we have been taking it easy here in brasil. nothing new or exciting has been going on. but we're enjoying ourselves and still trying to make ourselves comfortable here. in 3 weeks we are moving out of the apartment we live in now. its a long story but dee and bonnie bought an nice apartment before they moved to brasil. there were people living in it at the time, waiting for their new apartment to get finished being built. they told us they would be out around may. may has come and gone and the new time table is around october...but we've heard dates before and we still arent living there. we are just hoping that by Christmas when the whole family is here again we'll be in the new big apartment. we are attending the ward that is in our new apartments bounderies. our stake president wanted us to live in our ward bounderies immediately but since the rent was paid for the month dee and bonnie moved into a hotel and the rest of the family will follow in the middle of september. the hotel was the only reasonable option in our ward bounderies. its odd and crazy but we're making it work. it takes a lot more planning and communication to figure out where the cars will be and who needs to be where and when. trae and dee found an office and moved in last week. there is an apartment on the top of the office and trae and i are moving in there instead of the hotel. it will be nice to have our own place for a while. we still havent decided if we will live there permanently or just for a few months until the new apartment becomes available. the good news is that all of the moving into the hotel and into the office apartment will take place when i am visiting home. i got lucky there.
other than our crazy living arangments not much has been going on. its winter here and so it rains or is overcast alot, not great for tanning but its perfect weather otherwise. i havent decided if im looking forward to summer here, i hear it gets pretty hot. here are some pictures of avery from the last few days. someday i'll take pictues of somehing/someone else. until then...enjoy!
ave playing with her new horse and running away with a girl in our wards new birthday shoes, that she wasnt supposed to play with
wearing the shoes instead. and finding odd things to play with in the house.
ave dancing with aunt mal... probably while singing 'baby, baby, baby, oh." (it looks like she's doing some questionable dancing...but she was probably just doing something silly.) and sitting by papa getting ready for fhe. this is the face she has been pulling every time i whip out the camera. hilarious but not so cute
flying with a swimming noodle. getting ready for our airplane ride home in a few weeks.
three months living in brasil down... 11 more to go.