|Visitors ~ 2009|
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|Lucia with sister Ana Lucia and then fiancee (now husband) Paulo Roberto||Ricardo Silva||Flavia and Ricardo|
|We had many visitors this year.|
Lucia's sister Ana Lucia and her then fiancee Paulo Roberto spent the first week of the year with us.
Ricardo Silva, from Lavras, Brazil, continued his post-doc with Mauricio. He and his wife Flavia have been in New Jersey since June of 2008. They will return to Brazil in early 2010.
Celso Ribeiro, from Rio de Janeiro, came to New Jersey for 10 days in March to work with Mauricio.
Geraldo Veiga, from Rio de Janeiro, came to New Jersey in June for three weeks. The main onjective of his trip was to attend Alec's high school graduation.
|Geraldo Veiga with Sasha||Geraldo Veiga with Alec in New York|
|Celso Ribeiro||Geraldo Veiga visits in June||Geraldo Veiga with Sasha, Lucia, Marina, and Maria Luiza in New York|
|Mauricio's brother, Marcio, from Fortaleza, Brazil, spent a week with us in May. He got to see Alec play soccer and visited the NYU music department, where he was a PhD student in the late 1980s and early 1990s.|
|Marcio, Mauricio's brother, with Alec in May||Luciana Carone|
|Mila and Rafael Martí, from Valencia, Spain, visited us in September and cooked us a delicious paella.||Luciana Carone, Mauricio's niece, from Curituba, Brazil, visited for a day in July. Unfortunately, Mauricio was in Europe at the time. Alec took her and her friends for a day of wild rides at Six Flags Great Adventure.|
|Mila and Rafael Martí|
| Rafael stayed
another week to work with Mauricio.|
Abraham Duarte, from Madrid, visited for a week in September to work with Mauricio. He brought with him Sasha's last suitcase which she had left in Madrid in May.
|Mila teach Lucia how to make a paella||Lucia and Mauricio with Mila and Rafael|
|José Gonçalves, from Porto, Portugal, visited us in October for 10 days to work with Mauricio.|
|Mauricio with Rafael, Abraham, and Ricardo||Mauricio working with Rafael, Abraham, and Ricardo|
|Mauricio and Lucia with José Gonçalves at Lincoln Center in NYC||Mauricio with José Gonçalves||José Gonçalves working with Mauricio and Ricardo|
|Lélio Facó, from Rio de Janeiro, spent 10 days with us in October. It's always fun to have Lélio around.|
|Lucia with Lélio Facó, Rafael Martí, Abraham Duarte, and Ricardo Silva||Lélio Facó with José Gonçalves visit in October|
Beth and Bernardo, from Rio de Janeiro, visited us for 5 days in November. Bernardo asked Mauricio to cook his famous heuvos rancheros for breakfast.
|Lucia and Alec eating heurvos rancheros with Beth and Bernardo Phillips|
|Sônia Borba, Lucia's cousin from Rio de Janeiro, spent the last week of the year with us.|
Mauricio, Sasha, and Alec went to see the Kandinsky exhibit at the Guggenheim in NYC with Sônia.
|Lucia with cousins Sônia and Maria Luiza in New Year's Eve||Sasha with Sônia Borba having sushi in NYC|
|Kandinsky at the Guggenheim|