“Happy birthday to my not-so-little M&M’s! I may or may not be sobbing behind the camera right now. You two given me lots of trouble, worry, and heartache… But also so much love, compassion, and newfound patience. Having you two was a complete surprise, but a double blessing and I’m so thankful to have two beautiful boys that bring me so much joy… I was so scared that I’d lose you two when I got sick during my pregnancy… And my heart broke when I found out that you couldn’t hear… I still blame myself because if I had never got sick, you two would be perfectly healthy… But everything happens for a reason.
In those ASL classes we attended as a family, I got to learn and be a part of such a beautiful culture that I never really knew that much about… We met so many new people with so many different backgrounds! Not only that, but you two have touched so many people’s hearts, showing the love of Jesus in you, by being yourselves! Including mine… You two are perfect the way you are and I love you so much. God has huge plans for you two, and you already have such a huge testimony at just six years old! Just don’t grow too fast, alright? Maybe stay six years old for a few more years and I’ll be content, lol.” ❤️ -Catherine
Scarlett: “Miss Perfect here is right, of course. I couldn’t help it, I’m sorry, I just couldn’t! You don’t understand!”
Marie: “And I was so stupid and didn’t tell anyone. I tried to stop her but she never listened. And then yesterday, she tried to steal something from teacher’s bag and I was there with her, hoping to change her mind.”
Scarlett: “They saw us and you know the rest. And someone,” she glared at Marie. “Someone told them about all the other things I stole.”
Small update on my writer’s challenge. I *am* working on it, everyday in fact; I just don’t have much to show for it yet. I decided to use my old work-in-progress makeover of Moonlight Falls for the setting, but I want to get the world closer to completion before I move sims in and officially start playing. So far I have built fourteen community lots and twelve residential lots specifically for this world in addition to renovating eight university lots for the town’s college campus. I haven’t placed all of these, however, so several of them don’t appear in the above pictures. After I finish with that, I have two more university rabbit hole lots to redo (primarily landscaping for both of them) and perhaps a few more venues to build on main street, and then I can renovate the house I intend to use for the retreat and actually start the story. So soon-ish, hopefully.