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

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Hot Flashes

December 2025:
Carrie Gates is 68, Todd is 38, Rachel is 37, Vanessa is 9, Aaron is 4

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Narrated by Todd

Aaron has become interested in learning to cook lately, so one morning Rachel decided to teach him how to make breakfast.

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Catching Up

September 2025
Xander and Chelsea Gates are 36, Kat is 16, Caleb is 14, Olivia is 12, and Bianca is 6

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(Narrated by Olivia Gates)

My older brother Caleb is constantly annoying me. First, he asks me to make him some macaroni and cheese, then he’s breathing down my neck the whole time I’m cooking.

“Is it done yet?” Caleb asks.

“Almost,” I tell him. “Just wait a second.”

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This summer’s birthdays start out with the Norman twins turning one.

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Spring 2020 Birthdays

Xander and Chelsea’s little surprise baby Bianca is now one year old!

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Heartbreaker

April 2020:
Nathan and Terri Gates are 30, Phoebe is 8
(Kat Gates is 10)

“My date is late and I need a drink,” Terri tells the bartender, stabbing the bar with one finger. “Anything. I don’t care what.”

She sighs as she looks around the lounge again, still not seeing the guy who had asked her out that afternoon. Not that she should technically going on dates, being married and all, but being married has never stopped Terri before and it’s not going to now. She just hopes this guy shows up and that the night isn’t a complete waste of her time.

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Holding on

September 2019:
Orion and Bessie Gates are 61, Xander and Chelsea are 30, Kat is 10, Caleb is 8, Olivia is 6, and Bianca is 4 months

It’s been six years since there was a baby in the house and Chelsea hadn’t realized how much she missed it. She never enjoyed pregnancy very much because she was always sick and always had lots of backaches, but she loves the baby stage, when her children are so tiny and depend on her for everything. She loves the little noises Bianca makes and how the baby fits perfectly into her arms.

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