|Lucia ~ 2009|
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|Lucia at home in November||Lucia in Holmdel Park in the springtime||Lucia at home in November|
|Lucia continues to work at AT&T in Middletown, New Jersey. Until now, Lucia had resisted supervisory positions. This year, however, she relented and now has the title of Director of Network Engineering.|
|Lucia with bottles at home||Lucia with watermelon in July|
|Lucia with two Renalvas||Lucia at home in November||Lucia at home in springtime|
|Lucia with cousin Solange in Rio||Lucia's sister Ana Lucia weds Paulo Roberto||Ana Lucia at her wedding reception|
traveled twice to Brazil this year. In May her sister Ana Lucia married
Paulo Roberto in Curitiba. Since Alec was still in class,
Mauricio could not accompany her. In December, her sister Vera
Lucia married Hélcio.|
Lucia's mom Maria Ignez, sister Regina, brother Lucio, nephew Gabriel, and cousins Solange and Leo, as well as family friend Geraldo Veiga also traveled to Curitba. Mauricio's sister Vilma, who lives in Curitiba, attended the wedding and got to meet Lucia's family as well as Geraldo.
Lucia's trip in December for Vera Lucia's wedding was marked by rain, lots of rain. Lucia returned to New Jersey less tanned than she was when she left.
While in Rio, Lucia saw many friends, including Renato, Marisa, and Tony at Gabriel's 14th brithday party. Gabriel is the son of Marisa and Tony.
|Ana Lucia and Paulo Roberto with Lucia's brother Lucinho||Lucia's mom, Maria Ignez, and brother Lucinho in Curituba|
|Geraldo with Mauricio's sister Vilma at wedding reception||Lucia's brother Lucinho with bridesmaids|
|Lucia's sister Vera Lucia weds Hélcio in December||Lucia with Renato, Marisa, and Tony in Rio in December|
|Lucia with Sasha at home in June||Lucia playing guitar||Lucia with Alec when he turned 18|
|In April Lucia
traveled with Alec to Pittsburgh to visit Carnegie Mellon. Mauricio was
in risk of having to do strike duty at AT&T and met them there one
day later. In August Lucia and Mauricio (each driving a different
car) took Alec (and his stuff) to Pittsburgh for start of classes.
After a week back in New Jersey, Lucia drove with Mauricio and
Sasha to Ann Arbor to help Sasha move into her new house. On the
way out as well as on the way back, they visited Alec in Pittsburgh.|
Lucia returned to her ballroom dancing this year. Besides having class a couple of times a week, she frequently went to ballroom social events. In Rio in December, she went to the Lapa district with Ruy Milidiu (former graduate student colleague at Berkeley) to dance forró. Mauricio still hasn't started dancing but feels the pressure.
|Lucia with Alec in Pittsburgh in September|
|Lucia carving a goose at Marina's in November||Lucia with cousins Maria Luiza and Sônia on New Year's Eve||Lucia on New Year's Eve with friends|