Thank You!

Dear Readers,

Chapter 72 marked the 100th post here on Eternally Yours.   As I prepare to finish out Mollie’s part in this saga and move on the the next generation I am filled with many emotions.  Gratitude for you, my readers, is at the top of my list.

This has been a very important project to me over the past year.  My personal blog, which  has been around since 2010, has fewer posts than this legacy.  Writing this story has sparked a creativity that was snuffed out years ago.  I just needed a boost to get the juices flowing again and now here we are nearly 80 chapters later.

My readers have stood by me through thick and thin.  You’ve dealt with my disappearances, my whining, my writer’s block.  You’ve helped me stand again after my surgeries, the death of my grandmother, and changing colleges and majors.  You’ve listened, you’ve cheered, and you’ve mourned with me.

Most of all you’ve been my friends.  For that I am forever grateful.

Please join me on a walk down memory lane as I take a moment to remember the Lox family and the Hanks family.

It’s a long walk but scrolling to the bottom is worth it!  The last picture is of the young adult Penny and Olivia.  Also if you leave your Sims 3 screen name and a link to your wishlist you will be gifted an item (up to 100 simpoints) from your wishlist.

And the big reveal…

So, there you have it.  The Lox-Hanks legacy through the years.  I appreciate you sticking around for this walk of remembrance.  There will be an official birthday post in the coming days.

Remember to leave your Sims 3 screen name and a link to your wishlist in the comments and you will receive a gift from your wishlist (up to 100 simpoints).

Thank you again for all your support and friendship.  I hope you will stick around for the next generation.

Cheers,

SweetPoyzin

Chapter 2.19

NOTE: This chapter is a bit short and disjointed.  I thought I had all the photos I needed…but I missed some key images!  Sorry about that!

My baby brother is getting married today!

Oliver is marrying the beautiful Lanya and I get  to be the photographer for the wedding!

The ceremony was really wonderful!  I missed some of it because I was so busy with my camera but I loved what I saw!

My brother made some funny speech before cutting the cake.  I don’t think out cake was as yummy as theirs!

After I finished the photos, Garrett and I danced the night away.  His moves still leave a lot to be desired!

My girls hung out with Auntie Colleen.  Penny is not a fan of cake but she really looked envious of Colleen’s food.

Ollie and Lanya bought a bigger house near the center of town.

I was excited to see so many of my photos displayed in their home.

I think little Paco is most excited about the new yard and space though!

NOTE: Again, I apologize.  This chapter sucks at best!

Chapter 1.40

Finally the big day arrived for Mollie and Garrett.

Garrett was ready early.  He didn’t seem nervous at all the little scamp!

Victor took Garrett to the venue while I stayed at the house with Mollie to help her get ready.

After making sure Victor was ok to drive after his ridiculous night of partying I went to help my daughter get ready.  I found Mollie giving herself a pep talk in the mirror.

“You can do it.  You’re gonna get married.  You’re not gonna puke in Garrett’s face.  You’re gonna be fine.”

“Oh, Honey, you will be just fine.”

“I love you, Mommy.”

“Ready, Honey?”

“Yeah.  Let’s do this!”

I couldn’t help but take one last look in the mirror before driving Mollie to the church.  Was I ready for this?

“MOOOOOOOOOM!  I’m gonna be late for my own wedding!”

I guess I don’t have a choice!

“Mollie, you look wonderful.  Garrett is a lucky man.  Don’t let him forget it, kiddo.  And you can always come home if you decide he’s a jerk.”

“Thanks, Daddy.  Are you ready?”

“No, but you are.  Go get married.  GARRETT YOU BE GOOD TO HER!”

“Sir, yes, sir!”

After the ceremony I couldn’t help but be amazed at how grown up my beautiful daughter had gotten.

Cutting the cake seemed insignificant  to Mollie and Garrett.  They did it because it was tradition then snuck off to dance alone upstairs.

That’s how I found them.  Dancing together, lost to the world around them.  They were so lost in each other that I couldn’t help but watch in amazement.  I knew that my part in Mollie’s life was over.  Not entirely of course but now she would be on her own and I would take a backseat role.  I’m ok with that.  She will be just fine.

Author’s Note: This is the end of Generation 1.  Lydia and Victor will now just be minor characters in the story.  Mollie and Garrett will take over as Generation 2.  I hope you will stay on for Generation 2 and the story of Mollie.

Chapter 1.39

Mollie and I had been spending a lot of time together in the car.  Between dress fittings, cake testings, and checking out reception venues I felt like we pretty much lived in that stupid car!

A week before the wedding Mollie and I went for her final dress fitting.  I also got a makeover as Mother of the Bride.

So much was going on that things got kinda jumbled in that last week.  Oliver was packing for Art School and Mollie’s friend Dannette talked her into having a bachelorette party the night before the wedding.

Of course the men were not allowed but before going out on their own Garrett got Mollie good.

Being the wild women that we are…we played dominoes for most of the night.  Then Kia wanted to give a toast.

“Alright, alright.  Quiet down.  I have known Mollie since she was just a toddler. She and Garrett grew up together.  Actually, Garrett had a lot of her lovely, pink hand-me-downs.  That was a special time in his life.  Anyway…Mollie you have grown into a wonderful, intelligent, beautiful, outspoken young woman.”

“I am so glad that Garrett chose you to be his wife.  I cannot wait to welcome you officially into my family, even though you have been an honorary member since the day we met.”

“CONGRATULATIONS”

I swear to you there is so much fizzy nectar in my carpet it will be sticky for the next 70 years.

As I stood there watching my best friend and my daughter and my daughter’s best friend I was in awe at how much love there was in our life.  I was infinitely happy at that moment and knew life would be wonderful no matter what came our way.

The boys were at The Toadstool getting a little drunk.  Victor was completely unprepared to marry off his daughter the next morning.  Lucky for Garrett, Vic was feeling talkative.

“Now, Garrett, my daughter wants to be an astronaut.  She got a technology degree so she could join the army and do just that.”

“I know, sir.  I was there with her.”

“Shhh…I’m speaking.  Now I know you two are all doing the hanky-panky already.”

“DAD!  YOU ARE MAKING THIS SUPER AWKWARD FOR EVERYONE!”

“Oliver…shhh…the men are speaking.”

“I am so ignoring you now, dad.”

“Anyway, Garry…if you get my daughter pregnant you better be ready to raise some kids cuz she’s gonna be an assronaut.  I dun care wat you want…she’s gonna go to the moon.  MmmKay?

“Yep.  Yes, sir, Mr. Lox.  Why don’t I drive you home now?”

“Oookie dokie.”

“Ya know, hunny…you look tasty enough to eat in that dress and you smell like fizzy nectar.”

“I think you have had enough nectar, Vic.  Go to sleep.  You are gonna be miserable enough tomorrow with the wedding.  You need to head off the hangover before we get there.”

“Ookie dokie.  Night night.

All in all the day was a success.

Chapter 1.5

After several months of planning the big day finally arrived!

I told Victor I would meet him at the wedding venue.  Then I ran off to the salon to get my makeover.  Marigold was my maid-of-honor and she helped me with my dress, hair, and make-up.  My alchemy business is still not doing too well so this wedding is on the cheap.

When I was ready, Marigold drove me to the Wedding Chapel Extravagana.  You can tell Victor and I stand out even here in Moonlight Falls.  We have the only colorful cars.

We decided to do a viewing before the wedding.  I wanted to have a close-up reaction when Victor saw me for the first time.

Yeah…totally worth it.  I have to admit…I looked way more beautiful that I ever thought possible.

“Liddy…you look…wow.  Liddy…you know you can still back out.  I am not going to make you marry me if you really don’t want to do it.  I won’t hate you.  We can wait until you are ready.”

“Oh, Vic shush.  Everything is already paid for so we have to go through with it. Of course I want to marry you.  Now get under that wedding arch!”

And so it happened.  I got married.

When Victor put that ring on my finger though…I knew this was right.  I knew he was the only one I ever wanted to be with…forever.

It was an incredible moment.  Good thing we had to kiss because I was totally speechless.

Victor gave a silly speech and then cut the wedding cake.  A couple people peed on themselves…but that seems to be a tradition here in Moonlight Falls.  We just went along with it.

For our first dance we chose Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.”  Cheesey, I know.  But, it was perfect.  We are kinda cheesy anyway.

“Hey, Liddy…let’s blow this popsicle stand.  You look too good to be true.  You should probably take off your clothes so I can make sure you are real…”

“Victor!  Shut up!  And what the heck kinda pickup line is that?”

“I really don’t know.  You are just so beautiful that my brain don’t work so good anymore.  So we better leave before I make a fool of myself.”

We left our own reception early.  The guests didn’t seem to mind.  I’m sure they all knew where we were going on our wedding night anyway.