Etienne Bernard celebrates his 42nd birthday on a particularly stormy spring day. They opt to stay in, and snuggle by their bedroom fire. They moved into their new home in February, but it still has a long way to go before they’ll feel settled.
With the fresh rains and breezes, Violet-Adele’s mood has begun to brighten, and while they still haven’t successfully gotten pregnant, she feels more hopeful than previously.
It isn’t often that they can get all their adult children and spouses together, and it’s all the gift that Jared could want, aside from a train table. Him and Lizzie still mourn for the loss of their train table.
It’s difficult to get Peter and Elise over, they finally have a handle on Irina’s new sleep schedule, and aren’t keen on jeopardizing it with an afternoon outing. However, they wouldn’t miss this celebration, and just hope that she’ll sleep well since it’s a Sunday, and they both work the next day.
Irina has stolen Jared’s heart, and he swoops her up whenever her parents will allow it. He knows a thing or two about raising babies, since Delaney worked while all their kids were young, and doesn’t begrudge them for doing what works best for them. He’s certain in time they’ll loosen up.
Catherine Popper wakes early to surprise her eldest, Rita with waffles. It’s unfortunate that Rita’s birthday lands on a school day, but the waffles make it better.
They make it a lot better. Plus Rita is 10 now, double digits are a big deal at school.
Riley Gray is six months pregnant and in the middle of her junior year at EU; she is also celebrating her 21st birthday. Instead of being out with friends, she is stuck at Housing Administration to sign up for family housing for the fall semester. She feels embarrassed to even be in this situation, and when she runs across students she sort of knows, the feeling intensifies.
Jett doesn’t understand the embarrassment, plenty of students get pregnant unexpectedly. He wants to move in with Riley to care for the baby, but she’s undecided for the moment. She isn’t entirely convinced that she can do this Mom-gig, let alone have a live-in boyfriend, although she definitely wants his assistance.
She tries to appear happy, but the administrative worker doesn’t seem very hopeful. Campus housing fills quickly, and they suffer from a small number of family units. She doesn’t understand why Riley has delayed the application process seeing that she’s been pregnant for sometime.
When Riley shows frustration, the administrator refuses to take any attitude. She suggests that Riley sign up for the wait list or consider renting a property from a landlord.
Riley takes the form back, and Jett joins her. He insists that it will all work itself out, and so together they fill out the family housing form and are put on the wait list.
Myra London turns 87
Cole London turns 65
Finn McCarthy turns 56
Cara Grimsley turns 39
Chad Sumner turns 28
Julia Millett turns 26
Zilla McCarthy turns 23
Caleb Gray turns 21
Ella Carver turns 17
Ezra Gavigan turns 14
Percy Brewer turns 2
Trent & Trisha Lange – 37 years
Jared & Delaney Schehl – 33 years
Brooklyn Lange – 2 months pregnant; due October
Notes: I included Ms. Rita Popper because she’s so stinking adorable, and I wish she was mine!
As for family housing, I have a single two bedroom house that Caitlyn had lived in, but I’m undecided if I want Riley and Jett to live there. So I’m being mean. I have been wanting to build an apartment-style dorm for family housing, so ideally, I’ll do that before she returns for the fall term. We will see!
It was hailing on Etienne’s birthday, and I thought that these two could rock an indoor, sexy birthday if anyone could. 😉
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