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The Andrews Family
« on: February 21, 2019, 06:27:17 PM »





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I'd like to keep a small journal of my other Sim family here on the forum - the Andrews from Sunset Valley consisting of Beau and Victoria and their two children, Belle and Briar. Victoria has spent a lot of time in Egypt getting her VISA to level 3 and purchasing a vacation home. She is level 9 in the journalist career. Beau has been a stay-at-home dad taking care of the children when they were too young to travel. The family used to have a cuckatoo that had fully learned to talk, but it suddenly up and vanished from my game. Here's a breakdown of the four. It's good for me to keep track of these things. Beau and Victoria are not quite the same as they were originally. The family lives in Twinbrook now where I put their Sunset Valley house in an empty lot on the address: 21 Sweetwater Loop. It's the second time they moved to this town. The first time, I couldn't get settled probably because it was a different house. They went back to Sunset Valley and lived there a while, before recently returning to Twinbrook for another round. As you can possibly tell, I'm a little obsessed with Al Simhara these days ;D


Beau Andrews
Lifetime wish: Gold digger Swimming in cash (completed)

Traits:
Couch potato
Slob
Good sense of humor
Inappropriate (but in a good way)
Can't stand art Heavy sleeper

Favorites:
Egyptian, Sharwarma, Yellow


Victoria Andrews (ex-fairy)
Lifetime wish: Star news anchor (completed)

Traits:
Good
Hopeless romantic
Ambitious
Bookworm
Artistic

Favorites:
Egyptian, Falafel, Violet


Belle Andrews
Lifetime wish: -

Traits:
Absent-minded
Vegetarian
Virtuoso
Neat
-

Favorites:
Egyptian, Falafel, Red


Briar Andrews
Lifetime wish: -

Traits:
Brave
Vehicle enthusiast
Friendly
Charismatic
-

Favorites:
Egyptian, Sharwarma, Lime


Calvinotep Coppuroplise (mummy)
Eventually turned into an elderly human, Calvin Copp, and left in Twinbrook with his new puppy, Peanut.



---Family Pets


Coco I
Species: Cockatoo
Status: Disappeared


Coco II
Species: Cockatoo
Status: Deceased (old age)


Lina
Species: Catalina Macaw
Status: Sold

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Re: The Andrews Family
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 07:34:37 PM »
Catching Up: Pictures from February 13+14


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Introducing the Andrews. Belle is still in mom's belly here.


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Victoria chose to give birth at home. Beau, go read a book or something.


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I remember that Beau had wanted a baby girl, because he got his wish.


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Belle enjoying the summer sun.
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Re: The Andrews Family
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 07:43:54 PM »
Catching Up: Pictures from February 16


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My Al Simhara obsession begins. Belle is playing with her "King Tut" mummified bear.


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This is from the second trip. That's Gus Hart, Zelda Mae and Stiles McGraw.


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And the misters Steel and Sw0rd.


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Before her vacation ended, Victoria hung out with the other "Sunsetters".


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Zelda's cute round face.


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And back home again with Beau and little Belle who had both missed her.
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Re: The Andrews Family
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2019, 07:59:34 PM »
Catching Up: Pictures from February 17


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Just a nice shot of these two.


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Lovely creepy crawlies. Looking at this sends shivers down my spine...


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Being a bookworm, Victoria had to read this book before turning it in for a quest.


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Gesundheit. Victoria just sneezed on this lady's cleavage.


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Ahh. digging under a scorching sun. *glances out the window where it's cold and uninviting irl*


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Victoria: "So, a coffee and some pie. Do you use milk and sugar?"


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Hand may be out of sight, but not out of mind.


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Psst! Behind you, Victoria!


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Oops, didn't bring any shower in a can...


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Just a silly picture from the market.


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Good to be home again. Beau favors the adventure that his TV offers which makes him a good nanny.


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Strolling to the park with his baby darling.


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Belle was pretty stoked to go to the festival.


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You gots something on your face, dad.
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Re: The Andrews Family
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2019, 08:28:06 PM »
Catching Up: Pictures from February 17 (part 2)


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An Egyptian Beau-friendly activity that doesn't involve the use of legs.


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Briar has entered the building.


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This cuckatoo was named Coco and she was Victoria's bff. It left Belle with some concern though. "Mom, I'm here too..."


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This little beauty was visiting the science facility while Beau was out fishing.


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He was unphased though. But he did max out his fishing skill.


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Belle!


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And Briar grew into a toddler as well. Belle was a little unsure of him to begin with.


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But that only lasted for a few seconds. Next thing, they were best friends.


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The Andrews Menagerie such as it were.


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Coco was over-taught and Victoria's summer tattoo wouldn't come off. It stuck for two Sim weeks until she had another which disappared normally.
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Re: The Andrews Family
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2019, 08:41:32 PM »
Catching Up: Pictures from February 18+19


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Belle Andrews as she first looked as a grade school child.


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Reading Jimmy Sprocket and the Mummy's Curse.


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Encountering the Agnes at the cemetary...hmm. Looking for someone she lost?


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Briar buddy.


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The library is a good place for Beau. He can nanny, read, learn and relax - all at the same time.


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Toddler teaching time and Coco play time. Whee!


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Victoria in her right element...undermining the Morcucorp.


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An overly amicable Vita Alto was probably looking for a vote.


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Vita is an evil Sim, Victoria is good. This friendship cannot last.


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Belle with Coco.


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Little Ursine is stealing a glance at her father Jared.


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Coco was actually a very important family member before she disappeared. What a bummer that she had to do that.


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Beau finally got himself a king cobra!


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Poor sheep knows where it's going next.
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Re: The Andrews Family
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2019, 08:59:27 PM »
Catching Up: Pictures from February 20+21


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Egyptian VISA level 3 and a purchased vacation home, finally!


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Belle


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Briar


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SV scenery with lighting mod installed


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Sultan Sam the magic gnome picks the strangest spots...


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Here we are in Twinbrook. I replaced the old birch trees with some Twinbrook ones to make the lot blend in.


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Getting a coffee in the town square summer festival.


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Need any help, Sultan Sam?


Okay, now the tread is up to date. See you later!
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Re: The Andrews Family
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2019, 01:24:00 PM »
I think the Andrewses do suit Twinbrook. Never really played 'em.  ;)

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Re: The Andrews Family (Feb 23)
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2019, 04:31:10 PM »
February 23
No matter what them over at NRaas say, my game runs like butter with just two expansion packs enabled and no NRaas mods installed, but is hacking and coughing with all packs enabled and NRaas mods installed. End of discussion. I had the Andrews go to Egypt on a family vacation, but had to cut it very short and have them go back home, because my game ended up being unplayable. So, now I have disabled all CC, removed all mods and enabled only Ambitions and World Adventures. It's like a dream come true. Smooth sailing, smooth sailing.


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Unfortunately, it means that Coco the 2nd no longer exists. But, Victoria is still a Star News Anchor - yep, she finally made it to the top and completed her LTW.


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Beau has his moments of splendor. Upgrading the home is a fine example.


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Belle and Briar are adorable kids and very close siblings.


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How can one not love a classy and stylish woman like Victoria. I seriously heart her.


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And ta-da! A hearty welcome to the new family mummy. He deserves a proper introduction:

Calvinotep Coppuroplise
Lifetime wish: Presenting the perfect private aquarium

Traits:
Couch potato
Great kisser
Photographer's eye
Clumsy
Angler

Favorites:
Chinese (music)
Spaghetti (food)
Turquoise (color)


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First things first - getting a fishing lesson. It's been long overdue!


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Hello, doc. I hail from Egypt...is somehting wrong?


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I'll just sneak past here, excuse me.


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Ahh, fresh air, sunshine, and a good read about bait. What more could a mummy wish for after so many years locked away?
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Re: The Andrews Family
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2019, 01:15:56 AM »
I'm enjoying your game thread on the Andrews family so far!

I like how you changed Beau's lifetime wish. Gold digger always struck me as too evil for him. He may be lazy and not want to work, but according to his bio, he loves Victoria. I can't see him wanting her dead.  He just wants someone else to support him while he loafs around on the couch watching TV, which may not make him seem like much of a prize, but a far cry from murder-your-spouse or wish-them-dead awful.

Speaking of evil, Victoria being friendly with Vita was amusing. Vita is supposed to be charming, though, and good at fooling people, so maybe Victoria just hasn't seen her dark side yet. 

Their kids are cute and I love the mummy and the sims' reactions to him.

Glad your game is running better.  I feel your pain on how the game chokes up on too many expansions and packs.  I run them all, and a ton of store content and mods, and a new game in a neighborhood will run all right, but some of my older saves are very twitchy and prone to crashing.  It sounds like you've got a good balance for yours, so hopefully your save will behave as long as you want to play it!

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Re: The Andrews Family
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2019, 06:19:18 AM »
I don't personally think that Beau wants Victoria dead, he just wants to outlive her.

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Re: The Andrews Family
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2019, 07:37:53 AM »
@Cheezey *Thumbs up* Thank you for the comment. I agree with your assessment of Beau's character.



February 25, 2019

I must be getting old and/or a bigger slave to habit than I thought. The frustration of not knowing where things spawn in Twinbrook made me move the Andrews back to Sunset Valley, where I know the location of everything and everyone. And I missed the bird, so I installed pets again. And everything else in fact. I don't seem to handle certain changes very well. *Blush*


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Since Victoria received her final big promotion to Star News Anchor, I have been wanting to have her try something else. She is an ambitious type and very skilled at several things. Writing, for instance. I have never played much around with Ambitions features, so I decided to register her as a self-employed writer. Having spent so much of her time in Egypt, I figured that she must be able to write tons of books inspired by Al Simhara. Here she is working on one such book surrounded by her beloved and dutiful children.


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Need any help, Briar? By they way, the stereo just out of sight is always playing egyptian music, so every time anyone is in this dining area, they are bobbing to the rhythms of their favorite music.


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Beau is extremely proud of his wife and happy to be loved by his family. He just had a hot beverage. Now listening to music and watching his awesome Victoria. Oh, did I tell you? He has kissed his king cobra - what a feat!


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Calvinotep in between books on bait. He is wondering why everybody is keeping their distance. He was once a mighty pharaoh!


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It's super hot in Sunset Valley during summer. Beau is, of course, delighted that respite parks just outside his door.


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Nom nom!


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And a relieved sigh from me. Coco is back albeit re-incarnated. I may choose not to teach her to talk this time in case she vanishes again. It seems like time wasted and it gets me so upset.


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Belle and Briar are very studious children. I'm still not ready to age them up. I love this stage.


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When one happens upon Agnes, one talks books. Ahh, it's so good to be back among familiar faces.


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Victoria taught her the egyptian songs. And would you know, Miss Aggie is an awesome songstress. Victoria's off key notes were rather embarrassing.


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Victoria decided to comfort herself with her favorite summer tattoo which is reminiscent of the scorching sun in Al Simhara.


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Let's try some skating next! Uh-oh, is Agnes better at that also?


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Yeah...


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And here I was thinking of you as a graceful woman, Victoria. I am now disillusioned.


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Beau at home is attempting to grow a life-fruit plant. Whether or not he has succeeded in finding one remains to be seen. The charming magic gnome, Sultan Sam, was taking it easy.


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Lastly, some after sunset pictures from Sunset Valley. Home, sweet home.
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Re: The Andrews Family (Feb 26)
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2019, 06:16:17 AM »
February 26, 2019


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Calvinotep proudly presents his perfect private aquarium.


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Simis, could you not vomit on me while I try to explain some egyptian things to Chris?


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Getting a job at the mausoleum to help support the kind Andrews family. Have to stay in the cemetary though - too slow on my ancient feet to make it to the carpool in time.


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Victoria went on a trip to Shang Simla to get hold of Pangu's legendary boulder-crushing axe. Took up a new hobby while there - martial arts.


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Turns out that she has the talent for it, as a local learned here.


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Fast forwarding some. Victoria in her black belt. And the wings...well, she actually went to Aleister's to get an age-up elixir for Belle, but the store was out of stock. On her way out, she eyed a different potion and I couldn't help but have her try it. She has a kind heart, so it could fit her to become a fae. And so she became one, and now she is a Queen of Fae to boot.


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Was finally able to find an age-up potion for Belle. Look at this gorgeous teen virtuoso that she is.


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I'm very happy with how she is developing. I think I will get her a part-time job at the spa a little later.


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Just to underline that the Andrews kids aren't just elite learners. They have kid time, too :)
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Re: The Andrews Family (Mar 2)
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2019, 06:54:04 AM »
March 2, 2019

My precious Victoria has now fully maxed out her Painting and Writing, meaning she has completed all of the associated skill journal challenges. Whew! Her last book was a best-seller, and her last painting was a masterpiece :)

I have decided to go back to basics with the family with only World Adventures installed and no stuff packs. It provides a certain peace and quiet that I always seem to end up yearning after.


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Briar has aged up to a fine young man in his teens. He too takes after Victoria appearance wise.


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My favorite magical gnome who is always playing hide-and-seek with me. Sultan Sam figures in some of Victoria's books.
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