Thursday, October 24, 2013

Season One - Summer - Caliente

Caliente Family of Pleasantview

Nina Caliente - Romance - LTW woohoo 20 sims 

Dina Caliente - Fortune - LTW Hall of Famer

First up, we made some changes to the house.

Original first floor.

New first floor.

Original second floor.

New second floor.  Notice the balcony is now a bathroom.

Original roof.

New roof.   

Of course more will change as I go.  I just can't help myself.

So, Maxis has it set up so that I can have Dina ask Mortimer Goth to marry her.  That won't be happening.  I don't make 1 bolt marriages just because they say I should.

Never the less, Mortimer is lurking outside and Dina invites him in.  They're both acting flirty.

Things escalated until Dina and Mortimer wound up in the hot tub.  

Nina found a job as a golf caddy.  She wanted a woohoo so she invited over Don Lothario.  You know Don, he's always willing.

Later that night, despite a full house full of awake people, the family got a visitor...or two.

Didn't you get the schedule?  This is my night.  Do you WANT to get bit?

Nina and Don were busy upstairs.  Dina was trying to get a bite in before bed.  Mortimer was relaxing in the hot tub.

The Burglar took the couch.

Then the love seat.  By that time Dina had made it to the phone.

The cops showed up.

Mortimer checked out the scene.  Then he headed on home.

Don watched the cops take the thief away.  He then headed out as well.

Luckily, the cops caught him so we got some cash back.  Wow.  What a night.

Dina is very upset that her couch was stolen...even though it's been replaced.

Oh dear.

Nina's turn to be upset by the burglary...even though she slept through the whole thing.

The sisters, who are NOT friends but more strangers living together, share a moment.

Wait?  I thought it was....  So, Dina & Mortimer took one round in the hot tub and made a risky baby.

Dina's first husband, Michael Bachelor, comes out to haunt.

Son of a baseball player.  It would seem one round with Don produced a risky baby too.

Not how I'd pictured this round going.

Dina & Nina's waistlines began expanding.  They went downtown to buy cellphones and cheer themselves up.

Dina was fine with just meeting some people.  Nina prefers to really get to know someone.

Eventually they headed on home.  Nina is constantly eating and it seems to do no good.  She's constantly starving.

Of course stunts like this don't help.  

Time flies and soon it was baby time.  Dina went into labor first.

Dina had a daughter that was named Ella.

A little while later Nina went into labor.

Son of a baseball pitcher.

Nina gave birth to natural twin sons...

Elberto and Elonzo Caliente.

The old bathroom has been converted into a nursery of sorts.  A nanny has been hired.

Dina has settled into working on her career.  Nina is working on every guy she meets.  This is Gabriel Green who came home from work with her.

And that's where we leave this family.  Way to many babies and two sisters, who still aren't quite friends, who will have to buck it up and become moms.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Season One - Summer - Burb

The Burb Family of Pleasanview

John Burb - Family - LTW Golden Anniversary

Jennifer Burb - Fortune - LTW Business Tycoon
Lucy Burb - child

The Burbs just moved back to Pleasantview.  They moved into this slightly modified starter house.

It's very simple and basic which leaves them enough cash to buy the things they need.  Right next door live the Oldies in an identical house.

I should admit now that I have never been a fan of the Burb family.  I LOVE John but have never liked Jennifer.  They started out as a one bolt couple.  I set out to fix that.  I had to if they were going to stick it out until a golden anniversary.

So it turns out John has a thing for stinky women in glasses and hates black hair.  So Jennifer got a makeover.  I find that I actually like her better with the brown hair.  She looks nice.

Jennifer has a thing for men in glasses and makeup but hates cologne.  So John bought glasses and lip gloss.  We added stubble to counteract the lip gloss.  Yes, I can live with this.

We now have a two bolt couple who will stay together until the end, barring any tragedies.  Now we can get on with things. We bought some basic furniture and Cornwall (?) Capp walked by.  Jennifer greeted him and started making friends.  The only people the Burbs know are the Pleasants who are related to Jennifer.  Daniel Pleasant is her brother and his daughters are her nieces.  

 The welcome wagon show up.  It's their closest neighbors: the Oldies and Brandi Broke.  

After the sun set, John made soup for everyone.  Everyone sat around and chatted.  It was a relaxing evening.

The next day John started his new job in the politics field.  It was the highest paying job available so he took it.  Jennifer was trying to hold out for her dream job.  With the day to herself, she went downtown and purchased cell phones for herself and John.

She stayed for a while.  Another storm came up and started zapping folks.  Issac Bell was one of the unlucky ones. 

Jennifer taught Lucy to study.  John was still working I think.

Which was to bad as Jennifer really wasn't feeling well.  After a few visits to the bathroom, Jennifer went to the computer and accepted that political job that she didn't really want.  It would have to do until she could find what she was after.

Eventually, Jennifer announce that she was expecting.  John of course was over the moon.

John and Lucy celebrated in their own special way.

If Lucy was uncertain about having a new baby brother or sister, she only shared that with her monkey.

The family continued to meet everyone who walked by.  Mostly, that seemed to be people from Veronaville.  Perhaps their street was a cut through to downtown.

The Monty's and the Capps especially were very loud vocal people.  Their "discussions" in her home seemed to raise Jennifer's blood pressure just a bit.

Especially when the fists got to flying.  Rude.  That's what it is.

And in the midst of the chaos, Lucy quietly became a teen.

Lucy chose the life of popularity.  She hopes to have 20 best friends someday.  So far she's only really friends with her cousins.

She got a makeover since I knew I had a hair style that would look perfect with that outfit.

The next morning after John and Lucy had left for the day, Jennifer goes into labor.

She gives us a lovely daughter.  She was named Loren.

Pink was added to Lucy's purple room in the form of baby furniture.  I doubt Lucy will like it but there is really no where else for it to go.

John was thrilled to have a daughter.  He wanted a baby very badly.  He is doing well in the politics field and has had several promotions.

As summer turns to fall, we leave this happy family.  Jennifer still longs for her dream job.  John is working on a promotion.  Lucy is making friends.  Loren is almost a toddler.