Tuesday, March 31

ex Au Pair, 9º mês | TX ☆ AR ☆ OK

Happy 3 years in America!
Yep... Now I can say that it's been three years since I left Brazil... and guess what? In order to 'celebrate' my 3-year anniversary of living in the U.S. I answered an Au Pair TAG as my 1st YouTube video, check it out and let me know how you liked it =)

My gift was going to the movies to see CINDERELLA ^^ and my company for this was my beautiful friend Letícia who picked me up and drove us to the IMAX theater at my favorite mall, Palisades =D I don't think I even need to say that I really loved this movie, right?! Something else I watched and also loved was again Kristen's play for her High School... Urinetown was the most funniest play/musical ever!!! Kristen's part was being a gay guy and of course - she did it amazing :) Everyone is always very proud of her work because she gives all her best in everything she does. #congratsKris10
Kristen&Lauren wearing the
Havaianas I got them from BR!
OMG and Kristen, Lauren and Carol Ann went for a week to Haiti for a wonderful Volunteer Project... 
braces on!
They left on Carol Ann's birthday and the day before, Matthew became a teenager - yes, it was his 13th birthday!
During that week... Jennifer became a pre-teen; her 10th birthday happened while her Mom & big Sisters were gone but I got to celebrate a little bit of it with her :)
We went shopping at Target, then had dinner at Diner, and then visited her grandparents, who I was missing so much!
Now, they are back from Haiti but the whole family is now gone to Mexico enjoying their Spring Break week!
Someone else very special also celebrated her birthday this month, my friend Talita (the girl wearing blue) turned 30!!! #parabénsTalitampa And look how she got to celebrate it... going to the streets with our friends to protest against the current Brazilian's President, Dilma #éissogalera
Raiane, Gabi&Gabi, Isa and I
Enough with birthdays, let's talk about my other Brazilian friends who arrived this month as Au Pairs here in the US... I got to visit them during their APIA training week! Good luck girls, hope you're all enjoying your new life style; I'm looking forward to see you all again!
"mimos" from Jess
And the most waited person also finally got here... 
My friend Jessika who I suggested to be the new Au Pair of my current family's cousins just got here two weeks ago and I'm super happy because we're so close! Delilah and Chloe are cousins and same age, so we already had playdate, twice :)
Delilah & I + Chloe & Jessika
Jess, Lê and I
Jessika shared her first week with the German Au Pair that was leaving and on the weekend we went to her farewell at Brazen Fox then I got to introduce Jessika to my friend Leticia...
Andressa, Leticia and Jessika
Last Sunday, my 3 favorite friends from America were together on a tour around NYC... Andressa invited them - how nice of her! #thxforthepic
Since I mentioned Delilah, let me write about how I had lots of fun with her this month - and of course, with the whole family... The twin girls just turned 7 months, now they will have three meals a day + bottles + breast milk still, soon they'll be able to feed "little food" themselves ^^ #loveLIV&NOAsomuch
Asher and I are still so into Mario Kart and this month we got new remotes so everyone can play together now! And, we got snow on the first day of Spring...
It's okay though because there is NO snow in Texas! Lol Yep, the trip of the month was to visit 3 South states, Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma! Mike and I started flying from Philly on a Saturday super early... we made a stop in Houston then flew to Dallas/Forth Worth airport. Our first tour was around Stockyard in Fort Worth, our both favorite part of this weekend trip!
You can have a lot of fun on Exchange Ave where a Herd Cattle Drive happens every day at 11:30am and you can also find a 2$ museum and walk on stars of country stars - Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame!
There is also, of course, a Rodeo at Cowtown Coliseum super fun (15$)... and so many country stuff for you to look at (and take pictures of!). Don't forget the Visitor's Center, there's a nice picture on the wall and you can get a cute free map.
Mike found out that you can drink alcohol on the streets over there, so he tried some Texas beer's brands. I found a bull on the street and wanted to go on top of it Lol
We were really feeling like we were in one of those old west movies... the whole atmosphere there is different! On Main street we picked the Cattlemen's restaurant to eat lunch and it was delicious (there was a funny sign saying "no handguns please" - you know that in Texas people can easily buy a gun!) =P
After finishing everything in that neighborhood, we took a 1.75$ bus to downtown - a place you should go if you're around - very historic and we love the Water Gardens!
From there we took a (3 levels!) train... It costs only 5$ to get to Dallas from there and the ride lasts 50 minutes but it was a good way to rest!
The train station called Union was one of the places that was on our list to visit and our train stopped there so it was perfect! (saying that because our original plan was to take a bus to Dallas, not a train haha). It started raining when we got there so we decided not to walk much as we had planned to do because Dallas has a lot of sculptures on the streets; So we just visited a JFK memorial (he was killed in TX!) then we went to the Reunion Tower (16$) to check the view from up there. After, we had dinner at a small local place; and for last, we went to a very fun karaoke bar - we didn't sing because we were embarrassed by our accents, people from the south speak very different haha
At midnight our Greyhound bus left Dallas, TX on the way to Fort Smith, AR. That was the worst part of the trip because Mike and I didn't get to sit together and the person next to me were not being a bit polite =/ 
In the morning, at around 7am of Sunday, we were "getting ready" to quickly visit Fort Smith, a little town where we had a great American breakfast at a place called Calico. All the stores were closed on Main Street, then we went back to the bus station where we took another bus to Oklahoma City, OK and got there at lunch time (but we were not hungry yet!).
It was very hot in OKC and everything there is all spread out then we decided to take a tour only around downtown... We took a Water Taxi tour that through a canal showed us pretty much all the history of OKC; and then we rented segways to "drive" around #fun
Our flight back to Philly left from OKC but stopped in Atlanta, GA and while there my friend Deborah texted me the biggest news: She had just delivered her baby! 
It's a boy, his name is Antonio and I visited him when he was 6 days old... SO CUTE! Congrats to the new parents and all the happiness with your little angel ^^

Mike and I tried the new Häagen-Dazs Brigadeiro AND my fofinho got me a mini cake for my 3-year anniversary of America - amo, amo, amo! #love


  1. Giii,
    Apesar de ver todas as suas fotos no insta adoro ler as histórias aqui, melhor ainda por ser em inglês rs.
    Adorei o seu mês e Congratulations pelos 3 anos de USA.

    1. ahhh Lê q legal... e q bom q gosta da ideia dos posts serem in English hehe
      Nao vejo a hora de ler no seu blog o post "I got my Visa" =) Bjokas

  2. wow gi, tres anos de USA?!9 meses que ja nao eh mais au pair, gosh, o tempo voa mesmo ne? haha
    espero que teus proximos anos continuam sendo de muitas emocoes e aventuras, e claro, que tu continue a postar pra gente te acompanhar ne hehe
    beijos! 😘

    1. Oi Duda... VOA mesmo, ja fez 1 ano q nos vimos em MN! E obrigada de coração pelos votos e pelo menos ate 2 anos como ex-au pair (qdo dai me caso) pretendo continuar postando sim =] Bjokas

  3. Oi Gi...
    Parabéns... 3 anos é muuuuita bagagem não é mesmo?!! Tanta coisa que vc deve ter vivido e aprendido!!! Congratulations!!
    That's so nice your ex host and ex kids travel to be volunteer! I am a volunteer too... in a ONG, I'm going to talk about it in my next post! ;D
    Obs: How can I say ONG in english? Haha!
    I didn't watch Cinderella yet!!! :( But I want!!!
    I want to travel to Texas someday...
    So... Happy Easter!
    Ah... I loved your video!!! :)

    1. Oi Thamy.. sim, 3 anos é mto tempo =] thxoxo
      That's very nice you like volunteering too - can't wait to read about it in your post. In English the initials for ONG(organização não governamental) are NGO(nongovernmental organization). You MUST watch Cinderella - I've seen it twice (last Wednesday I took Delilah).. Texas is really fun =]
      Happy Easter for you too, next post I show you how it went... Bjokas!!

    2. Hi... OMG! I must to watch CInderella...hahaha!
      Thank you Gi!

  4. Hi Gi! to ate me sentindo importante agora hahaha "And the most waited person also finally got here..." :) :) :) huhuuul!!! Amei o post e os dias que estivemos juntas... faltou a foto de nos na academia mas fica pra próxima, com certeza teremos muitos playdates juntas, elas Adoram! Obrigada por tudo. Adorei seu mes! um super beijo!

    1. Well, but you're important =] OMG I keep forgetting to take a pic of us "working really hard" at the gym Lol aiiii vc comentou em portugues.. sei lá pq comecei te respondendo em ingles kkkk Bom, vamos marcar mais playdates sim! e obrigada VC pela cia e pela amizade fofinha... Bjokas

  5. Oiii Gi, demorei mas vim aqui ler seu post..
    Adorei viu, que orgulho, vc já tem 3 anos de EUA, não é pra qualquer um nao haha
    Bem, eu já tinha visto algumas fotos no insta, mas aqui pude ler os detalhes..e que baby mais lindoo <3

    Gi, nos vimos nos EUA, beijão!!!

    1. ué, demorou 1 dia só May hehe aiii adoro suas fotinhos do insta.. aproveita os minutinhos finais com as pessoas queridas daí e mês q vem estarei postando fotinha nossa juntas aqui!! Bjokas

    2. Ahh, pois é, parece que tinha demorado hahahah
      Okayyy, tes epero em NY heheh

  6. Gi,
    First, Congrats on your 3rd anniversary - I'm pretty sure you enjoyed the most of it!!!
    I still don't know how I am here for 4 months and we didn't meet yet haha - But I'm sure we're gonna figure something out have fun together!!!
    I loved the Texas/Oklahoma part - is already on my list :D
    It must be amazing to see how your (former) host kids have been grown - I remember when I started to read the blog...

    1. Thanks Tha.. and yeah we have to make our 'meeting' to happen... then you might be on my next post... and I'll be on yours! Bjoka

  7. Oi Gisella!
    Obrigada pela sua visita e comentários no meu blog. Parabéns pelos seus 3 anos nos EUA, que você continue conquistando o que almeja e seja muito feliz!

    1. Oi Eliana!
      brigada vc e te desejo o mesmo! Bjoka

  8. Feliz três ano amiga \o/ Que sejam sempre muitos e muitos anos de felicidades e conquistas <3

    E impossivel ver Cinderela e não me lembrar de você rs Vou final de semana com minha irmã rs

    E que feliz a Jéssica fofa ai junto de você .. Esse EUA levando minhas amigas embora, deixa eu fazer minhas malas aqui ;) hahaha Suas lindas :3
    Fala para a Jéssica fazer um instagram hahaha

    E que tudo sua viagem, amei :) Já estou na ansiedade para ver as proximas :D

    Posso morrer de amores por esse pequenos mais lindos do mundo <3 <3
    É muita fofura <3

    Beijos Beijos amiga Fica com Deus

    1. Bruuuuuu esqueci de vir te responder aqui! brigada pelo carinho de sempre, amiga! Eu é quem esta ansiosa para a SUA viagem! Ps a Jessika fez um Insta! Bjokinhass

  9. Adoreeeeei Gi. E tu falando em inglês e ainda dirigindo? Nossa é muito pra minha cabeça hahahahaa. Parabéns pelos 3 anos linda.

    1. Oi Dri.. ai brigada querida.. um dia seu inglês chega lá =] Bjka

  10. Oii Gi!! Amei seu blog!! Li tudinho! Hahaha
    Estou te seguindo!
    Beijos :*

    1. leu tudo?!! haha tb estou te seguindo no google+ Boa Sorte, qq coisa estou aqui =] Bjokas

  11. Giiih, passei rapidinho para te dar um oi e mandar um beijo. To na correria de arrumar as coisas para ir embora, 7 dias e eu volto para o Brazil... Adorei o post, td lindo como sempre, e que baby mais fofo Antonio. *-* so cute. Feliz 3 anos, já sabe que eu amei o vídeo certo?! haha beijos. ;*

    1. Nossa Fer... abril foi seu ultimo mês por aqui entao.. =[ Hava a safe flight back home and enjoy your family! ps nao pare de postar!! Bjoka

  12. Oi...
    Tudo bem, Gi?
    Mas... não vai mais atualizar o blog? Ahhh... Hj é dia 16/05 e nada... :(
    Abraço. Até mais.

    1. Oie..nunca vou parar com o blog hehe a vida fica corrida as vezes, mas já postei sobre Abril!!! Bjokas