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Ashby Starr Bright – babies 21 and 22

ASHBY STARR’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE

BABIES 21 AND 22

 

 

            Hello my name is Nina Nestor, and I am from the same small country as Victor Noosebaum. Prince Victor has hired me to come to Twinbrook USA, follow Ms. Ashby and her family around and continue her blog for her. You see in one of their phone conversations Ashby expressed how hard it was to maintain her blog while taking care of her children. Prince Victor didn’t want her to stop blogging and now I am here to continue telling her story for her. So let’s get started.


 

 

            Ashby, as she often does after every delivery, changed up her look. She decided to go with an up-do with a simple dress. Another set of triplets in the house is going to make things a little busier around the house.

 

            Things went along normally with not major events. Ashby took care of the babies, the children grew and the teens attended school and did teen things.

            Then it was time for the triplet’s to become toddlers. Ashby needed to get them started on their skills so they could grow into prospering child, teens and finally young adults.

            Here is little Roisin fully clad in her purple outfit. Judging from her red eyebrows she may inherit her mother’s red hair. She certainly got the signature Starr eye color and skin tone.

 

            Look at little Ms. Callum. She too has gotten the red hair, and her mother’s eye color, but her skin tone is a little lighter, a nice combination of Ashby and Victor if I do say so myself.

 

            And last by not least little Ms. JayLeen. It seems like she has gotten more of Victor’s rounder face, but has inherited a lot of her late grandma Mirid, the black hair and dark blue eyes. 

            *****Ashby is having some trouble uploading some of her kids to the exchange, but you can find any of them that have been uploaded under her user name Xur28 on thesims3.com*****

 

            I was right, two red heads and a brunette. These three are so darn cute and they get along real well, but in observing them it seems like JayLeen is a little bit withdrawn from the other two, but I am excited to see them grow and develop.

 

            Bren has decided to take up inventing. I wonder if this will be something she will enjoy or just a passing phase.

 

 

            What are these two doing out so late. I know it is the weekend, but if they aren’t careful they are going to be brought home by the police and I don’t think that Ashby needs that kind of stress. I would love to tell these girls to go home, but I was hired to write not to get involved.

 

            It is moment’s like this that I am really glad I took this job. Ashby taking the time just to enjoy her children, it really touches my heart.

 

            Perhaps I was wrong about JayLeen she and Callum seem to be getting a long splendid. They are such funny little girls. Are they seriously comparing boogers? These little girls make me laugh.

 

            Peek-a-boo JayLeen I see you. I thoroughly enjoy watching these little girls and this family. They are so loving and understanding and when I came into this job I thought that a family of 21 would be distant and strange, but they aren’t. It is a pleasant surprise to watch them.

 

            It took several tries to get these three active girls to sit still long enough for me to take a picture of them all together, but when Ashby got excited about the prospect of these types of pictures I knew it was worth it. I guess she always wanted to get pictures like this but being a challenge mother sometimes made her a little absent-minded.

 

            I don’t know Ms. Ashby very well, yet, so I am not sure if this is normal behavior but she seems to be withdrawing from her family slightly. She has been working with the triplets on their skills, but as soon as she puts them to bed she takes off. Sometimes it is fishing, other times it is to play her guitar and others just to be alone. I sure hope she is okay.


 

 

            With as many children as Ashby has she is bound to run in to one or two every time she goes out. Kenyon and Kemper gave their mother a tight hug and unleashed months worth of catching up.   The Grinch triplets seemed to be doing well. Although they are all three still single they are happy living their lives one day at a time.


 

 

            With mom being away it was up to the teens and children at home to help out with the triplets when needed. When JayLeen and Callum both woke up with bad dreams the ever so sweet Bren and Heavenly were there to comfort them. Roisin seems to sleep quite heavily and rarely wakes up until it is time to wake up.


 

 

            After the twins got the toddlers settled back down they took some time to play peek-a-boo with them before putting them back in their crib. It is just wonderful to see how well adjusted the Starr Bright children are and it still surprises me that a family of the 100 baby challenge can like this. Perhaps someday, after I am done reporting on this challenge, I can observe other challenges.

 

            Look who is finally walking. This was the last skill the girls needed to learn before they could become children.

 

            What a little beauty little Roisin has become. With features much like her mothers, I am sure she will be catching the eye of little boys far and wide, even if she does have cooties. However, she did get the slob trait and despite her classy looks she has some undesirable manners.

 

            Wow look at this beauty. Callum is stunning and all girl, she loves playing dress-up, dolls and house and she loves to take care of her sisters even though she is in the middle of the three. It seems that she too has gotten most of her features from her mom, but not matter if that is true or not it is panning out that Ashby and Victor have beautiful children.

 

            And the youngest of the bunch, JayLeen. Except for her skin tone and face shape she looks nothing like her sisters. If her skin was darker she would be the spitting image of her grandma Mirid. JayLeen lives in her own special world of fairies and kindness. She is very artistic and if she would be allowed she would spend all of her time writing or painting.


 

 

            Day night, night day JayLeen painted. Her talent was revealed pretty early and Ashby couldn’t be prouder of her little girl.

 

            Boy aren’t these girls are so ambitious. Bren, Heavenly, Roisin and Callum all are increasing their logic skills together. It won’t be long until Bren and Heavenly will be teenagers.

            And speaking of aging up it was time for the Holy twins to become Young adults.

From teens

 

To Young Adults

 

 

            Twins? Yes the boys have similar features, but twins? What handsome young men they turned out to be. They were worried about leaving their mother with how distance she has gotten, but they knew this was part of the rules and they hugged her tight, said their goodbyes to their sisters and promised to call and stop by often. After they left I saw tears spilling out of Ashby’s eyes and she excused herself to her room.

            She knew that it was time for find the next father for her challenge, but before she set out on the task Bren and Heavenly expressed that they wanted to age into teens a few days early. Ashby thought about it for some time and finally agreed.

 

            Bren is breathtaking. She asked her dad, Brogan Newbie, for contacts as a give and he wired the money to Ashby asking her to set up an appointment to make that happen. Ashby would have been willing to do so, but expressed to me how happy it made her knowing how close these two girls are to their dad and that he was the type of guy that would be there for them. 

            Bren got her grandma’s eye coloring, her mom’s redish hair, but her skin tone and facial features are more like Brogan then Ashby.

 

            Then there is Heavenly and her name really suits her looks. She got Ashby’s eye color but everything else looks more like Brogan.

            The Newbie – Starr Bright girls are beautiful.

 

            Callum I think you can take her. The girls had been out fishing with Ashby but when curfew rolled around Ashby sent the girls home and she stayed to fish some more. I wonder what could be so important that a mother couldn’t go home with her children to find them dinner.

 

            With Ashby away Heavenly decided to learn to cook and make her siblings a real dinner instead of having them eat cereal or soup. She read the instructions to the tee and made a decent meal. She really enjoyed cooking and decided that she was going to get better at it.


 

 

            When Bren became a teen she asked for piano lessons and as easily as painting came for JayLeen beautiful music came for Bren. Every time she played the family couldn’t resist gathering around to listen.

 

            Peek this little bear just showed up one day and she can be found in various rooms and places at the Starr Bright house. She is too cute for words and the kids enjoy having her around.

 

            Finally I know what was so important to keep Ashby away from her family. The death fish…she was trying to catch the death fish. So what could she want with it? Is she going to try and bring Connery back? Wait didn’t he make her promise not to do that?  My instinct is to ask, but I will just wait and see what happens.


 

 

Ambrosia is what she has made and she sat down and ate it. Why did she do such a thing? You, reader, know her better than I can you answer that question?


 

 

 

            Before Ashby started her challenge she traveled to China in search for her lost cousin Harmony. There she learned some songs and when JayLeen heard her singing one she was interested to learn it too. Ashby taught JayLeen who had to teach Callum and when Roisin saw the two of them singing together she didn’t want to be left out so she went to Ashby to be taught. Now singing can be heard all over the house. It is quite nice to hear the singing and the piano music floating out of the house as I approach. 


 

 

            The time came for Bren and Heavenly to age into young adults and move out of the house. Ashby threw then a party and Bren was super excited when her mom’s good friend and her Godfather Asher Lemi was able to attend. The two spent a good time catching up before she and her sister aged.

 

 

 

 

            The two sisters love each other so very much and they were excited to go and see the world. Their dad had arranged a trip for them to see their grandma Violet and they were very excited to see her and spend some time with her. They knew that their grandma was going through a lot of stuff right now so their plan was to be there when she needed them and the rest of the time they were going to explore Sunset Valley and perhaps get to know some of their aunts and uncles and of course spend some quality time with their dad Brogan.

 

            When the triplets saw me taking pictures of the twins they asked for theirs to be taken. This was the best of our session and they are so fun to photograph.

 

            Callum has taken up star gazing and before she was a teenager she had discovered and named a medium yellow sib giant star The Connery after her mom’s late husband, a large yellow sub giant start The Callum after herself and a new planet which she named Casbar.  

 

            Then without warning the next father of the challenge showed up, his name is Adam Watson and he is a friend of Ashby’s friend Christy Quinn. I apology dear readers for my lack of a better picture of the gentleman, but he is very handsome with his multi colored hair and built body. He arrived on Ashby’s doorstep and explained that he was out to be in as many challenges that he could be in. Ashby liked his look and his niceness and allowed him to participate.


 

 

            Ashby’s pregnancy went along just fine. While the girls were at school she went out and mingled with her friends, neighbors and her children. When she ran into her daughters Journey and Stella she couldn’t resist taking time to catch up and announce her pregnancy. 

 

            During her pregnancy Ashby decided to take up inventing and it looks like she really got into her work. She invented a couple of toys for her future children and she made a harvester for one of her neighbors. 

 

            Days before Ashby had her baby(s) the triplets aged into beautiful teenagers.

 

            Roisin went with a funky hairstyle that suits her face perfectly. She is spunky and fun and she has a great personality despite her “slob” trait.

 

            Callum is still the most girly out of the three and went with a side braid and her favorite time frame is the Fifty’s and she went to a vintage store and find a fun yellow poodle skirt.

 

            JayLeen, the ever free spirit is stunning with her piercing eyes and smooth features.


 

 

            The day before Ashby went into labor Newbie called her. He told her that he had participated in fellow challenge mom Dawn Turner’s challenge and they have twin boys Dallas and Tucker Turner.   Newbie was so very excited about being a father and Ashby couldn’t be happier about being a grandma. Although she did wish that they lived closer so that she could visit them.


 

 

            Labor was brought on a bit early for Ashby when a meteor stuck their house. Thank Sims God that everyone was fine, but clean up took days. During the commotion two beautiful girls were welcomed into the Starr Bright home and they were both safe and health.

Readers please welcome the newest Starr Bright’s:

 

Royce Starr Bright and

 

Rooney Starr Bright.

 

Thank you for reading. Ashby would love to hear what you think please leave a message here on the blog or find her on facebook under Ashby Starr Bright.

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Ashby Starr Bright – babies 18,19 and 20

ASHBY STARR’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE

BABY 18, 19 AND 20

 

 

 

            As with every new baby there is a new look for me. This time I decided to be a little conservative. I think, for once, I look like a mom.

            ***UPDATE*** The children who have now left my home are all doing well. Some of them are advancing in their jobs, some of them are trying to discover themselves and others are traveling. However, only three of them are in a relationship. My eldest Harmony is dating a guy named Neil Chacha. Elvira and Lars Newbie are doing well together and I am sure there are wedding bells in their future and I found out that my eldest adopted Son, Bennett Starr, is dating a gentleman by the name of Godrick Kane. I wish the two of them luck.

 

            It was a Tuesday when the Grinch Triplets aged into Young Adults and moved out of the house. I decided they could skip school that day and we had a party. It was the first time since my mom’s funeral that I really got to spend some time with my dad. Little did I know it would be the last time I saw him too. A few weeks later he passed in his sleep. Aunt Magic said it was because he couldn’t live without my mom, and you know what I believe that. 

            The party was great, but in a way I was sad to have it. It meant another three of my children leaving and since the day was so busy we forgot to take our good-bye pictures. So my handsome Grinch boys left my home without a good-bye.

 

            Handsome, Handsome Kole, he kept his curly hair and he has very handsome features. 

You can download him here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3937669

 

            Here is my little insane boy Kenyon. I sure hope the girls can get past that trait and see how wonderful he is. He will have beautiful babies with some girl if he chooses to. 

You can download him here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3937670

 

            And last, but not least here is Kemper. I think he got more of my facial features then the Grinch’s. 

You can download him here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3937671

            I miss my Grinch Triplets, but I wish them well in life and I know they will do wonderful things.

 

 

            A couple of days later while Newbie and Quinn were at school it was time to age up Brogan’s girls so I could get them started with their skills. 

            Here is Bren; she is such a cutie with her dad’s cool skin tone, her grandma Mirid’s eye color and my hair color, but with a hint of pink from her dad.

You can download this tot here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3937674

 

            Here is Bren’s twin Heavenly. She is a stunning child with big grey eyes, and pink hair like her dad. She too inherited her father’s skin tone and I believe she is going to be my dreamer. I often find her staring at nothing… just space…just dreaming.

You can download her here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3937672

 

 

 

            That weekend we had another party and two more of my children aged up. This time it was Newbie and Quinn’s turn. Both had been pestering me for weeks to age up, yes even before the Grinch Triplet’s were YA’s, and finally I relented know that I would need help with teaching Bren and Heavenly.

            Newbie’s ambition in life is to become a star. I just don’t understand it since he is a genius, but he wasn’t to be rich and famous. Upon his age up he decided to go with a more suave look. I think he pulls it off. What do you think?

You can download him here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3957355


 

 

            Too handsome for words, here is Quinn. His skin tone is lighter than his brother’s, but they look very similar. They both got my eyes and cheek bones, but Quinn’s hair is a brownish/yellow while Newbie’s is red with white highlights.

You can download him here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3957354

 

            We got busy teaching the girls their skills. Both Newbie and Quinn are so very helpful. They are so doting on their baby sisters, but as much as I love the help I wish they would get out and make new friends and just do teenager things.

 

            Our family is pretty tight knit right now and I am very happy with that. I love reading to the girls. They are like little sponges and take in everything.

 

            Bren and Heavenly are very close. From playing together to just sitting and being with one another the two of them were never very far away from each other.


 

 

            I found myself getting distracted from the challenge and I was enjoying spending time with my kids and practicing my guitar where ever I could.

 

            It wasn’t until I heard one of those nasty rumors about me having children out of wedlock that I decided that I better get back on track with my challenge. The sooner it was over the sooner I could get the rumors to stop for good. When the rumors start I always got to court for slander and I have never lost one of my cases, but it will be nice to not have to do that every couple of months.

 

            If you recall my best friend Violet Newbie created my new beautiful house for me and I loved how she had the nursery, but one day when I was out shopping I saw a new nursery set that I just had to have for my children so I ordered it. Once I got word that my order was in I set forth redecorating it. It isn’t a Violet Newbie original but I think it turned out okay. My girls seemed to like it.

            The girls learned their skills quickly and soon it was time for them to age up and for me to continue my challenge. I watched my little girls play the hours before I aged them up and they never ceased to take my breath away. I was both thrilled and in agony about ageing them up. Thrilled to see what they would look like and what they would do and in agony that time flew for children in the 100 baby challenge. 

            I sure hope that all of my children understand why I do this challenge and I hope none of them end up resenting me for taking away so much of their precious time.


 

 

            First to age up was Bren. As you can see her favorite color is green…she is my tomboy of the twins and she loves being outside and playing catch with her big brothers, well I should say brother since Quinn hates going outside. 

You can download her here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3970917


 

 

 

            Heavenly lives up her name. She is very angelic looking with her cool green skin, her silky pink hair and her steel grey eyes. She may have gotten my eye coloring but I think she picked up more of the Newbie features. Her favorite color is blue, but she is defiantly the girly girl of the twins. She found this dress at the EA store and she reminded her of those old Victorian stories and she begged me to let her have it. Of course I gave in as I always do when my kids show signs of really wanting something.

You can download her here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3970914


 

 

            The next day I sent the kids off to school and since it was the first time in a while that I had my day to myself I decided to go for a job. I went upstairs and changed but when I walked outside I saw this guy sitting my bench. He looked at me and gave me a sweet smile. 


 

 

            I took a seat next to him and smiled back. He introduced himself Victor Noosebaum. His accent was very heavy and he explained that he was from a distant land and his family was pressuring him to get serious with someone and create an heir. 

            I asked him why it was so important to have an heir and why his family was so pushy, but he told me in the most polite way that it didn’t really matter. What mattered was that he wasn’t ready to settle down with a woman and while he was browsing the internet one day he came across my blog and after reading it knew I was the answer to his dilemma. He went on to say that he left his little country and flew to Twinbrook right away, and that he didn’t have a lot of time but he was hoping that he could spend the day with me and hopefully I would allow him to take part in my challenge. The only thing he requested is that he could have involvement with his child and that when they are old enough they would be flown to his country and taught about this family. 

            How could I resist such a sweet handsome foreigner? 


 

 

            I went up to change and when I came back down Victor had found my dance floor. We had a great time together and when we finished dancing we went and relaxed in the hot tub where baby number 18 was conceived. 

            Soon after Victor left to catch a plane back to where he is from. I had a little time before my kids got home from school so I logged into the computer and googled Victor Noosebaum, and do you know what I found out? I found out he was a prince of a little country far from here. A prince!! I was going to have real live royalty children. This was very exciting to me. 

 

            Time went on pretty fast after that.   As always my little family found a routine. My pregnancy was going well and everything was right in the world. 

 

            One night the family was woken up by an awful noise in the back yard. We all rushed down there as quickly as we could to find a man had drowned in our pool. When we arrived on the scene death was already there to take him.

            Does he look familiar to any of you? He should. Upon an autopsy it was discovered that the young man was Steel Storm, the third missing child of Harmony Storm and Mr. Green. He was going by a different name and he and three women had just moved to Twinbrook.

            This news rocked my world. How could one of Harmony’s children be dead and happened to meet that untimely death in my pool? It was crazy to think about. 

            His funeral was heartbreaking. The three women were there two were pregnant and one had a small child. I didn’t introduce myself, but I saw Mr. Green talking to each of them and it didn’t seem like he liked what he was being told.

            A few weeks after the funeral I paid a visit to my good friend Mr. Green and the visit left my heart in turmoil. The women at the funeral had filled him in on his son’s life. They told him that Steel, or Darvon, as he was going by, was bounced around from home to home after he was found and no one wanted him due to this evilness. The three women he lived with were all his, the young child was his and the other two were pregnant with his babies. He had been trying to rob me the night he fell in the pool and drowned. 

            Gosh I can’t image what Harmony would do or say if she found out that her son lived such a hard life.

 

            During my pregnancy I received many phone calls from Victor asking about my health and the health of his unborn child. He really is a sweet man. 

            It has seemed like only yesterday that I had met Victor and he requested to be in my challenge and I was coming home with a baby carrier. Victor and I had multiple children. Three to be exact…. Sims World and Twinbrook please welcome:

 

Roisin Starr Bright

 

Callum Starr Bright

And

 

JayLeen Starr Bright

            Life has a way of twisting and changing and with the discovery of another one of Harmony’s children I just feel as if I may be closing in on the truth about what happened to her. 

            Also with both of my parents now gone I feel that much alone. I know I have wonderful friends, like Vi, Asher, Della (both of them), Addy, Danny, Ava, CheyLee, and many many others, but doing the 100 baby challenge can be lonely because of the rules you really have to keep your heart guarded and family is a huge support for this task. I still have my kids and that helps, but I truly miss my parents. 

            **As always I want to thank you for reading my blog. I hope you are all still enjoying Ashby’s challenge. Please I would love to hear what you think. You can leave me a message here or look me up on Facebook under Ashby Starr Bright. ~Jen~ **

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Ashby Starr Bright – babies 16 and 17

ASHBY STARR’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE

BABY 16 and 17

           

 

 

                As always with new babies I sport a new look. I colored my hair back to red but without the yellow and turquoise highlights. I am really enjoying this new look. I hope the rest of you do as well.

 

                Newbie and Quinn were very good babies. They required a lot of attention but their personalities and demur is very sweet.

                After losing Connery I have decided that I am going to have my children baptized from now on and since Gabriel proved to me there are angles I decided that it is better to be safe than sorry. I called up my children’s name sakes, Violet Newbie and Christy Quinn, and asked them if they would do me the honor of being the boy’s godmothers. Violet agreed to be Newbie’s Godmother and Christy agreed to be Quinn’s. 

                I know it is a little unusual to have different Godparents for twins, but no one said I lived by the rules. I also told both women that I wasn’t choosing a Godfather because if either one of them ends up settling down after their challenge then we will just make their spouse’s the godfather by proxy. 

                We had a nice ceremony where Pastor Pratt baptized my kids and announced that my two best friends were their godmothers. We had a nice picnic lunch afterwards and I was glad to spend some time with my children and friends. 

 

 

 

 

                I try to encourage my kids to be all they can be and when Kenyon came to me expressing an interest in art I told him to go up to my room and see what he can do on the draft table. Also the following week I had him signed up for art classes after school.

                My boy is actually pretty talented and I hope he keeps up with his art as he gets older and moves along in life.

 

                Kemper is very attached to the babies in the house and I loved watching him with Newbie and Quinn. Once the twins were born Kole wasn’t seen around much. He stayed out late with school activities and went to friend’s house. I am not sure if is uncomfortable with the new babies, if he is feeling neglected or what his issue is. I really should sit him down and have a talk.

 

 

 

                Before I knew it, it was time for the twins to age into toddlers. Here is little Newbie Starr Bright. You can’t see it in this picture very well, but he got my eye color and even my red hair and I didn’t even have red hair when he was conceived. 

                Newbie Starr Bright: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3900124


 

 

                Little Quinn got my eye color as well and I think his dad’s hair color. I am not sure on that because with Gabriel’s buzz hair cut I really didn’t know what color it was. 

                Quinn Starr Bright: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3900108

                Both boys are little angles and I love that they are in my life. 

 

                It looks like the boys are going to be good friends. I really do hope this is the case. They are really lucky to have each other. 


 

 

                They wanted to do everything together. When one was potty training the other wanted to be. However, Quinn took a bit longer to learn that skill. He was not too sure about the potty chair. 

 

                For a little insane Sim Kenyon is the most advanced of the Grinch Triplets. He is always trying and learning new things. He is perpetually grumpy and wakes up on the wrong side of the bed many days, but I love him more and more every day. Perhaps someday he will a master chef or a famous painter. The world is at his feet and I can’t encourage him, as well as his siblings, enough to go out and take the world by storm.

 

                I miss Connery everyday but having these precious tots’s around help keep me distracted from thinking too deeply about the pain in my heart. Newbie is the faster learning out of them but Quinn is my cuddler. 

                I am so glad that Gabriel convinced me, even if he had to use his angle powers, to have these boys. I just wish he were around to see how beautiful they are growing up to be. Well I guess he is looking down on them. I am eager to see them progress and grow.

 

 

 

Magic Storm: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3900131

                I recently had a visitor. I don’t really know how to describe our visit. I can only really say that it was awkward.   My Aunt Magic, Harmony’s Mom, came to visit my parents. She and my mom haven’t seen each other in years and except for Magic telling my mom about Harmony’s disappearance they haven’t even really spoken. 

                I think I have mentioned before that my aunt Magic has always been jealous of my mom Mirid. She believes that mom got the life that she was supposed to get. 

                During their uncomfortable visit my parents told her that I was doing the 100 baby challenge to honor Harmony. They told her about Connery and my children and Magic decided that she wanted to see me after all these years. I haven’t seen her since I was a little girl. 

                The beginning of our visit was uncomfortable but pleasant and then the topic of Harmony was brought up and Magic lost it. She lost it and began shouting at me that it was my fault that my cousin went missing. She told me that if I hadn’t gotten everything I wanted out of life and she got nothing she would never have gotten involved in the 100 baby challenge and would never have gotten hurt. She went on to say that she thinks one of the men who was in or wanted to be in her challenge that has done something to her. 

                I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. My aunt was accusing me for Harmony’s disappearance based on my life. This was typical for Magic, but it was still very hurtful. 

                Our visit didn’t last too much longer after that. My mom called me as soon as they got home, and since they live across the street it was almost immediately, apologizing for her sister. I told my mom that it wasn’t her fault and to not worry about me I know who my Aunt Magic is and it didn’t bother me. That was a little white lie. I couldn’t allow my mom to get upset even more about this. You see she has been sick for some time and she didn’t need that added stress.

                After Magic left and hopefully doesn’t come back, I couldn’t get it out of my head that she thinks a challenge father or a potential challenge father could have done something to Harmony. Doing the challenge I hadn’t had a bad experience with the men I have chosen, but I know others who have. Vi and Della Alex were both raped and there have been others that have had questionable experiences with some of the men who have come into their lives. 

                Could one of these men have hurt Harmony, or worse? Could the 100 baby challenge be the reason why my cousin is missing? Many thoughts whirled around in my mind. I decided that I would call the police chief that was still working on Harmony’s case and let him know Magic’s theory, but that would have to wait till the next morning.

 

                I really enjoy when my children bring home friends. It allows me to be introduced to other families in Twinbrook, I don’t get out as much as I want because I always have babies to look after, and it shows me that my kids can be independent and when they are ready to move on they will be okay.

                It is especially nice to nice to see my Grinch Boy’s make friends because they stigma of being the Grinch’s son can be a little much sometimes.   Here is Kole with this new friend Fellow Stine. 

 

                Now he is trying his hand as sculpting. My boy is so talented, what can’t he do. Oh wait I know the answer to that question. He can’t do his homework. I have been having trouble with keeping this boy awake after school to do this homework. He comes home, takes a nap, eats and then works on his talent, and sometimes does his homework.

                I have been called into the school for a parent teacher conference about Kenyon. They say he falls asleep in school and that he is always grump and disrupts the other students. I just don’t know what to do. It is times like these when I wish there was a “man” of the house to help guide my boys. Their father isn’t any help because he encourages this type of behavior. I may have to call on my fellow challenge mom’s for advice. 

 

                Kole and Kemper are so good with Newbie and Quinn. Kenyon isn’t very fond of the boys, but to each their own I say. I am so thankful to have the help in teaching the Angel Twins their skills. These two boys will grow up to be great fathers someday.

 

                I had another one of my dreams, or was it? I haven’t mustered the courage to as Kenyon if it was real or not. I am afraid of his answer. I dreamt that I came downstairs for a snack and Kenyon was there asking for Connery’s autograph. The sight was too much for me to handle and I dashed back up to my room. Could Connery’s ghost be haunting us or was just another dream conjured up by my missing him?


 

 

                Having children is wonderful, but it also has its frustrating times. Quinn and Newbie are like night and day. They are both exciting to watch and teach, but Quinn seems to be the one who gets bored easy and then a tantrum follows suit.

 

                My blasted aunt came over for a second time. It was late and she woke my sleeping tot’s with her loud voice. Then she had the Gaul to complain when they started to cry. I have no idea what she wanted but my dad escorted her back to their house. I just wish she would leave me and my family alone.

 

                Yippie look at my baby go. Oh wait who taught him how to open the door? Great now I am in trouble. 

 

 

                Before I knew it, it was time to age up the Angel twins and sends them off to school. 

                I think Newbie got more of my looks then his dad’s. He sure got my eye color and skin tone.

Newbie Starr Bright: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3900117

 

 

                Facial features it appears that Newbie and Quinn look alike and they both have my eyes, but Quinn’s hair color is different. I can only guess that he got the brown hair from his grandma Mirid and the blonde streaks from his dad.

Quinn Starr Bright: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3900107

 

                Speaking of my mom, Mirid, she passed away. My already broken heart was shattered. Growing up and even in adulthood I was close to her and now she was gone. We buried her in very sunny part of the cemetery. I think she will be happy there, but will I? Will my dad? My futures kids are going to miss out on so much not being able to meet their grandma. 

 

 

                One day while I was “visiting” my mom, which I found that I did a lot now that I didn’t have any babies or tot’s in the house, I was tapped on the shoulder by this handsome gentleman. It was Violet’s son Brogan Newbie. 

                I was so happy to see him and asked what he was doing in Twinbrook. He was very blunt and to the point that he wanted to be in my challenge. I was taken aback by his request. I mean I have known him since he was a very small boy, how could this little boy be here asking to be in my challenge?

                ME: “What? I..I…” 

                Brogan: “Ashby, I have admired you from a far for a long time and I have had a crush on you since I knew what a crush was. I know there is no way that you could return my feelings, but you could allow me to be with you one time and join your challenge.”

                ME:  “But Brogan you’re just a little boy.”

                Brogan: The laugh that emitted from him was far from a little boy’s laugh and he grabbed my shoulders. “Ashby, look at me. Really look at me. I’m not a little boy anymore.”

                And he wasn’t either. When I finally allowed myself to look at him for who he was and not as my best friend’s son I saw that he was anything but a child. He was handsome and sweet and made me tingle, but I wouldn’t admit that last part.

                ME: “Well I can see you are a man now, but it would be weird. You are my best friend’s son for heaven sake.”

                Brogan: “So, that that means is you know me. You know I am from a good family. You know that you can trust me and you know that I understand the 100 baby challenge being a child of one.” 

                All of his points were good, but I still couldn’t get the fact that he was Violet’s son out of my head.

                His hands were still gripped around my arms and he tried to pull me in for a kiss, and I quickly pulled away.

                ME: “Brogan, STOP IT! I said no.” 

                I came off a bit more angry then I intended too because the truth of it I did want to kiss him. Was it because I was lonely without Connery? Was I really attracted to this young man? I didn’t really know, but my head was telling me I had to be the grow-up here.

                Brogan: He gave me a big smile and then said, “I will let you think about it. In the mean time why don’t we go get a bite to eat?”

 

                I reluctantly agreed and we had a very nice meal at the Bistro. Afterwards he took me to the theater where we decided to take a tour.   While we were backstage in the dark I felt hands grab my shoulders from behind and pull me into a closet. Once Brogan’s lips found mine I was no longer able to be the adult and baby number 16 was conceived in a closet at the local theater. 

 

                He walked me home afterwards and he spent the night, but we did nothing but talk and cuddle all night long. Early the next morning, after breakfast, he headed back to Sunset Valley.

 

 

 

                Newbie and Quinn, for being so different in personality, seem to get along very well. They start their mornings out with a chat and the end their night with a game. It is quite nice to see this especially since the Grinch Triplets aren’t real close to one another.

 

                The months went quickly and I tried to plan a lot of family time. I knew once the babes were here they would take a lot of my time.

                “Go boy go…catch that huge fish for dinner tonight.” I try to always encourage my kids.

 

                “Mom, why does your tummy look and feel like a basketball?” Newbie asked.

 

                “I’m not sure.” I answered with a shrug, “But there is a baby in there. You and Quinn were in there once.” I informed him.

                “What? Quinn and I were in your basketball?” 

                Kids they are so darn cute. I explained to him about the baby and he walked off with a disgusted face. I couldn’t help but laugh.

 

                I was tossing the football around with Newbie when I went into labor.


 

 

                Newbie, who has never witnessed anything like this before, freaked out. My little manly boy screamed like a little girl, but everything was fine. I ended up delivering two healthy baby girls outside.

 

                And introducing Bren Starr Bright.  

 

                And Heavenly Starr Bright.

 

Thank you for everyone who reads my blog. I am truly appreciated of you. I hope are enjoying Ashby’s challenge and I assure you that soon it will be revealed what happed to Steel Storm and in later posts we will find out what happed to Harmony. I would love to hear what you think. You can leave a message here or find me on facebook under Ashby Starr Bright.

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Ashby Starr Bright – Babies 14 and 15

ASHBY STARR’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE

BABY 14 and 15

            The girls, Violet Newbie and Christy Quinn, picked me up and whisked me away for some down time. 

            First they took me to a salon where we all had makeovers. As I was getting pampered Vi and Christy took the liberty to un-pack my luggage and repack it. Meaning they got rid of all my black, mourning clothes and replaced them with colors and cheerful clothes. I wasn’t happy with this, but I was too tired to argue with them.

   

 

 

            We arrived in Barnacle Bay and Christy asked the drive to take us to an address and not to a hotel. I questioned it and she just told me to lean my head back against the cabs seat and to not stress. The one rule of the week was no stress allowed. 

 

            I did as instructed and soon we were pulling up to a cute three bedroom house. We got out of the cab and as Vi paid the driver Christy handed me a set of keys. 

            “What is this for?” I asked looking down at the cute little heart keychain. 

            “This is Connery’s surprise for you. This is your new vacation home. This house has been in his family for years and now it belongs to you.” 

            “Wh…?” I chocked on my question and tears began to well in my eyes.

            “What do you think sweetie?” Vi came up behind me and put her petite hands on my shoulder. She gave them a gentle squeeze and before I knew it I was in her arms crying on her shoulder.  

            She rubbed my back and stroked my hair and when my sobbing turned to sniffles she said, “Shssh now honey. Dry your eyes and let’s go inside.” 

I removed my face from her shoulder and turned to Christy’s extended hand and took hers into mine. I didn’t know this woman very well, but I knew why Connery treasured her friendship. The three of us walked in and the décor was warm and cozy and I immediately felt at home.  

 

            The girls allowed me to find my room and get myself together. After sitting in my room for about an hour I went into the bathroom and went to find my friends.

            “I’m getting a bit hungry.” I tried to smile to let them know I was going to try and have a good time.

            “I know the perfect place.” Vi got excited and ran to her purse. She pulled out a flier and threw it on the table. “When Connery told me where he was sending us I did some research and Hogan’s Deep Sea Dinner gets the best reviews in the area and the best part is it’s in an old pirate ship.” 

            Seeing Vi as excited as one of our kids when they discover new made my attempted smile turn into a genuine one. I started to remember that I had so much to be thankful for. Yes my heart was broken, but I had great friends and I was blessed with so many wonderful children and I was even blessed to have Connery in my life even for a short time.

 

 

            The dinner wasn’t far from my new home and the food was as wonderful as the reviews said it would be. After we left the dinner we walked down to the beach. Violet and I decided to relax and listen to the waves crash against the shore while Christy decided to explore, and what she found would give us hours of entertainment. 

 

            She found a little rec center down the beach. While there we started to get to know the locals and had some fun playing games, chatting and just being women. 

 

 

 

            We called it an early night the first night and I went straight to bed when we got home. My emotional state and the day’s events left me exhausted. Christy decided to work on her mixology skills and begged Vi to help her out. The next morning I got to hear all about their time. Vi told me that Christy can’t make a decent drink to save her life. Good thing she is an awesome mom. It sounds like the two of them had a great time.

 

            After breakfast we took a cab into town. We had a whole day of just being outdoors.

 

            First we went to the park. We went back to our childhood days and played on the park equipment and played tagged. We had a picnic with sandwiches and chips and it was a fun fun day.


 

 

            That night we built a fire by the shore and told ghost stories and talked about our kids.

 

            However, talking about family brought up my feelings for Connery and the plans we, I should say the plans that I, were making. I had to excuse myself and in the shadows of the night I wept over my loss and again I started to question how I was ever going to continue with my challenge.



 

 

 

            The girls found me in this state and decided that a ladies night is what I needed and they took me to one of the local hangouts. I am not sure what it was called, but we had a good night.

            We had a little too much to drink and I found myself spilling my woes to the mixologist. He was a good sport though and just listened to me. It surprised me to find out that the mixologist’s grandma and Connery’s mom were friends and it saddened the guy to find out that Connery had passed.

            It didn’t take long for the drinks to go to my head and I let loose and tried to dance away my worries. It seemed to work at the time. 

 

            The next morning I could not stomach food nor could I stand that smell of it. I couldn’t believe that Vi and Christy could, but according to their story the mixologist that I thought was so nice and friendly kept feeding me drinks in hopes that I would agree to let him be in my challenge. Thankfully I have two great friends who know I wasn’t ready for that and didn’t allow it to happen.

 

            After my stomach started to settle down we decided to go to the local pool. Don’t we look hot? 

            We had a great time swimming, dancing and meeting the locals. We wanted to make sure that we got to do everything we wanted to do because we would be heading home the following morning. 

 

 

            That night we dressed up in our finest and went out on the town. We stopped for drinks first, I ordered club soda this time, and then it was dinner and finally dancing. 

            The next morning as our plane floated through the sky I thought about the time we just had and I felt peaceful. For the first time since Connery passed I didn’t have this overwhelming feeling of dread. I didn’t have a knot the size of a baseball field in the pit of my stomach. For the first time I really thought that I would be able to continue my challenge. That is what my husband wanted. That is what Harmony wanted, and for the two of them and the sake of my future children that is what I wanted too.

 

****THANK YOU VIOLET NEWBIE FOR CREATING SUCH A LOVLEY HOUSE FOR ME AND MY CHILDREN. I AM NOT SURE HOW I CAN EVER REPAY YOU! ****

Christy and Vi dropped me off at a house I didn’t recognize. 

            “Surprise!!” My children, Vi and Christy yelled as my kids came running from the front door.

            “What is this?” I asked wondering why my kids were in this breath taking house. We didn’t know the people who lived here.

            “Ashby, you are my dearest friend and my heart breaks for what you have been through. Your Kids, all of them, Della, Addy, Christy, and myself designed this house for you. We started the plans sometime ago, before you found Connery and AJ and I started the constructions months ago. After Connery past we thought about waiting to present our gift for you, but we feel this will help you with your fresh start and to continue your challenge without so many memories.   We hope you like it.” Violet handed me the second set of keys I had received in the past few days.

            “This is too much. I love you all.” I couldn’t find the words to completely express what I was feeling, but I think they knew. 

            After I was able to gather myself I went to my children……


 

 

            only to find that they weren’t as I left them. The boys decided to age up without me. 

            Levi told me that he aged up to take care of the triplets because Ash and Elvira started to get real busy with their new lives. He just wanted to help out. 

            What a handsome young man my baby turned into. He still has own unique look, but I think he makes it work.

            You can download Levi as a YA here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3861014

            The Grinch Triplets had also aged up. Kenyon told me that they knew how said I was and how much I missed Connery. They wanted to be able to help out more so they aged into teens.

 

 

 

 

Kole Starr Bright: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3861015

 

 

Kenyon Starr Bright: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3861019

 

 

Kemper Starr Bright: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3861021

                       

            It appears that the boys got mostly The Grinch’s looks, but Kenyon got my eye color and Kemper got his grandma’s eye color. My Grinch boys are all unique and have very different personalities, but they are my boys and brothers. I am blessed to have such unique children.


 

 

            After hugging my newly aged children I excused myself with promises to tell them all about my trip and headed upstairs to find my new room and to get cleaned up. 

            I showered and went to my new walk in closet to find yet another gift. My friends are too much. They got me a whole new wardrobe. I noticed that there was very little black clothing.  I know they mean well and they want me to feel better, but a little part of me feels guilty that I am not wearing the traditional mourning garb to honor my love. However, Connery wasn’t such a traditional guy, so perhaps he is up there smiling down on my new look.

 

            Levi stayed with us and had supper and I told the boys all about my trip.   They were fascinated that I ate in a real pirate ship and deiced that someday they would take a trip to BB and see that in person. 

            After dinner I asked Kenyon and Levi to join me outside. Violet had given me a beautiful bench in front of the house and I decided that the new Starr Bright family tradition would be to have a good-bye picture taken before any of my children move out. Kenyon did a great job at capturing the moment and it was finally time to bid my 2nd adopted son good-bye.

            “Mom, I want to thank you for what you have done for me. If you wouldn’t have adopted…”

            I cut him off, “Baby, you are my son and it doesn’t matter how you came to me. I love you and there is no need to thank me. You go off and do great things in this world, okay?” I cupped his cheeks with my hands and kissed him squarely on the forehead. 

            As he left tears leaked from my eyes. I really hated the leaving part of this challenge, but I guess every child leaves at some point to make their own way in this world.

           

 

                The first night at in my new house in my new house was a strange one. The house seemed empty with only me and the three Grinch boys and I had the strangest dream. At least I think it was a dream.

            I dreamed the Connery came to me. He wasn’t in a corporeal state, but in a ghostly one. He told me he was proud that I was going to finish my challenge and that I needed to find a new dad soon. 

            It was very strange to say the least.



 

 

 

            After Levi let it didn’t take long for the Grinch Triplets to fall into a routine. I spent as much time with them as I could before and after school and on the weekends. 

 

 

 


 

 

            A few weeks after I returned from my trip Derrick’s father, Asher Lemi, came to pay his respects to Connery and to see how I was holding up. He is such a great friend and I am grateful that he and I share such a wonderful son together. 

            We had a terrific time together catching up, laughing about old times and even mourning over Connery. His visit was very short, but I was so glad he was able to make it.

 

 

 

            Then the unexpected happened. A man showed up at my door and asked to be part of my challenge. I should have expected this, because I didn’t announce that I was quitting my challenge and I vowed to continue, but I was thrown off by his request.

            He seemed to sense that I was uncomfortable and proceeded to introduce himself.

            “Let me start this over. My name is Gabriel Holy and I am an angel from Sim heaven. I have been watching you since you were a little girl, I am your assigned guardian angel, and I admire your decision to do the 100 baby challenge to honor your missing cousin. Watching you and Connery and the love you shared and lost made me want to help you continue your challenge. I was granted a pass and now I am here imploring you to allow me in your challenge.”

            My jaw dropped. This man was telling me he was an angel, but not just any angel my guardian angel. I didn’t want to believe it, but something about him was very familiar and something about him told me he was telling the truth. 

            “Well… err….” I stammered not knowing what to say.

            “I can tell you aren’t completely ready so how about a stay a few days and we go from there?”

            Again I felt I could trust this man and I agreed to let him stay for a few days.

 

            My Kenyon is a very strange boy, but I think that is one of the best things about him. He marches to the beat of his own drum and despite his grumpiness that he got from his father; he seems to be a very happy boy.

            Days went by and Gabriel was such a caring loving man in the household. Don’t get me wrong he wasn’t Connery but his presence made a person feel relaxed and at ease. I am sure it is his angel nature or something.


 

 

            I have to admit that I was very attracted to Gabriel and I found myself acting like a little school girl around him. I even snuck in and took his picture while he was in the shower. WHO DOES THAT??!!?? 

            When he caught me in the act he didn’t get mad or upset he simply looked at me with the sweetest expression on his face and then winked at me. I slowly crept out of the bathroom. 


 

 

            It had been just over a week since Gabriel came to stay with us and the boys were all out for the evening visiting friends. I decided to relax in the hot tub and was surprised that Gabriel deiced to join me. The whole time he had been there he hadn’t tried to kiss me, come on to me or even brought up my challenge, but now he was in the hot tub with me. I stiffened up and at first I wouldn’t look at him. It was hard to feel intimacy to anyone other than Connery.

            He turned to me and said, “Ashby, my time is running short. I hate to do this, I wanted you to come around on your own, but I really want to be part of your challenge.”

I tensed up even more for I feared that he was going to force himself on me but he did no such thing. He just sat back and closed his eyes enjoying the relaxing hum of the hot tub. I was confused by what he had said to me and I started to relax. Then I got too relaxed. I am not sure if it was the bubbles from the hot tub or if Gabriel used his angel charms on me, but I started to giggle and then next think I knew I was making the first move and soon baby 14 was conceived.

After the hot tub he picked me up and carried me upstairs where we fell asleep in each other’s arms. He held me so close and I felt safe and protected. When the sun rose the next morning Gabriel was gone and the only things he left behind was a single white feather and his unborn child.

 

I love it when my children come to visit me. Harmony came for a visit and I was able to share with her the good news of baby number 14. I hadn’t even told the Grinch Triplets yet, but I thought it was very fitting that my first born be told first.

 

            I didn’t have morning sickness, thank God, with this pregnancy but I did find myself reacting to anything I ate, and it wasn’t a good reaction. Now I am worried that angel children may need special food like vampire children do. No one told me how to raise an angel child. Will I do an okay job? 

            Except for the reaction to food my pregnancy went well. When the day came to have my precious little one I decided a home birth was the best way to go.

 

            The pain was intense this time and the labor lasted a lot longer then I was used to but in the end I delivered two healthy, I know they were healthy because both Xerxes (Harmony’s oldest) and my Harmony was visiting and they both work for the hospital, baby boys. 

 

 

 

            Welcome Newbie Starr Bright to our family.

 

 

            And Quinn Starr Bright.

            I named the boys after Violet Newbie and Christy Quinn. I wanted to remember that these two women were part of the reason I continued my challenge. They were great friends and they cared for me, as I them, deeply.

            Having a home delivery didn’t stop the rumors from flying around town. The whispers of me having children out of wedlock began circulating and those I was use to but the whispers about how quickly I moved on from Connery and how having a child with another man so soon was considered unfaithful even though he was gone ripped my heart out of my chest. People don’t think before they talk and they don’t understand how hurtful they can be. However, as always I held my head up high and wadded through the gossip with class and poise.


 

 

            Days after the angel twins were born I was taking the recycling out and through the window of the nursery I saw the most unexpected sight. I saw my middle Grinch son showing great interest in tending to the needs of the twins.

            Luckily I had my camera in my pocket and I was able to snap a picture of him and Quinn through the window. I rushed inside and when I got to the nursery he was already tending to little Newbie. 

            This sight surely warmed my heart and perhaps Kemper won’t be so closed off like his father……

 

**thank you for reading my blog; I hope you are enjoying reading it as much as I enjoy writing it for you. Please send me feedback I would love to hear from you. You can leave a message here or find me on facebook under Ashby Starr Bright.**                   

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Ashby Starr – Life’s ups and Downs

ASHBY STARR’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE

LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS

***My story contains some adult situations and implications of sex. So if you are 16 years or younger please make sure your parent knows you are reading… I would be a bit bummed if I got some nasty hate mail from a parent***

            I know it has been a while since my last post and I did leave you abruptly when I had a visitor knocking on my door so very late at night.

            Since my visitor arrived the Starr family has been turned upside down. We have had many good times and some very bad times. I have to let you know before I continue that my heart is very heavy in sadness. I will do my best to let you all know what has been happening without missing a detail, but it is hard for me to continue to relive my pain.

            So let’s first start with showing off my new look:


 

 

            I figured with the holidays around the corner having the family add green and red to their wardrobe would be fun. I really have to get use to this “mom” look and my new shorter hair. 

 

            So I am sure you are wondering who showed up at my door at such a late hour. Well, gosh it is so hard for me even to write his name and to think about him is just that much harder, the person at my door that night was Connery Bright.

            “Who?” You may be asking yourself and how I am going to reply is probably pretty puzzling as well. 

            Connery Bright is the love of my life. I know some of you are wide eyed right now and my sisters-in-arms such as, Violet Newbie, Christy Quinn, The Wriner gal’s and the other challenge mother’s who have been doing their best to provide me strength during this time are sitting in their chairs shaking their heads sadly. 

            I am not sure how many of you remember in my last post how I expressed that my heart wasn’t in my challenge anymore. I said I didn’t know what the cause of that was, but deep in my heart I really did know the answer to that and when Connery showed up on my door step professing his love my heart rejoiced because I finally knew it was okay to follow it for once. 

            Connery and I met in Sun Set Valley, TX while I was there visiting for Violet Newbie’s birthday. 

(You can read her blog here: http://asimsstory2010.blogspot.com/2010/09/getting-started-101-babies-challenge.html )

            Yes that weekend I ended up conceiving my son Derrick with Asher, Connery’s roommate, but for some reason Connery and I really hit it off and before I left we exchanged phone numbers and email address. Ever since that weekend we have been keeping in touch and he has been one of my rocks in this challenge.   He as well as Asher and of course Derrick has kept me in the loop of Derrick’s life. He truly has been a Godsend.

            Seeing him for the first time in years, well outside of pictures sent through the computer, my heart melted. He is a bit older than me, but looking into his kind eyes our age difference melts away. It only took him blurting out that he loved me for me to pull him through the doorway and embrace him. I began crying and muttering that I loved him too and I had always loved him. 

            He lifted me off the ground and carried me up the stairs, luckily he found my bedroom and not one of the kids room. Now I am well versed in the affairs of the bedroom, what challenge mom isn’t, but that night was nothing like I had ever experienced and my womanhood was rocked to the core.  

            Afterwards we just spent time cuddling and talking about everything. I was amazed that my three needy Grinch triplets slept all night for me. It was the first time they did it and the last. I told Connery that I was not going to take no for an answer and that he was going to move in with me. He didn’t really reply to that but he didn’t argue either. I felt so content lying in his arms drinking in his manliness.

            It was the first time, well except for my weekend with Asher that I was lying with a man because he just wanted to be with me and not to partake in my challenge. It was beautiful and I felt I could live the rest of my life like this. Not once did my challenge enter my mind. Is that selfish? I don’t really know but I do know that I was happy and a happy mom brings happy children, right?

            The next day we hired a babysitter for the Grinch Triplets and after Levi, Ash and Elvira left for school we headed off for a picnic. The day was gorgeous and the fragrance of nature was twice as powerful to me. I have heard that things like that happen when you are in love.


 

 

            Our day was lovely but as it began to wind down he dropped the biggest bomb on me. It was more like a nuclear warhead.   What he told me crushed me.

            “Ashby, I need to tell you something.” – Connery

            I turned to him and took his hand, “What is it?” I smiled at him sweetly.

            He removed his hand and looked down at the picnic blanket we were sitting on. “I am afraid to tell you. I believe it will make you retract your request for me to move in with you and I want to be with you more than anything, but you need to know everything.”

            His tone was sullen and I got really scared. Like the Meatloaf song, what if he was going to tell me that he wants me and needs me but he could never really love me. I know these thoughts were a contradiction of the events from the night before, but I couldn’t help thinking them.

            He picked up a blade of grass and moved it around with his fingers. He wouldn’t look at me and it took him a long time before he spoke again.

            “Babe, I am not healthy.” 

            I giggled not understanding the severity of what he was saying. He, even for someone his age, was built and very well in shape. “Well if you don’t think you are in shape like you want to be, I would be willing to work out with you.” 

            “No Ashby, you don’t understand. I am sick. I have been diagnosed with cancer and the doctors say that we caught it too late and there isn’t anything for them to do.” He threw the grass down.

            I didn’t know what to say. I just gave him this blank look. After what seemed like an eternity I took his chin into my hand and turned his face to meet mine. “Are you kidding me?” 

            I know it seems like a lame response to something so serious, but I think I was in shock.

            He removed my hand from his face and began to rub the back of it. “Honey, I would never kid you about something like this.” 

            “It’s not fair. We just finally followed our hearts to be with each other.” My voice cracked with every word and tears threatened to show themselves.

            “I know, but being with you for one day would be worth it. I hope you feel the same way.” 

            I didn’t know what to say so I excused myself. I had to think. I had to completely understand what was going on.


 

 

            Once I knew I was out of his range of sight and hearing I allowed myself to break down. I cried and screamed and cursed my maker for allowing this to happen. I wanted to hit something. I wanted to… I wanted to… I didn’t know what I wanted to do other then cry.

 

            Then his words rang in my head, “Being with you just one day is worth it. I hope you feel the same.” 

            I wiped my eyes and realized that I did feel the same way. Since Harmony disappeared I had been living my life for her dream, the challenge, and her followers, but being with Connery would be my dream and if it was for only one day then so be it. I headed back to him.

            He was still sitting on the blanket and the expression on his face was that of fear. Was it fear if dying or loosing me? I wasn’t sure, but there was no need for the latter.

            I leaned down and kissed him on the forehead. “You are worth one day or a million days. I love you Connery Bright.” 

            The expression on his face after I said that was the best sight I have ever seen in my young life. I knew my life with him was going to be amazing. 

 

            Then we walked down by the beach until the sunset.

            The next day Connery and I got into our first “fight”. The thought of it makes me giggle, despite my grief,   because it was just a very silly one. We had decided it was time to age up the Grinch Triplets so the task of teaching them their skills could be started, but Connery was worried that he living with me it would be a violation to the rules of the challenge. I told him that I was going to quit the challenge and he told me that I wasn’t. We argued and finally I was able to convince him that he could help me with the triplet’s skills and the matter of my challenge was just dropped. 

 

Kole Starr as a Tot: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3572891

 

 

Kenyon Starr as a tot: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3572892

 

 

Kemper Starr as a tot: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3572893

                I had some really cute pictures of Connery helping the boys with his skills, but little Kenyon was working a project for school (as a child) and accidently deleted half of my pictures and for some reason we were not able to retrieve them. 

            A few days later it was time for Levi to age into a teen. He opted not to have a big party but did go to the beach to have a bonfire with some of his class mates. Elvira and Ash were kind enough to chaperone since he didn’t want his mom to cramp his style. Sometimes kids say the darndest things.


 

 

            This is what my baby boy looked like when he came back from the bonfire the next day. He is such a lovely, kind, quite teenage and I am blessed that he became part of the Starr family.

Levi Starr as a Teen: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3573131

            The Grinch triplets learned their skills quickly, and why shouldn’t they have with three teens, and two adults in the house to keep them at it? And what seemed liked days after they aged into tot’s it was time to age them into children.

 

Kole Starr Child: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3573132

 

Kemper Starr Child: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3573135

 

 

Kenyon Starr Child: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3573133

            Days after the triplets started school Connery surprised me with a trip to France. He told me that he wanted to see where I grew up. He wanted to know everything about me before our time together was up. 

            I think I was denial because every time he brought up his illness or the fact that he was going to die I would ignore it and pretend that he hadn’t said anything.



 

 

 

            We stayed at my childhood home and spent a lot of time at the nectar and just being together, being adults. It was the most amazing trip of my life.

 

            We took long walks. During these walks we held hands, kissed, hugged and talked. We talked about our dreams, we talked about my kids and how much he loved kids, and we talked about our pasts. 

            I knew that Connery had been married right out of high school, but I never knew the whole story. He told me that he and his wife Susan were high school sweethearts, but since she was small she had a poor constitution. She was always sick and after a while Connery felt more like her protector and care giver then her boyfriend, but he also loved her and stayed by her side. After they graduated it was expected that they got married and so they had a small ceremony at the court house with just family. Soon after they were married Susan became bed ridden. The doctors really didn’t understand what was wrong with her, but six months after they were married she passed peacefully in her sleep. His story made me love him more and I felt sorry that he should have to endure so much at such a young age.


 

 

            Connery knows me so well and booked us an adventure to go on. We had the best time. I loved exploring and wondering if danger was around the corner.

            Now tell me, does this look like a man who is sick?



 

 

 

            Our last day in France he asked me the most unexpected question and of course I said yes, I was on cloud nine and we made a plan to be wed on Christmas Eve. France holds so many wonderful memories for me. It is the place where I was molded into the woman I am today and it is where my biggest dream came true, but it is also the place where I got caught up with happiness and wouldn’t let reality set in.

            When we got back we quickly began planning, Christmas Eve was just around the corner and we feared that people wouldn’t be able to rearrange their schedules to attend. We decided on a small, well relatively small, wedding. We invited my kids, including my son Derrick who lives in Sunset Valley, Violet Newbie, and my parents and since Connery didn’t have any family left and Joe and Asher were unable to make it he invited his friend Christy Quinn to attend. 

             As a teen Christy took care of Connery’s wife before she passed. While he went to work Christy would come over and take Susan her meals, read to her, talk to her and help her with her medication. After Susan’s death he and Christy kept in contact and he really wanted her to attend. He told me it could be the last time he got to see her. I quickly disregarded what he said and we wrote her an invitation. 

            Two days before the wedding Elvira approached me and asked if she and Ash could age into young adults. I have to admit I wasn’t ready for my little, well not so little, Vampire twins to leave the nest. She proceeded to explain that she and Lars Newbie have been talking, texting, and emailing and Lars has asked her to go steady. Of course she told Lars yes, but now that he is a young adult he has told her he is moving to Twinbrook, he is and Laytin are arriving when Vi comes for the wedding, and he wants Elvira to move in with them. 

            While she was trying to convince me Ash joined her. He told me that he had a huge crush on Plum Tree and he needed to age up so that he could profess his love for her before she decided to marry her boyfriend Cooper Cupid.

            How does a mother refuse the argument of her children’s happiness? I finally agreed but made them promise that they couldn’t move out of the house until after the wedding. They agreed happily and they didn’t waste any time nor did they want a party and they aged up.


 

 

Ash Starr as a YA: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3702426

 

 

Elvira Starr as a YA: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3702424

Finally the big day had arrived and I was both nervous and excited. 

 

            Because it was Christmas Eve I decided to keep my festive hair color and we went with red and green color scheme. 

 

            My maid of honor and best friend Violet Newbie was the first one to arrive. She looked stunning and I was so glad that she could be here with me on this day. Her boys Lars and Laytin were with her, but the two of them as well as Elvira and Ash had to stay in the house during the ceremony because now that they are young adult vampires the sun hurts them.

 

            As the other guests arrived I took some time to talk to Pastor Pratt. He reminded me that life is short and that we as sims need to take life as it comes and treasure the small things.

 

            Before the ceremony started Connery introduced me to his dear friend Christy Quinn. We talked for a while and I found out that she is another challenge mom in Sunset Valley and she and Vi have already become great friends. We hit it off and I feel that she is going to be another treasured friend.

 

            The ceremony was beautiful. We professed our love for one another and finally we were Mr. and Mrs. Bright. I took Starr Bright as my last name.


 

 

            Then it was time to party and share this special time with our friends and family. I was so glad that Derrick was able to attend. He was going to age into a young adult when he got home and I feel like I have missed so much of his life. After our dance together he pulled me into a hug and told me that he was glad I was his mom. This brought a tear to my eye. He is such a good boy.

 

            As the day turned to evening and the guests were eating Ash and I presented our wedding gift to Connery. Ash played beautifully as I sang Connery our song:

At Last By Etta James

At last, my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song
Oh, yeah, at last
The skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clovers
The night I looked at you
I found a dream that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to rest my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known
Oh, yeah when you smile, you smile
Oh, and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
For you are mine
At last

The guests clapped and was in awe and I saw Connery wipe away a tear. This day couldn’t get any better.

            After we ate we opened the gifts and many of my children couldn’t make it they all pooled their money and has these made for me:




 

 

 

 

            The note attached was written by my eldest Harmony and she apologized that Derrick wasn’t included.   They just couldn’t work it out for him to come to the professional photo shoot. 

            I did miss that my non-challenge child was missing from this wonderful gift, but I understood. 

 

            As the evening wound down we decided to gather around the Christmas tree and sing a Christmas carol, but that was disrupted by this guy. The Grim Reaper showed up to remind Connery of their deal.

            I was mortified…I had no knowledge of a deal Connery had made with death. After all the guests left and we were settling down for the night I made my new husband tell me what he had done. 

            He explained that Grim had already come for him, but he desperately needed to tell me how he felt and if I felt the same way to have just a little time with me. Grim took pity on him, and agreed, but with a condition of his own. He made Connery promise to make me promise that I would not give him a death flower nor would I use ambrosia to bring him back. How could he make such a deal? I was very confused that night when I fell asleep, but even after seeing Death at our doorstep and hearing the deal that was made I was still in denial about Connery’s condition and agreed upon the terms.

 

            The day after the wedding my vamp twins followed their hearts. Ash had called Plum Tree the day of the wedding and told her that he was in love with her and had been since he was a little boy. She didn’t have much to say, and I could tell it hurt my boy even if he wouldn’t admit it. Having the evil and mean spirited traits makes for a tough skinned Sim. 

            What he didn’t know is that the next day Plum broke up with Cooper and she rushed over to the house. She confessed her love for Ash, despite their age difference. That evening Ash, Elvira, Plum, Lars and Laytin moved into a house down the road from us. I missed them as soon as they left.


 

 

            It didn’t take long for our household to go back into routine. The kids had didn’t have school for the holiday break so it was a bit more chaotic. The week between Christmas and New Years went quickly.

            Levi told me he was thinking of becoming a chef when he was ready to leave the house, but he hadn’t made up his mind for sure yet. I love spending time with my children. I gave him an encouraging hug and told him I would support him with whatever he decides to do.

 

            Before I knew it, it was New Years Eve. We decided to have a small party and invited Christy, Vi and Derrick over. It was their last night in Twinbrook and thought it would be nice to spend it with them.

            The party was wonderful. Good food, good friends and children have a grand time. Kenyon even ran out, before bed, in his underwear to dance to his favorite song. I couldn’t help but let him do it. I try not to have any favorite children, but Kenyon does hold a special place in my heart. Perhaps it is because he has the insane trait, I don’t know, but he makes me laugh on a daily basis. Even today with my heart broken he can make me chuckle.

            After everyone left for the night Connery and I decided to have some time together and dancing was one of my favorite past time. We only got through one song when he excused himself and said he was tired and needed to go lie down.

 

            He stroked my cheek, whispered in my ear that he loved me and that he would always love me, kissed me good night and headed up to bed. I wish I had known what those moments were. I think I would do something different, but I still have no idea what.

            I was feeling antsy and far from tired so I decided that perhaps a job down the block would help me get sleepy. When I came back from my jog my whole world flipped upside down!!

 

            The sight I walked into was devastating. My son, my baby, Kemper, was standing over Connery’s body. Connery had collapsed on the floor and he wasn’t moving.

            “Mama, I found him like this.” 

            Tears were filling Kemper’s eyes. The sight traumatized me on two levels. 1) How was it that my baby had to experience death at such a young age and like this?

2) How was it that the love of my life was laying so still on the floor?

            When I looked away from Kemper and Connery I saw The Grim Reaper begin to appear. I couldn’t believe it. All of my denial began to well up inside me and I lost it. I remembered what I agreed to and I couldn’t bear that I had made that promise. I have never cried so hard in my whole life, not even when Harmony went missing.

            Grim didn’t hang around long and my family was just left in despair. 

 

            The funeral was small and intimate, just a gathering of the people who knew and loved Connery. The hugs and the I’m sorry’s were getting overwhelming and I had to get away. I found myself in the laundry room mourning my loss. However, Violet Newbie knows me very well and found me and encouraged me to come out and allow those who loved Connery to talk about him and remember him.

            My dad was there to give me comfort. Mom wasn’t able to make it. Hearing about Connery’s death troubled her to the point of sickness and she was at home in bed. 

            Kenyon, my little insane boy, was all but insane on that day. He hugged me and when I couldn’t help but express my anger about the death taking Connery he told me that was in Sim heaven and that he was looking down on us, still taking care of use.  

            I swear children know how to pull on a person’s heartstrings without trying.

            It has been two days since Connery’s funeral and I find myself, for the first time since before I got married, sitting in front of my computer pouring my heart to my fellow challenge mom’s and readers of my blog.

            I had intended to log on tell you my new and then to announce I was going to quit the challenge, but it appears that my husband had other plans.

            When I logged in there was a flashing icon that said: Ashby, read me: I clicked in and I find a letter from Connery. It said:

                        My dearest,

                                    I know you better then you know yourself and I know you are thinking of ending your challenge, but I think that would be a big mistake. Part of the reason I fell in love with you is because how you are changing the world with your unique and inspiring children. You need to keep that up. 

                                    Do this knowing that I approve and even though I can’t physically be with you I am still with you. I am there whispering in your ear every day encouraging you to find the next dad or spending more time with your kids.

                                    Ash, you are the strongest person I know and I know you are going to make it through it.

                                    Please remember I love you and even though we only had a couple of weeks together it was the best time of my life. I am glad I was able to have that time.

                                    I have another surprise for you. I recruited Violet Newbie and we made you a video that I hopes reminds you of why you do the challenge. Please log on to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plqFb2Aiwy4

 

            Love always and forever you husband

            Connery

 

***readers I couldn’t figure how to upload the video to Livejournal please go to the above link and view the video Connery made for Ashby***

 

            After watching this video I, Ashby Starr Bright, have made a solemn vow to Connery that I will continue my challenge. 

            About an hour before I started writing this update I got a call from Christy Quinn telling me that she, myself and Vi are going on a trip in two weeks. It is something that she and Connery had been planning for me. He knew that I would need some time away and who better to go with then two gals who could make me feel better.

            I am looking forward to sometime way. Elvira and Ash have agreed to take care of the Grinch triplets and Levi can “take care” of himself. 

            Well until next time reader: Ashby.

 

            Stay tuned for next time:

                        How will Ashby, Christy and Vi’s trip to Barnacle Bay go?

                        Who will be the next daddy in Ashby’s challenge?

                        How will she feel continuing her challenge after being married and loosing that love?

****Thank you so much for reading my blog. A lot of time and effort goes into it and I am just glad I can share it with all of you. I really do appreciate you all!!  I would love to hear what you think of Ashby’s life. ****

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Ashby Starr – Levi & Babies 11,12 and 13

ASHBY STARR’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE

LEVI STARR AND BABIES 11,12 & 13
**REMEMBER THERE IS ADULT CONTENT IN THIS**
IF YOU ARE UNDER 16 MAKE SURE YOU ARE ALLOWED TO READ!

 

Here is my new look? What do you all think? Sheik, old fashioned, perfect? Haha… I think I like it and I really love my hair this way. 

Well life at the Starr’s has been kind of mundane, the same ole’ routine day after day. I am not complaining, well perhaps I am a bit. For an adventurous Sim like me days, weeks, moths or heaven forbid years like this can put us in a rut, a bad mood. I am doing my best not to take my mood out on my kids, but I think they sense something is up. My trip to Bridgeport with Vi Newbie both helped my mood and soured it. It reminded me of what adventures I was missing but at the same time gave me the much needed break from everyday life.

It wasn’t long after the Vampire twins were brought home that it was time to age them into toddlers so that we could get them started in learning their skills. I have to admit that vampire toddlers are much harder than other toddlers. 

 

Ash Starr: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3370525

Elvira Starr: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3370521

Perhaps I am just tired, I don’t know, but the kids are learning their skills very slowly. Even with the help of their older sisters.

Ash is the only boy in the house right now and I have to tell you he is getting spoiled rotten. I wonder if that is why he is being stubborn about learning his skills. His big sisters do everything for him.

 

Sunshine has taken up the piano and she hopes to someday follow in her dad’s footsteps and become a rock star.

It was almost time for the Rock-Star triplets to age into Young Adults, but they asked me if we could hold off on that for just a little bit. They found a Sims Pageant, the Ms. Sim 2010 Pageant, they wanted to enter. Well I should be more specific, Simi and Stella wanted to enter but Sunshine really wasn’t that interested, but she had agreed to do so because her sisters really wanted this to be a triplet boding experience.

I agreed and they were off to the store for new clothes. They wanted my help taking the pictures so I took a headshot of each as well as one of them in their formal wear and their everyday wear. Stella had the hardest time choosing which pictures to use, but when all was decided they set out to drop off their application and participate in the interview. 

I wanted to share their entries but something happened with my computer and those pictures have been deleted. Ugh…stupid computers.

When they got back they told me all about their time away. The three, correction, the two off them (Simi and Stella) were talking a mile minute. Telling me how nice everyone was and that they ran into Violet Newbie and were introduced to her daughter-in-law Raven Newbie. Sunshine seemed distant and distracted. 

When I asked her what was wrong she told me that nothing was wrong, but she had a weird feeling about Vi Newbie’s daughter-in-Law Raven. I asked her to explain and she really couldn’t. She told me that the girl was very nice and she enjoyed talking to her, but there was something about her that was nagging at her. She didn’t know what or why but the feeling was very prominent.  

She then presented me with a picture of the girl.

 

When I asked her where she got it she told me that she had swiped it from the pageant. I was furious at first that one of my children stole something but when I looked at the girl in the photo I too got a weird sensation about her and that something about her seemed “familiar”. 

Her skin tone was unique, even for a Sim, but it was her eyes that spoke to me the most. They had a kindness that I have seen before, but I just couldn’t place where. 

It was time for the Triplets to age into Young Adults and I couldn’t be prouder of them. 


 Simi Starr YA: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3420216

Stella Starr YA: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3420180

Sunshine Starr YA: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3420163

Simi Starr: Once she aged up she was on the computer getting a job with the police force… She wanted to be a super spy.

Stella Starr: She is going to be a great creator of monsters some day. They accepted her in the science career as soon as she made the call.

Sunshine Starr: She is going to follow in her daddies footsteps and become a rock star. She ran out and got a job in the music profession. 

Then my girls were gone and I miss them terribly, but I am very excited to see how they change the Sim world.

 

During their party the Paparazzi showed up taking pictures and watching every move my kids made. I am not sure I like the fact that my town has decided I am a celebrity.  

Once the Rock-Star Girls were moved out and we rested from their party it was time to age up Jury and Journey into teens.


 

 

Jury Starr Teen: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3420183

Journey Starr Teen: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3420186

The following Monday when the girls were at school I finished teaching the vampire twins their skills and decided it was time to age them into children. I know it sounds a bit selfish, but I just needed a little time from kids who needed all my attention. After a breather I knew I would be ready to have the next baby/babies.


 

 

Ash Starr Child: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3443024

Elvira Starr Child: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3443028

While the kids were in school I kept myself busy with my garden and other activities that I had neglected because my children always come first, but I couldn’t get Raven Newbie out of my head. I decided that I would call Vi and ask if she and her youngest at home, Lars and Laytin, wanted to come for a visit. Since the drive is long we decided to make it an overnight visit.

Before Vi and her boys came to visit I got a call from the social worker and they had another little boy that needed to be adopted. He was at the toddler age and his name is Levi.

 

Levi Starr Toddler: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3443026

I told her to bring him to me straight away and soon I was the mother to this sweet little boy.

 

The first time I took Levi to the park paparazzi showed taking pictures. Do I really want this kind of life for my children?

 

 

Lars and Elvira

 

Laytin and Elvira

 

Violet, Lars and Laytin arrived the following Saturday and I was so happy to see my good friend and her beautiful children. Her twins are vampire twins just like Ash and Elvira are. I knew that these four children would get along well and I was right. 

 

While the children played Vi and I took some time to catch up. I told her about Emmett being found and that we (Harmony’s family) were still at a loss as to what happened to Harmony. I showed her this post card I received from Ivy Wakefiled’s sister telling me that Ivy went to China with some of her younger children and they too were missing. I don’t know if this is a coincidence or what is happening. 

Vi told me that she has heard a rumor that Ivy Wakefield had gone missing, but the rumors she was hearing is that she may have met a man in China, but no one really knew the truth. 

I really do hope that is the case and another Challenge mother hasn’t been hurt or taken.

I then told her about Sunshine stealing the picture of Raven and how we both thought that there was something very familiar about her.

She then took some pictures of Miles’ family out and showed them to me:

 

Miles, Raven, Caplin and Fairlight Newbie

Miles Newbie was created by ELMSims3. You can download him here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3268782

 

 She told me about her daughter-in-law:

 

                        Raven and her brother Kale were found on the door steps of an Orphanage in Egypt when they were children. Both of them had no memory of who they were, where they had been, who their family was, nothing. The nuns at the Orphanage are the ones that started to call them Raven and Kale and about a year later a nice family, the Bishop family, wanted to adopt them. 

                        Raven and Miles met in Egypt when he was there for work and it was love at first sight. When it was time for Miles to move to his next job he was reluctant to go because he couldn’t bear to leave Raven. He hastily ran out and bought a ring, but it paid off when she accepted his ring and replied with “What took you so long?” They were quickly married after that in an intimate wedding. 

                        When the wedding was over Miles was suppose to be off to his next assignment, but he knew that Raven was a bit worried about moving around so he quit his job and decided wherever Raven goes he was there too. They decided to move to Sunset Valley to be closer to his family and oddly enough her brother Kale and his wife moved to Sunset Valley. 

                        The lovely couple now has two beautiful children, Caplin and Fairlight and the only thing that seems to be wrong with their marriage is that fact that Raven is afraid of intimacy. It seems now that the romance of a new relationship has calmed down and they are settled into a family routine Raven doesn’t want to get intimate with Miles unless they are trying for another child. She is even timid about holding his hand and having him drape his arms on her shoulders. Miles has been confiding in his mom with this and he also told her that Raven is in therapy, her choice, for this. She has been under hypnosis a few times and whatever happened to her before she was “found” is what caused her anxiety. 

            The two of them love each other and they are going to work through this, but she is frustrated that she can’t remember what happened to her and he is frustrated that he can’t help her.

Everyone had a wonderful visit and just as fast as our get together started it ended, this was a sad thing all around. It seems that the vampire children really bonded and they didn’t want to leave each other. Again I find myself having to clarify; Elvira and Violet’s two boys have bonded.  Ash, which got the evil gene tended to torment the other two boys and they aren’t that fond of him. I think Ash prefers it that way, but it does break a mother’s heart to see her child isolated on his own free will.

Our families bid each other a farewell with promises of future visits and Vi promised that she would call as soon as they got home.

I have a feeling that something more was formed while the Newbie’s and the Starr’s were together because not more than five minutes after Violet pulled out of the driveway Elvira got a text and as she read it giggling she quickly left the room. I decided not to address this now for it can’t be more than a little crush, right?

I had the picture of Raven Newbie and I just couldn’t get the fact that her past, as Violet had told me, is so vague and that she just looked familiar to me out of my mind. The only other person I knew that had the same color skin as she did was Mr. Green. With picture in hand I decided to visit him.

 

We had a great catch up session and when I showed him the picture of Raven his breath caught into his throat, the pictures fluttered from his hands and he muttered the name, “Diamond.”

Me: “What are you saying?”

Mr. Green: “That is my little girl Diamond Storm. I’m sure of it.” 

Me: “How can you be so sure?” But I knew how he could be sure. Just as I was sure I had seen the kindness in those eyes before. That look in the picture was a look Harmony had given in so many of her pictures. As soon as he has said her name I had felt in my heart that he was right.

Mr. Green:  “Ashby, don’t tell me she doesn’t look familiar. She has her mother’s expression and my skin and eyes. This is my daughter. Do you know where I can find her?” 

I gave him all the information I knew and he quickly excused himself with a promise that he would let me know the outcome. 

When I got home I had the feeling of thankfulness. I was thankful that I knew where all my children were and that they were safe. I couldn’t imagine being in Mr. Green’s position. His children; Diamond, Onyx and Steel, had disappeared years ago along with their mother. There had been no word about any of them or from any of them, and now to think that one of them was alive with a family of their own and you had no participation with your grandkids and your child’s life. I felt like crying; crying for Harmony, for her children and for the father’s of the missing children; Mr. Green and Lady Guy and even for Malakai Rose. Even though he has found his son he missed out on so much and Emmett doesn’t remember anything that has happened to him or who he is really. He doesn’t remember his mother or his missing siblings and even though the siblings that are left in Twinbrook have gone to visit him he doesn’t remember them and to me that is heartbreaking. 

I didn’t want to break down in front of my kids so I locked myself in the den and logged onto the computer. I pulled up my email and immediately a smile broke out on my face. I had an email from someone who could always make me feel better. The thankfulness overtook me again and I was thankful for him, my children and this challenge. I was getting ready to reply to his kind words when I got an instant message from him. We spent the next couple of hours chatting and then Levi needed me. I bid my friend farewell and with a smile that wouldn’t quit I climbed the stairs to my little boy.

 

I have noticed that Elvira has been on the computer more and more and she told me that she, Lars and Laytin have all become best friend’s and she loved having other Vampire children as friends. She even let it slip that she was going to marry one of them someday. I think it is cute, but Vi and I have talked about it and we are both a little concerned with the increased disagreements between her boys in regards to Elvira, but they are still children we decided to keep an eye on it, but it is still too early to really address something like this.

While chatting with my girls (the other challenge mom’s) and playing around on facebook I found a few Holiday pageants to enter. 

 

The holidays are right around the corner and we as a family thought it would be fun to enter. We got busy and got a tree and decorated it. 

Jury took this picture of me…she is trying her hand out in photography. 


 

 

Well here are our entries. I am still working on figuring out the editing, but I am sure I will eventually get it.

 

After we took our pictures for the completion I made so dinner. I am getting pretty good at this cooking thing.

I left the fire place going overnight and it got so hot that a fire started. My brave Journey and I were able to put it out and no one got hurt. Thank goodness.

Then the routine of life started over again.

Before I knew it Levi had learned all of his skills and was ready to age into a child. We opted for a quite private party.

 

Levi Starr Child: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3466867

What lovely violet eyes he has and such flawless skin. What a handsome boy he turned out to be.

A couple of days later Jury and Journey were ready to age into Young Adults and move out on their own.

 

 

They didn’t want a big party either but they both wanted their dad there. Journey and he are already close, but for some reason Jury and he are not so it touched my heart to take this picture.


 

 

Jury Starr YA: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3470946

Journey Starr YA: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3470948

The day after they moved out Ash and Elvira were ready to be teens. They wanted a big party and Ash insisted that I put Plum Tree on the guest list. I am not sure what that is all about but I knew that he had taken a shine to her at my last pool party.

The party was epic and my Vampire twins are so very beautiful and special. 

 
 

Ash Starr Teen: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3470950

Elvira Starr Teen: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3470949

The two of them quickly got into a routine and after school Elvira was normally found on the phone with one of the Newbie boys and Ash was over at the Tree residence visiting Plum.

With only three children in the house now and all three of them in school during the day I decided that it was time to find the next dad to the challenge. It was difficult jumping back into my challenge because for some reason my heart wasn’t in it anymore. I couldn’t explain for sure what the change was, but also I am not a Sim who just gives up on a whim.

I decided that it was time for Froggie Lilpad to be called up. He had been waiting patiently for me and it was his turn. I called him up and he agreed eagerly to come over after work. It was pretty late when he arrived but I had a nice little surprise waiting for him. I had bought new lingerie especially for him and I had set the mood out by the hot tub. 

 

We took some time for a little chatting. I asked him how his day was and he asked me about my family. Then he asked the unexpected. He just simply asked for a first kiss. He was so cute so I obliged and then we got into the hot tub. 

Our time was fun and relaxing but when it was time for the making of baby 11 he promptly got out of the hot tub and told me that he couldn’t do this after all and headed for home.

I just sat there in puzzlement. After all this time he just bails, he chickens out? I just didn’t understand.

A few days later I had an unexpected visitor, it was the Grinch. He barged into my home without even being asked to come in. He started talking a mile a minute and what he said floored me.

 

The Grinch was created by BUTTONSGINGER and you can download him here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3345331

Grinch: “Ashby Starr, I am here to ask you a favor. I know I am not known to seek out the help of others and frankly I don’t even want to be here, but my time here is not going to last forever and I have decided that I would like an heir to take over my Grouchiness when I am gone.   I don’t relish the idea of making this heir, but I have decided that you would be my best option to have this heir. I can have a child with you and not have to see you again ever and you would raise that child until it is ready to take over my reign. So what say you Ashby Starr?”

I am sure my jaw was on the floor. When I was finally able to talk I asked a question that I don’t think he was expecting. “What if he or she gets the good trait and they don’t want to take over your Grouchiness?” 

He crossed his green arms over his chest and stuck out his chin at me. “I guess we will cross that bridge if it comes up. So what say you Ashby Starr, are you in or out?” 

Despite his nasty tone I decided that I would take him up on his offer. Christmas was approaching fast and the Grinch was a very popular Christmas character. It would be fun to have baby/babies of this nature in the house around Christmas time, because even though he didn’t like it as an adult the Grinch did love Christmas as a youth. 

 

There were no formalities with the Grinch, my children were at school, we went right up to my bedroom and soon the room was filled with the lullaby. He left quickly after that mutter how disgusting I was. 

 

So now I am pregnant with the Grinch’s child/children and I want to take some time to tie up some loose ends. I need to let you all know what happened while I was in Sunset Valley for Violet Newbie’s Birthday party (her blog can be found here: http://asimsstory2010.blogspot.com/2010/09/getting-started-101-babies-challenge.html ).

While there I met this man named Asher, well I met a few new people during this trip to Sunset Valley but that will be saved for a later time, and after a few drinks in me we went back to his house. There we, well let’s just say I am not proud of my actions. However, Asher is a great guy and he was kind and nice and didn’t judge me. I was glad because even though I was ashamed of my behavior it was nice to be with a guy outside my challenge. Well my body didn’t know we weren’t doing the challenge and soon we had a beautiful son named Derrick. The reason he hasn’t been in my blog before this is Asher had begged me to allow him to keep Derrick with him. It was a hard decision for me to make, but finally I felt this would be the best thing. He would be one of my children that didn’t have to be labeled as a 100 challenge baby. Asher emails, calls and writes to me all the time and now that Derrick is a child I get pictures and calls from him as well. I am so proud of the son he has turned out to be and I love him dearly. Asher is a great dad and I am blessed to have both in my life.

I got an email from Mr. Green yesterday and he had gone out to where Raven and her family lived. When he told her who he was and what he wanted she wouldn’t believe him or even talk to him, but I guess Miles finally convinced her to at least hear him out. After he told them his theory and about Harmony she called her brother Kale and he and his wife Crimson came right over. The tale was retold and something seemed to make sense to the twins, but they still needed the proof. DNA tests were done and the results are these two people Raven and Kale Bishop are really Diamond and Onyx Storm. Tears were shed all around and especially when the twins found out they were really triplets and their brother Steel was still missing. 

Mr. Green also explained that is was hard to call his children Raven and Kale, but they had been going by that name longer then their birth names and he would find a way to get use to it. The three of them and their families are now joining the search for Steel and Harmony. I hope someone comes up with something soon.

I also heard from Violet on this subject and Miles had told her that Raven finding her father, or really her father finding her, has really helped her in her therapy and she doesn’t seem as scared now, but they have a long way to go.

I will finish this post later for I must head to the hospital now.

Well I am back home now and I am exhausted but my three beauties are sleeping and I just wanted to take some time before I head to bed to finish this blog and get it posted.

I had another set of triplets…all boys:

 

It appears they all got their father’s pigment. I am excited to have toddlers, A Child and teens in the house for Christmas. I hope that SimClause is good to us all.

Well my friends I must wrap this up. Oddly there is someone at my door at this late hour.

Thank you avid reader for continuing on this journey with Ashby and I even when the blog updates are so far apart. I hope you enjoy the drama and love and excitement I have planned for Ashby and her family. 

I would love to hear from you so post your comments here or on my facebook page you can find me under Ashby Starr.

Until next time……

Jen

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Ashby Starr – Levi & Babies 11,12 & 13

ASHBY STARR’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE

LEVI STARR AND BABIES 11,12 & 13
**REMEMBER THERE IS ADULT CONTENT IN THIS**
IF YOU ARE UNDER 16 MAKE SURE YOU ARE ALLOWED TO READ!

 

Here is my new look? What do you all think? Sheik, old fashioned, perfect? Haha… I think I like it and I really love my hair this way. 

Well life at the Starr’s has been kind of mundane, the same ole’ routine day after day. I am not complaining, well perhaps I am a bit. For an adventurous Sim like me days, weeks, moths or heaven forbid years like this can put us in a rut, a bad mood. I am doing my best not to take my mood out on my kids, but I think they sense something is up. My trip to Bridgeport with Vi Newbie both helped my mood and soured it. It reminded me of what adventures I was missing but at the same time gave me the much needed break from everyday life.

It wasn’t long after the Vampire twins were brought home that it was time to age them into toddlers so that we could get them started in learning their skills. I have to admit that vampire toddlers are much harder than other toddlers. 

 

Ash Starr: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3370525

Elvira Starr: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3370521

Perhaps I am just tired, I don’t know, but the kids are learning their skills very slowly. Even with the help of their older sisters.

Ash is the only boy in the house right now and I have to tell you he is getting spoiled rotten. I wonder if that is why he is being stubborn about learning his skills. His big sisters do everything for him.

 

Sunshine has taken up the piano and she hopes to someday follow in her dad’s footsteps and become a rock star.

It was almost time for the Rock-Star triplets to age into Young Adults, but they asked me if we could hold off on that for just a little bit. They found a Sims Pageant, the Ms. Sim 2010 Pageant, they wanted to enter. Well I should be more specific, Simi and Stella wanted to enter but Sunshine really wasn’t that interested, but she had agreed to do so because her sisters really wanted this to be a triplet boding experience.

I agreed and they were off to the store for new clothes. They wanted my help taking the pictures so I took a headshot of each as well as one of them in their formal wear and their everyday wear. Stella had the hardest time choosing which pictures to use, but when all was decided they set out to drop off their application and participate in the interview. 

I wanted to share their entries but something happened with my computer and those pictures have been deleted. Ugh…stupid computers.

When they got back they told me all about their time away. The three, correction, the two off them (Simi and Stella) were talking a mile minute. Telling me how nice everyone was and that they ran into Violet Newbie and were introduced to her daughter-in-law Raven Newbie. Sunshine seemed distant and distracted. 

When I asked her what was wrong she told me that nothing was wrong, but she had a weird feeling about Vi Newbie’s daughter-in-Law Raven. I asked her to explain and she really couldn’t. She told me that the girl was very nice and she enjoyed talking to her, but there was something about her that was nagging at her. She didn’t know what or why but the feeling was very prominent.  

She then presented me with a picture of the girl.

 

When I asked her where she got it she told me that she had swiped it from the pageant. I was furious at first that one of my children stole something but when I looked at the girl in the photo I too got a weird sensation about her and that something about her seemed “familiar”. 

Her skin tone was unique, even for a Sim, but it was her eyes that spoke to me the most. They had a kindness that I have seen before, but I just couldn’t place where. 

It was time for the Triplets to age into Young Adults and I couldn’t be prouder of them. 


 Simi Starr YA: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3420216

Stella Starr YA: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3420180

Sunshine Starr YA: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3420163

Simi Starr: Once she aged up she was on the computer getting a job with the police force… She wanted to be a super spy.

Stella Starr: She is going to be a great creator of monsters some day. They accepted her in the science career as soon as she made the call.

Sunshine Starr: She is going to follow in her daddies footsteps and become a rock star. She ran out and got a job in the music profession. 

Then my girls were gone and I miss them terribly, but I am very excited to see how they change the Sim world.

 

During their party the Paparazzi showed up taking pictures and watching every move my kids made. I am not sure I like the fact that my town has decided I am a celebrity.  

Once the Rock-Star Girls were moved out and we rested from their party it was time to age up Jury and Journey into teens.


 

 

Jury Starr Teen: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3420183

Journey Starr Teen: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3420186

The following Monday when the girls were at school I finished teaching the vampire twins their skills and decided it was time to age them into children. I know it sounds a bit selfish, but I just needed a little time from kids who needed all my attention. After a breather I knew I would be ready to have the next baby/babies.


 

 

Ash Starr Child: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3443024

Elvira Starr Child: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3443028

While the kids were in school I kept myself busy with my garden and other activities that I had neglected because my children always come first, but I couldn’t get Raven Newbie out of my head. I decided that I would call Vi and ask if she and her youngest at home, Lars and Laytin, wanted to come for a visit. Since the drive is long we decided to make it an overnight visit.

Before Vi and her boys came to visit I got a call from the social worker and they had another little boy that needed to be adopted. He was at the toddler age and his name is Levi.

 

Levi Starr Toddler: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3443026

I told her to bring him to me straight away and soon I was the mother to this sweet little boy.

 

The first time I took Levi to the park paparazzi showed taking pictures. Do I really want this kind of life for my children?

 

 

Lars and Elvira

 

Laytin and Elvira

 

Violet, Lars and Laytin arrived the following Saturday and I was so happy to see my good friend and her beautiful children. Her twins are vampire twins just like Ash and Elvira are. I knew that these four children would get along well and I was right. 

 

While the children played Vi and I took some time to catch up. I told her about Emmett being found and that we (Harmony’s family) were still at a loss as to what happened to Harmony. I showed her this post card I received from Ivy Wakefiled’s sister telling me that Ivy went to China with some of her younger children and they too were missing. I don’t know if this is a coincidence or what is happening. 

Vi told me that she has heard a rumor that Ivy Wakefield had gone missing, but the rumors she was hearing is that she may have met a man in China, but no one really knew the truth. 

I really do hope that is the case and another Challenge mother hasn’t been hurt or taken.

I then told her about Sunshine stealing the picture of Raven and how we both thought that there was something very familiar about her.

She then took some pictures of Miles’ family out and showed them to me:

 

Miles, Raven, Caplin and Fairlight Newbie

Miles Newbie was created by ELMSims3. You can download him here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3268782

 

 She told me about her daughter-in-law:

 

                        Raven and her brother Kale were found on the door steps of an Orphanage in Egypt when they were children. Both of them had no memory of who they were, where they had been, who their family was, nothing. The nuns at the Orphanage are the ones that started to call them Raven and Kale and about a year later a nice family, the Bishop family, wanted to adopt them. 

                        Raven and Miles met in Egypt when he was there for work and it was love at first sight. When it was time for Miles to move to his next job he was reluctant to go because he couldn’t bear to leave Raven. He hastily ran out and bought a ring, but it paid off when she accepted his ring and replied with “What took you so long?” They were quickly married after that in an intimate wedding. 

                        When the wedding was over Miles was suppose to be off to his next assignment, but he knew that Raven was a bit worried about moving around so he quit his job and decided wherever Raven goes he was there too. They decided to move to Sunset Valley to be closer to his family and oddly enough her brother Kale and his wife moved to Sunset Valley. 

                        The lovely couple now has two beautiful children, Caplin and Fairlight and the only thing that seems to be wrong with their marriage is that fact that Raven is afraid of intimacy. It seems now that the romance of a new relationship has calmed down and they are settled into a family routine Raven doesn’t want to get intimate with Miles unless they are trying for another child. She is even timid about holding his hand and having him drape his arms on her shoulders. Miles has been confiding in his mom with this and he also told her that Raven is in therapy, her choice, for this. She has been under hypnosis a few times and whatever happened to her before she was “found” is what caused her anxiety. 

            The two of them love each other and they are going to work through this, but she is frustrated that she can’t remember what happened to her and he is frustrated that he can’t help her.

Everyone had a wonderful visit and just as fast as our get together started it ended, this was a sad thing all around. It seems that the vampire children really bonded and they didn’t want to leave each other. Again I find myself having to clarify; Elvira and Violet’s two boys have bonded.  Ash, which got the evil gene tended to torment the other two boys and they aren’t that fond of him. I think Ash prefers it that way, but it does break a mother’s heart to see her child isolated on his own free will.

Our families bid each other a farewell with promises of future visits and Vi promised that she would call as soon as they got home.

I have a feeling that something more was formed while the Newbie’s and the Starr’s were together because not more than five minutes after Violet pulled out of the driveway Elvira got a text and as she read it giggling she quickly left the room. I decided not to address this now for it can’t be more than a little crush, right?

I had the picture of Raven Newbie and I just couldn’t get the fact that her past, as Violet had told me, is so vague and that she just looked familiar to me out of my mind. The only other person I knew that had the same color skin as she did was Mr. Green. With picture in hand I decided to visit him.

 

We had a great catch up session and when I showed him the picture of Raven his breath caught into his throat, the pictures fluttered from his hands and he muttered the name, “Diamond.”

Me: “What are you saying?”

Mr. Green: “That is my little girl Diamond Storm. I’m sure of it.” 

Me: “How can you be so sure?” But I knew how he could be sure. Just as I was sure I had seen the kindness in those eyes before. That look in the picture was a look Harmony had given in so many of her pictures. As soon as he has said her name I had felt in my heart that he was right.

Mr. Green:  “Ashby, don’t tell me she doesn’t look familiar. She has her mother’s expression and my skin and eyes. This is my daughter. Do you know where I can find her?” 

I gave him all the information I knew and he quickly excused himself with a promise that he would let me know the outcome. 

When I got home I had the feeling of thankfulness. I was thankful that I knew where all my children were and that they were safe. I couldn’t imagine being in Mr. Green’s position. His children; Diamond, Onyx and Steel, had disappeared years ago along with their mother. There had been no word about any of them or from any of them, and now to think that one of them was alive with a family of their own and you had no participation with your grandkids and your child’s life. I felt like crying; crying for Harmony, for her children and for the father’s of the missing children; Mr. Green and Lady Guy and even for Malakai Rose. Even though he has found his son he missed out on so much and Emmett doesn’t remember anything that has happened to him or who he is really. He doesn’t remember his mother or his missing siblings and even though the siblings that are left in Twinbrook have gone to visit him he doesn’t remember them and to me that is heartbreaking. 

I didn’t want to break down in front of my kids so I locked myself in the den and logged onto the computer. I pulled up my email and immediately a smile broke out on my face. I had an email from someone who could always make me feel better. The thankfulness overtook me again and I was thankful for him, my children and this challenge. I was getting ready to reply to his kind words when I got an instant message from him. We spent the next couple of hours chatting and then Levi needed me. I bid my friend farewell and with a smile that wouldn’t quit I climbed the stairs to my little boy.

 

I have noticed that Elvira has been on the computer more and more and she told me that she, Lars and Laytin have all become best friend’s and she loved having other Vampire children as friends. She even let it slip that she was going to marry one of them someday. I think it is cute, but Vi and I have talked about it and we are both a little concerned with the increased disagreements between her boys in regards to Elvira, but they are still children we decided to keep an eye on it, but it is still too early to really address something like this.

While chatting with my girls (the other challenge mom’s) and playing around on facebook I found a few Holiday pageants to enter. 

 

The holidays are right around the corner and we as a family thought it would be fun to enter. We got busy and got a tree and decorated it. 

Jury took this picture of me…she is trying her hand out in photography. 


 

 

Well here are our entries. I am still working on figuring out the editing, but I am sure I will eventually get it.

 

After we took our pictures for the completion I made so dinner. I am getting pretty good at this cooking thing.

I left the fire place going overnight and it got so hot that a fire started. My brave Journey and I were able to put it out and no one got hurt. Thank goodness.

Then the routine of life started over again.

Before I knew it Levi had learned all of his skills and was ready to age into a child. We opted for a quite private party.

 

Levi Starr Child: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3466867

What lovely violet eyes he has and such flawless skin. What a handsome boy he turned out to be.

A couple of days later Jury and Journey were ready to age into Young Adults and move out on their own.

 

 

They didn’t want a big party either but they both wanted their dad there. Journey and he are already close, but for some reason Jury and he are not so it touched my heart to take this picture.


 

 

Jury Starr YA: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3470946

Journey Starr YA: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3470948

The day after they moved out Ash and Elvira were ready to be teens. They wanted a big party and Ash insisted that I put Plum Tree on the guest list. I am not sure what that is all about but I knew that he had taken a shine to her at my last pool party.

The party was epic and my Vampire twins are so very beautiful and special. 

 
 

Ash Starr Teen: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3470950

Elvira Starr Teen: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3470949

The two of them quickly got into a routine and after school Elvira was normally found on the phone with one of the Newbie boys and Ash was over at the Tree residence visiting Plum.

With only three children in the house now and all three of them in school during the day I decided that it was time to find the next dad to the challenge. It was difficult jumping back into my challenge because for some reason my heart wasn’t in it anymore. I couldn’t explain for sure what the change was, but also I am not a Sim who just gives up on a whim.

I decided that it was time for Froggie Lilpad to be called up. He had been waiting patiently for me and it was his turn. I called him up and he agreed eagerly to come over after work. It was pretty late when he arrived but I had a nice little surprise waiting for him. I had bought new lingerie especially for him and I had set the mood out by the hot tub. 

 

We took some time for a little chatting. I asked him how his day was and he asked me about my family. Then he asked the unexpected. He just simply asked for a first kiss. He was so cute so I obliged and then we got into the hot tub. 

Our time was fun and relaxing but when it was time for the making of baby 11 he promptly got out of the hot tub and told me that he couldn’t do this after all and headed for home.

I just sat there in puzzlement. After all this time he just bails, he chickens out? I just didn’t understand.

A few days later I had an unexpected visitor, it was the Grinch. He barged into my home without even being asked to come in. He started talking a mile a minute and what he said floored me.

 

The Grinch was created by BUTTONSGINGER and you can download him here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3345331

Grinch: “Ashby Starr, I am here to ask you a favor. I know I am not known to seek out the help of others and frankly I don’t even want to be here, but my time here is not going to last forever and I have decided that I would like an heir to take over my Grouchiness when I am gone.   I don’t relish the idea of making this heir, but I have decided that you would be my best option to have this heir. I can have a child with you and not have to see you again ever and you would raise that child until it is ready to take over my reign. So what say you Ashby Starr?”

I am sure my jaw was on the floor. When I was finally able to talk I asked a question that I don’t think he was expecting. “What if he or she gets the good trait and they don’t want to take over your Grouchiness?” 

He crossed his green arms over his chest and stuck out his chin at me. “I guess we will cross that bridge if it comes up. So what say you Ashby Starr, are you in or out?” 

Despite his nasty tone I decided that I would take him up on his offer. Christmas was approaching fast and the Grinch was a very popular Christmas character. It would be fun to have baby/babies of this nature in the house around Christmas time, because even though he didn’t like it as an adult the Grinch did love Christmas as a youth. 

 

There were no formalities with the Grinch, my children were at school, we went right up to my bedroom and soon the room was filled with the lullaby. He left quickly after that mutter how disgusting I was. 

 

So now I am pregnant with the Grinch’s child/children and I want to take some time to tie up some loose ends. I need to let you all know what happened while I was in Sunset Valley for Violet Newbie’s Birthday party (her blog can be found here: http://asimsstory2010.blogspot.com/2010/09/getting-started-101-babies-challenge.html ).

While there I met this man named Asher, well I met a few new people during this trip to Sunset Valley but that will be saved for a later time, and after a few drinks in me we went back to his house. There we, well let’s just say I am not proud of my actions. However, Asher is a great guy and he was kind and nice and didn’t judge me. I was glad because even though I was ashamed of my behavior it was nice to be with a guy outside my challenge. Well my body didn’t know we weren’t doing the challenge and soon we had a beautiful son named Derrick. The reason he hasn’t been in my blog before this is Asher had begged me to allow him to keep Derrick with him. It was a hard decision for me to make, but finally I felt this would be the best thing. He would be one of my children that didn’t have to be labeled as a 100 challenge baby. Asher emails, calls and writes to me all the time and now that Derrick is a child I get pictures and calls from him as well. I am so proud of the son he has turned out to be and I love him dearly. Asher is a great dad and I am blessed to have both in my life.

I got an email from Mr. Green yesterday and he had gone out to where Raven and her family lived. When he told her who he was and what he wanted she wouldn’t believe him or even talk to him, but I guess Miles finally convinced her to at least hear him out. After he told them his theory and about Harmony she called her brother Kale and he and his wife Crimson came right over. The tale was retold and something seemed to make sense to the twins, but they still needed the proof. DNA tests were done and the results are these two people Raven and Kale Bishop are really Diamond and Onyx Storm. Tears were shed all around and especially when the twins found out they were really triplets and their brother Steel was still missing. 

Mr. Green also explained that is was hard to call his children Raven and Kale, but they had been going by that name longer then their birth names and he would find a way to get use to it. The three of them and their families are now joining the search for Steel and Harmony. I hope someone comes up with something soon.

I also heard from Violet on this subject and Miles had told her that Raven finding her father, or really her father finding her, has really helped her in her therapy and she doesn’t seem as scared now, but they have a long way to go.

I will finish this post later for I must head to the hospital now.

Well I am back home now and I am exhausted but my three beauties are sleeping and I just wanted to take some time before I head to bed to finish this blog and get it posted.

I had another set of triplets…all boys:

 

It appears they all got their father’s pigment. I am excited to have toddlers, A Child and teens in the house for Christmas. I hope that SimClause is good to us all.

Well my friends I must wrap this up. Oddly there is someone at my door at this late hour.

Thank you avid reader for continuing on this journey with Ashby and I even when the blog updates are so far apart. I hope you enjoy the drama and love and excitement I have planned for Ashby and her family. 

I would love to hear from you so post your comments here or on my facebook page you can find me under Ashby Starr.

Until next time……

Jen