A Brazilian Night

Lucy and her second cousin, Cora.
 Ok. Well, maybe I didn't go to Brazil, but we did eat some really awesome Brazilian food.  My aunt and uncle were missionaries in Brazil for close to 15 years.  Their children, my first cousins, grew up there and still have many ties in the area.  I love listening to them speak Portuguese and I remember how awesome it was when they came home on furlough and we would spend time together.

The oldest of the three is Alisa, who is about 1 year older than me.  She recently married her childhood sweetheart, who is here in the states now.  They traveled to Memphis this week for Davenir to continue applying for his US citizenship.  While they were here they cooked an authentic Brazilian dinner for all of the "local" family.  We had a great Saturday night and I ate so much that I was sick!  Steak, chicken, sausages, rice, beans....Texas de Brazil had nothing on these two.  (see recipe at the bottom)

After all that our family has been through, we cherish every moment we have with family.  When family travels in from out of town, there's usually a huge "to-do."  Today, we gathered and my grandfather fried fish.  I didn't take any pictures, but we had a great day.  I am so blessed to have such a tight knit family.

The night ended with an unexpected twist, as Jack ended up needing a breathing treatment (or two).  Dang asthma.  It seems to spring up from nowhere and hits with a vengeance.  Poor boy has become so accusmtoed to his treatments that he doesn't even need my help anymore.

I hope your weekend was a great as mine!  Here's to a happy Monday.

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