Sunday, August 19, 2007

New House, New Life


Lot: The Bostic Homestead - Dovie, Andre, Yasika, Zeon, Trudy and Braelen

Last Visit: Skillin' All The Way To Uni

Editor - This entry starts Round 16 in Prosperity Falls. Take a look at the house below. Do you recognize it? It is from a television show that was in primetime in the '70's. I will take all correct guesses, draw one winner, and add that SimSelf to the Townie pool in Prosperity Falls. Email your guess to asimwen(at)gmail(dot)com with "GUESS" in the subject line. All entries due by midnight, August 31st, 2007.

Zeon here. Me and Trudy graduated from University. I moved back home to mom and dad's house, well sort of. I had gotten a letter from dad tellin' me he had moved everyone to the country and that I should simply come home to a different address. Mom (Yasika) decided she didn't like the house anymore that Aunt Ramey and Aunt Pachionetta had bought decades ago for the Bostics. I was apprehensive. I had envisioned Trudy and I raising our children in that large three level home.

But when I set foot on this place, I realized there was nothing to worry about. It had a large yard we could put out a garden, and a storage shed where dad had placed all the skilling objects. Upstairs was 5 bedrooms and down stairs had a large country kitchen and a large living room with a great fireplace. The other house didn't have those things.

Well, as soon as I got settled in, mom took me aside and got me caught up on the Misson. She said, not a whole lot going on. I find that hard to believe. I am sorta out of the loop with all that. The delivery of reports from Uncle Zaed is spotty at best. Mom acts like it is of no concern to her. So I will just do my best. Mom wasn't really into the Mission much anyway. She said she did her part by spitting out children. There is more to it than that. Sometimes I wish I was in the 'echelon' of Anotothians that were 'in the know'. Ah well. I will do what I can. Perhaps I am too human.

At any rate, Trudy and I immediatly went Downtown to go shopping for our wedding clothes. My cousin Xaun was there, as well as Gertrude Strickland-Capehart. She is a distant cousin of dad's.

Trudy met a new citizen of Prosperity Falls. (editor - this is the Atari Shirt guy first seen in The Enforcer.)

Trudy said he was quite rude. She was busy telling him all about her life, gawd, the girl talks alot, and she said he just seemed to ignore her and eat the burgers she had cooked. Eventually she came inside and we shopped. The man didn't even tell her his name. She said the whole experience was quite unnerving. Said there was something about him she couldn't quite put her finger on.

Xuan: So, Gertrude, word has it you are pregnant.

Gertrude: I think I am. Ya know, I have the signs.

Xuan: Ah. Barfing and stuff like that?

Gerturde: Man oh man the barfing. I can't get over it. Keeps me sick.

Xuan: My wife Joy had bad morning sickness too.

Alien Chatter........

Ruby: The king wants a word, Xuan!

Xuan: Huh? What? I'm busy networking!

King: Xuan! Information as come to light regarding the paternity of Qyrstal Robbins!

Xuan: Qyrstal? The youngest of Quavi and Joy?

King: Xuan. (exercising extreme patience). Joy knows.

Xuan: Knows what? The kid is Quavi's.

King: Do you remember what she cried out when she was in labor?

Xuan: Ummmm.....something really hateful. Not surprising.

King: She said: (Xuan hears lots of shuffling around, switch flipped) "Ahhhhh! The baby is coming! *LOTS OF ALIEN CUSSING* Whoops..where did that come from? Xuan Robbins if you EVER do this to me again!!!!!!" Xuan - Does that ring a bell?"

Xuan: I figgered she was delirious.

King: Look at this. It is a page from the book that Ruby keeps on you.

Xuan: Book? What book?

King: I will let Ruby explain that to you some other time. Look at this!

Xuan: It shows....shows.... I'm DA DADDY!

King: Yes. Good job, Xuan!

Xuan: Errr...thanks? I think?

King: Keep up the good work!

Alien chatter dies out.....

Trudy and I started garden right way. Dad had even had a green house built. He said he figgered all the senior citizens in the house would need something to do. Well, guess who started the garden. Me and Trudy got lots of gardening experience in the garden at our dorm back in Uni. I think dad had ulterior motives when he had the greenhouse put in.

I guess we were home a few weeks when we finally decided to have a wedding right there at the new house.


Mother of the Groom

Father of the Groom

Brother, Sister and Sister-in-Law to the Bride

Brother-in-Law to the Bride

Sister to the Bride

Tomas, friend of the Family, Scally, Brother-in-Law to the Bride

Party crasher - actually far cousin to the Bride

Dovie - Aunt to the Groom, Lia - far cousin to the Bride

Grandmother to the Groom

Great Aunt to the Groom

Of course, the Groom

Last but not least, the sick Bride

The wedding went off without a hitch, except, as soon as Kyanne took a bite of wedding cake she went to the bathroom and got sick. I wondered if J'Adore Bakery had sold us a bad cake.

Well, it turns out it wasn't a bad cake. During the wedding party, Trudy got a call from her gynocologist's office.

Trudy was pregnant! Apparently, she got pregnant long before the wedding took place. Heh. At any rate, the honeymoon was still a blast, even though Trudy was a little ill. It was great to get way for a while, before work began.

I remember going off to work the first day. I was working for Trudy and our baby.

I worked hard, right into my own television program. I cook on TV. It is probably the easiest job I have ever had. And I love it. I might move on to something else though if this job isn't challenging enough.

Right around that time, Trudy had our baby.

She had my son in the kitchen right in the middle of supper.

His name is Braelen, and he looks very Bostic. I am so proud of him.

Trudy was able to start working after Braelen was born. Although she loves being a mother, she was happy to get to work. There was no need to hire a nanny, as mom and dad was in the house to help care for Braelen, as well as Aunt Dovie.

By this time the garden was nearly ready to harvest. Dad had spent alot of time there, as well as with the fruit trees he had brought in and planted. Dad managed to get a bronze badge in gardening from the local gardening club. He acted like it was just the best thing that ever happened.

They awarded me with a gold badge. Now I can talk to plants. Hahaha

One afternoon I heard someone on the swingset out in the front of the house. I recognized immediately who it was. It was the man Trudy was talking to when we went to buy our wedding clothes. I thought it odd he was on our property, let alone swinging on a child's swing set. I went out immediately to talk to him, but he quickly left.

Braelen's brithday came up all too quickly. I had not done much to tell him about the Mission. I know I should. But it seems as if no one cares at all if I do. I haven't heard from Zaed for the longest time, and mom zones out these days. I will do some research on this.

My boy is really very Bostic. Freckles, and brown hair.

He spends his days with doting grandparents fluttering over him, and playing outside in the garden. He has a pampered life.

Trudy is now a celebrity of some sorts as well. She is in the athletic Hall of Fame. I am so proud.

Well, I can only hope that my life with Trudy is as loving as the life mom and dad have had. We shall see.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS THIS ROUND: TOC and LTW: Zeon - Celebrity Chef, Trudy - Hall of Fame. Both perm plat. One new Sim - Braelen.


Anonymous said...

Man this Atari guy shows up everywhere!

Great job Wen!


Infinity-Nevermore said...

Yay Zeon! Trudy is beautiful and Braelen is cute. I was surprised to see that he's freckled. Good job on the LTWs. One question though, what color are Braelen's eyes? I can't see from the pics.

ASimWen said...

Hi Fini - Braelen's eyes are the Strickland purple. :) I too was really surprised at his skintone. That is the wonders of the genetics of this game.

aerisblue2000 said...

Braelen is a real cutie; I love that freckled custom skin. The new house is real nice, I hope they'll be very happy there. I hate moving sims, it's such a chore, but sometimes it's worth it. 5 bedrooms, now that's not a house ... it's a mansion.
Loved the update.

ruby said...

Congrats on a very successful round. Yeah for Xuan, how he gets in to every update lately I dont know *giggle* but he usually drags my name in there with him .. *cheesy grin*
I love this atari shirt guy LOL he's crackin me up

Melissa said...

Ahh! Braelen is a cutie. He looks a lot like his Grandpa Andre. I see my "twin" Lia showed up to the wedding, but I did not. Huh! =)

QueenofSimtopia said...

Congrats Xuan!!

Great round. You have so many Anothians Wen!! It's amazing...

Something tells me theres something special about that Atari shirt guy... guess we'll have to wait to find out more!

Bubbs said...

Who is that RUDE atari guy???

The King is interupting Xuan's networking?? HAHAHA! Oh - that is Xuan's kid, interesting... at least the King is happy.

I wonder why the bride is sick? Could it be...yep she is with child!! Cool, the Bostic skin tone is still around!!

Why is the Atari guy on their swing set? Why won't he talk to them???

Sally said...

Ah ha! Guy in Atari Shirt. Who is he and what does he know?! And is Zeon feeling left out of the Mission? Best get breeding then..!

Rachel said...

Interesting wedding dress choice. Holy man, round 16!!! You're almost done. Happy & sad at the same time. Nice job as always.

Christine said...

Congrats to Zion and Trudy on their marriage, and achieving their lifetime wants! Braelen is a real cutie. Love the freckles :) Super update!!

Mandie said...

Great update! Braelen is adorable. I love that freckly skin tone! It was so cute to see all the family turn out for the wedding...including the dearly departed members!

Hannah said...

Congrads to them! Braelen is so cute! Hope everything keeps going well for them!

Katie said...

im finally caught up! how much farther do you have to go in this challenge? you're doing great!

Chrissy Brown said...

In the family photo were Andre is waving is lol