Wednesday, May 30, 2012


My my body is so fatigued, and my heart is so full I don't even know where to start.

And if I do start I don't know how I could ever do this experience justice.

It's not possible to put this trip into words but I will attempt it over time.  For now, until I can wrap my brain around it all, this is all I've got:

The country is beautiful.
The food is amazing.
My kids rock.
My husband is my hero.
Airports blow.
Plugging your Chi into a 220 volt outlet is NOT a good idea.
The Knowles (our life-long friends and travel-mates) are awesome.
The taxi drivers are insane.
The people are inspiring.
God is good.

And for your viewing pleasure:

This painting was hung above the bed in the master bedroom of our rental in Rio.  Thankfully it was hidden before I Andy had to explain it to a four-year-old.
 And this is my attempt at taking a picture of a sea turtle that wandered up to the shore:
Did I mention Brazilians are quite confident?


Ryan and Katie said...

I bet your four year old understood the pic after a trip to the beach!

Victoria said...

Did you see the old men in their speedos in Rio with their beer belly? That is also a site I would have been okay with not seeing. Despite that, Brazil might be my favorite country. So glad you got to go.

Wa Wa Waughs said...

AAAuuuugggHHH! So now I feel a little bit better about my body...

Alyssa said...

Can't wait to hear all about the trip. Nice photos.

OK Chick said...

I agree with Robin...I look dang good compared to the picture. Well I think I do. :)

Verna said...

Wow! Some turtle. Ek!

The Seat House said...

Were your kids as nervous about all the kissing on cheeks as my kids (well my son) were? And did your husband kiss as many people on the cheeks as he could to make his son uncomfortable? Glad you had a great trip!

Melissa from the Blue House said...

Looks like an eye-opening trip.... for LOTS of reasons!