tornado alley

November 2028
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(Woodfolk Household Profile)
Hazel Woodfolk (46 years), Jude (45 years), Bea (17 years), Monroe (15 years), Roman (13 years)

Bea had mostly taken her break-up with Jett like a trooper, as her Dad embarrassingly told her. Bea had known that him heading off to university before her might lead to their destruction. But she didn’t really believe that it would. He’d taken her to his Mom’s wedding, he actually seemed like marriage might even be on his mind, like family and her, that they were both important.

She joked with her brothers, and put on a brave face, but she felt shaken.

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our love story (McCarthy – Bernard Wedding)

july 2027
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Etienne Bernard (40 years), Violet-Adele McCarthy (37 years)

There had been some resistance over a destination wedding sans kids. But once they arrived, and checked in, there wasn’t a complaint to be heard. She didn’t want to imply that she knew they’d come around to the notion, but she had. She also didn’t really care if any of them hadn’t.

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mother of the bride

december 2026
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(McCarthy Household Profile)
George McCarthy (82 years), Mandy (80 years)

narrated by: Mandy

Of all the time that we’ve spent being the parents of Violet-Adele, George has always tried to rein me in. He insists that Vi takes my love and good intentions, and views it as nagging. Which I would agree with, but since she announced her engagement to Etienne, I have been very laid back. I’m not fussed over wedding plans, or when they’ll eventually (hopefully) have a family.

My biggest concern inregards to Vi, was that she would be alone in the world after me and George are gone. Her brother and sister both have their own families, and even grandchildren when it comes to Finn, and thinking of Vi all alone, was suffocating for me. Oddly enough, George is more keyed up about the wedding than I am.

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to the fullest

september 2024
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(McCarthy Household Profile)
George McCarthy (80 years), Mandy (78 years)

narrated by: George

It’s pretty quiet during the week with just me and Mandy. Usually it’s just Sydney freaking out about the mailman to break the silence of the house. We did family photos recently, and I can honestly say that we never imagined our family blossoming in the way it has through the generations. When we had Finn and Hazel, we never envisioned great grandchildren, but have seven now because of Finn’s oldest daughters.

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repeat offender

june 2024
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(Holmes Household Profile)
Chris Holmes (36 years), Emma (33 years), Chaz (9 years), Evan (1 year), Dax (1 year)

narrated by: Emma

The twins turned one, and it had been the most difficult year of my life. I celebrated with Chris, the husband I hadn’t been intimate with more than a handful of times since the twins arrived, and spent evenings with even less. But then, I realized that the one year mark didn’t really change anything. Suddenly the twins were climbing out of beds, and I was waking up to find Evan sleeping on my bedroom floor.

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just keeps rolling

august 2022
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(McCarthy Household Profile)
George McCarthy (78 years), Mandy (76 years)

narrated by: George

This summer has brought many visitors, the house never seems to be quiet, and neither of us are complaining. We relish the time with our children and grandkids, though it seems the grandkids are more happy to see us. A few years back Elias helped Mandy set up her garden, and has recently shared his desire to be a farmer.

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