Saturday, July 11, 2009

Happy Birthday, Ana!

It has been awhile since I have done a happy birthday to any of my cousins on my blog. As I was looking at the July calendar, I knew that Ana and Charlie were married in July, but had forgotten that her birthday is also this month.

Ana lives in the San Francisco Bay area where she gre
w up. She is the third daughter of my mom's youngest brother, Bill. Bill and Rose had seven children. Although Ana is about 10 years younger than I am, I love being around her and visiting with her. For several years, when Patrick was a teenager, we went out to San Francisco for a few days during the summer and we always stayed with Ana and Charlie.

Ana and Charlie have two children, Steven and Ma
deline. Two years ago Steven and Charlie came out to go to an ASU game with us so that Steven could see what ASU is like. He decided to attend San Franscico State instead. Ana's dad, Bill, was a proud Sun Devil!!

When we had Teresa's 85th birthday party two summers ago, several of the San Francisco Scotts couldn't come because of a prior commitment the weekend of her party. So they came out the weekend before. It was so nice because Teresa was able to visit with them without so many people being around and I got to do a "trial run" of the menu for the birthday party!!

Ana and Charlie were married in July of 1987. I was going to Douglas for my class reunion that weekend. My mom and Teresa took Kerri and Patrick to San Francisco for the wedding. Ana's mom had died unexpectedly about a year before and my mom and Teresa were so thrilled to be the "stand in moms of the bride." They talked about it so much when they came home and how much it meant!

Ana is always so much fun to be around. She gets
a little twinkle in her eye and you know she is thinking up some mischief!!! Charlie is one of the nicest guys in the world. As I said before, I love to spend time with them and wish we had more opportunity for that.

I have said this many times in the different posts that I have done for family is so nice when not only are they cousins, but they are also friends!

So, Ana, I hope that you have a wonderful birthday this year and I hope to see you soon!! I know Teresa will be giving you a call tomorrow.

3 remarks:

Kerri and Cameron said...

Happy Birthday, Ana! You are an awesome woman and I'm glad that I've been able to spend time with you as an adult and get to know you! Hope you had a great day and will have a great year!

Teresa said...

Ana, I tried twice to catch you and wish you happy birthday. I didn't make the grade, but I liked what Sheila wrote about you. Happy Birthday, Ana!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! and Happy Anniversary! I was at your wedding 22 years ago. You were a beautiful bride, and Charlie was a handsome groom. Some things never change. You both have two wonderful and beautiful children, Steven and Madeline (such a beauty). How fortunate for them that they have such great parents!