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A new sink

Crash. My immediate thought was Josh dropped something on the floor upstairs. Since the house is tile throughout often times items dropped upstairs can sound very loud downstairs. Even if the item is small. When I heard him coming down … Continue reading

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What a Day

The day started with the great idea to discover a new park with our good friends Carlos and Maryuri. We packed our lunches to eat at the park and headed off to the bus stop. The first bus came quickly … Continue reading

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Culture Shock

I’m looking out the window of my mom’s car and I feel off. I wasn’t expecting this. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad to be with family, and yet I can’t shake this fog from my head. I’m tired, but … Continue reading

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Trees

We are getting ready to leave Brazil for Christmas in the States. As we prepare to leave I find myself thinking a lot of our first six months here in Brazil. We have met wonderful friends, experienced delicious new foods, … Continue reading

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Saudades

I’m going to tell you a little story. There are many stories like it. You will recognize the moral before I tell it, but I tell it anyway. Some stories beg to be told. Our house is surrounded by dogs. … Continue reading

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Money for Me

Mahalia and I went downtown São Paulo the other day. We went for fun and because Mahalia adores any form of mass transportation. To get downtown we have to take a bus and then the metro so it is doubly … Continue reading

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Offense

“So, Mahalia, we’re thinking about buying you some curtains for your room so that the noise from the dogs and motorcycles will decrease, and so that it won’t get so bright in your room when the sun comes out in … Continue reading

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“Ela fala ingles!”

“Ela fala ingles!” We are growing used to this comment when we visit parks, restaurants and stores. The comment is most often directed at Mahalia, “she speaks English,” but could be said about all of us. Today was no exception. … Continue reading

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Beijo, Beijo Beijo! Kiss, Kiss, Kiss!

We went to a wedding this weekend. It was in a small country town about six hours north of São Paulo called Cardosa. Elder, the groom, has relatives who live in Cardosa. We rode to the wedding with two cousins … Continue reading

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Kindness

Text: Hi guys, Carlos told me u’r going to the Cartario, do u want a ride? If yes, let me know the time… Cesar You read that text and you think, “Hey, that’s nice.” I read that text and I … Continue reading

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