trae and i are holding down the fort by ourselves for a few weeks. we dropped the rest of the family off at the airport on monday and have been trying to keep ourselve busy. i cant believe how quiet it is around here now that there aren't 6 other people running around. after living by ourselves for 3+ years, living with a large family has been quite the adjustment. luckily trae works out of our home so i am i not entirely alone everyday. oh how i wish i could be home visiting my family right now... but we are enjoying ourselves and making the very best out of this experience... good days and bad.
trae has been running into people from his mission a lot more often lately. any big gathering of LDS brasilians and theres sure to be someone he knows in the crowd. lucky for me i get to meet all these faboulous people trae fell in love with 4 years ago. The other day we took one of the kids trae baptised out to dinner for his birthday. we had sushi. it was a first for me and although i wasnt completely won over by it, i'm sure sushi date night will make an appearance here and there. luckily we went to an all you can eat place so i got to try a variety. our waiter wouldnt really let us waste anything so we ended up having to eat our sea-weed wrapped rice, after picking all the good stuff out of the middle. nice and chewy.
cooking here is kindof a pain. the dang humidity gets to everything. my cookies are always too soft and doughy, or to floury because i try to fix the problem. the produce only lasts a day or two before rotting, which makes for frequent trips to the grocery store... only to find rotting veggies there as well. most of our meals have what we call the ' brasilian off taste ' when comparing them to what they tasted like back home. oh the joys. however, i am loving the fruits here. we have fruit for every single mean and fresh squeezed juice whenever we want. its fantastic really.
one things is for sure, these brasilians are so genuine. i have fallen in love with them. they have taken such good care of trae, ave and me. we live in an area that can be pretty sketchy sometimes and they are always looking out for us and letting us know places we should avoid and the best places to visit. they are always trying to help me with my broken portuguese, even though i never really understand what they are saying. i have a feeling that will be a battle i'll be fighting from now until we move back home.
anyways...thats whats going on here. hope you're having a great day wherever you are!!