Showing life in Brazil to our American family members!

The eldest member of our US-based Miranda Family, comes to Brasilia! Or, as the kids like to call him, their ‘Abuelito’ ๐Ÿ™‚
Here, joining the kids for some well-deserved Easter Egg Hunt fun, organized for the US Embassy community:

Moving on, we’ve decided to join the Mirandas & the Nogueira Lima families: we all headed up to see the Brazilian part of the family in Fortaleza – taking the American ‘Abuelito’ to go visit the kids’ Brazilian uncles, aunts, cousing and grandparents? All aboard, heading to the Northeastern coast of Brazil for Easter Weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

Brazil & US Families together!

Back in Brasilia, how about start the weekend fun for our second guest, with some typical feijoada, caipirinhas and tropical fruit juices, while listening to traditional “chorinho” [samba] and Bossa Nova? All by the lake Paranoa side, watching the weekenders riding their boats, jet-skis and kayaks… Table for 16 people, please!

Gotta always save some [physical] energy for joining the US Embassy community during a friendly basketball mini-tournament, right?

Mid-afternoon sightseeing… ice-cream, anyone? Even better if it’s sold from a red vintage VW! ๐Ÿ™‚

Considering making and keeping healthy friendships [in our case, our expat fellow friends] are the most important part of this ever-changing life, a few images from a night with friends, celebrating life, friendship, birthdays and good food! One of the pictures here is a ‘multi-collage’… guess which!

What now?? Some family time back at our Lago Sul house, having fun with the little “resident monkeys”? ๐Ÿ™‚ Priceless!

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Our little resident monkeys ๐Ÿต๐Ÿ’๐Ÿต๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ Impossรญvel, sendo mรฃe e biรณloga, nesta linda tarde de domingo, ver estas criaturinhas no quintal e nรฃo aproveitar o momento com os filhos! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Ž The black-tufted #marmoset (Callithrix penicillata), also known as Mico-estrela in Portuguese, is a species of New World monkey that lives primarily in the Neo-tropical gallery forests of the Brazilian Central Plateau. O MicoEstrela, tambรฉm conhecido sagui-de-tufos-pretos, ou somente sagui, sendo reconhecida como uma espรฉcie de primata do Novo Mundo, pertencente ao gรชnero Callithrix, cuja origem รฉ brasileira. #teachingmoment #backyard #mico #cerrado #faunadocerrado #Brasilia #Brazil #nature #wildlife #video #lagosul @atalantaworld @travel__blog

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Brasilia, our current home, and a city planned to host the coutry’s federal government, is famous for [among other things!]:

a) its unique sky colors & the typical Cerrado vegetation

b) its architectural lines and building structures, its religious/faith-based centers, bringing out a strange, yet passionate urban beauty:

My closest friend is…

…the person with whom I share my dearest passions: traveling, photography, story-telling.We’ve become life partners, we’ve developed a strong relationship that goes beyond passion – we’re friends, we’re lovers, we’re parents to our children, we’re secret keepers… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

We share our lives together, and we’re helping each other raise our ‘little worldly citizens’.

…the person with whom I share my dearest passions: traveling, photography, story-telling. We’ve become life partners, we’ve developed a strong relationship that goes beyond passion – we’re friends, we’re lovers, we’re secret keepers,ย and we haven’t gone at each other’s thoat after all the difficulties inherent to this most-challenging job:ย we’re parents to our children! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

We share our livesย together, and we’re helping each other raise our ‘little worldly citizens’.

We share our joys and our sorrows. We’ll be together for the long haul – wherever life takes us.

No challenge should fase us – we’ll always be in good company – our own. And as close friends should be, we’ll laugh and cry in each other’s arms… โ™ฅ

Photo Project: 52 Bolivian Sundays [week 14, ‘Color’]

Just mentioned [on a previous post] our recent trip to Chile, during the Easter break, taking advantage of the short and pleasant flights to Santiago. As part of our personal photo project called 52 Bolivian Sundays, inspired by the Wordpress Weekly Photo Challenge, now it’s time to share colorful images, from recent visit to Viรฑa del Mar, Valparaiso and the Concha y Toro Winery, located in Pirque, a few of the many scenarios spotted during our family trip to Chile. Find here, more impressions from other bloggers… Thank you all for sharing! โ™ฅ

DSC_8096Just mentioned [on a previous post] our recent trip to Chile, during the Easter break, taking advantage of the short and pleasant flights to Santiago. As part of our personal photo project calledย 52 Bolivian Sundays,ย inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, now it’s time to share colorful images, from recent visit to Viรฑa del Mar, Valparaiso and the Concha y Toro Winery, located in Pirque, a few of the many scenarios spotted during our family trip to Chile.

Find here,ย more impressions from other bloggers… Thank you all for sharing!ย โ™ฅ

GREEN AND DELICIOUS BURGUNDY! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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ALL BURGUNDY… AND EXQUISITE! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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ย ย THE COLORS OF HAPPINESS & FRIENDSHIP!

Everyone loves a friendly match…

…especially if it’s followed by a more than friendly picnic, where not only the players, but also their kids, were able to enjoy the after-match luncheon! Congratulations to both teams, the US Embassy and the Embassy of Japan, for their good athletic performance, and most of all, for displaying a great example of camaraderie! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

The best recipe for a good time at a new posting/assignment: making friends. Interesting… already mentioned that here… Last week’s theme was about friendship… and a while back, about togetherness… Why not have a bit of all? For this weekยดs WordPress Photo challenge, a tribute to friendship, close friends, and the will to be together, for the long, long haul!