So many things happened this year... But reducing them to three points isn't hard:
1. Lucas starting kindergarten in February was a landmark in our lives. He had a hard time adapting himself to the new routine, and the first two weeks were a bit scary. We had to be very patient and careful about the situation, because he would start crying just after waking up and would go almost non-stop until getting to his classroom (you who had already passed through this know what I mean!), at noon. I work right beside his school and it used breaking my heart leaving him, but staying would be no good. Rodrigo, my husband, had a fantastic participation on this, for he was the one who would stay standby at school, in case the teacher needed him to reassure our son that he would be back soon. But, thankfully, after these exact two weeks, like a miracle, Lucas simply stopped crying (as resigning himself to his fate) and became anxious to meet his new little friends, and never had any problems. The kindergarten is now hi second best place, after his home! :)
2. Moving to our new place in July. One of the best things that happened to us. We moved from a very lousy rented apartment (where our nights were living hell due to the night club opened in the begining of the year beside our building) to our own new first-floor apartment, on a quiet side street, with a big terrace were the sun is always warming us, and where I can have my little aromatic herbs plot. We needed to remodel the whole place, from painting to little adjustments, and that was a challenge, being the first time we did it. For our own surprise we did a great job! Again, Lucas was the one who got te best in the exchange, is like living in a house, on a healthier atmosphere. Even our crazy cat loved the new spot!
3. My older sister's brain surgery was the scariest event in my life, I guess. She found out she had a big tumour in her brain in September, and since then we, her five sisters and brothers and our mom, were living in expectation, following up her treatment's development and finally the surgery. She moved from another state (on the northest extreme of the country) down to Rio to be operated here. Thanks gods, it was a total success and now she's recovering at a high speed. No doubt, this was the high point in the whole family's year and today we thank everyday for this turning out so well.
Well, I think this was enough and I can call it a day! Now I can hardly wait for the new year to come!