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PostSubject: The Ashford Adventures - Rosebud Challenge by Dallas   Sun May 24, 2015 12:55 pm

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Hello! This is my second Rosebud Challenge! My first (completed and successful!) was the Gilmores, whom I only documented through a handful of photos on Twitter. But I wanted to share my current family with you because I think they are adorable. Smile

I gave myself one restriction for this particular one - no creative aspirations or careers (namely painting and/or writing) for the first two generations. I wanted to play with the family more and see how tough it would be to build a legacy house if everyone had regular jobs for awhile. I'm currently on generation three but wanted to do a VERY LARGE catch-up post.

So, without further ado, I give you the Ashfords!

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This is Sophia Ashford. Our founder. She's good, family-oriented, and loves the outdoors, which is good because we have nothing but outdoors right now on our lot!

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As far as the eye can see, Sophia!

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She lived off the land away from her lot for a week to save up for a proper house (she wanted to have all of the necessary amenities at the same time). She toiled, saw some weird things, interesting clothing choices, and met a couple of cute guys.

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And after spending night after night at the gym or the park, she goes back to her lot, builds a home, and joins the Secret Agent career. Cheers to the future of the Ashfords!

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She had a day or two before her big career began, so she went back into town to meet people, and things heated up quickly with her and Travis Scott! However, the next day, Michael Muller stopped by before Travis could make his intentions known, and well...

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Before you know it, the Ashford Adventures are off to the races! Michael moves in, joins the doctor career, Sophia gets pregnant, has twins, and we pinched our pennies to squeeze in two beds and expand the house!

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The twins, Timothy and Terry Ashford, age up into kids and are quite content in their abode. Michael realizes he is content as well (after being abducted, having an alien baby, and sending it back to its homeworld), and asks Sophia to marry him. And luckily, they both work frequently, so we are able to stretch our budget over time to add space and additional amenities for the growing family.

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Life moves quickly! After Sophia and Michael elope, they get a little wedding present magic to slow down their years so they can continue to enjoy the family. The boys become teenagers - Timothy aspires to be a bodybuilder and Terry an astronaut!

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And after graduating at the top of their class, the twins move into adulthood!

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Sophia invites Summer Holiday over to chat with Terry because she thinks they will hit it off, but the best laid plans...

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We find that Summer shares the Active trait with Timothy, and their chemistry is unmistakable. Timothy asks her to go steady and before you know it, she has moved in with the family as a mixologist, and the house gets expanded once more!

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This family never has a dull moment! More abductions happen; Sophia becomes a secret sexy operative as she reaches the top of her career; Summer proposes to and marries Timothy after a lovely family wedding garden is placed in the backyard.

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Love abounds as the parents age, Terry finds a girlfriend, and Summer and Timothy herald in the third generation!

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The Ashford Adventures continue with our heir Quinn Ashford. She's a sweet and creative soul. The circle of life continues because as she begins her trials of a kid life, Summer announces another pregnancy, and Michael passes away to the clouds in the sky. He will be missed. <3

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Sophia mourns the death of her soulmate, but she gathers comfort from her new grandson, Aidan Quinn.

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Sophia Ashford. She toiled for her family from her first day to her last. I hope she knew that her family loved her dearly and are grateful for the sacrifices she made for her legacy.

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The future of her family marches on for Sophia and takes a vacation in Granite Falls in memory of all her hard work.

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Terry completes the aspiration that he shared with his mother in her memory (who was never able to finish hers as she was the hardest worker for the family). And our third generation heir, Quinn, ages up into a teen! Lo and behold, she looks so much like her grandmother. May she carry her strength and wisdom throughout her life and push the legacy even further along a successful trail.

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I am sure there are many more rides throughout the Ashford Adventures! I hope to document them all here for your perusal as we try to become Simoleonaires!  
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PostSubject: Re: The Ashford Adventures - Rosebud Challenge by Dallas   Sun May 24, 2015 1:42 pm

I'd love to keep reading the Ashford adventure. Great story. How are they doing on the money front?

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PostSubject: Re: The Ashford Adventures - Rosebud Challenge by Dallas   Sun May 24, 2015 1:47 pm

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So happy to see the Ashfords! Just made it thru the update.

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This is Sophia Ashford. Our founder. She's good, family-oriented, and loves the outdoors, which is good because we have nothing but outdoors right now on our lot! As far as the eye can see, Sophia!
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PostSubject: Re: The Ashford Adventures - Rosebud Challenge by Dallas   Sun May 24, 2015 4:22 pm

I very much enjoyed reading this.
The short, clipped way of your report has its own appeal.
Great stuff! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: The Ashford Adventures - Rosebud Challenge by Dallas   Sun May 24, 2015 4:27 pm

MerryWiddow wrote:
I'd love to keep reading the Ashford adventure. Great story. How are they doing on the money front?

Oh yes, that would be helpful since the money is the challenge, wouldn't it? lol.

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It's a slow going, but they are very comfortable. And since the house is pretty much completed for the legacy (along with all of the adults having the Frugal reward trait), we should be stockpiling money soon!

Also, here are a few screenshots of the finished house. I will eventually move the gym equipment down to a separate "Energized" room in the basement, but the twins both have the Loves Outdoors trait like their mother, so those pieces are staying put for now. Hopefully, I'll remember to upload it to the gallery!

There used to be two rocketships! We had THREE nerd brains, so one wasn't enough to go around for all of the aspiration requirements. That was definitely a money suck!   Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: The Ashford Adventures - Rosebud Challenge by Dallas   Sun May 24, 2015 4:29 pm

lionpaws wrote:
I very much enjoed reading this.
The short, clipped way of your report has its own appeal.
Great stuff! Cool

Thanks so much! I figured since there were sooo many pictures, I should be quick and to the point to catch everyone up. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Ashford Adventures - Rosebud Challenge by Dallas   Sun May 24, 2015 4:31 pm

EuphorialQueen wrote:

So happy to see the Ashfords!

Thanks, EQ! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Ashford Adventures - Rosebud Challenge by Dallas   Sun May 24, 2015 7:23 pm

What fun! applause Your doing so well too! It's fun to see someone else playing Summer Holiday. Looking forward to seeing your next update!

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PostSubject: Re: The Ashford Adventures - Rosebud Challenge by Dallas   Sun May 24, 2015 7:34 pm

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What fun! applause  Your doing so well too! It's fun to see someone else playing Summer Holiday. Looking forward to seeing your next update!

Thanks, BG! Yes, Summer was a great addition to our household. Everyone bonded with her quite quickly! :-)
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PostSubject: Re: The Ashford Adventures - Rosebud Challenge by Dallas   Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:06 pm

So! Due to a very odd Sims glitch, or maybe it was just my idiocy for not backing up the saves, all of my Rosebud gameplay vanished.
I decided to delete and uninstall The Sims 3 from my computer (TS4 has spoiled me beyond belief), and in so doing that, The Sims 4 basically did a factory reset and deleted all files from its folders.  
Surprised  Crying or Very sad

So so! This edition of the Ashfords has come to an unfortunate end. But! Maybe a phoenix will arise soon in another form. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Ashford Adventures - Rosebud Challenge by Dallas   Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:37 pm

We mourn the tragic end of such a great story.
May the brilliant light of the Phoenix rising from the flames comfort the Soul.
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PostSubject: Re: The Ashford Adventures - Rosebud Challenge by Dallas   Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:48 am

Oh no! Sorry for the loss of your save Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: The Ashford Adventures - Rosebud Challenge by Dallas   Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:38 pm

Thank, EQ and BG! Trying not to take personally. Smile I really enjoyed that family, but apparently, the Ashfords have something different in store!
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