?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
24 May 2011 @ 08:51 pm
Canterbury Cove - a BaCC: Week Seven - Carnahan 2  
Photobucket
Why yes, this would be another update of Canterbury Cove! This term has been really strange in that the closer I am getting to the end, the less homework I am getting. Usually it is the other way around. For my six classes that I have this term, only ONE has a final. I am so stoked for finals week because that final happens to be in my yoga class... Anyway, I hope you all are having a wonderful week and that you enjoy this installment of Canterbury Cove.

Photobucket
Having grown up with such a big family, my parents and my three siblings, I wasn't sure how I was going to do living on my own. However, I really want to have a family of my own now and there is only so much room in our family home so I decided to move out on my own and start my own life.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
This is my little house. I quite like it, even though it's not very big. It has three bedrooms, though only mine is decorated right now, so I definitely have room for my future family to live here.

Photobucket
Some visitors came by to see my new house and to offer to help me move in my stuff. I thanked them and asked them to come inside.

Photobucket

Photobucket
This man told me that he had a son that he really thought I would hit it off with and offered to set us up on a blind date. I said that I was willing to meet him, and to my surprise, he called him up and had him come over right then and there.

Photobucket
His name was Fred Albert.

Photobucket
I thought he was pretty cute.

Photobucket

Photobucket
We had a nice time talking and getting to know each other.

Photobucket
And he even offered to help me to make lunch for all of my guests.

Photobucket

Photobucket
However, after hanging out him for the day, I really didn't feel any feelings for him other than friendly so we decided to just be friends.

Photobucket
Later that night I invited my family over to see my house and also Richard and Bailey Albrecht.

Photobucket
Bailey and I actually have a lot in common as we are really family oriented and I think that we are going to be good friends, despite the fact that she is a bit older than me.

Photobucket
During dinner, my dad told me that he knew a guy that he thought I would really like. I agreed to call him and ask him on a date. I'm sure that my dad wouldn't set me up with a bad person.

Photobucket
I called him up, and we talked for awhile. His name was Stephan Donaldson and he seemed like a really sweet guy.

Photobucket
We decided to meet up at the Albrecht Auditorium and we had a really great time.

Photobucket

Photobucket
He asked me to dance with him and I agreed. He was just so handsome! How could I resist?

Photobucket
Before I knew it, I was getting my first kiss.
Overall, we had a really nice time and agreed to get together again soon and I couldn't wait.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
In my free time I started writing and during the week I ended up publishing two books.

Photobucket
After earning a little money from my books, I decided to purchase a store. I've always loved playing games and since there isn't yet a place to do that in Canterbury Cove, I figured it would be a nice place for families to come and hang out. I called it Gamer's Cove.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
It wasn't much at first as I didn't have a lot of money, but I knew once it started earning some money that I could fix it up and make it really nice.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
Besides, the customers really seemed to like it and I was quickly learning a lot about running a successful business.

Photobucket
A few days after our first date, Stephan called me and I invited him to come over to my house to hang out.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
The date went REALLY well.

Photobucket
I told Stephan that even though I hadn't known him for a long time, that I really felt a connection with him and I asked him to move in.

Photobucket

Photobucket
He told me that he would only move in if I agreed to marry him. There was no way that I could say no.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
(Stephan Donaldson - Knowledge Sim)

Photobucket
Soon after he moved in I realized that I was pregnant when I started getting morning sickness.

Photobucket
We decided to move the wedding up early so that our baby wouldn't be born out of wedlock.

Photobucket
Everyone that I loved, and even Fred, showed up to watch me get married and become Mrs. Stephan Donaldson.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
The ceremony was wonderful. It's still hard to believe that I am a married woman, but I love every minute of it.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
The reception was a lot of fun.

Photobucket
And I even saw my sister get her first kiss with Fred! I wonder if that will go anywhere.

Photobucket
I decided to change my look now that I was married. I just figured that with a mental change that a physical one would be nice to go along with it.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
Not soon after our wedding, my pregnant belly began to show and I started to get really excited.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
I decided to visit Gamer's Cove to try and earn some more money so that we would have enough money for when the babies came. Even though Stephan has a great job, I still wanted to contribute something. Stephan's wedding present to me was some money to makeover my store. I think it looks so much better, and much more appealing now.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
I really love all of the time that I get to spend with my friends and neighbors. It is a lot of fun working at my work. It hardly feels like work at all.

Photobucket
Stephan enjoys his work too and he has been steadily climbing the ranks.

Photobucket
After what seemed like forever, I finally went into labor. My pregnant belly just seemed so large. I had started to joke with Stephan that I was going to have quads just like my mother did.

Photobucket
(Ian)

Photobucket
(Kensington)

Photobucket
(Jacob)

Photobucket
(Delilah)
Perhaps it was not something I should have joked about! It seems that fate heard me and decided to have a laugh at me instead. Even though I say that, I really do love them all. It's just a lot of work and it was quite a surprise.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
Luckily we were able to prepare the two rooms and make them into two nurseries for the babies.

Photobucket
Although I was worried about how Stephan would feel about having four babies, he really loves it.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
I invited my family over to meet the babies. They all really loved them and told me that they are quite beautiful. Of course I agreed with them, but I may be biased. I especially want to give my parents a chance to see them since I am not sure just how much more time that I will have with them.

Photobucket
Stephan also took the chance to get to know my family a bit better. They all really like him and they agree that I made a good choice in marrying him.

Photobucket
Overall, a good time was had by everybody. I'm really glad that I have such a loving and caring family who is willing to stand by my side and help me when something crazy like having quadruplets happens in my life. I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world.


Stats:
Rotation: 7
Households: 4 of 6
Playable Sims: 26
# of Total Residents (PS + Graves): 26
Community Lots: 11 (0 NPC - 1 Military)
Business Districts: 0
Universities: 0
Downtown: No
Sim Multiplier: 4
Population: 104
CAS Sims Available: 8/11
University Funds: $309,060
Number of Fires: 5
Number of Burglaries: 2
Number of Electrocutions: 1
Number of Graves: 0

Businesses:
Club Carnahan - Russell Carnahan - 6
Electric Avenue - Russell Carnahan - 10
Odds and Ends - Russell Carnahan - 10
Purrfect Pets - Jackie Carnahan - 10
Fresh Fish and Veggies - Cameron Lieman - 10
Douglas Firniture - Cameron Lieman - 10
Just Dance - Cameron Lieman - 3
Albrecht Auditorium - Richard Albrecht - 9
Delights - Richard Albrecht - 9
Alina's - Alina Albrecht - 6
Gamer's Cove - Abrianna Donaldson - 4

Careers:
Architecture - 0/1
Business - 2/5 (Richard Albrecht, Stephan Donaldson)
Criminal - 0/1
Law Enforcement - 1/1 (Bailey Albrecht)
Military - Unlocked
Music - 1/Unlocked (Alina Albrecht)
Slacker - 1/1 (Joel Webber)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- I was definitely NOT expecting the quads, not in a million years. However, if I've done it once I am sure that I can do it again.
- I was quite pleased to see that Stephan was already in the business career. If both he and Richard reach the top, that will give me two business districts fairly close together which will be really nice for my SM and population!
- I thought that Fred was cute, but he and Abrianna only had two bolts. So, I had her call up Stephan, someone that she had met at one point and who I saw she had three bolts with, and I thought they were just too cute to pass up.
- I LOVE that each baby is different. I was also really happy to see that Russell's green eyes popped up. I was hoping that at least one of the grandkids would get them.
 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
 
 
 
(Deleted comment)
olivethegreatolivethegreat on May 25th, 2011 05:29 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Abrianna is probably one of my favorite born-in-game sims ever. I just love the facial expressions that she makes.
flatpack on May 25th, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
Abrianna's gorgeous as an adult.

Ouch! Quads two generations straight (so far)? Have fun playing all the babies, it's not like they won't be utterly adorable. :D
olivethegreatolivethegreat on May 25th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I love her.
Yepp... and there is a little surprise next update at Becca Carnahan's too! It isn't quads though. haha
Attic Box: L2atticbox on May 25th, 2011 06:11 am (UTC)
Wow! Quads! Now I'm sure that was quite the surprise.

I really like Abrianna's house, especially the porch. That is a rather neat design. :) I also like her game business. It does look like it is coming along really well and I like how you've decorated it.

I also like how you had a gathering so that other members of the family could meet the new babies. That is such a nice idea. :)

This was a fun update and I really enjoyed read it!
olivethegreatolivethegreat on May 25th, 2011 03:31 pm (UTC)
It definitely was... haha.

Thank you! I got the idea from a house that I used to live nearby when I was younger. I like her game business too. I really wanted to make a place for families to come and hang out and since her OTH is games, I thought it would be perfect.

I wanted to do that since Russell and Jackie really don't have much time left. Also, I really like for my sims to stay close to their family members so I like to invite them over so they can keep their relationships up.

Thank you! :) I am glad that you liked it.
jungfrun68jungfrun68 on May 25th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
The gaming business looks perfect! Also, congratulations (?) on the quarduplets :)
olivethegreatolivethegreat on May 25th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I really like the gaming business. :) It should be fun to send sims there.

And... yeah... thanks haha. I really only wanted them to have one or two since I am trying to keep my population down, but the game has other ideas I guess.
Antimaccassar: Art - Coral Necklaceantimaccassar on May 25th, 2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
Quads? *falls off chair* You brave girl! I would NEVER ever download that hack. I have enough trouble with twins!

Their house is so cute! I love the way you did the porch.

Abrianna's wedding hair is too cute! Is it from Maxis traum?

I am so glad the family got to get to know the babies and Stephan! What a cute family scene!
olivethegreatolivethegreat on May 25th, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
I know... especially since that makes twice now! =S

Thank you! I really like how the house turned out.

I'm not sure where it is from, I will look next time I load up body shop or go into the game.

I really enjoyed doing that. I am going to try to get the families together at least once a week at each house so that they can have strong relationships with each other.
sidgwicksidgwick on May 25th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
Adorable family. Not much to say besides the fact that the pictures are lovely and I'm looking forward to your next update.
olivethegreatolivethegreat on May 25th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And thank you for taking the time to comment. :)
untidyfanuntidyfan on May 25th, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
Wow! Stephen and Abrianna are a very cute couple, and I like her new makeover! I guess quads are genetic, too. I can't imagine raising four babies at once, but maybe it will be a little easier this time, now that the town is more developed.

Game Cove is doing very well. Any tips on running a business like that? They just seem to languish on me.
olivethegreatolivethegreat on May 25th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think they are cute as well. :) I love Abrianna's makeover. I liked what she was wearing before, but it just didn't fit her to me.
I guess they must be. They are quite a handful, especially as toddlers, but I've done it once and I am sure that I can do it again.

Hmmm... I don't really know. I usually have a lot more trouble with them than I do businesses that sell things. I just make sure to put in things that the customers will stay at for a long time because then they are more likely to give stars. It's kind of a trial and error thing. All of the sims love the mahjong table and they spend a lot of time playing poker as well. I also try to have my sim become as friendly with the customers as possible because positive social interactions can lead to stars as well.
bacc_krowbacc_krow on May 26th, 2011 09:39 am (UTC)
Abrianna is a really pretty sim. I love the front of her house! :3 Her wedding was lovely, so are the quads. A great variety of genetics there, yay for you. :D I like Game Cove, it looks like a place that would be loads of fun to hang out at. I hope it goes well!
olivethegreatolivethegreat on May 26th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I had fun building the house and I love the porch area of it.
I was really excited for the variety of eye colors. I was really hoping that someone would get Russell's eyes, and they did!
Gamer's Cove has been an awesome place to take my sims so far. And I had a lot of fun with it when Abrianna was working there.
itlandm_simsitlandm_sims on May 26th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
Quad genes! Perhaps you will get one set in each generation... ^_^
olivethegreatolivethegreat on May 26th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
Don't jinx me! haha :)
carizzo08carizzo08 on May 27th, 2011 01:08 am (UTC)
I love Abrianna and her family! I can't wait to read more :)
olivethegreatolivethegreat on May 27th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Among the Chaos: Adam and Iriseien_herrison on May 27th, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
Bwahahah, one of a set of quads having quads, what're the odds :P (I can laugh because I half-expect this to happen to me, too.)

Stephan looks lovely, and I adore Gamer's Cove -- good luck on getting the business districts!
olivethegreat: abrianna carnahanolivethegreat on May 27th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
I know, right? haha

Thank you! I'm pretty close to two now, I think. :)
(Deleted comment)
olivethegreatolivethegreat on April 5th, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. :)
I got that outfit here. Sentate makes a lot of other awesome stuff too, if you haven't seen any of his other stuff before.