Austin Gets A+

September 28, 2011

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Austin's Logo Featured in Platt's Annual Magazine

Austin just completed his second course at Platt College and comes away with an “A+”.  His business logo design, Small Time Live was also chosen to be highlighted in the schools magazine. I am not telling you this to be bragging. Well, maybe a little bit since I am his grandpa, but the real reason is that so many of you have supported Austin’s goal to pay for his own education by buying his DVDs that I thought I would keep you updated as to how he is doing.  He will also be starting a 90-day internship with Ryon Lee Media next week while he continues his studies at Platt College in San Diego. Ryon Lee Media is the company that helped him with his DVD editing and productions. They specialize in Web Solutions, Graphic Designs, Video Productions and Photography. Austin is really excited about this learning opportunity.

The last time we checked Molly and McGee were still playing “Who will watch and guard the box today.” Nothing else is going on. If any thing changes we will let you know on

Barbara Allen’s has two Molly Songs on iTunes with two more, Wesley’s Lesson and Molly Song  expected to listed any day now. We will keep you posted.


Molly was Her Name

I’m Comin’ Around




Austin’s DVDs

It is never too early to think about the holidays.

60 Responses to “Austin Gets A+”

  1. Donna Says:

    Carlos so glad to hear from you, we miss you all so much! Great news about Austin,he takes after his grandpa. Happy to hear Molly & McGee are still around. I watch the African site but nothing can replace The Owl Box. Hope to hear from you again soon,love to you all!

  2. Cindy Says:

    Congrats to Austin, and to you and Donna for being such great supporters in his success.

  3. Dee Hodson Says:

    What great news. Thanks for sharing, Carlos.

  4. themauimom Says:

    Austin you must feel so proud! Molly and McGee would be proud too if they knew. Congrats to Grandpa and Grandma too. Thanks for the update!

  5. JKW Says:

    Congratulations Austin and grandpa/grandma. The opportunities are before us and Austin jumped on the wagon and went with it. He is a very enterprising young man and continues to be. How proud I know you both are. My grandson Christopher just went to Lackland Air Force base and will be serving in the air force. Our grandsons do us proud. Blessings, JanKW

  6. BJ Says:

    Austin is a hard working young man…you have every right to be proud as it is clear the “apple did not fall far from the tree”. Sharing his success at school with us is appreciated as we have come to care about your family as well as Molly & McGee. You, Donna, Austin and your grand daughter and son in law have been part of our lives and we are better for it.The updated are welcome and appreciated. God Bless.

  7. Paula Says:

    Carlos, I’m so glad you’re sharing news again! So proud of Austin! And no, you’re not bragging!! Let us hear from you more often…I miss you.

  8. Donna Koski Says:

    Well good for Austin, he is doing real well. Tell him we are all proud of him and to keep it up. He has a good thing going for him and jobs right around the corner. No wonder you are proud Carlos

    God Bless donna (Bingodabber)

  9. Jane Says:

    Wow Austin. Terrific job on the logo. It is bright, graphic and grabs attention. All the best for the upcoming internship also. You have lots of proud family out here in Chat Land.

    Thank you Carlos for letting us know about Austin. And of course, to hear that Molly and McGee are watching over their Royal Abode brings a big smile to my face.

    (((Hugs))) and blessings

    twoclubs jane

  10. DianaJoe Says:

    All I can say is ” I knew it” With role models like Grandma and Grandpa Royal I knew you would succeed. Thank you Carlos for keeping us up to date on your wonderful ,talented grandson. Keep it up,Austin.

  11. Dianne Says:

    Congrats Austin, & to the proud grandparents……..!!

  12. SARose69 Says:

    Way cool! But NOT unexpected! He is very talented and hard working! I’m so glad I have his early DVDs and will be able to say I knew him before he was extremely famous.

  13. Sherrie Says:

    Yay for Austin! Carlos, grandfathers are allowed to brag and be proud of their grandchildren! I’m glad things are going so well for him. He has a super Grandfather! Also glad to hear that M&M are still around. My best to Donna. Love, Sherrie (Sharoot)

  14. Cathy Glueck Says:

    Glad to hear Austin is doing so well. I’m sure the internship will be an invaluable experience! Way to go Austin!!! Thanks for the mention of Molly and McGee too, brief though it was. Hope you and Donna are enjoying your fall free from the owlbox! Thanks again for the update!!!!

    Cathy (CatinMO)

  15. Amie Durden Says:

    Thanks for the update!

  16. nycdragonfly Says:

    Way to go Austin! I never expected anything less, woo hoo! or should that be hoot hoot!

  17. SactoSylvia Says:

    Wow! Great news all around – and Austin, great job on the logo!

  18. gmarch53 Says:

    WAY to GO, Austin!!! One day I will say “I knew him way back before he was Famous” *wink* gmarch53

  19. Marilee Godsil Says:

    I’m feeling a lot of pride myself for Austin, Donna and you, Carlos! I’ve been with you and the other MODs since the spring of 2010. We love knowing any news, especially such grand news. We’re a big family, thanks to you.


  20. debgboo Says:

    What a HOOT! Austin gets an A+
    Good to hear from you Carlos and Donna

  21. June Schafer Says:

    YAY AUSTIN!!! Can’t do much better than that! He will continue to do great because he loves what he is doing and he is good at it. So good to hear from you and know that M&M are doing ok also. Keep us informed. Miss you all!

  22. ldgreene123 Says:

    Thanks for the updates on Austin and M & M Carlos. WTG Austin!!! Keep up the good work. ldgreene123

  23. Rosemary Says:

    Thank you so much for keeping us updated on Austin. We
    grandparents so want to shout from the house tops about
    the accomplishments of our grandchildren, and I, for one
    feel like I know that marvelous grandson of yours… and I
    am very, very happy that he is getting to do what he loves
    and getting the education that will allow him to raise to the
    top in his choosen field….

    Thanks for the the update on our owl family… I am so glad
    that they are staying close to home…

  24. Lisa Treacy Says:

    That is fantastic news about Austin!! You must be so proud of him!

    Thanks so much for the update, Carlos! I was just saying to my daughter, Katie, last night that I sure do miss seeing Molly and McGee! Glad all is well with them!

    Take care!

  25. TERRIFIC!!! So glad for Austin. (Sorry, Carlos, I saw your email first and responded to that.) Also good to have a brief update of the owls. Thanks.

  26. LoveYourDNA Says:

    SO much still to love about you all!!!!!

  27. sldausch Says:

    so happy for you Austin, it is a wonderful thing if you can make a living doing what you have a great passion for, keep up the good work and you will go far……………good luck :)


  28. glenstars Says:

    Austin good to go. I’m so happy I have helped you in your education. I also have enjoyed your DVS’s that I purchased. You have the greatest grandpa and grandma. Bless you and good luck in your new endever.

  29. Becky Says:

    I was so happy to see a Molly Box email. I’m not surprised that Austin aced his class. He’s a talented young entrepreneur and how wonderful that he has an internship. Who could blame you for a proud grandpa post. I have to say that I’m more than a little envious that you still get to see Molly and McGee. Really miss those two and esp. your voice and the chatroom. Bless you Carlos and Donna and Austin. Thanks so much for the update. Always nice to hear wonderful things happening for such wonderful folks!

  30. Lisa Burns Says:

    Hi everyone!!! So happy to hear news. Congrats Austin !!! So happy!!! Hugz to you all and thank you so much Carlos, for the update!!! I am proud. : )

  31. Wolfgirl44 Says:

    It’s really nice to hear from you Carlos.
    Hurray for Austin! I’m glad to hear he is doing well. =)

  32. flukestail Says:

    Brag away! I would.

    Congratulations, Austin! And fantastic news about the internship. You owe your grandparents a nice dinner…they started it all!

    Who would have thought all of this would have come from an owlbox?

    Woo hooooooot! :)

  33. Janice Barreras Says:

    Congrats, Austin. You continue to work hard and outdo past endeavors. We are so happy for you and proud of you. So good to hear from you Carlos and glad to hear that Molly and McGee are protecting the box. Love the updates and am already looking forward to the next one!! Hope your travels have been restful and rewarding, Carlos and Donna.

  34. A FAN OF M&M Says:

    Congrats Austin. That is just so fantastic. Miss M&M but glad to hear they are still hanging out and guarding their Box. Thanks for the update Carlos, hope you and Donna are enjoying your vacations and Happy 50th!

  35. Sherry Kelly Says:

    So excited to see this post! Congratulations Austin! Thanks for letting us know Carlos. You made my day. Happy to hear that all is well in Molly & McGee Land!

  36. Na Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. I have missed the updates and getting Molly Box emails. Congrats on the A+

  37. Thank you for the update on the Royal family and also on Molly and McGee. I hope that this year you are finally getting to travel to the places you had planned to visit last year.

    Carlynne aka littleguys (and aka samwisebaggins to my email friends)

  38. Donna Simonson Says:

    I am delighted to hear about Austin’s A+ grade! I know I share the pride with all the other MODS as well that we did “send” a great kid to college. I hope he always remembers his earliest fans of his great work. Somehow, I just know he will. I remember at our first Molly picnic he told me and my hubby that he was going to be making a DVD of Molly, McGee and their first clutch. He just seemed so excited about the opportunity and as they say, “the rest is history” and now we all can look forward to more chapters to the history of his schooling and future productions. What a great mentor Austin has in his grandfather and I’m sure his parents also contributed as well!
    Appreciate the update on Molly and McGee. I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t think of them and the Royal family. Miss all our owlbox friends and KOWL so very much. You are a legend Carlos along with Molly and McGee!
    Love, hugs and prayers owlways,
    “OwlLuver”, Murrieta, CA

  39. VSue Says:

    Congratulations Austin that is an OWLsome job you are doing.

    Keep up the good hork…um, I mean work!

    The future is looking mighty OWLsome for you.


  40. Pam in Mo. Says:

    WAY TO GO Austin! !! I was beginning to wonder what was going on out there. It’s good to getsuch a great posting. Everyone enjoy the fall.

  41. Tammie Franklin Says:

    Hi Carlos! That is wonderful!!! Way to go Austin! Thank you for keeping us posted. Carlos, You have been “granted” bragging rights! Awesome job – FANTASTIC – Carlos and Austin! Hi Donna…

    Take Care, Tammie ~ Sunshine41

  42. jacque green Says:

    Congratulation Austin. You do wonder job. thank you for up date on your extened family. Carlos and Donna MIss Ya all Sincerley Yours, Jqroo

  43. debbie Says:

    *throws confetti at austin*

    well done, young padawan, well done.


  44. Andrea Says:

    Thanks for the update, Carlos…sure do miss Molly & Mcgee. Is there any chance that you’ll do a Molly, Mcgee and their kids 2012 calendar? I love my 2011 calendar and know you have taken sooooo many great photos of all the owls. Thanks

  45. Vicki Says:

    Congrats to Austin! What a wonderful way to start my day, having such good news from the Owl Box. Carlos, you and Donna have a wonderful family (human and avian). What great examples of family love you all are. I keep tabs on M&M and some of the other owl and eagle sites. January can’t come too soon-and that’s saying a lot from someone in the cold and snowy midwest.
    Blessings on you all!


  46. Dinah Henderson - RuralGrit Says:

    How wonderful for Austin! He’s most enterprising and fortunate, as well, to have super grandparents to give him that kick start. Thanks so much for the update….it’s so good to hear from you all again. Please do it a little more often!

  47. PegRod Says:

    Memory Lane
    Molly and McGee
    Second Clutch

    September 29, 2010 – Come Out, Come Out

    What a great series of photos of Ashley and Carrie with Molly trying to coax them out, ending with the classic shot of “I Am Happy Now”.

    Royal Owl Box fans are also happy now in 2011 to read such great news about Austin’s success from his hard work and passion, and to once again “hear” that familiar written voice from our dear Carlos. As he well knows, fans only find joy and laugh at “No Sound” when we know he is present and trying to reach us!

  48. CAequuslvr Says:

    Kudos! Austin. The internship sounds like a wonderful opportunity. Keep up the great work. The logo is very eye catching and explains the business very succinctly. Keep on bragging Carlos, because we “investors” in Austin’s future also take pride in his accomplishments.
    Always appreciate getting M&M news.

  49. Kathie Utt Says:

    Congratulations Austin!! Well deserved I’m sure. Not only have you made your grandparents proud, your owl family is proud as well.
    Keep up the good work and I’m glad to see the update – I miss you guys!!

  50. Jan Halstead Says:

    This is wonderful news and everyone is so proud of Austin’s hard work. Not every collage man has thousands of adoring fans interested in his school interests and career. Thanks so much for the update on Molly and McGee and the Owl Box. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of them and wonder how they are doing. Hope you enjoy your break and travels. God Bless you.

  51. Joyce Hebert aka jamma Says:

    awesome job austin…thanks for the update…we will always want news of how austin is doing…of course molly too…enjoy life as it is sometimes too short…jamma

  52. OwlLuvr Says:

    How wonderful for Austin, but I am not surprised as he has always appeared to be a chip off the ole block! Success will follow him just like his grandpa! Carlos & Donna, hope you are enjoying your time together. Thanks for thinking of us with an update!

  53. moniq50 Says:

    Brag all you want Carlos, you should be proud of your grandson and Congrats to Austin!!!
    Thankyou for keeping us updated on Molly and McGee. So happy to hear that they are still guarding their home. Hugz to the Royal family.

  54. joly2u Says:

    Thanks so much for the update. I’m going to try to get a lot of things done in preparation for needing time to watch hatch #4 in Feb or so. I’m working some now, it’s not as easy. You’re tops, Carlos & Donna, so nice to keep us updated. We are still MOD’d.

  55. yay owls Says:

    Very thoughtful of you to let us know the latest about Austin and M&M. Hope everyone else is doing well!

  56. Faye (GaSunshine) Says:

    Fantastic! Austin, we are all so proud of you and truly glad we had a small part in helping with your education. Can’t wait to see what you do next.
    Thank you, Carlos for the Austin update. I would be bragging too! You can brag to us anytime. LOL Thanks for the Molly and McGee update. Glad to hear that they are still guarding their home. Hope you and Donna have a wonderful holiday season. Keep in touch

  57. Holly Sue Says:

    Congratulations, Austin, for your terrific achievement! I know your family is so proud of you! Thank you, Carlos, for this great news, and the Molly and McGee update. It is always a treat to hear from you!
    Love to all, Holly Sue

  58. joly2u Says:

    This pic of Wesley still gets me. I’ll never forget her, she stole my heart. Thanks to all who put this song out for us. And congrats many times over to Austin. Maybe we’ll say “I knew him “when”.

  59. Colleen Poor Says:

    Congratulations to Austin on work well done! I know everyone is so happy and proud. Good to hear that Molly and McGee are still there, happy and healthy. We really do appreciate the updates, Carlos :-) Many thanks!

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