Rufus Frank grew up in the cities of California for the first 4 years of his life, but when his baby sister (Priscilla) was born he and his 2 other brothers, (Henry and Simeon) parents and 2 dogs moved up to Redding and started a farm. When he was 6, his 2nd sister was born (Dorothy) their family's farm was busy and a family moved in across them. The Coffmans were a family of 7, children all their age. Luke and Matthew both Henry and Simeon's ages, Helen being Priscilla's, Benjamin a couple months older than Dorothy and Josephine being his own age. The two families got along fine, helping each other out with work, spending many evenings together around a campfire or hosting parties for everyone. Rufus and Josie at first did not get along, but that quickly changed when Rufus realized how tough Josie was and how she managed to do anything he could do, afterward they were inseparable. Once they were of college age they started courting, after they started attending the local one in their town. The two worked through college and planned a future together, wanting to spend the rest of their lives together as well. After graduation, the two married and started their own business. They moved to a smaller town, about an hour from Redding, where they built a large home and began their farm. Harvesting and selling fruits and vegetables, providing eggs, dairy and meat, along with horseback riding lessons and during the summer running a summer camp for kids. Once their business was a success they wanted to start a family. For the first year they had 2 miscarriages, but on the day of their anniversary, they discovered they were expecting. Nine months later Oliver and Hugo joined their family, the two were perfectly healthy boys and they were a wonderful blessing. Once the boys were close to a year and a half, Rufus and Josie knew they wanted another one and quickly conceived when the boys were 17 months. Two months after Ollie and Hugh's 2nd birthday Jackson joined their family and his brothers adored him. The adjustment from 2 to 3 was very easy and when Jack's turned 18 months they discovered they were expecting another little one and 9 months later Susannah joined the family. At this point business was flourishing, so the two focused on their family and farm, the time passing by fairly quick and Sunny was not far away from being when they found out they were expecting another. The two were overjoyed but thankfully their little Clementine arrived at the perfect time and she was such a blessing, all the family enjoying her. After Emmi's 1st month, the family traveled up to Redding to visit their family, since they hadn't seen them since Sunny's 1st birthday. Everyone there, cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and grandparents, they stayed about 2 weeks, up until Christmas and then returned home. When Emmi turned a year old the family decided to take a trip to Disneyland, which turned out to be an exciting trip for all and several months later they found out they were expecting another little one in November and on Thanksgiving Day Imogen made her arrival. At this time, Josie's grandfather passed away and while it was a sad time, they rejoiced in the fact that he had lived a long and fulfilling life and they would one day see him again. Three months after Gem's 2nd birthday Hermione and Lorelei joined the family, bringing such joy into the family's life. The twins were such a joy that Josie and Rufus felt like they were done, taking things slow they enjoyed every part of their life. When the twins were 2 1/2 though they were surprised with being pregnant and were equally surprised when it was another set of twins. They decided to let it be a surprise and also told none of their family, keeping it a secret by going on a vacation. On Mother's Day Calibur and Thaddeus were born, Calibur's 1st middle name and Thaddeus both honoring Josie's grandfather and Rufus's great grandfather. The entire family was equally shocked and overjoyed at the two new additions. When the twins were 18 months old Rufus and Josie decided they wanted one more to officially complete their family and in September sweet little Arabella joined their family. The Franks enjoy every bit of their busy farm life.
Home - California
DH: Rufus Carson Leo (38)
DW: Josephine Cordelia Scarlett 'Josie' (38)
DS/DS: Oliver Camden Axel 'Ollie' & Hugo Asher Finley 'Hugh' (15)
DS: Jackson Judah Cade 'Jack' (13)
DD: Susannah Claire Marigold 'Sunny' (11)