Iowa Farmboy meets Southern Belle, girl finishes college and moves from Georgia to Iowa to be closer to boy, boy marries girl, boy's job takes them both to Belo Horizonte, Brasil. One year later they have a baby (Gabriela Marina), another year passes and they move back to Iowa. A few months later they have a 2nd baby (Lilian Scarlett). The 3rd girl (Makayla Jasmine) joins the family a couple years after that. Boy continues job with a construction equipment maufacturing company in Burlington, Iowa; girl attempts to balance being a stay at home mom while working as a birth doula and childbirth educator.
We laugh a lot, travel as often as we can, and try to enjoy every moment of the craziness that is our lives. Thanks for joining us on the journey!
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The last two days Gabriela has figured out she can really impress people if she smiles at them. And she's been cheesin' it up! For her Mamãe, for the faxineira, for random ladies we meet on our walks, and even for her Dear Ol' Dad last night.
But she also knows she's Brasilian . . . she'll only give you a smile if you speak Portuguese to her. English gets you no response right now. Seriously.
Maybe after we get her registered at the US Consulate in Rio next month she'll decide she's bilingual! :)