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  1. At the end of part 5, Lisa had just found out that she was going to be doubly blessed - she was expecting TWINS! *** Just a screenshot of the upstairs extension, with a girls' room, boys' room and bathroom. Back to the usual first-person (Lisa's POV) narration... I always love it when my kids play together! Elizabeth and Naomi love playing at the dollhouse. Rebecca is a great musician, and loves practising her violin. We converted the old boys' room into a music room, so we now have more space in our living room where the instruments used to be. All too soon, it was time to give birth to the twins! We named them Bethany and Susanna. It's so useful having a teenage daughter round the house who can help cook and clean! I went into my bedroom to find that Elizabeth had made a mess. "Elizabeth! You mustn't make a mess on the floor! If you wanted some paper, you should have asked me." "Sorry, Mum." Andrew grew up! Bethany and Susanna aged up too! It happened to be New Year's Eve, and I allowed the kids to stay up late and watch the countdown. (The blonde woman is Michael's work colleague - I know, a WORKING WOMAN *gasp* In my head, he's OK with it because they have similar political beliefs). As I put the twins to bed one night, I wondered whether I'd have any more children. After all, I was getting older, and couldn't expect to have kids forever. I wasn't Sarah from the Bible!
  2. At the end of Part 4, Lisa had just given birth to baby #5, Andrew. *** As space was now rather at a premium, we purchased a bunk bed for the girls' room. My garden plants needed weeding, so I got going that evening whilst whistling my favourite hymn. Once all the older children had gone off to school... Success! Baby #6 was on the way! Meanwhile, little Andrew became a toddler. We love you, Andrew! Baby #6 turned out to be... another girl! We stuck the ultrasound scan up on the wall, alongside the others. Girls on the left, boys on the right. A lot of leaves had fallen in our back garden, so Michael raked them up. I also made sure to keep up with my painting skills. I love being able to capture God's creation! Andrew is a curious little kid, and loves to find out what things are and what they do. I came across him investigating the rubbish bin. Rebecca formed a children's club by which she could meet and socialise with other kids. As well as inviting neighbourhood kids, she also included Joseph and Elizabeth. Whilst I enjoyed painting, I also fancied trying out other ways of making myself a little money from home. So, I decided to try writing books. It was time to give birth to my little girl! We gave her the name Naomi. Daniel became a child! And... I got pregnant again! Wow, the Lord is truly blessing me with so many babies! It was now Winterfest, and we were only too eager to decorate the tree. The children enjoyed playing with the snow outside. Naomi grew up... ... as did Rebecca! I can't believe I already have a teenage daughter! Naomi and Andrew were super excited to open their presents! The day after Winterfest, I was really excited to go and get my ultrasound. To my shock, I discovered we were expecting TWINS! Two girls, to be exact. Man, we were definitely going to have to build an extension to the house in order to fit everyone in...
  3. Having been blessed with four pregnancies so far, I had gained a little weight. I also hadn't had much time to exercise and keep fit, so I decided to have a go on the treadmill. Household chores aren't just for girls you know! Elizabeth had made a bit of a mess with the potty, and Joseph decided to clean it up. Such a good kid! As our kids were going to public school, we naturally required that they worked hard and did their homework. And... baby #5 was on its way! Meanwhile, baby #4, Daniel, grew up. I can't wait to see what a great man of the Lord he will be! Eventually, having sold enough paintings, I was recognised as a Notable Newcomer. I wasn't particularly interested in worldly fame, but it was still nice to be recognised. The fact that I was able to do this whilst staying at home was an added bonus. "Oh, you're pregnant again!" said Bella as we congregated in the kitchen. "Yes, I'm so excited! My husband and I want as many children as the Lord will give us." "Aha, you're the religious type," Bella nodded. "I should have guessed." "Well, a lot of women wear long skirts these days," I replied. "Don't worry, I won't try and force you to dress like I do! It's more authentic for someone to come by faith themselves, rather than be forced into it." * "Yes, I can see that might be best. Well, you're friendly to me which is all I ask." "Oh, of course." * of course this isn't typical fundie speak... I just had Lisa say that so that she didn't freak out her friend. Saying one thing and thinking another is pretty typical for fundies, right? And besides, it could have planted a seed in Bella's mind. (I'm not to about to change Bella into a submissive fundie maiden or anything, I never mess around with premades). One of the things I highly dislike about pregnancy is that you constantly need the toilet. So I guess it was inevitable that I ended up peeing myself one day. That Thursday was Harvestfest, and I cooked the grand turkey meal. Everyone who was able to sat down and enjoyed the meal. (Toddlers can't sit at the table, but they can grab a plateful of food and sit elsewhere). The next day was Elizabeth's birthday! Oh, they're all growing up so fast. Number #5 was another boy, and we called him Andrew.
  4. At the end of the last part, Lisa had just given birth to baby #3, Elizabeth, and Rebecca had become a child. Joseph was rather stinky, so I was only too happy to give him a bath. He was such a sweet little kid. I like to try and feed my family a healthy diet, and I also like to make use of leftovers. With this in mind, Rebecca ate some leftover grilled fruit for breakfast before school. Both Michael and I had been homeschooled as children. I had been prepared to homeschool too, but then Michael had told me about what happened to his older sister. She had been a happy homeschool mother, before her husband died of liver cancer. She had found it incredibly difficult to both homeschool and be the sole breadwinner, and she'd been hampered by the fact that her education hadn't been great. Michael had therefore decided that we should send our children to public school. "But what about the other kids?" I'd said. "Well, we can use it as an opportunity to try and encourage others to adopt our lifestyle. Rebecca will still dress modestly, of course. Passing out tracts is all very well, but I think it'd be good if others could see how we live our lives in a more direct way." I wasn't sure that I was entirely convinced, but I nodded anyway. I was also unsure about the stuff Rebecca would be taught, until Michael pointed out that there were plenty of politicians who believed similarly to us, and who hadn't been homeschooled. He also argued that Rebecca, and later her siblings, would be better placed to argue against stuff like evolution if she understood the pro-evolution argument. So, with all that having been said, Rebecca happily went off to her first day of school. Music has always been a hobby of mine. My main instrument as a child was the violin, but I also had a hankering to learn the piano. I purchased a small keyboard to start me off. Time to get going to see if we can conceive #4! Success! I wanted to improve my cooking skills, so I found the culinary channel on TV to get some ideas. Elizabeth grew up! It was a warm day, so I made some lemon gelato, and served it with orange slices and sprinkles. Ymm! Rebecca turned out to be similar to me in that she loved playing music. I bought her a special child-sized violin. Rebecca was now old enough to help out round the house, and immediately took her breakfast plate to the kitchen sink after eating. There's a small playground near our house, so I took Rebecca there after school. "Hey Mum!" she called. "Hey honey," I replied. "Sorry, I've got to use the toilet!" Rebecca met a classmate, who she told me was called Taku Akiyama. "Hello, Taku!" I said. "I'm Rebecca's mum." "Hello, Mrs Williams," he said politely. "Elizabeth, sweetie, please don't make a mess on the floor." "Sowwy, Daddy." Rebecca was also now old enough to keep a Bible journal. Everyone in the playroom! I was happy to find out that baby #4 would be a boy! I always enjoyed reading stories to the kids when they were in bed. Elizabeth enjoying a PBJ sandwich. Ymm! Happy birthday Joseph! We love you! That day also happened to be the day that our baby was born! We named him Daniel.
  5. Michael decided that he wanted to be the one to potty-train Rebecca, so he plonked her down on the potty and waited. Bella popped over for a visit. "Hey, congratulations on your newest addition!" she said. "Thank you. I know Rebecca will be a great big sister." "What did you call this little one?" "We called him Joseph." "Oh, that's a great name. I've got two myself, Cassandra and Alexander." Two children, the average family. I hoped that the Lord would bless me with more than that, but I also knew that I would have to be content with what He gave me. I guessed that Bella wasn't religious like me, but even I knew not to comment on the number of children someone had. There were non-religious couples who wanted more than two children, but had difficulties conceiving or keeping pregnancies. It had happened to women I'd known growing up. Later, with the children otherwise occupied, I went to the easel to paint. I'd always liked art as a child; I knew that I could sell my artwork online to make an income, without having to pick up a full-time job, in addition to selling my knitting on Plopsy. "How are you feeling, Lisa?" Michael asked. "I'm well, thank you. I'm happy with the children that the Lord has blessed us with so far, and with life in general." "Yes, we are blessed. Work is going well, too. I hope and pray it continues that way!" "Me too," I said. Joseph as a toddler. He got the Wild trait, which helps the Movement skill. To be honest, Movement increases quite fast even if you don't have the Wild trait, since it improves simply when you're walking. Now that Joseph was a little older, we decided to see if God would bless us with baby #3. "Hey! It worked, we're going to be parents again!" I said excitedly. "Oh, that's amazing," Michael replied. "Praise the Lord!" With baby 3 on the way, I decided to make something. It was too early to find out the gender, so I decided to make a white hat. Summer was here, and we had a day with a heatwave. I donned a shorter skirt (still modest, of course!) and decided to cook some food on the barbecue. Naturally, the kids wanted to go outside, so Michael and I set up a paddling pool and put them in it. "Are you having fun, Joseph?" I asked. "Splishy splishy splish!" he replied. "I like the water," Rebecca said. That was what I enjoyed about raising children; seeing them change and develop. Joseph wasn't that much younger than Rebecca, but there were definite differences. Later that evening, when it was a little cooler, Rebecca enjoyed playing on the toddler gym. It gave her a great view of the neighbourhood. Then, tiring of the toy, she decided to play with the sprinkler. I remembered enjoying water when I was her age. I had gone to the gynaecologist earlier that day, and was happy to find out that baby #3 would be a girl! I hung up the scan on the wall beneath the one of Rebecca. Rebecca was a pretty independent little girl, and enjoyed learning from educational apps on her toddler tablet. Michael and I had set up the tablet such that there was no possible way of her encountering anything untoward. One of my other hobbies was playing the violin. I particularly enjoyed playing hymns, which I would hum along to. I love that Michael is such an involved dad. He loves interacting with our children! All too soon, it was Rebecca's birthday. Oh, she was growing up so fast! She really reminded me of how I'd looked when I was her age. That day, I also happened to go into labour! We decided to name the baby Elizabeth. Rebecca went to meet her for the first time, but she was rather unimpressed... Things are going great for the Williams family! Will the Lord continue to bless them?
  6. Yep, I decided to start another fundie Sims family, because I haven't done one in a while. I have quite a few fun/useful bits of CC I can use, as well as a couple of mods. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to Lisa Williams and her lovely, Godly hubby, Michael. Both have the "Big Happy Family" aspiration. Lisa is demonstrating a very useful bit of CC I found - the accessory top! Now I have access to a much wider variety of clothing, as long as I use the fundie-approved accessory top underneath. It's only available in the Everyday category, but that is the most frequently worn outfit. It's the white thing underneath her hot pink v-neck top. I moved them into a fancy house using the "free real estate" cheat. This is mainly because I hate building, but the in-game story can be that they grifted it. Because fundies. I'm going to tell this story from Lisa's perspective. *** Michael and I were keen to start a family straight away, so we went upstairs... Sadly, the attempt was unsuccessful, and I felt rather sad. I decided to jot down my feelings in my prayer journal, as well as pray that the next time would be fruitful. Lord, I would so love a child. Help me be happy with whatever Your decision is. Two of our neighbours, Bella and Mortimer Goth, popped over to visit. Bella was dressed rather immodestly, but I kept my mouth shut. Michael and I had only recently moved in, and I didn't want to be seen as (publicly) judgemental. I decided to make some nice healthy salad for dinner. That evening, once our visitors had left, Michael and I decided to try again... And... it was successful! Thank You, Lord! The next morning, with Michael at work, I decided to explore the local area. It was rather chilly, so I donned my winter coat. It was really too chilly to be very enjoyable, so I went back home. I thought it might be a fun idea to try out knitting. Later, I again decided to write in my journal: Lord, I pray that this pregnancy goes well, and that the baby is born healthy. Help me to be a good parent. Now that I was in my second trimester, I was eager to go and get an ultrasound done to find out the gender of the baby! (This is a mod). I was ecstatic to find out that I was having a girl! I was excited to dress her in cute dresses and do fun things with her, like baking cakes and playing fun games. "So, honey, what shall we name our daughter?" "Something Biblical, of course. Have you ever come across any names you like in your Bible reading?" "To be honest, I never really noticed. I will definitely have a look through and take note of any I like." "Good idea. I'll do the same." It felt like almost no time at all until I went into labour. Ooh, it was so painful! We decided to name our little girl Rebecca. It was perhaps more of a Hebrew or Jewish name than Christian, but I'd always liked it, and it did appear in the Bible so Rebecca it was. I had made a really nice white beanie hat, so I listed it on Plopsy. Someone bought it, and I sent it off in the post. The next day, we thought it'd be a good idea to get going on #2! It was successful! Rebecca was going to be a big sister! Here's Rebecca as a toddler. She's demonstrating one of the toddler accessory tops (which is also available in a child version), as well as toddler leggings. It's difficult to find clothing for toddlers and children that's "modest" (i.e. covers the knees), but I figured that as long as the skirts aren't too short, I can use leggings underneath for the layered look so beloved of fundies. "Awww, I love you, Rebecca!" "I wuv you too Mummy!" That day, Friday, happened to be Love Day, so Michael and I exchanged romantic gifts. I gave him a rose, and he gave me a tulip. Afterwards, I went for an ultrasound, where I discovered that baby #2 was going to be a boy! Rebecca was a little tired and cranky, so Michael put her to bed. Being pregnant and a mother to a toddler was pretty tiring, so I took a quick nap. On the Sunday afternoon, I gave birth to little Joseph. Rebecca came to meet him and seemed pretty happy. *** That's part one of the Williams family saga! Phew, one week in-game and already there are two blessings. I'm pretty sure there'll be more very soon... will Rebecca get a sister to share her room with, or will Joseph get to share his room with a little brother? A couple more bits of info: Michael started off in the Business career. He got an opportunity that granted him fame... but got him fired from his job. Womp womp. He then joined the Political career, which gives him the option to work from home. He's now a 1 star celebrity, Notable Newcomer. I'm fine with fame... loads of fundies wanna be famous, right? Rebecca has the Silly trait, so she's better at gaining Imagination skill. This translates into being better at creative skills later on, like cooking and painting and so on. Cooking is good for obvious reasons, and painting is useful as a way for Rebecca to earn money without actually getting a job when she's older. Joseph is still only a baby, and they don't get traits.
  7. The Whittakers have a pretty big garden, and I've got a few catnip plants (you can't plant catnip in previous iterations of The Sims, only catnip toys). Here's Julia feeding Olly some homegrown catnip. I decided it was time to get the cats spayed/neutered. Lily was first up! She went into a special machine to have it done. She came out with a cone of shame. Poor kitty. Thankfully the cone didn't last long! Little James decided he wanted to pet the cute kitty. (You can see the rocket that Julia is building in the garden). One thing I don't like about Sims 4 is how a female Sim doesn't age whilst pregnant. I have no idea why this is. Julia and Mark were originally the same age, but now Julia's three days younger. I wanted James to have a sibling, so I adopted a baby girl, Maddie. It was also 'Spooky Day' (a festival I created to be an equivalent to Halloween), hence Mark's costume. Luckily Maddie didn't seem to be too upset by it! James wore his own little costume too! I wanted to get the other cats neutered the day Lily got done, but the vets was running a bit slow and it got late. So, I took the others back a few days later. I noticed this bizarre-looking blue dog with what looks like smoke or steam above it... it later looked normal, so I can only assume that this is some weird Sims illness. In fact, here's the dog looking normal! Plus Olly with his cone of shame. Here's Maddie as a toddler. She looks so pretty! Mm, late night chicken nuggets! The kids are sharing a room for now. I might expand the house a bit when they're older to give them their own spaces. One HarvestFest tradition is the appearance of gnomes in the house. Mark tried to appease this one with pie... no dice. You have to give them the right gift or they're not happy. It ended up that *all* the gnomes were displeased so I just sold them haha. Olly ran away again. I don't know why he's run away twice, I make sure I look after them both properly! Maybe it just happens sometimes for no real reason. Mmm, Grand Meal time! You get a choice of Grand Meals to make. I chose a turkey one. This also happened to be the first time that Julia and Mark sat down for a meal together! I love that toddlers can grab their own portion of a group meal in Sims 4. It's so convenient! Playtime with Daddy!
  8. So my laptop went stupid, again. I think the battery needs replacing. My mum kindly lent me her laptop (which she doesn't really use) and I downloaded Origin/Sims 4. My first port of call was to create the Whittakers! The little family consists of Mark and Julia and their kitten, Lily, who's a calico. Julia is a Nerd Brain, which involves becoming very good at Logic and Handiness. She also enjoys video games! But where's Lily....? She's so teeny! Unlike in Sims 2 and Sims 3 Pets, you can create a kitten in CAS. You could adopt a kitten in 2 and 3, but not create one yourself. Just like with Vincent Powell, Mark is a wannabe chef. They bought Lily a comfy bed... but she's a cat, so she's sleeping outdoors. At least it's on grass rather than hard concrete... Off to work as an astronaut! Finally, Lily's sleeping in her cat bed... Ta da! She's a big girl now! Uh oh, Lily started eating the vegetable dumplings... The Whittakers live in Willow Creek. Their home's Lot Traits are Chef's Kitchen, Great Soil (helps with Gardening) and Science Lair (Logic and Rocket Science). This bizarre-looking contraption is a cupcake machine, although it can also produce various other baked goods with the Baking skill (Cooking skill is for the cupcakes, and the Baking skill produces stuff like doughnuts, muffins and tarts). Mmm, lemon gelato... Cats and their choice of sleeping spots... Lily started randomly meowing, with hearts round her. After a quick google, it turned out she was in heat. This is also new to Sims 4. You also have the option of getting your cats spayed/neutered... I haven't got round to that yet. So, they adopted Olly! And it seems like the two cats got on well! No kittens appeared; I have no idea if this screenshot captured mating or not. Aside from the usual festivals (Love Day, Harvest Fest, Winter Fest, New Years) you also get random holidays pop up. The first random holiday was Season Premiere Day, which I've not had before. The show was called Game of Llamas (a lot of the books Sims can read have got titles that reference pop culture, eg Lord of the Swings, Darley Porter and the Basement of Shadows by U.K. Englishlady and The Bladder Games, among others). Both Mark and Julia were working on Love Day, so they had to wait until late to get their traditions in (each holiday has various traditions, and you can get various moodlets depending on how many you complete).
  9. mango_fandango

    Sims 4: Factory Reset

    So I got Cats and Dogs, plus My First Pet Stuff. Which screwed up my game big time, it just wouldn’t load. Ugh. So I made a backup, and did the factory reset. Game is now fine. I decided that I wanted to start over completely, like I’d just bought the game and expansions etc, without any of the previous saves. So, my previous games don’t exist in this version, and I’ll be starting afresh with a new family.
  10. So I've been absent for a while!! Life got in the way, really, and I didn't play The Sims for ages. I'll be posting on this blog more often, but there'll be some changes. Namely, I think I'll be abandoning the Taylor family. It was a mistake making them Fairies - Joey and Melissa were becoming grandparents whilst still Young Adults (due to YA and A lifespans being 105 days instead of 21) and it just wasn't particularly realistic. So I think I'll start another 'fundie' family, but as normal Sims. Plus, they'd often achieve their Lifetime Wishes at a young age, and you can't choose another one like you can in Sims 4. I am also (finally) planning to install some mods in the future, mainly household extension ones, and perhaps a couple of bits of custom content eg modest skirts. I don't know yet if I'll keep up with the Sims 4 Smith family. Anyway, I've started a new, non-fundie family in Sims 4, and I'll post about them. Emily and Vincent Powell live in San Myshuno. Because I didn't play for about six months, I had a load of updates to install (OK, Origin did them automatically). One new feature is that you can take a personality quiz in CAS when you're creating a new Sim, where you get asked questions and your Sim's traits and Lifetime Aspiration get automatically chosen depending on your answers. For Emily, this worked out well. She started off at Level 3 in the Entertainer Career, and started off with points in the Logic, Parenting, Violin and Guitar skills. I didn't get such great results with Vincent, so I decided to manually choose his traits and aspiration. He wants to be a top chef (which is probably my most frequently chosen aspiration, as the bonus trait you get upon completion means that food never spoils, which is useful). Here's Emily! I use this dress quite a lot. I've since changed it. Moving into their apartment. Each apartment gets assigned various lot traits, which can encompass a wide range of effects (eg there are many skill-boosting ones, one that prompts ghosts to appear at a certain time every night, one that results in a higher incidence of twins amongst other examples). This apartment's traits are Gnomes (which results in broken appliances getting fixed), and Penny Pixies, where your Sim can get random small amounts of money occasionally. I SO wish this happened IRL! It was raining, and Vincent decided to go and mop up a puddle outside. Yeah, I wouldn't bother... Although Vincent is the main chef, Emily reckoned it'd be useful to develop the Cooking skill too. Emily reading, with a glass of water. Emily frequently goes to get herself a glass of water autonomously. I've never had that happen so often with my Sims, I swear. Emily decided to get herself some samosas at the neighbourhood market. Sadly, she can't really handle the heat yet. She literally breathed fire. Vincent decided to cook some fish tacos. Apparently it smelt so good that neighbour Salim Benali wanted some. They bought a bee box. One option is to "bond with bees". Yeah, think I'll pass on that one... Festivals occur every so often in San Myshuno. Emily decided to go to Geek Con and dress up as Princess Leia. There are three different types of cooking skill in Sims 4: Cooking, Gourmet Cooking and Baking. Here, Vincent's made some Vegetable Dumplings and some Breadsticks. Emily wants to become a great parent, so it was time for some good old WooHoo. It ended well! (They also get a good WooHoo moodlet, which is awesome). Vincent got some curry one evening. Whenever you eat a recipe from a market stall, you can then recreate it at home, which is useful when you're a wannabe chef. Emily peed herself whilst pregnant, and decided to hide from everyone in her bed. Poor Emily. Their first child was a boy, little Casper, who's recently become a toddler. He's such a cute little dude!!
  11. Welcome back to 66 Goodbook Avenue! SO much happened in Year 16/2025, that this year was naturally a bit slower - at least for the Edens. Adam and Eva have now turned 35, which means their Try For A Baby % success rate has gone down to 50% per day (4 months Sim Time) vs the former 70%. However, Adam and Eva can't keep their hands off each other so naturally Blessing #15 (!!!!!!!1!!!1!!) was on its way soon enough (and how)! Which was really a shame, as things at the Edens were falling apart. Sure, Genesis was still diligent about her musical studies and toddler care, and the eldest two boys were learning home repair and now mowing lawns for extra cash, but the younger kids were out of control. Staying up all hours, making messes all over the place, and even just wandering off. Below, see Ruth just by herself, sad, in the middle of a forlorn park. And Ruth wasn't the only one who wasn't Safe At Home. Oh Adam what have we here? He decided he would also take himself to a park, and enjoy a hot dog with a short-skirt and makeup-wearing hussy. Usually that much eyeliner is associated with Plexus shills and an RV enshrouded in a cloud of hairspray, but this time Adam found himself in a flirty conversation with a married woman. Too bad his daughter Ruth had to show up and ruin it all. Adam went home, embarrassed, to enjoy his perfect, pure, Christ-like marriage. Let's see if he can stay on the straight and narrow from now on. Other notable events include Chronicles, the fiesty 11th kid born on Halloween, aging into an outgoing and fiesty child. You go girl! At the end of the year, the TWINS Esther and Nehemiah aged up as well. And just like that, the house is full of toddlers again. Also, there is now officially no more room in either the boys or girls rooms for more beds, and the nursery is full up too. Ezra ages up in two months and there's another baby on the way, so who knows what the Edens will do! Across the neighborhood, the Johnsons are having a much more sedate time. Romano turned 5 and started Kindergarten at a private Christian school. He's so cute in his uniform! On the weekends and before school, Romano does his homework while Elsie practices her cooking and reads about mixology. She still feels uncomfortable with the idea of alcohol, but she has to be able to describe drink options for her catering clients, and so she studies diligently. They have a very picturesque life now, but it's been quiet. A little too quiet. Elsie is home alone in the mornings after Romano has left for school and before her shift starts, so she and Romano got a kitty! Romano thought it was going to be hard to pick out just one cat. But then he met Nacho. Nacho, with a cheese name just like him! It was love at first whisker touch. Elsie has started to consider putting herself out into the dating world again, but for now, she has a happy family and her big empty house is starting to be filled. Yay Elsie! We are all so happy for you! Until next time, Edens out! (and Nacho, get off those counters!)
  12. So, we start off with not long left until Emily gives birth. You need the toilet a lot when pregnant! It's go time! Daniel freaks out. It's... ... a BOY! Welcome to the world, Martin Westbury-Smith! Over to the Pearsons. Eliza works on writing a new violin tune. Here's Adam as a Child. His hairdo is very similar to Mark's. Uh oh, Adam thinks it's a good idea to play with ketchup and flour... Eliza reads to her son. Hmm... Mark's gone stripy. He got a "Giggly" moodlet, so I guess the diagnosis is Gas and Giggles. No, me neither. Sim illnesses are weird. Adam sure is a helpful kid! And now it's go time for Eliza! TWINS! Eliza has the Fertile trait (from the Rewards store), so it's not entirely unexpected. And they're her first daughters, Chloe and Delilah. It's also Harvestfest! Harvestfest is a bit like Thanksgiving, in that one of the traditions is being thankful. Another tradition is "holiday gnomes"... yeah, Sims being Sims again. Gnomes appear in your house and you have to appease them. This one didn't appreciate pie. WHAT KIND OF GNOME DOESN'T LIKE PIE??? Adam going to meet his sisters. Chloe is in the pink crib and Delilah in the green one. Eliza threw a Harvestfest house party. And I was reminded that pretty much all the males in the family have the same dang shirt! L-R for the guys: Elijah, Eddie, Mark, Elliot. Eliza eating some turkey dinner. One tradition is to cook a "grand meal", with a choice of turkey, ham, fish or tofurkey. (I much prefer the Sims 3 name for veggie turkey, Tursoykey). Once you've had a plateful, you get a "dazed" moodlet called "food coma" #soaccurate Emily decided to use the bath. Ah well, Eliza had puked in Emily's toilet a couple of days earlier... Adam decided to eat some spoiled food. Bad idea. Yup, bad. Now he feels nauseous. THERE WAS A PLATE OF TURKEY THERE WHY DID YOU GO FOR SPOILED OMELETTE
  13. Welcome back to 66 Goodbook Avenue! This one's a doozy. So much happened! Let's start off slow. In March, Romano Tobias Johnson turned 4 years old! Elsie threw a birthday party over at her house with some of her favorite Edens. She made tator tot casserole, naturally, and made sure not to defraud her cousins by offering any alcoholic drinks or f*n of any kind. Still, there was birthday cake, and after blowing out the candles... Romano aged into a handsome little school-aged boy! Speaking of, Elsie decided to enroll Romano into a private Christian school! She's doing alright financially now, and thinks maybe socialization with other kids (Christian of course) may not be a bad thing for little Romano. Plus, she can always withdraw him if Satan begins to build a fortress in his heart. Look at his enriched life! You go Elsie and Romano! Back with the Edens, Leviticus (now age 12) decides to host another youth group meeting. But Maya (left, age 15) and Billie (right, age 14) are growing up too! (And still wearing those damn pants! Haven't they listened to a word he said?) Levi is so nervous around the pretty girls that he ignores them entirely. Exodus (age 13) wipes his sweaty hands on his jeans. Then Maya up and grills burgers, which completely emasculates him. "So, er, do you like...Jesus?" BECOOLBECOOLBECOOL Billie, by the way, isn't having any of it and keeps shooting Maya looks saying she can't believe they're still entertaining these fools. They leave, unsaved. Another year, another birthday cake for Genesis to make. This time it's for Kings (#10). He transitions from a clingy toddler into a rather gloomy (though also rather well-dressed) kid. And of course, the young Edens make so many sweet and precious memories doing jinder-approved activities in the backyard. #family And against all odds, Maya found Exodus' awkwardness endearing and they become friends cellular prayer partners. But wait, there's more! Heavily pregnant Eva feels the Lord laid it on her heart to write her latest tear-jerking memoir, "In the Valley - My Journey with Infertility." She hopes her struggle and testimony to conceive #13 can be a real blessing to those couples praying to be parents. What a heart for the barren Eva has! (Also notice #12, Ezra, no longer a baby but a toddler. No one knows a thing about him.) The 4 hampers and 2 washing machines are completely overrun at this point and laundry piles up around the house. Even the boys are conscripted into laundry duty. It's a bleak day for the Edens. Also, in a truly harrowing moment of kids homeschooling themselves, the science table burst into flames! This makes fire #4 for the Edens, but the first in a very long time. Everyone runs around like mad, and it is 14-year-old Genesis who saves the day! Adam, the patriarch, was stunningly useless. This girl is truly amazing. During all the chaos, Leviticus turns 13! Genesis was upgraded to sister-mom at 11, Exodus had to start repairing things and minding littles at 12, but #3 Leviticus got to wait until actual age 13 to be "upgraded". He was still pretty bummed though. Cheer up, Levi! Think about all the souls you will pester/deeply vex/enrage win! And finally, in December of 2025, Eva went into labor with long-awaited #13... AND 14?!?!?!?! Surprise TWINS!!! Welcome to world, Nehemiah and Esther! We can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for you! Clearly Eva is blessed beyond measure with her double-womb opening! After all, God wouldn't give her more than she could handle. Right??? Until next time, Edens out!
  14. So the Smith family officially has more posts than the Bancrofts. As explained in a previous post, I will no longer be updating on the Bancrofts. As often happens with my posts, the title explains all. When a young Sim couple love each other very, very much... It's their FIRST Woo-Hoo! Emily may have rejected her upbringing in many ways but she still waited until marriage for sex. Going to do the pregnancy test... Yippee! She's going to be a mom! Telling the dad-to-be. He may look a little unsure, but one of Daniel's traits is Family-Oriented, so he is happy really. Hopping over to the Pearsons. Eliza decides to get cracking with #3. Benjamin, her second, is now a toddler, but I haven't got a photo. Success!! Emily plays chess, her daily task for work. Emily actually has a couple of days off work. She's feeling a bit lonely one day, so she invites Eliza over. She then went to prep some grilled cheese sandwiches. I heard the knock at the door, scrolled the camera to check Eliza was there... she'd already let herself in and was puking in the toilet. Oh dear. Aww, these two! "You're gonna be an auntie!" "Yeah, I can tell, your belly is already big!" With seasons, you can occasionally get days of "mysterious weather", where the weather can change to literally anything. Oasis Springs is a desert-type environment, so they don't get snow in winter. Well, unless it's a day of mysterious weather! In addition, this is Autumn, so doubly unusual! Side note: I'd been having a couple of graphics issues with my game. Nothing major, but enough to be slightly annoying. So I messed around with the graphics settings a bit. The trees aren't actually pink, that's just a side effect of the change in graphics. I also had edge smoothing on and now don't, but that's not as noticeable. Also, Edward is now an Elder! In Sims 4, female Sims don't age whilst pregnant, which is a bit odd. As a result of this, Emily has 8/9 days left of Young Adulthood, whilst Eliza has about 17 days left. And they were twins. Strange. Evelyn's cold weather gear is quite funky. Emily dancing. Nicole came over, so naturally Emily had to share the good news. And by that I mean baby news, not Jesus. Nicole knows about Jesus. Emily off to work. You get the option of family leave in Sims 4, but you don't have to take it. Daniel came home feeling a bit sad because he was missing family. Aww. Don't worry, you're going to be a daddy soon! Emily came home feeling a bit ill, so she took some medicine. This family believe in proper medicine and not just quackery and essential oils. Emily is in her final trimester now. I kinda hope she has a girl, who I can put in pants, and who Emily can teach that she can be anything she wants to be. I never did a proper It's Been A Year post for the Smiths, so I decided to go down memory lane and get some photos of Emily during her life so far! Nicole during her first pregnancy. I forget she used to wear that yellow outfit... Just given birth! Emily of course in the blue crib. D'awwww.... She always loved Eliza She played the part of dutiful daughter well. The love of science and knowledge began early. She worked hard at school. Her own place! And PANTS!! Pre-marital kissing!! The wedding And now impending motherhood!
  15. The Bachmanns have their own save game (i.e. not the same one as the Smiths). I also put them on Long lifespan, for the lolz. They live in Newcrest, which ships as a blank hood. I created a restaurant, library and gym. Currently, they're the only household, aside from neighbours the Hensleys. The parents are Sarah and Matthias and the kids are Emma and Daniel. There's nothing really in-game to suggest this, but I wanted them to have a German-sounding name, so I've chosen names that work in both English and German (many names currently popular in Germany are names like Mia, Sophia, Emma, Ben, Finn, Noah rather than what one might think of as sooper-German like Friedrich or (idk) Annaliese or something). Sarah is in the Astronaut career; as of my last save, she is level 6. Here she is playing with the microscope. Sadly, due to financial reasons, I had to sell it (bills are super high in Sims 4, way more than previous versions, think at least 2000 Simoleons as opposed to around 200-400+ for previous games). Matthias is a Chef, and was practising his Mixology skill when Sarah told him she was pregnant with Emma. He went "WHAA?" and laughed rather nervously. (Funnily enough, when she was pregnant with Daniel he was less surprised and more happy). Matthias visited San Myshuno. Yes, this is him talking to a toilet. A speaking toilet. Sims, eh? Casually chilling with some drinks. A serving plate of kebabs on the edge of the bath. Because why not? Talk Like A Pirate Day! So they dressed up appropriately. Emma also makes her first appearance! Sadly, she appears to be using her diaper. Matthias juggles bottles, whilst Sarah uses flash cards with Emma. Dance party! I also created a little kids' playground. Matthias and Emma visited when it was cold. I love Emma's little hat! Emma pretended she was on some sort of pirate ship with the toddler playground. Matthias got involved! I loved the little animations that popped up when I was playing as Emma. Matthias and Emma visit the Hensleys. Mom is Ellen, dad is Jacob, and the kids are Hugo and Lara. Whee! Matthias plays with Emma. Toddler Playdate time! Harvestfest, which is a festival that comes with the game. I added the tradition of wearing costumes. Darth Vader cooked the Grand Meal. Sarah dressed as a French maid and Emma wore a little "monster" costume; toddlers don't have many options. Neighbourhood Brawl Day randomly popped up. Matthias went out, and randomly picked a fight with someone. They then hugged to make up. Sims is weird. The whole family visited the Romance Festival. Sarah's a wannabe astronaut, so it's only natural she wants to build a freaking ROCKET SHIP in her garden. Yet another Matthias and Emma photo. I swear Sarah does play with her kid!! I don't take as many photos with my non-fundie families; this is just how things ended up. Hmm, I wonder where Emma could be... Winterfest present opening time! Ping! Another baby! Daniel is in the yellow outfit. Playing together at the dolls' house. Smoochin' time!!
  16. Welcome back to 66 Goodbook Avenue! It's been another long time away, as the Sims 4 Seasons update messed with my game (and also I got married!). But we're back! And it's starting to get crazy. First, let's have an update on Elsie! She actually had a great year and was promoted to caterer! Yay! Now she works 3pm-11pm which works SO much better than overnights for her single-mom life. Elsie continues to live a less-fundie lifestyle, and during one of Romano's naps, even googled herself and found her way to internet forums!!!!! See you on FJ, Elsie! For the Edens proper, the first thing you should know is that due to the Sims 4 update messing with my mods Edens' pastor proclaiming bunk beds are of Say-un (no one can see what's going on in that top bunk!), the bedrooms were re-configured, with Elsie's old room becoming a toddler nursery. The second thing you should (already) know is that the Edens can't keep their legs closed. #12 is on its way! The Edens were very busy in year 14/2023. Eva's efforts were focused not on her children, but on writing "Queen of her Castle: How to train up daughters with servant hearts so that Mama can rest." Notice Genesis potty-training a little, Numbers doing laundry, and Deuteronomy practicing the violin as Eva ignores them all to write. (Also Ruth is dancing half-naked. You go Ruth!) Well, sadly Ruth (#8) turned 4 years old and had to put on clothes and start the SOTDRT. This inquisitive little cherub is now a budding art-lover growing her hair out for her daddy Nathan Bates Jesus. The Edens had another big birthday later in the year. Goofy Exodus (#2) turned 12 which is the start of teenage years for our Edens! He has matured into a good and good-looking, if rather-boring, adolescent who loves children, and will surely take heart pieces in the future. Lastly on the birthday train, baby Chronicles (#11), born on Halloween of the previous year, grew into a charming toddler full of absolute spirit. I cannot WAIT for this one to grow up, y'all! Like seriously. What are the other kids up to? Leviticus (#3) holds unsuccessful youth groups in his continued attempts to be a little preacher, Deuteronomy (#5) likes it when her daddy reads to her, and boy does he have a soft-spot for his cheerful and sweet fundie princess, and all the kids love when Elsie comes to visit. (Notice bookworm Judges (#7) still reading). Especially Genesis. As you may have guessed from the blog title, she's having a rough year. Being 13 is usually the pits, and Genesis is a 13 year-old sister-mom who cooks, cleans, and child trains, all while focusing on her violin training (actual passion) and (not really) keeping up with home-schooling. PLUS she's expected to keep sweet for all of this AND all of her "best friends" are her siblings. YIKES! The countenance is beginning to break. Actually the countenance exploded, and Genesis had a legit meltdown. "I HATE THIS FAMILY! I just want to watch Harry Potter and go to the mall like a NORMAL PERSON!!" "Now Genesis honey, what would Jesus say about your disposition right now? Are you J-O-Y-ing?" While Genesis was out of commission reflecting on her life, Exodus stepped up, deigning to cook mac and cheese and reading to the littles. This weird thing also happened when both Exodus and Elsie tried to teach Samuel how to stack blocks. Deuteronomy had no comment. After giggling with Exodus watching something on a NOT flip phone of shame *gasp* And remembering that people who watched Harry Potter were going to Hell, Genesis was back to her old self. But...the tiniest cracks remain. Will they be enough to get Genesis out of fundie-land? We will all find out in several Sims years. Until next time, Edens out!
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    Non-Fundie Family: The Taylors

    Meet the Taylors. Yes, I know I use this surname a lot, but it is very common!! Here's Isabella. She's a Comedian. Here's her husband Mark. He's an Artist. This is eldest daughter Brooke. She wants to be a Chef. This is adopted daughter Brianna. She's a Nerd Brain. Isabella then had triplets: Brynlee, Brittany and Bradley. Brynlee is pink, Brittany is yellow, and Bradley is green. Isabella was up late one evening. She decided to have some strawberry ice cream. Because reasons. Each kid gets their own bedroom (except for the eldest two, who share). Bradley is a Genius and has a cool science kit in his room. And yes, I do the colour thing for every family, not just my fundies. Mark woke up sad and lonely one morning. Luckily for him, it's Love Day! (I recently downloaded Seasons). These two are adorable! Mark is an artist, and has a mini studio. Brynlee gives big sis Brooke a tulip. Here's a photo from back when the triplets were babies. Dang that was a LOT of screaming.
  18. Wow! Welcome back to 66 Goodbook Avenue after a long time away! Grad school was pretty crazy for me this spring but it's so good to be back! A LOT has happened in year 13 for the Edens. It started with Judges's birthday. Genesis, now a fully-fledged sister mom, made his cake (of course). Judges was an inquisitive toddler and now he is a little bookworm! Let's see if he keeps to the approved texts! (P.S. The first time I wrote this section I called Judges (#7) Samuel (#9). The kids are starting to become interchangeable. Thank Rufus I have a key for which kid is wearing which color!) Though the Edens are getting to be a PITA for ME, they are still functioning remarkably well. The kids keep up with their homeschooling and their chores (even unasked), and the family still manages to eat dinner together sometimes. The siblings get along well, especially the eldest boys, and after work Adam enjoys playing on his new woodworking bench. As I said months ago, the Edens are doing a really bad job revealing the dangers of fundamentalism from the outside. Most of the time. Life was not so idyllic for the Tobiaseses. Romano aged up into an adorable angelic munchkin, but his parents were not. happy. Elsie couldn't believe that she had followed all those stupid patriarchal rules and gave up her adolescence to serve her sister's family, all to experience infertility (based on the number of tries it took to conceive to Romano that's totally what was happening - though that may of actually been a blessing in disguise in terms of her union with Cale) AND be married to a guy who is lazy, literally insane and supposed to have authority her. Fornicate that noise. Cale decided that if he couldn't do whatever he wanted as whoever this "headship" thing was without a wife yelling at him, then he really didn't want to do it anymore. And they divorced. Cale kept the house, as he did buy it. Elsie Johnson got most of the money, sole custody of Romano, and her name back. She used the money from the divorce to buy herself a beautiful 3 bed 2 bath home in the Edens' neighborhood. They didn't have a ton of money for furnishings, so the house felt a little empty, but they did have each other. (And potty training.) Still, it was hard. Elsie was sad about the divorce and her questions about IFB teachings. Really sad. After when Romano (who is now going by Romeo because the cheese reference is just too painful) was sleeping she would call the sadness hotline. And as if that weren't enough, the married Edens showed up on her doorstep. Like the horny judgy couple they were. "Go back to Dad's Elsie, or come home with us. You shouldn't be living by yourself, with a kid and unmarried." "No, I'm working at the restaurant now. I'm a strong independent woman and I don't need no man." (Okay, mayyybe I added that last part in) "How independent are you if Romano sleeps at our house when you work nights?" (And I said...bitch??????) "Well I really appreciate you guys taking him overnight but I guess I'll put him in daycare then, with the smelly and unlovely heathens." "Fine, he can keep coming over. Take care of yourself." "Fine. Thank you. How do you keep your arms so slender after so many babies?" Eva did not answer that and Elsie went to her gorgeous new bedroom after this exchange to weep. (She actually did, even though this picture shows her sleeping) And yes, Elsie works nights still. She's working as hard as she can for a promotion which will change her work schedule. And tries to stay as close as possible to Romano even when she needs to nap. But I think they're going to be ok. Meanwhile, back at the Edens, Joshua attempted unsuccessfully to "save" a girl with NO PANTS AT ALL, which is way worse than wearing regular sluttish pants. Nike for real. And Kings (baby #10, remember him?) grew into a clingy toddler, Just before Eva and Adam welcomed blessing #11 into the world, little Chronicles, on Halloween on the Eve of All Saint's Day at the end of October. Everyone was SO EXCITED to meet her! ("Deuteronomy! Countenance now!") And we just can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for her! Thanks for being patient and for reading all of this if you got this far. Until next time, Edens out!
  19. Screw You Patriarchy Moment #1: Emily wears pants now. Screw You Patriarchy Moment #2: Emily gets a JOB. As an ASTRONAUT. She also moved in with a guy pre-marriage. But then, I always do this, because waiting around for them to find a partner autonomously would take too long. Plus my Sims don't leave the house much except to go to school/work. She goes on a date with Daniel Westbury to the Romance Festival. They get sakura tea together. Look who turns up!! That's either Eddie or Elijah getting sakura tea; I can't tell because he's not in green or blue. Which is why I always assign my Sims a colour. Daniel's eating fruit salad for breakfast, which is normal. Emily is eating franks and beans, which is not. Maybe she's a Bro Gary follower? *gag* Screw You Patriarchy Moment #3: PRE-MARITAL KISSING Y'ALL Daniel got so excited he decided to start fishing. It does actually make sense, as being an Angling Ace is his lifetime aspiration/wish/want (I forget which one it is with Sims 4). Nicole invites Emily over to the Granite Falls National Park. They don't stay long, for some reason, by which I mean they chat for a bit and then Nicole just walks off.... RUDE. Edward invites himself over, and meets Daniel. Neither Edward nor Nicole have commented on Emily wearing jeans; perhaps they're like the Bateses in that kids stick with the style rules whilst living at home, but they can decide their own rules once they've left. After all, Emily's still fairly covered, it's not like she's wearing a crop top and hot pants. Eliza comes over. Eliza plays the violin. Edward sits alone in the background. (Loser). They go on a date to a bar. Smooching occurs. "Daniel! What are you doing??" "YIBS!" (Simlish for YES!) Quick household swap to the Pearsons. Here's little Adam as a toddler. (Eliza's first kid) Nicole and Emily go to Chez Llama. The food takes way too long to arrive so Emily leaves. I'd got a notification saying that Daniel had come home from work, and I wanted to get them married. Dun dun da dun.... dun dun da dun... hurry up guys, get to your seats! (Slight Screw The Patriarchy moment in that Emily wears quite a form-fitting dress). Not sure how well Nicole, Eliza and Mark can see from the kitchen... Eliza and Emily eat their cake on the bed. Even long after everyone's left, Eliza's still playing the violin. Female Sims don't automatically take their husband's name after marriage; I went into full edit mode (cheat) to change Eliza's name. I'm gonna have Emily keep her Smith maiden name, and give any kids the double-barrelled name of Westbury-Smith (it flows better that way round IMO). I suppose a real "fuck the patriarchy" moment would've been for Emily and Daniel not to get married, or to marry after kids, but I feel she's broken quite a few of the family rules already. After all, plenty of feminists get married.
  20. Another one where the title says everything... Eliza brings Mark over to her parents' house. Things go well. Eliza shows off her violin skill. Mark is impressed. Mark and Eliza go on a date to the Humor and Hijinks Festival in San Myshuno. Luckily they had chaperones! With the Humor and Hijinks Festival, there is a competition between "Jokesters" and "Pranksters". Mark and Eliza joined the Jokesters. (Incidentally, both Nicole and Edward became Pranksters). It's separate beds... for now. (The jug thing in the background is the reward for a Gold level date). Still in the "getting to know you" phase. It's official! They're in a courtship! Well, THAT escalated quickly...! OHMYGODYES! Mark and Eliza didn't want to waste any time! This is at Myshuno Meadows in San Myshuno. (I did set Eliza's dress to be white, but I guess the game generated a random outfit when they travelled to the venue). THE FIRST KISS! I even got a notification saying that they were sharing their very first kiss Eliza entertains the guests. You'll notice that even though Emily wears pants now, she still wears a modest formal dress. Ahem... Congrats, Eliza! "We're going to have a baby!" "Hey Grandma!" "Huh? OH!" Lunch date at new restaurant in town, Chez Llama. It serves "experimental" food dishes, such as Volcano Pasta and Free Range Sixam Pit Beast (me neither). Never forget your Bible journal. Eliza elects to have a hospital birth. For some reason, you have your baby in this weird contraption. It's a BOY! Welcome to the world, Adam Pearson!
  21. Welcome back to 66 Goodbook Avenue! This one is a doozy. First of all, managing a home of 11-12 Edens has gotten a little crazy for Eva (and me!!!!). And as the Edens are so blessed by the Lord, the baby-making train shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. To help Eva keep sweet, the Edens grifted $7000 for a home expansion. Priorities- a third bathroom/second laundry room with second tub for the little ones, and a school room. As a result of the expansion, the boys and girls dormitories were slightly expanded as well. (Elsie's room remains intact though it is currently un-used) Additional items for family enrichment were also added to the backyard. Lastly, the Edens redecorated their living room with the MOST IMPORTANT verse of the Bible (KING JAMES of course), Genesis 1:28 "be fruitful and multiply." And boy have the Edens listened! A HUGE milestone for the Edens occured in June 2021, as the 10th little Eden, baby boy Kings, arrived. Welcome to the world Kings! We can't wait to see what the Lord --- yeah ok. Check out the swarming main floor! (2 Edens not shown) In the above picture you can also see Eva writing her latest manifesto, "Homebirthin' - the natural, easy, God-given way to bear quivers for Christ." Genesis had to clear her mind after witnessing the latest God-given no-drugs home delivery at age 12. Look how non-sluttish Genesis is, even while she works out. What a great example she is for her new children younger siblings. Speaking of new children...there is drama in the extended family. As you may recall, Elsie and Cale FINALLY received an incoming blessing from the Lord in their third year of marriage. Here, Elsie experiences the easy, blessed, Christ-honoring HomeBirth for the first time. And it's a boy!! What a blessing a first-born son is. Welcome to world little Romano! We can't wait to see- wait - Romano??? Isn't that the name of a cheese? Well. Though mama and baby are healthy, I still have some sad news for everyone. The courtship model did NOT serve Elsie and Cale well. Never able to speak in private before the wedding, Elsie did not learn that Cale was INSANE until after she was transferred to his authority. What's possibly even worse is that his life aspiration is...GRILLED CHEESE. I am not making this up. NO THANK YOU MAXIS for making that a life aspiration and for giving it to an already questionable townie. So, Cale is insane, all he cares about in life is grilled cheese, and he's been given authority over Elsie via a fundie marriage ceremony. So he named the baby Romano. He's hoping for a Brie next. Elsie was hoping that a baby would bring Cale down to reality, but this naming business was the last straw. All Elsie could do after labor was aggressively chop tomatoes and call Genesis over to break the tension. FREE ELSIE. Take Romano with you and RUN. Now before you get too sad, Elsie and Romano have been spending more time with the Edens lately. It may not be entirely fundie-realistic, but I need more for Elsie than a loveless marriage with an unpleasant man and I know you do too (seriously, Cale sucks and I didn't realize it). Keep your hopes up for 2022. But let's return to the Edens proper so we don't get too sad before we go. Samuel, #9, aged into a fussy toddler (YAY) with a surfer's hairdo before #10 made his arrival. And after #10 arrived, Adam and Eva were somehow able to enjoy a newly-wed moment in the kitchen. While their 9 other children slept upstairs! I really don't know how they do it! Oh yeah, and Eva's pregnant again. Because of course she is. Well friends, I apologize that this wasn't the funniest of blog posts, but it IS realistic. Looking forward to further expansions and the rescuing of a beloved sister next year, Edens out! Stay tuned!!
  22. We'll start where we left off. Where's the best place to have mommy-daughter time? The bathroom, of course. "I know, Becky, our dishwasher is, like, totally broken, and Daddy should, like, totally fix it, but he's just sooooo busy being an amazing Godly husband and father." "Why am I eating standing up when there are eight free seats behind me? I am so sick of this househo- oops, gotta keep sweet. Gotta keep sweet." "Yeah yeah your music is neat, Mrs Smith, but I'm just *that* much more interested in molding this clay." "So the square root of 169 is.... wait... why is there a plate in the way?" "Don't ask me. I'm a Bear." "I mean, I just LOVE having six children, but I sometimes feel like something is missing now my blessings are all growing so fast... Lord, help me to deal with this new season of life..." "Lemme just crank this up a notch, even though such a steep gradient makes me fall down... just a reminder that God has everything under control, and if I try to change things too fast, I slip up and need to slow things down to where God would have me." "Wait... wait... what's happening? Am I older? Oh no! Will I still be able to have children? I feel like life has gone so fast..." "Oh, help... now I'm older I'm feeling much less secure. My Bible journal has always helped. Lord, I pray that you will continue to support my family and I in the coming years, I'm feeling somewhat lost right now..." "I'm so thankful that the Lord blessed me with such skill in the violin so that I am able to glorify Him in so many diverse ways." "So what if video games are a distraction and not a direct way of glorifying God? I can earn money through doing this. Blicblock is hardly going to corrupt my mind." "I bet Mommy is so proud of me, I do my Bible journal without prompting!" "So what if talking to yourself is the first sign of madness? I'm just interacting with God's creation." "I can't believe Mom let me get my own place already! I am so excited to be in this new season of life and I am so ready to have as many blessings as God will give me... but I've got to find a husband first..." "FREEDOM AT LAST! I was never much of a girly girl. God, it feels so LIBERATING to wear PANTS. I hope Mom can see that wearing pants doesn't make me any less Godly."
  23. This is a non fundie family, the Farnleys. Consists of Anna and Matt, their adopted daughter Cassia, and their bio twin daughters Alicia and Maddie. Anna owns a restaurant, which is moderately successful. She's there at the moment. An elderly couple arrived, she greeted them. Suddenly, the male Sim got up... and DIED. Right there, in a corner of the restaurant. DUN DUN DUN Grim Reaper appears. I gave the post this title because the restaurant has always had a good ambiance rating (you don't get an ambiance rating per se, but it's one thing that can influence a customer's enjoyment). Witnessing a death is rather a dampener.
  24. Welcome back to 66 Goodbook Avenue! We've been away for a while, but now we're back with an eventful year 11 in the Eden saga. Leviticus began 2020 in a "bear phase" which is SEVERELY testing his fundie parents. (Though at least it's not a "unicorn phase" or something) Here, Eva experiences the trials of a large family as she tries to feed and dress her brood in time for church. It takes a good 2 hours plus one bear-less Leviticus in tears. Ah what a beautiful Sunday at True Believer's Baptist Church. We are surely in store for an uplifting message of loving thy neighbors whom are destined for Hell The wholesome gang's all here (baby Ruth not pictured)...including Elsie and Cale! And Elsie has a SHOCKING UPDATE for the Edens... She's expecting!!!!! Eva is of course, WAY more pregnant with her 9TH BLESSING, and Elsie is only in her first trimester with her first *cough Jill* but what a SWEET SISTER BUMP PIC they took together! God is so good!!! Eva and Adam also celebrated their 10th anniversary! "I just want to thank the Lord for his greatest blessing to me- my wonderful husband Adam. He works so hard for our family and leads us all closer to Lord. He's a great daddy and also not bad to look at! I thank the Lord for you honey and hope for many wonderful years together! -Eva" "Happy anniversary Eva! How many kids do we have now? -Adam" 8 Adam. You have 8 children now. Just kidding Adam! You now have 9 children! Welcome to the world baby Samuel! We can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for you! Precious baby Ruth aged up to an inquisitive toddler just in the nick of time. She and the next youngest, Judges, will probably be very good friends (both curious) until she has to be trained up as a lady. Enjoy childhood while it lasts Ruth! Come on, give us a smile! She's so precious. Ohh! That looks like the face of a fundie who just found out she's been blessed by the Lord again! Get prepared for child 10 Adam! That should be an easy number to remember. A pregnant Elsie visited the Edens to celebrate Joshua's birthday! This angelic, forgotten toddler is now a good, forgotten 4 year-old. Happy birthday Joshua! Mommy and daddy love you so much, even if they don't know who you are! As a minor detail, some of the children went to the park and curious little Judges got to be king of his own world for a moment. Free Judges! But back to the main story, it was getting rough y'all. 9 kids and another on the way. Messes, fights, diapers, the inexorable piles of laundry...something had to be done. Congratulations Genesis! For your 11th birthday we got you...a toddler! That's right! Precious first-born Genesis is being promoted to sister-mom and given a buddy of her very own- little 1yr-old Ruth. This was earlier than intended of course, but Genesis is just so mature for her age. And she loves it too! Plus Mama Eva is just far too busy with unsafe diaper changes to have time for her second-youngest. (Or third. Or fourth. Or...) What a servant's heart you have Genesis! Lastly, Leviticus' budding preacher's heart has been somewhat hampered by his latest fashion choices, but he's not letting that discourage him. "Hey Billie- for no reason at all, what's your favorite kind of cake? Also if you don't come back to youth group we're going to have to pray for your soul" - Leviticus, probably And that's a wrap on 2020/year 11. Everyone still gets to sleep at the same time, and there's only 4 children in each room, even if newly-minted sister-mom Genesis (age 11) is sharing with 1-yr old Ruth. They just insisted on sharing. How precious. Coming up in year 12- which Johnson sister will have their baby first and will Billie ever block Leviticus' number?! For now, Eden's out!
  25. Eliza and Emily will soon become Young Adults. So, courtship is nearly on the horizon. I decided to create a guy for one of them to court (I think I'll have him go with Eliza). So, say hi to Mark Pearson! Not the greatest picture, you can't see his face very well, but I think Eliza will find him a real cutie
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