The Brettwaite family assembles to attend Marcus & Meadow's wedding. All of the living members of the family (with the exception of Danielle Long's boyfriend Derek Vijayakar & Jemma Gothier's boyfriend George McCarthy) posed for this family portrait, though Steven McAuley is unfortunately hidden behind Kaylynn Spitzig..... The wedding was a success, but unfortunately some of Marcus's children weren't happy to see their father interacting romantically with a woman who isn't their mother (even though their mother and her fiancé do all sorts together and the children don't seem to mind!) and they ended up being furious with him. Poor Marcus! Meadow was pregnant with twins when they married, and she was determined to be wed before the babies were born. Mission accomplished! :-)
Standing, left to right: Phoenix McAuley, Benjamin Long II, Sheryl Jitmakusol, Hailey Leelakusol, Leanne Leelakusol, Jemma Gothier, Stephen Gothier, Rebecca Gothier, Meadow Thayer, Marcus Brettwaite, Alice Brettwaite, Kayleigh Long, Benjamin Long, Danielle Long, Phil Jitmakusol, Kaylynn Spitzig, Steven McAuley, Cassiopeia McAuley.
Seated (or toddling!), left to right: Rogier Leelakusol, Gareth McAuley, Sheldon Brettwaite, Alexander Spitzig, Jonathan Brettwaite, Zachary Brettwaite, Orion Jitmakusol, Cepheus Long.
**EDIT** Meadow just gave birth to triplets! James, Judith and Juliette all have blonde hair, but James has his mother's dark blue eyes and the girls have their father's brown eyes. Marcus now has 7 children in total - eeek! The photo below shows Marcus with his seven children. Left to right: Zachary holding Juliette, Alice, Marcus holding James, Jonathan, Sheldon holding Judith.
From Left: Saorise (middle child), Stirling (youngest child), parents Cyril and Bianca, and Fabian (the oldest child). Saorise is married to Tyler Broussard and they have two boys. Stirling is also married and has a son and a daughter. Fabian's girlfriend Kate is currently pregnant with their first child. This photograph is hanging proudly in Cyril and Bianca's home
to See the world in a grain of sand
and to see heaven In a wild flower
hold infinity in the palM of your handS
and eternity in an hour
His new wife, Jodie Grunt, ran up and greeted him with a smile. With an element of perk, she told him what she did today.
"You're home early. I just repainted the house!"
"Yeah, it was really drab in there, so I improved it! We're a little light on cash now, though."
"Jodie, how light?"
"Uh...we have nine simoleans."
"Jodie...I just lost my job! How are we supposed to pay the bills with nine fucking simoleans!? I can't even buy a chair with that much!"
"Oh my god...I'm sorry, I just wasn't thinking..."
"By hell you weren't thinking! Now we're poor, I'm jobless, and we're screwed! Good going!"
"I said I was sorry, Buzz!"
"Stop talking, dumb bitch! Go do something useful for once!"
Jodie gasped, and backed away. Buzz gritted his teeth, and allowed himself to simmer down. Then, he looked at Jodie, horrified.
"...Jodie...I didn't mean that."
"I know you didn't."
She held in Buzz for a hug, and could hear him sob on her shoulder.
"I'm just so...angry all the time. You know? I'm always stressed out, and I take it out on other people...I mean...Tank left for college, and now Ripp is alone with me...and I'm always so worried about Ripp...I don't show it, but he is just so different from me...I can't relate to him, and it gets me so angry that I can't. I cannot communicate with him like I do with Tank. I'm always afraid he's going to do something mind bogglingly stupid, that it might be the end of him. He's so much like his mother, Jodie. It scares me. Now, I don't have a job, and everything seems to be falling apart...maybe we shouldn't have gotten married so quickly..."
She quietly shushed him, and allowed him to keep crying.
"I know it's difficult, but we can get through this. I still have a job, and Ripp still has a job, and we can get you a job. You need to treat him better, though. You can't just harass him and hope things get better. He's your son."
"What about Buck? He doesn't think I care about him, either. I just try not to pressure him as much, but I guess it doesn't come off the same way."
"You need to give the boy more attention. Make sure he's heard. Also, for the love of cripes, please do not take out your anger on others. It hurts them. Here comes Ripp now."
"I GOT AN A! IN YOUR FACE! I'M NOT A USELESS SACK OF SHIT!"
"Shut your trap, Ripp! Watch your language!"
"...good job. Yay."