At the end of the last part, Lisa had recently given birth to twin girls, Bethany and Susanna.
Rebecca is such a helpful young lady! Being able to cook will stand her in great stead when it comes to marriage and having children.
I know my athletics outfit isn't the most modest, hence why I exercise indoors.
The twins are such sweet blessings! It can be difficult looking after the two of them, but I know God wouldn't give me more than I can handle. Bethany's in blue and Susanna's in red. I think. Maybe it's the other way round. Oh dear, I shouldn't be mixing them up... #mummybrain #amirite
Joseph's main talent isn't in music like with Rebecca, but he still practises the piano just the same. He prefers more physical activities.
When she's not helping out around the house or keeping up with her schoolwork, Rebecca diligently keeps her Bible journal. I tell the children that it's important for them to keep a note of what Biblical passages are particularly important or striking to them.
Joseph grew up! Now I have TWO teenagers in the house. Life is going to be very interesting!
Cleaning up isn't just for the girls in this house! It's important for all the children to pitch in with household chores.
Michael is such a great dad. When Elizabeth had a school project to do, he jumped right in to help. #bestdaddyever
Uh oh, Bethany's looking a little mad here!
Andrew loves reading, and whilst he's great at reading on his own, he also enjoys it when I read to him. I tend to read Biblical stories that I can explain as I go along. I love to help my kids understand the Bible!
Time for Naomi's birthday! Now only Bethany and Susanna will be at home with me whilst the older children go off to school.
Between this screenshot and the next, I acquired a new desktop PC. It allows me to run the game on Ultra graphics settings - the best quality. So now Sims and objects cast shadows, water looks a lot nicer, and many things just look a little 'shinier'.
Naomi is a great big sister already! She couldn't do much whilst still a toddler, but now she can hug the twins! Seeing my children loving each other really makes me happy!
Joseph likes jogging, and often chooses to do it late at night. (It looks like he's missing a leg here!)
"Bethany, honey, you really shouldn't make a mess on the floor. Now I'm going to have to clean it up!"
I haven't become pregnant since giving birth to the twins. I'm coming to accept that my 'fertile years' are coming to an end. I decided to store all my baby scan photos in the attic; it's so much more fun seeing them all in the flesh! (In reality, there was an issue with the Ultrasound Scan mod that meant I decided to delete it).
For work one day, Michael had to spray-paint a political mural somewhere, and chose to do it in the front garden.
Now Elizabeth is a teenager! Oh, time flies by so fast... *wistful sigh*
Elizabeth likes to help out in the garden.
Then, one evening, I knew that I'd truly entered a new season of life... Bethany and Susanna grew up. No more children at home during the day!