moving truck

march 2027
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Isaac Gavigan (27 years), Lauren (25 years)

narrated by: Lauren

We’ve been living in this crappy rental in Eastborough since we got married three years ago. We’ve mostly survived on white bread with various cheap spreads, and my Dad’s generosity, though he doesn’t tell Mom.

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flowers in fall

october 2026
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(Traver Household Profile)
Ethan Traver (65 years), Cynthia Collins (51 years)

Ethan had already been married, and Cynthia wasn’t big on traditional ceremonies, and so they opted for a courthouse affair. While all of his kids didn’t make it to the ceremony, they did all come by for a family photograph afterward.

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the true treasure

december 2025
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(Prince Household Profile)
Eva Prince (51 years), Gideon (43 years), Linnea Barthelet (17 years), Dahlia (5 years)

narrated by: Eva

Recently, Gideon mentioned how he still felt the desire for another baby, though logically he realizes that we, or me primarily, is past that stage. When I unexpectedly lost the baby three years ago, I wound up closing my heart to the idea entirely. Dr. Morgan had been diligent in telling me how age was against me when it came to pregnancy this late in life, and I feel very blessed with three daughters I have.

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blinding disaster

january 2024
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Isaac Gavigan (24 years), Lauren Schehl (22 years)

Everyone has been occupied with Peter and his engagement with Elise that no one was watching Lauren. She came around with her boyfriend, the one with the reputation for getting Julia pregnant despite his denial. The one who cheated multiple times on different girls. He was a fellow Millwood neighbor, with rude parents but not in a socially unacceptable way. They didn’t have trash on their lawn, dress inappropriate, or skip out paying their bills, they just weren’t friendly and was that really a crime?

The Gavigan’s had a college graduate, they had a son in grade school, and their middle child was one that everyone just breezed over. He was a hiccup, a boy that wasn’t on the right path, but parents can’t win them all, can they? And don’t they have to cut them some slack that two-thirds of their children are doing well. They felt they had to, because they wanted the same forgiveness for their own daughter, Lauren.

She was reckless, impulsive, chasing her gut that was always, absolutely always wrong. But what more could they do for her? Telling her she was making mistakes seemed to push her after them.

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My Everything (Browning – Traver Wedding)

may 2023
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Luca Traver (28 years), Nadia (27 years), Kai (7 years)

The guests were arriving, the skies were clear with the sound of baby birds nesting far above in the ancient trees. Nadia was no longer concerned about what guests had arrived, and if there would be enough cake for everyone, she could only live in this moment. It felt that they’d worked towards this for years, from Luca first pining for her, and Lorelei had tried being a wingman. Yet it seemed surreal.

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