Happy New Year ~ 2011

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Dear Friends,


Welcome to our yearly family review. As usual, the purpose of this page is to share with you how we have been this past year. Here is a quick summary: The four of traveled on vacation to Brazil; Sasha graduated from Michigan and got a job in New York City; Alec is midway through his sophomore year at Carnegie Mellon;  Lucia is really into ballroom dancing; and Mauricio traveled to many places for work.


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Dmisa drive walkway Mauricio with Ricardo in snow
Mauricio clearing bushes
Walkway of our house in early Spring
Mauricio and Ricardo Silva in Holmdel in February
Mauricio doing Spring cleaning
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Flowering tree

Lucia and Mauricio still live in Holmdel, New Jersey. Now that Sasha and Alec are no longer living with them, the house sometimes seems a little too big for just the two of them.  Friends, please keep coming to visit!

Lucia pushing a pine tree
Spring brings blossoms Lucia pretending to push a pine tree
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Mauricio walking Max in the spring
Lucia in Holmdel Park in the fall
Mauricio at home in the Fall
Mauricio walking Marina Roesler's dog Max
Lucia enjoying Holmdel Park in October Mauricio at home in October
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Rio at night seen from Sugarloaf
Rio at night seen from Sugarloaf Mountain
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Mauricio and Lucia at Pier da BarraPraia do Pepe in Rio de JaneiroLucia at JoŃo Lauro Facˇ's apartment in Rio
Lucia and Mauricio at the pier in Barra da TijucaWhite sand at Pepe Beach in front of Facˇ's apartmentLucia near window with a view in Facˇ's apartment
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Lucia and Sasha at Prainha

The entire family traveled to Brazil for vacation in May. It had been five years since the four of us traveled there together. In fact, Alec had not been in Brazil since 2005.

Mauricio and Sasha having pastel at Prainha
Lucia and Sasha at Prainha in RioMauricio and Sasha eating pastel de camarŃo at Prainha in Rio
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Sasha and Alec stolling down Ipanema beachSasha and Alec with Alexia in Recreio
Sasha and Alec strolling in Ipanema beachSasha and Alec with cousin Alexia
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Lucia and Sasha at Maureen's place in RecreioUs with Lucia's family in Gßvea

While in Rio, Mauricio and Lucia stayed at JoŃo Lauro Facˇ’s place on Pepe Beach and the kids stayed either with their cousins, at a hotel, or at the Barra da Tijuca apartment of Gilberto and Angela Veiga, Geraldo Veiga’s brother and sister-in-law.

Lucia and Sasha with Maureen and Alexia at Maureen's home in Recreio (in Rio)The four of us with Lucia's family at Maria Ignez's apartment in Gßvea
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Resendes with Rony and Marisa in IpanemaLucia and Mauricio with Tony at his place in Ipanema
The Resendes with Tony and Marisa at their place in IpanemaLucia and Mauricio with Tony at Tony's apartment in Ipanema
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Since Sasha and Lucia were only staying for two weeks, we had to pack lots of activities into a short amount of time. Besides visiting friends and family in Rio and Itaipava, the four of us traveled two hours north of Rio to B˙zios, a beach town we have been going to since the kids were little.

Mauricio at Ferradurinha in B˙ziosLucia and Alec at Praia das Tartarugas in B˙zios
Mauricio at Ferradurinha beach in B˙ziosLucia and Alec at Praia da Tartaruga in B˙zios
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Pousa da Ruth in Geribß beach, B˙zios


Sasha have a crepe at Rua das Pedras in B˙zios
Pousada Casa da Ruth in Geribß beach, B˙ziosSasha having a crepe at Chez Michou in B˙zios
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Maurcio at Pousada da Ruth in B˙ziosLucia and Sasha at sunset in Praia das Tratarugas, B˙ziosAlec with a shrimp finger
Mauricio at Pousada Casa da Ruth in Geribß beach, B˙ziosLucia and Sasha during sunset at Praia da Tartaruga in B˙ziosAlec at Ferradurinha in B˙zios
Sasha and Alec under World Cup decoration in B˙ziosAlec arrives at Praia da Tartaruga in B˙zios

In Rio, Alec hung out with his cousins Gabriel and Leonardo as well as with friend Nick and was introduced to the Rio night club scene, where the drinking age is 18. Alec stayed in Rio for another 10 days after Lucia and Sasha returned home. He spent another weekend in B˙zios with his cousins and friends. He finally returned home on June 12th.

Sasha and Alec under World Cup decoration in B˙ziosAlec arrives at Praia da Tartaruga in B˙zios

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Alec with Gabriel, Nick, and Leonardo
Alec with Gabriel, Nick, and Leonardo at bar in Lagoa (Rio)
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Pool at Renalva's home in ItaipavaFamily gathering poolside in ItaiapvaMauricio's mom (Renalva) with Lucia's mom (Maria Ignez)
Pool at Renalva's home in ItaipavaFamily gathering in Itaipava for a barbecueMauricio's mom (Renalva) with Lucia's mom (Maria Ignez)
SPAFrom B˙zios we drove straight to Itaipava, where Mauricio’s mom, Renalva, lives. There, we hosted a barbecue (churrasco) for friends and Lucia’s mom, brother, sisters, nephews, niece, and significant others. Maureen, Mauricio’s late brother Roberto’s widow, and kids Thomas, Dominique, and Alexia also came up to Itaipava. Jayme GuimarŃes, longtime friend of Mauricio's from grade school at Escola Americana, also came to Itaipava for the weekend.
Jayme GuimarŃes in Itaipava
Lucia and Renalva having breakfast with Jayme in Itaipava
Jayme GuimarŃes in ItaipavaLucia and Renalva having breakfast with Jayme in Itaipava
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Sasha and Alec with cousin Gabriel in ItaipavaSasha with cousins Dominique, Thomas, Alexia, and Alexia's boyfriend MarquinhosAna Lucia and Paulo in Itaipava
Sasha and Alec with cousin Gabriel in ItaipavaSasha with cousins Dominique, Thomas, Alexia, and Alexia's boyfriend Marquinhos before leaving for Itaipava nightLucia's sister, Ana Lucia, and husband Paulo in Itaipava
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Lucia with her mom in ItaipavaMauricio and Jayme in Itaipava
Lucia with her mom in ItaipavaMauricio and Jayme in Itaipava
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After traveling for a week to Buenos Aires, Mauricio came back to Rio and stayed another 10 days working with Celso Ribeiro.

Mauricio working with Celso Ribeiro in Rio
Mauricio working with Celso Ribeiro in Rio
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