Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Zanobi 1 - Spring 2014

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The Zanobi Family
Lucas and Sophie are 39, Emma is 8 and Julian is 3
Sophie: Recently I got Lucas to the point where he agreed to redo the livingroom, and our bedroom. I'm dieing to do the kichten too, but at the moment Lucas keeps saying no, maybe in a few months.
Since it's spring, Lucas and I are doing much more things outside. We take Julian outside as much as we can to play with him.
And when Emma finishes her homework sho folows us to play outside too.
But since we have a restaurant, Lucas and I have to leave the kids with a nanny too much to my liking. She's not bad, but I wish I was able to be with my kids instead of her.
The restaurant is going fine. Not great, but just fine. We have a constant line of costumers, but for some strange reason we don't seem to bring in a lot of money.
Since the bills keep comming, I have been thinking about finding another job, but Lucas doesn't want to hear a thing about it. He's determined to continue with the reastauranf, and I understand it, but we have to kids to think about.
I agreed on giving it some more years, it's not like we're losing money. Next year Julian will be in school too, so we don't need to pay a nanny anymore. And some years later Emma will be able to help out in the restaurant. If we would let her, she would come to the restaurant with us, instead she's speding more time with Julian lately.
One day in the week, Lucas and I take the day off. I's wis we could keep Emma home from school that day too, but unfortunatly it's not possible. I spend that day with Julian, just playing, hugging, just being with him.
When Julian takes a nap, Lucas and I spend some time together. I think it's important to do that. Unfortunatly he's too tired to be awake most of those days.
Lucas and I have been talkin about a 3rd child, but we both think 2 is a nice number. We are almost done with daipers, and the both of us don't look forward to starting all over.

  • Sophie has had the want for another child ever since Julian became a toddler, she's a secondary family-sim, but I personally think that 2 is enough!
  • Julian will become a child in the Fall of 2015, it seems like he has been a toddler forever, but he's such a cutie!
  • Yet again, I'm sorry for the lack of updates, but I hardly ever find the time to play or write! There's always something commig up!
  • The profiles are recently not being updated because I'm working on something to change that page, but due to lack of time, this is taking longer than expected.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Birthdays - Spring 2014

I completely forgot about the spring-birthday-post! Maybe because I already announced this in their update, but here it is anyway!
Even though it was planned Ada van Straten still was surprised when she found out she's pregnant!
Ada and Jason will welcome their little one in the Fall of 2014!
(and to be honest I'm really exited about this baby, I can't hardly wait myself!)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Rai 1 - Spring 2014

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The Rai Family
Berend is 54, Ella is 51 and Madeleine is 16
(Adam Snijders is 18)
Ella: Things have been gone from bad to worse lately. Berend and I are fighting all the time, about the most stupid things. There is always something wrong. I'm getting really anoyed by the fact that he hardly does any paintings lately, and he's mad that I don't seem to find another topic to bring up.
To make it even worse, Maddie is in the middle of it all. We try not to fight in front of her, but sometimes it just happens. It really hurts her seeing her parents like that, and she cries a lot over it.
I try to distract her sometimes by taking her to the shop and let her help me. She really enjoys it, and can't wait to be ther full time.
At the end of those days I often take her out to lunch. We always have a great time. I have the feeling Maddy talks to me about almost everything.
I've stopped wondering what Berend is doing all day at home, when he's not at work. When I'm lucky I find another order ready when I come home, but I think it's best to stop with the paintings for a while.
After months of argueing Berend and I finally decided to end it all. He admitted having an affair and that he wants to be with her. He wanted to tell Maddy himself. She took it quite well, I think.
But I don't know how she really feels. I hardly ever see her since Berend moved out. One day she came home with a boy, Adam, and told me it was her boyfriend. She took him to the hot tub, and that was the last I saw of them that day.
I don't know how to feel myself. Do I have to feel betrayed? Or do I have to feel relieved? I just focus on crafting pots, and painting new things, and just don't think or feel anything at all.
Wich isn't really easy to do when your ex is calling you, begging to come back to have another chance, just because his girlfriend never planned on him moving in with her! I don't know what he was thinking, but moving back here is not an option! The last thing I heard was that he bribed her with a shop, and that he now is living with her.

Funny pics:
Recently my game has created some new NPC's. I don't mind that, but the new NPC's look exactly like the old ones, they just have different names!
Pricavy in the sims is hard to get! When Maddy and Adam were getting comfortable in the hot tub, the gardener decides it's time to take of the shrub!

  • Berend now is living with Emily Robins, one of the playable NPC's. You normally saw her in the last Rai-update.
  • I'm currently working on some new things for this blog, and updating some of the old things. I hope to have everything finished soon, and I hope to be able to update a lot more than I do at the moment, but something always seems to come up!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

de Leeuw 1 - Winter 2014

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The de Leeuw Family
Larissa is 56 (Marcus is 22 and Elisa is 19)
Larissa: I feel a little bit alone since Elisa moved to university. I knew that day was comming, and I thought I prepared myself for it, but it seems like you can never be prepared enough.
There always is Blob. He misses Elisa too, but just like me, he coudn't move to university with her. Even if I could I don't think I would have moved with her. Some things in life they just need to do on their own.
Eating alone actually is the worst. I hardly take time to prepare a proper meal, and just put something in the over that is done really fast.
I invite Elisa over some nights for diner, and when she has the time she comes over. I don't want to ask it too much, the drive here takes about an hour, and I don't want her to lose study-time.
She told me she has boyfriend too, a boy named Jack Penninkmeijer. I heard about the family; they have 6 kids, but I don't think I ever met him. She promisd to introduce him soon.
On my days off from work, wich is rather a lot lately, I try to go out as much as I can. Since it's winter the Ice Forest is open, and I love ice skating. So I'm there a lot.
One day I met Marcus there. Marcus was my husband's younger brother. There was a huge age difference between them, just like with Elisa and Mairi, Johnny's first child. I tried to talk to hime, but he seemed a little bit distracted, and said he had to go.
Somstimes, at night, I go downtown, to play some poker. It seems like all the seniors think about the same as I do, because that's mostly the only age-group playing. I'm not really good at it, but it's fun to do.
Another one of my favourite places is the SimVille Avenue Museum. I love looking at art, and duscussing it with others. So when the opening was anounced I was one of the first to visit, and it's great!
I keep myself busy, but I'm still counting the days, untill Elisa will be home again!

Random pic:
Of all the art in the museum to talk about, Larissa started discussing the suggestion board of the museum cafe!

  • I'm sorry for the lack of updates lately, I just have been really busy. I played a little bit, and I still need to write some of the updates, I hope the have another one finished by sunday.
  • I know Larissa doesn't have the most interesting life, but I really have no idea what to do with her, so I let her go out a lot, and see what happens when she's out.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Draper 1 - Winter 2014

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The Draper Family
Jason and Ada are 36
Ada: Jason has been working really hard lately, and after taking out a loan, we were able to add an extra floor to the house. The furniture upstairs is spare, but I like it.
Adding the extra floor made me realise it was time for me to get my life back together. I started looking for a job againg, without finding any good ones, so I called my old boss. I practically begged him for a second chance, and to my surprise, he gave me my old job back!
So life is finally getting beter, I stopped feeling bad for myself, and stopped thinking about the fact that I don't have a college degree. It wasn't easy but I needed to do that. Looking at Jason, and seeing he was able to buy a house all by himself and add a floor without any financial help from me, made me realise that you can get a good life without a degree, so instead of talking about university, Jason and I are now discussing vacations.
I think he really likes the new me, actually the me I used to be. I never saw that woman around the house anymore since that last time, and I feel like he's spending all his time on me. Sometimes I think about talking to him about it, or even go looking for the woman myself, but then I think about how my life is at the moment, and I don't want to ruin that.
He still does a lot around the house, but this time around he has help. I'm a terrible cook, so I leave that up to him, but even though I have cleaning, I still do it, we are saving every penny to go on a vacation so we can't afford a maid.
Recently I also felt the need to meet knew people, so I have been going about more too, sometimes with Jason, but a lot of times on my own too. I'm meeting all this new people here, and they only live one hour away, and I never knew that!
Jason felt the need to celebrate the fact that I was working again, and to me out to diner to the Greenhouse, I think he just needed an excuse. It's a nice restaurant right around the corner from where we live. I never knew it was there, I really need to get out a lot more!
We toasted on the littlest things, and had a great time! Since it was so nice, I desided it was time to bring up the big topic I had been thinking about a lot lately; having children. I know Jason isn't a guy that gets married, but I had no idea how his idea was about children, and ever since his sister had twins I have been thinking about children of my own.
Well, he wasn't completly against the idea, I think he was most looking forward to making the baby. So back home we immidiatly started practicing!
At work things are going really well, my boss was so happy about my change and about the work I did, that he gave me a promotion! I feel a little bit bad that I have to tell him I won't be comming to work in few months because I'm pregnant!

  • Ada and Jason are expecting their first child. Well, Ada's first, Jason already has 2, Anthony and Anabel, but he has no idea they exist. The baby is due in the Fall of 2014, and I'm really looking forward to this little one.
  • They have been saving to add an extra floor to the house, ever since Jason bought the house. Since I wanted them to have child I thought it was the perfect oppotunity.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Young 1 - Winter 2014

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The Young Family

Marcus is 22 and Ingrid is 32
Marcus: A lot has changed in 2 years. I still live with Ingrid, but she still doesn't want children and it's not going to change any time soon I guess.
Ingrid is still very busy with her education, and I know it's important, but I hardly get to see her anymore.
She even finds it hard to find time to have dinner together. We hardly ever sit down together and had a talk.
All the household-work now is for me to do. She never does anything in the house anymore. And it's becomming really hard for me too. I go to work almost everyday. I want a promotion, but with all the work there is in the house I don't find the time to work on it.
On top of it all I have to go to be all alone most of the time. I miss what we used to have. I know her education is important, and in the end it will all pay off, but when she just started she used to make time for something else!
I still love her, at least I think I do, but I'm starting to have second thoughts about it all. I don't think she still has the same feelings for me as I have for her, I'm even thinking she never felt that way in the first place.
I feel bad about thinking such things, but I can't help it. I tried talking to Sya about it, but I just can't bring myself to talking about it.
Finally Ingrid graduated! She now has a degree in biology. She's so proud of it, and I can't blame her, she worked really hard to get it. I got a promotion at work. I'm hoping everything will change now.
I'm positive about it. I have the impression she's at least trying to spend more time with me.