 2014

the wedding

Félicitations Thomas et Maëva !!!




 the church

 ready to sing

we were honored and blessed to help with the music for their ceremony

singing in a catholic church sounds so angelic - i love the acoustics

 candle lighting

 Allume le feu qui ne s'éteint jamais...

 the beautiful newlyweds

 so happy for these guys

 view from our chateau (castle) room

pinterest, eat your heart out... well done with the decorations Maëva !!!  i think these rocks came from the beach in Nice... haha !

 the personal touch of the bride

and they even ordered a rainbow for their special day =)  thank You God for Your promise

 Tonio and Joseph setting up the reception

he cleans up nice, doesn't he?

 here they come ready to party

 brunch the next morning

 a little volleyball anyone?

i'm proud to say that Tonio back handed this one to the ground for a point

what a fun wedding all around... Thomas and Maëva, we will never forget this memorable weekend.  We love you guys.

Love Linz (and T)

quick visit

After our refreshing break in the mountains, we popped on over to Chambéry to visit a family that used to live in Nice.

 The Pinson Family : Dinah, Ezra, Raphaël, Jimena and Reuben

 Dinah posing

 T and Raphaël catching up

 the little blue-eyed beauty

Dinah and Ezra as tea pots

We love you Pinson family !!!  Thanks for the quick visit.

Love Linz (and T)

mountain getaway

Tonio and I enjoyed our time with his aunt, uncle and cousin

 the beautiful cabin

 best deck

 becky's flourishing garden

 me happy in green, away from apartments, buses and city noise

 furry friends

 walk (so happy to be wearing long-sleeves... we left Nice sweaty and humid)


 new friend

 hey ! hay !

 in my happy place


 hangin' with the neighbors

 family photo becky, wesley, me and T (just missing jean-michel)

not a backdrop

 love this man

 2 nerds


 riding with wesley

 and becky

 the rain cleared up for a gorgeous day

 becky on erka and me on ulysse

 trail ride

horse butts

 small town : population :10 (no joke)

 becky bringin' in the rear

 my trusty steed, Ulysse

rounding up ponies - i think i'm holding 5 or 6 - they are cute little stinkers

Voilà... as you can see, I'm a kid in a candy store in every picture.  Becky, Wesley and Jean-Michel, thank you so much for letting us stay a few days.  We thoroughly enjoyed the breath of fresh air and time with you.  À refaire !!!

Love Linz (and Tonio)