I'm glad to be back at my home in Cataguases. It's funny how quickly Brazilians can make you feel at home. Yesterday was my little "cousin" Arthur's 10th birthday and his family threw him a really awesome angry birds-themed party. We ate lots of food, drank some beer, and chatted away. It was nice to get to talk more with some of the extended family, especially the ones that speak English well. As I get to know more and more people here, I understand why it is that everyone who has visited Brazil ends up not wanting to leave. There is a sense of family here that has been lost (at least for the most part) in the U.S. I definitely look forward to being a part of this wonderful family for the next four years and beyond.