Andrea's Fast and Farias life.

  • I was born!

    I was born!
    I was born at 3:49 pm, Monday, November 26, 2001. I was born 38 weeks in to my mothers pregnancy at 7lbs 14oz.
  • I experiment with my mothers new makeup!

    I experiment with my mothers new makeup!
    I find my mothers new "8hr stay" lipstick. Would NOT come off. My parents spent several hours trying to get it off.
  • I get 11 ear infections in one year.

    I get 11 ear infections in one year.
    Had to get tubes and my parents had a rough time with me because I was super fussy.
  • First word.

    First word.
    I say my first word "mama" and then later learn to say "papa".
  • I turn 1 year old!

    I turn 1 year old!
    This is the year I started all the trouble, my parents wouldn't go out with me for a while!
  • Took my first steps.

    Took my first steps.
    I learned how to walk at 10 months old.
  • Started doing Karate.

    Started doing Karate.
    I started doing karate at two years old. Since it is a family tradition, my grandpa, dad, and uncles had been doing karate for all their lives.
  • I turn two!

    I turn two!
    I turn two years old! At this age I loved to be playing in the "hot tub" and playing with things I was not supposed to.
  • Moved to Byron Center.

    Moved to Byron Center.
    My family moved from our small blue house in Wyoming into our current house in Byron Center.
  • Started preschool at brown.

    Started preschool at brown.
    Soon after moving to B.C. I started going to preschool at Brown Elementary School.
  • I planted my peach tree.

    I planted my peach tree.
    When I was 4, my family and I planted a bunch of fruit trees in our backyard that would give lots fruit as I got older. My favorite was my peach tree, which is now big and bears lots of peaches every summer.
  • Got our first pet dog, Yankee.

    Got our first pet dog, Yankee.
    We adopted our first pet Yorkshire terrier. My dad was reluctant about it at first, but soon warmed up to her.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
  • My cousin Erika was born.

    My cousin Erika was born.
    My first ever cousin Erika was born. She is from my mothers side of the family.
  • Started Kindergarten.

    Started Kindergarten.
    When I was 6, I started Kindergarten at Marshall Elementary. At this age I was working on reading and writing.
  • I am a flower-girl in my uncles wedding.

    I am a flower-girl in my uncles wedding.
    When I was seven years old my dad's brother got married, and I was one of the flower-girls.
  • We got a pet bird, Sunny.

    We got a pet bird, Sunny.
    In 2008 we got my pet bird Sunny. I was his favorite and he would spend the entire day on my shoulder.
  • The Great Recession

    The Great Recession
  • Barack Obama is elected as the first black U.S. president.

    Barack Obama is elected as the first black U.S. president.
  • My first real Karate competition!

    My first real Karate competition!
    In 2009 competed for the first time in a karate competition. I had before, but since I was too young it didn't really count. Usually the kids are separated by genders, but they eventually put me in with the boys because I was too good. I beat them all!
  • We go camping at Silver Lake.

    We go camping at Silver Lake.
    Every summer we go camping with a few of our hispanic family friends. We always have a great time together.
  • My grandpa visits from Venezuela.

    My grandpa visits from Venezuela.
    My grandpa lives in Venezuela, and stayed with us for a few weeks in the summertime.
  • Trip to Mackinaw Island

    Trip to Mackinaw Island
    Me and my family spent some days in Mackinaw Island, riding our bikes around and enjoying copious amounts of fudge.
  • My family went to NYC for a week.

    My family went to NYC for a week.
    My sister was the first student at BCHS to win a scholastic art key nationally and receive an award in NYC.
  • My sister graduates from Byron Center High School

    My sister graduates from Byron Center High School
    When I was graduating 4th grade, my sister Michelle graduates from Byron Center High School.
  • Graduated from Marshall Elementary.

    Graduated from Marshall Elementary.
  • My parents open a coffee shop.

    My parents open a coffee shop.
    In 2013, my parents opened our coffee shop Palatte Coffee & Art downtown on Fulton street.
  • Joined the Cheer team.

    Joined the Cheer team.
    In seventh grade I did competitive cheer for a season. I had a lot of fun, but decided that one season was enough.
  • Trip to Florida.

    Trip to Florida.
    My parents and I sent a week in Florida having a blast at Disney World and Universal Studios.
  • I join the Cross Country team!

    I join the Cross Country team!
    In 8th grade I joined the Cross Country team, which was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made.
  • First year as a High-schooler.

    First year as a High-schooler.
    In 2016 I started my first year of High School as a freshman. I made a ton of new friends, and continued to run XC and track and Field.
  • Trip to Aruba.

    Trip to Aruba.
    I leave the country for the first time and stay in a house in Aruba with my Aunt and Uncle.
  • Yankee dies.

    Yankee dies.
  • I celebrate my 15th birthday.

    I celebrate my 15th birthday.
    I turn 15 and celebrate with all my best friends.
  • Got another dog!

    Got another dog!
    We got a puppy from a family friend and we named her Lulu.
  • Sister gets married.

    Sister gets married.
  • I go to Turks and Caicos.

    I go to Turks and Caicos.
  • My Grandpa Lucio Dies

    My Grandpa Lucio Dies
    My grandpa passed away peacefully at my uncles house surrounded by his family on October 28, 2017.
  • Surprise 16th Birthday Party.

    Surprise 16th Birthday Party.
    My best friends planned a surprise birthday party for me when I turned 16. I was not expecting it at all.
  • I get my first car and license.

    I get my first car and license.
    I got a nice red 2008 Jeep Liberty and soon got my license that same week.
  • Sunny dies.

    Sunny dies.
    My pet bird Sunny dies.
  • I get my first job.

    I get my first job.
    I worked part time at Pacsun as a seasonal worker.
  • I nannied for my baby cousin.

    I nannied for my baby cousin.
    I spent a week nannying for my four month old baby cousin during Christmas break. It was a ton of work. He was super colicky, and since he was so small he couldn't really do much. Super cute though.
  • Traveled to Europe.

    Traveled to Europe.
    I helped babysit my little cousins while traveling to Spain, Hungary, and Romania to sight see and meet up with family.
  • Travel to Bermuda

    Travel to Bermuda
    I help out with my baby cousins some more while traveling in Bermuda.
  • Last XC season.

    Last XC season.
    I finish my last season of Cross Country at Byron Center. Never thought the team would have grown so fast. Being able to lead the girls team as Team Captain to be the first ever conference champs was amazing.
  • Senior Year of High School.

    Senior Year of High School.
    I start my senior year of High School.