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"We hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles"

During the Brigham Young University luncheon for the honors students a quote from an unknown author was mentioned: Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues. Miguel starts his Doctors program next week in the School of Medicine of the University of Utah in that sense education continues, but also life itself is a great school from which we never cease learning.
As we reflect upon the experience we as family had during Miguel's graduation we make our words the words of another unknown author: "We hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known"
Related links: Graduation Slide Show

"It was not business it was personal"

João completed his 2 year mission in New York and will at the end of this month re-enter the same University he was before. 
An experience without compare, as João himself said it in his last words to other fellow missionaries in New York. "It was not business it was personal". Personal to him and personal to all those he worked so hard to help during these two years.
We as a family were blessed for these many hours, days, months and years of service that João provided to many in this part of the world.

S. Miguel, Azores

The S. Miguel's Island diverse scenery is a reminder of how beautiful this earth is. It's beautiful lakes, sandy beaches, hills and high mountains, green pastures, and blue ocean are spectacular. The people of this island are kind of courteous, they stop a car for you to cross the street, extend an handshake and greeting to a stranger and welcome those that visit with a smile. The Hortensia flower is present everywhere you go, giving the island a sense of a continuous garden.
The island's population is about 150.000, a place of tranquility and peace, many say it is a mixture of Switzerland and Hawaii.

Link to see more pictures from the S. Miguel Island