Friday, January 6, 2012

A Vida Brasileira (Brazilian Life)

There are a lot of good things I am looking forward to this new year, but there are two in particular.  Although I am not ready to share one yet (and NO, I am not pregnant, although I know that is the first thing that popped into your mind because that is the first thing that pops out of everyone's mouth when I say I have good news...), I am excitedly and openly looking forward to the other.  (And now that I have you in suspense -- "WHAT could the other one be?!"  -- you will just have to wait and find out.)

It is time to go back to Brazil!  Not yet, but soon.  And this time we are taking friends.  That excites me beyond belief and I find myself thinking about it a lot.  Although I have never actually lived in Brazil myself, I have spent some considerable time there.  One month the first time, two months (so, maybe that counts as mini-living-there) the second time, another month a year later, and two weeks last year... it adds up to my own friends and my own connections and not just being the wife of my husband.  Of course, that is my pride in everyday life and my fame in my Brazilian life, but I realized after our last trip that I now have pride inside of me for Brazil as my place, too, not just his.  (I realize that it will always be his more than mine, but he is a good sharer so I think this concept will work out ;)  )  So, let me show you my "other place" :)  (All of these pictures were taken by me last time we were down there, one year ago.)


  1. I love Brasil! Have fun and take lots of pictures!

  2. I love these pictures! Great job!

  3. Love the pics!! I spent a lot of summers in Ubatuba, glad you got to meet this part of Brazil. Oh, and I just love Paraty (i am guessing here), isn't beautiful??

  4. Nice photos! I especially love the girl's face through all the jewelry.

    I live in Brazil most of the year, and I'm going back in about three weeks. Your photos made me homesick! I'm so ready to go.

  5. You guys made my morning! (Which, btw, is my birthday, so thank you :) ) You should see the first pictures I took in Brazil a few years before this :/ Hahaha!

    Danielle, there will be an encore, I promise!

    Amanda, YES! We know Ubatuba! That's where we first professed our "like" for each other (not love, that came later) and one year after that got engaged there. It holds a very special place in our heart, as you can imagine.

  6. Brazil must be a nice place! Have fun in Brazil and lots of beautiful pix to share please. Happy New Year!

    ~ ray ~

  7. Tiffany, I grew up in a state without beach and Ubatuba was our summer destination every year. So, it has a very special place in my heart too...for different reasons but it does :).
    One more thing in commom my friend!! What a small world we live in!


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