I'd like to announce a birth in the family. My cousin Mike and his lovely wife Susan have their first child. Israel Mariano Chavez. Born yesterday 20 November 2008.
Little backstory. Mike is part of the cousin "generation" that came around from my mom's side of the family. It consists of Mike son of my aunt Pat, Myself, Jackie my sister, Josh my brother, and Adrian and Nicholas sons of my uncle Abie. The 6 of us all pretty much grew up together. We are all pretty close as cousins go. There's a second generation of cousins from my mom's other brothers and sister. But they're all at least 10 years or so behind my generation.
Anyway, here's a pic of me and my siblings at Mike and Susan's wedding a few months ago up in Austin.