Jane and Martin and Samuel
Jane Stacks' wait finally ends
Jane Stacks has continued to prosper
in the little house on Tank Street, while waiting for Martin to graduate
from SSU and join her.
Another monetary milestone
This time in the nice green sweater and with clean hair.
Lunch with a friend
Peran was in fact the main threat to Jane's fidelity to Martin; she wanted to flirt with him now and then, but nothing ever came of it.
Cuddling with a special friend
Martin was always first in her heart (and in her bed); he visted from college practically every day. With, fortunately, no effect whatever on his grades.
What the successful artiste is wearing
This is Jane's fashion photographer, or art forger, or something, outfit.
As we saw awhile back, Martin graduated with honors and all, and headed back to the neighborhood.
Home at last!
He didn't even pause at the Bus Stop long enough for us to get a picture.
Martin fills Jane in on the last few semesters of gossip.
And on his Cum Laude.
Since Jane's art career was bringing in a decent income, Martin was able to devote himself to, well, himself.
Huffing and puffing.
Martin is Knowledge, and his Lifetime Want is to maximize all seven skills.
Skilling in the evening.
Margaret Bourke-White self-portrait Simsified by me.
Smooching in the kitchen.
There should be a Kissing skill.
With Martin graduated there was nothing to keep them apart; they set their
date for the very next weekend (I think it was).
Preparing the feast.
In the early morning light.
Getting in a little practice before the guests arrive.
I made Jane and Martin a more elaborate little wedding space than usual.
The guests arrive.
Hermes Zoom and Allegra Gorey, both of whom Jane and Martin know from the Bright house.
Time for the Big Event!
Once again the repairman happened to be around, and changed into his tux for the ceremony.
Man and Wife
Martin took Jane's last name, so they're both Stacks now. This surprised me, since it was Martin who proposed to Jane when he was still in college, and I thought that was what determined the name. But maybe it has something to do with who initiates the arch-ceremony. Or something.
The groom may kiss the bride.
The traditional after-wedding kicky-bag game
This was entirely their idea.
The repairman finished off the job in his tux.
I think he even charged them for the time he spent at the ceremony, the cheapskate.
The rest of his customers today are going to be surprised.
I should arrange for the next wedding to have like a pizza-delivery person in the audience. Do maids come to weddings?
Later, the traditional after-wedding arm-punching
I assume this was autonomous too; I'm not usually that silly at weddings. Aren't the girls macho?
The limo arrives.
Off to the traditional brief but refreshing honeymoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Jane Stacks
All that having happened, Jane went back to work.
But only briefly.
She is Family, after all, and her lifetime ambition involves children.
Jane spent a very social pregnancy.
Discusing math with the local Romance sims. (Eleanor looks skeptical.)
Friends for dinner.
Jane and Martin and Peran and Sally
Somewhere in here we bought the Nightlife expansion, which has
lightning bolts and chemistry and stuff.
Martin ♥s Jane.
Jane ♥s Martin.
Jane in labor.
Martin in the usual silly hat.
Samuel "Smoke" Stacks; i'n't he cute?
After putting Samuel to bed in his new crib in the study,
Jane and Martin relax by trying on some new clothes (Jane
went on a big shopping spree somewhere in there).
The latest fashions.
Some of these Nightlife clothes are pretty (um) festive.
Okay, so maybe these clothes aren't really intended for this setting.
And in almost no time at all...
Samuel's birthday already!
He has his father's hair.
Jane in more sensible (and very flattering) clothes.
Note the photo of baby Samuel on the wall.
Jane got the Antique Camera career reward, and Martin's been playing with it.
So there we are.
Expect more skilling, more promotions, more children, and more
unnecessary pictures sometime in the future.
(Various custom clothing and wall art above probably from The Sim Republic and/or Sim City Gallery.)