Sunday, 28 May 2017

May round up

Quick post for ya!



Woah baby.

Long legs.

Minnie mouse.

Learning a stick shift early.

Pedals?  Who needs pedals?

Park bench.

Burrito baby.

Swimming pool.

My gifted husband leading worship.

What doesn't he do, you ask... =)

Sunday selfie.

Tie tie for nigh nigh.

Can't be bothered.

Pretty in pink!

Mamie and Cricri.


Indoor play area at the library.

Noise?  No problem.


Pool at Papi and Mamie's.


Not bad.

I just love this little girl.


Café mama-daughter date.

Park selfie.

Little monkey.

Love Linz

Friday, 26 May 2017

9 minutes

Do you have 9 minutes?  If so, here's a little montage video of a bunch of different video clips of Daphné.  Taken by me, Tonio, Pierre and Nancy, and Sebastien.  I hope you enjoy.  I had fun putting it together.

Love Linz

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Pregnancy update

Hello everyone!
Thanks for visiting the blog.  I realize it's not super intuitive to click over here and see what's going on, so thanks for making the effort.  I think social media, in general, has made us all a bit lazy, and I'll be the first to raise my hand as guilty.  Thus, I try to keep the blog relatively updated.

This post is a baby belly progress picture.  We consider it a grace that this little boy is growing healthy and strong.  All continues to go smoothly with him.

I'm doing well emotionally and psychologically (praise the Lord!), really trying to mentally prepare for the arrival of our fourth family member as best as I can.  With Daphné, I had pretty bad depression during the pregnancy... so many unknowns, lots of anxiety, difficulties being far from my family and familiar things...  With this one, on the other hand, I have a better toolbox to deal with things and squelch depressive thoughts faster.  It's been a night and day difference!

Physically, I'm healthy.  I've just been having some back and hip pain linked with nerve issues.  Have you ever had your sciatic nerve pinched?!!!  Aye caramba!  Thankfully, I saw the doctor, and he told me how to avoid it.  I see a physical therapist who told me I'm not allowed to pick up Daphné EVER in this last trimester.  Thus, I have had to change many habits in my daily routine with her, and Tonio is always so wonderful to help always.  Don't worry, I can still cuddle and snuggle her as much as I want while sitting down =).

Thanks for following our little family in this journey of life.  Life can be hard.  I'm just so thankful to have my Tonio and Daphné to adventure with me.

Love Linz

Thursday, 18 May 2017

New car!

We have been looking for an apartment, and look what kind of falls in our lap.  A new (to us) car!!!  I often reflect on this verse when I believe God wants to remind me of His absolute sovereignty.

For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
and your ways are not My ways.”
This is the LORD’s declaration.
For as heaven is higher than earth,
so My ways are higher than your ways,
and My thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8-9 

For this, I'm thankful.

Tonio driving our 2012, 7-seater Peugeot Partner Tepee!

Papi, Daphné and Papa.

Many adventures will be had in this car.
Thank you to all who made this possible.
You know who you are ;)

Love Linz

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Little moments with Daphné

Life with this little person is so rich.  I often look at Daphné in absolutely wonder and awe, humbled that I get to be her mama.  My prayer is that one day she would know her Creator and Savior... and that she would love Him with her whole heart.

"I waited patiently for the Lord,
He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, 
Out of the mud and mire;

He set my feet on a rock
And gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
A hymn of praise to our God...
(continued at the end)








Palm fireworks.








Favorite Teacher.

Gift from God.


Nice Villa.


Plan of attack.

En route.

Mini me.


Soap box.

Sassy singing.

Free bird.


Glamor girl.



Rock star.

Favorite snack.

Oh the places you'll go.

No way!

We all scream for ice cream!

Many will see and fear
And put their trust in the Lord.
Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust."

Love Linz