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Title: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 05, 2017, 11:37:04 AM
Hi...
I decided to go ahead and share my latest legacy here at the HoT in addition to my normal posting at the official site and my Tumblr page.

To keep things fun, I've decided to keep things super casual this time around. I'm not going worry about the points system this time around or the 50x50 lot requirement rule. But, I will stick with the strict patriarchy gender law, a traditional bloodline, merit heir, tolerant species law, and follow the no cheats rule for the legacy.

I really hope that you enjoy my new legacy!  :default_biggrin:
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 05, 2017, 11:39:41 AM
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Hi! My name is Cliff and I’m the founder of the Rhodes Legacy. It appears that Avarice Acres in Newcrest is my new “Home Sweet Home” or lack of to be exact. Looks like it’s time to build a house.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 05, 2017, 11:41:10 AM
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Well, that’s a lot better!! Small, but livable.

Now…
Time to get a job! Looks like I just got hired as a Medical Intern. Woohoo!!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 05, 2017, 11:42:15 AM
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Since, I don’t have to start work until Monday… I think it’s time to explore and see what Newcrest has to offer.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 05, 2017, 11:43:11 AM
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Oh wow!! The local gym must be a popular local hangout because this place is crazy busy.

Guess, I’ll just keep to myself and work on my legs. I’m going to need to be in top notch shape working at the hospital.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 05, 2017, 11:44:23 AM
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Not only does this gym have state-of-the-art workout equipment, it has some great views. Check out the cutie in the red short shorts over there!

“Uh… Hi! My name is Cliff and I’m new to town!”

“Hey! I’m Jaylen. Yep, I recognize you. We actually in the same neighborhood and I watched your house get built. Although I have plans with my sister tonight, we really should hangout together sometime. That is, if you want to?”

“Sure, that would be awesome!” *Smiles*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 07:43:46 AM
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I can’t believe how cute and sweet Jaylen is. Too bad, he had plans tonight. It would’ve been nice to have a dinner guest. But this restaurant looks like it’ll have some great food.

“How many tonight, sir?”

“Uh… just one.”
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 07:45:15 AM
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“Hmmm… what should I order? It all sounds so yummy. Maybe tacos?”

“Yes!! This fish taco is freaking awesome!  Waiter, may I please have another order of tacos to go?” *Grin*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 07:46:40 AM
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I decided to take the scenic way home after dinner and took a late night stroll through Newcrest Park. When I saw the fountain, I decided to toss in a coin for good luck and make a wish…

“Please let my sim life in Newcrest be a great one!”
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 07:48:13 AM
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Today marked my first day as an Orderly at Willow Creek Hospital. I was super excited about helping the doctors and nurses save sim lives!

Too bad that I spent most of my day making beds and preforming document research for the doctor on duty… however, I did get to swab a patient once!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 07:49:45 AM
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I must’ve been pretty good at taking a swab sample yesterday, because that’s all Dr. Shimizu had me do on my second day of work.  It was a bit exhausting, but very rewarding!

*text alert*

“Hey… Are you free? If so, meet me at Movers & Shakers gym in Willow Creek… Jaylen~”

My heart skipped a beat as I read the text. Luckily, I didn’t have to go home to change since I already had my gym bag in the trunk of my car.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 07:51:21 AM
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While at the gym, I helped Jaylen with his workout. He wanted to develop his upper body a bit more. Especially, his biceps.

Afterwards, I didn’t want our “date” to end just yet and asked if would like to go out to dinner with me. When he said yes again, my heart skipped another beat.

If this keeps up much more, I might just have myself a sim heart attack!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 07:53:18 AM
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During dinner, I had a very  hard time focusing on anything that was said because all I could do was marvel in the beautiful shade of blue that Jaylen’s eyes were twinkling in the restaurant’s lighting.

After a great meal, Jaylen walked me home and I decided to end the night with a couple’s selfie. I figured it was too soon to try to seal the deal with a kiss... So, I just held myself back off a bit longer.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 07:54:28 AM
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The next morning, I decided to plant a small vegetable and herb garden before work. I really hope that it turns out ok!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 07:59:45 AM
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Work has continued going well and my performance has been improving daily as well.

It was getting much easier putting worried patients at ease and quickly disinfecting rooms afterwards for the next patient.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:00:47 AM
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Additionally, Dr. Shimizu says that no one can analyze patient samples as quickly or efficiently as I can!

Great news!! Right before going home for the day, the Doctor called me into his office to give me a promotion. You’re looking at Willow Creek Hospital's’ new Orderly!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:04:50 AM
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To celebrate my new promotion, I invited Jaylen over for a relaxed barbeque. However, I need to learn out to use the grill quickly!

Whew!! That was close and dinner went great. Jaylen loved the hamburgers and we had great time discussing our different interests and really got to know each other better… something tells me that “he’s the one” for me.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:05:59 AM
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After work, Jaylen called me asking if I wanted to hangout at a local lounge club, Halvsies.

“Ummm… definitely!”

When I saw him standing outside waiting for me, he looks so cute. I just couldn’t hold back and had to hug him.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:07:05 AM
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We decided to hangout in the upstairs portion of the club. It’s more of a casual bar and buffet place without all the live entertainment like downstairs has. So, it was a much easier environment for us to talk and get to know each other better.

Although, the bartender at Halvsies sure doesn’t skimp on the nectar drinks. They certainly were a bit strong!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:08:22 AM
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Jaylen and I stayed at Halvsies way too long. When I noticed that the sun was starting to come up, I knew it was unfortunately time to end our date. I did go in for a kiss, but chickened out with a hug.

I was so pumped after having an awesome date that I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to sleep; however, that turned out to be wrong. Plus, I had an awesome dream about our future together… I hope it comes true!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:09:24 AM
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The next day it was back to the normal weekly grind at work. Taking care of patients. Wow… this guy looks super familiar.

I know! He’s the host from the local restaurant, Le Blanc.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:10:44 AM
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I got to finish the week doing something that I really enjoy at work, helping Dr. Suzuki in the lab by analyzing patient samples and log them in the computer.

Things have gotten a lot better working at the Hospital after becoming an Orderly.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:12:32 AM
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Finally, the weekend has arrived! Jaylen and I agreed to spend Saturday together and I have a perfect “Date Day” planned for us.

First, we enjoyed a nice walk at the park alongside the Newcrest River; along with a couple short and sweet closed mouth pecks here and there. It was super romantic!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:13:41 AM
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Next, since Jaylen is an art lover and professional artist, I took him to the Newcrest Museum of Fine Art.

Although, as soon as we arrived I just had to stop off at the Café inside to get a cappuccino (I am a coffee lover). *Grin*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:15:50 AM
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We enjoyed most of the art displayed in the Museum. Jaylen was a fan of this painting, he thought it looked very “Americana” while I thought it just looked like “two old farmers”. Oh well, he is the artist after all!

Before leaving the Museum, I finally decided that I’ve held off enough. So, I went in for our first REAL kiss and by that, I mean a deep kiss with a little bit of tongue action. It was a heat of the moment decision, but it paid off big time as I could tell he was kissing me back!

Yes!! *Fist Pump*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:17:02 AM
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After leaving the Museum, we took a train to San Myshuno to visit the Romance Festival. But things weren’t completely setup yet. So, we stopped off at a nearby bar called Planet Honey Pop!

We did a couple rounds of Karaoke and I decided to amp up the romance level by a much more passionate kiss this time! Judging by Jaylen’s reaction this time… something tells me that I’m a great kisser!  *Smile*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:20:06 AM
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Once everything was setup and ready, we headed over to the Romance Festival.  Man was it something too. I don’t think that either one of us has seen so much pink, hearts, and flowers in one place!!

Romance was definitely in the air too! There were lots of lovey dovey couples and lots of kissing. We decided to try the Sakura Tea that seemed to be a big hit with everyone. It was okay, if you like drinking flower water..well, except for that weird pink glow it gives you. That was odd!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:21:22 AM
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After drinking our flower water. I figured it would be fun to talk to the “Romance Guru” that seemed to be the buzz of the festival.

Not sure how much of a guru he really is, but he told me that Jaylen and I are destined to be together and live happily ever after. So, I liked him a lot!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:22:50 AM
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I’m not sure if there was something in the tea or if it was just the atmosphere, but things started feeling really romantic. After throwing around some great smelling flower petals… there was a lot more hugging and kissing.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:23:32 AM
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I’ve been keeping things pretty slow between us, but with the romantic atmosphere, the Sakura Tea, and the Guru’s advice. I decided it was time to take it a bit further with Jaylen.

So, I asked him to move in with me…
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:24:56 AM
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After hearing the word “Yes” fall from his lips, I couldn’t wait to move Jaylen into his new home.

As a bonus, as a double income family, we were also able to do some slight remodeling by extending both the kitchen and bedroom. We also were able to finally wall off the bedroom from the rest of the house.

That’s all we could afford for now and will continue further remodeling as we can afford it!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:26:24 AM
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The next day, since we were both off work, we decided to try out a new restaurant that just opened in Magnolia Promenade.

I really liked the atmosphere. While it was decorated very well, it still had a nice casual vibe. It was such a beautiful Saturday, we were glad that we got seated on the patio.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:27:26 AM
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We both settled on the Chef’s Choice of the day; which was an awesome steak and veggie meal. We both loved it and had to send our compliments to the chef!

Before leaving to spend the day at the gardens in Oasis Springs, I just had to give Jaylen another kiss. His reaction to the kiss really helped calm my nerves about a decision I’ve made…
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:28:31 AM
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It was a sunny and breezy afternoon; which made the train ride to Oasis Springs even more enjoyable. I had heard the Lost Gardens of Healing were beautiful, but I had no idea that it would be this nice… this is going to be perfect!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:29:40 AM
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After strolling through most of the gardens together, I finally found the perfect spot. It was semi-secluded from the rest of the park and still surrounded by flowers and trees.

I’m pretty sure that Jaylen knows how I feel, but I went ahead and declared my love once more. I hope the Romance Guru was right… here goes everything.

*Gulp*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:30:45 AM
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“Jaylen, will you do me the honor of marrying me and being my husband for the rest of our sim lives?”

“Yes, Cliff! I do! Definitely, I do!”

“I love you!”

“I love you too!”

**Kiss**
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:34:47 AM
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We were both so excited about getting married that we wanted to get married the next day; however, decided to wait a few days. That way, we had time to invite our friends and family to the wedding.

Since I don’t have any surviving sim family around, it was great to finally meet Jaylen’s sister, Chelsea. She’s super sweet and almost as beautiful as her brother.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:35:48 AM
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Things are a bit tight finance wise still. So, we opted to have an intimate ceremony in our backyard  with just a few close friends and family.  This way, we could afford a short honeymoon in Windenburg.

The ceremony was beautiful and I’m surprised that so many of my co-workers from the hospital came!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:37:37 AM
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I still can’t believe what an awesome night we had with our guests. We ate and drank the night away!

Jaylen and I were shocked by the generosity of our friends, we received some VERY nice weddings presents.  We can probably cook anything we want, now that our kitchen is decked out in state-of-the-art appliances!

Afterwards, we had a couple hours before we had to catch our flight. So, we decided to start the honeymoon a bit early!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:38:15 AM
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Our plane got us into Windenburg a lot later than expected that night. Plus, the taxi dropped us off in the Modern District instead of the Old Town District. So, we took a tram to the Old Town part of the city and started exploring.

First, we enjoyed some drinks and chatted with locals at one of the local Pubs. Afterwards, we joined in a few games of foosball and darts.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:39:10 AM
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The locals told us about a bonfire event that was being held that night at the local ruins. After the Pub shutdown, we decided to check it out and I was surprised at just how romantic the atmosphere there was.

Later that night, we explored the Von Haunt Estate’s gardens. It was quite beautiful, but in the same aspect a little bit on the creepy side. It was super quiet and hard to see due the fog. While I know it was just me and Jaylen, I couldn’t help but feel that we were being watched the whole time. *chills*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:40:07 AM
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The next morning, we decided to visit the bluffs. That’s where the city’s Natural Pool is and we heard it’s quite the spot to see. So, we went super early in the morning because it doesn’t get full of people until later in the afternoon.
 
Since we were the only ones there, we also decided to swim “al naturale”. *naughty grin*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:40:59 AM
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I’m still not 100% what got into me that day. Maybe it was natural setting, the crisp air, or that Jaylen was egging me on. But I decided to high dive into the pool buck naked.

The impact stung a bit, but I think that I nailed it!   *smile*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:42:36 AM
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As the morning went on, the relaxing mood changed and things got quite a bit more “steamy”. Honestly, this really shouldn’t have came at a surprise to either of us.

Come on... we’re two newly weds in our birthday suits that are in a secluded area, and on a small island on our honeymoon.

Hmmmm... *arched eyebrow*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:43:47 AM
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Anytime with Jaylen is magical; however, it was very cramped inside that bush.

Also it was very uncomfortable since the leaves were scratchy and the flower petals were super sticky. Plus, we even had to pause a couple of times because we thought someone else had came to the pool; however, each time it turned out to just be squirrels... whew!

Afterwards, it was such a beautiful moment. There I was, alone with Jaylen and that gorgeous seaside view with a gentle southern breeze. However, it was time to head back to reality and go back home to Newcrest.

But there was this nagging voice in the back of head about what had just happened between us. It was such an impulse moment that we didn’t take our normal precautions...
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:44:45 AM
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Unlike the flight out, our plane arrived back in San Myshuno a couple hours ahead of schedule. So, we decided to take advantage of the extra time off from work still and stopped off at the local Humor and Hijinx Festival that was currently going on in the City’s Arts Quarter.

We enjoyed some Light Tea together and a few rounds on the bubble blower until we both started feeling a bit odd.  Jaylen said it made him feel super happy, but me on the other hand… I just felt dazed and bit disoriented.

I wasn’t a fan of this bubble contraption at all!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:45:38 AM
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The festival was just a fun and perfect way to end our romantic honeymoon weekend. We picked up a few snowglobe and firework souvenirs from the Swag Stand; along with a small bite to eat.

As the festival continued, Jaylen started to feel a bit queasy and needed to sit down for a bit. I just figured it was the bubble blower finally catching up with him too and asked if he wanted to go ahead and go home, but he insisted that we wait to see if the Jokesters or Pranksters won.

Unfortunately, we lost and the Pranksters won, but it was still a great night and we caught the train home.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:49:35 AM
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The instant we walked through the front door, Jaylen threw down his bags and ran into the bathroom. It seemed like he was in there forever, I was so worried but he kept telling him not to worry.

So, I kept pacing the hallway until he finally came out. The look on his face immediately made me panic…

“Cliff, I have something to tell you and it’s big.”

*gulp* “Are you sick? Are you dying? Please, please, let me take a look or take you to the hospital, I am an Orderly now! I have doctor friends.”

*smile* “Don’t be silly, I’m not dying… I’m, I mean… We’re expecting.”

*dazed* “What?”

“Cliff, I’m pregnant.”

“Huh?”

“Remember, the fun we had in the bushes at the bluffs? On our honeymoon?”

*lightbulb lights up*

“Ahhhhh… so, we’re having baby!“

“Yes.”
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:51:07 AM
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After the initial shock of the “We’re having a baby” news wore off. I knew that we needed to get prepared for our new bundle of joy. Luckily, I tend to keep simoleons put back because I’m a bit of a worrier sim and thank goodness we had more than enough to get a nursery ready.

I let Jaylen pick out everything; from the wallpaper to the furniture to the toys and he did an wonderful job!

When I moved to Newcrest, I never imagined that things would turn out so perfect. A great job, an even greater husband, and now a baby!

Wow... thanks, wishing well magic!!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:52:11 AM
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Jaylen has spent the majority of his maternity leave painting at home.

Originally, I was worried that he would get depressed staying home alone; however, he’s actually become super inspired during his pregnancy.

In fact, lately I think he’s been painting some of his best artwork ever!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:53:10 AM
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Don’t worry… I’m not leaving the entire pregnancy up to him and decided to do my part too. Well, besides the initial creation! *wink*

One thing that I’ve learned working with both Dr. Suzuki and Dr. Shimizu at the hospital that nutrition through our diet is extremely important. So, I’ve continued improving my gardening skills in order to make sure that Jaylen and the baby have the freshest fruits and veggies possible!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:54:15 AM
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Something super awesome happened today!

While getting ready to start a new painting, Jaylen noticed that the baby started kicking! At first, he said it kind of hurt but then it wasn’t too bad after he got used to it. Well, until his bladder got a good swift hard kick!

I was so excited that I just had to get in on the action too!

“Hey, little nugget! I’m your daddy… are you going to be a star athlete with a kick like that?”
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:55:14 AM
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After that excitement, I really didn’t want to go to work and would’ve liked to stay home with Jaylen and the baby. However, I have to be an adult and go to work.

Life as a Medical Assistant at the hospital is going pretty well. Except, that I think that Newcrest and Willow Creek must be full of hypochondriacs. Lately, it seems like I’m seeing the same two patients over and over…

“Hello again, Mr. Watkins. What seems to be the issue today?”
….
“Oh… So, your tongue is sore after you accidently bit it during lunch?”

“Hi, Iggy. How can I help you today?”
….
“Didn’t your stomach hurt the last time you had a math quiz?”
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:56:50 AM
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After work, I decided to take Jaylen to the new movie theater that recently opened in Newcrest.

It’s attached to the local library and bit on the modest side, you have to serve yourself. So, I decided to make us a couple bowls of butter popcorn before the movie started.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:57:41 AM
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We ended up watching “Simder”; which is a romantic movie that we’ve both been wanting to see. It was really good and had a few tear jerker scenes as well…

But luckily, it ended with an happy and romantic ending. We loved it!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:58:33 AM
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When we got home after the movie, we were surprised to see that we almost missed Jaylen’s sister, Chelsea. She had stopped by to see us and the soon-to-be baby.

“Hey there sweet baby. I’m your Aunt Chelsea and I’m going to be your favorite aunt!”

“Sis, you’ll be the baby’s only aunt.”

“I know. I don’t have any competition on being the favorite. Isn’t it great?”

*sigh*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 08:59:32 AM
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Chelsea loved the new additions to the house; along with the new nursery. She was also impressed with Jaylen’s latest artwork and even asked for a couple of paintings for her own home.

“Hey, Sis. When do you think that you’re going to settle down and start a family of your own?”

“Well, it might be sooner than you think.”

“Really?”

“Yes, I’ve been seeing an awesome guy, Salvador, and things are getting pretty serious. He used to be a mixologist when he was young, but now he’s settled down and he’s currently a best selling author.”

“Ohhh… when do we get to meet him”

“He’s currently touring for his new book, but I’ll be sure to bring him over the next time he’s in town. I promise!”
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:00:28 AM
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Before we knew it, it was time for Jaylen to take maternity leave from work until it was time to give birth.

To keep busy, he worked from home in our new home office and created some vibrant and happy artwork. They really brighten up the house!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:04:15 AM
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When I saw that the Spice Festival started today, I wasn’t sure if Jaylen would be up to it, but he had a bit of “cabin fever” and jumped at the idea of getting out of the house and Newcrest.

After one quick train ride, we arrived in San Myshuno and the Spice Festival!

I jumped at the first opportunity to get new spices for the kitchen.

“I bet Jaylen can work magic with these in the kitchen!”
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:05:30 AM
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We both enjoyed all of the festival’s activities. We blew bubbles, set off firecrackers, listened to live music, and picked up a couple snow globes.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:06:33 AM
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At first, we thought that Jaylen had a bit of indigestion after the Spicy Curry Challenge. But then we figured it was just the new soon-to-be family member enjoying the festival’s music by dancing.

So, we decided to get something to drink until…

Jaylen’s water broke!

*pulls out mobile phone*

“Willow Creek Hospital, this is Fatima. How can I help you?”

“Fatima, this is Cliff! Jaylen’s went into labor and we’re on our way!”

“OK. Stay calm, be careful, and get here safely. I’ll let Dr. Suzuki know now.”
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:07:38 AM
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We just made it in time at the station for the last train. I’m still shocked on how quickly we made it to the hospital.

“Hi guys, we’ve been expecting you. Dr. Suzuki’s already for you in OR 2.”

“Thanks, Fatima. I’ll take him”

“Sure thing! Good luck and congratulations, guys.”
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:08:43 AM
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As a medical professional, I’m normally very calm and collected when at the hospital; however, when it’s the birth of your own baby. Things are completely different…

Luckily, the labor went smoothly and quickly. Before we knew it, we had a new bouncing baby boy!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:09:31 AM
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We couldn’t wait to take the newest addition to our family home and show him his new nursery.

“Welcome home, Kole.”
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:10:28 AM
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Wow… does time fly when they’re babies!

One day your bouncing and cooing at them and before you know it. BAM! Your baby is now a toddler.

Unlike when he was a baby, Kole doesn’t like staying in his room since becoming a toddler. So, we bought him a second toybox. That way, we can play where we can see him and make clean up for us just a tad bit easier.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:11:28 AM
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We’ve been trying to teach Kole to talk, but it might be a bit too soon though. Because he doesn’t really seem too interested in learning right now.

Luckily, our little man is quite expressive of what he wants, when he wants it.

He loves playing. I’ve always thought of myself as a healthy and in shaped kind of man; however, this little guy tires me out on a daily basis.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:12:26 AM
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When Kole isn’t playing…
It seems like he’s eating and he keeps Jaylen in the kitchen regularly trying to prepare something he likes. So far, he doesn’t seem to be that picky of an eater except for his lunch.

If it isn’t PB & J Sandwich followed by crackers, he isn’t a happy camper and if he isn’t happy… well, you know our the rest of us feel. *sigh*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:13:28 AM
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Things have been going great lately…
We’ve started potty training Kole with great success and he’s finally starting to talk a bit more; which we think it due to his new little Teaching Tablet.

However, we’ve had some issues getting him to sleep through the night due nightmares.

I think the late nights with little sleep have finally caught with Jaylen. He’s been a little under the weather lately. I think he might have a mild case of the Llama Flu!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:14:22 AM
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Luckily for my honey, he’s living with a trained medical professional and I know just the homemade cure for this…

A special Detox Tea.

I think I’ll have some too and prevent myself from getting sick too.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:15:20 AM
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Although the tea was working, Jaylen still wasn’t feeling 100%. So, he went to bed early and I stayed up with Kole watching cartoons until he started to get fussy.

Tucking him in went fairly smooth…
So, I think tonight will be the night that he finally sleeps through the night.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:16:15 AM
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“Wahhhhh!” *sob*

“There, there. It’ll be okay, it was just a dream. There isn’t a monster under your bed, Kole”

Or… maybe not.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:21:37 AM
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Before I knew it, my family leave was over and it was time to head back to work at the Hospital.

“Good morning, I’m Peter. Are you, Cliff? I was told that today would be your first day back after having your first child. Congratulations by the way!” *smile*

“Oh! Hi, Peter… where’s Fatima?”

“She’s a nurse now. She finally graduated and was promoted. So, I’m the new assistant.”

Wow… how long was I gone?
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:22:30 AM
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“Iggy, you’re back! Have you come down with a severe case of mathitis again?”

“No!”

“Really? Because I’m not finding anything wrong with you again.”

“It’s not that! I promise, I don’t have a math quiz today.”

“English quiz?”

“No. Science quiz.” *hangs head down*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:23:19 AM
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While out on family leave, I forgot just how much time I spend each day updating patient records as a Medical Assistant.

I hope I hear back about my application for the open Medical Technologist position soon.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:24:04 AM
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Things have certainly been pretty busy at the hospital this week!

I’m not sure what’s been happening in Windenburg lately, but we’ve sure seen a large influx of Windenburg residents for the last two days.

“Say, Ahhhh!”
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:24:53 AM
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“I’m dying aren’t I? You don’t have to sugar coat it! Just be straight with me, please!”

“No, you’re not dying.”

“Are you sure? I feel so awful!”

“Yes. Positive. You just have a mild case of Bloaty Head and this medicine will make you good as new.”

“Oh, okay. Thanks!“
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:26:25 AM
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Unlike me, Jaylen was able to get additional time off from work for family leave and continued to work from home while watching Kole.

Although, he did keep a few works of his new paintings for around the house.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:27:41 AM
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Thanks goodness it’s Friday! As soon as this day is over I can go home and spend a nice weekend along with my family.

“Cliff. You’ve got a call from Jaylen on line one.”

“Okay! Thanks, Peter.”

“Cliff, I know you were looking forward to a relaxing night along, but my sister and her boyfriend stopped by for dinner and she says that they have big news”

*sigh*

“It’s okay, sweetie. I know how much you love your sister and it’ll be nice to finally meet the new man in her life. What do you think of him so far?”

“He’s really friendly, I think you’ll like him”

“Okay, I’ll see you later. Love you!”

“Sorry about that, Miss Watkins.  Open wide and say ahhhhhhhh.”
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:28:24 AM
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Since Kole was napping, we decided to have a fancier dinner than usual since we had special guests over. I was very impressed with the quality of both the Caprese Salad and Butternut Gnocchi that Jaylen cooked for us.

“ Tonight has been great! I’m so happy to finally get to meet you two. That was the best dinner that I’ve ever had, Jaylen! Thank you so much for having us over!“

“Your welcome, Salvador. We’ve been super excited to meet you too!”

“Wait a minute! The best dinner you’ve ever had? What about all of the stuff that I’ve cooked for you, sweetie? I am a Sous Chef after all at a five star restaurant in Oasis Springs.”

“Oh.. Yeah.. Well..” *blush*

“Chelsea, he probably meant that this was the best amateur dinner he’s ever had. Since you're a professional chef, it’s just a given that your food is in a completely different category. Right?”

“Yes! Yes, that’s exactly what I meant. Thanks for explaining what I was trying to say in a much clearer way, Cliff. Sometimes I’m not that great with words!”

“You’re not? Sweetie, you’re a best selling author.” *confused*

“Oh, it’s the language barrier, I think. Yeah, that’s it. Remember, Simish is my second language, I was born and raised in Monte Vista before moving to Oasis Springs.”  *blush*

“Oh. Okay…”
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:29:24 AM
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When we started hearing banging in the nursery, we knew that Kole was awake and playing with his toys. So, Jaylen decided to run some chicken nuggets to the nursery while we continued to have adult conversations.

“So, Jaylen said that you two had some big news to share with us?”
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:30:22 AM
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“Oh, yeah. Is it a good time to tell them, Chelsea Pie?”

“Sorry, guys. Kole wasn’t hungry and wants to be part of the action.”

*cough*

“Hey there, little guy! Do you want to ride a aereo?” (plane)

*smile*

“Tutti a bordo” (all aboard)

*giggle*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:31:25 AM
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“Wow! Salvador is really nice, handsome, and great with kids. Sis, you need to marry him!”

*laughs*

“That’s what our big news is!” *smile*

“What?”

“I asked your lovely sister to do me the honors and be my moglie and she said yes.” (wife)

“Congratulations!”
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:32:17 AM
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After the excitement of Chelsea and Salvador’s big news wore off and they went home. It was time for bed…

We all were so exhausted.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:33:16 AM
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Well… not all of us.

“Are you hungry, cutie? You didn’t want to touch your food, but I guess that’s understandable it was pretty exciting having company.”

“Let’s go get you something to eat.”
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:35:10 AM
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“Here ya go! This oatmeal should fill you up, but not upset your tummy as late as it is.”

“Kole, try to get some sleep tonight. I love you!” *smooch*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:36:25 AM
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“Wahhhhhhhh!”

*sigh*

“Okay, little guy. Let’s try this again.”

“Let’s read you a fun and happy bedtime story. That should keep those nasty monster dreams away”

*ponders about getting a nightlight*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:37:15 AM
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Thankfully, Kole slept through the rest of the night; which means we did too. So, we were well rested for Chelsea and Salvador’s wedding.

The nanny we hired was running a bit behind, but we had just enough time to race out the door and made it just in time before the ceremony started.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:37:56 AM
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They did a very nice job at decorating the backyard area. While the ceremony itself was simple and intimate, it was beautiful. 
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:38:40 AM
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Awww…
That day, I noticed that no matter how far apart they were from each other, Salvador always had his eyes on his beautiful new wife.

Something tells me that they’re going to have a long and happy marriage. I hope it’s at least half as wonderful as my life with Jaylen.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:39:26 AM
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Once the ceremony and reception was over, we left the newlyweds alone. I hope that they don’t miss their train for their honeymoon.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 09:40:58 AM
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Hello?

Oh! Hi, Dr. Suzuki. I got the Medical Technologist position? I get a cash bonus and a raise? Awesome!

Yep, I see you first thing Monday morning. Thanks!

Sweetie, guess what?

You got the technologist job, a raise, and bonus? *big smile*

Haha! Yeah, I guess you heard. But I do have something to tell you that I’m sure you don’t already know.

What’s that?

In case I did get the position, I rented us a cabin at Granite Falls as a family vacation for the weekend.

Really? That sounds great and I just bet that Kole will love the forest.

But that’s not all. While we’re gone I’ve arranged to have the house renovated with a new kitchen and bath. Plus, some slight redecorating to make it feel more comfy and family-friendly. How does that sound?

Great! When do we leave?
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 03:41:44 PM
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We didn't waste any time loading up the car and making that 2 hour drive from Newcrest to Granite Falls. From his car seat, Kole really enjoyed watching the scenery changed from suburban life to the peaceful and beautiful forests surrounding our weekend home.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 03:46:00 PM
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After unpacking, we decided it was time for a little R&R. I grabbed my fishing pole and decided to hopefully catch tonight's dinner. If things go well, maybe I'll have a couple of Walleye or Yellow Perch for Jaylen to clean and cook.

While I enjoyed some relaxing time at the lake, Jaylen kept Kole occupied inside with a dollhouse version of our cabin.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 03:48:36 PM
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Sadly, I'm not the Outdoors Man that I thought I was and came up empty handed fishing. So, I decided to explore and maybe find a couple of frogs or two for dinner instead.

Ironically, Kole did some exploring of his own too. Like father like son! *smile*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 03:50:40 PM
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Keeping the score, two for two, I didn't find any frogs either. Luckily, the cabin's fridge and pantry was fully stocked and Jaylen surprised us with breakfast for dinner. Nothing like eggs and toast lakeside in Granite Falls.

Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 03:52:55 PM
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Kole had a pretty exhausting day between the long car ride, playing with Jaylen, and exploring. So, after dinner we put him to bed and enjoyed some private time outside by the campfire.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 03:55:23 PM
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I'm not sure if the was beautiful views of Granite Falls or if it's been that long since we've had some alone time, but things just felt warm and romantic between us.

So, we decided to take things inside and spend some quality alone time together in the cabin.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 03:59:26 PM
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As expected, things heated up between us pretty quickly. That night, we slept the best we have in months because it's so quiet and peaceful at the cabin when compared to the noises of city life.

The weekend just flew by and before we both knew it, we got the call from the contractor letting us know the house renovation and our vacation was over. *sad face*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on September 06, 2017, 04:02:29 PM
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Wow! The house looks so much bigger, but still looks warm and cozy, Cliff! They also did a good job landscaping. I love it!

Me too, sweetie. I think it's perfect for our family and I think we'll have lots of fun in the new family room. What do you think little man?

Cookies! *giggles*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: LadyM on September 06, 2017, 04:50:22 PM
Oh dear that toddler is so adorable!!  I'm really happy they have them in the game now!  :default_clap:
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on October 14, 2017, 10:43:27 AM
@LadyM...
Thanks! TS4's toddlers are probably the best toddlers to date in The Sims... I'm also glad that they were patched in.  :)
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on October 14, 2017, 10:43:35 AM
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While we're glad to be home, reality sunk in and before we knew it...
It was time for both of us to return back to work. Jaylen went back to the studio working on new beautiful works of art while I helped locals with all of their health needs still.

Since Kole is far too young to leave alone and neither can take him to work, we had to call the local Day Care Service and hire a Nanny. Jaylen was really nervous at first, but has grown to adore, Tucker. He's great with Kole and knows just how to deal with his temperament.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on October 14, 2017, 10:47:02 AM
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Not only has Tucker been making sure that Kole's clean, dressed, and fed, but he's also been potty training him; along with teaching him with this building blocks. We're super grateful...  *big smile*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on October 14, 2017, 10:50:59 AM
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He also makes sure that Kole has a mid-afternoon; which lucky for us almost always makes sure that Kole is in a great mood when we get home. Which usually makes our after work life a bit easier and we can spend time playing with him instead of calming down a cranky toddler!
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on October 14, 2017, 11:01:58 AM
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Thankfully, since Kole is in such a happy mood, if needed one of us can easily spend time playing entertaining him while the other can have time to finish any last minute work items that we couldn't get done before the workday was over. Plus, Tucker goes the extra mile to make sure that dinner is ready to eat when we're both home.

I'm not sure if he does it to be nice, or for the large tip he gets afterwards. But that's beside the point, because it makes both of our lives so much easier. It's well worth the simoleons spent.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on October 14, 2017, 11:06:41 AM
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Tonight was just like every other night this week...
We got home, I finished up some online research, Jaylen helped Kole's motor skills in the backyard, and had dinner together. But while Kole played on his tablet and we were getting ready for bed, Jaylen made an announcement.

Babe?"

Yes?"

Guess, what?

What?

I'm pregnant again!!

*shock*
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: LadyM on October 14, 2017, 07:19:41 PM
Jase I love your legacies!  I can't wait to play Sims 3 & 4 when I get my computer!  I'm so long overdue. ;)
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Jase~ on October 15, 2017, 11:12:56 AM
Thanks, LadyM!! :)
Glad to hear that you're enjoying the Rhodes' story and I've got a lot planned for them and their many (hopefully) generations.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: Wotan on October 15, 2017, 12:03:26 PM
I wouldn't mind playing the Sims again, but I just can't make myself going through the pain of finding and installing all the mods and stuff I used to have. Also, I haven't brought myself to installing Origin on this computer yet.
Title: Re: The Rhodes Legacy
Post by: LadyM on October 15, 2017, 12:47:25 PM
I wouldn't mind playing the Sims again, but I just can't make myself going through the pain of finding and installing all the mods and stuff I used to have. Also, I haven't brought myself to installing Origin on this computer yet.
I'll be there soon myself!  But I can't wait to play the old games again!