Generation Reese Episode 33- The silver lining…

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 Mom and dad moved out in the middle of the night. They found a nice house just up the road. Morgan still lives in our childhood house. He refuses to leave. No worries because the house is completely paid for and our parents still pay the bills. He is so spoiled, I swear. Lindsey was extremely upset after Tarik left. She tried her hardest to reconcile to no avail. Eventually little Ivy will meet her father. Until, that day it is his loss. Mikaela moved back in with us a day or so before my birthday. She and Merle were having marital problems. It was so bad that Little Clary began to stress eat.  I’m no sure what was going on with Merle. Either way it was good to have everyone together again.

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Lindsey threw me an amazing birthday party. It was a big surprise. I didn’t want to really celebrate especially after what happened with Tarik and Lindsey. However, she refused to let the day pass without putting something together. She has a knack for it.

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Now that I am older, I can see my mother more and more in my face. Dad’s genes are ever-present, but Mom’s genes are stronger. Even Morgan looks like her which is awesome. All of the grandchildren resemble her as well. Lindsey said, ” You know what’s crazy, Wed. Even our descendants look like mom down to her dark hair and skin.” Mom is getting older now and I know that she is not going to live forever.

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My nieces Clary and Mandy finally met. They seemed to hit it off instantly. I believe that all of the grandchildren are going to be as close as my sibs and I are. Family is so important to mom especially after her parents died. She decided to raise all of us first generation Reese’s to love one another. We rarely fight unless its over food. Even then it is not that’s serious.

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Just seeing us all together is wonderful. Now that we are all older and for the most part successful. We are the first generation of the Reese family from Sunset Valley. The second generation is growing rapidly. I wonder that they will accomplish.

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Merle drank a little too much juice and staggered over to the jelly bean plant by the door. I guess the jelly beans look so good that he had to try them. Mom warned us to stay away from this plant but, I guess that slipped his mind.

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He caught on fire a few minutes later. All that was left was a pile of ash on the ground.

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Sadly Clary witnessed the entire thing. She stood crying her eyes out in the living room.

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Dad started to cry as well when he saw Clary crying.

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Morgan sobbed as well.

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Death appeared which made everyone cry even more.

Merle did not look upset or scared when he faced death.

He just followed him with a smile on his face.

That was Merle for you.

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We stood in silence in complete shock.

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There was nothing that dad could say to us so he did not say anything. We all just hugged one another and the party ended.

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Ivy learned how to walk that night. Lindsey held her close and cried. Sadly, Merle was not present.

He would have started dancing then walked into the room and tickled little Ivy.

Little Ivy will never know her awesome Uncle Merle.

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I decided that I needed a change. So….this is what I came up with. It’s the best way for me to cope.

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I miss Merle so much. He made sure to come see me even though we barely saw one another.

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I put on my cap and gown choking back tears.

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We all rode in my car to city hall for the graduation ceremony.

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I’m glad that it was a dreary day and not sunny.

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It was easier for all of us to cope.

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We took the time to take a family picture. Two generations together is truly a blessing.

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Lindsey made Clary her favorite Vegetarian Dim Sum when we came home.

She wanted to cheer her up.

It worked.

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Meanwhile, Mikaela played with Ivy who was having a good time.

They both bonded together now that Mikaela is unemployed.

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Clary glanced outside and saw a lady walking towards our door carrying a basket.

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She rang the doorbell requesting to speak to Mikaela. Little did we know that Mikaela had gone to the adoption agency. She wanted to extend her family further, but every pregnancy test that she took revealed a negative result. Merle was against adoption even though he was adopted into our family.

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Mikaela crouched down to pick up the boy. It was little boy. So, she named him Jase.

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Jase fell right into the family so quickly once he came inside. He bonded with Ivy instantly.

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Ivy saw Mikaela and abandoned her blocks to go to see. These two are seriously inseparable.

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This is a close up of little Jase. He is such a sweetie pie and a charmer.

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The best part is that Clary has fallen in love with her baby brother.

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Mikaela worried about her reaction to Jase since she had been an only child for so long.

Yet, she hugged him immediately.

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I think that they are going to be so close just like Mikaela was with Randi, Mike and Merle.

Anyways,

I am doing a lot better so I will keep you posted.

Later,

Wednesday

Generation 2 episode 32 Revisiting a few Reeses

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I am going to be an aunt for the third time now that Kerry is pregnant with the third , second generation Reese.

Something tells me that a little boy is on the way, but in this family you never know.

Either way I am excited.

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Mike is a proud papa to be.

He called mom and dad as soon as the news broke.

They were thrilled.

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Lindsey was completely oblivious to their love fest as she played with magic nearby.

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Lindsey does not seem the least bit worried or stressed about the new baby.

Mom always says that Lin has a one track mind.

If she chooses not to have kids then that is okay.

Me? I hope that she does.

I want to see what her children with Tarik will look like.

Our family has two dominant features dark hair and light eyes.

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Mikey and Kerry moved out even after Lindsey set up a nursery in their room for them.

I guess they wanted some privacy not like Lin or anyone butted in on their business.

Yet, I respect their decision.

Growing up with six other siblings will make anyone a bit claustrophobic.

Lindsey respected their decision and cleaned out the room once they left.

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Later when Lindsey went to the gym she met up with grandma Yumi and Sam.

Yumi is doing well, dating and partying.

Sam on the other hand is still a loner. He never really recovered after dad married my mom.

Still not sure why.

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 Lindsey ran to Miranda’s house before she went home.

Serena crawled over to her immediately with a smile on her little face.

Something about that moment changed everything.

She felt like something was missing…in her marriage, in her life.

I tried to get her to elaborate but, she wouldn’t.

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She went outside to get some air and all this portal appeared.

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Not one to pass up an opportunity, Lin went through it.

She found herself in a little place called Oasis Landing.

At first sight it was fabulous like Elysium.

Science thought of everything possible to make life smoother.

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She came upon one of a woman named Angela who I assume is a great, great , great…etc grandchild of Lindsey.

Ang was so happy to see Lindsey that she did not want to let her go.

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Angela is the mother of a brood like mom’s.

She has five children which I assumed is a legacy in the Reese family.

Thanks mom!!!

Well, those children are Zachary, Alfred, Ricky , Waylon and Cathleen.

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They all were excited to see Lindsey as well.

The family resemblance is uncanny.

I can totally see Tarik in all of them.

Our family is genetically predisposed to have dark hair.

I guess is traveled all through the generations regardless of who married whom.

Yet, Alfred was born with blond hair so I guess there are a few recessive genes swimming around.

Then again, Sam does have brown hair so…

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Lindsey created something called a plumbot.

Its a bit of a work in progress.

Needless to say she named it Arthur and went to work on it.

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So when it was time to come home, guess who tagged along.

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Lindsey was home for less than hour before she pounced on Tarik.

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Me, I was too busy doing my hair to pay attention to all the commotion going on.

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We all sat together at breakfast.

Tarik was a good mood.

I wonder why? LOL

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I went over to Mike’s house to meet my little niece Mandy.

She is so adorable and extremely bright.

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Mikey was so glad to see me when I came over.

I think that out of all of us. He is going to follow suit and have a brood like mom.

Lind said that he was the most proactive in the family with all the younger kids.

He spent a lot of time with us , playing and getting us together.

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When I came home everything was so quiet in the house.

Tarik and Lin were not speaking to one another.

It was weird.

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Tarik left for work and all of a sudden there was Lindsey standing downstairs rubbing her belly in tears.

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Maybe this is what they call a midlife crisis.

Accept Tarik is in his early thirties so, I’m not sure what is going on.

Nor can I understand the villainous new look that he adopted.

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Arthur and his little sprite were having fun upstairs.

I really want a sprite now.

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Classes were cancelled due to the psychotic snowstorm so I went out and started snowboarding.

I am a badass at it.

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Lindsey decided that we all should take a family photo. So all of sudden it was mom, dad, me, Morgan is Tarik posing like models in this tiny booth.

Lindsey begged mom and dad to move in with her.

They agreed.

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As soon as they came over, they both decided it was time for a change.

So poof!!!!

Here is the aftermath.

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The next morning Tarik and Lindsey laid in bed thinking about their marriage.

Lindsey suggested that they both dream about family.

Once it was all over there was tension in the air.

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Lindsey decided that this was the moment to reveal the truth.

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” Sweetie , I’m pregnant,” she replied.

His reaction was not she was expecting.

” What,” Tarik snapped, ” why the hell would you. You knew that I did not want kids.”

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” Are you serious,’ she says, ” you were the one who said lets have kids. I want kids.”

” Don’t put this on me”, he spat back.

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” GET OUT”, Lindsey cried.

Just like that Tarik was gone.

They filed for divorce a little after that.

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Dad made waffles for breakfast to calm the dark mood in the air.

Its awesome sitting down for dinner with mom and dad.

We haven’t done this since I was a little kid.

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That night I had to get ready for prom.

Everything had to be perfect down to my make up.

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Meanwhile, Lindsey and mom discussed pregnancy.

Mom was pregnant four times.

Each pregnancy was a different in its own way.

Her pregnancy with me was the easiest.

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Here I am in my prom dress.

Its a couture number that Lindsey brought back from Oasis landing complete with futuristic shoes.

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Lindsey’s baby started kicking like a rockette.

Mom swears that the baby is a girl.

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Lindsey sat down to a read a baby book when her water broke.

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She waddled to the car and drove to the hospital.

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Daryl was outside when Lin arrived.

He started freaking out that she was in pain.

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Tarik came running into the hospital. He stayed by Lindsey side until she delivered a healthy baby girl who she named Ivy.

Ivy is the fourth grandchild born into the 2nd generation of Reese girls.

She joins Clary, Serena and Mandy.

I wonder what I’ll have when I have a kid.

What will Sam or Morgan have?

Only time will tell.

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Tarik rode home in the taxi with Lindsey.

I guess he assumed that she would invite him in but, no.

He stood outside in the snow for almost an hour before leaving.

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Here is sweet Ivy sleeping in her new crib.

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Mom was the first face that Ivy saw in the morning.

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She took her out for a stroll.

Ivy was having a ball.

Well, I’ll keep you updated guys…

Later,

Peace Out,

Wednesday Reese.

Lin went into labor a few minutes after this.

 

Generation Reese S2 Episode 27: Back to school

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Miranda started craving crazy foods like ice cream and grilled cheese at 2 in the morning.

I had my suspicions that she was secretly pregnant but, who am I to out anyone.

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Low and behold, Randi woke up a few hours later and….

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Yep, she is preggo.

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It was at this moment that she decided to buy a house with Gage.

I’m going to miss her so much but, it was for the best.

She’ll still be invited to all the parties either way.

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I went out scouting for venues.

I plan on getting married after graduation so it was high time that I got a head start.

I went out to the beach and saw Morgan.

He was a teenager now and a tad bit insane.

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We started catching up on good times.

I really missed him, Wed , mom and dad.

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It was good talking to him.

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Wednesday decided to move in with us.

She wanted to be away from home now that Morgan has gone crazy.

Plus mom and dad needed to enjoy life.

We all were a ton of work for all those years.

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She let me braid pigtails into her hair..

It is weird having a baby sister after years of older sibs.

I was the baby for a while until Preston came along.

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Wednesday sat down to read the paper.

She reminds me of me when I was her air.

Its so weird.

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I took Clary out for a stroll and spent a little time with her little butt.

She cried when I was leaving but, I had to go back to school.

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Sophomore year was calling me.

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So I kissed her goodbye , picked up my suitcase and jetted.

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The first thing I did when I arrived back at school was upgrade the keg outside of the Sorority house.

My roomies drink like fish.

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I went out to the comic book shop to play a video game.

Some of the guys tried to talk to me but, I’m with Tarik.

I love him so much.

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I love my sweet purple car.

It looks so awesome , tearing up the road like a beast.

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Outside of my class window I noticed a group of people standing together like some sort of Benetton ad.

I snapped this pic with phone.

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I swear my professor is some sort of wack job.

He totally made us have class outside in the pouring rain.

Kudos to whomever invented the umbrella.

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Too bad my other classmates left theirs.

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After class, I went to the library and not a soul was there.

Mom and Miranda told me stories of the library being packed 24/7.

I guess since everyone has a laptop or a tablet no one feels the need to leave their rooms.

I got a lot of studying done.

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I went home and made veggie rolls.

The girls told me they missed my cooking.

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Summer was gone a few weeks after I came back.

I wore my cupcake dress one last time for old times sake.

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I went to my room and tried on a few outfits.

This is an example of one of my creations.

I call it hipster goth chick.

Lets just say I never wore it on campus.

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My professor did not show up for class so I took over.

I taught everyone what I knew about alchemy.

Too bad only one girl showed up for class.

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I cooked dinner for the dorm that night. I think I made either chili con carne or veggie chili.

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Then I went outside to study a skeleton.

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I tried to rake up leaves but, became way too tired.

Phew!! that was a lot of work.

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I threw a pool party.

It was a last hurrah for summer.

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Everyone enjoyed the food.

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I was so happy to Tarik.

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Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.

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Everyone went home with smiles on their faces.

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One partier stayed behind literally crying a river for his girlfriend.

She died this morning which was so tragic.

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I sat down and studied a bit.

My roomies sat down to join me for a bit before going to bed.

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Tarik invited me to his party.

It just an excuse to see me which was awesome.

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I took some time to lounge on a raft by the pool.

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I met up with Tarik for a bit after class.

We chatted a bit.

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I cast a fire blast on the lawn and set a small blaze.

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Rather than call the fire department my roomies came out and freaked.

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I was able to put it out.

The insurance company gave us a 300,000 dollar check for the damage.

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We decided to have a water balloon fight.

My finals are coming so I have to sign out but, so far so good.