Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lowell College: Spring 2038

Spring 2038 - Juniors: Anthony Cooke, Paul Ottomas, Brittany Parker; Sophomores: Clara Long, Anjali Ramaswami, Padma Ramaswami.

Anjali has always been studious, but now that she's officially a physics major, she's studying even more.

Monday, August 30, 2010

family affair

February 2038 - Anne and James Smith are 37, George is 13, John and Tom are 9, Jamie is 6, Alex is 4 (Justin Kim and Meg Stanton are 14, Riley Wilder is 13).

Alex loves playing with his big brothers and sister, and with four older siblings, there's always someone to play with.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

can't buy me love

November 2037 - Andrew Larrea and Emma Ottomas are 24 (Peter Ottomas is 55, Samantha Ottomas is 54, Sophie Ottomas and Christopher Seiff are 24).

Andrew was recently promoted at the law firm, and he used his bonus to put a down payment on a large house in Forest Hills. The morgage is a bit more expensive than he and Emma can afford, but he and Emma have admired this house for years.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lowell College: Fall 2037

Fall 2037 - Juniors: Anthony Cooke, Paul Ottomas, Brittany Parker; Sophomores: Clara Long, Anjali Ramaswami, Padma Ramaswami.

Anthony and Anjali spend a lot of time studying together in the Goode Observatory. Anthony is a physics major, and Anjali is planning to declare physics in the spring.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


August 2037 - Andrea and Randy London are 40, Georgia is 12.

Andrea and Randy buy a vacation home on Twikkii Island, and they go on vacation at the beginning of August.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

happy birthday to you

I've decided to start doing birth announcements to help keep track of what's going on in the neighborhood. I'm still deciding how to do them. Since I have three babies born in a four month period, I put all of them in the same update. We'll see if I keep grouping them like this, but I think this way is efficient but not too confusing.

ETA: Yay for bigger photos!


May 2037 - Jenny Johnson is 35, Meg Stanton is 13.

Jenny's Closet is doing really well. She has a good eye for fashion, and she keeps the store stocked with the latest styles and trends.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lowell College: Spring 2037

Spring Semester 2037 - Sophomores: Anthony Cooke, Paul Ottomas, Brittany Parker; Freshmen: Clara Long, Anjali Ramaswami, Padma Ramaswami.

After all of the drama last semester, Padma has been trying to avoid boy drama. Plus her course load is a little heavier this semester, so she and her sister have been spending a lot of time in the library.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

boy crazy

February 2037 - Sandy Fairchild is 52; Ellie, Christian Andrews, and Meg Stanton are 13; Isaiah Gavigan is 12.

Most afternoons Meg has to babysit her younger sisters, but when she's free they meet at the Lowell  College student center after school.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

precious things

November 2036 - Jack Cooper is 34, Jillian Cooper is 33, Jackson is 8, Rachel is 6, Piper is 3.

Jillian quit her job as a kindergarten teacher at the end of the last school year to be a stay-at-home mother. Instead of going to daycare, Piper spends the day at home with her mom. Jillian loves spending the day with her baby girl. When Jackson and Rachel were toddlers, she was constantly exhausted from taking care of them and baby Piper. She was relieved when they got older and more independent. But now Jackson and Rachel are in school all day, and Jillian enjoys every second taking care of her youngest.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Lowell College: Fall 2036

Fall Semester 2036 - Sophomores: Anthony Cooke, Paul Ottomas, Brittany Parker; Freshmen: Clara Long, Anjali Ramaswami, Padma Ramaswami.

"So are you worried about Anjali and Clara starting at Lowell this year?" asks Paul.

"No, why would I be worried?" replies Anthony.

"Wasn't there a lot of drama between the three of you?"

"That was over a year ago. Things are fine now."

Anthony is a serious kid. He's a lot more concerned about figuring out his logic ball than any potential drama.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

i know where the summer goes

August 2036 - Benjamin Long is 45, Elizabeth Long is 39, Christopher and Margaret are 9, Clara is 18.

It's August, and the Longs are trying to fill the month with fun things before school starts. Benjamin and Elizabeth are too busy at work to take the kids on vacation, but there are great hiking trails within walking distance of their house.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


May 2036 - Robert Stanton is 36; Meg, Christian Andrews, and Justin Kim are 12; Libby is 7; Jodie and Sadie are 4.

Meg has started spending a lot of time in the bathroom admiring herself in the mirror and putting on makeup. Her mother helped her pick out a new wardrobe and gave her a makeover in honor of her starting seventh grade.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

buildings and mountains

February 2036 - Cynthia and Robert Kim are 39; Justin Kim, Christian Andrews, and Aimee Wheeler are 12; Julie Kim is 2.

For years Cynthia, Robert, and Justin Kim were the stars of a sci-fi TV show. When the show was cancelled, and Cynthia, Robert, and Justin spent the next few years traveling between the city and Takemizu Village. But after Julie was born, Cynthia and Robert decided they should settle down in Providence. They bought a beautiful home in the Forest Hills neighborhood.

Robert loves living out in the country. They have an enormous house and yard. The house includes an underground garage, a basketball course, a swimming pool, and a sauna.

Cynthia likes the quiet and the isolation because it helps her write. A few years ago she sold her first book, a science fiction novel called Contact, and she's working on a sequel called Invasion.

Monday, August 9, 2010

legal man

November 2035 - Andrew Larrea and Emma Ottomas are 22, Jack Cooper is 33.

Andrew graduated from Lowell College last spring with a psychology degree, and now he's pursuing a career as a lawyer. Right now he's a paralegal for Cooper and Associates, but he's hoping to start handling his own cases soon.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

you've got a friend in me

August 2035 - Emma and Sophie Ottomas, Andrew Larrea, and Christopher Seiff are 22.

Emma and Sophie graduated from college in June, and they opened a toy store. They named it Dora's Toy Box after their grandmother.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


May 2035 - Julien and Melissa Cooke are 47, Anthony is 17, Adrien is 5, Clara Long and Anjali Ramaswami are 16.

Adrien is in kindergarten this year, and Anthony is a senior in high school. It's the last year before Anthony goes to college, and he's been trying to spend a lot of time with Adrien before he leaves.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

down on the farm

February 2035 - Caroline and Charlie Wilder are 33, Riley is 10, Laura is 6, Michael is 2, Andrew is twelve months.

Winter is a quiet time on the farm. The last of the crops were harvested months ago, and the apple trees are dormant. The only farm chore is taking care of the compost bin so they'll have plenty of fertilizer in the spring.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

you and I

November 2034 - Sheila and Tommy Ottomas are 24, Katie is four months.

Tommy and Sheila moved into their first house last spring, shortly before the birth of their daughter Katie. She has her mother's blonde hair and light blue eyes.

Monday, August 2, 2010

living life

August 2034 - Andrew Carter and Kate Myers are 32, Harper is 9, Avery is 2.

Andrew and Kate move into their first house this summer. They don't have enough furniture for such a large place, so it's still pretty empty. But it's still wonderful to have a real house and a yard instead of a cramped city apartment.