November 03: Autumn Happenings

It’s been a while, I know. Sometimes this thing called “real life” gets in the way. Shocking, I know. ūüėČ

Either way, here we are again. During the last month of my SimSummer (August), I made a post with all sorts of little stories about things that had happened during the summermonths. Because that worked rather well, I decided to do the same again with for the autumnmonths when the last month of autumn (November) arrived.

Here’s what (some of) my simmies have been doing during the autumn of 03.

An afternoon and an evening with the Masons

Colin, Naomi and Liam are a happy family, but everyone who knows them will be able to tell you the one thing they really¬†really want: another child. However, wanting a child doesn’t always mean getting a child. Especially not in the case of Naomi and Colin. So one Septemberday, Naomi went off to the hospital yet again for another fertility treatment…

Screenshot-115She sat in the waiting room, not all that happy… The treatments didn’t make her feel well and so far it hadn’t worked yet… They had been trying since Liam was only two years old, and by now her boy had already started school! How long would this have to go on for?

Thankfully, Naomi had a great doctor in Aaron Harvey. He always made her feel at ease.

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After the treatment, Naomi went home to lie down for a while before Liam would come home again. She was glad for the fact that Alice had not given her her own class at school this year. Working as a substitute for a year meant it was a bit easier to take a step back every now and then when she felt she needed it.

When the evening fell, she felt a bit better and prepared a nice meal for her family.

Screenshot-166After dinner she helped Liam with his homework…

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Screenshot-169…while Colin did the washing up and cleaned the counters. He’s a firefighter¬†and¬†he cleans! *Sigh* Hold on to this man, Naomi, hold on!

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When Liam had finished his homework, it was time for bed. He brushed his teeth and mum read him a bedtimestory.

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Screenshot-173Later that night, Naomi and Colin decided to put yet another fertility treatment to the test… It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it…

And! It WORKED! Naomi is pregnant! Hooray! The little Mason baby is expected to arrive in March 04!

A whole bunch of babies for the Robinson sisters

You may remember me mentioning somewhere how sisters Annabel and Evelyn were both pregnant. Annabel for the third time and Evelyn for the first time. Annabel was due in early autumn (September), her sister in November.

For the Griffiths family, a new addition meant they had to move house. Their old home was quickly sold and they bought a very nice new place on the next street over.

The whole family quickly settled in their new home.

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The girls each got their own bedroom, they had shared one ever since Ellie was born.

Screenshot-44 (2)The move came just in time…

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Meet Justin and Vicky!

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Two months later, Justin and Vicky had a little cousin…

Screenshot-40First time dad-to-be Zach rushed his girlfriend off to the hospital immediately.

Screenshot-42A few hours later, they came out again, carrying…

Screenshot-45…Valerie!

They took her home where new mum Evelyn put her in her brand new crib.

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Julian’s 1st birthday

In October there was a little party at the Marshall residence. Baby Julian was no longer a baby! It was his very first birthday!

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After cake and presents, Erin took her son for a stroll.

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The weather was quite good this October, so they walked all the way through to Bumblebee Quarter, where Erin had a great idea; wouldn’t it be nice to have their family picture taken? She quickly called up her husband and asked him to come meet her at the photostudio.

Screenshot-13Kyle seemed umm… excited to have found the place?

Even though Kyle apparently had a problem with the place, photographer Gareth Magee knew what he was doing and took this familyportrait:

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Jasper and Eva

Just to show it wasn’t all baby this past autumn, here are two pictures to show what happened between Jasper Adams and Eva Wyler

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“Jasper, how would you like it if…”

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“…my house became your house too?”

It turned out Jasper liked that very much actually!

And with that, the autumn came to an end. Despite the warm autumn weather, snow started to fall the moment December came knocking. But more on that another time!

The Palmer family

Palmer famZach Palmer¬†is a total geek. Smart, loves to read and ALWAYS behind a computer. He knew so much about computers that he decided to make teaching about them his job. Still, we shouldn’t stereotype Zach too much; because he DOES have other interests aside from books and computers. He loves cooking and is a total family man. Oh how happy he was when his girlfriend Evelyn turned out to be pregnant. He was overjoyed with the birth of Valerie.

  • Age: Young adult
  • Born: November 1972
  • Traits: Computer whiz, bookworm, family oriented, genius, natural cook
  • Job: IT teacher
  • Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Father: Mr. Palmer
  • Mother: Mrs. Palmer
  • Siblings: –
  • Children: Valerie
  • Other family: –
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: Zach didn’t have much luck with the ladies, growing up. But Evelyn was the exception. They had been in the same class since they were kids, but didn’t get close until they discovered they had a shared interest in comic books. For an art assignment they were partnered and decided to make a comic together. Zach thought out the story line and Evelyn drew the pictures. Their friendship was a fact and it all went from there.

Evelyn Robinson has one great passion in life; dancing. She’s been dancing since she was little and nowadays teaches ballet to the little ones. She loves working with kids and knows talent when she sees it. Evelyn also loves to paint and draw and still occasionally works on comics with her boyfriend. She is so happy to be a mum!

  • Age: Young adult
  • Born: July 1974
  • Traits: Athletic, artistic, friendly, family oriented, lucky
  • Job: Ballet teacher
  • Zodiac: Cancer
  • Father: Simon
  • Mother: Helen
  • Siblings: Annabel
  • Children: Valerie
  • Other family: Zoe, Ellie, Vicky (nieces), Justin (nephew)
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: Evelyn had some boyfriends before getting together with Zach, but never felt as comfortable with anyone else as she does with Zach.

Valerie Palmer¬†is a dreamy little girl. She loves playing with paint and play dough and is quite easily distracted. Luckily for her, it¬īll be a few years yet before she has to pay attention to school work.

  • Age: Toddler
  • Born: November 2003
  • Traits: Artistic, absent minded
  • Job: –
  • Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Father:¬†Zach
  • Mother: Evelyn
  • Siblings: –
  • Children: –
  • Other family: Simon (granddad), Annabel (aunt)¬†Zoe,¬†Ellie,¬†Vicky,¬†Justin¬†(cousins)
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: –

Stories
In bold where (one of the sims in) this family has a main part.
* August 03: Those Summer Days
* November 03: Autumn Happenings
* May 04: Making May Memories
* November 04: Courtship
* March 05: The Honeycomb Valley Athletic Festival