Creelman Family, London Family

celebratory weekend

february 2032
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Itzel London (24 years), Linnea Barthelet (24 years)

Linnea is still working at her sister’s bakery, Love + Flour, something she hadn’t anticipated this far past graduation. It had started as a way to help Paloma while she was pregnant with the twins, then while they were infants, but they’ll turn two next month, and she’s still working the six am shift.

Her Mom had warned her an art degree was a tricky path, and something her Father would have chosen. It’s not the first time her Mom has considered her a dreamer like her late Father, but he isn’t here to give advice on what to do now that she’s grown with a degree no one seems to care about.

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Creelman Family, Prince

never too old to dream

may 2031
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Eva Prince (56 years), Gideon (49 years), Dahlia (11 years)

Most of our days are routine, Gideon is working on a new research grant letter. His previous horticulture project at the university has completed, and he’s ready to tackle his next big questions. He loathes this part of the job the most. I can’t say I’m terribly fond myself, as he stays up late into the night, and I don’t like going to bed alone.

I usually spend my evenings with Dahlia. Even though she’s eleven, she still enjoys cuddling with her Mama, and I’m not complaining.

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Creelman Family, London Family

new at adulting

august 2030
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Itzel London (22 years), Linnea Barthelet (22 years)

Once Itzel and Rafael had decided to wait on living together, there was no other option than to live with Linnea. They’d been best friends since forever, this was a natural choice. Itzel’s Dad, Cole helped them find a nice second floor duplex. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, Itzel even had a fireplace in her bedroom. It was a very nice find.

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Brindley, Creelman Family

babies and cake

june 2030
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Adam Brindley ( years), Paloma ( years), Hugo and Odessa (3 months)

The twins turn three months, and they seem to require a more rigid sleep schedule than previously. It’s almost like the older they get, they are more demanding. Paloma’s Mom tells her that won’t always be the case, but it’s disheartening to Paloma as she hopes to juggle parenthood and the bakery very soon.

Love + Flour took a financial hit during the spring. They hadn’t been able to find someone to replace Paloma temporarily. Anyone with the experience wanted the full-time gig, with benefits, and job security. They weren’t offering those things, because Paloma fully intended to return to work in 6 months or so, at least part-time.

While some customers wished the new family good luck, some were more interested in their pastries and fulfilling their cravings.

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Births, Brindley, Creelman Family

our greatest joy

march 2030

The hospital had scheduled Paloma’s induction for five am, which meant that they had to rise well before the sun. The trees were beginning to blossom and bud, and it felt right with Paloma to be entering the season of rebirth with the delivery of her twins.

Her family knew of the induction, and actually beat her to the hospital. Her sister, Linnea had come in the night before from EU, and despite Paloma insisting that she’d call as soon as the babies arrived, they came to wait.

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