It was a normal Friday night when Dave saw on his Facebook that my sis-in-law Leila had tagged us on a post. Here is the translation:
It's not everyday that we find our true love and we (I include myself in this statement, of course) know it's really good to remember the good times, isn't it true?
I always watch a show on TV that talks about engaged couples, and the song that plays on the show reminds me of you two because it sounds like Lara is singing to Dave and Dave is singing to Lara...
Because I am the biggest fan of your love I want to dedicate the song to you so you won't forget how privileged you are for having each other.
Lara, this is a great opportunity for you to sing to Dave because I didn't have the opportunity to translate the lyrics.
Cheers to love!
with love from your sis!"
Now, when I clicked on the video I thought it was the song's video clip but instead this is what we got:
I still cry when I watch... The first time was almost impossible to see everything because my eyes were so wet... No one have ever done anything like this for me and I just cannot believe how blessed we are for having her in our family!
DC was so amazing! I had high expectations and I must say they were all met! Me and babe walked around DC for a whole beautiful and hot day, had the best pizza in the world, and went back to a hotel with the most amazing bed we've ever slept on!
wedding was so much fun! It was so great to see her so happy and calm
and her party was the absolute best! The food was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S, the
open bar served great drinks and the music kept everyone dancing
nonstop! Better than that I was happy for being able to be around
friends - I miss having friends nearby... - and they could finally meet
It was a perfect weekend. I wouldn't change anything.
I will never forget the day I met her. I was still in Brasil, she was in the United States and she send me an email asking me how did I know Junior. "He is my brother", I said. "That's funny! I used to take the bus to work with him". And just like this our friendship started.
As soon as I got to the United States she invited me to go visit her in Washington DC and I went. I took a bus from NYC and 4 hours later I was there, it was late at night, she picked me up in Chinatown and when I got to her house she had a bottle of Chocolate milk and some food for me. "I figured you would be hungry", she said, that is her, always thoughtful. She showed me all the monuments, we walked like crazy, we talked so much! It was a perfect weekend.
Now my trips to Washington turned into a ritual for me, every year I find a way to go visit her. She is always so welcoming, she is such a great woman, so intelligent, beautiful, sweet, I cannot think of anything negative to say about her. She is one of those people that makes you smile just being next to her.
I am so proud of being her friend and so happy we kept our friendship even being so far away from each other. She has a really special place in my heart and I am so excited for her because this Saturday is her wedding and I am glad she found her soulmate!
Tomorrow me and Dave will be flying to DC, I couldn't find a better time for my "annual visit" to Washington.
Rafa, it's hard to put into words how happy I am for you, I wish you all the happiness the world can provide because honestly you are one of the most deserving people in this planet! I can't wait to see you and give you a huge hug, see your smile and joy. I can't wait to share your special moment with you and be a witness in one of the most special days of your life. Thanks for allowing me to share that day with you.
I love you!
Your friend ALWAYS.
--------------------------------------- Eu nunca vouesquecer o dia emque a conheci.Eu ainda estava noBrasil, ela estava nos Estados Unidose elame enviou ume-mailme perguntandocomo eu conhecia oJunior."Ele é meuirmão", eu disse."Serio?Eu costumavapegar o ônibus fretado com ele". E foi assim que a nossa amizadecomeçou.
Assim quechegueinos Estados Unidos,ela me convidou parairvisitá-la emWashington DCe eu fui.Peguei um ônibusde NYC equatro horasdepois, eu estavalá, eratarde da noite,ela me pegouem Chinatown equando cheguei àsua casa, elatinha uma garrafa deleite com chocolate e algo para eu comer. "Achei que vocêestaria com fome", ela disse, é assim que ela é, sempre pensando nos outros. Ela me mostroutodos os monumentos, andamos como loucas,conversamosmuito!Foi umfim de semana perfeito.
Agora minhasviagens a Washingtonse transformaram em umritualpara mim, todo ano eu acho um jeito deirvisitá-la.Ela é sempretão acolhedora, uma mulher tão boa, tão inteligente, linda, doce, eunão consigo pensar emnada de negativo pra dizer sobre ela... éuma daquelas pessoasque faz vocêsorrirapenas estarao lado dela.
Eu sou tão orgulhosade sersua amiga etão feliz que mantivemosnossa amizademesmo morando tão longeuma da outra.Ela temum lugar muitoespecial no meu coraçãoe eu estoutão contente, pois nesse sábadoéo casamento dela e eu estou tao feliz por ela ter encontrado sua alma gêmea!
Amanhãeu eDavevoaremos paraDC, e eu não poderia encontrarum melhor momentopara a minha "visita anual" para Washington.
Rafa, é difícil de colocar em palavraso quanto estou felizpor você, eute desejo todaa felicidade queo mundopode oferecer, pois sinceramentevocê éuma das pessoasmais merecedoresdesteplaneta!Eu não posso esperarpara vê-lae te darum grande abraço, ver seu sorrisoe alegria.Eu não possoesperar para compartilharo seu momento especialcom você e seruma testemunha emumdos dias maisespeciais de sua vida. Obrigada porcompartilharesse diacomigo.
That was our first place together, that was the first time I lived in a place that was "mine", (before I used to live with the families I worked as an Au Pair). There we had our first Christmas Tree, we ate ice cream for dinner, we slept on a air mattress. There, at Christmas night my brother let us know I was going to be an Aunt. There I stay with my sister for a whole week. That was the place I came back after a full day at college, that was the place we came back after traveling to Brasil. That was the place we went back after getting engaged.
But we need to move on with our lives and even though we really liked there and it was really close from our school/work we could not save any money while paying rent, even more now with the raise on the rent.
We are back on the Cape - place where we met, place we love - and now we will be able to save money to our future.
I will miss our old place but I am really excited for this new step in our lives!
We painted the walls and his Dave's mom put a brand new carpet for us, we loved it!
Before - dirty yellowish walls
Amazing painting skills! lol
-------------------------------------------------------------- Aquele foi o nossoprimeiro lugarjuntos,foi aprimeira vez que eumorei emum lugar que era"meu", (anteseu morei com as famíliasem que trabalheicomo Au Pair). La tivemos a nossaprimeira árvore de Natal, comemossorvete parao jantar, dormimos em colchão de ar.Lá, nanoite de Natalmeu irmão nos avisou que eu iaser titia.Lá eufiquei coma minha irmãpor uma semana inteira.Aquele foi olugar que euvolteidepois deum dia inteirona faculdade, olugar quevoltamosdepois de viajarpara o Brasil.Aquele foi olugar que voltamos depois deficarmos noivos.
Mas precisamosseguir em frente comnossas vidase mesmo que nósrealmente gostassemoslá eera muito da minha faculdade e do trabalhoo dele, não poderiamos nunca juntar dinheiro e pagar aluguel,ainda maisagora, que eles iam aumentar o valor.
Estamos de volta em Cape Cod -onde nos conhecemos -e agora vamosser capazes deguardar dinheiro parao nosso futuro.
Vou sentir falta do nosso apartamento, mas euestou realmenteanimada para essanova etapaem nossas vidas!
Pintamosas paredese a mãedo Davetrocou o carpete para nos, ficou uma graca!