Sunday, January 20, 2008

"Welcome to Sao Paulo"

These were the words I heard coming from the flight attendant moments after landing in my new homeland. Never have 4 words brought so many different emotions. I was excited to finally start our life here. I was relieved to get off of the plane with our 11 month old son. I was exhausted from not sleeping well. I was a little scared thinking, "What have I done? Have I really just MOVED to another country???"

I think that's when reality started to sink in. In America, we were so busy getting everything prepared to come, I didn't take much time to really let the reality of it hit me. I knew it would though when I got here. :)

It has been so great re-uniting with Renato's family. They were soooo excited to see Camden for the 1st time! They call him "Branco" which means "white"..........yes, my poor son and I stick out like bright beacons of light among the tan/dark people here. :) Eventually our skin will darken up a bit though.....that's my hope anyway. :)

I don't have any pictures yet, but I can't wait to show you how beautiful it is here! We're waiting for the sun to come out to introduce Camden to his first swim in the pool! Now those will be some great pics!


Susan said...

Branco huh? Glad you guys had a great trip:) Was thinking about you.

Sarah said...

Hello there Sunshine. I am glad to hear you made it safely. I am sure you and the little man will both be tanning beautifully by the time I get there :) Then I will be the Branco one! I asked for the first weekend in April off, so hopefully I can get tickets soon :)
Love you all and miss you already... keep working on the little one saying my name, I will be there before you know it!

Stacey Davis said...

I am glad to hear that you guys made it safely. I can't wait to see the pictures of Camden's first swim.

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Love you guys and are so excited for this new adventure. Thanks for keeping in touch!