September 2026:
Suzie Tang is 68, Sunny Lloyd is 68
(Madison Craig is 30, Summer is 3, Skye is 5 months)


Suzie sighs as she tries to work at her next novel. She’s late getting it back to her editor and if she doesn’t turn it in soon she’ll be in breach of contract with her publisher. But her thoughts just haven’t been on writing lately.

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Fall Birthdays

Lots of birthdays in the fall!


I don’t think you’ve seen Darcy and Edwin’s son since he was a toddler, so here he is. Jackson is turning 9 on November 19.

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The hood I almost lost

I had a major freakout over the weekend. I had sent Lucas and Baine off to university, since it was time to play the fall semester. Now back when I had sent Lucas the year before, both semesters went fine and he returned home without any problem.

But this semester was riddled with problems. I took some screenshots to show what was happening and to help anyone else who may be experiencing it.

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August 2026:
Jessica Norman is 41, Richard is 35, Grace and Tyler are 7


Richard spends a lot of time on sidewalks playing his guitar and hoping for a little money. Or maybe he’ll get lucky one day and an agent or music producer will happen to walk by.

It’s summer, which means that school is out and so Richard keeps watch over them while Jessica is working. Grace and Tyler don’t seem to mind too much. Grace loves to dance to her dad’s music and Tyler plays on his own nearby. Actually, having the kids around helps Richard get more tips, especially from the moms and grandmas who walk by and comment on how adorable the kids are.

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Birthdays – Summer 2026

screenshot-356Emily Smith turned 12 on June 14, so she’s now entering the teen stage!

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Dirty Little Secret

July 2026: 
Marcus Craig is 43, Jill is 44, Lucas is 19, Charlotte is 15

First part narrated by Charlotte


I’ve been practicing my guitar a lot lately. My music teacher Mrs. Smith says I’m a natural at music and that I could have a great career someday. That’s my dream, to be one of those artists everyone knows and talks about. To have my own albums on iTunes and everything.

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Nearing the end

June 2026:
Waylon Menon is 46, Viola is 44, and Baine Austin is 17
(Violet Craig is 16)


Baine had no idea what Violet’s problem was these days. She keeps ignoring him and shooting him those side eye glares she can do. He doesn’t have any idea what he’s done to turn her into a drama queen lately.

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