Abbott, Grimsley Family

raising silas

october 2031
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Michael Abbott (31 years), Lainey Grimsley (29 years), Silas Abbott (4 years),

narrated by: Lainey

Michael works the weekend shift, putting in his time being the lower ranks while my Uncle Charlie and Dad have the weekends off. They never did when I was growing up though, and I do hope Michael will eventually have weekends off before Silas has grown up entirely.

I do enjoy my time with Silas alone though, without having to be concerned over Michael’s opinions and wants. Silas and I can bond on our own terms, which I appreciate. Whenever I think I’m not so great at the relationship aspect, I can see the way Silas looks up to me, and I feel like I’ve got the Mom part down.

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Births

october birthdays 2031

Marta Steele arrives at the hospital for her scheduled delivery. Nothing has been happening, and Dr. Morgan is concerned Marta’s advanced age may be delaying things in the birthing department.

They wait all day, labor pains coming, but not nearly productive enough. Marta and her Mother begin going stir crazy waiting for the baby to arrive. Marta’s Dad, Walter has decided to stay home as was the custom when Marta was born. He really sees no reason to change custom, so he’s still not come around on his daughter having a baby from a donor. “Whatever happened to meeting a man and settling down?”

Marta cares, but she can’t focus on her crazy parents. She’s having a baby for pity sake!

Her Mom, Alberta isn’t exactly thrilled with the circumstances; it’s all so modern and confusing. However, she is thrilled to have a grandbaby while she’s still alive. She really didn’t think this moment would ever arrive.

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Carver, Gonzales

moving house

september 2031
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Cesar Gonzales (40 years), Marisol (13 years), Manny (13 years)

Cesar called a family meeting, asking Ella to come home for the weekend from university; it was to announce a new move for the family.

The twins had grown up in the apartment, it was their first home after their Mom died, and they didn’t really recall Annie at all. So it was really the only home they’d known.

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Eastborough Uni

eastborough university – miner hall

september 2031
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Simon Millett (21 years), Milo London (21 years), Ella Carver (19 years), Lily-Mae McCarthy (19 years), Alex Welsh (19 years)

A whole summer back home, and Ella was back in Miner Hall as a sophomore now. The kinks of freshman year and dormitory living seemed easier this time around, she actually missed the freedom and noises after being gone. Monroe was on campus now, and they hadn’t talked since she’d gone away to EU. She knew he’d kept his word about college, because her sister, Marisol knew everything there was to know about anyone.

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Births, Louie, Pacelli

september birthdays 2031

Rosemary Schehl celebrates her first birthday with a quiet afternoon at home. There will be a bigger celebration at Meg’s parents with the whole family, including Irina, who has been most anxious for Rosemary to be big enough to play. For now though, Meg is enjoying the downtime with her family.

She is a near spitting image of her mother, Meg, minus a few of his genetics. Jaron thinks it’s very sweet for their daughter to look like Meg, especially seeing their both girls.

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Goss Family, Krouse

one fish, two fish


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Marshal Krouse (41 years), Lorelei (37 years), Penelope (6 years), Otto (2 years)

Final days of summer, and Penelope spends most of her free time with Otto. She will miss him when she’s stuck back in a classroom; he doesn’t know how lucky he has it.

She calls him her happy chum, although she doesn’t quite know what the word means. It usually makes him giggle, and she can’t get enough of it.

She won’t exactly miss her Dad, he’s been kicking her butt at games for her entire life, and she’s had it. She can beat her best friend, Eileen, but she can’t beat her Dad, and there’s something extra frustrating about that, like perhaps she isn’t as good as thinks.

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McCarthy Family

final days of summer

august 2031
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Oliver McCarthy (34 years), Brooklyn (28 years), Colleen (1 1/2 years)

narrated by: Brooklyn

We’ve been trying for a second baby since the previous year. We were hoping to have a baby born in the summer, and now that summer they’d have been born is pretty much at its end. Colleen keeps us busy though with her high-energy. She absolutely adores Roux, and I believe it’s mutual.

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