And what a reception we were given by Colegio Santa Ursula! We were served delicious typical Brazilian snacks and desserts and we all received a very thoughtful gift including an Ursuline Brazil back-pack, water "bag" (not bottle) and Brazilian chocolates - not to mention the special World Cup commemorative issue Guarana, a popular Brazilian soft drink! We were overwhelmed and overjoyed at the reception!
Now, we are all resting for a full day of classes tomorrow - It is exciting to think that we will soon experience a school day in the life of our Brazilian sisters (and brothers!). But for now, we are resting with our host families and are looking forward to telling you more in the days ahead!
|We have arrived!!|
|Ola Sao Paulo!!|
|The Welcome Wagon :) Luis (white shirt) will come to Dallas this year and Felipe (far right) visited us last year|
|New and old friends unite!|
|A welcome hug for each of us from Principal, Sr. Helenice|
|Host family welcome|
|Kristen's family and friends|
|So happy to be together at last!|
|Valerie and her new sister|
|Brigadeiro - the greatest chocolate dessert in the history of Ursuline schools|
|Maggie and her many Brazilian treasures|
|A word of Welcome from Sr. Helenice|