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Ashby Lemi – Babies 62 and 63

Lolita was doing well in school.  She had had made two really great friends.  Susannah Foss AKA Sus and Tucker Abbott.

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The three of them were inseparable and where there was one the others weren’t far behind.  On the weekends my house was full of teenagers, but it was something I was use to and actually enjoyed.  Even little Joab loved having the extra people around; especially Tucker.  Joab was a very sweet and kind boy, but I’m sure it wasn’t easy being in a household of woman.  Sure there was Asher, but as I mentioned before he was losing himself in work and was still talking about another move.

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“Joab, Honey, it is time to go to bed.”  I would call to him after putting the twins to bed.  After tucking in my son I would head to my own bedroom to read or work on my blog to allow the teens some privacy.

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On most weekends I would descend my stairs on a Saturday or Sunday morning and find them all crashed on the couch.  I was so glad that my girl had found such great kids to be friends with.

Then at the end of her Sophomore year she told me that she had a friend who was about to graduate and ship out.  He had joined the military and was already slotted to head out to the war.  She had met him when she was a Freshman and he was a Junior and even though she wasn’t as close with him as Tucker and Sus she still cared for him a lot.  I didn’t understand why she was telling me about him and when I expressed my confusion she took me by the hand and lead me into the living room and asked me to sit.

“Mom, the reason I’m telling you about him is because I want to throw him a graduation party.”

I gave her a puzzled look.  “Wouldn’t his family do that for him?”

Lolita sat down next to me and rubbed the fabric on her pants.  “Well that is the thing. He doesn’t have much of a family and his grandma can’t afford it.  Donnell’s mom left him with his Grandma when he was two and she never came back to get him.  His grandma was already retired, she had kids later in life, and since the day she took him in they have been living only on her retirement which isn’t much.  He is such a nice guy, Mom, and I just wanted to give him something to remember when he ships out.”  She chewed on her bottom lip waiting for my answer.

Really how could I say no to that?  Finding out you were raising a child with such a kind heart was the most wonderful feeling of all.  I agreed that we would throw this boy a party, but I had to meet him first.  Donnell and I met a few days later and we went over the plans for the party.  He was a very grateful young man and it was my pleasure to throw him a party.

Then it was graduation day for him and the start of summer vacation for my two and their friends.

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There isn’t a party out there that doesn’t involve dancing, and dance the kids did.

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Oh and we can’t forget karaoke.  The kids had a great time and it warmed my heart to be able to help out a family like this.

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Donnell’s grandmother, Mimi, was able to make it.  She was sick, but she didn’t want to miss out on her grandson’s graduation.  After the party Mimi and I became friends and we Lemi’s looked in on her while Donnell was away.  He was very grateful  to his grandmother for giving him the life she did and it was just refreshing to see such a great family.

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A few days after the party Donnell came to say good-bye.

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“Thank you so much for the great party.”  He whispered into her ear as he pulled her into a tight hug.

“It was my pleasure.  That is what friends do for one another.”

“I know, but just know that your kindness has been the best gift I have ever received.”

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When they pulled apart her light tone changed.  “Be careful out there.  Come home safe and make sure you write me.”   He agreed and with one last good-bye Donnell Houston left Sunlit Tides to join the troops in war.

It is a sad thinking about the men and women out their fighting for our freedom, but they are out there doing the job they choose and for the rest of us life continues.

As summer progressed so did relationships.

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Tucker and Lolita started to spend time together just the two of them when Sus was out with her family or her boyfriend.  They found more and more things in common.

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By the end of the summer they were an official couple.  It was something Lolita had to get use too, but she really, truly liked Tucker Abbott and they made a cute couple.  It was a story she couldn’t wait to write to her Pen Pal Donnell about.

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DEAR DONNELL

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The summer has been great.  Tucker, Sus and I have had a great time just hanging out and enjoying the sun, beach and each other.

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Tucker even taught me how to play hacky sack and I am actually pretty good at it.

Oh and guess what?  Tucker and I are now dating.  He is the sweetest guy.  I just can’t believe that I’m in a relationship.   It is such a foreign and wonderful feeling.  I just know that when you get home you will find a girl as great as my Tucker and you will know what I am talking about.

I hope you are well.

Stay safe

Your friend
Lolita Lemi

DEAR LOLITA

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Well  it is hot over here.  There isn’t much to do, but we do get some time off.  When that happens we hang around camp and play basketball….

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or some ping pong.  I have found out that I am pretty good at it.  Not like Forrest Gump or anything, but I am undefeated in my platoon.

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The guys I am stationed with are all really great guys.  They tell me about their wife’s or girlfriend’s; some of them have kids and their stories makes me wish I had, had more in Sunlit Tides before I left.  It just makes me that much more determined to find someone when I return home.

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But to be honest is rains a lot here and I find myself just thinking.  I think about you and your family.  I think about how you are all wonderful people and that you should feel lucky that you are part of such a unique and amazing family.

As for you and Tucker I knew it was only a matter of time.  He has always been sweet on  you.

Your friend,

Donnell Houston

DEAR DONNELL

I thought about what you said in your last letter and you are right.  I am blessed to have such a great family.  Sometimes I feel out if place that mom has so many kids and all with different men, but she and Asher do a great job with us and we are all loved.  So thank you for reminding me that my life could be worse.

Speaking of my mom’s challenge.  She is pregnant with the next baby.  The dad is the famous challenge father Aiden Swan.  He wasn’t a planned father, but he came into town for business of some kind and looked up my mom.  They had met when my sister-in-law Dawn Turner took her to his birthday party.

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They went on a picnic and spent time catching up.  He filled her in  on the tragedy of his life as well as the love he had and she filled him in on all the good my siblings have done in the sim world.

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They walked around Sunlit Tides laughing and catching up and then ended their night at the point where they indulged in some coffee.

“So who is your next father?”  Aiden asked my mom.

“I’m not sure.  The next birthstone dad isn’t available right now so I am going to have to figure out something else.”

“Well I am in town for a couple of days why don’t you let me be the next daddy?”  Aiden blushed.

“Really?  You would do that for me?”

“Who wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to be in the famous Ashby Lemi’s challenge?”  Aiden knew the right words to say.

So they made an appointment at the A.I. facility and when Aiden left Sunlit Tides my mom was pregnant.

The prospect of new babies in the house is exciting, but it also means that it will soon be my time to move out of the Lemi house which scares me a bit.

Well be safe and keep in touch.

Your friend,
Lolita Lemi

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The letters went on and on and before I knew it two years had passed.

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A lot of things had changed.  The biggest being that Mimi Houston, Donnell’s grandmother, had passed away.  I had brought her to my house so that she could be surrounded by people who loved her and she went peacefully.  She is truly missed.  We had become really good friends.

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Aiden and I had twins; two healthy rambunctious kids.  A little girl we called Hewitt and a little boy we call Harcus.  It appears they both got my eye and hair color as well as my skin tone, but little Harcus is a witch just like his daddy.

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Ireland and Kenley aged into fine young children.  Kenley’s genie powers started to show and Ireland was in awe of her sisters abilities and would often ask her to show her “tricks”.

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But with just a little bit of glitter Ireland could pretend she had abilities just like Kenley and that she ruled over the land with them.

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However, when they played dress-up Kenley was content in just being a dainty princess.

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Joab grew into a loving, nurturing teenager.  He loved all creatures great and small and I have never had a teen quite like him before.

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Lolita grew into a stunning woman.  Her plan, after the summer, was to go to the University with Tucker and Sus.  Asher and I agreed to let her stay until the semester started, but then she got some news that rocked her world.

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LOLITA’S POV

I was excited to join my best friend and boyfriend at the university in the fall and was thrilled that mom and Asher let me stay, but then I got a phone call that changed everything.

“Hello?”

“Is this Ms. Lolita Lemi?”  The man on the other line asked.

“It is.”

“I’m calling from the Sims Military about Sergeant Donnell Houston.”

I couldn’t help it my breath caught in my throat, but I managed to croak out a question,  “Is he okay?”

“It was injured in a blast and has been in the hospital for the past few weeks.  He is healthy enough to return home and you are listed as his contact.  Are you able to take him into your home during the rest of his recovery?”

I didn’t hesitate,  “Yes..Yes of course I am.”  I knew mom and Asher wouldn’t mind.  She and Mimi had been very close so she would help out Donnell if he needed it.

Weeks went by and finally we got word that he was coming home.  Asher went to the airport to pick him up.

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When I saw Asher coming up the walk I ran out the door to greet them, but stopped dead in my tracks when I saw him.  I was mortified as he was in a wheel chair.  I fought the tears back as I helped Asher get him into the house.

Donnell told us that during a blast he had been pinned by a building beam and now he was unable to walk.  My heart broke for him and all I could focus on was helping him get better and over the devastation.

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That summer I spent all of my free time with Donnell.  I took him to his physical therapy appointments, to the beach, to lunch and everywhere.  I found myself breaking dates with Tucker and the two of us arguing much more then we should, but I had a strong obligation to help Donnell.

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Then about two weeks before I was scheduled to go to the university I went into the room that Donnell shared with my brother Joab and found him sleeping. I decided I would help him get into bed so he could get a decent nights rest, but when I bent over him to pull him from his chair he woke and misread what I was doing.

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His hands shot to my face and he pulled me forward.  Sliding his tongue between my lips he kissed me so passionately that when I finally found  the sense to pull away I was breathless.

“What the Hell Donnell  you know I have a boyfriend.”  I was angry but was puzzled that I wasn’t as angry as I should be.

“I know you do and I know you care for him, but you can’t deny there is something between us Lolita.  I love you and I have always loved you.  I want you to be with me.  Marry me.  Have my babies and live a life with me.”

I stood there dumbfounded not knowing that to say……

TO BE CONTINUED:

Thank you readers for once again joining me on a Lemi tale.

I need your help.  I can’t decided who Lolita should be with:

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 Tucker

 or

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 Donnell

Please participate in my poll and help me decided who it should be.

Also please leave me feedback.  I really want to know what you are thinking.

6

Ashby Lemi’s – Babies 57

Time moved along like time does and the kids were thriving in their new town.  For once the dynamics between two of my children and their father was different from any of my other kids.  This was because Raven and Hardy’s dad was in the challenge community.  Logan knew the importance of being active in his child’s life and he stopped over often to spend time with his kids.

Hardy loved his dad just as much as Raven did, but for some reason Raven had become a daddy’s girl.  Anytime Logan walked into the house, no matter what she was doing, she would toddle over to him, reach her little arms out and say, “Daddy, Daddy, pick me up Daddy.”  Logan would scoop her up and tickle her making angelic giggles escape her lips.

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It also amazed me that at such a young age she was obsessed about being a werewolf.  Somehow she knew that her dad and brother were different from her and she didn’t seem to like it.  Even though I wasn’t different like them and I tried to tell her that she still didn’t seem to be satisfied with that.

“Mommy, I wanna be woof like Daddy and Harwdy.”  She would say over and over to me when we had or bonding time.

“Baby, you are beautiful and wonderful just like you are.  You are like mommy and that is okay.”  I would tell her.

She would always get upset with me after that and cross her arms over her chest and stick out her bottom lip.  “No..I wanna be woof like Mia.”  Mia is her sister on Logan’s side.  There was no winning with her so I had to distract her with bacon ice cream, a treat she started liking while visiting her dad and watching the little werewolf kids there eat it.

It really worried me that she was so obsessed, but what could I do but hope she grew out of it.

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Hardy was becoming a handful.  Logan had sat me down and explained that he was a werewolf and that is appears that Hardy had received that trait.  He filled me in on how to raise a werewolf child and I had been following all those instructions, but Hardy was still a handful.  He was a sweet and caring little boy but he had these tendencies and all at once he would start to flail around and then start shredding things up.  It was getting expensive having to replace and fix things.  I just hoped that as he aged he would calm down.

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My three oldest were in school all day and Asher was at work.  Logan and Becks had their own lives to tend to and I didn’t know anyone else in town yet.  I spent a lot of times with my tot’s watching them and thinking about how fast they grew up.

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In the morning, after we sent the triplets off to school,  we would go to the park and do some yoga.  It was cute to see them try to copy my moves.

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That time together was peaceful but often I would sit there and worry about who the next daddy in my challenge would be.

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“Luna I think you are doing that problem wrong.”  Older sister Lavinnia would help Luna with math which was her worst subject in school, but Lavinnia’s best.

The five children in my household made me so very proud.  The triplets were so very close and the twins were so much fun.

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The weather was turning colder and the nights longer and just around the corner was Halloween.  Typically it is my favorite holiday of the year, but this year I felt out of sorts and lonely.  The triplets had a party to go to and Logan had asked to have the twins and Asher had to work.  I agreed to Logan, but the thought of being alone didn’t help the emptiness I felt inside.

Halloween was upon me and after Logan picked up the twins I sat down in the kitchen to dive into a carton of ice cream but hung on the refrigerator I saw a note that said: Go up to the bedroom.  The note was written in Asher’s script so I decided to see what he had waiting for me.  I was sure he had picked up on my mood and decided to try and cheer me up with something.

Laying on the bed was the most amazing costume with another note that said: Put me on.  I figured that he thought that if I dressed up it would help me cheer up.  It was a cute thought and I decided to try it.  I put on the costume and headed downstairs to prepare for the trick or treaters and eat that ice cream, but when I went downstairs I was surprised with all of my friends in their own costumes.

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We had a great time.  Becks, Logan and Addy came as zombies, Christy Quinn was a circus performer, My boy Newbie and his wife came as fairy folk and Violet and A.J. came as the 50’s couple.  Asher and I were a zombie hunter and victim.  I was so impressed and thankful that my husband flew in our friends and family and surprised me with this.  It was something I truly needed.

I was sad that our out-of-town guests had to leave the next day, but it still had been a grand Halloween.

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It was time for another Lemi birthday and since all five children were ageing up we decided to have a pool party.

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“Hardy, my boy you are going to age up today.  Are you excited?”  I cooed as I looked into the sweet face of my little boy.

My only birthday wish for him was to be able to control his werewolf urges a little better as a child.

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“It won’t be long now my girl.”  I tickled Raven and we both laughed.

My only birthday wish for her was that she realize she didn’t need to be a werewolf to be beautiful and special.

The party was super fun.  The guest and the kids had a great time swimming, playing and visiting.

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“Mom look what I can do.”  Weaver called out. I turned just in time to see him do some fancy dive.  It almost gave me a heart attack when he came real close to hitting Luna.

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The party was a success but I had to admit that I was a bit concerned when Logan was spotted in his werewolf form rummaging in my garbage can.  Remind me to talk to him about that.

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The triplets turned out stunning.  Lavinnia and Luna with their pink skin, like their dad, and Weaver with his grandma Mirid’s skin tone.  They were all so different and I was looking forward to getting to know the teenagers they were to become.

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Raven and Hardy, what cutie’s they turned out to be.

“Hey you kids.  Quit jumping on the bed.  You’re going to knock the cats off. ”  They were a rambunctious pair.

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The night of their birthday was a full moon and poor Hardy couldn’t control changing into his beastly self.  I was a bit disappointed that he was unable to control the change, but at least he didn’t tear anything up.  I guess that is a good start.

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Poor Raven.  She was still pretty obsessed with becoming a werewolf, but when she saw Hardy change for the first time she fainted over in fright.  I’m really worried about her.  I decided that I needed to have a talked with Logan to see if he thought her obsession was natural or not.  If he didn’t agree then I would have to look into getting her help.

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Peridot Guppie

My worries of who the next challenge dad would be was washed away when I got a knock on my door and behind it was Peridot Guppie, the next birthstone dad that had been slotted, asking if I was ready for him.  I asked how he had found me and he told me that he reads my blog and saw that I had used Logan Fey as the last dad.  He was still eager to join so here he was.

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Peridot blessed me with another baby girl.  It was my first single birth since baby 33 Bay Quinn Lemi.

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Jenixa Guppie Lemi was a shy, sweet girl who loved “her” cat fire.

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The currently Lemi Household:  Luna, Lavinnia, Hazel, Fire, Jenixa, Raven, Weaver, Hardy, Ashby and Asher.

Thank you for reading.  I want to say thank you to you all.  

Please let me know what you think either by leaving me a message here of on my facebook page. 

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Ashby Lemi’s – Babies 49, 50 and 51

Hi everyone..yep it is me again Ashby. I am sure you are getting tired of my blog going from first person to third, but Nina; my good friend and the person who has been writing my blog for some time now, had to go back to her country. She had some family issues she has to take care of. Victor offered to get me another author, but I decided that the rest of the challenge will be written by a Lemi. That being said you will see things written by me and I have given access to all of my kids and they have promised that if there is something to report about them they will log in post it.

So last time the blog left you with news that Orchid and Dutton moving out, Leven and Hooper becoming Teens and Fern, Tyme and Barklay were born, and since then a lot has happened and Leven is going to start off this post.

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LEVEN’S POV

Hi everyone, it’s me Leven. I’m not a great writer, but I am going to give it a whirl.

Not long after Hooper and I started high school I began to have a shadow. A new family, The Falk’s, had moved into town and their boy, Brighton, began following me around. At first I found it kind of creepy to see him outside of my classes and at my locker at any given time during the day, but then he started to become sort of sweet when he would offer to carry my books and open doors for me. I never let him carry my books but it was sweet.

About three weeks after school started he and his sister, Yusun, announced they were having a party. They randomly handed out invites, but he asked me personally. He told me that he wanted to get to know me better and that is why they were having this party. I told him I would think about going and it seemed to make him happy.

I found myself intrigued because I heard that the Falk’s lived on a house boat. It was rumored that Mr. Falk traveled around the world for his job and living on a boat allowed them to be mobile. I wasn’t prepared to go on my own so I con’d Hooper into going with me.

We showed up at 2 and we were taken back.  Brighton was standing on the deck waiting for us.  I couldn’t believe that they really lived on a houseboat.  

He quickly ran down to great us. He shook Hooper’s hand and threw his arm around my shoulders. I was surprised with myself when I didn’t push it away. It felt kind of nice. He slowly guided me to the boat as he talked about the fun day we were going to have. I found myself smiling up at this handsome face. It was a very strange sensation.

He gave Hooper and I a tour of the boathouse as some of our classmates began to show up. Yusun was a gracious host and greeted them. After everyone arrived we had lunch, and what a spread they had. It was buffet style and we had so much to choose from.

After lunch some jumped into the ocean to cool off while other of us lay out on the deck of the boat and took in the sun.

We had a great time dancing.

Then without warning Brighton swept me into his arms and held me close.  He didn’t care who was watching or what people thought.  He held me tightly in his arms for two songs, and when the second song was over he asked me to go on a walk with him and I agreed.

We found a beautiful spot with grass, not sand, and we both sat down. He pulled me against him and I found myself quite comfortable listening to his heart beat against his chest. He rubbed my back and I smiled widely.

“Leven, I really like you. Will you be my girlfriend?” Brighton sprung the question on me and I sat up and looked at him with a puzzled expression. I didn’t know what to say and I just stared at him.

He chuckled lifting his hand to my check. He rubbed his thumb over my cheek and I shivered with excitement. I couldn’t deny that Brighton made me blush. “I…I…can I let you know at school on Monday?” I stammered like a true awkward teenager.

Another laugh escaped his lips. “Sure.” was his sweet reply as he pulled me back down to him.

That evening as the sun sank into the ground Brighton walked me out and I received my very first kiss. The butterflies consumed me as his lips brushed up against mine and cold when his hands ran up my arms. My knees were weak as he pulled me closer to him and then it was over. It was over way to soon. I found myself wanting to answer his earlier question right then and there, but I felt I had to live up to my promise of Monday.

As I walked toward that car that would take Hooper and I hope I heard my brother snicker in his seat. “Shut up.” I hissed but I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.

I didn’t hear from Brighton on Sunday, but I didn’t mind. I wasn’t the typical high school girl who got upset over things like that, but I was eager for Monday to come so that I could find him, throw myself into his arms and tell him I would be his girl. However, my Monday plans were ruin when I got to school and neither Brighton or Yusun could be found. I was told that their father lifted anchor and took his family to the next business destination.

I didn’t quite believe this horrid rumor I heard and after school I dragged Hooper to the location of the boat house. As we looked at the empty water where the boat was just two days before Hooper pulled me into a protective hug as I sobbed onto his shoulder.

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ASHBY’S POV

It hurt my heart to watch my daughter mope around the house. I told her that things would be better and that everyone goes through a broken heart at some point in their life, but all I got was a blank stare as I talked. I knew that going though heart-break while being young it feels like the end of the world and I knew she would eventual get over it, but that didn’t stop me from trying to make my baby-girl feel better.

Then I got heartbreaking news myself. News that almost made me give up my challenge for the second time during the time I have been doing this challenge.

My son Jones had been in and out of the hospital since he was born. The doctors never really knew what kept him sick, but every few months he was either home sick or sick enough to be in the hospital.

When he and his twin Seely aged into children I offered, as I do to all my children, to send them to a specialty boarding school if they would like. Seely, as all my other children had before him, opted to stay home and be with me and our family, but Jones, to my surprise, took me up on my offer. He told me he had already done some research and wanted to be sent to a specialty school in Hidden Springs. I was shocked and my first instinct was to tell him he couldn’t go; that he couldn’t leave me, but Asher saved me, as he always does, from that embarrassment.

A few days later I made the arrangements.

The night before he left I stood at the bottom of the stairs and watched some of my children bond over one of their favorite movies, but I could see the sadness in the room.  Seely was distracted as he looked down to the carpet and Leven had been just as worried and upset as I had been all week-long.

I was like a visible shadow in the house that night. I followed Jones everywhere. After the movie was over Hooper, who had been working out during the movie, read Jones their favorite story and with a tear in his eye kissed him on his head before leaving the room. As Hooper moved passed me I put a reassuring hand on his shoulder. He smiled up at me and left the room.

I took his place next to Jones and pulled the blanket up to his chin.

“Mom I will be okay.” He whispered in a tired voice.

“I know you will.” I flicked the tears away from my eyes.

I knew he wanted to say more, but he was just too tired and his eyes drooped heavily. I stroked his hair as he drifted off to sleep for the last time in his childhood home.

Jones flight wasn’t until the next evening so we all had some more quality time with him. We played games and watched old home movies and ate all of Jones’ favorite junk foods and as afternoon faded to evening we heard the cab horn honk in our driveway and the whole family froze in terror. All but Jones that was. He ran to the door and grabbed his suitcase. “Come on guys..I have to go.” He called.

We all said our good-byes before he headed out the door.

Then just he and I walked out onto the porch.

I scooped him into my arms.

He grabbed my face and said, “Mom I am too big to be picked up.” His voice was hallow and somber just like I felt.

“I know. It’s just that I’m going to miss you my beloved boy. We all are.”

“I’m going to miss you too.” He wiped the tear that slipped down my face. “But there is email, Skype and the phone. I will only be gone in distance.”

“When did you get so smart?” I asked.

“I am what I am because of you mom.” He snaked his arms around my neck and squeezed tightly. “I Love you mom.”

“I love you to Jones. Call me when you get there.”

I set him down and watched him run to the taxi.

You can read more about Jones here

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I missed my child but he lived up to his word. As soon as he got to school I got a phone call from him and then every day after I either got a call, email or we arranged to skype so I could see how well he was doing, and doing well he was. After two weeks went by we all started to get back to normal and it was time for another Lemi birthday.

Fern, Tyme and Barklay were now children and oh my Barklay got the evil trait.  This should be interesting.

But wait it looks like the girls may be able to hold their own. Don’t they look like they are plotting against Barklay?

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The kids, especially Barklay, hated school and when summer rolled around they we so very excited to have three months off and to meet their big brother and his fiancée Newbie and Dawn. Since she could read Tyme had been reading Dawn’s blog and she thought it was so cool that her brother was in it. I asked her once if she thought it was cool that she was talked about in my blog and this is what she said. “Mom,” In a very sarcastic child like tone I should add, “Your blog doesn’t get as much traffic or has as many fans as Ms. Dawn’s does.” She rolled her eyes at me and sauntered off. Gosh I love my kids.

Then the big day arrived and when I heard the cab pull up into the driveway I ran to the door and was greeted by my angel baby and one of my best friends in the world.

“Newbie, my boy!” I flung myself into his arms and he squeezed me tightly.

“Hi mom.” He couldn’t hide his laugh as we released each other. I know we just skyped the night before to make sure everything was in order, but it isn’t the same as seeing your loved one in person and holding them and hugging them.

Next I grabbed Dawn and pulled her into a giant hug as well. “I have missed you both”

“We have missed you too.” Dawn answered for the both of them and my smile grew wider as I realized how much in love these two were.

Just then cab driver came up behind Newbie and Dawn and handed Newbie a cat carrier. “What is that?” I asked puzzled.

“Mom, Dawn and I have a gift for you.” Newbie grinned at me and handed me the cat carrier.

“Oh?” I put it down and opened the door and two beautiful cats cautiously made their way out.

“We know how much you admire the rainbow cats and there are none here on the island so we brought you a breeding pair.” Dawn was so proud of herself. “So meet Hazel and Fire.”

Hazel

Fire

I loved them instantly and I scooped Fire into my arms and Dawn picked up Hazel.

“Come in, come in.” I ushered them inside and gave them the grand tour of the house.

“Wow mom, this house is beautiful.” Newbie, who had his arm draped over Dawn’s shoulders, said as we ended the tour.

“And this island, well what we saw of it on the drive up here, is beautiful as well.” Dawn added.

“Well I can’t wait to show you around, but first let’s get you settled into your room.”

Their visit was such a wonderful one. Newbie and his new siblings got a long famously, but Leven and Dawn really hit things off.

“Leven, my dear why are you so sad?” I watched Dawn and Leven from the top of the stairs. Gosh you must all think I’m a creeper, but you know what? My house my rules 😉

“Ms. Dawn, have you ever had a broken heart?” I guess my telling her everyone goes through it didn’t really sink in, but I was glad she felt comfortable talking to Dawn.

“Of course Leven, before I fell for your brother I was in love with a man named Lerk. I thought he was the one for me and when we parted it was devastating. Why do you ask?”

Leven let it all out then. She told Dawn all about Brighton and how his family just left and she hasn’t even gotten a call, text, letter or email from him letting her know he was okay or that he was sorry they had to leave so suddenly.

Dawn had all the right words for the young Leven and by the end of the conversation they were both laughing. Sometimes a mother’s word is not taken, but the same words from a friend go a long way. I am not sure that Leven is completely over her loss, but talking to Dawn sure did help.

Many mornings Dawn and I would go out in the back, by the little pond we have, and do some yoga.  The children were sleeping late and the men were watching some brainless man show and we just enjoyed the quite.  The chipping of the birds, the crock of the frogs and the splashing of the fish, it was quite relaxing.

“So are you nervous about the wedding?” I asked Dawn causally as we sat in the cool waters of the pond one morning after yoga.

Dawn giggled nervously. “Should I be talking to you about this? You are my finances’ mother.”

“Dawn, I’m your friend too, but if you would rather….”

“Yes!” She blurted out. “I have no idea why either. I love Newbie and we already live together why would the marriage make me nervous?”

I took her hand. “Because things will change. They may be small subtle things, but things are going to change.”

“I’m not sure I want things to change, but I want to marry Newbie with all my heart and soul.”

“Honey, it will be fine. You two are perfect together.”

“Babe!” I heard Asher call from the house. “When are you going to make breakfast? The kids will be up soon.”

I looked at Dawn and we both laughed. “I don’t get him. He is the one who owns his own restaurant and teaches cooking and I am the one who has to make breakfast.” I rolled my eyes and we got out of the pond and headed toward the house.

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AHSER’S POV

Hi folks…I guess it is my turn to write in Ashby’s blog. I hope I don’t bore you all too much.

So two days before Dawn and Newbie were to leave I decided to take Newbie out for a day. Just the two of us doing guy stuff.

We spent the morning working on out golfing skills.  I’m still not that great but we had a good time.

Then I took him to the local bar and grill for some lunch.  Our conversations were filled with guy stuff like sports, our women and food.  It was a great bonding moment for us.  Newbie may not be my child, but I love all Ashby’s children as if they were my own.

After we ate we headed upstairs to play a little shuffle board. I decided that this was the time to bring up his impending marriage. I cleared my throat and began. “So Newbie, are you nervous about the wedding night.” I knew he caught my drift by the look on his face.

Newbie let out a deep laugh and looked at me. “Asher, Dawn and I have two kids together, remember?”

“I know, but your children are grown. It has been a while.”

“Also it wasn’t that long ago I was dating Breeze. I am an adult you know?”

I gulped loudly. This was not going as planned not at all.

“No offence Asher, but you’re not my dad.”

I knew he meant it in the most respectful way and he was right I’m not his dad, but the words still hurt. Ashby has 48 (49 counting Derrick) children and only five of them were mine. It is hard to in a relationship like that. I just wanted all her kids to be mine and to love me as if I were their father, but it just isn’t possible. “I’m sorry if I over stepped. I just thought since your father is an angel and he wasn’t around when you were growing up I could try to help in some way.” I was trying to hide the hurt expression on my face, but I think I failed at it.

Newbie’s face sank and he moved toward placing his hand on my shoulder. “Asher, you are a great man. You take care of my mom, love her and understand her challenge when most men wouldn’t. You love all of us as if we were yours and we love and respect you back. I would be proud to be your son, but we all have fathers.”

His words were precious to me. His mother really did raise him right. I wipe a single tear from my eye and smile at the lad before me.

“Come on Asher. Let’s head back to the house.”

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ASHBY’S POV

It was our last night with our house guests and Dawn and I decided to head out to the local casino for a night of fun and gambling (smart gambling though).

We sat down at a table, both of us not really knowing what we were doing, and we handed the dealer our money and he gave us some red chips in return.

The first couple of rounds both Dawn and I seemed to have good hands. Hands that warranted one of us to get some money for it.

Then our luck began to change.  After we began to start losing our money the game wasn’t much fun anymore and we soon quit.

We had a great time at the casino and I was going to be sad when my friend and son left, but I also knew that I would be seeing them again soon to watch them down the aisle.

It seems like most flights off the island leave at night and Dawn and Newbie’s flight was no exception and since they had most of the day left we decided to go to the boardwalk for the day.

The kids were especially excited for this. We all watched as the younger ones played some skeet ball. Seely was the winner of this game. As I watched my kids I couldn’t help but worry about Seely and Jones being separated, but was glad that Fern, Tyme and Barklay included him in almost everything they did.

I stood next to my husband and couldn’t help but whisper in his ear how handsome he looked and how good he smelled.

These two are just the cutest ever.  I couldn’t wait for them to walk down the aisle and become man and wife.

Asher and I waited in line for the Ferris Wheel.  I just can’t stop myself from admiring his handsome face.

Newbie handed his camera to Asher. “Mom, come take a picture with Dawn and I.”
I walked over to the loving couple and Newbie threw his arm around me. “1…2…3…”Asher called and snapped this picture. FYI Dawn is not preggo….it is just the material on her shirt and the angle of the camera.

Then Newbie looked at his watch. “Mom we need to get our luggage out of your car. Our cab will be here in ten minutes.”

I sighed and looked into his face. I never had enough time with my kids ever. Not growing up and not when they visit. “Okay but first can we get a family picture?”

“Sure.”

I gave my camera to the skeet ball vender and this is the picture he got of us:

Nice looking family if I do say so myself.

After the picture was taken we headed down to the car and got Newbie and Dawn’s luggage and soon their cab pulled up. We said our good-byes and as the sun began to sink they drove away and we got in to the car and headed home.

~~

About a week after Newbie and Dawn left I decided to get moving with my challenge so I called up the next birthday stone guy.

Remember this guy?  This is Linen Pearl.  He was the next guy in line for my challenge and he ran right over when I called him.  We headed to the hospital and soon I was pregnant with baby 49.

During my pregnancy Leven and Hooper aged up and moved out of the house. What lovely young adults they were. Leven with her grandma’s hair coloring and my skin tone and eye coloring and Hopper with his dads hair and skin coloring and my eye coloring, gosh they are going to do well in whatever they do.

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When the kids went back to school I decided to do some “spring” cleaning if you will. I had boxes that I inherited after my parents died that I had never sorted through and though this pregnancy would be a good time do this. What I found was priceless and brought tears to my eyes.

It was old pictures of my parents when my mom was pregnant with me.  I missed my parents so very much but finding these was more valuable than gold to me.

hahaha Mom you are too cute. What are you trying to seduce dad when you are about ready to give birth? I’m not sure I would appreciate that. HAHAHHA
Needless to say I got them framed and these pictures now hang up in my home.
I also got a package from my son Jones.

He had gone through the family albums and found a painter to paint this for me. It is a picture of me, my dad (if he were still living) and my boys that inherited my father’s genes.

From right to left (I know we usually say left to right, but it will make more sense doing it this way): Jones, Lawrence (my dad), Me (with my original hair color), Newbie, Dallas (Newbie’s son with Dawn) and Dallas’ son Ash (with Carlie Fey, Logan Fey’s daughter).

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The children were settled back in school when the new baby, or should I say babies arrived.

Everyone meet Mason (baby 49), Monroe (baby 50) and Marko (baby 51).

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Can you all believe it? I am now at the halfway mark. I am so excited. This is amazing. Thank you all for being a long on this ride. I love you all.
Again as always thank you all for reading and I would love to hear what you have to say about the challenge. Feedback, even bad (but not Hateful), is welcome. You can leave me a message here or on my Facebook page at Ashby Lemi.
Remember if you want any of my children I upload them as Young Adults and you can find their links on the table of content page.

14

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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

~~

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
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14

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.
~~


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.
~~
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.
~~

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.
~~

Remember this guy? Yep Ashby couldn’t put it off any longer and Baby 40 was conceived with Amethyst Eggplant.
~~

(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.
~~

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.
~~
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.
~~

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.
~~

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.
~~
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.
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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.