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MY FAMILY: My family is having a family reunion and I really don’t know what to expect it will be the first one ever,on my mom’s side of the family (RAMIREZ)..Me and 6 other cousins thought it would be nice to have one and with my mom and my auny (her sister)ill we all thought ok, lets do this.
We already got the location with a d.j. and security (comes with the location),not that we will get out of hand, but with about 150 mexicans in one place boy we get crazy,but yet have fun (hehe).We got caters for the occasion, really good food(homemade).Well, me and my other 6 cousins put the deposit down on the location and food, so we thought we ask the rest of the crazy bunch to help us out on paying off the location and the caters, which by the way have to be paid off at least 2 weeks before the reunion and the reunion is June 27th..The way we figure things out, counting all the 1st cousins their spouses and kids and their kids, we ask for a specific price to help pay for the location, food and for a family reunion t-shirt and with some of the money left over we are buying gifts for our parents, some of our family members are ok with the price, and some think it’s to much..

 For instance, my sister and 2 brothers, I asked them to PLEASE help out and go and be their for our mother who most of you know has parkinson and has good and bad days, they still don’t see no point in going, that it’s too much, I know times are hard, but this is for ONE day, and they still don’t see the point in going at all, they have other things to do, (I guess, spending a day with our mom isn’t important enought) I want this for my mom SO BAD, because who knows how much longer she will be here with us..But they just don’t seem to care, it’s enough they they don’t go visit her, only when they have too..Everybody tells me to quick stressing over it, that I should leave them alone and that in the long run they will be the ones regretting it for not being there for my mom..But it bugs me so badd. How they can be SO SELFISH? We weren’t raised like that,at least I know I wasn’t..But I have to keep telling myself to leave them alone and they will eventually have some kind of heart soon, I just hope it’s not to late FOR THEM.. So I really don’t know how it will unfold,but I know for sure, me and my family will enjoy ourselves along with my mom. My boys Alex and Josh are even going to decorate her wheelchair for the occasion(hehe)..I’m no longer going to ask my sister or brothers about the reunion, they know when it is? But it will really be great if my mom’s 4 kids and 12 grandchildren attend, but if not it will be me and my 2 boys plus Sammy(hubby)..I guess 1 out of 4 kids and 4 out of 12 grandchildren is better then nothing( I have a neice driving in from Austin and a nephew driving in from Dallas to be here)and my “lil” brother(neice’s dad)and my sister(nephew’s mom) and my older brother isn’t coming, how sad is that. She will also have the rest of the crazy relatives to be around, when we all get together we have SO MUCH FUN and we LAUGH so HARD I can’t wait..So as the day draws near, I will keep you guys posted( just in case you guys are interested in my crazy life)..



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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 25, 2009
    • That sounds like fun! Will you adopt me and I will be part of the family. That way you won’t miss the siblings that won’t be there.
      DOn’t worry about them... their loss!



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      Jenz ~ wrote Apr 25, 2009
    • Of course we‘re interested. haha
      Send your sisters a card saying “Your presence is EXPECTED.”
      I’m sure regardless, the reunion will be super fun, excellent food and your Mom will love it. Make sure you take tons of pictures!
      I’ll be your adopted sister and I’ll bring a ton of home made pico. YUM!! Enjoy the planning of this special event and have a blast on the day it happens! happy
      For those who may not make an appearance, phooey.



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      Marie66 wrote Apr 25, 2009
    • vikki89: Of course I will adopt you,(sis)estatic And we WILL have alot of fun. Yea,it’s going to be their loss and I’m NOT going to worry any more.

      Thanks, sisestatic

      Marieestatic



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      Marie66 wrote Apr 25, 2009
    • jenz41: Yes, I will adopt you,and you can be my sisestatic, so now instead of having 1 sister, I will have 2 sisters (you and vikki).I will be taking alot of pics. And the food, OH MY GOD,it’s going to be all homemade, right down to the bread.

      I’m going to make sure that my mom has a blast, no matter what.. I will enjoy each and everyday of the planning and the day of the event..

      THANKS, SISestatic

      Marieestatic



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      Toddlein wrote Apr 25, 2009
    • Sounds like a blast! I had a 50th anniversary celebration and out of us 5 kids only my sister helped (with money of course, she was too busy  to offer time...) But my team of friends were there every step of the way and it turned out wonderful.
      I too wanted my brotheres and sister to be a part of the planning and organizing but to be honest it all turned out so great and everyone (including my siblings) showed up for our parents that I forgot all about it.
      So hang in there you are doing the right thing and your Mom and family are going to be excited by all of it!
      I think it is so sweet that your boys are decorating her wheelchair....have fun! Wish I was coming..lol



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      Susan Sullivan wrote Apr 25, 2009
    • It’s sad that your siblings feel this way, but you’ve tried and they come or they don’t...but good for you for what you are teaching your sons about family.  One day your siblings will grow older and may sadly find that their children learned too well from them. Maybe you should send them a copy of the song “Cat’s in the Cradle” by Harry Chapin, or at least a copy of the words.

      Have a great time at your reunion and it’ll be fine!



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      Marie66 wrote Apr 25, 2009
    • toddlein: Thank you, I have to realize that they are not going to be there and thats going to be their loss,so I can’t wait and I am getting excited. And the boys are coming up with all this crazy ideas of how to decorate their  grandma’s wheelchair.. Your welcome to comeestatic..

      Marieestatic



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      Marie66 wrote Apr 25, 2009
    • suziq1: It is sad that my sister and 2 brothers feel that it will be a waste of THEIR time, but I’m telling myself each and everyday that it’s their loss and I will be the one with ALL the special memories that me and my boys shared with her and I’m NOT going to aplogize for being or sounding sselfish.So when my boys look back they can remember all they GREAT times they had with their grandma, when God above decides to take her home. So yes I will dance my butt off and have a blast!! My siblings DO need to listen to “Cats in the cradle“..Thanks for your thoughts and caring so much..

      Marieestatic



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      007pouty wrote Apr 25, 2009
    • Marie(Gilda),

      It’s their loss.  Hopefully, they will come to their senses, if not, so be it.  YOU go enjoy yourself and don’t worry/stress over the other.  It will take care of itself.

      Also, if you’d like another sister, I’m game, but you have to take my craziness with it!
      estatic



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      Marie66 wrote Apr 25, 2009
    • 007pouty: Yep, IT WILL BE THEIR LOSS..And everybody is telling to quit stressing over it..And leave it in God’s hands..
      Of course I will like to have another sister,I adopted vikki89 and jenz41estatic so join the bunch. And as for your craziness I need some of thatestatic..

      Thanks for caring..

      Gilda(Marie)estaticestatic



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