Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wish you were here...

Or I was there...

Something to that effect.

So really I wanted to show you a picture of us on the beach, with big fat coconuts, and swaying palm trees. But we haven't quite made it there. Soon, I am told.

Here is our holiday recap letter we didnt send:

Things here in Brazil are going really well. Sidnei opened his own company and literally hasn't stopped since he started! We have felt so truly blessed because of this! I am so proud of him and how hard he has been working! Not to mention so impressed because half the time, I'm all, "I didn't know you knew how to do that!"

I am adjusting well, though I am really feeling 'saudades' about missing Christmas back home. My Portuguese has really come along in the last couple of months, especially the ability to understand! (Thank goodness!) I'm not working yet, but we have high hopes that I will start teaching at an English school soon! I have been keeping busy learning how to be domestically fabulous and finding my way around centro (downtown) so that I can shop pay bills.

We are so very grateful to be spending the holidays together this year! It has been a long trek, though our journey has just begun, and we are looking forward to enjoying many more holidays together! We would be remiss not to tell you how grateful we are for all the support you gave us these past (almost) 2 years! We love being able to have the internet and keep in touch with you all!

All of our love,

15 comments:

Amanda X said...

Ah! This post made me smile. I am happy for you and Sidnei. You are amazing Steph. I love you tons and I'm constantly thinking about you.

I hope you two have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Also I need your address. So you should email it to me.

Love you!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Merry Christmas to you two!!!

I'm glad y'all are together and happy!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Merry Christmas hun!!!

Dari said...

I am so glad that his business is going well. What a great Christmas it will be, to have one another!!!

I love you sooooo much!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Cindy said...

Merry Christmas!

Ballerina Girl said...

It is so ncie to see you together. I hope that you have many more Happy Merry Christmas' together!

BG

Nani said...

Merry Christmas to you Both! I am so happy to see you guys are now able to be together!!!

Mrs. Carioca said...

Merry Christmas!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Y'all have had QUITE a year...a GOOD one full of all sorts of new experiences. So happy to hear that Sidnei is doing well with his new business venture. Hope that you had a fabulous Christmas Day.

WhisperingWriter said...

I'm so glad things are going well :)

Vanessa Rogers said...

Merry christmas to you two!! It's wonderful that you have each other this Christmas!

Blissful Babe said...

I am so glad things are working out so well! Despite not being home, I hope you both had a wonderful Christmas and I hope that the New Year brings you an abundance of blessings. You kids deserve it!

xoxo

LadyFi said...

Ah... I'm so happy things are going well. Big hugs to the two of you!

mrsmouthy said...

Merry Christmas, Stephanie! I hope you caught the Christmas spirit in the end...it's always hard to be somewhere so far away from the traditions that just happen without thinking in your own hometown.

prashant said...

'm glad y'all are together and happy!

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