Tuesday, 26 August 2014

bitter sweet

today i say "see you next time" to my mom and dad - that's the bitter part =(

but after a loooooong flight then a short one, i say "salut" to the love of my life - that's the sweet part =)  living far away from family never gets any easier, but i'm so thankful for times like these where i can spend a whole month with them

here are some pictures to tide you over during the radio silence that will ensue :

daddy i went drove down near LAX to the Proud Bird to celebrate my Uncle Marty's 70th birthday

clean waves, no crowd, fun day - 5th time baby surfed

attempted self-timer picture

a nice passer-by asked if she could help take the picture

my cousin's son Chase shares his bottle with Cody - ha !

and my beautiful cousin Lisa who came up to visit me

enjoyed a taco and donut evening with these 2 lovebirds, my good friend Julie and her man Dave

i got in one more jazzercise session with my mama - she's hard core, 2 to 5 times a week

and yes, i gave in twice and let the fur balls sleep with me

Mama and Daddy, I have enjoyed every moment with you guys.  I knew it would fly by - every good thing seems to do that.  Thank you for being such wonderful parents, so loving AND fun-loving!  Surfing, jazzercising, baby shower, road trip up north, neighborhood dog walks, bike ride to Starbucks, movie nights, party night, church, front porch bench swing chats, meals with Jack, groggy morning oatmeal hang out...

I love you both so much, and I look forward to seeing you guys again very soon.  You are going to be the most wonderful grand parents... oh my goodness, I can't even imagine!!!  =)

Now.... Nice, France or bust!
I miss my handsome other half!!!!

Love Linz
ps - I am currently 20 weeks pregnant (5 months), so apparently our little munchkin is the size and weight of a banana... see more HERE.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

keep me a child

My friend crystal showed me this video last week, and I can't stop thinking about it.  The pursuing Fatherly love of God towards us is pretty insane by human standards.  I may have had misty eyes at the end.

Click on the photo to watch (or HERE) :


I hope you enjoy.

Love Linz

Monday, 18 August 2014

visit to Roseville

to see my brother Tanner and his beautiful wife Sarah

leaving at 5am was very doable since my thoughtful dad made the pregnant lady a bed in the car - i woke up after the grapevine

 view out the back window

 there truly isn't much between LA and Sacramento

 7 hours later...  the new home of the 2 love birds

 we visited a museum on the history of Roseville - the railroads definitely put this place on the map

 and I tripped out at old school 3-D goggles

 Tanner : old meets new

 a model of the city from many years ago

 a replica of an bomb explosion in 1973; the train was carrying over 7,000 bombs for Vietnam

 dance class from an early 1900s high school year book

 the gang : me, mom, Tanner, Sarah, dad

 hey, no loitering


 my and my sis-in-law

 one of their doggies, Stella, in the backyard

 2 inspectors and a weeder in the front yard

 getting ready to go pannin' for them there gold nuggets pebbles flakes dust =)


 American river here we come... that tall bridge is apparently in many movies, including THIS ONE

 Tan and Sarah lead the way

we were so happy to get time with these guys in their new stomping grounds east of Sacramento

 classic - my dad holding coffee; my mom holding drift wood

 me and baby floating in the river

 my dad's turn

 the gold panners makin' us all rich - haha

 lunch break {yes, i'm wearing a napkin as a visor}

i think Sarah found the most gold flakes; i was surprised at how much we actually found... droughts = low rivers and lakes = more gold findings

 letting the bébé have some sun

 rock dancing as opposed to river dancing

 my cute mama and me


and here we are after a lovely day at the river

Thanks so much Tanner and Sarah for your hospitality and for showing us around your new home sweet home.

Love Linz (and Tim and Kathy)

Thursday, 14 August 2014

visit to Encinitas

to hang out with my friends Crystal and Leon

 Craaaaaaaaaaaaaastal and me at Moonlight beach

the famous sign

 trying a kid on for size

 the size of mine and Tonio's little peanut (or should I say little potato?)

beach, bathing suit, belly

 Leon, Crystal, my Daddy and me... I'm sad we had to leave =(
jump shot !!!

Dear Sandovals, we love you...  I only wish Tonio could have been here to enjoy you guys too.

Love Linz

baby shower

And yes I was showered =)
Thanks everyone, and a special thanks to my Mama for organizing the whole thing and to Aunt Kellee for the lovely desserts.

Tonio and Lindsey baby pictures with a picture of our little one in the middle.

My friend Crystal.

From my Uncle Mark - so cool !

Aunt Kellee : she not only made white chocolate covered strawberries and a watermelon baby carriage, but she also sewed us a beautiful baby dedication gown for church !

My friend Julie.

My friend Jen.

Zee healthy snacks.

See the watermelon baby carriage?

Punch, quiche, croissants, scones... myum !

A full house - I didn't count, but I think there were 20-something ladies.

My beautiful Mommy.

My friend Karey.

Brown Bear // The gown for our baby dedication

Lots o' Ladies

Cousins Katie and Tricia, Aunt Caroline, baby Zion and me.

My beautiful Grandma Betty - can you believe she is 92?!!

Sharing motherly wisdom - she had 10 of her own !

The Hutchinson gang (just some of us) : Aunt Michelle, Nitya, Charlotte, Aunt Camille, me, Aunt Karen Grandma, Mom, Tricia, Aunt Caroline, Jillian, Malia, Katie and Zion.

2 of the beauties that have made my life more rich and fun.

Caelin and Lis, my Hawaiian family friends

We had a blast.  Thank you to all who came out and to all who sent cards and gifts - you all blessed my socks off !

Love Linz