Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Even more light in our lives!

Since yesterday, we have my sweet, lovely niece Catarina, a.k.a. Tatá, living with us! I'm so happy for her being here! She was born on the very same day when I was turning 18 - I couldn't ask for a better b-day gift! I can't believe that I held her in my arms when she was a tiny baby! Now she's this gorgeous 21-year-old young lady.
Catarina is my sister Claudia's daughter. Claudia and Luiz, my brother-in-law (above!), live in São Paulo, seven hours from here, for 4 years now, and my niece was in college over there, but suffering from being away from her boyfriend, Fred, and from all her friends and relatives she left in Petropolis when they moved to SP. So now that she's only 2 years from graduating, she wanted to study in a closer University. But she would have to travel every morning from Petropolis to Rio and back, waking up at 4,30am! No way, I said, why living such a stressful (and expensive!) routine when we live here, 15 minutes from the University? So we invited her to live with us. And she happily came!
Now she'll stay here from Monday to Friday, then go to Petropolis to stay with her love during the weekend.

We're very happy with her presence, and I'm particularly happy to be able to help her somehow. She's a very easy-going girl and already adapted herself to the "carioca" life style. Even Baruck loves he! Lucas simply adores Tatá, and they're always making a mess when together! So the Copacabana pack is now a 4-pack (or better, a 5-pack, counting with Baruck!).
PS: Just an update: Lucas is 100% now! Yesterday he didn't go to school just to be really alright, and today he's back to his old routine! Thanks for the sweet positive vibes for him! :o)

7 comentários:

Dragonstar said...

How lovely to have your niece with you during the week. Lucas looks very glad to have her there! I'm sure she's happy to avoid all that dreadful travelling.

Janet said...

Your niece is so pretty. The photo of her and Lucas shows how happy he is about having her live there. That was a very nice thing for you to do, and I'm sure she appreciates it.

Patty said...

I'm sure she will be a lot of company and it will be nice for her to be able to go home on the weekends. I am looking forward to gettng to know her better through your blog.
Happy school year to you all.

Suzie Ridler said...

What wonderful news! To have your niece staying with you and for Lucas to be feeling better. Light and love to all in your happy home.

Michele said...

A wonderful light does indeed shine upon your family. She's so very pretty and you are so very generous to have her stay with you to do her studies! I bet she is so grateful! Perhaps she must start a blog oh her own one day! =D

KrisMrsBBradley said...

What a beautiful girl! And how nice of you to share your home with someone to make their life easier!

Unknown said...

That must be so nice to have family close!

She's beautiful!

Have a wonderful weekend! It's a three day weekend here :)