The Holmes Family
Piper Holly Holmes (nee Cromwell)  & Leo Brian Holmes 
Piper has Brown Hair and Brown Eyes; Piper is a Chef.
Leo has Dirty Blonde Hair and Green Eyes; Leo is a Doctor.
Year 1 - 2015
Piper  and Leo 
My best friend Alyssa Phoebe Mirella [nee Llano] had just had her first baby with her husband, Julian Cole Mirella, they had a baby boy and I've proud to be his godmother. The only issue is well, after a lot of not so calm yelling and disagreeing about what to pick for the first name of their child, Alyssa wants to name him James and Julian wants to name him William, yet they can't agree to compromise. They ask me to name him, and I'm stunned, in the end though, I know just the name for him. In the end, both Alyssa and Julian were very happy with welcoming Milo James William Mirella.
Not long after Milo's birth, Leo and I take a chance to think about expanding our own future and decide to move out of our little one bedroom apartment and decide to buy our first home together. It isn't some huge mansion or anything like that, just a small single story home with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. It also has a half-bathroom and the home is a wonderful colonial with semi-modern furnishings. It even has a decent backyard with a white picket fence, I'll have room to plant a garden for my herbs and vegetables, even a fruit tree. Plus we can fit a play set when the time is right of course.
Year 2 - 2016
Piper  and Leo ; with Wyatt 
Now that we've moved into our new little home and things are going so well between Leo and I, not to mention the feelings that pull inside of me whenever I go out with Alyssa and Milo, or when Leo and I babysit him so Alyssa and Julian can get a break here and there. It doesn't take us very long into trying to get pregnant and Leo and I are thrilled. We find out we're welcoming a baby boy and that he is perfectly. We paint the nursery a light blue, it's a little traditional but Leo loves it, and surround it with clouds as well. The furniture is all hand made by Leo, he spent his summers through high school and college working as a carpenter to make spare cash and save up for med school, and it is wonderful. The pregnancy isn't too bad. My morning sickness only lasted for the first three months and I didn't have any too weird cravings. Though, I wanted cherry soda and fried pickles constantly in my second trimester. Alas, it was all worth it when on January 8th, 2015 we welcomed Wyatt Miles Holmes. He's got blonde hair and oddly enough, blue eyes. A diversion probably from Leo's green eyes and my father's blue eyes.
I've taken some time of leave from the restaurant I was working at, Quake, when Wyatt was born. I want to cherish this time with my child, though we were a little worried about our finances, and I was concerned about my career. In the end though, I know we're making the right choice for us. Thankfully though, at the best of times Leo came though like he always does and got quite the promotion. His hours will be more regulated now, though he'll have more of them. It is a good honor for him in his career as a doctor and it will drive him further along his path to be quite the savior. I'm just glad not to be worrying too much about the mortgage.
Year 3 - 2017
Piper  and Leo ; with Wyatt 
Of course, with Leo's new promotion last year came a lot of notoriety. A major hospital in Chicago, Illinois has offered him a position a step up from where he was at his current hospital and a well upgrade in pay. I'm a little worried about being away from our family and our close friends, but well, an opportunity like this may not present itself for another five or six years for Leo and so we take it. It's only three hours away anyway, just one long drive. We get a house very similar to our last one. Once more it is a single story, it has three bedrooms in it, but this time it it has a full bathroom for every bedroom and two half-bathrooms in the home. Not to mention the kitchen is bolstered to holy hell with all kinds of kickass appliances in a modern home. I just hope we're making the right choice.
In accordance to his new, very high paycheck, Leo and I decide to splurge on ourselves, Leo is a car junkie. His father worked as a mechanic and they would fix up cars together. So, with the influx of extra cash the past two years I stuck a little of the extra from it into a savings account and with it now we're purchasing the special gift to ourselves. After all, what is the point of working hard if you don't get to enjoy it every once in awhile. We end up picking a BMW, not a convertible, something on the larger side with enough room for a family. Leo is thrilled with it and I can say, I am to.
Year 4 - 2018
Piper  and Leo ; with Wyatt  & Chris  + Kit [German Shepard, 0]
Leo and I didn't want to wait too long in between having out children and so a few months before Wyatt's second birthday we decided to start trying and once more we're pregnant in an instant. We're both very pleased, although, this pregnancy was a little harder on me. I'm expecting another boy and we make the choice to set it so he and Wyatt will be sharing a room. Though, for the first month he'll be staying in our bedroom so we can watch him and take care of him for early morning feedings. We've already got his names picking out as we're naming him for my paternal grandfather and Leo's father. The pregnancy like I said, was very hard for me. I spent a full five months of the pregnancy puking my guts out morning, noon and night. Wyatt is constantly upset that I can't play with him as I'm on bed rest often or vomiting. I also have the weirdest cravings for jelly and salami sandwiches and I can't even touch my favorite tomato soup without gagging. I'm very thankful when a half a month early we welcome on June 14th, 2018 we welcomed Christian "Chris" Philip Holmes. He's got my brown hair and Leo's green eyes. Wyatt is very excited to be a big brother.
Oddly enough, despite having a squalling colicky newborn at home Leo decides that it would be in our family's best interest that Christmas to come home with a puppy. I'm not that happy with him, but Wyatt is thrilled to bits to have a puppy and we do have the fenced in area for him and everything. I get over it when I look into those big puppy dog eyes. The dog turns out to be a German Shepard puppy and she is quite friendly, after some back and forth we name her Kit. She's a sweet and beloved addition to our family.
Year 5 - 2019
Piper  and Leo ; with Wyatt  & Chris  + Kit [German Shepard, 1]
We make the choice last year to go on a family vacation. We decide on Ireland as we both have family roots there. The kids aren't really old enough to appreciate it, but we'll take plenty of pictures to commemorate the event and all of the fun we'll have, the places we'll see. Maybe we can get back there and other place later. For now, Leo and I will mostly enjoy the trip, when the kids aren't causing too much of a fuss. Though, we leave them with a babysitter one night to go have a romantic dinner several nights into the trip. It's wonderful. Of course, sadly we couldn't take Kit with us and so left her with Alyssa, Julian and Milo. The trip itself ends after a week of well ended fun and we're glad to head back home to some normal routine.
After our vacation, and well, my dislike for working for other people, I decide to open up my own little gourmet store, Charmed. Filled with and selling fresh, local ingredients and goods. Not to mention we're selling fresh soups, baked goods and other things of that nature. It'll be a little rough at first, lots of hours, but I can watch the kids while working there and the rent on the space is nice, Leo helps me set up, do repairs and make customizations to the place. We're starting to gather some followers and customers, especially after a popular organic blogger writes about us and raves about his love for our goods and a love for our fresh handpies.
Year 6 - 2020
Piper  and Leo ; with Wyatt , Chris , Hunter , Logan  & Jackson  + Kit [German Shepard, 2]
Well, Leo and I are in for a little more than we expected. Well, technically three more things than we expected. Yup, we're currently expecting triplets. Another three little boys, I'm completely shocked as we weren't even trying to have another child yet. Now we're expecting another three of them, of course, we're excited about them as well, we're just a little nervous. We'll keep Wyatt and Chris in their shared room and for now, our triplet boys will be taking the second bedroom. Thankfully, the rooms are on the bigger side in the house. Thankfully, the pregnancy is quick and I get to my c-section date healthfully and on March 20th, 2020 we welcomed Hunter Aaron Holmes, Logan Matthew Holmes and Jackson Leo Holmes. They're all kinds of perfect, Hunter has brown hair and green eyes while Logan has blonde hair and green eyes and Jackson has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Not long after I give birth to the triplets, I get call from my younger half-sister Rose Paige Mattel, or well, soon to be McHayle, that's right, my baby sister is getting married and despite just recently having triplets she would like me to help her organize her wedding and of course, to be her bridesmaid. It is really stressful, you know along with running a shop, taking care of a four year old, a two year old and three newborns and I almost lose it multiple times, thankfully, my father Victor comes and stays with us to help me with the kids and some of the store things. He doesn't help too much with Rose's wedding as she's my sister through my mother, his ex-wife. Somehow, I manage to get it all worked out in the end though and Rose has the most beautiful wedding to her beau, Kerr Kyle McHayle.
Year 7 - 2021
Piper  and Leo ; with Wyatt , Chris , Hunter , Logan  & Jackson  + Kit [German Shepard, 3]
Things have taken off recently at my shop, so much so that we've been seeing quite the drastic raise in revenue. In a very large way that Leo and I are just about floored. There is so much money being raked in that we don't know what to do with it. Though of course, we take the chance to look and plan. We're allocating finances into different plots and accounts with plans for things like hopefully a move in the near future and an opening up of a second location of Charmed as it is doing just so well, one in another area that could help us perhaps bring in even more.
So, we of course do just that. We've taken the money and invested it into a second store opening up a little further away from us. We've got more reliable employees and just about everything we could look for in a second location. Of course, with the hype of the first location we're getting lots of recognition and when Charmed 2 opens up tons of bloggers flood in and take the time to enjoy, oh and write all about it. Suddenly, both stores heat up like crazy and we're just inundated with business. I couldn't be more thrilled.
Year 8 - 2022
Piper  and Leo ; with Wyatt , Chris , Hunter , Logan  & Jackson  + Kit [German Shepard, 4]
Well, it would seem I've found myself in a similar bind as I was seven years ago, after quite the long wait, Alyssa and Julian are welcoming their second child together. A little girl, and they're having a similar issue, they just can't decide on a name and they want us to step in, or well, mostly me to help them out. Alyssa likes Daniella and Julian wants Bethany. It is quite the honor, but a little stressful. I give it some time and in the end, come up with what I think is the perfect name, Madison Dana Elizabeth Mirella. Alyssa and Julian adore it and write it down on the birth certificate in an instant. They're a darling family with little Maddie and Milo.
Between making all of this extra money with both set ups of Charmed and Leo's career as a doctor, we end up making the choice to move houses into something that makes a little more sense for a family of our size. We end up with out first two-story home, the place was lovely and being sold at a very low price as the previous owners were going through quite the divorce and just wanted the property gone. It's got eight, yes eight bedrooms with ten bathrooms, three half-bathrooms and it is amazing. Furnished impeccably and just wondrous. We move in right away and I love it.
Year 9 - 2023
Piper  and Leo ; with Wyatt , Chris , Hunter , Logan , Jackson  & Flora  + Kit [German Shepard, 5] & Melisande [Siamese, 0]
Well, it would seem we bought the house in just the right time. We're expecting another child, this time our first little girl and we're all, but thrilled to be welcoming her into our hearts and our home. She'll be a perfect angel, I'm sure of it. Plus, it'll be nice to have something to even out all the damn testosterone in the house. God help me in ten years when I'll have five teen age boys in the house at once, thank goodness there is thirteen bathrooms in the house. This pregnancy is smooth and swift, no cravings at all. In fact, I actually had extra energy through all of this and got a lot of it done. On October 29th, 2023 we welcomed Flora Paige Holmes. She's a near mini me of me, with her lovely brown locks and brown eyes.
In addition to our bouncing baby girl Flora, we've welcomed another little lady into our home. A little female kitten. She's the sweetest thing, a gift from my sister Rose. It's a little poor time wise since we've got so many young children and a newborn, but so is life. We name her Melisande and she's a Siamese.
Year 10 - 2024
Piper  and Leo ; with Wyatt , Chris , Hunter , Logan , Jackson  & Flora  + Kit [German Shepard, 6] & Melisande [Siamese, 1]
This year is a year of duel expenses and luxurious things for us Holmes. We take a family trip this time in the hopes that now that Wyatt and Chris are older, they'll maybe remember more, though more than likely not and there is little chance that Hunter, Logan, Jackson or Flora will remember the trip, but that isn't what matters in the end. What matters is all of us being together for each other and having a good time in the moment. A horde of fun. They go to Germany and explore for two weeks. We nearly get lost multiple times, but it s a fun adventure.
We purchase another car this year. A Porsche, Leo nearly loses it. He's so very excited about the car and of course, Wyatt adores it as well seeing as he's started to take up Leo's fascination with cars. Reading the magazines with him and going to a few shows as well. I'm glad they're sharing something so important between them. Hopefully when Chris gets older he'll join in, all of the kids.
Year 11 - 2025
Piper  and Leo ; with Wyatt , Chris , Hunter , Logan , Jackson  & Flora  + Kit [German Shepard, 7] & Melisande [Siamese, 2]
Well, It would seem I am the woman to be. My older sister, Shannon Prudence Cromwell (formerly Jessup and formerly Sheridan) is getting married to her past childhood sweetheart Theodore Andy Westley Trudeau. Of course, she wants me to be her maid of honor and as well, she wants me to help her plan the whole damn wedding. I'm a little worried, but a lot less than when I planned Rose's wedding as the kids are older now and all, but Flora will be in school. The wedding reception is beautiful in the end and it is wonderful to see my sister with her true love.
Speaking of the wonderful life of true love, I've once more been given a chance to help name a bright new life. Thankfully, it isn't another of Alyssa and Julian's brood as they've stopped with just two little darlings. No, this time my sister Rose and her husband Kerr have had their second bundle of joy. A little boy to join big sister, Kat Tamora McHayle. The issue is, they just can't think of a name, and they don't like anything yet. So, they've asked for my help. I take some time to think and end up with Richard Van Ari McHayle. Thankfully, they love it. Plus, I've got the most adorable little nugget of a nephew to join my niece, and my other nephew and niece and soon to be nephew, Brenden Antonio Bane Cromwell-Jessup, Patience Monroe Cromwell-Sheridan and Andrew "Andy" Jack Rowan Trudeau.
Year 12 - 2026
Piper  and Leo ; with Wyatt , Chris , Hunter , Logan , Jackson  Melinda , Flora , Warren  & Jensen  + Kit [German Shepard, 8] & Melisande [Siamese, 3]
We decide with the business doing so well, and Leo's job taking such a ware on him and his tine with the kids for Leo to retire from his well done career as a doctor, instead he's decided to work art time at a private college as a visiting assistant professor. The money is too much, but the hours suit him and Leo adores working with students who want to one day become doctors or have a general interest in Biology. During one of his breaks, we decide to take the family on a trip to Spain and to the United Kingdom. We enjoy traveling, tasting new cuisine, seeing museums and other works of art. It'll all be lovely. This time for sure, Wyatt and Chris will remember. Just to be sure, and for the younger kids, I make a scrapbook, just like all our other vacations.
Tragedy has struck, my close friend, Daniel "Dan" Vaughn Gordon, only one under Alyssa, and his wife, Marie Hallie Gordon, were killed in a car accident. They had three young children who I have been left custody to. Their four year old daughter Melinda Danielle Gordon, two year old son Warren Piper Gordon and one year old son Jensen Gregory Gordon. Melinda has blonde hair and blue eyes, Warren has brown hair and blue eyes and Jensen has brown hair and green eyes. Of course, we say yes and take custody, adopting them. We make some renovations to the house and change my at home office into a bedroom, that way Melinda can have her own and just Warren and Jensen will share one. After a couple of months debate we also make the logical choice and make a legal change to the kids last names from Gordon to Gordon-Holmes. If they desire, when they're older we'll pay for it to be changed. For now, they're ours and we'll love them just as much as our other children.
The Holmes Family
DH: Leo Brian Holmes  [College Professor] [Dirty Blonde Hair and Green Eyes]
DW: Piper Holly Homes (nee Cromwell)  [Restauranteur] [Brown Hair and Brown Eyes]
DS: Wyatt Miles Holmes  [Blonde Hair and Blue Eyes]
DS: Christian "Chris" Philip Holmes  [Brown Hair and Green Eyes]
DS: Hunter Aaron Holmes  [Brown Hair and Green Eyes]
DS: Logan Matthew Holmes  [Blonde Hair and Green Eyes]
DS: Jackson Leo Holmes  [Blonde Hair and Blue Eyes]
DAD: Melinda Danielle Gordon-Holmes  [Blonde Hair and Blue Eyes]
DD: Flora Paige Homes  [Brown Hair and Brown Eyes]
DAS: Warren Piper Gordon-Holmes  [Brown Hair and Blue Eyes]
DAS: Jensen Gregory Gordon-Holmes  [Brown Hair and Green Eyes]
Dog: Kit [German Shepherd, 8]
Cat: Melisande [Siamese, 3]
Leo and Piper Holmes; with Wyatt, Chris, Hunter, Logan, Jackson, Melinda, Flora, Warren & Jensen + Kit & Melisande
The Mirella Family
DH: Julian Cole Mirella  [Black Hair and Blue Eyes]
DW: Alyssa Phoebe Mirella (nee Llano)  [Brown Hair and Brown Eyes]
DS: Milo James William Mirella  [Brown Hair and Blue Eyes]
DD: Madison Dana Elizabeth Mirella  [Black Hair and Brown Eyes]
Julian and Alyssa Mirella; with Milo & Madison
The Cromwell/Trudeau/Jessup Family
DW: Shannon Prudence Cromwell-Trudeau (formerly Jessup)  [Black Hair and Green Eyes]
Ex-DH: Bane Antonio Jessup  [Black Hair and Brown Eyes]
Ex-DH: Lochlan Monro Jacques Sheridan  [Blonde Hair and Blue Eyes]
DH: Theodore Andy Westley Trudeau  [Black Hair and Blue Eyes]
DS: Brenden Antonio Bane Cromwell-Jessup  [Black Hair and Green Eyes]
DD: Patience Monroe Cromwell-Sheridan  [Blonde Hair and Green Eyes]
DS: Andrew "Andy" Jack Rowan Trudeau  [Black Hair and Blue Eyes]
Shannon and Theodore (+ ex-husbands Bane & Lochlan) Trudeau; with Brenden, Patience & Andy
The McHayle Family
DH: Kerr Kyle McHayle  [Black Hair and Blue Eyes]
DW: Rose Paige McHayle (nee Mattel)  [Brown Hair and Brown Eyes]
DD: Kat Tamora McHayle  [Red Hair and Brown Eyes]
DS: Richard Van Ari McHayle  [Black Hair and Blue Eyes]
Kerr and Rose McHayle; with Kat & Richard
The Gordon Family
DH: Daniel "Dan" Vaughn Gordon [dec.] [Blonde Hair and Green Eyes]
DW: Marie Hallie Gordon [dec.] [Brown Hair and Blue Eyes]
DD: Melinda Danielle Gordon-Holmes  [Blonde Hair and Blue Eyes]
DS: Warren Piper Gordon-Holmes  [Brown Hair and Blue Eyes]
DS: Jensen Gregory Gordon-Holmes  [Brown Hair and Green Eyes]
Dan and Marie Gordon; with Melinda, Warren & Jensen