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The cooke legacy 15

  1. 1. The Cooke Legacy: Chapter Fifteen – Tori & Felix: Home Sweet Home A joint legacy between ilovereecee & meadowthayer
  2. 2. <ul><li>This is me and my beautiful girlfriend Tori Goss. In case you don’t remember, my name is Felix Cooke and I’m the generation F heir to my family’s legacy! As you can plainly see, Tori and I are very excited to be moving back in with my parents, Eddison and Sierra. Now that we’re out of college we can get our dream careers and start our lives together. It is all very exciting! </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>I realize I haven’t really told you much about Tori, so here is all her dirty laundry: My gorgeous lady is a Fortune/Family aspiration combination with the lifetime want to Become a City Planner! She has a pretty mellow personality with 4/7/8/3/3. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>While Tori and I are getting changed into our new threads upstairs I’ll reintroduce you to my parents. My father Eddison was the generation E heir and his wife Sierra is my loving mother. They, like Tori and I, are a very passionate couple. They always want to kiss and woohoo each other. I’ll give you one guess at their aspirations. . . here’s a hint, it starts with a “R” and ends with a “omance”. If you said romance, that’s right! </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>While my parents are finishing their business in their bedroom here’s a peek at what Tori and I look like after our makeovers. Tori is smoking hot, right!? I’m luck to have found such a gorgeous woman in college. I really liked my clothes from college and I can still fit into them, so I’m recycling that outfit as an adult now. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Tori and I decided not to start trying for a baby right away. We want to get settled in our dream careers before we welcome any children to the family. Although we decided to wait on kids, we still would like to hear the patter of little feet – er, paws – in the house! So I took my gorgeous girl down to the local pet shop and we adopted two dogs. Turtle, the small male pug, and Dolly, the large female Collie, became our babies that day. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Even though we didn’t want to start trying for a baby right away, that didn’t mean we couldn’t take steps forward in our relationship just yet. </li></ul><ul><li>I decided there was no better time or place – okay, there could have been a better place other than the pet shop – to propose to Tori. She was caught off guard, but completely happy and she accepted my marriage proposal :) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>In addition to the shiny new ring on Tori’s finger, the fact that we couldn’t stop kissing and caressing each other let everyone in the pet shop know that we were more in love now than ever. In front of the sims, dogs and cats I planted a big wet one on my fiancée. I’m so happy that things are going so perfectly with our relationship. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>When we got home we got </li></ul><ul><li>to really see our dogs </li></ul><ul><li>personalities. Turtle </li></ul><ul><li>already thinks he’s king of </li></ul><ul><li>the house! He’s always </li></ul><ul><li>sitting on the furniture. </li></ul><ul><li>Dolly is a tad bit more laid </li></ul><ul><li>back. So far she lays inside </li></ul><ul><li>and chews the bone on the </li></ul><ul><li>floor or relaxes by scratching </li></ul><ul><li>her ears every once in a </li></ul><ul><li>while. She’ll make a great </li></ul><ul><li>dog, I can already tell! </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>In the time that Turtle and Dolly were getting used to their new home, Tori and I decided we wanted a small, quick wedding to tie the knot to each other. With my father Eddison and my mother Sierra, who decided to make it a casual event, watched on, Tori and I said out “I do’s”. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Even though I didn’t get to celebrate my wedding with all of my siblings, it was still a fantastic wedding. I liked the intimate feel of having just Tori and I standing under the alter. There was no pressure for it to go perfectly with just my parents watching. Although, the wedding did go perfectly and Tori and I are now Mr. and Mrs. Felix Cooke! </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>I think maybe Tori and I should have waited a little while longer before getting hitched. Post-wedding, my mom Sierra went into total baby mode! She went out and bought a toy making station and immediately started making things for her future grandchildren from Tori and I. Just a little weird! </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>I’m more than thrilled to see that my pets are getting along well. Turtle and Dolly are practically best friends already. They’re always playing and sniffing each other. I’ve heard that some families have to deal with pet rivalry, but not in this house! Maybe one day Dolly and Turtle will have a few puppies of their own :) </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>My parent’s, who met in college ages ago, were turning into elders the day after Tori and I wed. Even though I was excited to witness my parents both turning the ripe old age of sixty, I still was thinking of my wonderful wedding to Tori during the party. </li></ul><ul><li>My parents gracefully aged into silver haired elders. That didn’t stop them from acting as if they were still in their twenties later that night though ;) </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Dad had the lifetime want to reach the top of the athletic career. He achieved his goal and became a face in the hall of fame the day after he turned into an elder. It’s kind of weird thinking that my dear old dad is now a famous athlete. I hope we don’t get crazy fans stalking the house now ;) </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>I couldn’t have picked better pets to adopt if I tried! Turtle and Dolly are the perfect family dogs. Turtle still is the more active of the two, always running around the home, chewing his bone and being playful in general. Dolly still enjoys getting her six naps a day in the many pet beds laying around our house. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>It took a good while, but Tori finally found her desired career that will lead to the completion of her lifetime want to become a city planner. The architecture career sure took long enough to show up, but better late than never, right? </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Now that Tori has found </li></ul><ul><li>her dream career, we can </li></ul><ul><li>start trying to conceive our </li></ul><ul><li>very first child together! </li></ul><ul><li>We surely didn’t waste any </li></ul><ul><li>time after Tori found her job. </li></ul><ul><li>That very night we started </li></ul><ul><li>trying for a baby. My mom </li></ul><ul><li>sure will be happy to hear </li></ul><ul><li>that she’ll have another </li></ul><ul><li>grandbaby soon! </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Tori and I were very lucky to become pregnant so quickly once we started trying. Soon enough the symptoms of having a bun in the oven started to show. Tori began to eat all of the time! Literally, she couldn’t wait until meals were ready throughout the day. She was always munching on something or stuffing her face in the fridge. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Carrying a tiny baby was not all fun and games for my wife though. Tori had horrible morning sickness. And I don’t know why they call it morning sickness. Tori is constantly puking at all hours of the morning, afternoon and night. We can’t keep a clean toilet in the house! </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Pregnancy got to be a little more fun for Tori when her belly began to show! Having that little round baby bump sure got everyone in the house excited. It made our unborn child seem more real, I guess. Since Tori was on maternity leave she was able to skill for her job. . . whenever she wasn’t eating or throwing up that is! </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>It’s nice to have Turtle and Dolly trained to use the bathroom outside, but the whole purpose of not making a mess is defeated when stay dogs decide to roll in my pet’s urine on the porch! </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Now that Tori’s belly is getting bigger and bigger my mom is growing more excited by the hour. She’s cranking out toys for her next grandchild like there is no tomorrow and not a day goes by that Tori’s stomach doesn’t get talked to, kissed or rubbed by my mother. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Turtle and Dolly have gotten along well since the day we brought them home. I’m happy to see that they are trying for a puppy! Now Tori won’t be the only pregnant one in the house. Dolly and Turtle are now expecting their own litter of pups. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>While Dolly was just beginning her pregnancy, Tori’s was ending! While going down for a midnight snack, my wife went into labor. Of course my mother was there to help her bring our precious daughter into the world. I wasn’t there for the birth because I was at work, so Tori named our tiny infant alone. Her name is Gia. And she’s perfect! </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Tori didn’t waste any time going back to work after giving birth. I wished she would have gotten a little rest and relaxation after exhausting her body during labor, but she insisted she was ready to start climbing the career ladder. I guess she was because she came home from her very first day at work with a promotion and a nice big raise! </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Both Tori and I are extremely lucky to have my parents here to help us with our newborn. Since we both work it is up to my mom Sierra and my dad Eddison to look after my darling daughter. Of course mom is tickled pink about it all and hardly lets Gia out of her arms. This leaves dad to do all of the cleaning, cooking, gardening and of course to look after Tori and mine’s first babies – Turtle and Dolly. </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>I do have regrets sometimes </li></ul><ul><li>that I am not home every </li></ul><ul><li>day to see my daughter all </li></ul><ul><li>of the time, but I know I’m </li></ul><ul><li>doing the right thing! Tori </li></ul><ul><li>and I both have career </li></ul><ul><li>related lifetime wants and, </li></ul><ul><li>in my opinion, in order to be </li></ul><ul><li>good parents, you have to </li></ul><ul><li>take care of yourselves as </li></ul><ul><li>well. That’s just what we’re </li></ul><ul><li>doing by working hard to </li></ul><ul><li>earn promotions. </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>In the culinary career I have to work late nights a few times out of the week. Tori works early mornings in the architecture field and is exhausted by the time she gets home. This leaves my parents on the night duty with Gia. They don’t mind waking up at all hours though. They say their granddaughter is more than worth it! </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Since I’m pretty high up in my career I’m able to work something out with my schedule so that I’m home with Gia more. I try to schedule my off days around Tori’s so that my parents aren’t stuck babysitting all the time. This leaves them a lot of free time to enjoy themselves. . . and each other. </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>I’m really happy I decided to work on my schedule. This leaves me so much more time to bond with little Gia! She’s such a precious little girl and I can’t imagine life without her now that she is here. Having a daughter is a wonderful blessing. </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>All too soon it is time for baby Gia to grow into a toddler. I cannot believe my tiny girl is going to be two years old! I just hope she doesn’t stay in the terrible two stage for too long, but blossoms into a happy, bright toddler. Gia’s second birthday party was small, but celebrated by all those close who loved her the most. </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>Gia aged into a very cute </li></ul><ul><li>little girl. She looks so </li></ul><ul><li>much like me! I can really </li></ul><ul><li>see the alien features </li></ul><ul><li>coming out more and more. </li></ul><ul><li>Gia’s personality is 2.10.9.10.1. So she’s an </li></ul><ul><li>extremely outgoing, active </li></ul><ul><li>and playful tyke. But mean </li></ul><ul><li>and messy too! </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>Dolly’s pregnancy has finally ended! She and Turtle welcomed three black puppies into our home. Buster, Lulu and Tito are all identical at this age. Caring for a toddler, two dogs and three pups seems like a daunting task, so I called the pet adoption agency and gave up little Buster. We decided to keep one boy and one girl pup, Lulu and Tito. </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>I’m really enjoying having puppies in the house! Everything Lulu and Tito do is adorable. Lulu is a quick leaner. She hardly ever relieves herself inside. She is secretly my favorite :) </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>As a pleasure aspiration I enjoy the finer things in life. This is how we came to installing a sauna beside my home. Of course my mother Sierra being the romance sim that she is, she had to use the sauna with my dad for purposes other than relaxation. </li></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><li>Tito isn’t learning quite as fast as his sister. He still uses the bathroom inside quite frequently. It’s hard chasing around after the two pups and my daughter Gia. Hard, but totally worth it! </li></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>Now that Gia is getting older Tori and I decided it is time to try to have another child. Even though she is exhausted when she comes home from work, we try to conceive anyway. This is our only alone time together really because when she comes home from work, I only have an hour before I have to go to work. So we make the best use of our time! </li></ul>
  39. 39. <ul><li>My dad taught Gia how to walk and talk. He is such a doting grandfather, it’s cute to watch him become a big softie when he’s with Gia. Once my baby girl learned how to walk, there was no stopping her! She is such an active toddler with nine active points, that she loves to run all over the house when she’s awake from her nap! </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>Lulu can do no wrong! I absolutely love this little dog. She is so much like her mother in personality. Lulu enjoys lounging around in the pet beds and is so friendly to everyone in the home. It’s great to have such loyal and well behaved animals. </li></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>Dolly, or Big Momma as we call her sometimes, really is the sweetest animal ever. She not only looks after her own pups, but also makes sure Gia gets plenty of snuggles and loving as well. Dolly sure is destined to be a mother, and a good one at that! </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>My mother Sierra still dotes on little Gia. Since my daughter is so active and always running around the house she is always getting messy. Gia, who has two neat points, could hardly care less about being messy. But my mom makes sure she gets a bath every night. Of course Mom is always the one to give her that bath. It is their bonding time :) </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><li>Thanks to all of the help my parents give Tori and I when it comes to caring for Gia, I have now achieved my lifetime want! I’m finally the celebrity chef I’ve been dreaming to be since I was a freshman in college. If I really cared to, I could retire right now at only forty years old and spend the rest of my days caring for Gia and my sweet dogs. </li></ul>
  44. 44. <ul><li>Gia is becoming such an independent little one. Even though she is extremely outgoing, she likes to spend time alone as well. She really enjoys spinning on the Sit ‘n’ Spin her Nanny Sierra made her. Gia isn’t a daredevil though, she hardly gets to spinning on that thing and takes her time so she won’t fall off. It’s so cute! </li></ul>
  45. 45. <ul><li>Lulu and Tito have finally grown out of their puppy stage. I like to think I have taught them both well, so that they have grown into smart adult dogs. They both look exactly like Dolly, so they are collies. My family really only needs so many dogs in the house, so we decide to only keep Lulu. Tito is given up for pet adoption, but the officer assured me they will find him a good home. </li></ul>
  46. 46. <ul><li>I couldn’t believe it was already time for my darling daughter to become a big girl. I wasn’t there for her fifth birthday because I had to work, but Tori gave me the full story later that night. Gia was so excited to have a birthday cake and candles to blow out. My father even came along and cheered her on into her childhood years. </li></ul>
  47. 47. <ul><li>My little girl sure is </li></ul><ul><li>growing up fast! It seems </li></ul><ul><li>just like yesterday that she </li></ul><ul><li>was born and now here we </li></ul><ul><li>are five years later! </li></ul><ul><li>Gia looks so much like me! </li></ul><ul><li>I’m happy to see my alien </li></ul><ul><li>genes are being carried on. </li></ul><ul><li>Though it makes us look </li></ul><ul><li>different, it also makes us </li></ul><ul><li>unique. </li></ul>
  48. 48. <ul><li>After I came home from work the night of Gia’s fifth birthday, Tori was waiting up for me to tell me all about Gia’s birthday and some other great news! We are finally pregnant again! We have been trying for so long – it’s great knowing we finally have another baby on the way :) </li></ul>
  49. 49. <ul><li>Gia is proving to be a very smart child so far. She doesn’t mind sitting down and reading from the bookcase to increase her skills. Once she gets tired of that though, she will go work on her logic skills by playing her Granddaddy Eddison in an intense game of chess! </li></ul>
  50. 50. <ul><li>Although Tori never had morning (or all day) sickness with this pregnancy, it was a challenging pregnancy nonetheless. Tori was almost always exhausted and always hungry! As you can see, that combination of hunger and sleepiness didn’t always turn out so good! </li></ul>
  51. 51. <ul><li>My little girl has started kindergarten and is now bringing homework to the house every afternoon. Unfortunately Tori is just too exhausted to help her with this and I am at work when Gia gets home. She thinks this means she gets out of homework, but she forgets she has two grandparents who went to college to help her out! </li></ul>
  52. 52. <ul><li>We have another family member in the work force now! Lulu has accepted a job on a lesser known television series. We’re all hoping that with a little bit of coaching at home, she’ll be a big star one day! </li></ul>
  53. 53. <ul><li>My parents surely did put their college degrees to work. They became teachers themselves! Well, in a way, I guess. My mother Sierra usually helps Gia with her homework every night. My father Eddison coaches Lulu on the commands required for her next big promotion. </li></ul>
  54. 54. <ul><li>I have the weekends off to spend time with my lovely family. I’m really glad that I have this time to spend with my only child Gia. I know that is going to change soon, and while I am excited about having a new baby on the way, I’m nervous that Gia will get jealous since she is used to getting all of the attention as an only child. </li></ul>
  55. 55. <ul><li>The due date is finally here! Right on time, Tori goes into labor for the second time and I was rushing to get to her side in time to see by baby be born. Good thing I got there in time, Tori had twins! We had beautiful fraternal twins – a boy and a girl! We named them Grant and Gwendolyn, or Gwen for short. Grant has black hair and brown eyes. Gweny has black hair and black eyes like Gia! </li></ul>
  56. 56. <ul><li>It was very early in the morning when Tori had the babies, so Gia was rushing to get on the school bus when her siblings were born. I couldn’t want to introduce her to TWO babies once she got home. </li></ul>
  57. 57. <ul><li>But it looks like Gia has other plans for the afternoon. She brought home her friend Alexa Jenkins to play after school. Since she had no homework and the babies were napping, I had no objections to this play date. I could show Gia her baby brother and sister later on anyway. </li></ul>
  58. 58. <ul><li>Call me a sucker, but I’m totally meant to be a father to little girls. I know most dads dream of having a boy to play catch with and teach him how to fish, but holding my daughter makes me the happiest man in the world! Her big black eyes just melt my heart. </li></ul>
  59. 59. <ul><li>I keep trying to introduce Gia to her new brother and sister, but she wants nothing to do with them! I was worried that once the babies were born Gia would become jealous of the attention they get, and it looks like that is exactly what’s happening. </li></ul>
  60. 60. <ul><li>Tori and I do our best to still give Gia as much attention as possible. Being an only child for five years, she was used to getting everyone’s attention. With all the demands that come with caring for twins, that has obviously not been continued. Tori is a great mom though and does her best to make special time to spend with Gia to let her know she is still our little girl. </li></ul>
  61. 61. <ul><li>Since Tori and I are still working full time, we rely a lot on my parents to help us care for Grant and Gwendolyn during the day. My dad does a super job of taking care of my babies. Although he jokes he feels like he needs to have as many arms as an octopus to keep up with Grant and Gweny at the same time! </li></ul>
  62. 62. <ul><li>Whoever would have guessed that Turtle would be the one to use the water wiggler the most! It gets pretty hot in the afternoon, so my mother Sierra made a water toy for Gia and her friend Alexa to use after school. Turtle gets the most use out of it though! </li></ul>
  63. 63. <ul><li>Tori has “mommy and me” time with Gia every night. Some nights they play chess, others they just talk and joke around, but now that Tori is having to buckle down and study to earn promotions they skill together. It is a great way for Gia to earn her skills for college, Tori to earn her skills for work and for them to bond all at once! </li></ul>
  64. 64. <ul><li>Grant and Gwendolyn are growing into toddlers! I cannot believe how quickly time is passing in this home. No more diapers for this family! </li></ul>
  65. 65. <ul><li>My precious babies are now a big boy and big girl! Gweny kept her big black eyes that melt my heart and Grant still has the same big brown eyes, a mixture of my eye size and his mother’s eye color. I’m so happy to see my children growing to be beautiful and healthy kids. </li></ul>
  66. 66. <ul><li>After a quick wardrobe change and a glance in the mirror for hair styling, this is what Grant and Gweny came out to look like. Pretty cute kids, huh? </li></ul><ul><li>Grant has a personality of 2.4.10.6.6, making him the nicest of my children. </li></ul><ul><li>Gwendolyn’s is 2.10.9.10.1, the exact same as her sisters. </li></ul>
  67. 67. <ul><li>The following morning while Tori and I are at work and Gia is at school, my parents give all their attention to my toddlers. They successfully taught Grant and Gweny how to walk that morning and started teaching them how to use the big boy and big girl potty! </li></ul>
  68. 68. <ul><li>When I get home at night Gwendolyn is usually awake, so of course I snatch her up to play. I taught my sweet daughter how to talk, of course her first word was daddy! She has even learned how to use the big girl potty too. She is such an intelligent child – I like to claim she gets her brains from me :) </li></ul>
  69. 69. <ul><li>While Gweny grabs as much attention from Tori and I and my parents as she can, Grant prefers to spend more time on his own. Perhaps it is his lack of outgoing personality points, but he still gets some interaction with family members. He absolutely loves to cuddle with the dogs! </li></ul>
  70. 70. <ul><li>Speaking of dogs, Lulu has reached the top of her career track! She is now a big pet star featuring in top hits at the box office! Now that she’s accomplished that, it is time for her to switch careers. Now she is a vermin chaser and we work together to teach her needed commands so she can get promoted. </li></ul>
  71. 71. <ul><li>My little girl is not so little anymore. I was at work when she grew into a teenager. It’s sad to think of my firstborn being so big now! She rolled a popularity/fortune aspiration. </li></ul>
  72. 72. <ul><li>Tori told me later that night that the weirdest thing happened after Gia’s birthday! Gia, who had ignored her siblings ever since they were born, was now starting to play with little Grant! I think now that she is older, Gia understands why we weren’t able to give her all the attention anymore. I’m happy to hear she is getting along with the twins now though. </li></ul>
  73. 73. <ul><li>Just because Gia is a teenager doesn’t mean she and Tori don’t have “mommy and me” time anymore. They still study together throughout the day. Gia really needs to step it up in order to get all the skills needed for college scholarships. </li></ul>
  74. 74. <ul><li>I was just getting used to Gia being a teenager now when it was time to say goodbye to my twins toddler years. Grant and Gwendolyn are turning into children and this family is saying goodbye to potties, xylophones and bottles for good. I’ll surely miss this fun stage my children are leaving behind! </li></ul>
  75. 75. <ul><li>My youngest children turned out to look very much like me. My alien genetics are still strongly showing. Grant, the only child to get brown eyes this generation, looks just a tad different from his twin sister. </li></ul>
  76. 76. <ul><li>Immediately after Grant and Gweny turned five, big sister Gia stepped in and started to teach them the importance of skilling for scholarships. With a college registration date looming ahead of Gia, she wants to help her baby brother and sister to make sure they won’t have to rush to get all of their skills done. </li></ul>
  77. 77. <ul><li>I’m thrilled to see that my youngest children are enjoying school. They both had their very first day of kindergarten and came back home with huge smiles! Looks like I might have future knowledge aspirations in the family ;) </li></ul>
  78. 78. <ul><li>Okay, maybe Gweny </li></ul><ul><li>will be a knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>aspiration! She doesn’t </li></ul><ul><li>mind doing homework, but </li></ul><ul><li>Grant thinks it’s the worst </li></ul><ul><li>thing in the world! </li></ul><ul><li>Just check out that pout on </li></ul><ul><li>his poor little face while </li></ul><ul><li>Tori helps him with his </li></ul><ul><li>schoolwork! </li></ul>
  79. 79. <ul><li>Tori really wants the children to be put into private school. I agree, it will help our kids to have a better education than the public system can offer. It will really help them be prepared for college. So Tori invited over the headmaster and my dad prepared lobster tails and garlic mashed potatoes for dinner while Tori gave him a tour. </li></ul>
  80. 80. <ul><li>The tour went well and over dinner my father Eddison chatted about how well everyone in our family has done in school (thankfully he didn’t mention Tori and I dropping out of college our freshman year) and how after college we had all excelled in our careers. The headmaster was very impressed! </li></ul>
  81. 81. <ul><li>Dinner went better than Tori and I could have hoped. My father Eddison had a lot of influence over the headmaster and our children were all accepted into private school. Looks like tomorrow Gia, Grant and Gwendolyn will be in uniform for their new school :) </li></ul>
  82. 82. <ul><li>Don’t they all look so cute in their new school uniforms!? Tori and I like to think so. Of course, I think my children look fantastic in anything they put on themselves. </li></ul>
  83. 83. Finally, at the age of – well, I’d better not tell you her true age or else she’d kill me! Anyway, just a bit before our elder birthdays, Tori has finally reached her goal to become a City Planner! I know that she has worked hard on the job and even on maternity leave to reach her lifetime want. I couldn’t be happier for my lovely wife.
  84. 84. <ul><li>Gia has finished with all the skills necessary to earn her college scholarships. Now that she has so much more free time, she is really getting into yoga. I’m so proud of my little girl. So smart, hardworking in school and now she’s going the extra mile to take better care of her body. </li></ul>
  85. 85. <ul><li>Turtle and Dolly have aged into elders. Their coats are turning gray and they’re getting just a little bit slower moving around the home. I have had these two great dogs since before Tori and I were even engaged. It’s a little sad to see them growing old. </li></ul>
  86. 86. <ul><li>Gia is excelling in school, excelling in her new hobby of yoga and now she is adding a job into the mix! Tori has decided to take her new fitness hobby one step up and get a job as a back up dancer. She’s definitely in great shape and working as a backup dancer will tone her up even more! </li></ul>
  87. 87. <ul><li>Everyone needs a break from their hard work every now and then. Grant and Gweny take a break from skilling by doing more skilling! Well, they break from skilling on the bookcase and enjoy a game of chess together anyway. Gwen’s a little mean and usually cheats to win the game! </li></ul>
  88. 88. <ul><li>Gia was noticed by her boss during the first few days on the job. He promoted her to the lead backup dancer! I’m so proud of my daughter and every accomplishment she has reached. I brag on her every chance I get and let her know what a great daughter she is. </li></ul>
  89. 89. <ul><li>It is Saturday morning and the kids only have the rest of the weekend before their birthday is here! Grant and Gweny have two more skills to learn before they can get the maximum amount of academic scholarships. This means they’re skipping all the fun this weekend and hitting the books hard! </li></ul>
  90. 90. <ul><li>Gia, who has already earned her academic scholarships, has the weekend off to do as she pleases. This means she slept in late, slid down the stairs to gloat her free time while her siblings skilled and enjoyed a nice long day of doing nothing! </li></ul>
  91. 91. <ul><li>Grant and Gweny managed to learn the rest of their skills in time to grow into teenagers! Tori and I cheered on our babies as they made a wish and blew out the many candles on the cake. </li></ul>
  92. 92. <ul><li>Both of my children aged fantastically. Grant is starting to look a little more like Tori than me – he has fuller cheeks than his sisters and I. Grant rolled a fortune/romance aspiration combo. Gwendolyn rolled family/pleasure aspirations. </li></ul>
  93. 93. <ul><li>Later that night, Tori and I had our turns in front of the birthday cakes. We’re turning sixty years old! I can’t believe this – I don’t even feel sixty. At least now I can claim the senior discount when I go grocery shopping :) </li></ul>
  94. 94. <ul><li>Even though we’re now old and wrinkly, I don’t feel as if anything has changed. I still feel young and Tori looks as beautiful to me as the first day I met her in college. I’m so proud to be married to such a lovely woman and to have three gorgeous kids with her. Now, it is up to you to decide if Gia, Grant or Gwendolyn will be the next heir. Good luck and I’ll see you next chapter as the proud father of the next heir to my family’s legacy. </li></ul>

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