Tanya & Tanner: After the Bachelor Challenge

It’s time to check in with the Bachelor and his new wife, Tanya from my first Sims 4 Bachelor Challenge.

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I think this may be Tanya’s work uniform, or she went shopping without me. It don’t understand the hat. Anyway, Tanya & Tanner are as affectionate as ever.

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Tanner does most of the cooking, but they often eat together at this counter.

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Tanner does a great job of getting Tanya out of her sad moods.

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Their evenings are often spent like this…Tanner practicing music while Tanya is reading. He is working as an entertainer, and she has a job as a writer.

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See? Every evening!

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On the weekend, Tanya practices her logic skill through reading books about the subject and playing chess.

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Tanner started a friendship with this guy, Tim, whom I refer to as the man in the pink hat.

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Tanya got a promotion, which earned her a computer! Hmm…I think this might mean Marina has had a free computer sitting in her inventory for quite sometime. I need to check.

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AFTER THE BACHELOR: CHAUNCEY & ANGELA’S KIDS ARE GROWING UP! Part 2

You can read part 1 of this week with Chauncey & Angela here.

When we last left off, Bryan had gotten in trouble with Angela for smashing a dollhouse while dressed as a monster. And the kitchen caught on fire.

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It is Bella’s turn to transition into child!  Bella is full of energy- she’s very excitable. She’s also a bit on the clumsy side- a bad (but adorable) combination. Unfortunately, she lacks a sense of humor, so has trouble laughing about it afterwards.

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This gnome creeps me out. We’ve stopped using this bathroom pretty much.

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Bella has an interesting sense of fashion….I’m not sure if she intentionally picks colors that don’t match, or if she is color blind. Maybe she’ll grow up to be a stylist?

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Angela recommended that Bella work on developing her skills. Bella took this to mean she should learn to play chess online.

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Angela transitioned from young adult to adult, and promptly fell into a midlife crisis. This crisis involved an entire day with a stylist trying to choose another outfit.

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Homework time!

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Angela has been on a cooking rampage. She’s been super determined to learn as much about cooking as possible.

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The Grimm’s were robbed! We called the cops, but the burglar ran right past them! Let’s not mention this to Sebastian (remember he fights burglars). Haha, we still can’t figure out what she took!

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Summertime seemed like a good time to improve the backyard!

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Bella has shown a lot of interest in painting. I told you, budding stylist, this one.

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We celebrated Bryan’s birthday with a pool party!

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We didn’t get rid of the good old slide, though.

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Time for Bryan’s transitioning into TEEN!

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And…

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DONE!

Let’s get a picture of the front…

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Ladies, say “hello” to your future Bachelor. Hmm…maybe he’ll grown into that nose…

Summary: Chauncey, Angela, Bryan, Alex and Bella

Lifestages: 

  • Chauncey- Adult
  • Angela- Adult
  • Bryan- teen
  • Alex- child
  • Bella- child

Lifetime Wishes:

  • Chauncey- Be a Star News Anchor
  • Angela- Raise 5 children

Current Wishes:

  • Chauncey- reach charisma level 8, write 5 best sellers, write 10 novels, have a child
  • Angela- improve cooking skill, have a child, woohoo with chauncey, see Alex age up well
  • Bryan- get a job, learn to drive
  • Alex- learn how to fish, take a class in fishing, preside over a royal court, discover a potion
  • Bella- take a class in painting, meet a vampire, attend a party, talk with Chauncey

Careers:

  • Chauncey- Editor-in-Chief (journalism 9)
  • Angela- awesome mom to three kiddos

Skills:

  • Chauncey- athletic: 2, charisma: 7, cooking: 3, handy: 2, logic: 2, writing: 8, photography: 1, alchemy: 2
  • Angela- athletic: 8, cooking: 7, guitar: 2, logic: 2 (skill challenges earned: menu maven)
  • Bryan- logic: 4, writing: 2
  • Alex- logic: 1
  • Bella- logic: 1, painting: 1

Current Goals and Happenings:

  • Current Season: summer
  • Both parents are good friends with all three children
  • Alex & Bryan are good friends, but they are not friends with Bella
  • Bryan has taken after his father and is writing a novel
  • Chauncey is currently writing a mystery novel
  • Right now, we are focusing on Chauncey’s career, Angela’s cooking, and raising the current three kids. A new baby is a possibility now that the other three are a bit older and Angela has had some time to recover.

Upcoming Posts: Bachelor polling, I’m all caught up with what I’ve been able to play recently.

 

After the Bachelor: Chauncey & Angela’s kids are growing up!

When we last left off, Chauncey, the former Bachelor star, and his wife Angela were up to three children: Bryan, Alex and Bella. Bella had just reached toddlerhood.

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Both Angela and Chauncey are active parents. Angela is a very social person, in general, so she spends a lot of timing interacting with her children.

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Alex had his transition into child. I bald toddler seemed somewhat normal, but now I am beginning to wonder if the boy will ever grow hair!

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The Grimm’s celebrate birthdays with big parties, since Angela is so social. Of course, Chauncey prefers hanging out with supernatural types, so fairies, ghosts, witches and vampires are often in attendance.

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Alex made a friend on his first day of school- a bald werewolf. Seems like a perfect fit for this family!

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Bryan was also making supernatural friends, though he leaned towards the fairy population.

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Homework is definitely easier when your best friend works on it with you.

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Godzilla smashes puny home!

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Victory!

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Uh-oh….mom just came home and she is NOT happy.

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Bryan is grounded!

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The Grimms suffered some trauma this week when the oven caught on fire.

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The kitchen went up surprisingly quickly, and it was chaos.

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Ugh…that’s a mess! I’ll post a summary in the next post since this week comes in two parts!

 

After the Bachelor: Jules & Sebastian are seeing double

When we last left Jules and Sebastian, they were expecting a bundle of joy to arrive soon. They were both wishing for a girl.

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They continued to prepare the nursery. Last time, they had moved out all the furniture and purchased a rocking chair. Next, it was time to do the walls, and install a nice carpet.

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They then filled the nursery with a crib, a playpen, and some toys….

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Along with a changing station, a swing, and a potty chair (it’s a bit early for that, but they wanted to make sure there was room for everything!)

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Sebastian wasn’t home when Jules went into labor, and Jules decided the fastest method of getting to the hospital was on her broomstick. I can’t imagine that that was the most comfortable option, though.

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Thankfully, Sebastian was able to meet her there to help get her and their TWIN BOYS home! Yes, twin boys. Sounds like trouble! Welcome to the world Verne and Ansel!

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Time to move the furniture around in the nursery!

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They may not be what Jules and Sebastian (or I, the moderator who had planned on them having ONE girl) ordered, but everyone seems to be happy, healthy and well-loved.

Summary: Jules & Sebastian

Lifetime Wishes:

  • Jules- Become the CEO of Megacorporation (Business 8)
  • Sebastian- Become an International Super Spy (Law Enforcement 10)

Current Wishes:

  • Jules- Level 5 of career, increase cooking skill, have daughter
  • Sebastian- Play hopscotch with Cassidy Earthsong, reach level 5 of career, have a daughter, bob for apples

Careers:

  • Jules- Report Processor (Business 3)
  • Sebastian- Traffic Cop (Law Enforcement 4)

Skills:

  • Jules- Athletic 6, Cooking 6, Fishing 2, Handiness 1, Alchemy 1
  • Sebastian- Athletic 10, Cooking 3, Fishing 2, Logic 2, Social Networking 2, Alchemy 1

Current Goals and Happenings:

  • Jules & Sebastian try to have family dinners on Sundays since they have several relatives in town
  • The current season is fall
  • Points added to completion challenge: 0
  • We are currently focused on completing Jules and Sebastian lifetime wishes, which are also their career goals. They need to accomplish these in order to earn any points for the completion challenge.
  • In addition to LTW, Jules is practicing magic and Sebastian is working on an athletic challenge.

New Arrivals:

  • Verne- artistic, easily impressed
  • Ansel- genius, easily impressed

Upcoming Posts: Romance Island Week 2, Round 9 of Bachelor Voting

 

After the Bachelor: Jules and Sebastian are waiting for a delivery

When we last left off, Jules and Sebastian had moved into their own house on the other side of town to escape the social pressures of the Vanderburg estate. Jules became pregnant with their first child. 

 

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All the furniture from the guest room was sold off, and the workout equipment and chess table was moved from the spare room into the guest room in order to make a place for the nursery.

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Jules’ first purchase was a rocking chair.

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A pregnant Jules testing out the rocking chair. Jules and Sebastian have decided on names…Verne if it’s a boy, Ariel if it’s a girl.

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During he maternity leave, Jules purchases a crystal ball and attempts to tell her future with mixed results.

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Despite having mastered the athletics skill, Sebastian goes to the gym after work to stay in peak shape.

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Jules gets an unexplained craving for watermelon cobbler…which isn’t even really a thing. So, she goes to the store to get watermelon, a book on cooking, and a cobbler recipe. When she gets home, she reads about cooking (she needs to improve her skill, first).

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Success! Watermelon cobbler for dinner!

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Jules also purchased some books on pregnancy and is doing her research.

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Sebastian stays active even when he isn’t working out,  by playing games in the yard.

Summary: Jules & Sebastian

Lifetime Wishes:

  • Jules- Become the CEO of Megacorporation (Business 8)
  • Sebastian- Become an International Super Spy (Law Enforcement 10)

Current Wishes:

  • Jules- Have first child; Have a girl; Reach level 5 of business career; Increase cooking skill
  • Sebastian- Have first child; Have a girl; Buy a crib; Reach level 5 of law enforcement career

Careers:

  • Jules- Report Processor (Business 3)
  • Sebastian- Traffic Cop (Law Enforcement 4)

Skills:

  • Jules- Athletic 6, Cooking 6, Fishing 2, Handiness 1, Alchemy 1
  • Sebastian- Athletic 10, Cooking 3, Fishing 2, Logic 2, Social Networking 2, Alchemy 1

Current Goals and Happenings:

  • The Vanderburgs are expecting their first child
  • Jules & Sebastian try to have family dinners on Sundays since they have several relatives in town
  • The current season is fall
  • Points added to completion challenge: 0
  • We are currently focused on completing Jules and Sebastian lifetime wishes, which are also their career goals. They need to accomplish these in order to earn any points for the completion challenge

Is there additional information you’d like to see in the summary? Let me know! I’d like to make this blog as easy for you to follow along with as possible!

Chauncey & Angela: A Return!

The Sims bug finally nipped me again, and I’ve been trying to squeezing in a little bit of Simming each day. Most days I only get about 10 to 20 minutes (while I’m relaxing after working out), and some days I get zero time, but I’m hoping to get in 30 minutes or so this weekend.

The approach of the Sims 4 has inspired me (at least at the moment, since it was also the likely reason for losing interest in the game for so long) to try as hard as I can to achieve the completion challenge. Holy Hera there is still so, so much I haven’t played about with this game. My next post will likely be a summary of what I want to achieve, and what that means for the various families in play.

My primary focus has been on Angela and Chauncey, as they are one of my favorite couples.

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When we last left off, Chauncey and Angela had just given birth to their third child, and first girl, Bella. Bryan is their oldest and was a toddler, and Alex was still a baby when Bella was born. Bryan is now walking and getting into all kinds of trouble.

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Poor Angela, her husband gets to have dreams about books and traveling (he is a fancy-pants journalist afterall), but she dreams of children’s toys.

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Alex’s birthday!

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Alex is brave, but grumpy.

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I’m not sure why I have a picture of this now…but here is Angela, Chauncey, Alex (back when he was a baby) and Bryan at the winter festival. FYI, it’s not a good idea to take a baby and a toddler to the winter festival. Everyone was cranky, and a miserable time was had by all.

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Bryan and Alex in their playpen. The two of them have become best friends thanks to hanging out in this playpen.

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OBNOXIOUS snow gnome. Poor Lucy Parker has a tough time finding gnomes when she is actively looking for them,  but the Grimm’s manage to have one move in without their permission. Here is he lying on the middle of kitchen floor.

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And here is Angela visibly distressed because she can’t breakfast with the gnome in the way. She doesn’t want to go near it, it’s creepy.

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Chauncey working on his latest novel, “Two Sims Apart”.

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STILL in the kitchen. Just a new position.

 

 

 

Jules & Sebastian Get Robbed Again!

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Sebastian has mastered the athletic skill! This should help me achieve greatness in his career. Now, if only we could convince him to work on his logic skill.

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Jules has a fondness for apples (she conjures them absently with her magic powers all the time). She decided to plant an apple tree in their yard.

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Jules loves going to the movies, and she does so often…sometimes with Sebastian, sometimes without Sebastian.

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The day after Leisure Day was a Sunday and Jules & Sebastian decided to have a family dinner. They invited Sebastian’s sister over. Sebastian’s parents couldn’t make it.

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Sebastian’s sister brought his nephew, Buddy, along. Nicholas, Francisca’s husband, stayed home with their other son, Fernando. They are now pregnant with their third child.

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The following day after work, Jules purchased a horseshoe court. When Sebastian got home, he joined her in a game of horseshoes.

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At 5pm, they went to the movies (again!) because that is what Jules wanted to do.

Also, on this day, Jules and Sebastian BOTH came up with wishes to have their first child. Up until now, neither had expressed this desire. I was hoping we’d get to work a bit longer on their careers and lifetime goals before this happened, but the heart wants what it wants.

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Geez. We have GOT to install an alarm system.

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Or maybe not since Sebastian loves tackling the thieves in his underpants. He won the fight this time, and the thief didn’t manage to steal anything. However, he let her get away.

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His boss gave him a book to read to improve his skills- hopefully there is another promotion in the near future!

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Jules entered into a local athletic competition. Athletics aren’t really her thing, but she may have been trying to work off all that movie popcorn. She didn’t win the competition, but she learned from it.

Jules was offered a job. The political people wanted her skills and offered her a better position and more money. She declined in order to follow her true passion, business. She received a promotion in the business field a couple days later, so it was the right call.

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And we are going to end this post, and my current visit with Jules and Sebastian, on this happy note. Guess who is expecting their first child!! Jules is hoping for a girl. What are some good names for the newest Vanderburg?

Summary: Jules & Sebastian

Lifetime Wishes:

  • Jules- Become the CEO of Megacorporation (Business 10)
  • Sebastian- Become an International Super Spy (Law Enforcement 10)

Current Wishes:

  • Jules- Have first child; Have a girl; Reach level 5 of business career; Buy a rocking chair
  • Sebastian- Have first child; Have a girl; Earn a raise; Reach level 5 of law enforcement career

Careers:

  • Jules- Report Processor (Business 3)
  • Sebastian- Traffic Cop (Law Enforcement 3)

Skills:

  • Jules- Athletic 6, Cooking 5, Fishing 2, Handiness 1, Alchemy 1
  • Sebastian- Athletic 10, Cooking 3, Fishing 2, Logic 2, Social Networking 2, Alchemy 1

Current Goals and Happenings:

  • The Vanderburgs are expecting their first child
  • Jules & Sebastian try to have family dinners on Sundays since they have several relatives in town
  • The current season is fall
  • Points added to completion challenge: 0
  • We are currently focused on completing Jules and Sebastian lifetime wishes, which are also their career goals. They need to accomplish these in order to earn any points for the completion challenge

Is there additional information you’d like to see in the summary? Let me know! I’d like to make this blog as easy for you to follow along with as possible!