Location: Northern Virginia
Local Town: Morristown
Two Groups: Middle Class Families and Elite Families
See Photos Here: Characters
For future reference, there is a Character tab near the top of the blog.
Main Middle Class Families:
1) The Andersons - David and Leslie, 2 kids; Ciana, 3 and
2) The Taylors - Anthony and Antoinette, 3 kids; Nikaya 8,
Zahara, 5, Kenaz, 2
3) The Williams - Charles and Lisa, 2 kids; Chad 2, and
4) The Lees (Asian) - Chang and Sunni, 2 kids; Ming, 3 and
5) The Morrisons - Keith and Vanessa, 2 kids; Tyler 8, and Alicia 2.
6) Danielle Harper (widowed, now engaged to Roderick Taylor)
2 boys; Julian 5, and Jacob 2
Secondary Middle Class Families:
7) Roderick Taylor (divorced from Melanie, now engaged to
Danielle Harper); daughter; Nicole 10
Roderick and Anthony Taylor are brothers
8) The Redmonds - Christopher and Sylvia, 2 kids; Jessica 10
and baby Sophie
9) Darren and China Trott - 1 daughter;
Darren is Antoinette Taylor's younger brother.
China and Sylvia are sisters
10)The Robinsons - Frank and Michelle, 2 daughters; Mikayla 3,
and baby Chloe.
11)The Harts - Ethan and Stephanie, 3 kids; daughter 10, Jessica 2,
and infant Aiden
1) Darius Reid and Nikki Moore - They currently live together in
2) The Burkes - Dr. Nathaniel and Kendra - No kids, but trying.
At least Kendra is.
Darius and Kendra are siblings
3) The Langfords - William and Camille; 3 grown daughters Jacquelyn
and the twins, Grace and Dominique (26). Grace has a 4 yr old
daughter and Dominique has a 2 yr old daughter
Most of my stories just depict ordinary family life. I try to focus mostly on the positive aspects of family life, but as in real life it can't be rosy all the time. There are a few single parents, divorced parents, live in couples, and an occassional marital tift. I love kids, so there are plenty of stories centered around kids.
Earlier this year 5 different families went on a week's vacation together at the Taylor's beach house. This is where Roderick and Danielle met for the first time. After a lot of persuasion, Danielle decided to date Roderick, but not until the big Daddy/Daughter dance was complete. Danielle likes organizing community functions.
Roderick and Melanie had been divorced almost a year before he met Danielle. Melanie is a high powered lawyer, whose main goal had been making partner. She decided to divorce Roderick because he just didn't fit into the upscale picture she had planned for herself. Roderick is the down home type guy who loves camping, fishing and other outdoor activities. Their daughter, Nicole, legally spends one week a month with Roderick. It usually ends up being more than a week because of Melanie's busy schedule. While married, Roderick played the primary parent role, making sure Nicole was properly fed, did her homework, etc. Melanie has always acknowledged him as a great father. She hasn't tried to harm their relationship in any way. Nicole is a sweet girl, who is slightly spoiled, but seems to be excited about having stepbrothers. She has her father's temperment and seems to be pretty laid back and understanding, as long as she can get something out of the deal.
Darius and Nikki have recently moved in together. They have had a rocky relationship in the past, but seem to be on the right track now. They have dated for quite some time, but had a little break almost a year ago. During that time, Darius was spotted out with Halle Berry. Darius was very confused as to who he wanted to be with. It took him months to decide, but he finally decided to go back to Nikki. He is a business tycoon and that probably figured into his decision. Nikki is a manager at one of the upscale hotels in town. Halle, on the other hand, is a full time model and part-time flirt. He needed someone a little more grounded. He does a lot of traveling and it is nice to come home and wrap his arms around his lady. With Halle jetsetting off to photoshoots, he wasn't sure that their relationship could withstand the time apart.
For now, this overview should allow people to get caught up. Everything else should fall into place as we proceed.