Meet Chris and Amanda Parker, who reside in Appaloosa Plains.
They live on the same lot as the Taylors did, at 1004 Pomona Promenade. However, I bulldozed the original small house there, and built a much bigger one. In reality, I used "freerealestate", allowing them to move in for free; in-game, I decided that the narrative would be that they grifted the house.
Chris wants to be a politician, so his first task is to get a job as a podium polisher.
Like Melissa Taylor, Amanda wants to be a One Sim Band, which requires mastery of Guitar, Piano, Bass and Drums. So, I sent her to a piano class.
I also sent Chris to a Charisma class. Most skill classes cost 400 Simoleons, but the Charisma one cost 320 (one random class a day gets a discount).
Time for some sweet fellowship!
Amanda doesn't have much Cooking skill yet, so she makes hot dogs for dinner.
Hot dogs are nice, but Amanda wants to expand her repertoire, so she reads a cooking skill book.
Since the Charisma skill involves befriending people, Chris heads out to the library. This turns out to be an inspired move, as he bumps into his boss, Cheyenne Fox. That's right... a FEMALE boss. It's not ideal, but Chris isn't the type to cause a ruckus. They discuss their favourite colours (him: blue, her: orange) and a bit about the job before he heads home.
Around 2am, Amanda has to wake up...
She doesn't feel too good... was it the hot dogs?
Once Chris has gone to work the next day, Amanda decides to take a guitar class.
It was a successful first day for Chris, he got a promotion!
Aha, NOW Amanda knows why she felt ill... she's pregnant! Blessing #1 is on the way!
They both decided to make themselves food.
Chris made Deep Fried Ice Cream Fritter, which sounds fucking awesome.
Amanda made Apple Pie, which sounds equally awesome.
Chris had a work opportunity to complete, which didn't finish until 11pm(ish).
I'm ending the post on an appropriate screenshot of Chris getting into bed.
Next part will, of course, feature the birth of the first child... what gender will it be? What name scheme will I give the kids? How will they adapt to being parents??