Monday, April 25, 2011

VB - Round 1 - Gaither

Mary Gaither
Family / Pleasure
LTW:  Golden Anniversary
Personality:  4-3-9-5-4
Motivation:  Underachiever
Income Track:  Business Owner

Welcome to Valentine Bay Mary.  Time to meet some of the neighbors.

Look.  I'm double jointed. 

What a hunk.

Mary REALLY likes him.

What sexy eyes you have.
Duane, now that we've done the deed...I just know that you are the one.  Will you marry me?
I knew they would hit it off.  Didn't I tell you they were perfect together.
Oh Mary.  Where have you been all my life?
Yes, our Mary works fast.

Duane Goodwin Gaither
Knowledge / ???
LTW:  Oceanography
Personality:  2-3-9-7-4
 Motivation:  Overachiever
Income Track:  Career

Now that we're married, let's really break this bed in.

Hey neighbor.
Duane meets his neighbor Maxi Filsher.

Humm.  How do I tell if it's an undiscovered star?

 Duane starts bringing in some cash.

Ow.  I don't feel so good.
And just in time.
 Lightning struck the telescope.  The rain eventually put out the fire but not before Duane got mighty toasty.

Starving.  Needs all in red.
 I know.  I'm sorry.  It isn't my fault (exactly). the kitchen.

Oh no.  This can't be happening.

It was jut a bad dream.  I wasn't really set on fire.  Just a bad dream.
Whatever helps you get through the night.

I'm preggers?  How did that happen?
Duane!  What did you do last night?

For some reason pregnancy is really hard on Mary.  Luckily grilled cheese makes a comfy pillow.

The toilet is clogged Duane.   I'm hungry Duane.  Will you rub my feet Duane.  I can't wait until she falls asleep

Finally some peace and....what the?

Whoops.  Duane takes a ride into space.  He isn't having much luck with that telescope.

Oh Duane.  I hope he's ok.

That was one wild ride.

WOO!  I finally found a job.  Things are looking up.
Babies Duane.  We have to prepare for the babies.  Yours and mine.  Duane have you never heard of Strangeville?
I can't see my feet but for once they aren't hurting.  Wonder if they're still there.
She was right.  Holy Cow!  I'm having a baby.
Off to work.  We definitely need the money now.

It's a boy.  Let's name him Danny.
Duane, hold Danny for a minute. 

So I can give birth to his sister.

Inez.  Let's name her Inez Gaither.

Twins.  I wasn't expecting twins.  That means when I give birth we'll have.... lots of babies in the house.

Don't worry Duane.  Between the two of us, we can handle anything.  We'll love them all no matter how many babies we have.
What a season.  Lot's of stuff happening that I hadn't planned on.  BTW, the twins were natural.  I haven't checked ahead of time but I'm hoping Duane only has one.  Fingers crossed.

VB - Round 1 - Forrester

1 Poverty Lane
Poverty Floor Plans

 All of the poverty houses are exactly the same except in different colors.  Bushes were added to the front if needed to get the house value as close as possible to 10k. Since all poverty families start with 20k (yes I took those extra funds away) they have 10k left to start their lives.

Now let's meet the Forrester Family.

Leo Forrester
Family / Pleasure
LTW:  6 Grandkids
Personality: 5-10-4-1-5
Motivation: Overachiever
Income Track:  Business

Tracy Forrester
Popularity / Grilled Cheese
LTW:  Captain Hero
Personality:  4-3-9-5-4
Motivation:  Average
Income Track:  Career

Angela Forrester
Knowledge / Pleasure
LTW:  Max All Skills
Personality:  5-7-8-0-5
Motivation:  Underachiever

LOOK!  Instant home.
Angela immediately heads for the tv.  I force her to watch the yummy channel.  She may be an underachiever but she is an underachiever in a house without a fire alarm.  She needs some cooking points.

Mom and Dad check out the bedroom.  Ummm.  Bed is nice and comfy.

Later that day some neighbors stop in to say hello... and eat a batch of yummy soup.

I struggled at first trying to figure out how to make money.  Leo can't work a job.  He doesn't have money to buy a business yet.  Tracy can't seem to find a job.  We need some income right.  So Leo thought maybe he could earn a little cash making pottery. didn't work out that well.  Time to come up with something else.

And fast.  We will soon have another mouth to feed.

Leo makes Angela do her homework.

She had other things she's rather be doing.

Tracy finds a job.  YEAH!  Income.

More Income.

Leo finally found a way to bring in some cash.  He invested $500 on a telescope and made $1,000 the first night finding unknown stars.

Leo and Tracy discuss the cost of baby furniture.  Angela is lost in her own little world.  She is remembering what else she lost just last night.  And in her parents bed no less.  Shameful.

Tracy gives birth to a daughter Bianca.

Then heads right back to work.

Angela befriends the girl down the street, Rena Ford.


Bianca Forrester
Generation Two
Personality:  4-4-9-6-6

 As an overachiever, Dad is in charge of the toddler training.  He is hoping to get her all skilled up this fall.

Oh no. 

I hate it when that happens.

Tracy is devastated after her miscarriage.  I feel really bad for her.  It's just so sad.  And to leave the family on that note.  Terrible.  Hopeful things will turn around the fall.