Thanks ladies. I appreciate the warm welcome.
Toiny, yep Brazil! We live about 400 Km from the beach, on the top of a hill. It is beautiful. I will have to scrap a page of my new view. We have been here for a week & one year now. There were a lot of factors that played into the decision to move, but the main reason is Carlos work. He works for the federal govt here, a BIG step up from stocking shelves at Wal Mart. That allows me to stay home with the preschooler, and to be here when the kids get home from school. I still dont speak/read Portuguese so work would be difficult. I love it here. My boys also have a dream of becoming professional soccer players so where better for them to train in their formitive years than the 'land of soccer'?
I enjoy reading about you & your family in the NL Toiny, thanks for sharing it with everyone