Thursday, January 8, 2009

Flylar: Family

Ethan: As a family we try to have dinner together, but three nights a week I'm at work so the family eats without me.

It's really quite sad, the night that I work late Lily stays up late and has a late supper with me. It's not unusuall for us to both fall asleep in our food from such a long day. Thank goodness the kids and my Mum are always in bed by this time, I don't know what I would do if they saw us like this. We would never live it down.

David loves his music, if he's not playing the drums he's listening to his MP3 player and dancing around the houes. When he put's those headphones on he thinks he's a rock star.

Catherine seems to be the girl about town. She's always on a date with a different boy. I try to remind myself how Ella was as a teenager and she had turned out just fine. Hopefully this is just a teenage phase and it will change when she get's older.

Abbey and the mail man Pao Mellon are best of friends. Every morning when Pao arrives with the mail Abbey goes to great him

My mum has decided that she would like to see Abbey have puppies. She has adopted another dog Max. He's a very easy going dog, never really does things he shouldn't more than once.

Abbey seems to be having a lot of fun playing with Max. I always see them running around the yard together.

A few days after Max joined the family I saw the two dogs dissapear into the dog house, I don't think I had ever seen Abbey go into the dog house before. My Mum just sighed and said "we'll have some puppies around here soon."

Lily has decided that she is going to make pictures of the family heir a tradition in the family. She's the only one in the family with enough talent to paint the picture.

Thankfully when Catherine isn't dating all the boys at the Chantilly High Schools she is often in the Greenhouse. She seems to love digging in the dirt with her Grandmother.

It wasn't long till Catherine had her Silver Badge in gardening. Her plan is to have a gold badge before she goes to Sim State University.

Bringing Max and Abbey together was one of the better ideas my mother has ever had. It has produce two very adorable puppies. Coco and Guss.

Abbey and Max both love to play with the puppies, it's so cute to see them roll the puppies over with their nose and lick their tummies.

Lily has finally reached her LTW, she has maxed all seven skill and has joined my Mum and I as perma plat sim.

It had been a long time since anyone in the family had seen Eric. Ethan was wandering around the back yard one night and his dad decided to give him a little surprise.

My little ones are now off to Sim State University. I guess their not so little anymore. I know their going to have a great time.

Funny Picture

I love this photo, I have never seen this interaction before "disgusted" I have no idea what she found so awful. No one in the family was doing anything unusual.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Becker: Beginnings and Endings

Kevin: It was so nice to come home from my first day of work to Holly. I couldn't wait to get down to planning our wedding. Holly couldn't believe that I wanted to be in on the planning.

When we take a break from the planning I love to play on the old pinball machine. I had forgotten how much fun it was.

In order to make my dream come true of becoming Head of Posiden I have also had to do a lot of studying. Thankfully I was able to get a job in Oceanography right away.

We decided that because it was winter we would have our wedding at the house and we redid a section of the Rec room and put up a false wall between the wedding area and the rest of the room for the service. Holly was so beautifull in her white dress, I couldn't stop grinning.

I should have known that by letting Holly feed me the first piece of wedding cake she would pull some kind of prank. She shoved the piece all over my face. Everyone was laughing. It was such a good day.

Mum didn't tell us that the day we chose for our wedding was the day she would become an elder, we all thought she was the same day as Dad.

Mum didn't need to worry that Dad wouldn't like her as an elder. He told her she was more beautiful that ever with her shinny white hair.

Whoa Dad that's a lot of candles do you think we should have the fire department standing by?

All our family and lots of friends gathered around as we welcomed my Dad into his elder years.

People always say that older men love their sweets, my dad has always loved his sweets. Now he can use his age a an excuse for that extra slice of cake.

Becker family parties are famous, their always roof raisers. If fun to get everyone up and dancing together.

At the end of the night it was just the six of us left dancing in the Rec room. There was something really nice about dancing with Holly while my parents and grandparents danced along side us.

I had noticed that Holly was sick a lot lately, I thought it was a flu bug till she told me she thought she was pregnant. I had never even thought it might be pregnancy even though we had been trying since we got married.

Holly is often waking in the middle of the night starving hungry, she thinks no one knows that she sneaks downstairs and scavenges for food. Everyone knows she does this so we make sure there is always some leftovers waiting for her.

Edward Becker was born on a Friday night, he has the Becker nose and my brown eyes and skin tone and Holly's brown hair.

My Mum and Amy would often sneak into the nursery to play with Edward when no one else was around. Edward loved the attention.

Holly told me she loved to watch me and my Dad play with Edward, the three generations in their underwear.

My favorite site was watching Toby with Edward, he would spend hours cuddling him and just staring at him. I guess that's what happens when you meet your great-grandchild.

Holly told me she thought she was pregnant again, she wasn't showing yet but all the signs where there. The nausea was bad for Holly at the beginning of her first pregnancy, no surprise it was the same again.

No one realized when Grim came for Amy except for Toby. They had always been such a close loving couple it didn't surprise any of us when Toby followed right after Amy. Thankfully they had med their first great grandchild and knew there was another one on the way.

To keep the family close we were able to arrange an area of the back yard to but the grave stones of my Grandparents. This gives us the chance to say a quick hello or have a conversation with them whenever we want.

Edward Becker
7 neat, 9 outgoing, 9 active, 9 playful, 1 grouchy
Zodiac: Aries

With the death of my grandparents we put of Edwards birthday party by a day and made it just a small family affair, just my brothers and their families came. Despite the somber mood we did manage to have a good time.

Thanks to my father and my wonderful wife things have been getting back to normal since the death of my Grandparents. Focusing on Edward and our unborn child has made things much easier. Edward is such an easy distraction, I thank my lucky stars every day for Edward and Holly. I can't wait to meet our second child.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chantilly Continued

This is the residential area of Chantilly at the beginning of Round 11.
The Beach house is the Nova home
The main Becker house is the top right
The Flylar house is middle on the right
The Pitt's house is the middle house on the left
The second Becker house is the top left

Round 11
Becker #1: Beginnings and Endings
Flylar : Family
Nova: Next Generation
Becker #2: New Family
Pitts: Adult Time
Sim State University: Chantilly Plaza Dorm
Sim State University: Girls House
Sim State University: Cupiditas Domus Boys

Round 12
Becker #1: Parties, Parties and more Parties
Flylar : Ladies
Nova: Children Everywhere
Becker #2: Family Chaos
Pitts: New Kind of Family
Newson: Starting Out
Upsnott: Apartment Living
Lind: Wedding & Honeymoon
Lind: New Family, Old House
Sims State University: Twin Trouble

Round 13
Becker #1: Teaching and Growing
Flylar: Boys
Nova: New Skill's
Becker #2: Birthday's
Pitts: Babies, Babies, Babies
Newson: Family
Upsnott: Growing Up

Round 14

Monday, January 5, 2009

Sim State University: Cupiditas Domus

From the moment the boys moved into the Greek house they found everything was done with someone else. Writing their term papers seemed so much easier when there was someone else there doing the same thing.

Breakfast always seemed to be eaten together no mater what time of day it was. The four house members did almost everything together.

Andrew being the romance sim he was always had a lot of girls around him. Cheryl was beginning to get a little uncomfortable with this situation.

One day, though it wasn't Andrew's fault completely Cheryl caught him being kissed by another girl. Cheryl had had enough and ending things right then and there. Though he didn't really want things to end this way Andrew realized that though he like Cheryl a lot and had fun with her he still liked playing the field.

Kevin soon convinced Holly to pledge to the Greek house so she could move in with him. She spent most of her time there anyway so it wasn't much different when she finally moved in.

Many evenings in the Greek house when it was just the residents a poker game would often be what they all turned to. The boys soon learned that Laura would be the one winning the most.

Jason found himself flirting a lot with Laura. He had taken a fancy to her from the moment they had first met he just didn't think she felt the same way.

They soon found themselves doing more than a little flirting.

Love was in the air at the Greek house.

Jason had known since the first time Laura had introduced herself that he wanted to settle down with her. Proposing to her was the most natural think he could think of. There was no hesitation in Laura's voice when she said yes.

Kevin took Holly out to a nice restaurant, he couldn't wait to propose to her. He held his breath till she said yes.

One day while Andrew was visiting one of the dorms to recruit new pledges he saw a woman who took his breath away. His heart started to beat faster and his palms went all sweaty, he'd never felt this way before.

Andrew spend the whole time at the dorm talking to Kerry rather than recruiting new pledges. No woman had ever kept his attention so long.

Andrew finally mustered up the courage to ask Kerry out. He'd never been nervous around a girl before.

Thankfully for Andrew it was Kerry that mad the first move. Andrew finally knew what people meant by butterflies in one's stomach.

Their first kiss was unlike anything Andrew had ever experienced before. If Kerry hadn't been holding him he may just have fallen to the floor.

When none of the girls where around the boys where always to be found at the poker table. It was the only time they weren't fleeced by Laura.

When Kerry had pledge to the Greek house she soon moved in to spend more time with Andrew and get to know his friends. Kevin was always happy to spend time with new friends.

Andrew was so nervous when he went to propose to Kerry. He couldn't believe that he had found one woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.

Andrew was so happy when Kerry said yes he just froze he was so stunned.

With their University day's coming to an end there was time for one last party. All the Greek House members whether they lived in the house or not came as did many of the boy's parents.

Andrew was relieved to see how well his Mum and Kerry got along. The seemed to be well matched when it came to poker. They seemed to talk for hours, Andrew began to wonder if it was a good thing or not.

The last morning before they all went back to Chantilly they had pancakes with lots of butter an maple syrup. None of them truly believe they were moving home till well after breakfast.

When all the packing was done the younger boys started moving in with all their things. There were many mixed emotions when the taxi's came to take them all back to Chantilly.