Sunday, September 18, 2011

Brazilian Independence Day Party

Glen, Tori and I went to San Francisco to celebrate independence day with the Brazilian community. After parking .5 mile away and finding the location, we enjoyed the music, loud people, and the food. Small venue and very hot but we had a blast! Sooo worth the drive over.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing when the horrible news of the attacks happened? I do... and I will never forget.
September 11, 2011 @ 7:30am I was driving with both kids to Midas to get oil changed and tires rotated. Brent was 4 years old and tori was almost two years old. While waiting for the car to get worked on, the manager was glued to the TV and I turned around to see the horror on live TV. I couldn't understand at first and so I asked the manager what happened, he didn't know either. We sat glued to the TV and as the news kept showing
the images, and explaining what was happening, the other two ladies, the manager, one other worker , and I started to cry. Brent stopped playing and ask "whats wrong mommy?" and then he saw the TV "FIRE" he screamed. OMG.... I was in shocked and trying to think quickly how to explain what was going on to my little kids. My car took longer than expect to get fixed but I didn't mind because I didn't want to leave and miss any part of the news. As we sat in the small room, total strangers became the support for each other in trying to make sense of what was going on. I will never forget that day and send my heartfelt sorrow and love to those that
lost their lives that day, to those that worked hard in trying to save so many people and losing their lives doing so, and for those families and friends that lost their loved ones. May God send peace today and everyday.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Brazilian Independence Day!!!

So many friends asked me today... "What are you doing to celebrate Brasilian Independence Day?" Well.... since I was up at 5am and ran around all day... my answer is nothing ;( BUT.... this is the plan for the family for Sunday! I am sooo excited! Text Me if you want to go with or meet me there!



Sunday, September 11 at Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park

9th Ave @ Lincoln Way

From 12 noon to 7 pm
A full day of Brazilian music and dance with the best of Bay Area Brazilian entertainers, including exciting and unique capoeira. Performing will be Brazilian bands playing Samba, Forro, Country Music, Axe and Carnaval. Special guest Pedro Paulo Band, releasing their first CD of Brazilian Country Music, plus Forrofiando, Amigos do Samba, Grupo Remelexo, Mandinga Capoeira, Aquarela Dancers and DJ Ellen.
Children will have activities such as, face-painting, games and kids capoeira. Young and old will delight in a variety of typical Brazilian food, arts and crafts, fashions, and much more.
Folks often say, "no nationality in the world knows how to party like the Brazilians!" So join us, bring your friends, family and be part of this festive Brazilian Independence Day Celebration!