Wednesday, August 31, 2011


This is not story related, something I'm trying to get away from on this blog, but not everyone follows my behind the scenes blog.......I'm still around and waaaaay behind on my blog reading :(. I also have not had the time to play to create a new update which I hate because I'm so excited about the new alien baby, who I haven't even seen yet myself!!! The beginning of the semester is always rough and this is my second to last semester of classes before 750 hours of internship so my classes are a bit more time consuming, i.e. consultations with counselors, program planning, honor society meetings; it's all really one big headache! But I see a light at the end of the tunnel and I should be able to get some play time in and have a new post by the end of the week. It's strange to go from posting almost every other day, to barely having time to read everyone else's great blogs! But that's part of being an adult right? I mean, I can't disregard all these things and shut the world out and play the sims for a few days.......can I? Nah, probably not a good idea :). Anyway, I'm still here and so is LaQuest Beach and hopefully we can return to our regularly scheduled program soon :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ordinary People

Round 8 - May 2041
Last update/ Next update
Tanner & Keisha Knowles are 52, Kali is 13 (Kevin & Kinsley Knowles are 34, Ryan is 8, Ricki is 7, Kenny & Kayla Coners are 26, Liam is 1)

We're just ordinary people, 
We don't know which way to go,
Cause we're ordinary people
Maybe we should take it slow
John Legend

Kali was glad that the summer months were finally upon LaQuest Beach. Now she had three months to fill with fun, sun, and hopefully quite a bit of Carl Faulkner......

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Life Starts Now

Round 8 - April 2041 - LBU/BTU
Caleb Henderson, Ginger Newson, Ricky Cormier, Meadow Thayer, and Kimberly Jackson are 20, Joss Willis is 3 months

'Cause life starts now,
You've done all the things that could kill you somehow,
And you're so far down,
But you will survive it somehow,
because life starts now
Three Days Grace

Caleb was glad that things were going well for he and Ginger. With all the craziness that was surrounding their friends, it was nice to be stable. Meadow and Ricky served as cautionary tales of what not to do!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to Ya!

Round 8 - April 2041

Gretchen still had trouble believing she was pregnant. What were the odds?! They definitely had not been trying. Oh, she had wanted her own kids, but she thought it would have been smarter for them to wait a bit. They already had 4 kids running around the house.......but sometimes life didn't want to wait on your plans........

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Leave Out All the Rest

Round 8 - March 2041
Derick Pace is 48, Charity is 33, Jordyn is 2 (Charday Martin is 53)

When my time comes, forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some reason to be missed,
Don't resent me when you're feeling empty, keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest, leave out all the rest
Linkin Park

It took him a while to get here, to grow up. But now he was a husband and a father and it was time to make some grown man decisions where his family was concerned. Which meant that his days of money laundering were coming to a close. He had made his money, bought a nice home, and was ready to settle down in the life of the new Derick Pace: Husband, father, and club owner.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mellow Metal Album Cover

I suppose this would be better suited for the babble blog, but since I mentioned their upcoming album in their update, here you go :).

I see their song "Bittersweet" being about their road to being famous and all the ups and downs of it. So a picture of them waiting for their  bus was fitting :)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Half Crazy

Round 8 - March 2041
Last update/ Next update
Slade Willis and Brian Johnson are 26 (Joss Willis is 2 months old, Mindi Mason, Kenny Coners, Kayla Coners, Tippy Dean, Casey Addler, and Joanna King are 26)

And my mind's gone half crazy, cuz I can't leave you alone
And I'm wondering if it's worth me holding on
Said my mind's gone half crazy, cuz I can't leave you alone
And I'm wondering if it's worth me holding on
Musiq Soulchild

Slade couldn't believe that he had a crib in his bedroom......totally not how he pictured his bachelor pad when he bought the place. He still had trouble all seemed so surreal. But Joss was here and he was a father.......

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Schoolyard Antics

Round 8 - February 2041 - LBE
Principal: Lorelai Ellison; Teachers: Taesha Foster, Lily Phillippine; Kindergarten: Vanya de Muse, Hunter Picaso, Ethan White, Evan White; Grade 2: Aidan Brown, Hayden Brown, Ryder Phillippine, Rainie Phillippine, Alex Gray, Ricki Knowles; Grade 3: Ryan Knowles, Connor Gray, Garrett Newson, Georgia Newson; Grade 4: Gabriella Newson, Javion Carr; Grade 6: Kayden Carr, Gallagher Newson

Taesha was so excited that they had gotten another teacher for the school. Her class load was huge and she couldn't wait until it became a bit smaller. She knew that it was selfish, but her daughter Lyria would be starting school next year and she wanted to be able to spend time with her. The way it stood currently, she could barely keep the kids from destroying the classroom!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Dead and Gone

Round 8 - February 2041
Next update
Clarence and Lily Phillippine are 32, Ryder and Rainie are 7

Oh, I've been traveling on this road too long
Just trying to find my way back home
The old me is dead and gone, dead and gone
T.I. ft. Justin Timberlake

Clarence Phillippine was a very complex man. At least that's what his wife Lily said. He knew that she didn't understand how he could go from a gearhead, motorcycle lover to farmer John in one fell swoop. He really couldn't explain it himself. But he had always had dreams of owning a farm. It was a dream he kept to himself, as this want didn't mesh very well with his persona. But the dream was still there, tucked away in a corner of his soul, awaiting the day when he would get the courage to try to make that dream a reality. And that day was today.........