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Archive for October, 2010

It’s a surprise pregnancy, but Xander is definitely excited about having another baby. He rubs Chelsea’s stomach all the time and talks to the baby. Chelsea is in her second trimester now, so she’s almost halfway there.

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PSU Fall Semester, November 2018:
George Tang, Ethan Carter, Anita Bryant, and Catherine Marshall are 21

At first, George tries to just ignore Travis whenever they pass each other at the dorm.

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On the way down (Fall)

November 2018:
Audrey Sutton is 29
(Sinjin Couderc is 39)

“Hey,” Sinjin says the day before Thanksgiving. “What do you say we skip the big Thanksgiving dinner with your family and have our own dinner here?”

Audrey laughs. “Are you crazy? My mom would have a fit.”

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October 2018:
Jessica Norman is 33, Richard is 27
(Glenda Craig is 74, Lucas is 11, Violet is 9, Charlotte is 8 )

Married life isn’t as scary as Jessica once thought it would be. It’s a lot like it always was before they ran off to Twikki Island last year. Richard still makes grilled cheese sandwiches for them for weekend lunches.

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September 2018:
Staff: Zane Smith is 36; Carol Smith is 33; Xander Gates is 29

Students: Lucas Craig is 11; Baine Austin is 10; Kat Gates, Violet Craig, and Heather Briggs are 9; Charlotte Craig, Lily Gates-Watson, Ethan Smith, and Adam Smith are 8; Caleb Gates, Phoebe Gates, Skylar McCarthy, Jakob Briggs, John Picaso, and Max Picaso are 7; Dee Smith is 6; Olivia Gates, Matthew Lloyd, Isabella Smith, and Michaela West are 5; James Gates-Watson and Emily Smith are 4

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First up for the birthdays this summer is one-year-old Sasha Lloyd, who looks like a female clone of her daddy. Seeing her reinforced to me just how much Matthew takes after Nancy, because he’s never had the same nose and mouth that Ian had as a toddler/child. But Sasha is 100% Ian’s daughter!

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Shimmer (Summer)

August 2018:
Julie Lloyd is 60, William is 59
(Seth and Emma are 28, Zachary and Zoey are 2, Garrett and Gavin are 9 months)

Julie loves the afternoons when Emma and Seth stop by with all the babies. She just can’t get enough of those cute little faces and baby smiles.

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Suspended (Summer)

July 2018:
Orion and Bessie Gates are 59, Xander and Chelsea are 28, Kat is 8, Caleb is 6, Olivia is 4

The Gates kids haven’t ever known life without Leroy the dog following them around. He’s been a good dog, always checking up on the kids to make sure they’re okay and protecting his home from intruders like the mail carrier and paperboy.

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June 2018:
Dewey Richard and Bryant Smith are 22
(Anna Sutton, Madison Craig, and Mona Wiggins are 22)

“Bryant?” Madison asks as she balances a plate of spaghetti in one hand.

“Yeah?”

“I can hear Dewey in the bathroom and I can barely see you in this dark room. Can’t we turn on another light?”

“Dewey will have a fit,” Bryant says. “Last month’s electric bill was higher than we could afford.” He sighs. “I’m sorry, I know this isn’t exactly your idea of a good time.”

“Let me take you out to a movie or something.”

Bryant shakes his head. “No. This was my night to plan the date and pay for everything. I already feel emasculated enough just letting you pay half the time.”

Madison rolls her eyes. “It’s not about being manly, Bryant. There’s nothing wrong with a girl paying for the dates these days.”

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