Oct 21, 2007





Above are pictures of the girls playing with our neighbor girl, Laura. The picture with the group of girls singing is of one of the 5 Portuguese classes they are taking. The top picture is of Theodore sporting his latest hair style.



I am posting a letter Samantha wrote for her Social Studies class. Her assignment was to imagine she was an explorer in a new land and to write home a persuasive letter to her friends and family in the hope that they would make the journey also. Instead of imagining this, I had her write a letter about the new land she is living in and encourage all of you to make the journey to visit us! :)


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Dear Friends and Family,



I invite you all to come to Brazil, Rio Grande Du Sul, Horizontina. The trip might be hard, but that doesn't matter. We have seven fruit trees in our yard. Little yellow plums, oranges, berries, mangoes--you name it. The flowers here are beautiful. The butterflies here are beautiful and huge. The landscape is beautiful. And, there's a place that you could (if you were here) pick sugar cane and eat it for free...mmm. There are some interesting things though like lizards living on our walls--bedroom, kitchen, and all. They don't bite. We have a pool, a big back yard, and a nice girl next door to play with. So please come, will you?


Love,


Samantha


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Hugs to you all from us! Autumn, Andrew, Samantha, Makaela, Sir William, and Theodore


1 comment:

King Arthur & Queen Rebecca said...

i'll come just for the fruits, sammy :) and then maybe for you and kaela :) ...just kidding. don't worry about the lizards on the wall, they're ok. i had them when i was growing up too in indonesia. their tail can break and it will wiggle by itself :)