Welcome to the New Eden Community Blog

Recently branched off from the older community of Eden, many younger residents have chosen to move away from their ancestoral land to a different location, called New Eden. Although most residents still hold closely to their family ties and history they are eager to start a new life in a place they can make their own.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Spring 2010 - First

Seth First (38), Ivy First (35), Kendra First (8)

Ivy was up bright and early.  As usual she was on a slightly different schedule than the rest of the family.  She had been trying to get back in sync with Seth and Kendra, but pregnancy was playing havoc on her internal clock.  Taking good care of herself and her baby meant eating when she was hungry and sleeping when she was tired and that didn't always match up with when Kendra and Seth needed to eat or sleep. 
 So she was up well before dawn having pancakes along and hoping the leftovers would still be fresh when her husband and daughter were ready for breakfast.
Kendra, at least, was up in time to have warm pancakes.  Ivy was appalled by her daughter's table manners.  She made a promise to herself to take some time to teach her daughter better eating habits before she had a chance to eat like that in public.
By the time Seth arose to get ready for work, Ivy was already wearing down and had to lay down for a nap.  But she was patiently waiting to greet him as soon as he got home from work, eager to hear about his day, and just happy to spend time with him.
Seth had hoped to be at home when the big moment came, but unfortunately he was at work when Ivy went into labor and he could not get away.  With the help of a midwife, Ivy gave birth at home
to twins, one boy and one girl, Jared and Leah.
As soon as he was able to get away from work, Seth rushed home and to the nursery to see the newest additions to the family, only to find the cribs empty and Ivy resting peacefully in bed.
Hearing a noise downstairs, he followed the noise to the kitchen, where not one, but two nannies were taking care of the newborns.
He thanked them and quickly dismissed them from their services.  He was eager to take on the task of childcare and knew that he and Ivy could handle this on their own.

After all, there were two of them and two babies.  So while Ivy bathed one infant in the sink,
Seth was upstairs changing the other's diaper.
Somehow they even managed to grab a quick dinner together while the twins were napping and Kendra was upstairs looking through the telescope.
After dinner, they took advantage of a few quiet moments to play with the cat

and pursue their own hobbies before the babies were up and demanding their attention.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Spring 2010 - Havers-Rossi

Alexis Havers (43), Geneva Rossi (16), Owen Rossi (16)

Things had been heating up between Owen Rossi and Charlotte Platz for quite some time.
Since they were both so young, especially Charlotte, they tried to hold back their raging hormones.  Although things went farther than they should have, they managed to stop themselves from going all the way.
 But when spring came, things were beginning to change.  Charlotte was still in shock from the sudden death of her older brother, Chase, and things at home were not going well for Owen.  He was thinking ahead, looking forward to attending university, but his mother was not interested.  She didn't continue her education and she had been successful in her career.  She just didn't think school was all as important as other sims made it out to be.
 She was always on his case about something.  He knew she wished he was more cool like Geneva and not such a bookworm like his father.
 He couldn't help it though, that was his nature.  He was finding life as a sixteen year old sim incredibly frustrating.
 Charlotte was always there for him though.  She never hesitated to come over when he called.
 Intimate conversations about the frustrations and sorrows in their lives while taking a dip in the hot tub one evening, prompted them to take things to the next level.
 For Owen it was true love.  He was absolutely smitted and could only hope that Charlotte felt the same way.
 Meanwhile, Geneva was also thinking about her future.  She had been staying in touch with Genesis Sartor at the university, discussing college life.
 She was beginning to consider law as a possible area of study.  She was started to get excited about the idea.
 She tried not to get too carried away with thoughts of college and still made time to hang out with her high school friends after school.
 The Havers-Rossi household was the main hangout place for teens after school.  Half of the time Geneva and Owen's mom was out of the house after the kids got out of school.  She had shows and rehearsals from 4 to 10 p.m., the prime time for teens to gather after school.
 And even when Alexis had a night off, she didn't mind that her kids had their friends over.  She was usually preoccupied with her own social life.
 Having a house full of teens did cramp her style at times, she had to admit.
Geneva didn't want to be the only one in the family without a love life.  She had a major crush on her mom's . . . well, she wouldn't call him her boyfriend exactly, her latest fling perhaps?  But she decided it might be wiser to start looking for someone closer to her own age.  Augustus was pretty cute, she thought, but so far they were just friends.  That wasn't a bad place to start.
Owen was surprised one evening to discovered he had recieved a love letter via e-mail.  He was even more surprised when he discovered that the e-mail hadn't been sent by Charlotte.  The sender refused to reveal their identity, but promised that they would meet soon.
The next day, Owen ran into the newspaper carrier delivering the paper. 
After inviting her in and playing a few rounds of pool on the basement pool table, the papergirl revealed that she was the one that sent Owen the mysterious e-mail.  She had noticed him a long time ago and had admired him from afar for a long time.

"Are you kidding me?  I have a serious girlfriend.  I don't need anyone sending me mysterious love letters and causing me trouble.What are you, crazy?  You don't even know me."
The poor papergirl was devastated.  Owen started to feel a little bad for stomping on her heart so carelessly, but he didn't want anything to mess up his relationship with Charlotte.  He had to be honest.
Charlotte on the other hand was not being so honest or as faithful.  Geneva caught Charlotte and Augustus smooching in Owen's bedroom of all places.
While she was disappointed to see her potential crush kissing another girl, she was completely furious to find out, first hand, that the girl that her brother was convinced was the love of his life was kissing another guy.  She gave Charlotte a piece of her mind.  "If you aren't serious about my brother, you had better tell him.  If I catch you cheating on him again, so help me . . ."

"Mind your own business."
Geneva stormed out of the room determined to tell Owen exactly what she saw, but she couldn't bring herself to do it.  She just hoped he wouldn't get his heart broken.

*ROS - Owen Rossi has a secret admirer *

Friday, January 14, 2011

Spring 2010 - Huffington

Heather Huffington (33), Lance Huffington (6)

After the failure of her beauty salon business, Heather decided to try something new, flower arranging.  Maybe if she got really good at it she could start a little flower shoppe.  Surely that would be easier than trying to run a salon single-handedly.

Unfortunately, flower arranging took awhile to learn, and with a young son to support, Heather needed to start earning money immediately.  She decided that maybe she wouldn't mind being a waitress or a barista, so she sent her resume to a few places.  The only place she heard back from was a country club and they didn't need a waitress, they needed a golf caddy.  It wasn't exactly what Heather had in mind, but she decided to take the job.  She hoped that something else would come up soon and that the tips were good in the meantime.

Neil was still hanging around.  When he didn't stop by to check on Heather and Lance, he would call to chat with Lance about school or the latest episode of their favorite sci-fi show.

Heather decided to talk with Lance about the friendship over dinner one evening.  "You talked with Neil on the phone for awhile tonight, didn't you?"

"Yeah, he's my best friend."

"Don't you think it's weird having a best friend that's so much older than you are?"

"No, you're my best friend too, Mommy, and you're older."

Heather cleared her throat.  She wasn't that old.  "Yeah, but I'm your mom."

"Neil is kind of like a dad.  Kendra has a dad that pushes her on the swings and teaches her to play catch.  Neil's a friend like that, since I don't have a dad like that."

"Do you wish your real dad was here to play with you too?"


"What if we called him and invited him over sometime.  Would you like that?"

"I guess that would be okay."

Heather went to the phone and dialed Gareth's number while Lance waited anxiously.  The last time she tried to call, he barely gave her the time of day.  This time he listened while she told him about how Lance needed his father in his life and chastized him for missing their son's birthday.  Feeling guilty about not being in Lance's life more, Gareth agreed to come over.

He couldn't deny that he still found Heather attractive
But he couldn't forget that she had cheated on him before they found out that she was pregnant with Lance.
It was quickly apparent that Heather had invited him over so that she could spend time with him and get back into his life, not so that he could spend time with Lance.  He decided it was time to set things straight.

"It's over between us.  I don't want anything to do with you and if we didn't have a son together I wouldn't be here now.  Don't call me again, unless it's really about our son."
Since Gareth had made his feelings perfectly clear, she decided it was time to move on with her life and meet someone new.
The first guy she met as a set up was good looking enough
But not so great to talk to.

She tried meeting someone on her own in the neighborhood, but he tried to get too handsy too soon and she was just not interested.
Then she happened to meet Jimmy one morning as she walked Lance to the bus stop.
There was an instant spark between them.
Jimmy was really easy to talk to
And had a great sense of humor.
They parted feeling like they had known each other for ages.
The next day Jimmy was waiting at the bus stop, hoping to run into Heather when she came to pick up her son at the bus stop.

And Heather was glad to see him.

From there one thing led to another

Heather was mortified when Lance walked in on them in an intimate moment.  It was an eye opener to realize just how carried away she was getting with Jimmy.  She was already entertaining thoughts of making babies with him when becoming a single mom to another child by another man who might not stick around was the last thing she needed.

 On the way to school she had a chat with Lance about what had happened.

"Sometimes even Mommies need to meet new people and make new friends.  You don't mind that Jimmy has been spending a lot of time at our house lately, do you?"

"No, I guess it's okay.  Can I just go to school now?"
"The bus isn't here yet.  I'm trying to talk with you."

"I hope the bus gets here soon."

Meanwhile going to school was allowing Lance to make his own friends, friends his own age.  The girls were kind of boring.  They only liked to talk about girly games and new babies.

Bryce was kind of cool though.  He liked bugs almost as much as he did.

He was even willing to give Jimmy a chance and tried to get to know him over a game of catch.
 He wasn't sure if Jimmy liked kids much though.  He kind of wished his mom and Neil got along better.  That would be the best.