Sunday, September 27, 2009

Plugging Into The Brazilian Beauty!

The Brazil - a Postcard is an invitation to a visual excursion for you to see for the first time, or once again, the limitless wonders of the country.
There are mountains, beaches, rivers, islands, forests... natural beauty and veritable treasures of architecture to be found in every region. And there is also, a cultural wealth whose essence sets forth traces of the influence of the four corners of the globe.
These moments grow in beauty and importance when captured by the lenses of friends, non-professional photographers .
Please accept our invitation and, time after time, fill your imagination with sights of the Brazilian Beauty.
Enjoy our first Postcard:

by Raphael Amante, Business Management student and IBM Brazil employee

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow: Curitiba

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Visiting Teaching Message


October 2009

Mothers who know are nurturers. (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general President)

Elder Quentin L. Cook, a member of the Twelve Apostles, recently spokes of responsibilities seminary and institute teachers have in “helping young people make good choices, strengthening their testimonies, helping them see foolishness in its true light, preparing the rising generation for missionary service, and nurturing those who return to make correct choices.”

“One of the challenges today is to help students understand choices which, while not inherently evil, are not the best choices that they can make. In homes where family scripture study, family home evening and family prayer are not held, we need be a source of example, knowledge and spiritual strength that will allow the youth to avoid issues that would undermine their testimonies at the same time that we are building a doctrinal foundation for those testimonies."

Your message at ( Visiting Teaching Message for October).

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Vacaville Hospital and Emergency Department opens October 6

The new Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Hospital will open its doors soon and we’re in the mood to celebrate.
This new facility, in addition to providing the care you’ve come to expect from Kaiser Permanente, will give you and your family convenient access to 24-hour emergency care, inpatient care, surgical services, a 24-hour pharmacy, and a wide range of medical specialties.
The event is free and promises fun and flavor for the whole family.
Saturday, October 3
Noon to 4 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Hospital
1 Quality Drive Vacaville, CA 95688
The festivities will include,
  • Tours
  • activities and entertainment for all ages
  • produce market
  • prizes
  • music
In addition, seasonal flu vaccines for Kaiser Permanente members will be offered at the event.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Portuguese in Bristol?!?!?!?!

You can learn Brazilian Portuguese in Bristol, England

Marisa Edwards, a qualified and certified language teacher has been teaching Brazilian Portuguese in England.

Marisa and I are friends for many years and we have lots things in common:

  • We both are member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (where our “Once Upon a Time” story began);
  • Our B. A. are from Ibero-Americana University, Sao Paulo, Brazil;
  • We like Jane Austen, English novelist, author of "Sense and Sensibility" and "Pride and Prejudice" ;
  • We love anything and everything about Monteiro Lobato - José Bento Monteiro Lobato, the most important Brazilian writer of children's books;
  • We love to teach, movies and English literature.
And she is the COOLEST friend that I have!

Her site and blog are full of information about Brazil and United Kingdom (music, movies, culture and many, many others).

Are your question: "How to?"or How I do?"...... (to sing " Girl from Ipanema by Tom Jobim & Vinícius", to dance Samba", learn about Açai and Guaraná?). You can find your answers...right now!

Just take a look in this site and enjoy!

Do you know how many types of banana are in Brazil?

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I found an easy and creative way to share my photos, videos and music. I thought you might like it too. It's called Smilebox.

Smilebox lets you combine your photos and videos with slideshows, scrapbooks and greetings that you can email, blog or print.

Check it out!

Click to play this Smilebox photobook: Just Us

Mark your calendars ! ! !

Utah Brazilian Festival is coming soon.
Saturday, September 19, 2009

1:00pm to 6:00pm

Gateway Mall in Salt Lake City, Utah

See pictures in the photo section

Utah Brazilian Festival is organized by the Viva Brazil Center, a non-profit organization.

Matilde Teixeira Wosnjuk is the organizer of the festival.

Congratulations, Matilde!!!!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

....messages from Relief Society

by Donna Suchoski, 4th Ward RS Secretary

Dear Sisters,

We have been asked to help with the Stake Building Clean up. It is THIS Saturday, Sept. 12th from 9am - Noon. This clean up on Saturday is not just your normal weekly routine. It's a yearly cleansing. All wards will be cleaning their buildings thoroughly. It's part of our new responsibilities. You may want to bring a vacuum cleaner, hand held vacuum for benches, or any spot cleaner you may have. Remember....many hands will mean less work. The more we have there, the faster the job will go. See you there!!

Below are our areas of responsibility.

Ladies Restroom:
Replace if needed paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap
RS 4th
Women only
Check for plugged Toilets: unplug with plunger as needed

RS 4th Ward
Vacuum all carpets
Pick up any paper, programs, trash, food
Wipe off sacrament table
Wipe off counter tops in sacrament prep room
Wash bread sacrament trays in sacrament prep room
Empty trash in trash can in sacrament prep room
Place hymn books is racks in pews and book racks
Orderly place chairs in back rows if needed
Vacuum and spot clean upholstered benches and furniture
Check level of hand cleaner on side of Sacrament table