Tuesday, July 28, 2009

~La Familia~ Port A 2009 !

Hola Familia ~

Well we are back from our 2nd Annual Port A La Familia Trip and we are crispy, crunchy , full of food and beer HAPPY ! It turned out to be another great visit with Family and Friends ! Me & Marjorie want to personally say how AWESOME we think it is when "Little Primos" can get together after not seeing each other for a while and just fall right in to "hanging out" and just plain having fun ! Same goes for the adults too...the feeling of closeness is one of the things I hope the younger family members remember seeing and being around and continue this tradition for many years ! It was AMAZING to get everybody together in front of "Our Building" during the group BBQ and see tables of food like brisket, sausages, fruits side dishes and desserts for all to enjoy ! I sat back at one point and looked at Marjorie and told her to notice that there was like ..100 people ! All gathered around having fun "together" ! Well , this ended up being a GREAT time for any BIG announcements that had to be made and I will list them here for you :

Marjorie & Andy: Marjorie is 3 Months PREGNANT and the "Baby Pepper" is due around Feb. 12th ! We don't know the sex yet till Sept but will definitely keep y'all updated!

Gina & Geoffrey : Geoffrey did a very brave thing during our get together on Saturday , while everyone was all gathered during the BBQ he called attention to himself to profess his Love for Gina and announce to everyone he was asking for her hand in marriage ! He got down on one knee in front of the WHOLE family and proposed to her and as you can guess , SHE ACCEPTED ! Of course this had all the women in tears and the guys going "aw man what are ya doing ?" (just kidding) .... the poor guy couldn't stop shaking afterwards for a while ! We are HAPPY for Y'all !

We also had some Birthday cake for Thelma's Bday and for July Bdays of Cuz Greg and Cuz Nicole ............

Starting Friday when everybody started arriving we had some beach time and had a little Mexican fishing village with all the canopies that people brought....the kids went out and played on the beach or stayed out in the water and some of the big boys did some fishing ! As the rooms became ready we headed back to check in and then the kids took over the pool and swam even MORE ! Of course we all sat around with each other while BBQing and got comfortable ! Rudy came back during this after fishing on a deep sea charter and had caught 2 sharks and 2 red snapper ! They had that filleted and bbq'ed some ! Mmmm Mmm ! Toward the end of the night they did some pier fishing too with no luck !
Saturday was more of the same with some of us up early to get our coffee fix and others sleeping late. Then we headed to the beach to set up the Mexican Village again, this time with Thelma and Angela kicking people off the beach to make room for La Familia ! This time they even made room for a volleyball net ! We all spent most of the day there and then slowly everyone made their way back to the condos. Of course the kids got back and immediately got in the pool AGAIN for the rest of the night and only came out to eat ! This was the night of the all out Family BBQ and feast and announcement time ! This lasted well into the night as you can imagine !

Sunday was more of the same but everybody knew it was the end of the weekend and didn't want to let go...we all slowly got packed , checked out and head out for one last beach togetherness time . We all kind of just relaxed , swam , ate and watched our fishermen catch some small sharks !

We didn't want it to end , we wish it could have lasted longer, but we all know this will happen again and we will make more memories and will continue to keep this family close and strong for many more generations of "Primos" ! I know a lot of you got some great pix and if you would like to share we would love to see them! Here is the > link to the pix Marjorie took. We have also added some pictures of the girls enjoying their Summer visit with us ! Enjoy!

LOVE Y'ALL like Cuz's....
Cuz Andy & Cuz Marjorie