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Ashby Lemi – babies 46, 47 and 48

ASHBY LEMI’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE
BABY 46, 47 and 48

After Jones and Seely were born Ashby found herself in another lull in her challenge. She was in no hurry to contact Ao Emerald, the next father in the challenge, and get on with it. She wanted to enjoy her boys and her family, but she find it difficult to do when Asher seemed to be M.I.A. all of a sudden.

Right before the birth of the latest twins he had started to go out of town for work. First it was a day or two and then right after the birth it became weeks. Then one day he came home from one of his trips with a surprise.

“Asher, I’m so glad you are home.” Ashby snaked her arms around her husband’s neck. The day had been long and rough. The boys had been fussy all day, Leven and Hooper had gotten in a scuffle with some kids from school and Orchid and Dutton were being typical teenagers and refused to help out around the house.

“I’m glad to be home. Babe, have you contacted the next father?” Asher asked excitedly.

“No. Why?” She gave him a puzzled look.

“I want to take you and the kids on vacation.”

“Vacation?”

“Ashby, we never got to go on a real honeymoon and I want to enjoy some time as a family away from our everyday life.”

Ashby wasn’t sure at first but after several discussions and convincing by her family she finally agreed to taking a vacation and putting her challenge off for a little while.

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The Lemi’s enjoyed their vacation immensely, it was filled with extremely fun activities.

A lot of time was spent at the beach were the kids, and even Ms. Sassy, enjoyed time in the water. They would play for hours and then eat a wonderful picnic lunch Ashby would prepare.

 Then as the sun would set Ashby and Orchid would get Seely and Jones into the water. Jones seemed to enjoy the seawater in his face and often made Orchid sit with him so he could get as wet as he could, while his twin, Seely, seemed a little less sure about it.

HERE ARE JUST A COUPLE MORE VACATION PICTURES:

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It was the day before they were to fly back to Sunset Valley when Asher dropped some heavy news onto Ashby.

He took her out to eat at a fancy tourist spot and as they waited for their desert he sprang the news. “Ashby, I have been coming here for business for some time now and I have been given an opportunity to invest in the new casino they are building and to become the new head chef.”

Ashby’s hands went to her mouth and awe. “That is wonderful darling. I’m so proud of you.” As the waiter placed their treats in front of them realization washed over her. “But won’t that mean…..”

“Yes babe, I want you and the kids to relocate to Areca Island’s with me.” Asher took a bite of his apple pie.

“Asher that is a lot to ask. It doesn’t just affect me, but the kids and the future of my 100 baby challenge.” Ashby pushed her chocolate cake away from her. She had lost her appetite for something sweet.

“I know it is, but I really want this. It is a great opportunity and this place has a lot of tourists that come through here that will give you more options for your challenge. I’ve given a lot up to support you with your challenge. Please just think about doing this for me.”

The two of them didn’t at all on the way back to their hotel and when they got there the kids were fast asleep with all the suit cases packed. The next morning Asher and Ashby sat the kids down and asked them what they thought of moving. Orchid, who had fallen in love with Areca Islands, voted to stay along with Hooper. Dutton was unsure and Leven, who had a best friend back home wanted to go back to Sunset Valley. The family flew back to Sunset Valley, after many days of fighting and discussing it was decided that the Lemi family would relocated to Areca Islands and Asher would take on the new job opportunity.

Asher had flown out a week before the rest and arranged the purchase of the Lemi’s new home. Here are just a couple of the rooms:

Asher just knew the kids, and Ashby would be happy on the Island.
~~

The family had been on the Island for a week before Ashby sent the kids off to school. The day before Dutton sat in the backyard worrying if he would make friends and if people here would accept him and his differences.

What do you think? Do you think the kids of Areca Island will accept Dutton?
~~

Hello World who are these boys? Yep that is right it is Seely and Jones right after they aged into Children.

While the other kids were at their first day of school Ashby witnessed her babies age up into fine children. These two boys turned out cute as a button with Seely getting his dad’s hair coloring and Jones with his Grandpa Lawrence’s. It seems to me that another one of Ashby’s boys had the same color and look to his hair as Jones. Newbie Starr-Bright to mention a name.

Do you think Jones and Newbie look alike?

Ashby had aged them up in the morning so that she could spend the day with them before they too went off to school and she would be alone. She took them to the grand park and the boys had an awesome time. Ashby had brought her camera and made sure to capture their time together.

These two boys had a great day with their mom, but they were looking forward to starting school and meeting kids their own age.

This park is awesome if you like it you can download it here

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Three weeks past and the kids were doing well in school. Orchid and Dutton seemed to be getting along well with a group of kids, who were all fostered by the same couple, in their class. Hooper and Leven were pulling great grade and Jones and Seely were popular amongst the Island’s children.

Ashby had taken up photography and with all her kids in school, her friends so far away and no idea about the fate of her challenge she wandered about the Island taking pictures of all the fantastic places and things the Island had to offer.

One day as she was exploring and taking pictures of one of the parks she heard giggling from a nearby park bench. She whirled around to see a couple, who look so much in love, sitting on the bench. She tried to excuse herself but the woman yelled out to her.

“Hey there are you Ashby Lemi?”

Ashby was surprised that the woman knew who she was. “Yes how did you know?”

“I’m a big fan of your blog. I run the local foster home here on the Island and your blog has helped me in accepting each child into my home.” She stood from the bench and forced herself into Ashby’s arms for a big hug.

“Well aren’t you friendly.” Ashby laughed into the woman’s hair. “And who do I have the honor of hugging?”

“Oh I am so sorry. My name is Summer Eason and this my boyfriend Franklin Velasco.” You must think I am crazy lunging at you like that.

“No it is okay, really. I am glad to meet you both.” Ashby shook Franklin’s hand.
The two women started talking and soon they were fast friends and before Ashby left the park that day she had plans to meet up with Summer the next day.

They spent the day at the beach and soon they were great friends. For the first time in a long time Ashby finally felt connected. She finally felt that she could survive in Areca Islands. She still missed her friends terribly, but spending time with Summer helped that void.

It felt good for her to have a friend again, someone to have coffee with and someone to go shopping with. Friends are important and they are very much needed. You don’t always have to have a brood of them, but one goes a long way.
~~

The foster home kids throw a party on the beach just about every weekend and once Dutton and Orchid were invited they felt they were finally part of the group.

One of the favorite past times of the boys (from left to right: Rod McGrath, Ahmad Call and JohnPaul Madden) is soccer. They enjoyed playing on the beach and during the party.

While the boys were wrapped up into the soccer game and the girls were cheering them on Dutton took the opportunity to talk to Daisy Connor. He had a terrible crush on her and even though he spent a lot of time with her “group” he could never muster up the courage to talk to her, but today he made a promise to himself, and he was pleasantly surprised that she acted interested in him and the more they talked the closer they grew.

“I got it I got it.” Orchid cried as Rod jumped up and slammed the ball over her head and to the other side of the net.

The kids were really enjoying the party and their new friends.

While the Volley Ball game was going on Dutton took the opportunity to stand on the side lines with Daisy. He was a little confused and excited when she leaded up against him and allowed him to kiss her bare shoulder. He was falling hard for this girl and she was making it very easy for him. JohnPaul felt a little uncomfortable, but just tired to focus on cheering about the game.

After the game the kids sat down and enjoyed a nice hearty picnic and some rest before continuing the day’s activities.

“Do they have no shame?” The purple clad Leilani Baron crinkled her nose up at the sight before them.

Daisy and Dutton were relaxing on a blanket deep in a conversation. They both enjoyed being close to each other.

“My brother isn’t normally like this.” Orchid tried to defend Dutton, but she so desperately wanted to be part of this group so she didn’t say much more.

“Well I think it is distasteful and I wouldn’t be caught dead rubbing up against a boy like that.” Leilani let the venom ooze from her voice.

“I think they are cute.” Kia Lyons, who was not part of the group home, but a local girl that hung out with them, said. She smiled at Orchid and stood up. Come on Rod and JohnPaul are getting ready to have a climbing race. I want to go watch.” She grabbed Orchid’s hand and pulled her from the blanket.

“Go JohnPaul Go!” Orchid yelled with force.

Kia laughed and went back and forth cheering for JohnPaul and Rod.

“Come on Rod.” Leilani’s was upset that he was losing. She had, had a crush on him since she moved to the group home but he never paid her any attention. She thought that if she showed interest that someday he would take notice.

In the end JohnPaul won two out of three races.

No beach party is complete without some beach dancing. As the sun on the Island the kids grooved to some fun music.

“Dutton, do you know what would be fun?” Leilani asked with a grin.

Dutton didn’t like the look on her face, but he asked what anyway.

“Some fireworks would be lovely. I brought some if you would light them for me.” She pulled the fireworks out of her bag.

“Leilani, I don’t think we need fireworks tonight.” Daisy looked at Dutton and tried to give him a look warning him it was a bad idea.

Leilani shoved the fireworks into Dutton’s hands. “Come on Daisy they will be so pretty in tonights clear sky.”

Dutton took them and went to the edge of the water. Leaning down he lit them and backed up quickly. The fireworks were beautiful, but what Dutton didn’t know is that they were illegal on the beach and Officer Peralta rounded the beach every weekend at that time.

Dutton was handcuffed and Orchid begged the officer not to take him. She tried to tell him that they didn’t know it was illegal, but the officer wouldn’t listen. When Orchid heard Leilani laughing behind them she knew that she had set up her brother, and she was angry.

“Don’t worry D I will call mom.” Orchid yelled after Dutton and Office Peralta.

Orchid flew at Leilani with extreme anger. “You knew they were illegal. You set my brother up.”

“Your brother is a bozo.” Leilani crossed her arms over her chest.

“I will show you looser.” Orchid balled up her right fist and pulled back to throw a punch, but Ahmad grabbed her arm.

“Come on Orchid she isn’t worth it. I will take you home.” He drug her away from the group and they walked to his car.

In the patrol car Officer Peralta finally heard Dutton out and decided to let him off with a warning and drove him home.

“Dutton, what happened?” Ashby sat Dutton down for a serious talk after Officer Peralta left.

He explained everything to her. From the day he had with Daisy to what Leilani did to him.

Sighing Ashby took his face in her hands and kissed his forehead. “Honey, there will always be people that have to put others down to make them feel good. You just need to stay a good person and not associate yourself with those kinds of people.”

“Okay mom.”

“And I wouldn’t jump to conclusions about that other girl.” Ashby called behind her as she headed to answer the front door. “Dutton it is for you.”

“Dutton, before you say anything please hear me out.” Daisy begged as Dutton stepped out onto the porch.

He crossed his arms in front of his chest, but didn’t say a word.

“First of all I want you to know that I really do like you. I want to get to know you better and I want us to be more then friends. Leilani is a bully and she makes my life hell if I don’t go along with her. I hate it, but it is better to do what she says then take what she dishes out. I really hope you can forgive me.”

For several minutes Dutton just stood there looking at her and finally he said, “I don’t know Daisy. I guess I just need time.” He turned and went back into the house leaving a heartbroken Daisy on the porch.
~~

It’s time for a change. Ashby went to the local salon and had her hair colored drastically. She really liked it. How about you? What do you think?

“Ao. Ao Emerald? What on earth are you doing here?” Ashby was surprised to see the next scheduled father in her challenge here on Areca Island.

Ao stuffed the last piece of his lunch into his mouth, wiped his lips and stood up.

“Ashby, I’m so glad to see you. I flew down here to surprise you and let you know I am still interested in being the next father is you are still doing your challenge.”

Ashby threw herself into the man’s arms. “Oh Ao thank you so much.” She was so excited at the prospect of continuing her challenge that she dragged him to the hospital right then and there. They were told that they could get an appointment in a week’s time. Ao was okay with staying that long and Ashby was over the moon.
~~
Before Ashby knew it, it was time for another Lemi birthday. The four eldest in the household were about to embark on their new stages of life.

Look out world Orchid and Dutton are on the loose now. Look at these two…Wow. I think these two will go far.

Thick as thieves Hooper and Leven aged up so well. These two are going to be interesting to follow for one cannot do without the other. Leven is smart and outspoken but she could not be as brave as she is without Hooper’s encouragement and quite soft spoken could not be as into his music without Leven telling him it was okay to be a little withdrawn for the sake of his music. I for one can’t wait to see what these two have in store for us.

Orchid and Dutton said their good-byes and headed off for their new lives. Before she left Orchid told her mother that she had sent in an application to be on a T.V. series and she was accepted to be in We All Love Luke. Ashby new her little girl would be incredible and promised that she and the family would tune in every week once it started. Dutton did forgive Daisy and he went straight to her house and swept her off her feet. They eloped several days later when she aged up into a Y.A.

As mentioned before Hooper loved music and he took every lesson and class he could. He is learning to play the bass here.

Leven made a best friend rather quickly after starting high school. Everyone meet the lovely Graciela Whitmore. I am sure you will see her face around the Lemi’s quite often, and yes she is a sweet as she looks. There is mask with this sim.
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Just days before the new Lemi arrivals Ashby had family pictures taken, and what a lovely family too.

Everyone meet the Emerald-Lemi triplets. From left to right we have Fern, Tyme and Little Barklay. These three cuties will fit nicely with the Lemi’s.
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SOMETHING WORTH MENTIONING

Yes folks not only did the Lemi’s add three new babies, but another pet. Meet Caesar. Asher missed JackRabbit so badly that he adopted this noble steed from a family that was moving from the island to the big city. Caesar is making himself quite comfortable in the Lemi home. Looks like Asher is quite happy.. Ride Um Cowboy… *giggle*

Jones you don’t have to be afraid of Mr. Caesar. He is very friendly.

Yes he is doing quite well in the Lemi household.

Well I am going to leave you with this cute picture of Jones and Sassy. She has really taken a liking to the young lad and I think they are going to be the best of friends.

I want to thank you all for reading, but hey be on the watch I have an update on one of Ashby’s kids coming up really quick. Another Lemi child has found love and I think you will be surprised at who and with whom it is with.

Please I love to hear your comments so leave me a little please. You can do it here or on my facebook at Ashby Lemi.
If you want any of the kids you can go to the table of content page.
Thank you again.

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Ashby Lemi – babies 44 and 45

ASHBY LEMI’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE
BABY 44 and 45

The house was now filled with two adults, a Teenage boy, twin children and twin toddlers.

This being said the sets of twins tended to bond. Orchid and Dutton could be found playing domino’s or at the park together.


And Leven and Hooper could be found in their room playing. Playing is used loosely, Leven loved to scare her younger brother, but even though she did this Hooper loved her and followed her everywhere.

All this bonding left O’Deen feeling a little left out and his neediness returned soon after he turned into a teenager and he decided to tend to that neediness with a girlfriend, but it seemed that most girls didn’t like needy.


He met Leslie Feldman in his history class and he was very attracted to her. He was actually surprised when she agreed to go out with him and soon the two of them were spending a lot of time together, but their relationship was more about making out then talking or really getting to know each other.

Leslie was a fun-loving gal who liked to hang out with her friends as well as her boyfriend, but she didn’t like to mix them and when O’Deen started to complain about spending time with her friends she started to lose interest with him.


And finally one day she went over to his house to break up with him. O’Deen didn’t like this much and a huge fight occurred and ended with Leslie storming out of his house. She had hoped they could remain friends, but that didn’t happen.


A few weeks later He got involved with a gal named Mercedes Quintanilla. She was a cute sim but all she was interested in is athletics’ and staying fit.


O’Deen found himself at the gym all the time. He liked being fit but they didn’t talk about anything other than work outs and healthy food and physical affection was an illusion. Soon O’Deen just stopped calling her and she didn’t seem to mind.


The last gal he tried to have a relationship with was Bertha Doe. She was a smart gal who loved the library. Every time O’Deen tried to kiss his gal she would pull away. He figure she was just shy or something like that, but two weeks after they started dating he went looking for her. He couldn’t find her at her house, or the coffee shop they frequented so he went looking for her at the library and caught her making out with someone else there.


He was devastated. Ashby tried to calm him, to tell him that this is just high school and when he grows up he will meet more mature women and have better luck in the love department. She told him how handsome he was and any girl would be lucky to have him, but he just didn’t believe her.

Ashby worried about O’Deen giving up on women, but hoped it will return when he ventured out into the “real world”. Until then she made sure to spend extra time with him.

~~

You would think that Ashby would be use to raising a household of children, but every child is different and every group of children who live together are different and with this group she had her hands full.


“Mommy…Mommy..come play with us in the sand.” The Eggplant triplets would call.


As soon as she would sit down in the sand with the twins the younger set of twins would toddle behind her. “I wanna pway.” Leven would squeal as Hooper crawled into Ashby’s lap.

“We want to play with you mommy.” Orchid would howl. She wasn’t taking it well that there were younger “babies” in the house.

“We can all play together.” Ashby would say in a calm voice.

“Forget it. Come on Dutton let’s go play in the tree house.”

Ashby would just pull her babies into her arms and let out a heavy sigh.


The Aquamarine twins also loved books and Ashby found herself reading to them a lot. She loved this time with the babies and just knew that this would enrich their lives. Perhaps one will grow up to be a professor, or a scholar or well anything they want to be.

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This time around Asher really hadn’t bonded with any of the children the household. Oh don’t get me wrong he loved them all and they loved him, but the four youngest were momma’s kids and O’Deen had decided that his best friends were the dogs so he found himself with some spare time. In that spare time he decided to take up gold.

With Asher out playing golf and the children vying for her attention left Ashby with little time to herself, but when she got a call from her son Quinn Starr-Bright she found an excuse to do just that, take time for herself.

Asher, who has always supported her spending time with her kids, agreed take care of the house hold the upcoming Saturday. Ashby sat down the kids and told them that she was taking a day and that Asher was in charge. None of them were happy about this, but Ashby knew in her heart they would behave.

Quinn had explained to Ashby over the phone that his company, oh I should take the time right to tell you that Quinn is an architect, had built a horse and dog race track in Sunset Valley and he and Newbie wanted to take her to the grand opening. He told Ashby that there would be several familiar faces there and he wouldn’t take no for an answer. Two days after she got off the phone she got a postcard in the mail with an appointment for a dress fitting for the Friday before. Her boys had went in together and ordered her a fancy dress for the event.

She went to her fitting and she felt like a princess in her fancy dress and big floppy hat. She was ecstatic about the day to follow.

Ashby woke up early in the next morning and put breakfast on for her family. When they were done eating she changed into her new dress and waited for her ride. When she heard the limo honking for her she squealed like a little girl, kissed Asher and the kids headed out for her day.


When her car pulled up to her destination she gasped out loud. The place was beautiful and she was so proud that one of her sons was the lead architect on the project. She couldn’t wait to see her boys and find out who else has been invited to the event.

She opened the car door and was greeted by a large, friendly hand and soon found herself hugging a beaming Quinn. She kissed him on his cheek and then moved to hug her son Newbie. She was so happy they were in town.

When Christy Quinn came up behind her and put her hands over Ashby’s eyes Ashby was startled but when she whirled around and saw one of her very best friends she hugged her and then shoved a camera into her friend’s hand.

“Take a picture of me and my boys, will ya Christy?”

“Sure thing Ash.” Christy turned on the camera and got ready to shoot.

“Come on boys. Hey Christy did you know that Quinn did all this?” Ashby was bursting with pride.

“He told me when he called me. I am so proud of my smart Godson.” Christy snapped the picture.

“Mom, Christy I was part of a team. I didn’t do this alone.” The always modest Quinn expressed.

“Come on let your mom be the proud mother she is.” She slide her arm in his. “Will you take a picture with your ole’ Godmother?”

“Of Course. Mom will you come take one?” Quinn asked.

Ashby got this cute picture by the marble fountain. Awe what is this I see. Quinn making the love of his mother and Godmother know. He is such a sweet boy.

After Ashby took this picture she was rushed by the other special guests. The other guests in attendance were Violet Newbie, Dawn Turner, Addy McKnight, Her and Asher’s first son Derrick and she was introduced to Newbie’s girlfriend Breeze Roman. Ashby felt like a kid in a candy store surrounded by so many people she loved.

Being that it was opening day there was only one race scheduled for the day and it was later in the afternoon. However all the other features of the track was open.


The group started out together and enjoyed seeing the morning rituals the race track held. Jockey’s taking care of their horses, dog trainers working with their dogs and vendors preparing for the day at hand.

“Oh I am going to stop at this gift shop.” Ashby broke from the group and wandered away with Addy on her heels. She had spotted a cute little shirt that would be perfect for her Ivy.

“Breeze you come with Quinn, Christy and I. We would like to get to know you better my dear.” Violet grabbed Breeze’s hand and they wandered toward the lounge area.

Dawn and Newbie found themselves alone. Not thinking much of it Newbie reached over and grabbed her hand as they walked. As they walked a horse, named Cobalt, followed along the fence trying to get their attention.

“I want to pet him.” Dawn said turning in front of Newbie and letting go of his hand.

She reached forward over the fence clicking her tongue trying to make the steed come closer. When the horse began to grow closer Newbie, who had never really been around horses before, got nervous and grabbed Dawn trying to pull her away.

“What is wrong with you?” She asked giggling.

“I don’t want it to bite you. It is so big.” He said innocently.

“Newbie, I wouldn’t put myself in danger. The horse just wants his neck rubbed.” She rolled her eyes at him and he let her go.

She climbed up on the bottom rung of the fence trying to get closer to the horse, but her shoe slipped causing her to fall backwards, but Newbie was there to catch her.

Dawn turned her head to smile at Newbie, but she her eyes met his she didn’t turn away like she should nor did she let go of his hands around her waist. Newbie stared deeply into her purple eyes and his face began to inch closer to hers and Dawn tilted her head back slightly, but when her hat began to slip off her head their moment was broken.

Pulling her hat back on her head she laughed. “Thanks Newbie for catching me.”
Newbie laughed along with Dawn, but he wasn’t sure it was a laughing matter. His was left wanting that would be kiss, but also with an abundance of guilt because someone close by was his girlfriend. “I should go find Breeze.” He muttered and walked away.

“There you are beautiful.” Newbie said putting his hands on the bar and leaning toward Breeze.

“Come here handsome.” She put her finger under his chin and guided his face to hers.

Newbie felt like a deer in headlights when Breeze placed her dainty lips on his, but he returned her kiss. There was no need to ruffle their relationship, was there?

When they break the kiss Newbie took her hand, “Come on I have a surprise for you.”

“What is it?” She asked.

“It wouldn’t be a surprise if I told you.” He chuckled.

“This is such a great experience.” Breeze gushed as she rubbed her cheek against the regal steeds mane.

Newbie had asked one of the Jockeys if he and Breeze could get a picture on his horse. Newbie wanted to know how it felt to be on the back of a horse and frankly he enjoyed it and started thinking about perhaps purchasing one in the future, perhaps when he settles down in his forever home. As much as he loved his brother, Quinn, he didn’t plan on living with him forever.

“Derrick, my boy, will you come and take a picture with me and your brothers?”
“Sure mom.” Derrick wiped his mouth and threw his napkin down on the remaining of his hotdog and stood up.

“Say Cheese.” Violet said as she snapped this great family photo.

The afternoon air was hot and the betting for the race was opening soon so the group took some time to relax.

“So Newbie who are you betting on?” Violet leaned over to hear Newbie’s answer.
Newbie thought the question over. The near kiss with Dawn enters his mind and he blurts out his answer. “Cobalt!”

“Well good luck.” Noticing the betting booth opening Violet stands up, straight’s her dress and heads to make her bet.

After the bets were made the group made their way over to the track to experience their first horse race.

As they made their way over to the track Newbie hung back and grabbed his mom’s shoulder. “Can we talk?”

She assured the group they would catch up and she took Newbie’s arm. “What’s the matter dear?” Ashby asked in her best mom voice.

“Mom, I am struggling with some feelings.” Newbie admitted.

“What kind of feelings?”

Reaching his arm up to scratch the back of his neck he lets out his conflict. “Feelings that I shouldn’t have about Dawn. She is my best friend and I care about Breeze and dating her, but lately I have been getting jealous in regards to Dawn and even thought about kissing her.”

Ashby let out a soft chuckle and leaned her head against his shoulder. “Son, I can’t tell you what to do with those feelings, but what I can say is life happens the way it should and whatever is to come don’t fight it. This situation could result in hurt feelings, but no matter what happens just listen to your heart. Make sure you are happy and if hurt feelings should come about make sure you do it as gently as you can.”

Newbie looked at this mom with a quizzical look. He wanted to ask her what that was supposed to mean and what is he suppose to do about his confusing feelings, but they were interrupted by Addy’s excited voice.

“Come on you two we don’t want to miss the race.”

“Just remember what I said.” Ashby smiled, grabbed his hand and pulled him toward the track.

**I want to thank Elise Costa for making this track**

“And they’re off.” The group heard the announcer over the loud speaker.
The race was so exhilarating and they found themselves cheering, jumping up and down and encouraging the horse they bet on. In the end Cobalt won the race.

Challenge mom’s Dawn Turner, Violet Newbie, Ashby Lemi, Christy Quinn and Addy McKnight had a wonderful time at the track that day. They relished spending time good friends and the short break from their kids. It was a great day!

~~

Ashby got in late and all of the kids, dogs and her husband had been asleep. The next morning when she descended the stairs she was greeted with this site.


“Mama, Mama…” Hooper spotted his mom, nudged the sleeping Sake off his foot and waddled to where she stood. Ashby swept him into her arms.

“How are you my boy?” Ashby asked kissing him on the top of his head.

“I missed you mama.” Hooper whispered into her ear.

“I missed you too sweetie.” Ashby hugged tightly to her son as the realization that he wasn’t going to be a toddler for much longer entered her mind.

~~

Remember this guy? He is one of the Birthstone dads, Diamond White-Birch and he was the next guy Ashby had an appointment with.

I wonder what his kids will look like?

~~

“And the prince and princess lived happily ever after.” Ashby finished the story and kissed the toddlers on the head.

“Again mommy…again.” Leven clapped her hands.

“No sweetie, it is nap time and when you wake up we shall have your birthday.”
“Oktay Mama.” Hooper smiled up at Ashby.

“Sleep well my little angels.” Ashby said as she closed the bedroom door.
She went downstairs to start the birthday bash.

First up the eldest in the household, O’Deen. What a handsome young adult he is. I am sure his luck will change when he moves forward, don’t you?

Orchid got her father’s eyes, but the rest is all Ashby. She is a stunning gal who loves to having fun.

Dutton what is that face? He grew into a very kind-hearted teenager.

These two are crazy. They keep Ashby laughing all the time.

Then it was Leven and Hooper’s turn. They had their picture taken with the puppies and that was the last photo’s taken of Sally and Sake as puppies, because they too aged up.

Sassy Lemi

Sake Lemi

O’Deen said good-bye to his family and moved out after the party.

~~

The day before the new little ones arrived Ashby had an amazing thing happen to her. She was watching a deer run in the field across from her home and decided to try to get closer. The deer actually let her pet him. It was truly beautiful.

~~


And I introduce you to Jones (named after Kira Teagan Jones) and Seely White-Birch Lemi. Gosh these little boys are too cute for words. What do you think?


I think their older siblings think so too.

Thank you as always for reading. I hope this post wasn’t too all over the place. Please let me know what you think. I would love feedback and you can leave that here or find me on Facebook under Ashby Lemi.
If you want to download any of Ashby’s family you can find the them here: http://www.thesims3.com/mypage/Xur28/mystudio
if you want a quick link to any of her kids as a YA you can find the link on the table of content page

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Ashby Lemi – babies 40, 41, 42 and 43

ASHBY LEMI’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE
BABY 40, 41, 42 and 43

***There is a little bit of language in this post as well as a hit of mature content***


O’Deen was a very needy baby, but smart as a whip. Ashby had never before had such a needy baby before. She was very thankful when he learned his skills rather quickly and she was able to age him up.

It doesn’t look like he is too happy to be a child. I think Ashby may have some trouble on her hands, but let’s hope I am wrong.
~~

Even tough Song and Cindi-Lou weren’t as close as they were when they were both in the children age Song still idolized her big sister and took every advantage in getting some sister time.

“Read to me Cindi.” She would beg.

“Oh alright squirt.” Cindi-Lou would say with a smile and they would pick out a book and head to bedroom. Song would get her pj’s on and snuggle down into bed and Cindi-Lou would read her story to her with animated text.

“Mom, why doesn’t Song like me?” Rue was very upset that her twin sister didn’t want to spend time with her.

“Honey, it isn’t that she doesn’t like you. Sometimes people just don’t have the same interests and they find they get along better with certain people.” Ashby wasn’t sure what was going on with her girls, but she couldn’t let Rue walk around thinking she was hated.

“But we are twins. That is something that only her and I share.” Tears filled the little girls eyes.

“Come here baby.” Ashby swept the girl into her arms. “You are loved baby girl. Don’t you ever forget that.” She kissed her on her forehead. “You and Song will find your way to each other, but the time just isn’t now.”
Rue seemed to take that and she hugged tight to her mom letting her hum to her ever so gently.
~~

Scrooge felt a little out of place. Besides O’Deen he was the only boy in the household and with such an age gap between the two of them he decided to get to know Asher better.

“Dad,” Many of Ashby’s kids called Asher dad even though they were never told they had to. “I was wondering what you were doing today? Would you like to hang out?” He asked one sunny Saturday afternoon.

“I was getting ready to head to the gym. Would you like to go?” Asher was very happy that Scrooge wanted to do something with him.
“Yeah sounds like fun.”


“Come on Scrooge you can do it.” Asher encouraged the young man.

“I am not sure I can.” Scrooge’s voice was strained and tired.

“Okay let’s call it a day.” Asher clapped the boy on the back and they went and grabbed some lunch.

When Scrooge and Asher got home that day Scrooge fond O’Deen playing one of his favorite video games and couldn’t resist joining his sibling.

“I didn’t know you like video games.” Scrooge said trying to make his little pixel guy jump over the box.

“You have never asked me.” As I have said before O’Deen is pretty smart.
“Perhaps we can hang out more Dude.”

The two got lost in their game.
~~

Ashby always looks for new things to participate in and when she read that a new family from England needed a place to stay while their house was being built she signed up.

Meet the Dudley family. They are a bunch of fun, silly people. The Dudley family became very close with the Lemi family, but especially the twin boys Zeke and Zion.

In the weeks that they stayed with the Lemi’s love started to bloom.

Zeke and Marlie could be found singing karaoke or just watching the stars together. He just got her and she got him and they were so comfortable with each other.

Cindi-Lou and Zion were a little more carefree. They enjoyed the beach and talking late into the night.

Both love affairs were on their own course, but it was Marlie and Zeke who shared a first kiss first.

And she couldn’t wait to get home to tell her sister all about it.
“What was it like?” Cindi-Lou asked with a giggle.

“It was soft, sweet and kind of wet.” Marlie whispered in her ear.

“Ewwwe…wet? I am not sure I would like that.” Cindi-Lou scrunched her nose up at her sister.

“No..no..it wasn’t gross. It was beautiful. I felt as if my body was consumed by fireworks.”

The girls gossiped into the night.
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Scrooge on the other hand wasn’t into girls or making a lot of friends. He wanted to learn music. After school and homework he would convince Ashby to play the guitar with him and whenever the karaoke machine was available he got O’Deen to sing with him.

He was so musically talented but he wasn’t sure if he was going to make a living with him or if this was for his enjoyment.

Whatever he decides I think he is going to be successful. How about you?
~~

Then before anyone was really ready it was time for a Lemi birthday bash and another trio of Ashby’s kids to move out.

First up were the triplets. Scrooge, Marlie and Cindi-Lou grew up beautifully.

They said good-bye to their mom and for the first time they all left separately. Scrooge moved out and headed to a friend’s loft to play music 24/7 and figure out what he wanted to do with this life.
 Marlie and Zeke headed to the apartment they had rented.

While Cindi-Lou and Zion move across town to the house they rented from another of the Lemi kids.

Even though the party was mostly family Song and Rue’s dad Don Turner attended. He was quite shocked that his girls were already teenagers. Look at these two girls. They have the right combination of Don and Ashby don’t you think?

O’Deen had the choice to stay a child or age up and he chose to stay a child for a bit longer.
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Ashby decided to take some time before getting pregnant again.

She spent time with her overly needy son O’Deen.

She and Asher took long walks in the park while the kids were at school.

And she took some much needed time with her friends Christy Quinn and Violet Newbie.

They went for a picnic in the park and for some drinks and pool in the evening.

“Do tell us your secret Christy.” Ashby urged.

“Yes do tell us darling.” Violet leaned over Ashby to hear what Christy has to say.

“Well Ashby dear, apparently your Simi and my James have been caught around town together.” Christy whispered with a smile.

“Isn’t that a big strange?” Violet innocently asked. “James and Ashby have a daughter together making Bay and Simi half sisters.”

“Simi and James have no relation.” Ashby defended. She was so happy that her baby girl had found such a great guy like James Quinn.

“I for one approve.” Christy winked at Ashby and the ladies continued on with their night.
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Asher even took some time to spend with his brother A.J. When you get the two Lemi boys together you never know what will happen. They had planned to go fishing, but instead decided to go rock climbing and without the proper equipment. Luckily they made it safe and sound and spent several hours up there just talking about life and rehashing the past.

They even talked about their dearly departed friend Connery Bright. The boys missed him terribly and Asher found it hard to bring him up to Ashby. So it was good to have some brother time.
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Remember this guy? Yep Ashby couldn’t put it off any longer and Baby 40 was conceived with Amethyst Eggplant.
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(From left to right: Song, Rue, Perkins, Peeta (Ms. Young’s son), Ms. Young, Julie, Monika and Spenser)


Song and Rue were doing so well in school that they got chosen to go to France with a group of classmates and their teacher Ms. Young.

It was an opportunity of a life time, filled with hopes, dreams, friends and even romance. The trip was planned for the students to learn about the French culture and they had several assignments they had to do in regards to what they learned. The girls were excited.

Perkins Smith was a ladies’ man, or at least in his mind he was, and had decided on the plane ride that he was going to get with Rue Lemi. He had been watching from a far for a while and just knew he had a chance with her. He waited till they went on their first tour to make his move.

He waited until she was viewing an exhibit taking notes about what she was view. Creeping up behind her he grabbed her around the waist and gently kissed her neck.

Dropping her notebook Rue whirled around screaming. “How dare you! You don’t just come up to a girl and kiss them without their permission.”
“Oh honey you know you like it.” Perkins gave her what he considered his dazzling grin.

“Perkins Smith you are disgusting. Stay away from me.” In a huff she grabbed her notebook from the floor and walked away.
“What a Bitch!” Perkins was put off by Rue’s behavior. “Oh well her sister is kind of hot. I bet she would be into me.”

Seeing that Song was a little bit more on the quieter side then her sister he decided to try a different approach with her. He followed her around, making sure to sit next to her on the bus and volunteering to be her partner when projects were assigned.

Another boy in the group also found himself volunteering to be Rue’s partner. The day that Perkins hit on her she had run out of the museum trying to keep back tears of shame. She had never had a boy treat her with such disrespect before and she didn’t know how to handle it. Her father, Don, her step father Asher nor any of her brothers behaved like Perkins and her mother had never prepared her for it. She wasn’t looking where she was going and she literally ran right into Peeta Young.

“Are you okay Rue?” He asked patting her back when she pushed up against him and wrapped her arm around him. She just wanted to feel comfort.
When Rue calmed down she told him all about Perkins and she felt so comfortable with him. They ended up walking back to the hotel and from that day forward they had become inseparable.

Then a trip to the nectary changed both of the relationships.

Perkins finally swindled Song into making out with him.

And after sharing a bottle of nectar Peeta blurted out that he loved Rue and admitted that he wanted to be with her. He wanted to be her boyfriend.

Rue squeaked with delight and accepted willingly. That night they left the nectary arm in arm, in love and contemplating taking their relationship to the next level.

The trip many good things as I have said before and the most important is that it brought the sisters together. Rue finally had her twin in her corner and since they had grown so close she decided she need to let Song what she thought of Perkins.

“Perkins Smith is a disgusting pig and I just don’t want you to get hurt.” Rue pointed out to Song.

“He is just misunderstood.” Song assured her concerned sister, but I will be careful she assured her.

“I have your back. Just remember that.”

A great time was had by all in France and by the end of the trip they were all ready go to home and get back to their lives.
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When Song and Rue were in France Ashby gave birth to babies 40 and 41 Multi-Gender twins. Meet Little Orchid Eggplant Lemi. How cute is she? She has her mother’s hair and skin coloring and her dad’s eyes.

Let me introduce you to Dutton Eggplant Lemi. He is so unique with his skin coloring and his already great style.

The delivery was one of the worst Ashby has had to date and she found herself watching over her new babies as they slept. The doctor’s had told her they were fine, but she couldn’t help but worry about them.

Song took to Dutton like a fish to water. When she wasn’t in school, doing homework or with Perkins she could be found playing with this little guy.
“You are the cutest thing every.” She cooed as she tickled the little boy.
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About a month had passed since the girls came home from France and things in their life were changing rapidly. Perkins seemed to be pulling away from Song and one day when they were hanging out in her bedroom things came to an abrupt halt.

They had been making out when Perkins got a telephone call. Breaking their kiss he got up and took it with no regard for Song still on the bed.

“Hey babe….Oh really….Yeah I can come over. Give me fifteen minutes.”
“Wh…who was that?” Song was confused by the word babe and the abruptness that he wanted to leave.

“Cassidy Barns, my girlfriend.” Perkins dropped a bomb.

“Your….Your what?” Song jumped off the bed.

“You heard me.” He slides his phone into his pocket. “Catch you around.”

Song threw herself off the bed and grabbed his waist bringing them both to the ground. Perkins twists to face her and took a hold of her hands. “Ggggirlll.” He said in a wicked voice and pulled her to her feet.

Startling her by pushing her up against the wall he looked deep in her eyes.

“Listen to me girlie. In France I wanted your sister not you, but she refused me so you did in a pinch. Cassidy has been my girlfriend since before France and that is the way it is going to stay. Do you hear me!”

“But what about after France?” Song was a afraid to ask, but she forced herself.
“Hhahahah…well you turned out to be a great kisser and I was hoping to get laid.”

Pushing him away from her she stated screaming at him. “Get out. Get out of my house and stay away from me and my sister. Rue was right you are a disgusting pig.”

Perkins let out a little chuckle. “Whatever babe, I’m out of here.” He left that day never to return to the Lemi household.
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Rue’s relationship with Peeta was changing as well. They had, had such a great time in France, but when they got back they found it hard to find things to talk about. Rue still loved being kissed by him, but she wasn’t as comfortable with him as she had once been and she wasn’t sure what was going on.

Everyone in the Lemi household loved Peeta and thought that Rue found a good match in him, and that made everything she felt inside ten times worse.

The two were invited to a pool party and the whole time Peeta followed Rue around like a lost puppy. She encouraged him to go and hang out with his friends, which he hadn’t done since they got back, and just have fun, but he refused and just kept company with her.

When Rue thought she was about to scream she moved away from the group of youths trying to find some peace and get her thoughts together.

“What’s wrong babe?” Peeta came up behind Rue and put his loving arms around her.

She looked up into his kind eyes. “I don’t know. I guess I’m not feeling well.”
“Do you want to go?”

“Yeah I think that it is a good idea.”

They said good-bye to their friends, changed and Peeta walked her home giving her a soft kiss on her doorstep.

A week later he took her to the local teen hangout for a date. They had a great time playing skeet ball and pool, but when night began Peeta began feeling amorous. He pulled her over to the couch for a teenage make out session, but when his lips found her Rue felt nothing.

She kissed his forehead and pulled away from it. Tears instantly begin to flow down her face. “I can’t do this.”

“Do what?” Peeta’s voice was worried and scared.

“Us. Peeta I can’t pretend there is anything between us anymore. I think France was our romance.”

“What are you talking about?” Peeta’s voice raises a few octaves and they are asked to leave.

Once outside their first fight emitted. Peeta did a lot of yelling and begging and Rue did a lot of listening and crying and in the end Rue left Peeta standing outside the hang out and she walked home.

After Rue walked away from the heartbroken Peeta he aged himself up and left Sunset Valley. The only thing he left behind was a text message to Rue that said: “Rue if you ever cared about me at all please don’t tell my mom what happened between us. I have left Sunset Valley for good and I don’t want anyone to follow. Peeta.”

The next day Ms. Young called Rue in a panic looking for Peeta. Rue had cared for Peeta and she did as she was asked and lied. She told Ms. Young that she didn’t know where he was and last she saw him was outside the hang up after their date. Ms. Young began frantically calling all of his friends after that.
A few days passed and Rue’s heart was breaking. It was breaking for having to lie to Ms. Young, it was breaking for having to hurt Peeta and most of all it was breaking because now that he was gone she missed him like crazy. She was beginning to doubt her decision to break up with him.

Rue found herself at the park seeking solitude when Song found her. “There, there, little sister. It will be okay.” She Hugged her sister tightly. “You can’t beat yourself up because you wanted to be happy.”

“That’s it Song I don’t know if I made the right choice. Now that he is gone my heart aches for him and I miss him.” Rue admitted out loud for the first time.
Song spun her around and wiped the tears from her face. “Rue, whatever is going to happen will happen. You can’t stop life from happening nor can you stop making choices. Some of those choices are going to be good and some will be back. Some you will learn from and others will just make you happy. If you and Peeta are meant to be then the two of your will find each other again. For now Rue Turner Lemi you need to dry those tears and move on with your life.”

The girls spent the rest of the day at the lake.

“Song we are about to age up soon and we don’t have boyfriends or being life plans.” Rue pointed out.

“That is true dear sister, but we will be fine. We finally have each other, we have a wonderful mom who loves us. We have several brothers and sisters who will always be there for us and a Step-Father that has loved us as if we were his own since the day we were born. On top of all this our father is Dawn Turner’s cousin. I think that will all that support behind us we will be fine.” The always optimistic Song pointed out.

That night when they walked through the door Ashby noticed that Rue’s eyes were red and they were glossed over with fresh tears.

“Come here baby.” Ashby pats that couch next to her. “Song run upstairs and check on the twins for me, will you?”

Song went up stairs and Rue sat next to her mother.

“What happened Baby Girl?” and took her daughters hand.

Rue told the whole story to her mother.

As fresh tears stain Rue’s face again Ashby pulls her into her arms, and much like when she was a little girl and fretting over Song she comforted her. She kissed the top of her head and said, “Honey, heartache is part of life. It is part of what makes a person well round. Learn from it, nurture it, but don’t dwell on it.”

“Oh mom.” Rue buried her face in Ashby’s protective hold.
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At the time she had the bonding moment with Rue Ashby was well on her way to bring babies 41 and 42 into the world. The Father… you remember this guy, right? Caribbean Aquamarine.

The Lemi’s welcomed Leven Aquamarine Lemi.

And Hooper Aquamarine Lemi.
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Another Lemi birthday rolled around.

Rue and Song Turner Lemi. Look at these stunning girls. They grew up so well and with their own styles and personalities, but most of they have finally become each other’s best friend.

They said good-bye to their mom and the rest of the family and set off into Sunset Valley to find their way in life.

O’Deen from needy baby and young man to a handsome teenager.

And the Eggplant twins, Dutton and Orchid. Aren’t they too cute for words?

Thank you as always for reading. I want to mention that I know Christy Quinn has taken a different direction with her blog/story, but I just couldn’t take her out of my game. She is one of Ashby’s bff’s so stay tuned to see differences between her blog and mine. Also I am not sure the relationship status of James in her game, but mine put him and Simi together and I thought it was cute so I wanted to keep it that way in mine.
Please comment I love to hear what you think. You can leave me a message here or on my facebook page under Ashby Lemi.

If you want to download any of the Lemi Kids you can go to the Table Of Content page.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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Ashby Lemi – Baby 39

ASHBY LEMI’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE

BABY 39

 

            Soon after Song and Rue were born Asher was visiting Capri and Carter.  They knew how much he missed Jackrabbit and their dog had a litter of puppies.  Let’s just say that the girls turned on their “but daddy” look and Asher came home with the Lemi’s second puppy Sake.  Look at these two I think Sassy and Sake are going to be the best of friends.

            Before the Lemi’s knew it the toddlers Song and Rue were children.  Ashby had a small party with a karaoke machine the children loved it.

             However the one that Ashby had a hard time dragging away from the machine was Scrooge.  Is there a singer in the making?  His LTW has nothing to do with singing.   How will this all go down?

            He would get ready for bed and then sneak back outside for one more song.  Song couldn’t resist joining him to dance around.  Ashby had to break down and buy one of their own.

            Cindi-Lou and Song soon became great friends.  You couldn’t find one without the other.  Rue would look at the two of them and think to herself, “Aren’t I Song’s Twin?  Cindi-Lou already had two siblings of her own.”  Rue just didn’t understand how Song and Cindi-Lou bonded.

            Song was making friends all over the house.  When she wasn’t found playing with Cindi-Lou she was playing with her other best friend Sake.  She and that dog were inseparable.  I can’t even imagine how it will affect little Sake when Song ages up someday and moves out.

            Now who is this guy you may be asking?  Well let me tell you.  This is Cooper and he was once an imaginary friend.  How is that possible you may ask, well let me tell you.

It was close to prom and Bay, who had become really great friends with her cousin Wing Angel, was dateless.  Wing was very popular with her exotic looks and her sweet personality and had may suitors.  She was actually going with two boys to prom, now before you think badly of the girl just know the three of them were going as friends and nothing more.  No matter how hard Bay tried everyone either didn’t want to go to prom or already had dates.  She was becoming hopeless and almost didn’t go, but then a great idea hit her.

            “Mom, I need to talk to you.”  she approached Ashby with a level head.

“What is it darling?”

“I would like your permission to change my imaginary friend into a real boy.”  Bay said calmly.

“What?  Bay what are you talking about?”

“I read in the newspaper that the science facility has come up with a potion to make imaginary friends real, but only someone eighteen and older can get this potion.”

Ashby stared at her daughter in disbelieve.  When she doesn’t say anything Bay continues.  “I know it will be another mouth to feed and it will make your challenge standstill, but it won’t be for long because soon after prom I will be aging up to move out and I will take with me.  Please mom….I just *chokes* can’t go to prom without a date.”

The look on Bay’s face broke her mother’s heart.  Bay never asked for anything really so how could Ashby say no to her one big request.  She knew her beautiful daughter would be moving on soon and she always wanted to make her children happy.  “Now Bay I want to say that I have taught you better than this.  It shouldn’t matter what other Sims think of you only what you think of yourself.  I want you to remember that.”

“I will.”  Bay held her breath waiting for an answer.

“Okay I will go check it out while you are in school on Monday.”

Several days later Cooper was part of the Lemi clan and he and Bay spent a lot of time together.

 

            Then the big day had arrived.  Cooper and Bay dressed in red, the theme of the prom was “Our Hearts Will Go On”.  Cheesy I know but they liked it.  In the week they had together before prom the two took swing lessons and they showed off all their great moves together.  These too really seemed like they were made for each other.  They were completely in sync with each other.

            Not only did they dance, but they enjoyed other activities together such as karaoke and video games.

Cooper had been watching all the other couples the whole night and observed guys kissing their gals and as they walked home that night he draped his jacket over her bare shoulders, pulled her close to him and sweetly kissed her maroon lips.  From that moment on Bay knew she was in love.

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“Happy Birthday to you” “Happy Birthday day to you” “Happy Birthday Happy Birthday”  “Happy Birthday to you”

            It was time for another Lemi pool party birthday and the children were all excited.  They had a grand day of swimming and eating, playing tag and talking with friends and loved ones and then it was time to age up.

            First up was Bay and Cooper.

Gosh she acquired a great style and her red hair and brown eyes complement each other really well.  She had perfect skin like her mother and she was ready to take on the world.

            What a cute couple these two make.  I think they may just make it.  What do you think?

            Since Bay and Cooper were leaving early the next morning for their new home Ashby insisted getting her “Good-bye” picture at the party.  What do you think?  Does Bay resemble her mother or do you think she got more of James’ look?

            “Play that funky music white boy.”  Scrooge grew up with music still in his blood.  His instrument of choice, just like his mom, was her old electric guitar.  He has inherited a unique look.  He got a lot of his dad’s features with his mom’s eye coloring.  What do you think of Scrooge’s look?

            Marlie, Marlie, Marlie….what a pretty girl you turned out to be.  She got her grandma’s hair coloring and she loves the outdoors.  She is super sweet and a joy to have around even with her slob trait.

Cindi-Lou loves make-up and has become quite girlie in her teenage years.  Her hair is lighter than her sister’s and she got real pretty steel-blue eyes but she is just as sweet as her twin and the triplets are so very close.

            These three are Ashby’s third set of triplets.  The frist one being Simi/Stella/Sunshine and the 2nd her first set of Christmas triples Kemper/Kole/Kenyon.  Love to see how different these three are.

            Now that the Christmas girls are teens they spend more time together whispering about boys and talking make-up and clothes.

Song and Cindi-Lou were still close, but the age gap finally bridged and it was different when they hung out and soon it became less and less.  However, with this change in Song’s life she didn’t run to Rue like Rue had hopped, but spent more time with Sake and her friends at school.  Poor Rue could not figure out why her twin didn’t want to spend time with her, but she held her head high and found other things to occupy her time.

The day after the birthday’s Bay and Cooper moved out and Asher went out-of-town to a cooking convention.

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            Asher was gone and the kids were at school all day and Ashby started to get bored.  With no potential dad in line she decided to roam around Sunset Valley, there were new venues in town and she wanted to check them out.

            “Mom”  Ashby heard as she walked into the new community lot, that she can’t remember the name of, and looked up.

“Capri.”  Ashby opened her arms and embraced her daughter after she bridged the gap between them.  “How have you been my love?”

Singing filled the air and the two women diverted their attention to it.

            To see Stella (baby 5) and Hannah (baby 2) singing a duet together.  It warmed Ashby’s heart to see two of her children spending time together.  She and Carter stood there, with Ashby’s around Carter’s waist, watching the girls sing until the song was over.  Afterwards they all had lunch together and Stella told Ashby about the mechanical bull on the second floor.  Ashby, who has the adventurous trait, decided she must check it out.

            Ashby, I don’t think the bull is for you.  haha.

After she was thrown from the bull she approached the bar for something to ease her pain.  While sitting there the bartender made a comment about how limber she was and that she should try out the new profession that opened up for sims.  Ashby inquired about this new job and was told that she could be an Acrobat if she worked real hard.

She thought it sounded fun and since the hours were very flexible she thought it was a great way to spend her time when she had a lull in her challenge.

            And here is her new work attire for now.  You start out this career as a mime.  She looks pretty confused hear, but I have faith she will figure it out.

            Or maybe not.  Well Ashby did catch on and it wasn’t longe before she was able to upgrade her “tricks”.

            “Tada.”  She was so glad to be out of her mime outfit and into her jugglers one.

            Careful Ash those could be dangerous.

            One day Ashby had a knock on her door and when she opened it she was greeted by these three men.  The man in the middle is Russett Garnet, the guy on the left is Amethyst Eggplant and the one of the right is Caribbean Aquamarine.  They explained they were part of a group called the Birthday Brothers.  There are 12 members all the same color as the birthstone of the month they were born in and all 12 had the name of their birthstone in their name.  They wanted to be in her challenge.  They knew that if she agreed it would be a lot of “catching” up because it was March already and all 12 wanted to participate.

Ashby thought about this for a while and these man just had such great feathers that she couldn’t pass it up.  So she agreed and told Russett to meet her at the clinic the next day.

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            While Ashby waits for her new addition lets play UPDATE.

The poll that was on my blog asked who you wanted an update on and Journey and her girlfriend Sami Blood was chosen.  I had pictures for this update, but unfortunately I somehow lost them, but I can still provide you with this update.

~~Joureny and Sami~~

            Soon after Journey and her girlfriend moved out drama started to happen.  As Ashby predicted Sami wasn’t as committed to Journey as Journey was to her and within months found herself pregnant.  She never did tell Journey who the father was and all they did was fight. Journey calls her mom and goes to her house often but refuses to leave Sami she desperately wants to work it out.  Sami had twins Conrad and Bertha.

~~Woody and Fawna~~

            The two of them have two children now.  You have met Razz and now meet Cassandra.

 ~~Bay and Cooper~~

            These two didn’t waste anytime.  They had a son named Raul.

 

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            Finally Little O’Deen Garnet Lemi joined the Lemi family. 

            And Asher came home.  These two love each other so much.  If the world only knew……….

Thank you as always for reading.  Your interest keeps me going.  I appreciate all of you. Please I would love to hear what you have to say.  Leave me a message here or on FB at Ashby Lemi.

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Ashby Lemi – Baby 37and 38

ASHBY LEMI’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE

BABIES 37 and 38

****Warning****

There is a little bit of “adult” content in this post. I believe it is done tastefully but I wanted to let your readers know before you read.

 

After the holiday season things did not settle down for the Lemi’s.  Just the opposite happened.  Things began to change and not necessarily for the best.

Asher and Jackrabbit went for an early morning ride every day, but two weeks after New Year’s Asher went to get the horse from his stall to find him lethargic and very sick.  The Vet came and took a look at him and Asher was told that his pal didn’t have much longer to live.  Asher was beside himself wondering if it was something he did wrong in the care of the horse, but the Vet assured him that it was nothing he did wrong.  Sometimes animals get sick and all we can do is let them go back to their maker.  Asher spent night and day with Jackrabbit and after two days he passed and Asher was left with a huge hole in his heart.

The day after Rian, Riker and Rollin moved out Mask began disappearing and daily Riker would have to bring him home explaining the cat came looking for him.  After about a week Ashby couldn’t deny the bond the two had and she allowed Riker to keep the stray cat he found so long ago.  Riker and Mask are so much happier being together, but the Lemi household was left with this huge emptiness that no one talked about.

 

The adults threw themselves into the raising of the children in the household, but nothing they did could fill the void they didn’t know existed between animal and sim.  It never occurred to either of them that they could adopt a new pet.  Pet’s in the Sim3 world was so new, so they just pushed away the longing and moved forward with life.

Go Go Cindi-Lou.

 The Christmas triplets were fast learners and before Ashby and Asher knew it the triplets had learned all their skills.

 

A family picnic to the park was planned before it was time to age up the triplets.  They had a grand time playing, talking and enjoying family time.

 

“Today you will age up into a fine young man.  You will work hard and become a man like your step-dad Asher.”  Ashby cooed to Scrooge as she waited for the guests to show up for the triplet’s birthday.

The party was a success and the triplets aged up so beautifully.

Scrooge got his mother’s eyes and his father’s hair coloring and skin tone.  He loves his sister’s, but can’t help rolling his eyes in irritation every time Ashby makes him post for pictures with them.  He can be downloaded here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=5110775

Cindi-Lou has her grandma’s hair coloring and she is too cute for words.  She can be downloaded here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=5110770

Marlie, gosh what a child, she is stunning but has a little bit of a rowdy streak.  She is going to be a handful for Ashby and Asher.  She can be downloaded here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=5110776

One night Ashby and Asher got a call from their son Keskey asking for them to come over.  Ashby had other plans already so Asher set out to see his son.  They hadn’t seen much of Keskey because he was out trying to make his mark on Sunset Valley as a firefighter.  It took up a lot of his time.

“I didn’t you know had a dog son.”  Asher greeted the cute female dog.

“That is part of the reason I invited you over dad.  I have a gift for you.”  Keskey lead Asher to the living room.

“A gift for me?”

When they entered into the living room Asher saw three cute puppies and a big smile on Keskey’s face.

“My dog had puppies’ dad and I know you miss Jackrabbit.  I know a dog will not replace a horse, but I want you to have one of these puppies.”

“I can’t take one of these cute pup’s.”  Asher said as he leaned down to scratch a cute little female on her head.  The puppy wagged her tail and rubbed against Asher leg.

Asher and Keskey had a great time catching up and when Asher left……

 

He left with little Miss. Sassy would not leave his side the whole time he was at Keskey’s house.

Sassy was a great addition to the Lemi family and everyone loved her.  She had a sweet disposition and Ashby was so thankful to her son Keskey.

And yes Ashby has gone back to her Original hair color.

 

Ashby and Asher got an offer from the city to house two foreign exchange students.  Ashby thought that taking in someone from another country would be beneficial to the children. It would give them an opportunity to learn about other people and their cultures and lives.  Asher couldn’t have agreed more and Fawna (left) and Flora (right) Channing came to stay with the Lemi’s for their senior year of high school.

 

However, no one predicted a love connection.  Ever since Woody had turned into a teenager he started wearing black and withdrawing from his family and steered clear of making friends.   He tried to play up the “Goth” image in hopes that people would just leave him a long.

Ashby thought it was a phase, but what was really going on was much deeper.  Woody Lemi hated being a 100 baby challenge child.  He hated that everyone in Sunset Valley knew who his mom was, what she was doing and who he was without an introduction.  He knew that he was lucky in the fact that his parents were at least married when many of his siblings and other challenge kids don’t even know their fathers, but he hated his mother’s choice in life.  Another thing that annoyed him was the fact that some many people knew more about his siblings then he did, and he refused to read this blog to find out more.  He just hated the life.

 

When Fawna and Flora moved it that all changed.  He really liked both sisters, and loved that they didn’t know anything about him, and enjoyed spending time with them, but instantly a connection was formed between him and Fawna.  Soon they began to talk more one on one and in depth about themselves, and when he moved in for their first kiss he was amazed that she didn’t pull back or laugh at him like he thought she would.

 

Then it was prom time and without a need to even ask the two planned on going.  They had become inseparable, but every day Woody questioned how Fawna felt about him.  Sure they kissed and talked and shared intimate details about one another, no words of love had been uttered and what if this is how friends acted back in her country?

At prom Flora told them that she was going to go and spend the night at her best friend’s house and when they got home the house was empty.  There was a note from Ashby told him that she and Asher went out for the night and would stay in a motel and the triplets were at Aunt Violet and Uncle A.J.’s house. This was the first time that the two of them had been alone together in the house.

Woody headed to his room to change out of his tux and was surprised when he turned around, to throw his shirt in the laundry, to see Fawna standing in the doorway.  He watched her close the door and turn back to him as she unzipped her dress.  She let it slip to the floor as she planted her lips firmly against his and as she guided him to his bed he knew they were about to embark to a place that neither of them could return from.

 

Afterwards they lay there together and he protectively held her.  He knew he was in love and nothing could come between that love.  He was trying to figure out how to tell her when her velvet accent rose from the bed, “I love you.”  He had to choke back tears as he leaned over, kissed her on her temple and whispered into her ear, “I love you too.”

Scrooge took up animal collecting.  He brought home a snake and called him Dante, a turtle he called Precious, and a gecko that he called Pete.  He was very responsible in cleaning and feeding these little creates, but Ashby wasn’t thrilled Precious became a little escape artist.  They spent more time looking for her then actually caring for her.

As mentioned before Marlie was a little trouble maker, but she had taken a real shine to Sassy and Ashby encouraged her to play with the dog whenever she could.  She hoped that Sassy could be a distraction for Marlie’s meddling ways, but only time will tell if this “theory” is working.

 

It was time for Woody’s birthday and his entrance into Young Adulthood.  Fawna and Flora aged up the same time.  Fawna was scheduled to head back to her county a week later, but Flora had already applied for a work visa right after they moved and it was granted so she moved to start her adult life in Sunset Valley.

 

Oh what a handsome young man he became.  He sure was a product of Ashby and Asher Lemi with their steel grey eyes and flawless facial structure.  He was sure to make his parents proud.  He stopped wearing all black but he couldn’t get rid of wearing hats.  He requested to say in the house for a few more days before moving out and Ashby agreed.  She felt that he had big plans and she didn’t want to miss a step of it.

 

Bay too sensed a change coming as well and she wasn’t looking forward to her big brother moving out.  The two of them had gotten real close and she was afraid that he would leave and forget all about him.  She began diving into the chemistry set in hopes it would keep her distracted from the thought of her brother moving out.

 

The day after they aged up Woody found Fawna in the back yard longingly looking into the distance.  He presented her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and saw the tears in her eyes over the gift.

“What’s wrong babe?  Are you already thinking about the trip home?”  He didn’t want to go back to her country.

“Yes, but the thought of how I don’t want to leave you more than home itself.”  Was her reply and this gave his heart hope.

 

He grabbed her hand and pulled her close to him.  This startled her and she dropped her beautiful flowers.  “What if I could keep you here with me?  Would you stay?”  He breathed nervously into her ear.  She pushed him arms length away and just looked at him and that is when he dropped to one knee.

 

“What are you doing?”  She exclaimed and tried to pull him back up.

He remained firmly on the ground and removed a box from his pocket.  “Fawna Renee Channing will you stay with me forever in Sunset Valley and be my wife?”

The ring was small, but she didn’t care.  She loved Woody with all her heart and was over the moon that he felt the same way.  Without a thought to it she accepted and leapt into his arms crying and laughing at the same time.  She kissed him all over his face and neck and they fell to the ground in a heap of happiness.

 

Ashby was so impressed with the impact that Fawna had on Woody and how much the two of them loved each other.  Everyone knew they had a short time to plan a wedding in order to keep her in Sunset Valley, but Ashby would not allow them to get married without a Bachelor/Bachelorette party.

She sent Asher and the “guy” away from the house for Woody’s party and she threw Fawna a grand party where Fawna got to meet several of Woody’s sisters.

The party was a grand success and Fawna felt so lucky that she was marrying into such a great family.

The couple was so thankful to their family for being so supportive but they wanted to get married in private.  The night following the party they went down to the beach, were Fawna set up a little something for them, and said their vows before their maker.

 

 

And then it was time for Ashby to get her good-bye pictures and Woody and Fawna moved out.

With Woody and Fawna gone and the triplets in school, and waiting for the arrival of the next dad, Ashby had a lot of time to fill so she took up virtual reality.  The experiences were tripping and fun but she would much rather be spending her time with her children.

Then it was time to embark on another birthday.  It was time for Bay to become a teenager.  Bay was thrilled to see both her dad and Grandma Christy came to the party (for those of you who read Christy Quinn’s blog…let’s say this party was before her accident).

Stunning…Bay I think you got the perfect mix of James and Ashby.  ***Note*** she has deep brown eyes that are beautiful.  She can be downloaded here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=5091562

I bet you are all wondering who the next father of the challenge is.  Let me introduce you all to Don Turner.  He is cousins with famous challenge mom Dawn Turner.   Asher met him at A.J.’s Bachelor party and the two had kept in contact and when Don mentioned that he might want to be in a challenge to try and understand his cousin a little better Asher brought this to Ashby.  She contacted Don and they decided that it would be a good match.  He was more willing with her due to she does invetro instead of the “old fashioned” way.

He is pretty excited to be a dad now.

Another party?  Yes it is this time it isn’t for a birthday day.  It’s a baby shower for Fawna.  She and Woody are expecting.  Bay, who was now okay with her brother’s new life, decided to throw her sister-in-law and baby shower, but one where men could come as well.  Fawna’s mother even made a trip to Sunset Valley (she is the woman in the sweat suit) to see her daughters and join in on the festivities.

Welcome Razz Lemi to the Lemi clan.  Fawna had a beautiful baby boy who got her hair coloring and features and Woody’s steel grey eyes.

Okay really Lemi family??  Ashby has had 36 children and you are going to still freak out.  Haha I love you all so much.

Welcome Song Turner Lemi to the clan.  She appears to have gotten mostly Ashby’s look.  She got her hair color and her eyes for sure, but time will tell if she will take on the Turner genes or the Lemi genes.  She can be downloaded here:  http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=5091558

 

Rue Turner Lemi how cute does she look with the Turner genes, but Ashby’s eye coloring.  She can be downloaded here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=5091560

 

Thank you all for reading.  Without you I couldn’t continue with this daunting task.  I appreciate you all so very much.

Please leave me your comments.  I LOVE to hear what you think.  You can leave me a message here or find me on facebook under Ashby Lemi.

Also if you are interested in downloading any of the Lemi’s you can go to the table of content page for a quick link to the exchange.

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Ashby Lemi – Baby 34, 35 and 36 ~ Part 2

ASHBY LEMI’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE

BABIES 34, 35 AND 36

 PART 2

The days following more of Ashby’s children began to arrive.

Violet Newbie’s Granddaughter’s babies: 17, Heavenly, 16, Bren, and their families; Heavenly’s teenage son MyTie, Bren’s husband Matthew and daughter’s Silva and Flower.

 And the last to arrive were the first born.  Babies 2 Hannah and Baby 1 Harmony and Harmony’s family husband Max and daughter Wing.

Ashby’s heart was overfilled with happiness and she couldn’t believe so many of her babies were home for the holidays.

 

A week before Christmas Eve Ashby worked hard and got everyone who was home in a family picture.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE LEMI’S, BRIGHT’S AND STARR’S. 

Due to the approaching holiday and so many people in the house Ashby did something she rarely did.  She aged up four of her children.  Rian, Riker, Rollin and Woody all aged up three days before Christmas Eve.

The three of them, Rian, Rollin, and Riker, aged beautifully into young adults.  Ashby got her goodbye picture and a promise they would be back for the Christmas Eve party.

Woody aged into a handsome Teenager, with an obsession to dark music and dark baggy clothes.  Ashby was use to teenage antics and knew she had to let him be himself unless it starts causing problems with others or himself.

At the party Ashby was pretty heavy with baby 34 and even though Ash had the evil and mean spirited traits he loves his mother and he doted all over her and the unborn baby.

At the birthday party Heavenly was able to tell her mother that she was going to have a boy, and this excited Ashby.

Bonding time with her children is something Ashby craved and held dear to hear heart, and tried as often as she could to do this.

The next few days felt like one big party with the Christmas Eve party just days after the birthday party.

This is a good time to introduce you to father of baby 34.  Here is a Who from Whoville created by Gingerbuttons: The Who From Whoville

He had come from Whoville after the Grinch had spread the rumor that Ashby Starr was a, well he wasn’t very nice in his words, so the Who looked her up and asked to participate in the challenge and since this would be another Christmas baby Ashby jumped at the chance.

During the party Ashby went into labor.  The children and even Asher began to freak out.

When Asher did calm down he head to get the car, but Ashby calmly reminded him of the arrangement.  The father of the baby gets to come to the hospital and besides he needed to stay and take care of Bay.  Asher hated this part of the challenge, but he stayed back and allowed Ashby to drive herself to the hospital.

After Ashby delivered her babies and she was resting peacefully, before the first feeding, she had the most wondrous experience that she just refers to as her Christmas miracle.

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“Ashby…Ashby…I’m over here.”  An angelic but familiar voice called out to her.  Ashby followed the voice through the beautiful park.

When she found the source of the voice she gasped in pure shock.

Standing on water before her was her guardian angel and the father of Newbie and Quinn, Gabriel Holy.

“Where are we?”  She finally managed when she was able to talk.

“That doesn’t matter.  What matters is why I brought you here.”

He moved closer to her and put his hand on her shoulder.  “I’ve decided to give you a Christmas gift.  I have brought back some of your loved ones that have passed on, but just for tonight though.”

“Connery and my girl’s?”  Ashby squealed in delight.

“Ashby I couldn’t find Connery’s soul, but your girls will be here.”

Ashby couldn’t believe her ears; she was going to see her five beautiful girls that she had lost due to a meteor.  However she couldn’t keep herself from wondering why Connery wasn’t among them.

“Mom?”  She hears from behind her.  She looks up into Gabriel’s eyes and sees the pleased look on his face and she turns around as he dissipated.

Ashby turned around to see Callum, JayLeen and Roisin standing before her.  Tears splash down her face as she runs to them hugging them so very tightly.  She didn’t want to let go.  She didn’t want this time with them to be over ever again.

Then two more angelic voices ring out uttering the words she had always wanted to hear from them, “Mom.”

Ashby turned to see Rooney and Royce and a lump formed in her throat.  The last time she had seen them they were toddlers and standing before her were two gorgeous young ladies.

“Babies.”  Ashby choked out and fell to her knees.  The girls ran to her embracing her.

This was truly a miracle.

They spent their time together having a day in the park and catching up.  They assured Ashby that they were happy.  They missed her and their siblings but they were happy and not in any pain at all.

The girls had many questions about Ashby and her challenge.  They wanted to know what baby she was on and when Ashby told them that she was married they wanted to hear all about Asher.

The time held a lot of hugging and crying and smiling, but it was time that Ashby would never forget and with all the wonderful things in her life and the new babies being born on Christmas Eve she couldn’t help but think that Gabriel gave her the best gift ever.

As their time together came to an end Ashby and her girls just sat taking in everything.

When Ashby “woke” up it was to a screaming, hungry baby.

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When Asher got the call from Ashby letting him know she was fine and that she had more than one baby he had no choice but to age Bay up. He wanted to wait for Ashby but bringing home three new babies and having a toddler at home would be a lot for her.

She grew into a beautiful child with a style of her own.  She has James’s eyes, Ashby hair and skin tone and a personality that filled a room.

Ashby had three babies on December 24, 2011.

Let me introduce you too:

Scrooge Who Lemi, he is named after the famous Ebenezer Scrooge from the Christmas Carol.  Scrooge is quite the cutie with Ashby’s eye color and many other features from his father.

Marlie Who Lemi, she too was named after a character in the Christmas Carol and that character is Jacob Marley.  She got her Grandma Mirid’s hair coloring and eye coloring.  She has Ashby’s skin tone and she is one cute little girl.

And Cindi-Lou Who Lemi, she was named after a famous Who, with just a slightly different spelling.  She got her grandma’s hair coloring and a good mixture of her mom and dad’s features.

These three tikes are a wonderful addition to the Lemi household.  Stay tuned to find out what these three Christmas babies have in store for them.

Also several of Ashby’s children who had come home for Christmas has moved to Sunset Valley.  Keep an eye out to see who comes for a visit.

Thank you as always for reading and commenting…. Please comment either here or on my facebook page.  You can find under Ashby Lemi.

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Ashby Lemi – Baby 34, 35 and 36 ~ Part 1

ASHBY LEMI’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE

BABIES 34, 35 AND 36

 PART 1

Time moved on for the Lemi’s and before anyone knew it the holiday’s of 2011 were upon them.  Thanksgiving, for a challenge mom, was small.  None of her kids in Sunset Valley or otherwise could make it except for Newbie and Quinn, but they didn’t stay but a couple of hours and not even for dinner.  When Ashby found out that they heated up Turkey T.V. dinners when they got home she was utterly heartbroken.  Ashby made a dinner for her, Asher and the children at home and then she and Asher stopped by Violet and A.J.’s house.  It was a beautiful, fulfilling Thanksgiving, but Ashby missed her children.

During the short time Newbie and Quinn had been home during Thanksgiving Asher and the two of them had taken time out to go to the park to play some football and from the time they came back Asher had been acting strange and secretive.  Ashby couldn’t understand why and when she questioned him about it he would tell her that he wasn’t acting any different so after a while she just pushed the thoughts out of her head.

Every year a week after Thanksgiving Ashby sets aside a day to get her home ready for Christmas, and this year was no exception.  When Asher left to get the tree Ashby climbed into the attic and took down the decorations and began to sort what she had and what she had bought during the Friday after Thanksgiving.

When Asher got home with the tree Ashby got the surprise of her life.  She received an early Christmas present, one that will keep giving until shortly after the holiday.

Quinn, Dawn Turner and Newbie pulled in behind Asher.  Asher ran up the stairs, kissed an excited Ashby on the cheek and all four of them yelled, “SURPRISE”.

“So this is what you have been keeping secret?”  Ashby laughed hugging her husband.

“Yes.  It was killing me not to be able to tell you, but I promised the boys.”

Bounding down the porch steps Ashby rushed to her children and her good friend.

“Baby boy, I’m so happy to see you.”  Ashby pulled Newbie into her arms.

“Mom you just saw me a week ago and you know I hate when you call me baby boy.”

Ashby just ignored him and moved to Quinn.

After a similar hug to the youngest of the twins she asked the question on her mind.  “How long do I get you this time?”

“Dawn will have to head back later tonight, but Newbie and I are staying until after Christmas.”

The excitement on Ashby’s face was priceless and the boys were so glad they were able to take time away from their life to give their mom the best gift and that is the gift of time and love.

“Asher, can you go make Dawn and I some coffee?”  Ashby asked as she took Dawn’s hand and led her into the house.

Ashby and Dawn made themselves comfortable for good quality catch up time.  They talked about their kids and how they spend their time away from their kids and then about love.

“So what is going on between you and my son?”  Ashby asked with a smile on her face.

Dawn reached over and softly hit Ashby on her knee, “Oh stop Ashby.  Nothing is going on.  We are best friends and nothing more.  You know I am involved with Lerk, but Newbie has been so great in his absence in being there for me when things are rough.  I am grateful that you raised such a wonderful son.”

“I’m not sure I had such a hand in the man he has become.”  Ashby let slip her insecurities of being a challenge mom and how fast a challenge child grows and moves out.  “I think a lot has to do with the fact that his father is an angel.  With that kind of blood coursing through one’s body there really can’t be much room for error.”

Dawn took her friends hand and squeezed.  “Ash, we all do our best.  All of us struggle with how fast out children age and are out on their own, but let me reassure you Newbie and Quinn and all your other children wouldn’t be who they are without you as their mother.  Have faith in that.”

“Yeah all of them even Lockland.”  Ashby muttered under her breath.

Dawn caught it, but just as she was going to try to change the subject Newbie called from the other room.  “Mom, Dawn we have the tree up and it is ready to decorate.”

The two women pull themselves away from girl time and head to the boys to start decorating.

The decorations were going us as the Christmas music filled the room.  Quinn grabed his mother and began spinning her around the room in beat to the music.  Asher, Dawn and Newbie clapped their hands as the two danced.

Then Newbie took Dawn into his arms and dipped her and kissed her gently on her forehead.

 They were all having a grand time dancing and decorating and the house looked beautiful.  Asher grilled a delicious dinner for them and the kids and then it was time for Dawn to head to the airport to fly back to Twinbrook.

Newbie led her by her hand to the door and the awaiting cab.

He hugged her and watched her move down the stairs to the cab and with a heavy heart he went back inside.  With the late hour all the kids were in bed, Asher and Ashby were upstairs trying to calm Bay down and Quinn was checking email so Newbie headed out back for some air.

 Quinn noticed his brother seemed perplexed and followed.

“Upset that she is gone bro?”  He asked leaning against the slide ladder that Newbie was already sitting on.

“Yeah.”  Newbie had a faraway gaze on his face.

“Dude, are you in love with Dawn?”

Newbie was shocked by Quinn’s question.  “No…Um…Of course not.  She is my best friend and besides she is with Lerk.  I just worry about her all alone while we are here.”

Quinn gives his brother a look that says “Okay?” and the two talk about the upcoming holiday season.

The next morning over coffee Newbie and Quinn sprung it on Ashby that there is more to their surprise, but they were not going to tell her what it is.  They just told her to be on the lookout for little surprises from then until Christmas.  Ashby couldn’t think of what more she could ask for or want, but the boys would not cave and tell her.

That afternoon Ashby arranged Christmas pictures with everyone in the house.

 

 

 

Ashby was very pleased with the results, well all except for Riker’s expression, and she couldn’t imagine her Christmas getting any better then what she already had.

The next morning after the kids went to school Ashby heard honking from the driveway.  She was puzzled and when she walked onto the porch she was once again surprised.

Babies 23, 24 and 25 were standing outside.  Ashby was downright shocked.  She hadn’t seen twins Addison and Taloria since they moved overseas and Lockland, she hadn’t seen him since he ran away to be with his dad.

From phone calls, emails, skype and the occasional letter Ashby knew that Addison was doing well as a model; she saw her picture on many different ads for clothing and perfumes.  Taloria was doing very well in her clothing design and even had her own brand on the market, nothing that Ashby could afford but she loved looking at her stuff and seeing how beautiful it was.  When Taloria introduced her to her fiancée Europe Bonjour Ashby was overjoyed that her daughter had found loved.

Then there was Lockland one of her three vampire babies, when he aged into a teen he ran away to be with this dad, Darko Mulberry, after his dad poisoned his mind against Ashby and Asher.  When Ashby saw him she ran over, grabbed his face in her hands and looked him dead in his red eyes.  “Baby, I am so glad you’re here.”

“Mom, I..Ah..”

“The past is the past.  I am just so grateful that you are here.  I thought I would never see you again.”  She hugged him then took his hand to lead him into the house.  “Who are this lovely lady and cute little boy?”

Lockland introduced his wife Silk and his son McKay.  When they went inside and he saw Asher he got the same greeting from Asher.  Asher wasn’t his true father, but growing up he loved him as he was.

That night at dinner Lockland informed them that soon after he became a young adult he started to question the things Darko did and said and soon he wasn’t agree with them.  After witnessing several questionable things from Darko he wasn’t to be cured of his vampirism.  However if you are born vampire they don’t just let you get cured.  They make you go though counseling first and during the group part of it he met Silk.  In the end she was cured and he decided that he was a vampire, but he didn’t have to be like his father.  They married soon after meeting and McKay was born shortly after that.

Ashby was sure blessed to have this many of her kids home and once again she had the kids change into their Christmas outfits for pictures.

 

 

The pictures once again turned out great.  Ashby was so on the verge of tears when she was able to get a picture of her and her son Lockland and her cute grandson McKay.

Within the next week six more children arrived at the Lemi house to spend the holiday with their mom.

 Babies 6, Sunshine, 5, Stella, and 4, Simi.

Babies: 3, Greyson; 9, Ash and 12, Kenyon.

Ashby was overcome with emotion that so many of her children were home for the holidays.  She couldn’t believe her luck and the love she was blessed with, and after the kids were settled Ashby had Asher get out the camera once again for Christmas pictures.

The house was full, but full of love and so it didn’t seem like there were so many people in one house.

 Ashby stood in the doorway watching Ash and Kenyon play a video game together.  These two weren’t raised together but they were taking time to get to know one another.  This is what family is all about and Ashby loved observing her children.

 Next to arrive were babies 7, Jury, and 8, Journey and Journey brought her girlfriend Sami Blood.

Several days after Jury, Journey and Sami had been there Ashby decided she needed to talk to Journey about Sami.  Sami’s behavior was something that Ashby didn’t approve of and even though it wasn’t the ideal time and place Ashby was still Journey’s mother and she felt they needed to talk.

“Sweetie we need to talk about Sami.”  Ashby tried to approach her daughter with an even temper.

“What about Sami.”  Right away Journey was on the defense.  She wasn’t sure how her mother was going to take the fact that she was a lesbian.  She had never really “come out” to her and just sprung Sami on her.

“Well she has been quite rude since she has been here.  She has cursed in front of Bay, she has given not so good styling advice to Rian and she is just downright rude to Asher and the boys.”  Ashby rubbed the back of her neck.

“Are you just lashing out because you don’t like that I am in love with a woman?”  Journey’s tone is full of venom.

“What?  No.  Honey, I don’t care that you are a lesbian.  I love you no matter what, but if Sami is going to stay in my house she has to be respectful that is all I am saying.”

Tears slide down Journey’s face.  “I will talk to her about it.  I’m sorry and I am sorry for my outburst.  I guess I just wish I would have told you about Sami and about who I am.”

Ashby pulled her daughter into a hug.  “Please don’t ever be afraid to talk to me about anything.  I am your mother and I love you.  I am just a phone call away my Love.”

As Journey wiped her tears away she gave Ashby one more present and that was that she, Jury and Sami were moving to Sunset Valley.  The house she and Sami were going to rent would be ready for them to move into in two days and Jury was moving to her new place the day after.  Ashby couldn’t be more excited.

 

***TO BE CONTINUED***