The last getaway to the beach for Greg & I was nearly 10 months ago & thousands of miles away in a foreign country for our honeymoon. So we leaped for joy at our family’s desire to spend MDW together at Point Pleasant Beach ! To Greg’s surprise our road trip this weekend with our family to the tropical shores of New Jersey DID in fact serve as a little slice of paradise. Yep that’s right, New Jersey was just referred to as a little slice of paradise.
We always treasure any moment we get with family & nature, so having a few days to enjoy the splendor of BOTH of  these miracles was pure bliss.
Not to mention the lavish of home cooked feijoãda, picanha,arroz, collard greens, farofa to which Greg said ” God sure was taking care of me when I got to marry into a Brazilian family”.
We sipped on Guava, Agua,Caipirinhas,& Margaritas.
We danced, ate, laughed, read, ate, soaked up some rays, swam, rested,& ate some more.
Just following God’s orders:
Greg has made tremendous strides transitioning into the hearts of my family & embracing my Jersey-Brasilian heritage. Though, as you’ll see from the photos below, he’s still making sure some good ol’ fashion American cheeseburgers make an appearance, he’s adjusted quite nicely to the unofficial tradition of knocking out after the tranquilizer that Brasilian food can be.
We were intentional –  & I’d like to think successful- in enjoying every moment paired with immense gratitude .
Eager for the next adventure, beyond the everyday adventure of serving Jesus as we love one another, and currently coping with a bit of the culture shock that remains from transitioning to the shores of NJ to a city in the heart of the farmlands of PA.
Jersey shore bound


This old soul refuses to use anything but his CD binder
The Beach House we stayed in; okay Greg something like this for our future home….
… with a view like this, & no I would not grow numb to it
Burgers, Beards, Buns & Beer


Basically Zuco & Sandy from Grease
meu melhor amigo e o meu amor


Courtesy of the Red White & Blue
Margaritaville is wherever you want
Nothing like a burger
Boardwalk Shenanigans
Nao existe cafe da manha como Pao de Queijo
Eu quero é você
Eu amo só você
O resto tanto faz
American Girls and American Guys
We’ll always stand up and salute
We’ll always recognize
When we see Old Glory Flying
There’s a lot of men dead
So we can sleep in peace at night
When we lay down our head
Any moment spent with you is a moment I treasure
^ only Bryann plays hangman to say ” Counter-Cyclical Fiscal Policy”
Kohr Bro’s Vanilla/Orange Twist… It’s a shore thing
Greg is still working on sharing with this icecream monster
Like I’m 5 years old again
Boa Noite amorzinho


Comida Brasileira
There it is I learned how to let him have some
My Day 1’s
The Weekend Crew


Post Author: Thressa Irving

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