Monthly Archives: November 2014

Nothin’ But Girls 12.2

Hey there Friends of The Zales!  Welcome back!  Last time, Lavender got married!  And some horsie things – but not much else.  This time – well, it’s a bit of an adventure.  Sort of.

Let us proceed with…da da DUMM!  ZALE CHECK:
Samali is asleep…
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Like she always is during Zale Checks.

Dear old Krypton is taking a bath…
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Cute little old man

Lavender is here at the spa getting a massage.
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Kyle – also being human is asleep in Livid’s old bedroom.
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I went ahead and assigned this bed to him.  Since Lavender doesn’t sleep, I didn’t feel obligated to make them a couples suite.  When Sam and Krypton pass, I’ll let Kyle move up there.  This will do for now.

Just after the Zale Check, I decide to go ahead and try to grab a couple SimSelves that are .sim flies.  With help from Nate (phyrcracker93) and the rest of you lovely readers I was successful in grabbing Pink’s SimSelf (FINALLY!) and Nate too.  I tossed you all in a two bedroom house.  Have fun with that.
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Hee hee hee.  Oh – and we also have Sammy Sama and Julia – as well as Jasmine Miller and Anne-Marie Kultura.  Pretend I wasn’t lazy and linked all those.

Hi guys, having fun yet?
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Just hang on, Lavender is on her way.

Julia and Nate are off to a winning start.
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It’s always Julia.

Lavender introduces herself.
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Nate heartfarts Lav, but Lav heartfarts the bathtub.
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While Julia sneaks off.  Oh Sims.

Then my game crashed.  I reloaded and ALL my settings were gone.  It was full screen, low graphics, memories enabled, supernaturals on, celebrities ETC.  AND when I opened the Zale file, I got a pop-up message about missing items that had been replaced.  Say WHAT?!?  What did I do?  AH!  I guess we’ll have to see what happens…

Well, this time around, Lavender meets Sammy and Julia.
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Good, make friends!

Lav gains entrance to the house, there’s a pop up about a Spring festival and *pOOf* Sammy Spins into food merchant attire and exits.
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Aw, she’s an adorable food merchant.

Everyone else gets on fine in their ceiling-free house.
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Albeit, tiny house.

Julia also joins the food merchant lifestyle.
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Toodles!

Nate makes some waffles.
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Lav and Pink have a chat.
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And Sammy adopts a…
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…um.. catdog?  A pet.  Sammy adopts a pet.

Lavender was still at their house when Hawk arrived at his new home.
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Aw, he’s a cutie little peanut!  I’m sorry I didn’t know if he was a cat or dog from the pop-up.  He’s adorbs.

I buy the family four sets of bunk-beds, and a few doggie items for baby Hawk.
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I even have Lavender fill the food dish before leaving.

Back at the estate, I start to notice the “missing items”…
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When I first saw this, I thought maybe end tables had vanished…leaving “small ivy” on the floor… I wasn’t sure though…

Hmm, this isn’t right.
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What’s with the random toy box?  I think that might’ve been the walker.  (FALSE: It was the play pen)  I’m missing tons of items – not just store items, but regular ones too.  I wonder what I did?

And then my whole computer went a little haywire.  In my attempts to make the game run better, I seemed to have really borked things up.  I’ll spare you the details, but I did a system restore and then reviewed my Zale save files.

I’m not sure who told me about this, I think it was Jenn, but I keep four running saves of the current house.  Zales in AP 1, 2, 3, and 4.  Each time I do a “save as” I replace the next save.  The most recent Zale file had all the missing things, as well as the next most recent… but the third one I checked had all the correct items, and was right about where I started this post.  Lav was at the spa, Sam and Kyle asleep, and Krypton was about to get in the bath.  It does mean the SimSelves are not in the game, I’ll try again some other time.  Right now, I’m just happy to have things back to normal.

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HA!  I thought it might’ve been tables – but no, game just replaced my lovely giant palms with tiny little ivy plants.  Sure…

But – I started playing, or trying to play over two hours ago, and now I’m right back where I started with the Sim Check.  This game is a ton of work.  Labor of love.  Stupid.

Then I took a cute video of Bailey playing with the horse ball – but I didn’t upload it so you’ll just have to settle for this:
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But seriously, how cute?

I love him.
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And all my horses.

The serious storm has spooked them, however.
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But Lav is here to calm them.

Since Lavender cannot ride while pregnant (stupid) she maintains her relationship with them by keeping them clean and groomed.
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Rain or shine.

I hope the garden thaws soon.
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We’re running a bit low on horse carrots.

Being on maternity leave, I have Lavender focus on reports.  She’s almost friends with Imogene Pelly, so we’re going to pay her a visit.
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Nice digs!  But no one was home except the dog.  Dang.

I decided people might be over at the festival.
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And I was right!  Imogene is here too.

We get our interview on, and should have two more people to write up reports on.
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I wanted to see if she could review the festival, but she couldn’t.

Back at home Sam enjoys some wedding cake.
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Aw.

You two getting along?
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Good.

We write a negative report on Imogene Pelly – for two reasons…
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…one, I’ve never done that before and two, I don’t think she’s a very nice Sim.  It didn’t even really damage their relationship.  Funny.

Aha!  My first spare romance!
Lilac starts a romance
They would have very ugly children.

Careful, buddy.
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Stoves are hot.

Baby bump!
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I think we’ll have a nooboo soon!

Livid!  You hussy!  That’s Lilac’s man!
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I swear there has to be more than this guy out there.

And then Tate goes back to Lilac.
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My guess is no, it will not last.

Apparently filling the already full water trough is the thing to do today.
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Clothing optional.

The garden is alive!
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It’s looking a little sparse, but at least it won’t have gone to waste.  Once it’s empty, I’ll probably just delete the fencing.

My cute couple!
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Way to spend time together ❤

Unstable Kyle rears his head.
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And ouch – arms aren’t supposed to look like that.
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I go ahead and have him “take deep breaths” whenever I notice the moodlet.  I don’t care if it’s cheating.

I spot these purple butterflies near the garden and decide that Lavender must catch one.
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Aw, it was fancy too!
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Worth 112 buckaroos.

Kyle:  WEE!  A HORSE! 😀
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Bailey:  Old phone.

Oh Sam, you cutie.
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Thanks!  Horses gotta eat.

Dang, we’re just trying to tend to the horses.
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Zombie attendance not required.

Stop – BABY TIME!
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While Lavender is heading off to the hospital, Sam is having a grand ol’ time with the zombie.
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Funny!

Lavender is almost all the way to the hospital, and Kyle and Krypton are just chatting away.
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Your wife is having a baby!  Although it DOES look like Krypton is saying “Get your bag and skedaddle!  Lavender needs you!” *makes air walking gestures with fingers*

Be safe Lavender!  I’ll be waiting for you, even if your husband isn’t.
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Due to Kyle’s rebellious nature, I bought him a motorcycle.
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Nice to see him use it, now get going!

It’s a girl!  I can’t think of a theme or anything, so I just name her Meg, and she rolls loner and easily impressed.
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Oh look.  She’s green/gray.  And not a boy.

But it’s still exciting to meet the first of a new generation.
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Although I’m hardly over the moon for her.

Loves.
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Make me a boy please.

Here’s the lonely baby I can’t be bothered to care about.
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And then I start feeling kinda bad.  It’s not HER fault.

Out for a late night ride on Leah, Lavender suddenly dismounts and…
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Shows us she’s pregnant again!
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It’s gotta be awfully cold in that skirt!  (Note:  Coldest, wettest spring ever.)

But romance is in the air, and Lilac and Tate announce their engagement!
Tate picks Lilac, finally
Looks like that little side thing he had with Livid was a one time thing.

I send Lavender around to do all the laundry, and catch Krypton working out very strenuously!
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And smelly.  Be careful old guy, you aren’t as young as you used to be.

I see your feelings towards Meg are about the same as mine there, Lavender.
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I didn’t want a green skinned girl either.

Kyle is nearly nekkid, and Lavender in her outerwear.
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Oh Sims, keep the romance alive.

It’s Love Day, so I send the household to the festival.
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Thought it’d be fun…

Except Lav can’t skate while pregnant, there’s no food vendors so she can’t get a snack…
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…AND she was invited to a part at the Pelly place, so we’ll do that instead.

I couldn’t find anything to do at this stupid party, until I discovered a radio upstairs.
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Lavender Zale embarks on my very. first. ever. Smustle!  I was so happy!

You are awesome, Lav.
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She really boogied!

A quick dance to show her appreciation for the invite with the hostess…
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…and then we head home.

I decide I need to at least take care of Meg.
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And give her some much needed love and attention.  There.  All better.

Ha!  Everyone’s getting their groove on today.
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Kyle was jamming, so I had Lav join him.

Hopefully this one is a boy who looks more like his daddy.
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Too sweet.

Aw, he’s definitely not stepping on her toes anymore!
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Precious!

Hi Sam! Just checkin’ on you!
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Still adorable, I see.

Nice Lavender.
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You always look so happy with Meg.

But hey – it’s her birthday!
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And probably the fetus too!

Grandpa Krypton gets his party on.
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So does starving Grandma Sam.
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Just hang in there, you can have cake soon.

Dad shoes up too, always in his underwear.
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Oh well, he’s handsome, so I don’t mind so much.

She’s a cutie.  And a human.
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She has her dad’s hair color and eye color – and is a bit bluer than her mom?  But the rest of her features are pretty much Lavender. Her favorite color is turquoise.

Her teddy…
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…is terrifying.

Time for Meg to teach herself some life skills.
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Have fun!

Aw dang, look at her little face.
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She’s pretty adorable, I have to admit.

Krypton continues to work out all the time, he might even max the skill!
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Hi laundry gnome!

Lavender shares her new baby news with her momma.
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Aw.
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Too sweet.

Gotta work on that last skill!
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And finished!
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Meg was an INCREDIBLY fast study.  Lavender didn’t even complete her second pregnancy and Meg is all skilled up!

Okay!  It’s TIME!
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THINK BOY!  BOY BOY BOY!

Aaaand… it’s a girl.  Mary is friendly and absent minded… BUT CHECK OUT THAT SKIN TONE!
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She’s my first non green/grayish baby since Juniper’s siblings.

Kyle cracks me up…
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Dragon!  RAWR!  And then does adorable things with his hands.

Oh little Mary – if only you were a boy, you’d be perfect.
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Kyle copes the way Kyle does.
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And for our grand finale pic!
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Heroic bareback pose.  The end.

Come back soon to see if we can EVER get a son out of Kyle and Lavender.  She may or may not be pregnant again right now – and if she is, it’s the last chance before the house is full.  It will make 7 Sims and 3 Horses.  Sam, Krypton, Kyle, Lavender, Meg, Mary, Fetus, Bailey, Lacey and Leah.  That means if this next one isn’t male, we need to wait for Bailey, Krypton and/or Sam to perish in order to keep trying!  Until then, Happy Simming!

SCORE:
Failing school -5:  1 (-5)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5:  8 (-40)
Passing Out -5:  39 (-195)
Self-Wetting -5:  30 (-150)
Accidental Deaths -10:  1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit -15:  0 (YAY!)
Births +5:  34 (+170)
Twin Births + 10:  9 (+90)
Triplet Birth +15:  2 (+30)
Fulfilling LTW + 40: 9 (+360)
Honor Roll +5:  15 (+75)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10:  11 (+110)
Every $100,000 +20:  6 (+120)
Spouse Tops Career +10:  3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10:  4 (-40)
Repo-man -5:  1 (-5)
TOTAL: +540

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A Winter Wedding 12.1

Hey Friends!  Last time Lavender took over and struggled to find a mate, but this time well… if you can’t tell from the title, we found someone!  Let’s get to it!

Zale Check!  Krypton is reading on his tablet.
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Sam is sleeping.
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As human’s are wont to do.

Lavender is still enjoying her mudbath.
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Too many man troubles.  Calmud take me away.

Levi is stinky and pumping iron.
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He sure works out a lot.  I’m telling ya, he did NOT like being called “chubby Krypton”.

Leslie is hanging out with the horses in the barn.
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I love my barn.

Bailey is out napping in the snow.
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I do not like my elder horsey snow napping, but he seems pretty comfortable… ❤

Lacey is in her stall.
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I think she is such a gorgeous horse, but she doesn’t photograph well since she’s so dark.

Baby Leah is about to take a nap on the barn floor…
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…Since she still route fails when she tries to do it in the barn. 😦

So sweet.
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I just love my horses!

Leah loves her daddy too.
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It’s birthday time!
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’bout time for Leslie and Levi to grow up!  Rather interesting, Leslie was like 8 days younger than Levi.  I got a pop-up for Levi’s birthday, and thought Leslie would be right after that, but NOPE, so I checked her stats, and she was WAY younger!  I was all “I thought they were twins?” and had to go re-read their birth post to see… anyhoo…

Birthday!
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I hardly recognize Lavender in her work outfit.

Leslie rolls great kisser – joining loves the outdoors, grumpy, disciplined and supernatural fan.
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Worth noting that she grew up in one of best EA outfits I’ve seen in a LONG time.

A quick little makeover to fix her hair and give her favorite color some attention and VIOLA!
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Leslie!  Her LTW is Martial Arts Master, same and her grandmother Juniper.

Levi rolls star quality – joining eccentric, bot fan, athletic and artistic.
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HOLY MUSCLES.  All that working out as a teen seems to have taken effect!  Good heavens!  His outfit isn’t bad either.

But seriously, look at this guy.
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Look at those thighs!  I added some body hare to distract from his freakish shape.

I also gave him a dorky ITF hairstyle.
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His LTW is Illustrious Author.

I let them eat their cake…
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…then it’s ADIOS!

Note: I selected “kick out” but they vanished.  I think there aren’t enough houses in town.  Dang.

No one left but Krypton & Samali, Lav and the horses.
So few
At least they’re all pretty happy!

This is Lavender’s cute “athletic” outfit that I made for her.
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I keep forgetting to have her change into it to go riding.  But ti’s been so cold, she’s been wearing her outerwear.

I’m just so happy with Lavender and the horses.
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It was definitely a nice turn for the Zales.

Hmm, that dude Barrington, who Lavender met through online dating, and then stalked to his home only to find out he’s married, had a daughter.
Heather huh.
I do not approve of their use of my name.

Silly baby still can’t nap with her momma.
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I thought it might’ve been the wall light, so I scooted it all the way over by the hay (and it’s not snowing inside… stupid barn) but that didn’t help either.

And then, even though she routefails half a dozen times, with NO action on my part…
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She managed to curl up and fall asleep.  Maybe she just can’t be TOLD to nap, and has to nap on her own.  Oh, I should probably say, it’s an ISBI, but I control the horses and pets.  Always have.

Bailey was well-rested and his exercise need was low, so I had Lav take him on a snowy midnight ride.  They ended up here.
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I couldn’t quite get proper pictures, because when I hit TAB all these tree branches were in the way, but it was stunning and ethereal.  Truly amazing.

True Love.
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I’m bummed he’s an elder.  I just adore Bailey.

Lavender finally doesn’t look like she’s flopping around in the saddle anymore.
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I feel like it’s been Winter for EVER, too.

It’s Snowflake Day!
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Lavender orders a pizza and threw a party!  Samali helps out by getting the pizza, carrying it all the way around the house, then serving it next to the BBQ on the back patio.  😐

This little old lady is a party crasher named Sofia.
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She brought presents, so she can stay.  And also, there’s that Shaun guy.  I’m going to let Lav try ONE MORE TIME with him.  This is also when I realized that Levi and Leslie had vanished.  There were not on the list of Sims available for invite.

Livid certainly makes an entrance!
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She fell on her butt a moment later, HA!

Lilac is here too!
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Hi dear!

Lavender calls everyone to open presents.
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I found the three sisters sitting together adorable.  But then my game crashed!  I thought I’d lost a ton of playtime, but when I restarted it was just before the party!

Okay, party take two – this time it appears that Lilac is the one who’s been busy in the future.
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And this woman is our party crasher this time.
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Her name is Vallari Chandra.

Then my game crashed AGAIN.  Fine – no party for you.

Lav still had the wish locked in to order a pizza, so I still did that a third time, then sent her and Lacey off for a ride, but HARK!  A MALE!
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Ride aborted.  Begin operation seduce pizza man.  His name is Kyle Sleater.
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Okay Lav, he’s a little boring – maybe even faceone – but let’s just see, shall we?
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He’s a compatible sign!
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AND he’s single.

WE HAVE ROMANCE, PEOPLE!
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He didn’t stick around for long, but that’s okay!
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We made some progress on finding a mate!

What.  The hell.  Is this?
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Good heavens.  A mouse over told me it is Gretchen Bedlington – but how freaky?

Oh.   Apparently it’s a very late trick-or-treater.  It’s actually SNOWFLAKE day, not Spooky Day.
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But at least we’re not being invaded by blue alien children.

And my game crashed.  AGAIN.  I went and cleared my cache files, did a little clean up, and it definitely ran better.

However, since my game had been so finicky, I had saved JUST after meeting Kyle.
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So on the plus side, we get a boyfriend out of him, this time around.

And as cute as they are together compatibility wise…
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…he’s definitely a faceone.

I have them head off on a date anyway.
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Maybe I’ll have to give him a makeover?
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I do like them together.

I was out with Lav on her date when the camera panned home…
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…It’s Krypton’s birthday!  Oops.  Sorry buddy.  I hate missing former TH birthdays.

He isn’t impressed.
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I decide that all those years of flowing hair, that he’d go a little bald in his old age, and finally grew out that stubble to a proper beard.
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I think he looks flippin’ adorable.  Very “Grandpa Eccentric Alien”.

Back to Lavender’s date, I decide that I need to get Kyle out of his work clothes.  I have them head on over to the public pool and make them dive in.
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Tada!
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I was surprised to see that hair hiding under his hat.

After their outing to the pool, Kyle and Lavender return to her house.
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Kyle may have gotten a little tan while at the pool.  Hee hee hee… I had to change his face some, he was absolutely Faceone.  I sculpted his nose, cheekbones, chin and mouth, and I obviously darkened his skin.  He had those purple-ish eyes all on his own, however.  I think he looks amazingly handsome – if I do say so myself.  I know it’s a little cheaty – and I was planning on taking Lavender to the future to spouse hunt, but the two of them genuinely were getting along so well.

Oh look!  He’s childish!
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Reminds me of Ramon.  Aw.

Check out this couple!
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I love him.
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In the steam of the sauna (which we did NOT have cheaty woohoo in) we ask him to move in.
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He agrees!

Welcome to the household, Kyle!
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Check out those traits!  I’ve never had unstable before.  I didn’t even look when I had in him CAS, so this was all a surprise!  Rebellious, unstable, childish and dramatic… he’s like, the poster Sim for mental health awareness.

I swear, it’s been Winter forEVER.
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Lav and Bailey enjoy another ride together. ❤
Lavender went looking for friends and colleagues to interview for her job.  She’s had a couple promotions and now needs to write up events and people.

Upon returning home, the new couple enjoy a meal together.
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Looks like an interesting conversation?

Speaking of the new couple, I think it’s about time they made this permanent!
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Aw.
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Cuties.

Kyle is so funny and emotional!
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He pulls these lovely crying faces…  He thinks about her all happy, and Lav thinks about when she can head off for her next ride.  Too funny.

Sam and her daughter talk about the snow together.
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Samali is ready for grandbabies!

Alas!  Look at what has happened!
oh DEAR
Is this something I can take care of without controlling him?

Oh dear, he barely knows who he is?
oh my
I’ll have to send him to the hospital – make it his one YA action – it’s just before the wedding!  We can’t have him like this…

I hope he’ll be okay.
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There’s an event happening later today!
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But before the wedding, there’s also a couple birthdays today.

I trigger them so they do not interfere with the festivities later.
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Leah is becoming a full grown horse!

She looks nearly exactly the same – just bigger.
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I honestly found her spots more appealing when she was a baby – grown up she looks a little silly to me.  But I still love her.

I caught these two in an adorable hug.
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Just before Sam’s birthday!
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In her swimsuit…

The whole household arrives to cheer.
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Ha, everyone’s face.
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LOL.

Sam is NOT impressed.
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But I think she looks just lovely.
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I decide that all those years of reading fatigued her eyes, so she wears glasses now.

Some of the wedding guests have arrived!
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I forgot that I gave Livid a full on makeover that would work if she won the TH poll, so she looks like a bride!  We can’t have that…

There we go.
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All better.

Um, excuse me maid?  Go around maybe?
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They’re all crooked now, thanks dude.
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*grumble grumble*

The guests are adorable.
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The woman on the left is one of Lavender’s co-workers.

Rings.
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Rings
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KISS!
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Tada, married!

Adorable.
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My little indoor Winter wedding.  Krypton in his athletic gear really ties the party together.

Cake cutting!
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And then of course, first dance as husband and wife.
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Even though he kept stepping on her feet.

While Livid eats wedding cake, she also adopts a puppy!
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Funny 🙂

Hey Liv?  You’re being a bit of a creeper.
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Your sudden outfit change does not make things better…
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😐

It’s okay though, Kyle only has eyes for his new wife.
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The moment the last guest had left, Lavender pops pregnancy stage one.
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Phew!  Close call!  I keep getting fortunate.  Ike and Tahiya got married while she was pregnant too – just finished in the nick of time!  Lavender immediately wishes for a boy – so do I!

She scurries off to tell her mom and dad.
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(She actually told Kyle first, but he was outside in the dark on the waterslide, so I couldn’t get a good picture)

You’re going to be a grandma, Samali!
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And with that, the first of Generation M is on the way!  AMAZING!

That’s all for now!  Come back soon to see what’s next in store for those Zany Zales!  Happy Simming!

SCORE:
Failing school -5:  1 (-5)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5:  8 (-40)
Passing Out -5:  39 (-195)
Self-Wetting -5:  30 (-150)
Accidental Deaths -10:  1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit -15:  0 (YAY!)
Births +5:  32 (+160)
Twin Births + 10:  9 (+90)
Triplet Birth +15:  2 (+30)
Fulfilling LTW + 40: 9 (+360)
Honor Roll +5:  15 (+75)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10:  11 (+110)
Every $100,000 +20:  6 (+120)
Spouse Tops Career +10:  3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10:  4 (-40)
Repo-man -5:  1 (-5)
TOTAL: +530

Can’t Find a Man 12.0

So, the polls have been closed aaannndddd…

It’s a TIE!  Of course.
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Blog Poll
Yup, Lavender ended up with 15 votes, and so did Livid…

I decide to go with Lavender, after much thought.  As much as I want a human, and I’m SO TIRED of the aliens, I also don’t want a face clone of Samali.  Lavender is a mixture of her parents, and with he equestrian trait, means HORSES!

On the plus side, I downloaded story progression, so hopefully Livid and the rest of the spares don’t just languish and fade away.

So with that – let’s get started!  Generation 12 has taken over!  Zale Check!

INTERLUDE – so I prepped all of the above message over a week ago, then I had to go and get sick.  Like so sick playing video games didn’t sound like fun – SO  sorry for any delays, and let’s get this show on the road!

ZALE CHECK:   They’re all still doing the birthday thing from the end of the last post… so here’s Krypton, Samali and Leslie:
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Don’t look so thrilled, Sam.  Hee hee hee.

Lilac…
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Our new TH Lavender!
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Who’s in for some fun, let me tell you!

Livid,
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Who I will miss in all her human glory.

And Levi!
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The dork.

Before I could really get started, the lot needed some work to make room for…
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HORSES!  Look at that lovely barn and pasture!  I do believe it turned out quite fine.

After I’d finished building, I was just messing around in the house and I noticed this!
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One of the Rirefly Roseus one of the Zales caught is escaping!  See it?  Weird…

Lav:  Hey horse shelter?
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One horse please.
(Everyone in the background:  WOOO!! PARTY!!!)

And just like that, Lacey the foal joined the household.
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Her name was Lady, but I changed it to Lacey… and I love her.

Aw…
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Ignore the palm from inside merging through the wall to be outside… I keep meaning to move that.  And with that, we say adieu to a couple of spares.  Livid and Lilac have moved out.

It’s awfully stormy, let’s put this little foal away.
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She has the “missing her mom” moodlet, which is just dreadful, but before too long Lav is her dear friend and she doesn’t mind being away from her mom anymore!  Yay!

Check out the nice cozy barn!
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Aw…
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Horsey Love.

For some reason, she can’t “nap” in her stall.  She gets a routefail and then the action cancels.  I reset her and it worked for a little while… but it’s very annoying!  Any ideas?  I tried both stalls.

And way to go Sam.
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The broken dishwasher is becoming a trademark in this house.

Apparently the sad little sleeping ball of horse is very entertaining.
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Krypton, Levi and Leslie watch the little girl sleep.

It’s stormy and there’s thunder and lightning!  Lavender rolls a wish to calm down the scared foal.
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Easy there – you’re safe.

Aw…
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Lavender makes everything better.

Everyone’s favorite all powerful event arrived!
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Never leave the house?  Ha!  She leaves the house all the time.

You do get to see Levi and Leslie’s formal outfits I made for them.
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I don’t remember why I went all fairy for Leslie… but since there’s no prom, there ya go.

Krypton and Sam are in their wedding finery, of course…
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I always think “I should change that” and never do.  Sam just wants to get some use out of that lovely gown.

Oh Zales.
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That picture pretty much sums up the entire history of this family.  And nice hat, Lav.

Surrounded by her maladjusted family…
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Diploma toss!

Since we’re downtown, Lav heads over to join the journalism career.
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A bit more fun that using the phone, computer, or newspaper.

Back at home, we tend to the baby.
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So much horsey love.

Hey!  WHO ARE YOU!?
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With all the horsey goodness, wild horses keep stopping by.  SHOO!

It’s Lacey’s birthday!
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How stinkin’ cute amongst the falling leaves.
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Phew!  She’s huge!
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I guess I’d just been so used her being a baby.  But I think she’s beautiful!

Don’t you?
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Here’s Lavender’s outerwear, she certainly LOOKS the part of a fine horsewoman!

There were 86 apples in the fridge, and about near as many carrots.  I stole them all and put them in Lav’s magic pockets for horsey treats.
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Fantastic!

They certainly look like a quality team…
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Even if Lavender usually appears to be about ready to flop off.

They rode over to the equestrian training grounds were Lav met Cruz Martingale-Midden.
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She’s attracted to him!

But, he’s in a relationship.
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We ask his sign to grant Lav’s wish, and then head on home.

Speaking of home, let’s see what the rest of the idiots are up to.
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Levi is practicing ballet.

Krypton and Samali are asleep together… Aw…
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Except why Krypton is SLEEPING I have no idea.  I guess he just wanted to see what it was like.  He hasn’t done it since childhood.

Leslie is clapping about fake fruit.
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SO glad I checked in.

After their outing, Lav puts the gorgeous Lacey away in her stall.
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She’s such a fine horse!  I just love her!

Okay, it’s 5:36am on a Sunday –
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We need to find this lady a spouse!

Maybe we should try our hand online?
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A quick profile for Lav, looks pretty good!

We brows a few profiles and I send messages to the ones I like.
Barrington Calvin Kanoa Rodney
I didn’t care too much about traits, just the genetics I liked.

And then I decide we need another horse!  (That and Lav rolled a wish to adopt another one)
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The only one I really like is an elder gentleman named Bailey.  And WOW that’s a “special” heart I drew next to him… good heavens.  Anyhoo, old horses need homes too, we’ll take him!

I keep finding, like an entire herd, of wild horses on the lot.
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I mean, I don’t blame them, the horse set-up here is pretty posh… but they lag my lot a bit.  I need to put up the “no stray horses” gnome.

Moments later, our dear old fella Bailey is here.
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He does not like newspapers in his way.  Isn’t he sweet?

LESLIE ZALE!
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That is a good way to freeze to death!

Anyhoo, hey sweet guy – have an apple.
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84 left in inventory.

Aw, makin’ friends with the holiday lights on the barn.
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D’aaawwwww!
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I can’t stop taking horse pictures.
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I love them so much.  ❤

MAKE ME A FOAL!
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❤ ❤ ❤

Let’s see if Lav can get a date!
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Dude, Kanoa is a jerkwad.
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Calvin’s rejection is okay – we accept both Barrington and Benjamin.  Although I’m pretty sure Benjamin is married.

GASP!  LESLIE!
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I sent Lav there in the background to check on the horses, and I saw the lump on the ground!

That dark blob is Levi autonomously thawing her out.
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Ridiculous.  Imagine if I didn’t have Leslie in that stupid hoodie for her swimwear?  She’d be extra frozen.

With Lacey unable to be ridden (because FOAL!) Lav takes Bailey out for an early morning ride.
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There’s that damned palm leaf again.  Someone remind me to move that.  Or rotate it or something.

I’m so glad Lavender is the TH – even though she’s an alien.
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I’m having so much fun!

Before too long, Bay and Lav are galloping along with ease…
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But it’s time to head home, Lavender has a career based LTW to work on!

After her first day of work, I send Lav to the local karaoke bar to try to meet a mate…
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There’s no one there but a scantily clad Imogene Pelly who instantly spins into a pregnancy swimsuit and the female proprietor.

There was a man upstairs, that jerk Kanoa from online dating.
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He likes her just fine in person!

But he’s in a relationship… I think they all are!
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Story Progression takes all the dudes – man.  I might have to plop down a lot full of random single men.

I have her call Barrington, also from online dating to see if he wants to join her.  Screenshot-56He said to try back in FIVE HOURS… so fine… Karaoke time.

She’s terrible, and Imogene boos her.
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But she’s also adorable!
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Even when she forgets the words.

You know, when I eventually DO have a human TH?  I’m gonna feel like they’re TIRED ALL THE TIME.  I’m hereby completely SPOILED by aliens.  Normally if you had a Sim out, after a long day of work, and their hopeful date says “try back in five hours” the night is a loss, your Sim won’t make it that long!  Lav though?  She can go all night!

Man, nothing but women in this town!
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Look!  It’s Gracie!  She co-stars in LISBI by LaserKatt!  Nice to see her.

I get a pop up it’s Happy Hour so Lav buys a round for all the ladies and Mr. Kanoa.
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Ha, Gracie has a tramp stamp. HILARIOUS.

Oh look, another lovely female.
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Where are the men in this town?

We get notified that Barrington can’t meet up.  So fine.  We’ll stalk him.
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Nice digs!  I’ve never seen this house before, it’s flippin’ awesome.

While waiting for Barrington to answer the door, I get a pop-up about Levi learning how to make an alien snowman!
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It took about six years to render, but tada!

Back to the task at hand…
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Yes Mr. Busy – let her in.

Aaannnd… he’s married.
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I have Lavender let him know how VERY WRONG it is to post a dating profile online when you’re MARRIED… we’re struggling here, folks.

Back at home, surrounded by the warmth of her family and familiarity of a broken dishwasher…
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Lavender decides to give up on men for awhile.

Human men, that is… Bay is the only one she needs.
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He even took her to work!
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They were out for a ride when it was time for her to head to work, so Bailey just automatically took her there.  It was awesome.

Krypton is enjoying being out from under my rule, doing things like sleeping and…
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…ballet.

Sam is adorable and as sweet as ever making waffles.  She’d rolled a wish about a decade ago to make “great” waffles.  These actually turned out to grant that wish!
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I was very happy when that happened.

Levi and Leslie are on their way to school.
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Note:  They both made honor roll.  +10

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He’s texting some old lady – we can break that up!

Oh man, He’s texting Livid too!?
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Hurry and get off work, Lavender!

Hmm, not a good start…
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You don’t like him?  He DOES have kind of weird eyes… but YOURS are alien, so maybe not be so picky?

He has kind of a weird face, but right now, I’m just elated to have found a male!
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She talks about her work, and other happy friendly things…

He’s kind of cute?
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No?  Don’t care! LOL

No, where are you going!?!
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STOP!  The fate of the legacy is in your hands!

LAVENDER!  HE’S GETTING AWAY!
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*sigh*

I have Lavender call him immediately and invite him to the winter festival.  Screenshot-79He blows us off for that, but after Lav returns home, agrees to meet him at the Zale Estate.

Thank heavens.
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I’m afraid he might be our only hope.

A quick chat with mum to kill time.
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Come on Shaun, where are you?  (That’s his name – Shaun – in case I didn’t mention it before)

He’s COMING!
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Yay!

OMG, that outfit…
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…  Well, that’s okay, we can fix that… FLIRT LAV – FLIRT!

WHAT!?!
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SON OF A…

Okay, he’s an idiot, we’ll give up on him… AND while I’m wasting all that time worrying about Crappy Dresser Creepy Face – I miss an important happening – making me hate him even MORE.
Lacey had her foal!
I name her Leah.

And I love her.
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Look at the precious peanut?
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She’s spotty and adorable!

❤ ❤ ❤
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So much loves.

Even Leslie loves the new addition.
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And with that, Lav gives up on the men of Appaloosa Plains and settles into a relaxing mud bath.
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We’ll have to figure something else out, when it comes to the future.  😉

That’s it for now!  More updates coming soon!  Whatever shall we do with Lavender?!?  Until next time, Happy Simming!

SCORE:
Failing school -5:  1 (-5)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5:  81 (-40)
Passing Out -5:  39 (-195)
Self-Wetting -5:  30 (-150)
Accidental Deaths -10:  1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit -15:  0 (YAY!)
Births +5:  32 (+160)
Twin Births + 10:  9 (+90)
Triplet Birth +15:  2 (+30)
Fulfilling LTW + 40: 9 (+360)
Honor Roll +5:  15 (+75)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10:  10 (+100)
Every $100,000 +20:  6 (+120)
Spouse Tops Career +10:  3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10:  4 (-40)
Repo-man -5:  1 (-5)
TOTAL: +520