One photo a week, week THREE

I guess I got overexcited and anxious about our trip which led to overeating (junk food), which ended up with me at the ER... Oh well... Super ice cold water for me and some meds, and that's all!
Hopefully I'll get better soon and the pain will leave my freaking body. 
I'm still terribly anxious and I just don't know how to cope with it... Any tips?!? (Help, please!)

One photo a week, week TWO

Week two (I'm a tad late, I know...) of this project. 
We are still avid looking for tickets to our eurotrip! It's insane how prices can go up 2k in a week... L got a job interview (this man can't stand still for a month!) and was between him and an older dude. He didn't get it! Bummer. It was the first time in a while that he had gotten really excited about work, I felt so bad for him. Not for the money (it was great money!), but for him, his hopes... Oh well, que sera, sera...
The weather in Brazil has being insane! Yesterday was about 36 Celsius! That's hot... Thankfully our neighbour invited us to her pool and so JL and I went, it was amazing. Boy, I want a pool! 

Hi! (and the ticket saga)

So remember when I said one of my goals for 2015 was to travel?!? Well, a few days ago we decided it was time. 
We are def really fast around here, haha.
Even though my Mr. L (that's my husband btw!) and I are both unemployed at the moment, we get by and have some savings, so, we decided to be adventurous and just grab life by the horns and go. :)
Easy said, haha... Finding a flight that suits our needs (time and money wise) has been a real nightmare! 
But I won't give up! And I'll come back soon to tell you all this story! Haha Just not today, it was an exhausting day and I just wanted to say hello.
So, hello, and goodbye.

One photo a week, week ONE.

You don't know it, yet, but a long time ago, when I found myself lost in the world and didn't want to go back to my B.A. In Australia, I decided I wanted to be a photographer... And so, I bought my first "pro" camera. (I still use it, cos, you know, to upgrade I'd have to pay a few thousands and I just can't be bothered spending money on a new camera that I really I don't need. Haha)
It was a Canon Rebel XTi and I loved it! (Still do.) I also enrolled at Senac and attended a photography course in São Paulo - and enjoyed a semester there taking my 'oh so heavy' cam everywhere I went! 
Every since I got an iPhone tho, I have not taken my Canon  out (or any other camera, I have a nice starter collection!) and that's fine, I love iPhone picture just as much as I love IG filters! Haha
I told you this just to tell ya how I will not post professional looking photos here, haha. Instead, I intend on posting a picture a week, of anything that catchs my eye (or heart)... 
So, let's start week ONE with a picture of JL having a picnic in the park with me <3 (because, I mean, who can resist?!?).

New Year, new goals.

First of Happy New Year! :)
2014 was an amazing AND very challenging year for us... We start off '15 with two new pets, a toddler, a half finished house and two stay at home parents. My husband left his job with the promise of a new one that didn't really happened in the end, so, instead of winning and going insane we decided to take a step back and enjoy being both at home. It is, most of the time, great... He got to witness our son's first steps and is over the moon. We do bicker sometimes, due to being so close together but overall we're happy.
As a couple we try to make all life plans together and this may seem easy to some of you, but let me share my experience: it can get really bad, and loud. That is, before you talk for real and make compromises. :)

For this new year we have two "family plans":
1. Find JL a good bilingual school 
2. Travel together

At home we speak mainly in Portuguese to each other and to JL but I only read books in English to him and try to talk at least one hour a day in English and Spanish. (Our tv - thought not much used - is set to English and iPhone and iPad apps are set both in English and Spanish.) These three languages are all (roughly) latin rooted and so I want my son to have something different to be introduced to him while he's alphabetized... In the city we are living at the moment there is a strong Japanese immigration so I was thinking Japanese maybe. Any thoughts?!? 
And we have never traveled (for real, like overseas and all) as a family, we've being together for almost four years now and we have only gone to the beach max. Haha I'm planning an European or NYC + DC trip, not sure yet which we'll choose or even if we'll actually get to travel but I'm really excited about it! Let's see. :)

Ok! Now for my plans:
1. Exercise! (I hate exercising and love cooking/eating, as a result I went from a size 10 to a size 14 in less than eight months, looking at my son's bday party I got worried. Since I won't stop eating not cooking, exercising is a must! Lol)
2. No shopping for at least three months. (I know many people are saying no to shopping at all but I'm realistic, and I know I will shop eventually so 3 outta 12 seems reasonable to me!)
3. No more sodas. (I don't want my son to drink it, and I have gone without it before - pregnancy also - so, why not?!?)
4. No more fried stuff. (French fries not included! Haha All the rest is!)
5. Cut back on sugar. (I'll still have my  cookies and my midnight ice cream, but with moderation!)
6. Enjoy my family. (I know that's basic BUT people tend to put a lot of pressure on how you should/must conduct yourself, your life, your everything... And 2014 was intense because of those pressures, those talks and those people... Not anymore! Our lives, our decisions, ours. Not anyone else!)

I was thinking about doing the whole #whole30 and #capsulewardrobe thing but I'm still sceptic about both and since I'm not really good at keeping goals (yet!), I decided to go slow for 2015. 
That's my word for 2015: moderation! 
What about you? What goals did you make? :)