Goss Family, Krouse

one fish, two fish


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Marshal Krouse (41 years), Lorelei (37 years), Penelope (6 years), Otto (2 years)

Final days of summer, and Penelope spends most of her free time with Otto. She will miss him when she’s stuck back in a classroom; he doesn’t know how lucky he has it.

She calls him her happy chum, although she doesn’t quite know what the word means. It usually makes him giggle, and she can’t get enough of it.

She won’t exactly miss her Dad, he’s been kicking her butt at games for her entire life, and she’s had it. She can beat her best friend, Eileen, but she can’t beat her Dad, and there’s something extra frustrating about that, like perhaps she isn’t as good as thinks.

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Schehl

sunny days

june 2031
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Elise Schehl (33 years), Peter (31 years), Irina (2 1/2 years)

narrated by Elise

When Irina was first born, there was a struggle for balance, and I feared returning to work would add even more chaos to our life. Thankfully it hasn’t been the case, as Irina grows, it’s become easier. I was promoted to Events Manager with the agency, and it’s been great being the boss. I was exhausted trying to find my position in the company after maternity leave, and I’ve finally earned recognition.

Peter works less hours than me, so I come home at five o’clock, and I find them in pajamas.

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Goss Family, Krouse

strong coffee

january 2030
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Marshal Krouse (40 years), Lorelei (36 years), Penelope (4 years), Otto (1 year)

Otto turned one earlier this month and life had gotten much easier. Sure, he got into mischief, but he could speak better, move if he was uncomfortable. If he wanted a banana, he could actually let her know.

However, he still kept wonky sleeping hours and would randomly wake the household with his screams.

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Births

january birthdays 2030

january birthdays 2030

The youngest of the Krouse family turns one this January. Otto is rather shy and serious just like his Dad. Thankfully he’s pretty happy to entertain himself, which makes it easier for Lorelei and Marshal to get dinner on the table.

Penelope talks with classmates on the computer after school, while Otto eats toys more than playing with them.

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Goss Family

happiest time of year

december 2029
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Kenzie Goss (66 years), Tyler (64 years)

After raising children for about forty-six years, it was time for Kenzie and Tyler to downsize their home. Dean was a junior at EU, and it didn’t sound like he’d be needing his old bedroom after graduation. He didn’t know exactly what he was going to do, but he had options, and so they sold their home.

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Births, McCarthy Family

october birthdays 2029

october 2029

Marshal and Lorelei Krouse celebrate their ninth anniversary. They can barely believe how much they’ve been through since their wedding day all those years ago. Their nine month old son, Otto is the biggest surprise to Lorelei, as she had thought one would be fulfilling enough, but she has no regrets.

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Russo, Traver Family

raising them right

june 2029
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John Russo (76 years), Zeke Traver (46 years), Morgan (45 years), Cicely (15 years), Vivienne (15 years)

Morgan had to work on the twins’ actual birthday, so they’d gotten permission to go shopping with some girls from school, and they scheduled the family pool party for later in the month. With great persistence, the girls had talked her into a co-ed birthday party. They insisted that turning fifteen and being banned from boys was archaic, and Morgan wasn’t swayed. It wasn’t until they exclaimed that Lewis had ruined their lives did she relent.

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