Saturday, August 30, 2008

End of August ~ Back to School September !

Hola Familia ~

Sorry for not updating recently ! I have been pretty busy with work and going to San Francisco for the First Day of School for my girls ! Ashley is back in college , Hannah started 6th grade and Faith started 1st Grade ! Everybody did well and it looks like it will be a good school year !
Good Luck to all the "Primitos" in the family also getting back in to school this month , whether its College,High School,Middle,Elementary or Kindergarten we want y'all to know your family is here for you and can help in whatever way we can !

Its the end of August and we have a couple Birthdays past and happening today !

Little X and Shanna had theirs on the 28th ~
Michelle is having hers TODAY !!
Happy Belated Birthday ~ Feliz Cumpleanos to our Primos ending August !

September Birthdays ~
Tom Heitman ~ Sep 11
Abe ~ Sep 18
Louie - Sep 25
Grandma Rosa - Sep 26 (1884 - 1983)
Julian - Sep 27
Lucy - not sure of the date and she may not want to reveal the year!! LOL !

As usual our family started to get a little excited talking about Fiesta 09 almost a year away ! It started with the tickets for the parade (from last count we have about 85 Primos going) and then there was talk about shirts . It sounds like a really good idea and it would be really cool if we could get it done. We had several ideas and offers from primos and it kind of went back and forth. I think it would be help if somebody who (1) enjoys organizing and (2) has the time and capability of getting things together could take control of this project ! If you have an idea and a contact to get it done get the facts together (ie. the design,and cost,and how to collect the money) and I could present it to the WHOLE family on this blog and then have everybody send just me a Yay or Nay on it . A low cost simple shirt would be best for everybody ! I could help by putting people in contact with each other if necessary. REMEMBER we still have 7 months 2 weeks 4 days before Fiesta starts so it plenty of time !
Something exciting to me but maybe not to everybody else.... after 20 plus years working with airplanes I have finally been trained to start up an airplane (not the engines LOL but everything else!) and "brake ride" them. In the mornings (3am) when I get to work we have to move our 3 planes that have sat there overnight since we have only one gate. So when we tow them someone has to sit in the cockpit and start it up so it has hydraulic pressure for the brakes and electricity for everything else. I have been trained on the CRJ 900 and the 737 so far. Here's a picture from the Captains seat after I had to start it and read the gauges !

Last but not least....I would like to Thank Marjorie for working on this blog with me and putting up the countdown tickers at the top of this blog ! One is the countdown for FIESTA 09 and the other is the countdown for La Familia Port A trip 09 !!

As always , if I am missing anybodies email or there's an event or happening or just something that should be remembered PLEASE please email me and I will get it on here and out to the family !

Luv Y'all like Cuz's
Cuz Andy & Cuz Marjorie

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

La Familia Newsletter ~ 8/13

Hola Familia !

Its time for some more stuff about the family!

This past weekend Cuz Alyssa & Cuz Nanie were kind enough (and crazy enough) to open their home to a bunch of pre-teen and teen Primas for a Girls Sleepover! It started around 7pm and the Primas there were Alissa, Maddie, Hannah, Olivia, Paulette, Sophia, and Faith ! The night started out with some pizza and lots of junk food! They did some arts and crafts and made personalized pillow cases and some picture frames that they signed for each other! They played guitar hero, karaoke, and watched a ton of movies! Even one of our newest Cuz's, Dylan made an appearance. Apparently from what I hear Paulette was the first to give out, then Faith, Maddie was next, and the two hardcore partyers Alissa and Hannah stayed up all night until about 7am!!! When I went to pick up Hannah and Faith up at about 11am, Alyssa and Nanie were alive and well and had survived the night! Everyone had a great time and acted like they had all lived together this whole time! It sounds like they will have a bunch of good memories! Huge THANKS again to Cuz Alyssa and Cuz Nanie for doing this!
Here are some pictures >>>

Meanwhile, since the girls were at the sleepover Marjorie and I took the girls mom "Laura" , who had come to visit and stay with us in Austin, out to meet up with Greg, Terri, Robert and Leti at Chachos for some Margaritas and good conversation! We moved the party to Robert and Leti's where the "Shot Master" Robert took care of us and gave us some of the worst hangovers we have had in a long time! LOL !!
On Sunday we all went to the Los Primos volleyball games and had a really good turnout of Primos to wish Hannah and Faith goodbye for the summer, they will be going back to San Francisco this friday ........
Thank You to all the Familia "Primos" who made this an AWESOME summer for my girls, they had fun getting to bond with everyone and finding out that this is what our Familia is all about!

College Bound Primos !

I will probably miss mentioning someone in this and if I do please forgive me, there is a lot of familia to keep up with! But I wanted to wish all our College Student Primos and Primas Good Luck in this next school Year! We have my own daughter Ashley, coming back from an awesome freshman year living and learning in Hawaii! She did great and is planning to continue her college in the direction she wants to back in San Francisco and back on the mainland! While its nice to live and learn in paradise its not like home and we are excited to have her back so close!
We have Kelsey back in the San Antonio TEXAS area and continuing his college education and also happy he is back in his homeland!
We also have Sara heading back to Notre Dame in good ole South Bend and continuing her college adventure and representing Los Primos in a way only Sara can! While we wish her well we are also sad to see her go!
Lets also wish all our young ones a GREAT Year getting back to school in a few weeks, y'all have lots to talk about and brag to everyone at school about how much fun you had with your family this summer! We LOVE Y'all and know that ANY of us are here for you to help in any way we can to get you through this school year and on to BIGGER and BETTER things!


July 2009 La Familia Coast Trip!

I know its 11 months away (look at the ticker at the top!) but each month I want to remind everybody about the Familia Coast trip planned for next year.....we have reserved a "whole" building, (see pix below) 10 rooms, at the place we stayed at this year! We were all really impressed and happy with it and want to keep going back! Y'all have almost a year to plan to make this an even BIGGER family trip! Start saving little by little now and we will all be ready! The rooms as of right now come to aprox. $420 each (room) for that will probably be less due to the fact that they haven't given us the 10% discount they said they will give us! The place is really cool and well maintained, here's their website. Check it out! The suites have two rooms, they have a little kitchenette in the front room with a TV and pullout couch and in the bedroom most have two queen if you want to cut the cost you can get more than one family comfortably in each suite! We can make this HUGE if everybody starts planning now! Look back through this blog and check out how much fun we had and look at all the pictures! If there is any questions email me(Andy or Marjorie)(Greg or Terri)!


I think I have covered what I needed too....again, if anybody has family member email addresses that I don't have PLEASE let me know.....if I am missing someone and you think they would like to get this give me their email and I will add it! Email at ~~~


Cuz Andy & Cuz Marjorie

Friday, August 8, 2008

La Familia Newsletter ~ Abe & Audra Wedding Page!

Hola Familia,

I received this link from Honorary Cuz (official Cuz after the wedding) LOL....Audra fiancee of Abe Hapshie just last night, and took a look at it and learned about them, and whats happening with their wedding! I suggest y'all take the time and look at it because its really cool! Theres places on the website that you can leave best wishes, comments or if you are going to the wedding you can leave info that they might need! They have taken the time to make this page and it looks great so take a look and here it is in her own words......
Abe and I have a wedding web-site and I wanted to let y'all know about it. It's not much to see so far but we (I .. he he) will add more to it as plans progress.

Abe & Audra
Ok familia , stay tuned for more info as I get it !
Luv Y'all Like Cuz's...
Cuz Andy & Cuz Marjorie

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

La Familia Newsletter ~ FIESTA 2009 !

Hola Familia !!

I wasnt asked to do this but since I have added so many names recently I want to make sure EVERYONE gets this nice and early ! This is all in Nena's words and wouldn't it be awesome if we could get a Big Familia turnout !!!

All, Hello everyone, I know it's a little too early to think of Fiesta but it'll be here before you know it. As everyone knows, I love FIESTA and since we have a Los Primos NIOSA Night, we can get "La Familia" together for the Flambeau Parade. This will be held the last Saturday of April 2009. This year I was fortunate to obtain tickets at the "Cenotaph Stands" which is right in front of the Downtown Post Office. The seats are located on a platform and no, they are not bleacher seats, these are actual individual chairs with each row slightly elevated from the one in front. Since the chairs are on a platform, they are above the sidewalk and your view is not blocked. The price this year was $15.00 per seat and if there is a price difference, I will notify you. I have the same contact as this year but I need to give her a letter noting the number of tickets that we need. We can start paying as early as December and we will receive the tickets the first week in February. I have already contacted some of you and this is the total so far:
Laura Farias..........................10
Andy & Marjorie...................... 2
Gloria Vasquez..........................1
If anyone is interested in obtaining tickets, please let me know by Friday, August 8, 2008. I'm trying to obtain one full section which is a total of eight (8) rows with 10 chairs in a row for a total of 80 seats. This would be a great family event!!!! The more the merrier. Hope to hear from you soon!!!

Cuz Nena ~~~~

Luv Y'all like Cuz's ~~~
Cuz Andy & Cuz Marjorie

Friday, August 1, 2008

August Birthdays !

Hola Familia !!

Ok so these are the August Birthdays that I have been sent ! I would love it if you California Primos could send me your birthdays too ! Please Please I know I am missing people and some dont like their Bdays known but I think it would be good to have as many Bdays known as possible ! It will help to keep us close !

Linda's ~ 2nd
Cissy ~ 8th
Andy ~ 21st
Shanna ~ 28th
Little X ~ 28th
Michelle ~ 30th

Happy Wedding Anniversary's to:
Larry & Cissy on the 3rd ! ! ! !
Chata and Lupe's Anniversary on August 6th ! ! !

Luv Y'all Like Cuz's..
Cuz Andy & Cuz Marjorie