Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!

I hope you all had a wonderful New Years night and first day of 2013.  I have a feeling this is going to be a good year!  My lucky number is actually 13... my birthday is on June 13th, my address growing up was 13, and Tyson was number 13 on the soccer team in high school.  I am excited to see what this year brings with all this luck to back it up ;).

Last night Tyson and I made the long walk to Copacabana Beach, wine bottle and flowers in hand.  The wine in its handy screw off top was for us, and the flowers were to offer to the goddess of the ocean, Iemanjá and ask her for a blessings in the new year.  The beach was thronged with people, young and old, drunk and tipsy.  As usual, I had to pee at the most inopportune moment, half an hour before midnight and the firework show without even a port-a-potty in sight.  We were so lucky to find a little restaurant to sneak into a few blocks down from the beach and we made it back in time to find a purrrrfect spot on the beach to take in the AMAZING fireworks show.  The fireworks were being lit from barges out in the ocean and behind them were an array of cruise ships that added to the majestic view.  The fireworks were choreographed to music and splayed out in all directions so that fireworks took up our whole peripheral vision. Tyson pointed out that a sparkle of camera flashes added to the show, coming from the cruise ship inhabiters.  The sounds of the booms and the beautiful sparkles made for such a beautiful beginning to a new year, and a romantic one as well :).  I could not have been happier with Tyson's arm around me amidst so many Brazilians and Internationals, all there to enjoy the moment together.  After the fireworks were over, the group of girls next to me gave me kisses on both cheeks and wished us a happy new year and we began the long trek back home. Oh Brazil... you are good to me.

Love and New Beginnings, 



  1. Looks like it was a delightful show.
    Happy new year!

    Breakfast After 10

  2. I hope 2013 brings you all the luck in the world! Happy New Year! <3

    Ellen xx


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