Thursday, December 23, 2004

Paradise Found

Thank God for frequent flier miles. They have made it possible for Hubby & I to go to Brasil to be in Daniela's wedding. We leave tomorrow (today). We are so excited. Her family is so incredibly kind and generous, they take us in and take care of us. I feel like I am getting the gift of parents for Christmas because Daniela's family are the kind of people who treat you like one of their own. I just hope I don't get overcome with emotion and start bawling.

The wedding is on Sunday and I know it will be beautiful. Chuck is in charge of the rings, so I hope he doesn't faint or, worse yet, forget them.

The next day we all head up to the beach house in Mara├║. The drive will be incredible, taking around two days, it will take us through the small towns in Brasil that most tourists don't get to see.

Then, relaxation on the beach for the next week.

Damn, after the month I've had, I need this. Though I am sure I am going to worry like crazy about my Brother. He does seem to be doing better today though. One day at a time, as they say in the program.

Have a safe, warm and happy holiday!


Tina*:) said...

I am sure the wedding will be beautiful, and the I wish the same for Daniela!

I hope you have the best vacation! Make sure to take lots of pictures so we can see what you were up to!

It's all so romantic!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a loverly time! Enjoy, relax. I wish the best for you and your family. Happy Holidays! --Elaine

Catie said...

i can't wait to see your photos from this trip. i hope and chuck have a great time and you allow yourself to relax and reengergize. your brother clearly has some stuff to work through and even if it's not so obvious right now, i'm sure it means a lot to him that you love him and want him to be okay.