Ashley Ann Buerk and Daniel Logan Buerk
Married at 20 first year at 21
1. life event 1, then an 8: Make up your own.
We move to a cute house in Seattle to get ready for our first child
2. Pregnancy 2, then a 4: You have twin girls.
Audrey Rose Buerk and Avery Rain Buerk
3. Life event 5, then a 3: Your family relocates to a city/state of your choice. Where do you move to?
We have to move to Illinois due to a sudden family emergency with my hubby. We decide to buy a house in Chicago.
4. Pregnancy 1, then another 1: You have a single baby. Gender is your choice.
I have a baby boy who we name Daniel Logan Buerk Jr. (DJ)
5. Life event 7, then a 5: You are unexpectedly pregnant with twin girls!
Julianna Mae Buerk and Jayla Mackenzie Buerk
6. Life event 5, then a 4: A friend or family member has a baby girl. What do they name her?
7. Life event 4, then a 3: Your or DH's younger sibling comes to stay with your family. Why are they there and for how long? What significant changes are in your family?
Its my little brother Eddie, his is 24 (3 years younger then me) and he is in college and is broke he asked if he could stay with us while he goes to college and we say yes so he is there for 4 years
8. Pregnancy 4, then a 1: You have triplet girls.
Skyla Mia Buerk, Stormi Lia Buerk, and Susannah Lee Buerk
9. Life event 5, then a 2: You and DH begin a charity foundation. What is it based on? What cause are you representing? Cancer victims
10. Life event 2, then a 1: Your family relocates to a city in Massachusetts. Where do you move to?
Our family has gotten so big that we rent out our old home to my brother and move to Boston for a bigger house since we are expecting more
11. Pregnancy 1, then a 4: You adopt a baby. Gender is your choice.
Baby boy newborn Alexander Lucas Buerk
12.Life event,6, then another 6: An in-law gets sick and you or DH takes care of them. What affect does this have on your family and/or marriage? Its his dad and he had cancer the kids don't really understand the seriousness of the situation
13. Pregnancy 6, then a 5: You adopt a baby. Gender is your choice.
Baby boy newborn Samuel Chase Buerk
14. Life event 6, then a 5: One of your children (if old enough at this point, at least 18) gets married. If not one of your kids, then a niece, nephew, or younger cousin.
Younger cousin and we all go and we all have fun
15. Life event 1, then a 7: A close friend dies and leaves his/her 3-year-old son to you and DH. What is the boy's name?
Dalton Anthony Buerk
16. Life event 3, then a 1: Your family moves to a city in the Southwest. Where do you move to?
Lower California for a bigger house and so we can live on the beach
17. Pregnancy 5, then a 1: You adopt triplets, two boys and a girl
Riley Michael Buerk, Ryan Tyler Buerk, and Rubia Star Buerk
18. Life event 7, then a 6: You are unexpectedly pregnant with twin boys!
Donovan Cole Buerk and Everett Drake Buerk
19. Life event 1, then a 4: Your family moves to a city in upstate New York. Where do you move to?
Yonkers :) its nice
20. Pregnancy 3, then a 5: You have triplets. Genders are your choice.
Lauren Gracie Buerk, Lydia Gem Buerk and Liam Garrett Buerk
Newborn: Lauren, Liam, and Lydia
2: Donovan and Everett
3: Riley, Rubia, and Ryan
12: Skyla, Stormi, and Susannah
15: Jayla and Julianna
18: Avery and Audrey
Name: Carly Elizabeth Smith
DH: Zachary James Smith
Married 2012 when Carly was 22 & Zach was 23
Married in a small church with just family and friends
Moved to Dallas, Texas!
Zach and I are still happily married, but we are not quite ready for kids! His little cousin, Laura Michelle Andrews got married this past week! She is 18 and her husband is 20. We are very happy for them.
Zach's job required us to move to Phoenix, Arizona. The weather is extremely hot and we love it here!
This year, Zach and I welcomed our baby boy Austin Zachary Smith. He has blue eyes and blonde hair and looks just like Zach!
Austin has gotten so big! Zach and I are still happily married. My nephew, Grant, just got married to his high-school sweetheart this past winter! They also have a daughter Austin's age named Hailey!
Zach's job required us to move again. This time we moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia. It's a huge step for us! We don't know a soul here, but we love the beach! Austin is now 2 and we are thinking about having another baby.
This year we adopted fraternal twin girls! They are 5 months old and their names are Caroline Bailey & Amelia Reese. We couldn't be happier! Austin loves his little sisters!
This year has been rough. Zach almost died in a car accident driving home from a party. He was hit by a drunk driver, and he survived, and only his left arm was broken. This has really brought our family closer together and we can't take things for granted anymore. Austin is now 4 and the twins are 1 this year.
This year we welcomed another baby boy! We named him Daniel Henry and Austin loves him! The twins are skeptical though... the family is doing great!
This year, I unexpectedly became pregnant with a baby girl! Her name is Nicole Paisley. Austin is now 6 and in first grade! Can you believe it?!? The twins are 3, Danny is 1 and Nikki is 3 months old! Our family is growing so big!
This year was tough. We moved back to Dallas, Texas. Austin has to make all new friends, and we feel badly for it. Zach's job has us moving around way too much!
This year we welcomed another baby boy! We named him Nathaniel Lawrence or "Nate". We are over the moon! We now have 6 kids! Austin is 8 and in third grade, the twins are 5 and in Kindergarten, Danny is 3, Nikki is 2, and Nate is barely a month old. :)
This year Zach and I caved and got the family a pet dog. We adopted a Golden Retriever named Millie from the pound. She is 2 years old and so incredibly loving and gets along great with all of the kids! So much better than a pet rock!
This year was crazy! I finally died my hair brunette after being a blonde my entire life! Also, on a dare from Zach I got my belly button pierced! I know it looks ridiculous for a 35 year old to have a belly-button piercing but I love it! Because Zach made me do this, in return, I made Zach get a tattoo. He got the initials of all the kids on his back. Austin is now 10! double digits! He is in 5th grade. The twins are 7 and in 2nd grade, Danny is 5 and in Kindergarten, Nikki is 4 and in pre-school, and little Nate is 2!
This year Zach and I went in to business together, opening a small bookstore. Unfortunately, with the economy it didn't work out. On the bright side, a new frozen yogurt shop moved into the building! Sweet.
This year we decided to try again for a baby! We welcomed our newest edition, Lillian Ella "Lily"! We now have 7 kids!! Austin is 12 (Almost a teen!!) The twins are 9 and in 4th grade, Danny is 7 and in second grade, Nikki is 6 and in first grade, Nate is 4, and baby Lily is just 3 weeks old!
This year was pretty upsetting. My dear father-in-law got very sick. Zachary decided to take off work for 6 months and fly to Montgomery, Alabama to be with his father. This was hard on the entire family. We were losing income, so I decided to return to my job as a nurse. My older sister, who lives about 15 minutes away, has been helping out a ton by watching the kids while i'm at work. Fortunately, my father-in-law survived and is stronger than ever! Also, Austin is 13!!
This year, Zach's little sister Mona came to live with us for the summer. She is only 24 and would go out and party every night. She is not the best influence on our children! Mona is a heavy drinker and smoker too, but we forced her to go down the street to smoke. Finally she left and got herself a job as a shift manager at a piercing shop... Anyway Austin is now 14 and a freshman in high school!! The twins are 11 and in middle school, Danny is 9 and in 4th grade, Nikki is 8 and in third, Nate is 6 and in first grade, and Lily is 2.
This year was wonderful! My niece, Kiera, got married in Hawaii and we all got to go! It was the vacation of a lifetime and will be a fond memory for years and years to come!! :)
This year Zach and I try to open our bookstore again, this time it was a success! People from all over town come to buy books! It's awesome! Austin is now a Junior in high school (AH!), Caroline & Amelia are 13 and in 8th grade, Danny is 11 and in 6th grade, Nikki is 10 and in 5th grade, Nate is 8 and in 3rd grade, and Lily is is 4!
At the age of 42, I got pregnant. This was a huge surprise. After Lily was born we decided to stop having kids, and a year later when I was late I went the the doctor and he told me I couldn't have anymore children. At my 1st Ultrasound we discovered we were having twins! So at the old age of 42 I gave birth to Identical twin boys names Timothy Roger & Ryan Zachary. We are so lucky to have such a great family!
Carly & Zachary Smith: http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=dcd230b
Austin (17): http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=446ff79
Caroline & Amelia (14) (Left & Middle): http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=f313ff7
Danny (12): http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=eae902d
Nikki (11): http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=3a19003
Nate (9): http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=47a271d
Lily (5): http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=917b7d9
Timmy & Ryan (newborns): http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=910de95
Millie (dog): http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=c42d723
Mona (Rofl) http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=8ebfd01
Wife: Grace Aurora Pelletier, age 24
Husband: River Ash Pelletier, age 32
Married: December 18th, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia. They moved there from New York City, New York after a two and a half week honeymoon in New Orleans, Louisiana
2017: Grace and River decide they want to have a baby, and after three months of trying they have a healthy baby boy whom they name Gideon Bowie.
2018: Boy/girl twins are born to the Pelletier family, and the slightly premature little ones are bestowed the names Everett Ash and Magdalene Ivy.
2019: Grace and River decided to take a break from having children this year, and River’s younger sister Elena moves in to their house due to recent flooding in her area of town. She’s very helpful with the kids and loves entertaining them when the parents need a night to themselves. After three years she moves back out and things gradually return to normal.
2020: Originally there were no plans for more children this year, but as an unexpected surprise Grace becomes pregnant with twin girls! They are born two days after their due date and given the names Lilly Tiana and Eloise Mae.
2021: Around mid-July the Pelletier's receive a wedding invitation from Grace’s cousin Melinda. The wedding was set for August 12th, but there was a huge rainstorm and it had to be moved to the 18th. Everyone was having a great time except for Gideon, who constantly let his parents know how much he wanted to go home.
2022: A set of boy/boy/girl triplets arrive in January, and they’re named Dante Sebastian, Quinn Gabriel and Isadora Belle.
2023: The house is now very cramped with mom, dad, and the eight children, so the whole family packs up and moves to Sheffield, England.
The new house looks like this: http://www.swots.co.uk/student-accom...heffield.3.jpg
2024: Unfortunately, news is received that River’s close friend has died. On the up side, the extra bedroom is filled with his 3 year old son Reuben James.
2025: Everyone agrees that it would be a good idea to finally adopt a dog. The local animal shelter has a Clumber Spaniel who we bring home and name Augustus. http://www.pupcity.com/_assets/images/breeds/60_m.jpg
2026: Grace decided to move on from her college philosophy teaching career and dives head first into the restaurant business with her second cousin Jill. Surprisingly, their business thrives and becomes wildly popular. It becomes a main source of income for her large family.
2027: Gideon becomes of the mind that Augustus needs a friend, but seeing as there’s now family friendly dogs that would fit in with their lifestyle, they adopt a beautiful orange Somali cat and name him Eames. http://www.somalicana.com/images/max.jpg
2028: Another death in the family. This time it’s River’s uncle Hugo, with whom he’s always been very close. In his will, Hugo left River and his family $5,000,000! There is no quarrel or debate about what to do with the money and it’s immediately divided equally into all of their children’s school funds.
2029: Another visitor shows up on the front step of the Pelletier’s house - it’s Grace’s niece Harper. It turns out her parents threw her out of the house for one reason or another, and she didn’t know where else to go. After five months it becomes evident that Harper has absolutely no intention of leaving. She never helps out with the chores, never looks after the kids properly, and pretty much just takes advantage of her aunt. River finally has enough and gives her two weeks to move out or else he’ll send her into foster care (he doesn’t really mean it, he just wanted her to get her act together). She finally gets herself together, applies for a good job, and rents an apartment around the block from her aunt.
2030: Since the success of her and Jill’s restaurant, Grace has been in the news a couple of times, but this year she does her first real interview with one of the most popular evening news broadcasts in England. It goes awkwardly at first, but once she gets the hang of it everything’s fine.
2031: Just when Grace and River were beginning to miss having a baby around the house, Grace unexpectedly becomes pregnant with a baby boy! He’s born right on his due date, and they name him Eoin Carlyle.
2032: News is received that River’s older brother has had a little girl. He and Grace would love to go to the baby shower, but they’re so busy with Eoin and the other kids that they just can’t make it. The baby’s name is Amelia Clarice.
2033: On Eoin’s third birthday, he finds two cats sleeping on the grass in their backyard. They have no collar or anything to identify them, and nobody had reported missing cats at the shelter, so the family adopts them. Eoin had been watching a lot of Phineas and Ferb at the time, so he named cat #1 Doofenshmirtz. For some reason all the children agree to name the second cat, the girl, Potatoes.
2034: The house is getting crowded again, so the family pack up one more time and moves to a mansion in Arlington, Texas. The house looks like this: http://homesoftherich.net/wp-content...icture-225.png
2035: Gideon finally decides to propose to his long-time girlfriend Evangeline. The whole family attends the wedding, which is a beautiful ceremony with lots of flowers, music, and food.
2036: Sadly, Augustus has passed away. The whole family is in tears for nine days, before Gideon and Evey bring over a gorgeous Saluki dog they found half dead wandering their street this morning. She fits right in and is a healthy, happy part of the family in no time. She’s named Hermione. http://www.moveoneinc.com/blog/wp-co...02/saluki3.jpg
Wife: Rosalie Lira Barnes 'Rose', age 23.
Husband: Sawyer Blaise Barnes, age 28.
Married: December 31, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts. We moved to the city after our wedding, after both living in Cambridge, Massachusetts for many years due to school, and we also met there. For our honeymoon, we went to London for a week; which was my choice, Sawyer wanted to go to Hawaii; before returning home and starting each new jobs. I got a job as a dental hygienist and Sawyer got one as a Paralegal.
2018(1): Two months after Sawyer and I said I Do, Sawyer's younger sister Jillian asked if she could stay with us for a while. She was thinking of moving to the city as well, but wasn't sure if she would enjoy it or not. Though we both want to enjoy their first year of marriage alone, Sawyer could not say no to his sister, so she moved in with us; and stays for over half a year! I hated it, not that I disliked her, but I wanted to enjoy my new marriage. Her staying with us drove Sawyer and I apart for a while, and we agrued a lot. I hated it so much. I was glad when she finally left, to move in with some new boyfriend she met, Evan.
2019(2): After all that, I began to want kids, but because of the fighting, we both decide we should wait a little longer. But while we were mending our marrige, and just as things wee beginning to slowly go back to the way they were before Jillian moved in; My college roommate and best friend, Callista, was killed in a tragic accident along with her husband, Adam, of only a few months, leaving behind a 3 year old son named Alec Camden, who I was always Aunt Rose to. I was so shocked when I hears the news, I didn't know what to do. But I was even more shocked when Callista's parents inform me that Callista left Alec to Sawyer and I, if they were willing to take him. And without thought, we both agreed. I just couldn't think of him not growing up with loving parents, who would always tell him how amazing Callista and Adam were. Before we know, we were the addopted parents of Alec Camden.
2020(3): In April of 2020, Sawyer's sister Jillian, who was still with the same guy she moved in with 2 years earlier, announced she was getting married! Less than a month later May, she got married in a small wedding. Because it was so fast, I was sure there was a niece or nephew on the way, but no, they just didn't want a big fuss. Only her close family, and her husband Evan's family were there, and little Alec gets to be the ring bearer, while Sawyer and I both just got to sit and watch, as both Jillian and Evan only picked their closest friend to be in their wedding party, trying to keep it small. While at the wedding, and seeing Alec playing with the other kids there, I just knew I was ready for a baby. I didn't want Alec to be way older than his siblings. so we began trying.
2021(4): After trying for almost a year, and being afraid that maybe I couldn't get pregnant, in March, I woke up one morning feeling sick to stomach, and I rushed to the store to buy a test. And when it came back positive, I didn't even wait to tell Sawyer in a cute way like I always wanted, I just called him right away, and told him the good news. And in November, Alec got a little brother, who we named Falcon Joseph.
2022(5): When Falcon was only a few months old, Sawyer and I begin to talk adoption. We knew that we loved Alec just as much as Falcon, and there's was another child out there who needs a home. And as soon as we started looking, we find a set of twins, a girl and a boy, who were 3, and just knew that that's who we needed to adopt. Months later, we finally got to bring home Ava Hope and Jacob Robert. Alec loved having little siblings he could actually play with, seeing as Falcon was so small. And the twins quickly became a part of the family, as if they were always there.
2023(6): After that, we both agreed that for time being, we had enough young kids, and did not need more. But just as I returned to work, after settling the twins into their new life, I got sick at the sight of any food. In the back of my mind, I knew what it mean, but I'd been taking birth control, so I ignored the signs, but when my stomach started to grow months later, Sawyer is the one who finally said that I just had to be pregnant. A doctors visit later that day confirmed it. I was over 4 months along, and with twins! I was so shocked, but Sawyer and I both accepted that two more is okay, and that we could handle it. I quit her job at that time, to focus on the kids, and when the twins are both, they are both little girls, and they name them Sena Jilliana, for Sawyer's sister, and Kiara Callie, for Alec's mother and Rose's friend who died years earlier.
2024(7): The stress of having an 8 year old, 5 year old twins, 3 year old, and 1 year old twins, becomes so much for me, that I had to ask Jillian to please come and stay for a few months. I ever said that her husband, Evan, could come too. But in the end, only Jillian came to stay with us, and she really helped me out for a few months, while Sawyer was busy with work. It was much better than the first time she was there, and this time the I feel like we grew so much closer. As an only child, I started to see that I should enjoy having a sister.
2025(8): Another wedding! In early January, My closest cousin Henry got married, and so the entire family travels across the country to California to attend the wedding. It was the first time any of our biological kids had been out of the state. Callista and Adam loved to travel, so Alec did a lot as a baby; and Ava and Jacob were born in New York. But for all of them, it was really exciting. This one was much different from Jillian's, and there were many, many people. So many people in fact, that Sawyer and I barely knew anyone there, and the kids enjoyed laughing at the fact we couldn't explain who anyone was.
2026(9): When Alec turned ten, I decided to throw him a huge party. He invited all his friends from school, and my family all come as well as Sawyer's, and even Callista and Adam's parents came. Alec felt very special that day, and he was so happy. And then later that very same night, Sawyer told me and Alec, as well as Ava and Jacob that he got a new job, and had to move us to a town about an hour away, but still in Massachusetts. Alec did not take it well, because he really liked his friends, and school. So he wasn't happy at all anymore. Ava was happy though, as well as Jacob, they were excited to see a new place. Falcon had only just started kindergarten so it didn't effect him too much, and at 3, Sena and Kiara didn't understand at all.
2027(10): After ten years of marriage, Sawyer and I seemed stronger than ever, an I was so happy in our new home. It was a 5 bedroom, much bigger than our 3 bedroom we had before. And the kids had more of their own space. And overall, things just seemed really good. And to make Alec a little happier with the move, we even got a dog. Alec named her Daisy, and she was more his than anyone else's, he even took care of her all himself. It was a little sad to see him being so responsible, and growing up.
2028(11): On the day I sent all the kids off to school for the first day, actually it was Kiara and Sena's first day ever; I was rushed and nervous. Because as I was getting the kids ready, Jillian had shown up, in distress. Evan had left her, and she didn't know what to do. She was so upset, and so for a third time in the 11 years I'd been married, my sister-in-law moved in with us. She said it was just going to be for a while, til she got back on her feet. And it was, she only stayed a month, and then she found a place to live nearby, so she could be closer to her nieces and nephews.
2029(12): With the youngest twins 6, and Alec already 13, I began to miss having my little babies. And so Sawyer and I were talking about having another child, and about a month after we started talking, Jillian called with shocking news. She was pregnant! Sawyer was really happy for his sister, he knew how much she wanted a child. And though we did not know her new boyfriend well, we hadn't even met him yet, Caleb ended up being a really nice guy, and his and Jillian's son Sloane Aiden Parker, was very well loved in our family. And seeing him, just made me think even more of having another child.
2030(13): When we start to try for a new baby, we are so happy to learn that I was pregnant after only 2 months of trying! We couldn't wait to know what or how many it was. But when we went for my 15 week check up, we learned that I had miscarried, and that we were no longer having a baby. To make matters worse, after being home thinking of how horrible I felt for less than a week, a small fire broke out in the kitchen; thankfully I was the only home at the time, and I was not hurt. And though the house was not ruined, enough damage was done that we had to stay with Sawyer's parents for a while. It was the worst year we had in a long time, and I was happy with 2031 started, a new year, I hoped it would better.
2031(14): Right as 2031 starts, Sawyer and I make a pact, along with Ava, Sena, & Kiara, who thought it was 'fun', that we'd make the most of the year. But making the most of the year, well I know I didn't. Because in March, one day while I was out shopping, I ran into my high school sweetheart, Michael. At first it was nothing, we talked. I told him all about my kids, and how great they were. How Ava was in soccor, and how Alec was so nervous about high school, and how Jacob had been sick the week before, and he told me how he was divorced and only had one son. And before I even know what was happening, I was deep into an affair. It was something I'd never thought I would do, but it happened. It went on for over 7 months, and then one day Sawyer confronted me, he said he'd heard from a co-worker that I was seeing a friend of that co-worker's. We argued, screamed, I cried. It was awful, and the worst part was that Ava and Sena were home, and I know they heard parts. I ended things right away with Michael, as soon as I realized I could lose Sawyer over this stupid affair, but Sawyer was still very angry, and so he left me. He went stay with Jillian, Caleb, & Sloane. He told me he wanted a divorce, but I wouldn't give up without a fight. I begged to just go see someone and work on our marriage, and through that we were able to not get a divorce, we stayed apart for a while longer, but right before our 15th anniversary, Sawyer was back in the house. Our marriage was not back to normal, but I could hope over time it would be.
2032(15): I don't know what happened, but it seemed like after my miscarriage, it was one thing after the other. Because right after Sawyer and I got back together, 16 year old Alec came to us and explained that he had a girlfriend, and her name was Anya, and he told us he was so sorry, and I think I knew then, before he told us the truth, what it meant. And so when he explained better, that Anya was pregnant, I wasn't shocked. I was disappointed, but I also knew that over the past 2 years Sawyer and I had not paid as much attention to the kids as we should have, and so I couldn't be too angry. And when Anya gave birth to a little girl that she and Alec named Genevieve Evalyn 'Jenny', she and Jenny moved in with us; and I was happy to be a grandma. Just not happy that my son was 16, and a father. But just as he had cared for Daisy so well, Alec was very responsible for what he had done, and he took care of Anya and Jenny as well as he could.
2033(16): I really wanted another child still, but I knew that now that I was a grandma, I just couldn't have another child. So Sawyer and I were completely shocked to learn when Jenny was 5 months old, that I was expecting twins yet again! I was in shock, and didn't tell the kids until I was very far along, because it just didn't seem real. When we found out it was boys, Jacob and Falcon were so glad. They really wanted another brother, and the girls were glad to, after seeing how happy the boys was that it was boys. And so a couple months later I had Nicholas Gabriel & Oakley Alexander. After not having any babies for 10 years, it was odd to have newborns again. Sure I had helped with Jenny, but it was different. And I was very happy, and for first time in a while, Sawyer and I had a good year. We still had trust issues, and all that. But I think the twins helped bring us together again.
2034(17): I was sure I was done, I was so happy with the new twins, and Sena and Kiara were 11, Falcon was 13, Ava & Jacob were 15, and Alec already 18; I was done. I was a grandma, I was a mom to 8, I just didn't think I'd ever have more. But as I should know due to Sena, Kiara, Nicholas, & Oakley, twins like to surprise me. So 9 months after Sawyer and I told the family we were done, and under no cercumstation should they expect another sibling, I gave birth to 2 little girls, Adelaide Valora & Talia Allison. Alec and Anya were happy, glad Jenny would have little aunts close to her age. But the other kids were just shocked, they really did believe Sawyer and I when we said we were done. So now I had 1 in college, 2 in high school, 2 in middle school, and 4 infants. I was going crazy.
2035(18): Alec got into a really good college in California, and he just knew he was going to have to turn it down. California wasn't cheap, and he knew he couldn't support his little family there. But Sawyer and I hated to see that happen. We wanted Anya and him to have a shot at an amazing future, no matter what they may have done. So after talking it over, we decided to move the family to California, so we could help. Ava and Jacob were pretty happy with the move, they didn't think fit in at school back home, though just as when had moved town so many years earlier, not everyone was happy. Falcon was so upset. He hated to leave his life behind, but even he was happy once we were actually in our new home, and they got to see how awesome it would be.
2036(19): After 3 amazing years, 2036 was another year I wish I could forget. It was awful. Ava and Jacob both got their driver's licence, and were so excited to drive everywhere. And they were safe drivers, and they knew better than to text or not watch the road, or any of that. So when Sawyer called me one day, in tears, I never thought it could be one of them. But it was. Ava had been driving, and as she was going through a green light, a car on the other side ran the red light, and hit her head on. Sawyer explained to me that they weren't sure if Ava would make it, and that I needed to get down there right away. I remember everyday at that hospital seemed worse and worse, I thought my little girl was going to die, and it was the worse feeling. Much worse than anything else I'd ever been through. It truly brought Sawyer and I together in a way we had not been since long before my affair. And the other kids all seemed closer to, in a way it helped our family, but it hurt so much. And after months, the doctors were shocked when she woke up. She had so much damage though, they told her she had a long recovery ahead of her, but that was okay. She was alive, and Sawyer and I were willing to help her through anything to make her better.
2027(20): Ava, who saw her dream of going to college with her friends and Jacob and enjoying it, go down the drain; was misrable. Almost everyone left town in her class, and she felt alone. There was one boy though, who was always around. He made it clear he liked her no matter what, but Ava was in a wheelchair and her face was damaged a lot in the accident. She did not see how anyone could like her, more less love her. Ava did grow to accept her new life, but it was hard. To cheer her up, we both died our hairs crazy colors. Sawyer did not like this much, but it was fun, and made her happy. And once she was happy, she did see what her friend meant to her, and what she meant to him, and they began dating.
Children: Alec (21), Ava, Jacob (18), Falcon (16), Sena, Kiara (14), Nicholas, Gabriel (4), Adelaide, Talia (3).
Grandchildren: Jenny (5)
DW: Lily Frances Bellamy Brail
DH: Rupert David Brail
Married: May 11, 2012
Ages at marriage: 22
Lily Frances and Rupert met in high school, but did not become friends until after graduating. Their first date was at the local zoo (in Asheboro, NC). One year later, the couple return to the zoo for their anniversary and Rupert proposes. Within months the couple have an intimate beach wedding with family. They honeymoon at the North Carolina beach where they were married. They move into a small, quiet community and a white, colonial house.
2012: It does not take Lily Frances and Rupert long to settle after their marriage. Lily Frances takes a job as a librarian and Rupert takes a job as a state park ranger, and the couple makes enough money to discuss having children within the first year. Lily Frances decides she does not yet want to take time away from work, so they agree to foster a young girl, a 6 year old named Margot Winter Evans. Margot moves in with the couple and their family life begins.
2013: The next year starts happy, with Margot enjoying her life with her new foster parents. By February, things take a turn when Dexter Elias Brail, Rupert's single-father cousin passes away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He leaves his three children to Rupert and Lily Frances. Nigel Jack Brail (4), and twins Hugo Ezra Brail (2), and Charles Oscar Brail (2).
2014: This year, Lily Frances writes her first book, a biography entitled "Mother of 4 before 24", where she discusses the excitement, hardships, and rewards of taking in four children. Her book is successful and she is invited to speak on the Ellen Degeneres show. This experience sparks Lily Frances' career as a novelist.
2015: Margot and Nigel have done well in school and the twins are adjusting to spending their afternoons in daycare. Lily Frances and Rupert continue with their careers, until one day Lily Frances feels strange. She sees the doctor and discovers she is unexpectedly pregnant. This will be her and Rupert's first child. While it is a surprise, the couple could not be happier. By the end of the year they have a new little girl in the family: Evelyn Reid Brail.
2016: Lily Frances and Rupert need more space. Their starter home is becoming increasingly full. Luck is on their side when Rupert's job transfers him to Santa Fe and the family is given a bonus to buy a home. At this time, Rupert's income is supplemented by Lily Frances' writing. To help with finances even more, the family invests in enough land to start a small ranch and begin their work on becoming self-sufficient. Since the family moved from North Carolina to New Mexico, their options were to either return Margot to custody of the state, or attempt to adopt her themselves. Lily Frances and Rupert are granted the adoption of Margot.
2017: The family is happy with their new life in New Mexico. By early 2017, things have calmed enough that Lily Frances and Rupert can relax into their lives. This relaxation leads to a very pleasant surprise when 9 months later they are greeted by their second daughter, Ciara Niamh Brail.
2018: Life on the ranch is so scheduled and expected (even with surprise pregnancies) that Lily Frances and Rupert start to feel bored. Rupert decides to take the family on a summer long trip to South Korea. While visiting, Lily Frances learns of an adoption group that welcomes Western travelers. She and Rupert decide to visit the group one day. They leave with a two-year-old girl, Hae-Won Alice Brail.
2019: Lily Frances and Rupert spend a great deal of time discussing their family and how wonderfully it has grown. They even consider having their first planned pregnancy, but their busy life of work, writing, ranching, and children seem to prevent any true efforts. They decide it just isn't meant to be, and that perhaps their family is complete. That is until Lily Frances becomes unexpectedly pregnant for the third time. By December 2019, Lily Frances and Rupert have their first biological son, Felix Roland Brail.
2020: A letter comes in the mail one day addressed to Rupert. He is busy with work, so Lily Frances opens it. She calls him immediately to tell him that his joke isn't funny. He asks her to start over and explain from the beginning. She tells him about the letter, and that's when Rupert discovers that his paternal great-uncle passed away, and having no children or grandchildren of his own, has left his inheritance to be split between his surviving family members. The estate is significant, and Lily Frances and Rupert receive $5,000,000. This money is immediately put into savings to help with the children's futures.
2021: With their new fortune, Lily Frances and Rupert feel secure enough in their finances to try for their first planned pregnancy. They do not have any trouble getting pregnant and are soon blessed with another daughter, Looper Amelia Brail.
2022: The house now has 9 children and still plenty of room to grow. Margot is nearly 16 years old and has requested a pet. The family has a ranch, so their are plenty of animals to take care of a play with, but none of the children have ever had pets of their own. Rupert takes Margot to the shelter and the two return home with a female German Shepherd mix named Bethesda.
2023: The family still has nine children. With such a large number (and with Lily Frances turning 33 this year), the couple decides to try for their last pregnancy, hoping to make the children an even 10. It does not take long for Lily Frances to notice that this pregnancy seems different from previous ones. She is gaining weight faster than she remembers doing for her past children. When she goes in for her ultrasound, she discovers it is not a single pregnancy. In fact, the Brails are having triplets. After 7 months of pregnancy, Rupert and Lily Frances welcome daughters Beatrice Helene Brail, Fiona Agnes Brail, and Henry Finn Brail.
2024: Lily Frances and Rupert are afraid some of the children will be upset with the addition of three. The children love having so many siblings, and the family is as close as ever. Nigel, who is now 15, approaches Lily Frances one day with a request. Since Margot has her own pet, he would like one of his own. Lily Frances tells Rupert who agrees that since he is the same age Margot was when she received her first pet, he could have one of his own. He picks out a small Manx kitten, whom he names Gus.
2025: Margot goes to college. She decides to attend the University of Southern California and is majoring in Zoology. The house seems a lot emptier with her gone, but Lily Frances and Rupert are proud of her for getting accepted into her top pick. She comes home for all major holidays.
2026: The triplets are now almost three. Everyone is happy and healthy, but Lily Frances notices that Henry is not learning at the same pace as his sisters and the older children. She takes him to a doctor, who confirms he has a form of Autism. His case is comparatively mild, but Lily Frances conducts a lot of research on the topic. She and Rupert decide to start a charity organization designed to raise money for Autism research. She hopes to help determine all possible causes, methods to help with development, and to raise school funds for children with Autism. Her charity is a branch of Autism Speaks.
2027: The family has perfected the management of responsibilities. The older children help with the smaller children, and everyone helps with the ranch work. When Lily Frances' sister (Ramona Violet Bellamy) decides to move in the Brails after she separates from her husband, things become easier. Ramona is a wonderful aunt and does a lot to help around the house, including most of the cooking.
2028: Lily Frances is approaching 38. The Triplets are almost 5, and Rupert misses having babies in the house. He approaches Lily Frances with a request. He wants to try for one last pregnancy. Hugo and Charles will be leaving for college this fall, and the house number would be down to 8. Lily Frances could not be happier, and the couple try to conceive. Unfortunately they are unsuccessful, and rather than turn to fertility, the two decide to adopt a baby. They take in a baby boy whom they name Liam Shepard Brail.
2029: Margot is now finished with her Bachelor's degree. She visits the Brail home one day with her boyfriend, Phineas Arthur Potts. The two announce that they plan to be married before the end of the year. Lily Frances and Rupert are completely happy for their daughter.
2030: The truly unexpected happens this year. Lily Frances and Rupert become pregnant. After their last try, they thought for sure they were finished, but Lily Frances has twins. Thatcher Lincoln Brail and Edgar Calvin Brail are born on their mother's 40th birthday.
2031: Margot announces she's pregnant! Lily Frances and Rupert become grandparents for the first time a year after they became parents for the last time. Margot and Phineas have a little girl whom they name Noah Lark Potts.
The Brail Family:
Lily Frances Brail (41)
Rupert David Brail (41)
with Margot Winter Potts nee Evans [formerly Brail/adopted] (25), married to Phineas Arthur Potts (26), with Noah Lark Potts (nb)
Nigel Jack Brail (22) [inherited]
Hugo Ezra Brail (20) [inherited, twins with Charles]
Charles Oscar Brail (20) [inherited, twins with Hugo]
Evelyn Reid Brial (16)
Hae-Won Alice Brail (15) [adopted]
Ciara Niamh Brail (14)
Felix Roland Brail (12)
Looper Amelia Brail (10)
Beatrice Helene Brail (8) [triplets with Fiona and Henry]
Fiona Agnes Brail (8) [triplets with Beatrice and Henry]
Henry Finn Brail (8) [triplets with Beatrice and Fiona]
Liam Shepard Brail (3) [adopted]
Thatcher Lincoln Brail (1) [twins with Edgar]
Edgar Calvin Brail (1) [twins with Thatcher]
Bethesda the German Shepherd Mix
Gus the Manx Cat
9 biological children
6 adopted children
Wyatt & Kristina Parker
Married at age 23.
Country themed wedding. Honeymoon in Dubai. Moved to Nashville.
Year 1: Your family moves into a mansion (or a really big house)! What does it look like?
Year 2: A friend or family member has a baby girl. What do they name her?
Bree Nicole http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=84be56c
Year 3: Your family goes on vacation. Where do you go to?
Year 4: You adopt boy/girl twins.
Wesley Matthew & Payton Sophia http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=8e563e4
Year 5: Your family moves to a city in Texas. Where do you move to?
Year 6: A close friend dies and leaves his/her 3-year-old son to you and DH. What is the boy's name?
Keyton Thomas http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=542753d
Year 7: Nephew gets married.
Hayden marries Avery.
Year 8: 8, then a 7: You and a family member or friend go into business together. What kind of business do you go into? How does it turn out?
Childrens clothing boutique with sister.
Year 9: You have triplets, two boys and a girl.
Levi Cooper, Ryan Dean, & Harper Elise http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=bb68d93
Year 10: You or one of your family members has a scene in a movie or TV show! What movie/show and what is your roll? Wesley has a role in a family show.
Year 11: A friend or family member has a baby girl. What do they name her?
Layla Hope http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=84be56c
Year 12: Your family adopts a dog and a cat. What breeds are they and what are their names?
Basset Hound & Calico: Rupert & Jilly http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=2af983f
Year 13: Your family moves to a city in Texas. Where do you move to?
Year 14: A friend or family member has a baby boy. What do they name him?
Andrew Mason http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=84be56c
Year 15: Cousin gets married.
Addison marries Connor
Year 16: You have a single baby. Gender is your choice.
Ella Cole http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=c8eecdd
Year 17: Something happens to your home and your family is forced to move in with relatives. How does that work out? How long are you there for? What does your new home look like (if you manage to get one)?
We have a house fire. The space is limited but DH's sister loves having us there. We are there for a few months until we could buy another home. http://easttexashomesandland.com/wp-...stone-home.jpg
Year 18: Your or DH's younger sibling comes to stay with your family. Why are they there and for how long? What significant changes are in your family?
Husbands little brother Lucas and his 5 year old twin girls Signy & Halsey come to stay for 3 months while they search for a home. http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=87365b4
Year 19: You are interviewed on a talk show! What show is it? What did you do to be interviewed?
My clothing store has become famous.
Year 20: Your family gets a cat. What kind of cat and what do you name it?
Siamese: Misha http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...php?st=eb1ad1b
Wyatt & Kristina Parker
Keyton Thomas Parker (17)
Wesley Matthew Parker (16)
Payton Sophia Parker (16)
Levi Cooper Parker (11)
Ryan Dean Parker (11)
Harper Elise Parker (11)
Ella Cole Parker (4)
Clairie Elizabeth & Jude Alexander Matthews
Married in 2020, in a little church in France.
Honeymooned for two weeks in South Africa.
First home: a two-bedroom white chalet in Lugano, Switzerland.
Year 1: Clairie and Jude decide to establish a charity foundation for children and families affected by childhood cancer. The foundation, called Knots of Love, sends woven bracelets and large checks to the children, their families, and research facilities.
Year 2: When Jude, who is in the military, gets transferred, the relatively-newlyweds say good-bye to their Swiss town and move to Liverpool, England. Their new house is a three-bedroom, old, brown stone home surrounded by trimmed green bushes.
Year 3: Clairie and Jude meet a boy called Samson Michael McCartney through Jude's job. He is eighteen, divorced, and living alone. Samson's new girlfriend, though, is pregnant, barely making any money, and has already made it clear that she wants nothing to do with the baby. Clairie and Jude adopt Samson's daughter when she is born, and they call her Skylar Elizabeth Matthews.
Year 4: Clairie, who is a champion equestrian, wins a dressage show. With the winnings of 250,000 pounds, the family is able to fix up their house, donate a good sum to Knots of Love, and help Jude's eighteen-year-old half-sister Johanna Reece Langley out of debt.
Year 5: Jude and Clairie decide to try and have their first biological baby, and when they do they wind up with triplets! Three healthy baby boys are born eight months later. Clairie and Jude call them Chase Michael, Jack Samuel, and Spencer Lucas.
Year 6: The family of six relocates to a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, when Jude is again transferred. The new house is white with blue shutters and has a sprawling yard dotted with oak trees.
Year 7: Clairie's good friend from high school, Breanna Caitlin Hightower, dies in a car crash. When the will was read, Breanna had left her three-year-old son to Clairie. Because nobody knew of the little boy's father or his family, Clairie and Jude fly out to Missouri and adopt Breanna's son. His name is Brayden Joseph Hightower.
Year 8: Clairie unexpectedly gets pregnant. Nine months later, she has twin boys, called Eric James and Henry Peter.
Year 9: Jude finishes serving his military time and the family doesn't have to move. So, they go on a vacation to the beach in Florida and spend days and nights at a resort. Everyone has a great time.
Year 10: Clairie and her neighbor, Nathalie Pennington, start an arts shop in the town. Its name is Pennington's and it sells expensive pens, journals, paint brushes, paints, canvases, the like.
Year 11: Jude's favorite cousin, Colin Hathaway, loses his wife. The family moves to Phoenix, Arizona, to be closer to their family. The new house is light brown sandstone with a red roof. The porch is covered with bright flowers in clay vases.
Year 12: Clairie's friend from Knots of Love, Keira Wylie, dies of very fishy unknown causes. Her husband is nowhere to be found, and neither is her family, so the state of Louisiana lets Clairie and Jude adopt Keira's three-year-old son, Nathan Robert Wylie.
Year 13: Colin Hathaway's daughter, Jessenia Hathaway, has just started preschool when she comes home telling of two kids who sat behind her school and asked the teacher for something to eat. This shocked both families, and the Matthews notified the police. The police found out that the kids, a boy and a girl, were twins being deprived of food by their mother for two weeks. The mother lost custody, and through lots of court cases and hearings Clairie and Jude are able to adopt the twins. The twins are five and named Mitchell Cameron and Allyson Marie.
Year 14: Clairie unexpectedly has identical twin girls! The girls are named Cecilia Mary and Kayla Bridget.
Year 15: The family gets interviewed on a talk show because one-year-old Cecilia took an IQ test and got 157.
Year 16: Clairie and Jude hear, through a friend, about twin boys left on a highway and now in need of a good family. Clairie and Jude adopt the four-week-old boys and call them David Anthony and Cole Brandon.
Year 17: The family is again interviewed on a talk show. This time for having so many kids.
Year 18: Clairie unexpectedly has a son! His name is Noah George.
Year 19: Clairie and Jude try for a daughter and are pregnant for two weeks, and very sadly lose the baby. On a better note, the Knots of Love staff is interviewed on a talk show.
Year 20: Jude and Clairie decide to become foster parents. Their first foster child is a sad, sullen little girl called Lilly Kennedy who opens up into a budding, happy girl after a few weeks.
Skylar Matthews - 18
Brayden Hightower - 17
Chase Matthews, Jack Matthews, and Spencer Matthews - 16
Eric Matthews and Henry Matthews; Mitchell Matthews and Allyson Matthews - 13
Nathan Wylie - 12
Cecilia Matthews and Kayla Matthews; Lilly Kennedy - 6
David Matthews and Cole Matthews - 4
Noah Matthews - 2
DW's name is Savvy Elizabeth Mendler and DH's name is Elliot Isaac Mendler. They were married in 2012 at the age of 20.
2013: Savvy and Elliot being a Charity for Autism Awareness.
2014: Savvy and Elliot move to Berlin, Germany.
2015: Savvy and Elliot move to Miami, Florida.
2016: One of Savvy's close friends, Natalia Russo dies and leaves her 3-year-old son to Savvy and Elliot. His name is Cameron Heath Mendler.
2017: Savvy and Elliot adopt a baby girl named Eloise (Loie) Violet Mendler.
2018: The family adopts a 2-year-old Golden Retriever named Copper.
2019: Savvy and Elliot have boy/girl twins named Flynn Isaac and Klariza Ivy Mendler.
2020: The family adopts a 4-year-old Teacup Labradoodle named Lola.
2021: Savvy and Elliot adopt triplets, two girls and a boy. Their names are Stella Elizabeth, Aria Felicity and Channing River Mendler.
2022: Elliot's great grandmother Pearl passes away and leaves them her home. It is large, beautiful and located outside of Atlanta, GA.
2023: Savvy and Elliot adopt a baby girl named Mollie Pearl (In memory of great grandmother Pearl)
2024: Savvy gets a tattoo on her lower back with a picture of a tiny angel in memory of Natalia.
2025: Savvy and Elliot have twin girls named Katia (Kat) Winslet and Kyrie Natalia Mendler.
2026: Savvy is interviewed on a talk show. It is the Ellen Show and she is interviewed for the charity that she and Elliot founded.
2027: They adopt a baby boy named Cooper Rhys Mendler.
2028: The whole family relocates to Denver, Colorado. They put up great grandmother Pearl's house for sale.
2029: Savvy and Elliot have twin boys named Hudson Finley and Holden Atticus Mendler.
2030: Savvy and Elliot have twin girls named Teddy Harper and Leighton Phoebe Mendler.
2031: Savvy and Elliot have twins, one boy and one girl. They name them Brady Quentin and Bridget Skye Mendler.
2032: They adopt boy/girl twins. They are named Leland Kai and Lucy Fiona Mendler.
After 20 years, the whole family:
DW: Savvy Elizabeth Mendler, 40
DH: Elliot Isaac Mendler, 40
DS#1: Cameron Heath Mendler, 19, adopted
DD#1: Eloise (Loie) Violet Mendler, 16, adopted
DS#2 & DD#2: Flynn Isaac and Klariza Ivy Mendler, 14
DD#3, DD#4 & DS#3: Stella Elizabeth, Aria Felicity and Channing River Mendler, 12, adopted
DD#5: Mollie Pearl Mendler, 10, adopted
DD#6 & DD#7: Katia (Kat) Winslet and Kyrie Natalia Mendler, 8
DS#4: Cooper Rhys Mendler, 6, adopted
DS#5 & DS#6: Hudson Finley and Holden Atticus Mendler, 4
DD#8 & DD#9: Teddy Harper and Leighton Phoebe Mendler, 3
DS#7 & DD#10: Brady Quentin and Bridget Skye Mendler, 2
DS#8 & DD#11: Leland Kai and Lucy Fiona Mendler, 8 months, adopted