in the younger days

june 2015
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Zeke Traver (32 years), Morgan Russo-Traver (31 years), Lewis Huffman (9 years), Vivienne Russo-Traver (1 year), Cicely Russo-Traver (1 year)

narrated by: Morgan Russo-Traver

Zeke’s little sister, Lorelei graduated college this spring, and Kenzie threw a big party to celebrate. Lorelei is living with them until her roommate, Erin comes back to town. The twins pretty much adore her.

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thing 1, thing 2

No babies were harmed in this update.
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april 2014
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Zeke Traver (31 years), Morgan Russo-Traver (30 years), Lewis Huffman (8 years),

narrated by: Morgan Russo-Traver

This winter we officially became homeowners, and bought a three bedroom house on W. Prospect Avenue. Of course, with expecting twins, it might have been better to buy a four bedroom house. The third bedroom is rather smallish. Eventually I think this will be Lewis’ bedroom, but I really wanted the twins to be in the next room over from mine. We have our baby names narrowed down, so all we have left is to find out what they are, and to decide what color to paint the nursery. Right now it’s a horrible wallpaper from the previous owners.

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counting the ways

september 2013
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Zeke Traver (30 years), Morgan Russo (29 years), Lewis Huffman (7 years)
(John Russo – 61 years, Regina Russo – 59 years, Kenzie Goss – 50 years, Tyler Goss – 48 years, )

Zeke never imagined himself being in this situation again, he couldn’t shake the little voice of fear, what if he was destined to fail at marriage. Shaking it out of his mind, he went in search of Lewis, his one responsibility before the wedding. He found Lewis tucked in a corner near the fireplace, attempting to play chess.

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hold your own

may 2013
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John Russo (61 years), Regina Russo (59 years),
(Zeke Traver – 30 years, Morgan Russo – 29 years, Lewis Traver – 7 years, )

narrated by Regina Russo

John has never kept his feelings to himself, so when Morgan announced their engagement last summer, I knew it was going to be a big ordeal. John firmly believes that there is someone better for Morgan, he even attempted setting her up with an old friend’s son who recently graduated college. We both had ideals for our daughter, a doctorate was high on that list. But unlike John, I’m willing to let my visions fall to the side.

John makes such a big stink about everything, that I don’t think my complying nature is being noticed. And it certainly isn’t rubbing off on him.

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no one ever said it’d be this hard

october 2012
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Music accompaniment: “The Scientist” by Coldplay

It’s the night shift. I’m the on call doctor, we all take turns. It’s just coincidence that this was my night, I tell myself later, just a horrible coincidence. On my way into the hospital, I’m grumbling to myself that it’s probably nothing big. The nurses probably panicked over nothing, or something small. I tell them all the time that they need more confidence in themselves, and I’m telling them in my head again as I pass Quinten. He’s just closed the back of the ambulance up, and I wave. I begin our little bit about the nurses using the doctors like a call button, but he doesn’t smile.

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i don’t want to wonder

july 2012
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Zeke Traver (29 years), Morgan Russo (28 years), Lewis Traver (6 years)

So what, that her best friend, Hazel got married and had a baby. Sure, it made Morgan sad to say goodbye to Friday nights dancing, and living with Hazel. Thinking back, she’s not sure if that was enough to cause her own agitation, or if it was the simple fact that everywhere Morgan looked, there was someone getting married, having babies, and generally moving on with their personal life. And it was clear, that she was not doing any of those things, despite being in a serious relationship for nearly two years.

Hazel’s own niece had gotten married in June. It was officially the younger generations turn to get married, and Morgan was quickly feeling like an old maid. She had always relished throwing herself into her professional career, and now as the youngest General Practitioner in the region, she felt it was a good time to settle down. Everyone knew that girls’ fertility didn’t last as long, and secretly, she’d love to have a baby close in age to Bea.

Her co-worker, nurse Caroline was getting married over the weekend, and due with her son immediately after the event. Everyday for the past six months, Morgan worked with Caroline, and saw her grow with child. She’d never felt envious of large, waddling, over-expanded stomachs before, but she was jealous of Caroline.

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age old tradition

April 2011
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John Russo (59 years), Regina Russo (57 years)
(Zeke Traver – 28 years, Morgan Russo – 27 years)

Not only does Chief of Staff Regina Russo have to run South Medical Center, she’s also paid to know what’s going on with her staff. When she overhears that her daughter Morgan, a physician in the hospital, is dating someone; it’s not because she’s a meddling mother that she is interested. Simply, it’s her job to know the psyche of her employees.

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