I am taking a break.

After much debate and some soul searching I need to back off the site and all that goes with it.

I was using The Sims as an escape from things I really needed to deal with but wanted to ignore instead.  I got too involved with the site and took on too much so that I didn’t have to work through some things.

I am leaving for a month.  I need to clear my head, get my shit together, and come back with a clear mind.  I will not be playing the game, I will not be updating my legacy, I will not be going into chats, and I will not be writing any articles.

I will however answer your technical questions about the sims, wordpress, and other various issues.  I will also stay up-to-date on the legacy blogs that I currently follow.

The legacy deadline has been extended until May 12th.  I have that responsibility and I will award the prizes at the deadline.  I just need to get through my final exams before I can focus on that.

In the meantime, if you need to reach me, please do so via email:

You may also email me at that address if you would like access to my personal blog which I will be focusing my time on during my month away from TS3.com.

Thank you for your support and patience.  You are all wonderful friends.


This past weekend was an awesome time for bloopers.  Enjoy!

Don’t let the door hit you in the…face?


Garret really respects Mollie’s opinion.

I really don’t know what was going on with his face all weekend.

This is just awesome because she really looks like she is doing battle with the shower.

Toddlers are gross.

Excuse me, Liv, but I am about to be taken over by a demon.  BRB!

This is the wrong way to upgrade a toilet.

Yep.  Definitely wrong.  Hammers probably shouldn’t even enter the toilet upgrade equation at all.

Thanks for reading!  Regular chapters will resume on Monday.  Have a great weekend!

Chapter 2.12

Things were really going well for us all of a sudden!

Garrett was getting some fantastic interviews.  Granted, it was just my mom but the article about her was a hit!

Believe it or not, people were buying my photos!  I did a series on mystical architecture that sold for $5,000!

With all the money we were bring in we decided to renovate the house a bit.  I got an updated office.

We painted and bought new furniture for the bedroom.

Finally, we updated the ugly walls in Garrett’s study.  We also put new siding on the house.

I decided to get a makeover with some of my earnings.  I had recently gotten a haircut and I wanted some clothes to match.  I left the twins with Garrett’s mom and off I went.

At least all those nights at the gym kept the baby pounds at off.

Yeah…I was still a hot woman in a mom’s body!  I just needed some clothes to match.

Garrett was already home when I returned.

“Oh…you look…nice.”

“Just nice?”

“Well, you look so pretty it makes thinking difficult.”

“Hmm…well, I’m going to go check on the girls and then maybe you can see the “other” new clothes that I bought.”

“How did I get so lucky?  More importantly, how did I convince you to marry me?”

“I’ll meet you upstairs.”

For as sweet as little Olivia is, she seems to enjoy biting the head of her toy dolls and waving them around in her mouth like some sort of deranged dog.

Penny was busy practicing her magic.  She doesn’t have great control over it yet so each time her robot disappears she always looks surprised.

She is always equally thrilled when the robot returns.

“The girls are fine.”

“You are FINE!”

“You’re an idiot.  Just kiss me.”

You know, I could get used to the idea of another baby before too long.

Chapter 2.11

Toddlers were so much easier than babies!  It didn’t take long for us to get into a routine.

Garrett and I woke up before the girls.

We got ready for the day.  He was back at work again now.

He’s super hard on himself.  I always love his work but he is always editing!  Even before he leaves for work he’s working on his articles.

I get the girls ready for the day.  Waking up is difficult!

Liv is super sweet but she loves her sleep.  And with such a loud sister Liv is up late.

Thank goodness they have the potty training down!

After pottying, baths, and dressing they get a little bit of playtime in their playpen.

I start their breakfast and see Garrett off to work.

Then it is Penny’s favorite time of the day: breakfast!

After breakfast there is more play time.  We may have made the mistake of buying too many toys.

I work on contacting potential photography clients while they play.  Then…Daddy comes home!

He helps with the cleaning while I make dinner.  Seriously, how is it possible that two incredibly sweet, adorable girls can be so messy!?

Since it is so nice out this summer we usually spend the evening outside.  Sometimes Daddy even puts on a fireworks show!

After some playtime we come back in to potty and change into pajamas.

Each girl gets to pick out a story to read with Daddy.  Liv likes stories about princesses and castles.

Penny likes to read about witches and dragons.  She puts on a brave face but I can tell she gets a little scared.

Then it’s time for bed!  Penny is always a little reluctant to go down after her story.

I don’t know what I am going to do when they don’t need me as much.  Childhood is fast approaching!