Thursday, August 25, 2011

Last Week of Summer Vacation

First of all, I'd like to thank all the sweet comments many of you make and I apologize I can't comment back in my own blog or anyone else's, I don't know why!! I started having trouble when I installed Picasa... I have to get Marco to help me on this. :-) But thank you all so much and I love you!

Last week was really wonderful. We went to Fort Walton Beach,FL, which is right by Destin. Our hotel room was facing the beach (we were so lucky to get a free upgrade) and the views were just amazing. During the day we usually went to the beach, but one of the days we also visited the Air Force Museum, which was free and really cool. our nights were even better. Marco and I put our kids to bed at around 8:30pm and then we would use our cell phones as monitors and we would take short walks at the beach.The beach was so romantic at night!! No lights, except the moon and stars...there was live music from a restaurant by the hotel. We had the best walks and the best talks in a very long time.

Destin, Florida
Destin, FL

View from our hotel room - Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach

Destin, FL


We rented a boat for one day- it was super fun!

Besides cruising around, we fished, swimmed and the kids took turns driving the boat.

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Jack after eating sand

Family picture in our hotel room porch

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


It's been too hot!! Today our power was out in the morning, so we decided to play games. We played Cadoo, Uno Attack and then Hide and Seek. The last was the funnest! In our 3rd time playing, I went to hide under Michael's bed. Julianna followed me and wanted to hide with me. I didn't like that!! I knew there would be giggles and I would be found. So I quickly hid behind the door (there was no time left) and hoped Julianna would be found first. Michael found her very fast, and when both of them ran to touch the wall (I'm not sure if Americans play this way,but Brazilians do), I quickly went under the bed hoping Michael would not think to look there again. I was right! The kids looked for me for a very long time and I was giggling the whole time under the bed. So fun! Then they all came to Michael's room (Julianna told them that I was there before) and Michael said, "Mom, I give up! Show yourself!" I still remained quiet... Michael sat on his bed, and when all was quiet, I said out loud, "I win!" He jumped out of the bed!! I scared him really bad. Hahahahha.... we all had a blast!!

I have not been good in taking pictures this Summer,but here are a few I thought were cute.

Monday, August 1, 2011

What I've Been Reading...

It's our book club book for August... I was very lazy to start it (I'm not a crazy fan of biographies and this is a huge one) or to spend $$ on it (I can almost always find my books at the library). But I have to say THIS BOOK ROCKS. I have been so inspired by it, and I think about it a lot... so if you want to know more about this wonderful man - To The Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson is a wonderful read by Heidi Swinton.