Monday, 28 November 2016

Cousin Playdate

So, this is what I dreamed of when I was back in France thinking about coming to visit my family... play dates with the cousins, my mama and my sis!!!  So thankful!

This is the day after Thanksgiving, November 25, 2016.  Our guys all went fishing, while us girls had some fun!

3 generations playing together.

Miss Engineer studying the inner workings of this toy.

This place called The Play Destination is pretty great.

Now, this is my kind of toy.  Daphné loved it too.

She's driving!

Look out.

So many fun toys at this place.

Rowyn takes the fire truck for a spin.

Choo-Choo Train.


My sis and mama.

And Omi Monika came to visit.  This is my sister's mother-in-law.  All the girls together!

Walking Running home.

She's so big.

Daphné really enjoyed this toy.

 And here's some fun Daphné and Rowyn shenanigans.

Love Linz

Sunday, 27 November 2016


Happy Thanksgiving!
24 November, 2016

"I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify your name forever." -Psalm 86:12

Our drive through the canyon to the beach.

Annual Turkey Surf - we've been doing these the morning of Thanksgiving for years... we can't remember what number this is, so we'll just say 16th annual since it's 2016.  I think it's a bit more than that though.

Lots of fun little peaks this morning at Zuma.

And warm water was pretty nice (64F/18C), warm for winter here.

Just look at that coastline!

My dad and I represented the Agoura clan =).

Mine and my dad's weapons of choice.

And, here I am with a board that my dad got for free!

It's really fun to ride.

Here's our post-surf picture.

The ride home - what a view!

I love my daddy!

And now we move to our home for our Thanksgiving barbecue.  Here, Micah and my dad put together a gingerbread turkey.

Brett, my brother-in-law, in his element.

Guess who came up with her family?!!!  Crystal!!!

Tonio and Crystal's husband Leon hanging on the driveway.

Evan working on his car.

Mama, my sister Chelsey, Crystal and her mom Allie.

The only turkey we had this Thanksgiving.  Brett barbecued some incredible tri-tip and chicken!  We're still enjoying the leftovers.

This is my kind of Thanksgiving.

She just woke up from a nap.

Bailey and Bandit.

Daphné and Micah.

Evan, Grandpa and Daphné.

Getting ready for "FAMILY" Thanksgiving photo.

Crystal (with Pancho), Leon, Brett, Chelsey (holding Rowyn), Kirk, Allie, Grandma Kathy, Grandpa Tim, Evan, Tonio (holding Daphné, me, Micah.

And another angle with a fancier camera.

Silly photo.  Daphné can't believe what a bunch of crazies surround her.  Ha.

Leon captured these sweet moments.

In awe.

Oh what a cuteness bundle.

Thanksgiving meal.

Smoked tri-tip, barbecue chicken, oven-roasted potatoes, salad and cranberries... followed by yummy pies of course.

Crystal and Leon enjoying our love.

Daphné follow the big boys under the table.  Isn't this the cutest?!!!

Oh how thankful to God that I am for my family and friends. 
And, what a gift to be here in California with them this year!

Love Linz

Saturday, 26 November 2016

First days in California

I love being with my family!

Early morning time with Grandpa... jet lag helps.  Ha.

Getting into her cousin Rowyn's toys.

Exploring the front yard with Papa.

Sitting on the bench that Tonio redid last summer.

Laughs with Grandma.

Learning to play together.  Cousin love.

I hope these two are best friends one day.

Grandpa and his girls.

Sharing in the bathtub.  After this bath, Chelsey (my sister) and I dressed the girls in the same PJs from Grandma.  My sis said, "It's just like I always dreamed it would be... our girls having bath time together and wearing the same PJs!" (cue warm fuzzies).

Trying on our new wetsuits from my Uncle Chris in Washinton.  Thanks Uncle Chris!

Grandpa can't get enough!  You can see the picture of their cousin Eisley in the background too.  We sure do wish you were with us little pumpkin.  Can't wait to meet you in heaven!

My sweet little bundle of niece-ness.

And here are their same PJs!

So cute.

A tired little jet lagged Daphné.

Love Linz