Just Be Happy

Monday, August 17, 2009


Hello my friends, first of all I have to say that even though it hasn't been too long since I blogged, but I sure have you missed you guys bunches!

I am in Brazil with my husband and my baby, we are staying at my sister's house and we are having a blast now - I say now because the trip to get here is very tiring, it took us a little over 31 hours since the time we left our house to get here, 3 planes rides, layovers and a 5 hour drive + rush hour traffic while we were trying to pass through the city of São Paulo, but it's well worth it!

On Saturday I got a manicure and pedicure, things that I don't do very often AT ALL, but since here it's so affordable, I went ahead and got pampered before we went to a fancy charity dinner. On Sunday we baptized baby Lucas in the morning (the little vest I crocheted for him was simply perfect for the weather and it looked sooo cute!) and after that all my friends and family came over for a nice Brazilian BBQ.

Today we are finally going to be able to rest, my poor little guy has been a trooper, but he has been getting a little overwhelmed with everyone touching him, holding him, all the new faces... he is used to be home with only me for the most part and hubby after work, so it's for sure a new experience.

Oh boy, I don't have much to talk about on the crochet department... I did bring a couple of skeins in a little bag on the plane, but barely touched it, too much going on... but I miss it! LOL

Well, before I go I would like to thank Kelly for giving me a such a nice blog award, she made me feel so special. I'm very flattered, thank you so much!!!

Anyhow , here are the guidelines for the award:

1. Accept the award.
2. Post it on your blog saying who gave it to you.
3. Pass it on to other new blogs you think are wonderful.

Make sure you leave a note on the blogs you award and the one who gave it to you to let them know you participated in this award. It's a nice way to connect with people and see what other wonderful blogs are around. So I hereby extend the "One Lovely Blog" award to the following:

Fiddlestickes - because Dawn's crochet work is absolutely breathtaking, the color combination she chooses are always so gorgeous!

FairyGlade - because I love her crochet work as well!

Have a great week!


  1. Thanks for the award Alessandra!! I graciously accept it and will also pass it on to another blogger!

    Your weekend sounded busy, much like mine. Isn't it nice to get back home!

  2. Nice to have news about you! Hope you're making lots of happy memories :-)

  3. Congrats on the award! Im sl glad you all made it safely and are enjoying your time away.

  4. Congratulations on the award and Have a Wonderful Vacation!!

    I am jealous!!

    Rest, Relax.....

    Lou Cinda

  5. Oh, I'm so glad to hear that you arrived safely. The crochet can wait. Enjoy your family and all the beautiful things in your home country! I know you're all smiles. I can feel it! :-D

  6. Glad to hear you are having a fun time in Brazil with your family!!

    Congrats on the award!!!

    Tenha um bom tempo!!


  7. BUT the travel was worth it to be with the family! I hope Lucas is wearing his great Brazilian Flag onesie while there! :-) Hope the travels back are better...

  8. Amei seu blog, Alessandra! (acho que vc ainda fala português, né?!... rsrsssrrsrs)
    Fotos lindas e belos trabalhos!
    Tenha uma ótima estada por aqui!
    um abraço!

  9. Hi there glad to hear that you are having such a wonderful time, being with family is so special. Thanks for the award which I will give the attention it deserves at the weekend when I have a bit more time. Dev x

  10. So glad you are having a wonderful trip, it is fun to see family!

  11. Glad to hear that you had a safe trip and are having fun with family.

    When you have time, come by the blog and see the rules for the tag that I tagged you with. Six random things. :)


  12. I saw your button earrings and am really inspired, but don't want to steal the design. =/ Maybe I'll purchase a pair someday =)

  13. Olá
    Ainda bem que chegou "em forma" com o seu marido e filhinho.
    Aproveite bem este tempo, que é precioso!
    Deve ser excelente poder reencontrar toda a sua família e matar essas saudades! Fique bem e aproveite o máximo!
    Quando voltar dê notícias e não se esqueça de nos mostrar algumas fotos que de certeza tirou.Bjs

  14. Hello, I'm leaving a comment for you because you have a great site here - I've really enjoyed reading your posts and your pictures are great !

    Thanks for sharing them and have a lovely weekend


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