Thursday, 30 December 2010

Round 29 Summary

...in which my Sims need to slow down with the babies!

Births: 5 (Marcus Lane, Charlotte Lane, Everett and Grace Benton, Jacinta Nihill)

Deaths: 2 (Betsy Carmody, Arianna Weaver)

Engagements: 3 (Nick and Sarah Moretti, Jacob and Claudia Kirby, Rob Ashton and Patience Draper)

Marriages: 3 (Troy and Josie Clarke, Jacob and Claudia Kirby, Nick and Sarah Moretti

Break-ups: 0

Graduations: 1 (Rebecca Kirby)

New residents: 0

Total population: 115 (55 male, 60 female)
Babies: 3
Toddlers: 5
Children: 19
Teens: 12
Adults: 61
Elders: 15

Buy me a pony

Round 29: December 2030 (Summer)
Eliot Lane is 44, Cordy is 37, Timothy is 10, Simon and Matthew are both 5 and Charlotte is 1.
(Augustin and Hanna are both 75, Linnea is 70, Luc is 37, Ruby is 3 and Marcus is 1)

Narrated by Eliot Lane

Online shopping is the way to go. Why fight crowds and all that insanity when you can do it all from the comfort of your home? In your pyjamas, even!

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Under the hedge

Round 29: November 2030 (Spring)
last update/next update

Augustin and Hanna Novak are both 75, Naomi is 55 and Owen is 53.
(Eliot is 44, Amar is 29, Adrienne is 23, Malcolm is 20, Hope is 19, Charlotte is 1)

Narrated by Naomi Novak

Mum finally retired recently and we were all glad she was finally going to take it easy.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Round 30 ROS

Hope you're all enjoying your Christmas! If all goes to plan, I'll be enjoying mine by the time you read this. :)

This round isn't finished yet and won't be until after Christmas but I thought I'd throw up the ROS for Round 30, seeing I've had them rolled for a while now. So here they are...

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Bled white

Round 29: October 2030 (Spring)

Gordon Nott is 34, Lia is 33, Annabel and Georgina are both 6 and Gabriel is 3.
(Maia is 28 and Ethan is 24)

Narrated by Gordon Nott

This year, I finally took the plunge and enrolled in law school. It was a big decision, because it's a fairly significant amount of money that we're pouring into this.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Aloha

Round 29: September 2030 (Spring)

Luc Lane is 37, Asha is 33, Ruby is 3 and Marcus is 1.
(Kit is 70 and Olivia is 33)

Narrated by Asha Lane

Luc and I just bought a new house! I was really hoping we'd be able to stay in our old place a little longer, with Ruby and Marcus sharing a room but it was just way too small. This place seems huge to us now.

Friday, 17 December 2010

The Carmody-Moretti wedding

Round 29: September 2030 (Spring)

Nick Moretti is 27 and Sarah Carmody is 25

Narrated by Sarah Carmody

On the night before our wedding, Nick stayed at his dad's place, so we spent our mornings apart. Nick had a big breakfast with Caleb, his stepmother and siblings.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Invisible

Round 29: August 2030 (Winter)
last update/next update

Jace Novak is 73 and Magdalena is 66.
(Lia is 33, Maia is 28, Ethan is 24, Annabel and Georgina are both 6 and Gabriel is 3)

Narrated by Jace Novak

Magdalena came down with some sort of virus recently and she was just so unwell.

Monday, 13 December 2010

You say it's your birthday, August 2030

Claudia Kirby's pregnancy is now showing, but just barely! Claudia and Jacob's first child is due in February next year.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

In my life

Round 29: July 2030 (Winter)
last update/next update

Finn and Victoria Romilly are both 29, Declan is 9 and Caitlin is 7.
(Claudia and Jacob are both 29, Josie is 28, Troy is 27 and Austin is 9)

Narrated by Finn Romilly

We're happily settled into our new house now and we all love it. Our old place was great but it was too small for us when we moved in and it only got worse as Declan and Caitlin got bigger.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Kids, June 2030

Round 29: June 2030 (Winter)

Principal Tatiana Lachance is 47, Pamela Gray is 45 and Finn Romilly is 29.
Students: Mitchell Carmody is 11, Emma Gottlieb, Jessica Royce-Nihill, Timothy Lane and Eddie and Louisa Gentry are all 10, Justin and Xavier Moretti, Declan Romilly and Austin and Lauren Carmody are all 9, Brendan Lachance and Caitlin Romilly are both 7, Annabel and Georgina Nott are both 6, Matthew and Simon Lane are both 5 and Alice Jacobson, Sylvia Draper and Aurora and Bianca Moretti are all 4.


When Tatiana took some time off after the death of her mother, Pamela agreed to deal with all of her principal duties while she was gone. She's due to return today and Pamela is just finishing up some paper work, so there's not too much for Tatiana to do first thing in the morning.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Feel

Round 29: June 2030 (Winter)
last update/next update

Arianna Weaver is 75, Liam is 67, Jonas Lachance is 52, Tatiana is 47, Edward is 15 and Brendan is 7.
(Pamela is 45, Jacob and Claudia are both 29, Dominic is 20, Audrey is 18 and Lucy is 15)

Narrated by Tatiana Lachance

For the last several months or so, Mum hasn't really been herself. I guess it happens a lot with people her age but she was always so vibrant. It's been hard to watch her suddenly completely lose track of a conversation.

Monday, 6 December 2010

You say it's your birthday, June 2030

This June, we wish Charlotte Lane a very happy first birthday! She's already proving to be very outgoing like her mum and a little bit cranky like her dad.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Feel the pain

Round 29: May 2030 (Autumn)
Araminta Romilly is 67, Henry is 65 and Elspeth is 16.
(Camilla and Lila are both 17, Josh is 16 and Chris is 15)

Narrated by Elspeth Romilly

Both my parents are officially retired now, so they're around even more than they were before.

Friday, 3 December 2010

The Kirby-Weaver wedding

Round 29: May 2030 (Autumn)

Jacob Weaver and Claudia Kirby are both 29.

When I woke up on the morning of our wedding, I could have sworn I heard rain.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

You say it's your birthday, May 2030

Olivia is a few months along now with Baby #2. Ramona is looking forward to meeting her new little brother or sister but until November, she'll have to be content with talking to her mother's rapidly expanding belly instead!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Only in dreams

Round 29: April 2030 (Autumn)
last update/next update

Abigail Carmody is 47, Jesse is 45, Mitchell is 11 and Austin and Lauren are both 9.
(Eliot is 44, Evan is 41, Nick is 27, Jessica and Emma are both 10)

Narrated by Jesse Carmody

Mitchell came to us recently and complained that his bedroom was "babyish" and asked if he could change it.

Monday, 29 November 2010

What you wish for

Round 29: April 2030 (Autumn)

Amelia Gottlieb is 41 and Wade is 40.

When Joanna and Rose told us they were going to try artificial insemination and wanted Wade to be the donor, I was caught off guard.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Lay it down

Round 29: April 2030 (Autumn)
Rob Ashton is 29 and Patience Draper is 28.
(Rose is 35 and Josie is 28)

Narrated by Patience Draper

Rob and I have been in our little unit now for over a year and everything's going so well.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

You came through

Round 29: March 2030 (Autumn)
Charlie's next update/Susannah's next update/Nathan's next update/next update

Nathan Collins, Susannah Carmody and Malcolm Novak are all 20, Julia Gray and Hope Collins are both 19 and Audrey Lachance and Jack and Charlie Benton are all 18.
(Camilla and Sophie are both 17 and Everett and Grace are both 2 weeks old)

Narrated by Audrey Lachance

Never in my life have I had so much freedom to practise in peace! I can hardly believe it!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Anything goes

Round 29: March 2030
Rebecca Kirby is 21.
(Trent is 60, Megan is 58 and Susannah is 20)

Narrated by Rebecca Kirby

So this year, I moved yet again. I left my tiny rental house behind and moved into a much bigger one. I'm all settled now but I feel like I never want to move again! This place is on campus though, so I know I'm going to have to at the end of this year.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

You say it's your birthday, March 2030


For the last few weeks, I've been doing all my school work from home. My parents both wanted to make sure I was close to the hospital when the time came and preferably with family around.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Settle down

Round 29: February 2030 (Summer)
last update/next update

Steve Nihill is 35, Olivia is 33 and Ramona is 3.
(Caterina is 75, Lia is 33 and Josie is 28)

Narrated by Olivia Nihill

In between trying for another baby, Steve and I have been talking about ways to bring in extra cash.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Science vs romance

Round 29: February 2030 (Summer)

James Novak is 55, Madelyn is 50 and Connor is 17.
(Aaron is 27, Ethan is 24, Charlie is 18, Josh and Elspeth is 16 and Chris is 15)

Narrated by Connor Novak

When Elspeth and I broke up, I really didn't care that much. I was bummed but I was generally okay with it after a little while. I just put my head down and focused on school instead.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

The Benton-Clarke wedding

Round 29: February 2030 (Summer)

Josie Benton is 28 and Troy Clarke is 27.

Josie's wedding day has finally arrived and her bridesmaids, Patience and Claudia, are at the Benton house bright and early.

Friday, 12 November 2010

The good in everyone

Round 29: January 2030
last update/next update

Rose and Joanna Draper are both 35 and Sylvia is 4.
(Abigail is 47, Amelia is 41 and Wade is 40)

Narrated by Rose Draper

Before Sylvia started pre-school, I thought it would be a good idea to talk to her about it, just so she knew what she'd be in for. I thought she'd be so excited but her reaction was a little underwhelming.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Jewel box

Round 29: January 2030 (Summer)
Tate Benton is 60, Zelda is 55 and Josie is 28.
(Troy is 27, Jack and Charlie are both 18 and Camilla is 17)

Narrated by Zelda Benton

Tate and I currently have Josie living back at home with us. We're holding the wedding here and Patience and Claudia both moved out of the house they shared together, so it just seemed to make sense.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Download: 3 ultrasound recolours

While I was shooting yesterday's birthday post, it started to annoy me that Camilla is carrying twins but the image on the ultrasound machine was of one baby. I tried Photoshopping it but that was a bit of a disaster. I realised it would be easier to just make a recolour. It was very easy, so I also did a couple more.

The three scans are, from left, 6 weeks with one baby, 8 weeks with twins and 20 weeks with twins. All three are clearly labelled and the mesh from Retail Sims is included.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

You say it's your birthday, January 2030


Charlie and Camilla's twins are due in March and this is the first opportunity Charlie has had to actually see the babies. He's taken aback to say the least but has promised Camilla he will be there for the birth, nevertheless.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

How it should be

Round 29: December 2029 (Summer)
last update/next update

Maia Novak is 27 and Aaron Novak and Calvin Clarke are both 26.
(Kendal is 53, Josie is 27, Troy is 26 and Ethan is 23)

Narrated by Calvin Clarke

It's been nice lately that Aaron and I have both had Tuesdays off. Seeing he's still getting up so early every morning for work, we often don't get to go out at night so we've been able to have day time dates.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Radioactive

Round 29: November 2029 (Spring)
last update/next update

Lake Draper is 72, Kendal is 53 and Chris is 14.
(Elspeth is 15 and Edward and Lucy are both 14).

Narrated by Chris Draper

Dad is semi-retired now. He doesn't do his writing job at all any more and he's got a manager for the store.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Taxman, 2029

This is a little long but it's mostly pic spam!

Once again, it's tax time in Sullivan and Rob and Patience, having moved in together last year, are filing jointly for the first time.