Finn and Nicole‘s youngest, Lily-Mae celebrates her eleventh birthday this spring. She was famous for having been born at her Mom’s bridal boutique Zoe-Gen, and soon she’ll be old enough to work the registers there herself. She’s not interested in ten-seconds of fame though, she wants to headline the paper as Mayor.
Ella Carver also celebrates her eleventh birthday, all her life she desired a party with a cake, and now that she has it, she just wishes for her Mom instead. She never knew that for a time she had been her Mom’s little bright light, and has many questions about why this happened to her.
Hatty Andersen turns one this spring, the youngest of Benjamin and Grace’s girl brood. Everyone is certain that she takes after her Dad in appearance, at least more so than her older sisters. She’s very outgoing, but so far hasn’t shown an appetite for mischief; she’s more interested in charming those around her.
Cole London celebrates his sixtieth birthday, with no intention of retiring from his law firm until his son Milo can take over. His wife can’t stop remarking how much he looks like his mother now that he’s gone gray.
Kenzie Goss has no plans of retiring from Social Services, she’s invested with the outcome of Ella Carver, and wants to be available to help this younger generation. But she’s not as diehard as her cousin Cole, and plans to retire once she gets her son Dean through college.
Kenzie’s twin sister, Delaney Schehl loves her job in the culinary field, but would retire this instant if she could afford it. She has a daughter in college, and eight-year old Lizzie at home still. Many years of work are ahead for her, unless they miraculously win the lottery.
Emma and Chris have not come to grips with twins, she’s offered to put one up for adoption, but Chris is hopeful she’s only jesting. She’s offered the terrible twin to her sister Grace, she’s certain there will be one, at least until the potty training years are finished, but no one is taking the bait.
By comparison, Nadia and Luca are estatic. While Nadia might look larger than an elephant, she doesn’t look bigger than her friend Emma. With Luca doting and attentive, she feels like royalty, a much better experience than her pregnancy with Kai. Kai’s excitement is catching too, and they are all anxious to meet the new baby come June.
Notes: Lily-Mae turned out cute, much like her sisters, but a bit different. She was named after a newborn at a country church we attended some years back, I thought she might grow up to be rather simple, but no, she wants to be a Mayor, and matched the career perfectly.
Ella matched for pleasure and romance, I went with the first for the time being. I already think she’s at a disadvantage to be promiscuous with her upbringing, and didn’t want to force that on her with her primary aspiration. She turned out so pretty, hair in the eyes drives me crazy, but it fits her perfectly.
I adore Hatty with her big chubby cheeks, and her Dad’s nose, she’s the most unique Andersen girl yet. I also thought that Cole looked like he belonged next to those sailboats, he could be in a catalog for preppy middle-aged men.
It looks like Kenzie and Cole have the same mouths. Growing up, these cousins were together all the time, their Moms were twins, and constantly together. It all fell apart when Milla died in the fire though.
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