The Sims Life & Times

The Sims, as anyone who plays can attest, takes on a life of its own. I created this blog so I could keep track of my sim stories and share them with others. I've always wanted to write stories but unfortunately I'm not very good at it lol I am hoping that just as my house building has improved so will my storytelling abilities.

My main family is called the Snookers. My goal was to move 1 sim into Relfamtown and see how the population would grow. I hope you will follow along with me.
If you would like to see all the stories in the Relfamtown series then click on Snooker Chronicles to the left and start at the bottom of the list.

UPDATE - Well since I had a major meltdown and lost Relfamtown, the Snookers are now in Sim Heaven and there will not be anymore updates on them :-( Out of the bad comes good though and Tesime is a new neighbourhood that I created for the Test of Time challenge. I hope you will enjoy their stories as well !

Want to start Tesime at the beginning ? Click Here
Tesime Family Tree - Click Here

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Tesime - Round Five: The Lindt chapter

Welcome to the world little Abner ! Yes those are the people who will raise you - you will get used to them. Gideon being the good son spent some time in the garden. They all understood that a good crop meant a better life - being a Skin 1 family and ( all ) boys to boot wasn't going to get them that Emperor's title ( though they weren't really sure what an Emperor was :-P ). Rebecca was becoming a really good cook and it was showing ! The men in Tesime weren't the only ones to be storing up an extra layer of fat for winter - problem with that is there is no winter in a South Pacific island *sigh* Time was zipping along and almost everyone had an aging ceremony. First up was Gideon *swoon* I think those puppy dog eyes that he got from his father, Samuel, will cause quite the commotion among the girls. And just to practise on someone other than his mother, when April dropped by he was more than willing to hang out while she was having a bite to eat - I told you Rebecca was a good cook ! Little Jeremy aged to an adorable child and was quick to start bonding with older brother Gideon. Proving to be so very helpful Liam was there to ease the way into toddlerhood for Abner. Rebecca, pregnant once again ( will she finally have a girl?? ) chatted with April. Maybe April could give her some tips seeing how she had a nice balance of boys and girls.
Lindt: Samuel, Rebecca, Liam, Gideon, Jeremy and Abner

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Tesime - Round Five: The Stonegate chapter

Ahh sibling "love"! Summer, like most big sisters, did enjoy teasing her younger brother Marcus. Jared and April discussed maybe having another go at this baby making - well April said it was time and Jared said yes dear. Even in the beginning of time man knew not to fool around with a woman and her biological clock! The big day was finally here and Summer aged into a teenager ! I gave her a makeover and this was her reaction - granted she actually aged very well and in appropriate clothing but I thought it would be nice to match the rest of the family. I think she turned into such a beauty !! April definitely had a lot of her mind so she went and did some gardening hoping that would ease the chaos. Jared on the other hand was a worrywart. Everytime he was left to his own devices he was wringing his hands like an old woman. Granted the next day when the great tree fire started I did have to wonder if he might be able to tell the future. One afternoon Summer and Juno were spending some quality time together when they heard moans coming from the kids room. They rushed in to see their mother in the throes of labor ! Marcus being woken from his sleep was not impressed with all the racket. In spite of his complaining, I mean really, he wasn't the one giving birth, April had another girl who they named Dawn. That evening over dinner Marcus decided to ask his father what all this baby business was really about. Cruz wasn't to be left out on the milestone cateogries and had not one but two aging ceremonies. I think we might have the first dandy of the game lol
Stonegate: Jared, April, Summer, Marcus, Juno, Cruz and Dawn

Monday, 22 November 2010

Tesime - Round Five: The Benet chapter

Little Frida grew into a toddler - she obviously takes after her momma with that unruly head of hair. Skalton and Belle might have 4 kids but love has not dimmed for this romantic pair ! Jorn had his very important aging ceremony into teenagerhood - what a looker ! Annalise continued on her quest to be friends with Gideon Lindt ( poor thing obviously doesn't realize hes a skin 1 and she is a skin 4 so she is probably wasting her time if I have anything to say about it ;-) ). Belle was in the family away again and gave birth to a beautiful girl who they named Ida. And rounding out the turn Frida aged to a child.
Benet: Skalton, Belle, Jorn, Annalise, Frida and Ida

*Not much happened with this round so this update is kinda boring*

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Tesime - Round Five: The Gallant chapter

On a very clear star filled night the Gallant's newest baby was born - a girl they called Skye ( some babies seem to pick their own names ! ). Ashanti Phan came to visit and Rose could not help but wonder at the amount of junk in her trunk ! Much like a Shakira video she just could not take her eyes off it. Violet was growing up and it was time to have the birds and bees talk with her. It was perfect timing because not long after both she, Forest and Skye had their aging ceremonies ( which makes Violet the first teenager !! ). Good thing about there being no traffic at this stage - Violet picked the strangest place to teach Skye to walk. Vehicle safety is not their biggest concern yet !
Gallant: Tre, Rose, Violet, Basil, Forest and Skye

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Bloopers : FIRE !

Here is a tip I have learned the hard way - several times now lol Dont place trees on the very edge of your lots.  They seem to catch fire and never go out. I've actually had one tree that I had to delete because it just stayed on fire for days.  The poor Stonegate's were minding their own business when this happened. Everytime I would queue them to do something else they would run back to the tree fire.  This fire raged for so long that it had burnt down to the embers you see here.  You can see the school bus in the background. Did the kids go? Nope they stayed running around like chickens with their heads cut off. At the end Summer ran off to move Cruz to a safer location.  Jared of course was the first one to mention his need for a long shower lol  It was pretty funny once I realized it was over.

Sorry for the quality. I never take vids ( unless I hit the wrong keys ) so I didn't realize it was set to a lower level.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Money Money Money : Round 4

Simoleans at a glance:

Round 4                    Cash on Hand                  House Value
Skin 1:
Stonegate                   § 5076                             §16,653
Lindt                            § 2346                            §13,980

Skin 2/4 :
Phan                           § 5428                             §15,039

Skin 4:
Gallant                        § 5619                             §16,521
Benet                          § 5037                             §15,485

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Tesime - Round Four: The Phan chapter

Passing on her skin tone and blue eyes, Ashanti gave birth to a new baby boy who they named Hasan. Cimon was thrilled ! Ashanti kept up with her farming and scored the coveted gold talent badge. Cimon could be found in the zone after he maxed out his nature hobby. Manchu and Hasan had aging ceremonies. Ping learned that it could be annoying having a younger brother.
Phan: Cimon, Ashanti, Ping, Manchu and Hasan

Tesime current population : 26
8 Boys and 5 Girls

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Tesime - Round Four: The Lindt chapter

A new baby boy, Jeremy, joined his brothers ! Gideon aged to childhood and before you know it Jeremy joined him in toddlerhood. Playtime at the Lindt's ! Liam and Gideon take in a quick game. Samuel tried to launch Liam into the next door neighbours garden while Gideon showed Annalise Benet how to cool off.
Lindt: Samuel, Rebecca, Liam, Gideon and Jeremy

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Tesime - Round Four: The Stonegate chapter

At the Stonegate's it was mostly aging ceremonies that dominated the turn. First we had Marcus and Juno age to toddlers. What a cute little bald head he has ! Jared and April welcomed another baby boy to the family - he was named Cruz ( in honour of cruising along in this challenge lol j/k ). Marcus surprised everyone when it turned out he was very brainy and logical and a spirit guide came to see him. Tre Gallant was over visiting the new parents - either they are talking about how babies are made or he was being one cheeky bugger ! Juno and Marcus aged to children - what a great head of hair he has. And Juno couldn't wait to meet the cute boy next door - Liam Lindt ( could this be a skin 1 couple in the making? )
Stonegate: Jared, April, Summer, Marcus, Juno and Cruz