Welcome back to 66 Goodbook Avenue!
We last left the Edens celebrating 3 new additions to the family - Psalm Eden (#16) through birth, Brie Johnson (2nd child of Elsie) through adoption, and Maya (...Rudolph?) through courtship to Exodus Eden. It was a busy year, and life hasn't slowed down yet!
Let's visit the Johnsons first. Elsie was still working in her catering role, which actually gave her time to spend with the children before work.
She and Romano even worked on a (gasp!) science project together!
Brie, adopted as a toddler, aged into a school aged girl who also went to Romano's private Christian school. She's even allowed to wear pants!
Lastly, the Johnson's cat Nacho fell ill and needed to go to the vet. Only minimal treatment was required, and Elsie also happened to meet a very cute dog-owner in overalls. Elsie needs more adult socialization in her life and she was very intrigued. To be continued!
Now on to the Edens. In 2030, Eva tried her hand at a screenplay, "How does she do it?" Sadly, she wouldn't have very much time to write as #17 was now on it's way!
2nd child and eldest son Exodus was also very busy...going on dates with his
girlfriend "friend" courtship partner? All the dates were ANNOYINGLY chaperoned...
but that didn't stop Exodus and Maya from sneaking in some hand-to-hand contact after a rousing game of chess.
While he and brother Levi were still landscaping, Exodus, nearly an adult (20), realized he needed to think about his future, especially if he wanted a family someday. Educated at TSOTDRT, formal math wasn't his forte, but being a man of the house since age 11, Exodus has been very handy. He's considering a future in plumbing, electricity, or woodworking.
Of course, once Exodus started thinking seriously about his future, Genesis felt left out. She's the oldest after all! Though so much of her adolescence was spent with a baby on her hip, Genesis always found solace in her violin. She's been such a blessing to her parents
and they absolutely can't have her leave that they gifted her a music shed in the backyard! It is truly an oasis of song!
(Numbers, #4, also began honing a new skill - gardening. This solitary "feminine" hobby is perfect for a introverted Eden needing some space from the Big House.)
Genesis was so motivated in her musicianship she even started taking formal training for violin performance and teaching (entered the Entertainer Career)! Here she is after her first day. It is so much more intense than any Dining Room Table prepared her for!
We've mentioned TSODRT a bunch this episode. How's that going?
By the way, the Edens OFFICIALLY now have way too many kids. Adam and Eva couldn't adequately care for their toddlers after the trauma of the fire and I had to cheat several times to make the toddlers happy so they wouldn't get taken away. Or so school aged kids wouldn't sleep in the bathtub. AND the game is getting laggy because there's so many people in the household. It's not going well.
But as a mentioned in a previous entry, Eden #7 (Judges) is one of the Howlers and a huge PITA. He aged up into a teenager and still had too much mouth. After much praying and gnashing of teeth, Eva told Judges the news. He was going to ALERT. Indefinitely.
Nothing else to do!
(Before you worry too much, I didn't kill him off or delete him or anything. ALERT is an actual "paramilitary base" I made in game. You'll see Judges again.)
But back to the romance!
On one of the teen group outings, Levi brought a friend, Kyle Vera, who actually lives at ALERT! Genesis was very taken by this strong, Godly man who looked way too much like her brothers (ahem Bates girls).
Genesis saw him again when they had a reunion with Judges, and he showed off his muscles of fortitude.
It seems Kyle likes to show off his muscles of fortitude to multiple Eden daughters. Uh oh!
Exodus, on the other hand, only has eyes for one Godly maiden.
At a Salvadorada Missions Trip Reunion he pulled her aside...
and..oh wait! At some point in all this #17, Proverb Eden was born! (close to two years after #16)
Welcome to the world, Proverb! We can't wait to...yeah yeah yeah let's get back to the actual show.
Exodus pulled Maya into his arms...
And asked her to be his wife!
She said YES! And then Exodus was so excited that he kissed her!
Bet they'll have to pray about that a lot later. But we are so happy for them!
And so year 22, 2031, ends with 20-year old Exodus engaged to his
lady friend belle "courtship partner" of two years (hey could be worse!), Maya SoontobeEden! See! I didn't need to remember her last name after all
Oh what's that you say? Maya might keep her last name? hahahahahahaha
Until next time, Edens out!