Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Grace, Jon, and Gregory

Jon and I slept for a few hours after our wedding (and after our first attempt at babymaking!), then he went off to pursue some new guitar gigs Tuesday evening, and I went out collecting.

After all, if we're going to start a family, we need money (at the very least, we need to furnish a nursery!), and Jon--having been fired by his band, Mercy Hellhole--is having to scramble to find some income-producing work.

I got lucky, and found a rare butterfly, and went to the Science Facility to sell it for top dollar.

Wednesday morning, I convinced my husband to go to the Sunflower Spa to get a makeover. (He had teased me into going there to get an "eyebrow makeover", so fair is fair!)

I told Jon that, if he was trying to make a solo music career, he should get rid of the long gray ponytail. I think his new look is much better!

Jon starting spinning wants to learn new compositions,

so I encouraged him just to practice and to leave all household details to me.

I used up a lot of my remaining Lifetime Happiness points purchasing rewards that I thought would help me be a good housewife and mother--Speedy Cleaner,

Steel Bladder (this one really helps in pregnancy!),

and Fast Learner (in case I have to learn new skills to pass them on to my children).

I still had quite a few points left over, but couldn't think of anything to spend them on at this point. For one thing, I sure don't need the fertility reward!

My pregnancy was not difficult, and I padded around the house happily cleaning, tending my garden, and preparing dishes to leave in the fridge for Jon so that he could eat good meals whenever his difficult schedule allowed.

By mid-morning on Friday I was getting restless so--though I was already quite large--I went out fishing, which I figured would relax me. Just after changing bait, I realized I had better get to the hospital quickly!

While on the way, in a cab I'd managed to flag down, I left a message for Jon on his cellphone.

He immediately rushed to meet me at the hospital--he's so good!

The delivery wasn't bad at all and, even it it had been, our new little Gregory would have been worth it!

His two traits--Genius and Friendly--are not traits that either Jon or I have.

After only a short time at the hospital, Jon and I headed home in a cab with our new son. (Jon had to sign an autograph for a fan, so that held us up a bit.)

We were all home by early afternoon, and I fed Gregory,

then handed him to Jon, who played with him while I closed all the windows in the newly furnished nursery, so that Gregory wouldn't get a chill while he was napping.

So far, Gregory's a good sleeper--I hope that continues!

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Join us next time, as Jon works hard to re-establish himself in music, and he and Grace might be expecting again....

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Haven-Lessens: Marriage and Family, Part 1

The first thing I did after achieving my Lifetime Wish of the Perfect Garden was to purchase the Collection Helper reward (because I got sooooo many points for getting my LTW!).

I chose that reward not because I wanted to be rich, but because my husband-to-be was already an Elder, and I myself was only 4 days from elder, and I had no Life Fruit plants and no other way to buy myself enough time to have several children.

So, I set my new Collection Helper to "Seeds", and went out looking for Special Seeds (which Gardenia had told me should include Life Fruit seeds).

The Collection Helper drew me to the graveyard,

and to the riverbank near my house,

where I picked up quite a few Special seeds.

Back at home, I called up my fiance, Jon Lessen, and asked him to come by.

We got married Tuesday morning in my front yard, all by ourselves, with only my plants as witnesses.

Though Jon used to live in a half-million-dollar house, he'd recently been kicked out of it, so he moved in with me.

Though everyone in town had told me that Jon was rich, he actually brought only $2,384 to our new household when he officially moved in.

Though that was less than I expected, I don't care, because I'm soooooo much in love!!!

Here's what we know about Jon (his bio, and his Traits and Favorites):

As soon as we got married, we went to relax in the bedroom. Jon's cellphone rang.

"Are you going to answer that?" I asked.

He turned to me and smiled his wonderful, heart-melting smile. "Nahhhhh!" he said.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Join us next time, for the first baby!