Seraphina and Michael first met when they were present at a military ball. Sera was accompanying her father, Samuel, while her brother brought his own date. Michael was present with his younger sister, Vanessa Whiteford, while his parents were off socializing of their own friends. He let his attention drift briefly, before he spotted the flash of blonde hair. From that moment on, his heart was stolen by the beautiful young woman on the arm of the tough-looking Coast Guard Commander, Samuel Whiteford, and flanked by two people on either side. That was their first meeting, but it wouldn't be their last, not by a long shot. It seemed that the more days the Morales family stayed in their hotel, somehow, Michael would appear wherever Seraphina would be that day. Feelings only bloomed from there, and when she traveled back to California after the events were over, Michael set his focus on transferring to the base that she called home. Nothing would stand in the way of him seeing the beautiful blonde that had captured his heart at first sight.
Things grew from there, and on a sunny, and very hot, June afternoon, Michael and Seraphina got married in the same church that her own parents had gotten married in. Seraphina was absolutely stunning in her wedding gown, and after the ceremony, Michael had compared her to an angel descending from the heavens to bless his earthly spirit. She absolutely blushed heavily at his compliment, and they had soon headed off to their honeymoon in the Bahamas. It was a perfect honeymoon location, and they spent a lovely three weeks in the island country. Returning to America, the newly-married couple had immediately recieved their first PCS orders. They were heading to Berlin, Germany... but what awaited them there would change their lives forever.
The Whiteford couple spent their first few weeks there separate, Michael working, and Seraphina exploring the history surrounding her, but as their second month wore on, she stumbled across an orphanage in a less-than-secure area. The next day, as it was one that Michael had off, Sera had virtually pulled her husband into the orphanage, looking at the kids coming out of the shadows. She was 19 compared to Michael's 23, but the little boy they adopted from that orphanage was a tiny one-year-old named Andreas. Things went quickly from there, and soon, the Whiteford couple found their number increased by one more. Upon agreement, they changed Andreas' name to Lance. Lance Justice Whiteford became his new name, and the couple had just became a trio.
The years seemed to go by incredibly fast... much too faster than what Seraphina was prepared for. On October 10th, 2030, she found herself hunched over a pregnancy test... Imagine her surprise when the test showed the plus sign that signaled that she was pregnant. The news were quite startling for all family members alerted by a pregnancy announcement with little three-year-old Lance sent out. And on July 2, 2031, Seraphina Estelle Whiteford went into labor with what she thought was just one child. Imagine their surprise when it turned out to be one at first, a little boy, then two minutes later, a little girl was born. Both parents were surprised to say the least, but they didn't let their surprise hold them back from taking both children into their family quite easily. They let Vanessa and Marcus choose their first names, and Lance choose their middle names. As such, the little boy was named Jeremy Alexander Whiteford, and the little girl was named Jasmine Annalise Whiteford.
The twins grew up pretty normally, what with Jeremy being his usual personality as Jasmine struggled to meet the basic developmental milestones. Both grew up quite normally, well, as normally as it can be while living on a military base. When Jasmine was two, she started dance lessons, as her father requested each child to be involved in some sort of physical activity. Lance was involved in martial arts and Jeremy was first involved in Kendo, then he switched to dance like his sister. Their fourth birthday brought news from their mother, that she was pregnant again. Finally, finally, the birthday that both twins were waiting for came. However, unlike the birth order, Jasmine actually had her first sign of magic earlier than her brother. Her sign was sending frosting flying at Jeremy's face when he smashed a piece of cake into her hair. It ended with both grounded from all electronics for a week.
Both twins continued to grow up fairly normally, until their father got PCS orders sending the family to England. Upon moving overseas, even delighting to explore their new home, the children continued to grow like beanstalks. However, while her siblings shot up around her, Jasmine remained pretty much the same height she had been. Seraphina gave birth to their baby sister, Rosalind, at the local magical hospital, and Jasmine is now turning nine this year. The year previous, the Whiteford family had added a new member, a now-graduate from Hogwarts, Ann-Sofie... Sadly, the year that followed, the family experienced a particularly devastating loss. Michael was killed overseas, sacrificing himself for his unit, and it seemed that nothing would go back to normal for the Whiteford family. At least, not until Seraphina met Kit Lich, and Lance headed off for his first year at Hogwarts, his mother's alma mater.