Category Archives: Brazil

Recollections…

Tag your it! I was tagged by Caity for this fun photo game. This is the first time I ever get tagged, I am so excited! Thanks Caity for thinking of me =) The Rules: 1. Open your 1st Photo … Continue reading

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Name Calling

By having had the opportunity to live in different countries, each with their own language, I have seen how names, my name, can change when pronounced in a different language. I now understand better why people in the US may … Continue reading

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Unworthy and Indignant, Mother I am

I’d like to think of myself as a good mother. Maybe even an awesome one! Yet, sometimes, I feel like I am not doing enough for my kids. I try to balance being fun and firm. Playing, running, rolling on … Continue reading

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Moving Forward, Moving On, Moving Ahead

So, D-day came. We haven’t left the country yet, but I find that it is not so bad, at least not the way I thought it would be, not like I had anticipated. I am at the same time very … Continue reading

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Mixed Emotions

Moving is mixed emotions. It is sadness at what we are leaving behind, a farewell to a comfort level we are familiar with, the security of things we know for sure. It is excitement at the new adventure, the unknown, … Continue reading

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Cachoeira

Tonight’s post will be more expressed in photos than with words. Today, we went to Cunha, a small town in the state of São Paulo famous for the numerous pottery ateliers. It was open house and we got to see … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping

You know you can master a foreign language, and are at ease with the country’s culture when you are able to eavesdrop on people’s conversation while waiting in line at say the bank, post office, supermarket or bus stop. The … Continue reading

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It’s Coming…

T minus 10 days till moving day. I am suppose to be doing a million things right now, and I am not doing any of them. My head is a whirlwind. I should start writing things down. I tried making … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Go!

OK, so we are moving in a month, and until this week I hadn’t really let that sink in or done anything about it. In a way, I was waiting for my oldest son to go back to school. Psychologically, … Continue reading

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Fim de Férias

So, today was ‘back to school’ for Thibault. After a week in Chile, the usual three weeks of winter break and two additional weeks for swine flu prevention, Thibault was soooo ready to go back ! All morning long he … Continue reading

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