Hello everyone and welcome to my newest legacy - The Kennedy Legacy! I have been wanting to start a new legacy since the announcement of seasons, so I've been waiting patiently (just kidding, very impatiently) for it to be released so I could start a new legacy!
I did want to mention, I'll be doing an extreme start and keeping score! Since I'm doing an extreme start with seasons, the rules state that I must start in winter time.
I decided to use the lot in Brindleton Bay for my extreme start since I haven't used it for a legacy yet. (Except one that I started privately but never let it get very far because I got busy with school.)
Anyway, let's take a moment to touch on the laws for this legacy:
Gender Law: Matriarchy - all heirs to the legacy must be female.
Bloodline Law: Strict Traditional - all heirs must be genetically related to our founder.
Species Law: Tolerant - heirs can be human, vampire, or alien.
Heir Law: Random - I have chosen random, however, if I only have 1 female sim born in a generation, they automatically win.
Kid Law: Three Minimum - A minimum of three children must be born per generation, however, if all three of those sims are male then more children will have to be born until a female is born into the family.
Meet our founder - Anastasia Kennedy. It's worth noting that I couldn't think of a name, so I used the randomizer button in CAS until I was satisfied with her name. I thought this one really suited her.
It's also the inspiration for my naming theme for this legacy. Upon the birth of a sim, I will be using a random number generator to generate a number between 1 and 100. I will then click the randomize name button that many times and select the name that it lands on. So, the name of all sims will be totally random. Note: in the case of a duplicate name, I will click the dice an extra time and use the next unused name.
Since we needed to get around $300 for the knight, I sent Anastasia to go fishing.
She seemed to do pretty well at it, and even caught this really cool looking fish.
She then went and searched for frogs on the community park lot.
Around this time I realized I hadn't had her get a job yet, so I quickly had her call and take a job in the gardening career path because I really wanted to try that one out.
Anastasia has moved on to collecting the crystals and other items she can "dig" for.
After collecting as many collectibles as she could find at the park, Anastasia finally has enough money for the knight.
After purchasing it, she is left with $14. Super exciting, right?
Work requires that she reaches level two of gardening for a promotion, so I sent her to the community library to read a gardening book.
While there, I noticed that there was an ice skating rink set up out back. So, I had Anastasia give it a spin while changing the music to Christmas music. It was actually really cool. She never fell down, but she looked nervous the whole time.
Then she buys a hot chocolate from the food stall vendor after haggling. She looks like she's trying to fit in with that stereotypical Starbucks trendy girl vibe, but she's adorable.
Since she had nothing on her lot yet, and it was cold out, I decided to have her sleep at the library.
When she needed a shower, I sent her to the gym lot, where her social was low so she autonomously gave herself a pep talk in the mirror.
Also, you can now finally see what her everyday outfit looks like since so far you've only seen her cold weather outfit.
While working out at the gym, it began to snow and the windows got this really cool effect.
She also started chatting up this really handsome guy, only to find out he's completely ineligible for a list of reasons.
When ordering something to eat before work, Anastasia met this cute vendor.
The entire time she was eating her meal, she kept starting at him. She actually forgot to put her winter wear on and end up turning the color of Widowmaker from Overwatch.
When Cliff got off shift later that day, Anastasia gave him a romantic present.
Then, they went to the Humor and Hijinks festival together.
At the festival, the snow was deep enough for them to build snowmen, so I had them do that.
With this much snow on the ground, I finally built a small box for Anastasia to live in. She was left with $98.
To celebrate her new box, she made snow angels to decorate the lawn.
Mayor Whiskers is the town stray in Brindleton Bay and I really love him, he's precious.
I bought the decorating box, and had her rummage for decorations, she was given a few for free from that so that was pretty cool. She also added lights to her roof since Christmas was coming.
While he very belated welcome wagon was there, she even participated in a snowball fight.
I think the main reason it was so belated was because she'd basically been living off the lot for a while.
Her first night in her bed, Vlad showed up and she got out of bed, changed into her cold weather clothes, and went outside where he drank from her. She then face planted into the snow and passed out. It was a grand time.
With Christmas here, I sold everything she had other than the bed so she could make a grand meal - one of the requirements for the traditions.
She invited Cliff over and they shared a meal together.
At 8pm that night Father Winter appeared and she was given a gift! Overall, I'm really pleased with out this holiday works.
*A note about this picture: somehow the picture of her being caught on fire disappeared, but I originally had the fire place inside her small square, which led to her being caught on fire, hence it being moved outside and her being covered in soot.
This is the last we'll be seeing of Cliff, because once she started talking to him, he was constantly mean to her and I just didn't want that type of negativity in my family.
The flea market arrived, and so I sent Anastasia to the lot to check for snowglobes. Sure enough, someone was selling all of them which resulted in a $500 gift, a completed collection, and a plaque for her future basement.
Meet Matthew Robbins. He's a legacy love I downloaded from the gallery, and he and Anastasia hit it off really well. I thought this picture was precious.
Things moved quite quickly for the pair, and soon they were sharing their very first kiss together. I'm really looking forward to seeing what their children look like.
It may have taken her all of winter to finally meet someone that treated her right, but you can't deny that these two are perfect together.
On the first day of spring, Anastasia asked Matthew to move in with her.
Matthew is a cat lover, which in my books makes him a great guy. Overall, his personality is great and he is very handsome. Definitely a wonderful pick for our founding spouse.
Anastasia tried proposing to him that evening, but he unfortunately declined her proposal which resulted in this really sad pouty face.
He made it up to her though by proposing to her a few hours later.
Naturally, Anastasia accepted his proposal and then lept into his arms.
Though, I think she might be a little under dressed considering it's snowing.
The two donned their best clothes and immediately eloped right there on their private beach.
I now present to you, Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy!
Just to give you an idea of where we are in the timeline - the first set of bills have just arrived and been paid.
Anastasia is able to work from home from time to time in the gardening career, and now that it's spring she's able to actually plant some of her own plants to work on for her promotion requirements.
Meanwhile, I had Matthew start work in the Astronaut career, so he needed to build his logic up a bit. So, I went ahead and used some of the family funds I've been saving up to buy him a chess table.
Anastasia has been fishing from time to time still as well, and she caught this doozey. He was worth about $35.
So, I thought this was really neat, though you can't tell in this picture, but your sims can now go on nature walks. Since Anastasia loves the outdoors, I thought that was fitting.
It's love day! Which means the flower giving and romance are key Today!
To celebrate their first love day together, Anastasia and Matthew head to a bar for a date.
Like so many couples in real life - Anastasia has conceived a baby on love day!
Anastasia: We live in a box, I was hoping to have a bigger house before Matthew and I had a baby.
This is a legacy, there are couples who have had their first baby before even having a box, you have it made. Plus your family oriented, you should be excited about this.
Anastasia: Yeah, I guess you're right, I better go tell Matthew!
Anastasia: MATTHEW, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A BABY!
Matthew: But, we live in a box! How are we going to raise a baby like this!
Anastasia: We have money in savings, by the time the baby is born we should have a bigger house. Plus, some people have to live on a lawn with their first baby.
Uh, Anastasia? I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that you're not supposed to use your umbrella INDOORS.
So, I'm not sure if it was a bug or what, but Anastasia woke up with morning sickness and I had sent her to use the bathroom, and there was an option to "Throw Up."
Anastasia is getting pretty far along and is due to pop any day now. I'm really excited to see what this baby looks like.
We won't have to wait long, because the very next day while out in a thunderstorm, Anastasia goes into labor.
I quickly enter build mode and add a bassinet so Anastasia can finish laboring at home even though her husband was at work.
It's a girl!
I randomly generated the number 15, and the name I ended up with after that is Hailey, so meet baby girl Hailey Kennedy!
Matthew was at work when Anastasia went into labor, so as soon as he got home he had his Pre-Parental freak out.
That's where we'll leave this chapter. I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope to have another chapter out very soon! In the meantime, check in with me over at BoolProp!
The Kennedy Legacy is the first legacy that I created after purchasing the seasons expansion pack. It is also the first legacy I have kept score in for TS4.
Started: June 27, 2018
Finished: April 27, 2020
The family tree for the main legacy line can be found by clicking here.
Upon the birth of a sim, I will be using a random number generator to generate a number between 1 and 100. I will then click the randomize name button that many times and select the name that it lands on. So, the name of all sims will be totally random.
Note: in the case of a duplicate name, I will click the dice an extra time and use the next unused name.