Sunday, April 3, 2011

Brooks 1

Year 7-11 (Winter) - Joys and Sorrows

Brooks Family:
Ramsey Brooks - Male Elder - Fortune - Own 5 Top-Level Businesses - Cancer
Brennan Brooks - Male Adult - Popularity - Have 20 Simultaneous Best Friends - Aquarius
Ian Brooks - Male Child - Aries
Carla Brooks - Female Child - Aries

Last Round: The last time we visited the Brooks family they had just arrived at their new house and began settling in.  Ian went to school, and Carla grew into a child while Ramsey and Brennan work.  At the end of fall the family took a trip to the lake.

 We start this round with the kids having some play time together.  It's nice that Carla has grown up now and can be more of a playmate for Ian.  Plus she can start taking care of herself and let her dad and grandpa have more time for things like work and skilling.

 Or...playing as the case may be in this family.  Fortune minded Ramsey is all about the work, but his son can get him out to throw around the ol' pig skin now and then.

 Ian and Carla really like each other and are the best of friends.  Which is really good, since this family has little except each other.

 Breakfast usually involved both kids and one of the adults....typically Ramsey as he is up.  Brennan tends to be asleep from his job in the Medical field.

 Then they go outside and play before the school bus arrive.  Both kids are doing very well in school.

 As with most families in Breeze Point, dancing is a favorite past time.  When you don't have a fancy TV or really good entertainment you make your own.  This family LOVES to dance.

 Brennan brought a friend home from work, and ACR kicks in and they flirt a little bit.  She's only got one bolt with him, so it's not a great match, but Brennan is a popularity minded sim, and enjoys the friendship anyway.

 Or possibly she left because of his dancing. need help.  From your face I think you know that.

 Ramsey is a very doting grandpa and routinely goes in to tuck the kids into bed autonomously.  It's very sweet.

 A wolf or dog of some kind dug a whole.  Ramsey decided to see what the dog was digging for.

 This will teach you to dig where the dog digs fill it back in, the yard is getting soaked!

 Ramsey, for reasons unbeknownst to anyone but himself, has the hotts for Hilda Schuzenjager.  I don't know why, but he invites her over for a Woohooing.

 Brennan, the ever sociable, plays some chess with her to try and form a relationship.  It goes ok, but he questions his father's relationship with this woman as much as the rest of us.

 Carla comes home that day cheering about her A+.  Brennan even cheers for her, excited for the accomplishment!  Great job Carla!

 Ian comes home with a big grin on his face too.  He's doing very well in school also.  It could also be because today is his birthday.

 Some friends and neighbors are invited over for the occasion.  No one has been around long enough to form deep bonds, but they all share the "being new in town", and support each other.

 Hilda is still here, and in her underwear.  By the door is Jill Fleig.  She is a 2 bolt couple with Brennan and has a good future here as she is also a popularity sim wanting 20 Simultaneous Best Friends.

 Ian grows up in the bathroom without ever reaching the cake...thus destroying the good time of the birthday party.  It ends up a disaster but Ian grows up well in spite of it all to be a popularity sim who ALSO wants to have 20 simultaneous best friends....this house broke on LTW for popularity sims...3 pop sims all with the same LTW.  At least it's doable....for all 3.

 The party continued and things began to heat up between Brennan and Jill.

 Soon ACR had them flirting up a storm.  Carla, our dancing queen keeps up the smuttle party.

 The kids do more than dance, and Brennan works on his homework while Carla tries to get enough fun to work on hers.

 While Ian is working on his homework again, Brennan invites over Jill and asks her to move in with him.

 She accepts and they start falling for each other.  The crush is mutual as is the attraction and she brings in some much needed money.

 That night at a semi-family dinner they discuss what to do with the money Jill brought with her.  I knew just how to spend it, and quickly preformed many needed tasks.

 WALLPAPER!!!!  WOOHOO!!!  The family was very excited to finally have finished walls on both the inside and outside of the house.  They continue the tradition of dancing though, and Carla works a bit on her painting skills.  They could use the money.

 With winter brought some heavy snow and Brennan decides to build a snowman in the back yard.

 It turns out quite well and bring the penguin to call.  This is a very smart snowman to be discussing geometry with the penguin.

 Carla decides to go out and pet the penguin nicely and gains a little boost of fun for the experience.  It's too cold to stay out too long though, and soon she is back to her painting.

 Ramsey's bonds a little more with this grandson over some Red hands in the kitchen.  The family is starting to come together now that the house is mostly complete and money isn't quite as tight as it was.

 Ian starts working on his best friends and invites him to the party.  Today is now Carla's birthday.

 Most of the same neighbors come over for birthday girls birthday, even though Ian's wasn't great.  They hold high hopes that this one will be better.

 We are already off to a good start with little Carla standing at the birthday cake ready to blow out the candles.

 With a nice deep breath Carla blows out the candles and grows up.

 Somehow I missed her growing up picture, but the party was going strong.  Carla grew up to be a Family sim who wants to Raise 20 puppies or kittens.

 It ended on a great note, and everyone really enjoyed themselves.  Carla is standing in the pink vest, although you can't see her face very well.

 Now that Jill was an official part of the family, and helping to bring in money while working as a chef, it was time for a bit of a make-over.  She loved it and so do I.  She's actually really pretty, and the glasses accent her somewhat little eyes.

 Late one Thursday night Ramsey got home from work and a visitor started up the side walk.

 Ramsey wasn't ready to go and fought hard against the Grim Reaper, but alas on Oct 20, 11 at 7:15 PM his time came.  Ramsey was 54 years old.

 Even the snow man was withering away as spring approached, and seemed to morn Ramsey's passing as well.

The family did their best to return to normal after Ramsey's death, but it was hard.  Brennan took solace in his live-in girl friend Jill, and Carla and Ian consoled each other.  We end with a picture of Carla working on her homework late one night, year 11, as winter passed and spring began in sadness.


  1. Aww...I hate it when I lose my elder sims right away like that. It's like things are just starting to move in an upward trend and then Grimmie comes calling.


  2. Yeah I was a big shocked and kind of sad. I really wasn't paying enough attention to his life bar...but at least it wasn't a house with only a toddler or something. :)

  3. I'm trying to catch up here. Jill looks pretty with her new glasses! I have to go glasses hunting at some point to have some new looks for my sims...

  4. Sorry about Ramsey--5 Top-Level Businesses is currently my favorite LTW. I've never tried to accomplish it for an elder--that's got to be WAY tough. It might be possible with a lot of satisfied wants (from the whole family), leading to lots of aspiration points (from the whole family), leading to many, many, many Elixirs (from the whole family).

    1. I'm not sure if I remember reading this comment before. :) I have yet to accomplish the 5 businesses want. I'm getting close in one hood, but it isn't easy.