January 05: Ice Ice Baby (Pt.1)

January in Honeycomb Valley consisted of hardly anything but snowmen, skating and romances, so in other words: Ice ice baby!

The Morning After…

After what, you ask? Well, after New Years Eve of course. There were few loose ends to tie here and there… Instead of the morning after, we could just say new years day, yes. Same difference. 🙂 Say what? You don’t know what happened on New Years Eve? Then read this first.

Seth and Sarah

Awww, Seth is such a lovely boyfriend! First he gave Sarah a necklace for their anniversary and now he made her pancakes for breakfast as well. Which his dad and sisters enjoyed too. But where is Hannah…?


Still in bed? And she didn’t even have a big NYE party… Hannah has not been well lately… We’re not sure what’s wrong with her though. Hopefully she’ll get better soon. Elliot brought her breakfast up to her for when she’d wake up…


Daniel and Sadie

Dan‘s new years kiss had had a good response from Sadie, but after that moment they both had to go home quite quickly, so the first thing Daniel wondered when he woke up was if it had just been for the night or if Sadie actually felt the same way about him as he did about her.

So he sent her text, saying “Goodmorning beautiful girl, did you sleep well? 🙂 Xxx”


Sadie was just up as well and was actually contemplating if she should text Daniel when her phone beeped.

Texts to Sadie

Oh happy day! She sent a text back: “Hey :)) Yeah, thanks. I had a dream about you… ❤ xxxxxxx”


Daniel, happy to get her text, decided to give her a call and ask her out on a date.


Sadie of course said yes, which pleased Dan to no end.


We’ll check back with Daniel and Sadie later!

Luke and Susie

Susie had a bone to pick with her boyfriend about last night.


“And I just felt really old… And you were talking to and dancing with all these younger girls… Now, I don’t want to be the jealous girlfriend, but I’m just scared you’ll like them more than me, because they’re not so old…”

about last nightLuke let Susie rant for a while and when she got up to clean the dishes and finally stopped talking, he managed to get a word in.

don't worry“First of all, you’re not old. Secondly, you were the most beautiful girl at that party. Hey, you’re the most beautiful girl at any party! And I’m sorry if I didn’t pay enough attention to you, I really am. I just get caught up and don’t realise these things.”

move in with me“And then another thing, you’re here all the time anyway, how about you move in?”

Susie was overjoyed by this question!


Hmm, we’ll leave them be for a second and go see someone else this morning after…

Emmett and Abbey

After last night, Emmett thought his changes with Abbey might actually be turning. So like Daniel, he too sent a text the next morning. His was far less romantic though and just said “Awesome party :D”


Upon receiving this text, Abbey sent back :”Thanks. I’m glad you came.”


Wow, Emmett, you may be right…

***Note: Since both Emmett and Lucas have shown interest in Abbey, I decided to let her wishes decide who, if anyone, she’ll end up with. After the New Years Eve party she suddenly had the wish to “kiss Emmett”. Well, well, well…***

How the Day Went On…

Daniel and Sadie

From the moment they met later that morning, it was clear to both Daniel and Sadie it had not been just a New Years Eve kiss…


They started their date by skating on the canal


And even tried a spin (and failed)

sd skateThey then had some hot chocolate at the pancake house

drinks and cakeThey built a snowman


And had a snowball fight


Around 2, they needed to go back to Daniel’s house, because they were to have rehearsal with the band later.

While Seth and James weren’t there yet, Daniel and Sadie used the garage/rehearsal space for a different purpose…

make out

Seth and James arrived together and were let in by Dan’s dad, Oliver, who sent them straight through to the garage.


Daniel and Sadie were able to pull away from each other just in time. They didn’t want anyone to know about them yet -it was still so soon- and were especially unsure how their bandmembers would respond. For now, let’s keep it between us.Screenshot-48

And The Hot Wings rehearsed just like they always did. Here’s hoping you’ll get lots of gigs in 05, guys!


Luke and Susie

Susie’s day was already made after Luke asked her to move in with him, but it got even better when they decided to take Spider and Snow out for a winter-y ride.

They went to one of the lakes where they first built a snowman

ls snowmanAww, it’s beautiful! Very deserving of a picture! Under the watchful eye of Boy of course.


Boy also watched when Susie and Luke tried the ice.


Susie was a bit wobbly.


But Luke turned out to be a real pro!

Luke awesomeSo it was only natural he would help Suse out.


It seems Boy was a bit jealous though… Judging by the way we found the snowman…


When it got dark, Luke, Susie, Spider, Snow and Boy headed back home (and I’ve never seen those signs on the rocks before…)


Boy apparently needed some one on one attention, so when they got home, Luke took Boy out to their favourite place behind the church.best friend boy

Awww, Boy… She may be his favourite girl, but you’re still his favourite Boy. 😉


When fresh snow began to fall, they walked back home.


More ice in…
part 2

Mr. Bennett and Miss Watson

Bennett-Watson fam

Luke Bennett  grew up around animals. His grandfather used to run a ranch in Honeycomb Valley and his dad had one in Appaloosa Plains, where Luke and his sisters grew up. When his grandfather died, someone needed to take over the Honeycomb Valley ranch. Luke was more than eager to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps! He immediately packed up his things and moved with his dog Boy and his own horse Spider. Luke’s ranch is also home to Raven and Sparrow, Jacqueline and Anna Newman‘s horses, and to Snow and Travalda; originally owned by Luke’s grandfather.

  • Age: Young Adult
  • Born: October 1980
  • Traits: Social butterfly, Equestrian, Loves the outdoors, Vegetarian, Handy
  • Job: Horseman
  • Zodiac: Libra
  • Father: Mr. Bennett
  • Mother: Mrs. Bennett
  • Siblings: Jennifer, Melissa, Amanda
  • Children: –
  • Other family: –
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: Luke was always popular with the girls, but horses were always his biggest love. Until he met Susie, that is. He was head over heels, almost immediately, but it took her a while to warm up to him and get over their age difference. Luckily, she eventually did.

Susie (Susannah) Watson loves 50’s and 60’s style fashion, horses (a passion she shares with her niece) and being creative. Susie lived in Bridgeport for years with her boyfriend Craig. Susie loves painting pottery and creating other home decorations and always dreamt of opening her own shop selling her creations. But like Craig always said; dreams don’t pay the bills. So, Susie got a job writing for one of the Bridgeport newspapers and her dream of her own shop got shelved next to her other dream of being a mother. And then it all came crashing down and Susie was left in her thirties, unemployed, single, still not a mother and back living with her parents. What happened, you ask? Read on. It’s all revealed under Susie’s romance history. Luckily for her, her luck turned when she moved back to HV. She met Luke…

  • Age: Young adult
  • Born: August 1969
  • Traits: Artistic, loves the outdoors, family oriented, equestrian, great kisser
  • Job: School administrator at The Beehive
  • Father: Michael
  • Mother: Nancy
  • Siblings: Lucy
  • Children: –
  • Other family: Kyra (niece), NathanNick (nephews)
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: Susie met Craig at a university gathering. Susie was studying literature and Craig studied law. She loved Craig, she loved him dearly and oh, the things we do for love. Susie couldn’t wait to start a family with Craig and waited and waited and waited for the day he would ask her to marry him. That day never came though, despite Craig’s promises of “one day”. Craig spent most his time at his father’s lawfirm though, where he made partner in 02.  Craig worked overtime more and more and constantly had social events to go to. Susie often went with him but always felt rather out of place. And then there was that one time. That evening in May 04 when they went to yet another one of the firm’s “gatherings”. Susie wasn’t feeling well and went looking for Craig to tell him she was going home. She found him. Yes, she found him alright. In a far off corner of the hallway. With his coworker Sandrine. And the things they were doing… Well, let’s just say his hands were hiding somewhere up Sandrine’s skirt… After this, Craig had the nerve to tell Susie it was not him, it was her. Sandrine was more… “his kind of people”, you know. And maybe it was best if Susie moved out.
    In HV she met Luke. It was clear early on that he liked her a lot. But Susie worried about their age difference. He was only just 20 (he was 24) and she was nearly 40 (she was 35)! It just couldn’t happen! Luckily the battle between Susie’s heart and her mind was eventually won by her heart…

In bold where (one of the sims in) this family has a main part.
March 04: March Merriment
June 04: New Beginnings
August 04: Meanwhile, in Honeycomb Valley…
September 04: Brand New
* October 04: Is it Scary…?
* November 04: Courtship
December 04: …and a Happy New Year!
January 05: Ice, Ice Baby
March 05: The Honeycomb Valley Athletic Festival
April 05: Spring Surprises
* May 05: Changes
October 05: Moving On
* November 05: To the Hills!
* December 05: Come Together
* January 06: Life and Death


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