For Labor Day weekend we went to visit our grandparents and my aunt, uncle, and cousins in South Florida. We drove on a Friday after work and the weather was gorgeous even on just the highway. Towards the south, there are a few sections of wide open fields to admire during the drive. We even caught sight of a cloud with a rainbow reflecting in it. 
One of the evenings we visited my aunt's parent's house and there was a lovely get-together going on. There were plenty of help-yourself drinks on the kitchen counter-tops and the dining room was filled with the uproar of great conversation. The house echoed like a Gatsby party and it was so easy to show up late, pour a glass of red wine, and join in on the conversation. 
We lunched and dined with each set of grandparents, and started each day with my cousins. They are two little girls that like insects just as much as we do. When ever we visit them, they are so excited to spend each day with us that their laughter at 7:00 am is our alarm clock. We spend time drawing with them, playing games with them, and laughing with them. 
Labor Day itself was quite eventful. We got pulled over for parking in a private lot, and luckily we were let off with just a warning. At some point on the highway, I heard the roar of what sounded like a motorcycle coming and going. Turns out, it was my tire shredding and losing air, thudding while it deflated. We pulled off onto an exit and S showed me how to change out a tire for the spare! Oddly enough, weeks later the tire on the other side shredded as well. Luckily both times I had a guy around to change it for me! 
That was our latest trip, and the next trip on our radar is our trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil in February. We have our tickets and the next planning step is to apply for our Visas to Brazil and rent an apartment in Buenos Aires. We are about 4 months out and I really need to start doing more research! We know areas in Buenos Aires that we want to stay in and we'll be staying with my grandparents farm in Brazil with a day trip to Uruguay in between, so we have a very rough itinerary at this point. Time to get the travel-bug in me out of bed to get this trip planned. Happy weekend!
For Labor Day weekend we went to visit our grandparents and my aunt, uncle, and cousins in South Florida. We drove on a Friday after work and the weather was gorgeous even on just the highway. Towards the south, there are a few sections of wide open fields to admire during the drive. We even caught sight of a cloud with a rainbow reflecting in it. 
One of the evenings we visited my aunt's parent's house and there was a lovely get-together going on. There were plenty of help-yourself drinks on the kitchen counter-tops and the dining room was filled with the uproar of great conversation. The house echoed like a Gatsby party and it was so easy to show up late, pour a glass of red wine, and join in on the conversation. 
We lunched and dined with each set of grandparents, and started each day with my cousins. They are two little girls that like insects just as much as we do. When ever we visit them, they are so excited to spend each day with us that their laughter at 7:00 am is our alarm clock. We spend time drawing with them, playing games with them, and laughing with them. 
Labor Day itself was quite eventful. We got pulled over for parking in a private lot, and luckily we were let off with just a warning. At some point on the highway, I heard the roar of what sounded like a motorcycle coming and going. Turns out, it was my tire shredding and losing air, thudding while it deflated. We pulled off onto an exit and S showed me how to change out a tire for the spare! Oddly enough, weeks later the tire on the other side shredded as well. Luckily both times I had a guy around to change it for me! 
That was our latest trip, and the next trip on our radar is our trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil in February. We have our tickets and the next planning step is to apply for our Visas to Brazil and rent an apartment in Buenos Aires. We are about 4 months out and I really need to start doing more research! We know areas in Buenos Aires that we want to stay in and we'll be staying with my grandparents farm in Brazil with a day trip to Uruguay in between, so we have a very rough itinerary at this point. Time to get the travel-bug in me out of bed to get this trip planned. Happy weekend!

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  1. What a crazy weekend! My Labor Day was so uneventful, sitting at home catching up on rest :). How exciting that you have family in Brazil and with a farm as well. I'm sure your South America trip will be amazing!

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    1. Aw catching up on rest is just as important! There are plenty of weekends that all I want is that!

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  2. my goodness that photo of the cloud and rainbow is so pretty! i want to hear more about this trip you are planning! do you have to get a visa to visit? or are you planning on staying for quite awhile? i can't wait to hear more and see all the photos. exciting! xo

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    1. We only have to have a Visa to visit Brazil and it doesn't matter how long or short our trip is there, Brazil is one of the countries that still requires Visas from US citizens. Because I have dual citizenship (US and Brazil), I don’t need an Visa, however, even though we are married, Steven needs a Visa so I might as well get one too instead of traveling separate which would happen if I used my Brazilian passport. Kind of confusing but two Visas would make it easier for us to travel together!

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  3. wow that cloud/rainbow picture is simply gorgeous!

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    1. thanks sam! it was stunning as we drove under it!

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  4. Oh no! So glad you guys are okay. I remember our tire blowing like that on the way to San Francisco and the only reason we knew was because my husband looked in the rear view mirror and saw smoke! So scary and definitely not fun. BUT what an exciting trip you have planned in February! I have a travel bug as well, and it won't go away :)

    -jenna-
    mama daze blog

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    1. yes we were totally and caught it before it became a worse problem! and i'm happy to have a travel bug that won't go away too!

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  5. Wow, that rainbow in the cloud! This pic makes me heart smile - just like that double male portrait - I love the light in their eyes, young and full of hope, old and full of quiet wisdom <3

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    1. i loved that pic as well! when they were looking at another camera, i felt that from my angle they looked perfect.

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  6. Time with family is the best! I love all these photos, and the rainbow photo is out-done by the shot of S and that sweet man next to him (grandpa, I'm assuming?). So sorry about your car! I have to say it does make me grateful that I don't own one, but without one I can't see my own grandmother as much as I'd like, so there are definite upsides! Can't wait to hear and see more about your big trip. You guys are going to have so much fun! xo

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    1. Yes yes, that was grandpa :) i totally know the pros and con of having a car. i didn't miss one when i was in paris for three weeks with using the metro all the time!

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  7. Your photos are beautiful, I've just found your blog and LOVE it having a good nosey through all your posts now :) x

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