I'm jumping ahead a bit in time here, but hopefully, I'll be able to do some catch-up posts in the next couple of days. Anyway, the Lord has decided to bless the O'Hurleys with twins. In addition to the two toddlers already in the house. Thankfully, Matthew is only one day away from aging up. I caved and used the free real estate cheat to buy them a nice big house in Brindleton Bay. Now, I'm off to look into the MC Commander mod since we've almost got a full house already!
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Hi everyone! So I've started working on a custom TTH for the O'Hurleys to move into when the family gets a bit bigger. I'm not the greatest at building Sims homes, so I could use some input. Here is the layout as it stands right now.
Now obviously it's going to need at least one more bedroom. Ideally, I want to keep all the main living space on one floor and leave a basement open for laundry and a game room. Can someone who's good with layouts help me figure out how to fit another bedroom and more bathrooms on the main floor, or the basement if need be? I want to keep it to one main story to keep track of everyone more easily, but obviously, I want to have plenty of space for all future blessings. TIA!
At about 2 in the morning, Mary-Anne woke up to use the restroom, and what do you know? She went into labor!
She woke up her hubby, who after a brief moment of panic, found peace through the Lord, and promptly went to play video games. He ultimately broke the computer in doing so. #besthubbyever
After some prompting in his heart from
me The Lord, Mark gave his laboring wife a relaxing massage.
Luckily, things went quickly, and at 5:39 AM, Matthew O'Hurley entered the world!
After nursing the little one, an exhausted Mary-Anne went back to bed, and Mark took over the
babysitting parenting duties.
Such precious moments with a new father and his firstborn son! #bestpapaever Oh, he also took out the trash, so #besthubbyever, I guess.
Having slept most of the day, Mary-Anne woke up at about 10 PM in a pretty good mood, so, hey hey hey!
And I think I'll leave it at that for now. Until next time!
- Mark, Mary-Anne, Matthew, & Baby
P.S., At least she can hide the bump behind the baby. For now.
Welcome back! Here's a brief recap of what the O'Hurleys have been up to since we last saw them.
Fascinating, I know. With Mark at work all day, Mary-Anne has filled her days with writing and housework. Luckily the worst of her morning sickness has subsided and Baby is growing bigger every
One day, Mark came home from work having just received a promotion and a huge bonus. Rather than spend it on useful household appliances that would lift a huge burden off his pregnant wife's shoulders, he decided to take said pregnant wife to a foreign country on a mission trip! #besthubbyever
As you can see, both Mark and Mary-Anne got in on the proselytizing action. It was so precious to spend time interacting with the Selvadoradians and learning about their culture! They even visited an archaeology museum and saw so many neat artifacts!
They did spend their last evening in Selvadorada having a nice date night outside their villa. Overall, I'd call it a successful what-some-might-call-a-babymoon.
Clearly, traveling abroad to save lost souls paid off, because the Lord blessed them in a major way when they returned home! The house just down the street went up for sale for less than the value of their current home, meaning they were able to buy a new home debt-free right there on the spot! It even had an extra bedroom, allowing Mary-Anne to set up a nursery for Baby! PTL!
Baby O'Hurley's arrival is now imminent, and I'm sure that's not the last time I'll be saying that! Until next time!
- Mark, Mary-Anne, & Baby
This update is going to be short and sweet because Mark and Mary-Anne have some exciting news to share! I'll let the pictures do the talking.
Mark needed a cold shower after that to squelch unrighteous desires.
You know what that means!
Mark looks thrilled with the news. (In his defense, she did wake him up in the middle of the night.)
As you can see, Mary-Anne has had some "reassuring" morning sickness.
So there you have it! The first O'Hurley blessing is on its way! What will the O'Hurleys do next? Go on a mission trip, of course! Stay tuned. Until next time!
Welcome back! When we last left the O'Hurleys, they had just returned from their honeymoon and prepared to settle into their assigned-by-gender household tasks. Let's check in, shall we?
Mary-Anne woke up early (I'm talking Maxwell early. She was up by 4.) to do devotionals in her prayer journal. I'm sure she was cheerfully writing about how grateful she is for her new headship!
While she did that, her wonderful husband was outside catching fish in the stream right behind their house. I hope they both like fish, because they're going to be eating a lot of it!
The Lord laid it on Mary-Anne's heart to plant fruits and vegetables in her garden to sell at the local farmers market. What a wonderful opportunity to serve others,
and even make a little extra money!
After spending the morning in the garden, Mary-Anne went inside to fix fish tacos for lunch.
Some sweet neighbors came over to welcome them to the neighborhood. What a precious time of fellowship they had!
It looks like Mark just told Liberty where she's going when she dies.
Fortunately, Mary-Anne swooped in to lighten up the conversation.
After the guests left, Mary-Anne started her newest project: a children's book series called Amazing Grace about a little girl who goes on amazing adventures with her favorite biblical characters. She feels so blessed to have the opportunity to contribute to her family's
Dinner that evening consisted of leftover fish tacos, and a little romance.
Having grown up being taught that video games were the Devil's work, Mark purposed to make video games his personal ministry and create wholesome games that teach children the ways of the Lord.
I planned to have them get started on their first blessing that evening, but they fell asleep instead. I think they're onto me.
And there you have it! A Sunday in the life of the newlyweds. I promise the next part will be more exciting. Until next time!
Welcome! I was inspired by @neurogirl (among others) to join in the fundie sims blog bandwagon. Hopefully blogging the experience will give me the motivation to stick with the family for at least one full generation. So without further ado, let's get started!
This is the O'Hurley family. As their friends say, they're such a sweet couple, they make you want to hurl! You'll find that they seem fundie-lite in some respects, but, rest assured, they are still God-fearing Christians who know exactly where they're going when they die.
Meet Mark O'Hurley, our headship.
He is family-oriented and enjoys many outdoor activities. He also likes working with technology and has a job as a computer programmer.
And this is his new helpmeet, Mary-Anne.
Mary-Anne is such a sweet young lady! She could hardly wait to turn 18 so she could marry her best friend! In addition to loving her family and the outdoors, she also has a creative side that she hopes will make her an excellent homemaker!
After their God-honoring wedding ceremony where they shared their very first kiss in front of all of their family and friends, Mark and Mary-Anne went off to Granite Falls for their honeymoon.
It was so special to finally be alone together without any chaperones! They certainly spent a good portion of their honeymoon making up for lost time.
They also enjoyed bonding over their mutual love for nature-related activities. Mark loved teaching his new bride how to fish!
Even though they were on their honeymoon, they still purposed to put God first. Here they are "praying" together. (Really, just warming their hands by the fire, but it definitely looks like they're praying!)
Mark discovered that he actually quite enjoys cooking. Perhaps the Lord will lay it on his heart to fulfill that role for his family from now on.
A selfie also happened.
Did I mention they enjoyed making up for lost time?
They have now arrived home and are excited to begin their new lives together! They don't have any special announcements to make just yet, (because for some reason they would only woohoo in the tent and not try for a baby) but you never know what the future has in store! Until next time!