Holmes Family, McCarthy Family

living the dream

april 2031
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(Holmes Household Profile)
Chris Holmes (43 years), Emma (39 years), Chaz (15 years), Dax (7 years), Evan (7 years)

narrated by: Chaz & Emma

For years, Dad has been promising Mom an escape to Queen Victoria Isle, and I’m not alone in thinking it’d never happen. And I wish I had been right. Dad surprised Mom with the trip one night at bedtime.

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Andersen

ready to go

february 2031
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(Andersen Household Profile)
Benjamin Andersen (43 years), Grace (40 years), Ainsley (14 years), Isla (13 years), Tillie (10 years), Hatty (8 years)

narrated by: Ainsley

I thought it was time I got a job now that I’m fourteen, fifteen in four months. The only places in Millwood that hire fourteen year olds though is the pizza joint. I asked Dad to take me, and then he stood awkwardly at the entrance, acting like he was lost.

Thankfully Clayton ignored him, and he offered me a job! I can’t wait to have some of my own money to spend on craft supplies and seeing a movie with Elodie.

Once I started though, my confidence sunk. I couldn’t figure out the cash register, which was embarrassing on its own, but Ezra Gavigan saw me make a fool of myself, and he’s pretty cute!

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Holmes Family, McCarthy Family

rainy days

july 2029
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(Holmes Household Profile)
Chris Holmes (41 years), Emma (38 years), Chaz (14 years), Evan (6 years), Dax (6 years)

narrated by: Chaz

Dad’s been working over-time lately, he’s been trying to save for a vacation to the Cascade Mountains. It seems like everyone I know goes up there for a quick weekend, some of my classmates even own property there, but we have never been. Dad loves to camp, though Mom is not a fan at all. I almost think that she’s not saving that hard because she doesn’t want to stay in a tent.

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McCarthy Family, Wedding

on this day

may 2029
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Oliver McCarthy (32 years), Brooklyn Lange (26 years)

Brooklyn loves kids, she wouldn’t have become a teacher if she didn’t. However, loving them, being pregnant with one, and having them in a wedding were not of the same cloth. Oliver’s nieces and nephew tore up their bedroom, and frankly, she was too pregnant and exhausted from the end of year grading to deal with it.

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Holmes Family, McCarthy Family

celebrating milestones

february 2028
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(Name Household Profile)
Chris Holmes (40 years), Emma (37 years), Chaz (13 years), Dax (5 years), Evan (5 years)

narrated by: Emma

Chris turns forty this month, and thought he ought to dye his hair back to natural before he went totally gray. He saw that my cousin, Monroe was rocking a faux hawk of sorts, and he decided that it was time he got more adult hair.

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McCarthy Family

the root of joy

november 2027
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(McCarthy Household Profile)
Finn McCarthy (54 years), Nicole (54 years), Lily-Mae (15 years)

narrated by: Nicole

Fall is a busy time for the farm, we invited all the grandkids over to help pick the apples in the orchard. We aren’t opposed to a bit of free labor, paid for with apple pie and apple cider, plus fond memories.

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Louie, Traver Family

progressive days

june 2026
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Erin Louie (33 years), Bethany (29 years), Logan (9 years), Mallory (6 years)

narrated by: Erin

I live in a household of children, when I ask Bethany to help pick up dishes, she always acts like a put-out teenager.

When I ask Mallory to lend a hand with picking up her toys, she throws a tantrum.

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