The Pleasure of Your Company: Hodson-Hsu
Lexie and Raine were content as they prepared for their wedding day. Both of them preferred quiet and solitude, and now their alone-ness had encompassed each other. The engagement photographer made Lexie and Raine pose for several traditional looks, but when looking over the photos, he realized that this one captured the essence of their love.
Although Aston was not left out in the excitement of the wedding. Lexie and Aston also hit it off over their shared love of books.
A six month engagement was short, but sometimes it felt the day would never come. Finally, June 2018 arrived. Raine looked out at the nearly empty pews. Even though they wanted a private wedding, they also wanted a traditional church ceremony.
Bee Radcliff was there as a witness, with her grandson, Oz. And of course, Aston was there.
Raine was uncharacteristically smiley.
Despite his seriousness and the gravity of the situation, he looked relaxed as they exchanged rings.
Lexie savored each moment, feeling wonder that they were joining their lives, officially, today.
They were making this promise, not just to each other, but to the little boy who would now have a mother who could hug him, read to him, and tuck him in. A mother who had longed for children for half her life, now, and whose heart had already taken Aston in as her own.
Lexie and Raine were not young and impetuous, and they were going into this partnership with open eyes, to each others’ differences.
As the ceremony concluded, the small audience stood and clapped.
And Raine, in an uncharacteristically exuberant show of affection, grabbed Lexie, grinning, and gave her a bear hug.
Bee had insisted on buying a cake for the newly married couple’s small reception, and they had been given permission to use the social hall as long as they needed it that evening.
They cut the cake, and Raine politely fed his new wife a bite.
With no strangers around, Aston felt brave, and grabbed the mic to sing his favorite song.
Then he danced with his new mom.
And with his dad.
The last dance was for the bride and groom. When Aston got some cake and sat down to eat it, Raine asked Lexie to dance.
Unfortunately, his enthusiasm tonight went way beyond his skill, and almost immediately he stepped on Lexie’s foot.
And was extremely apologetic.
“Before we go, let’s just have one twirl,” he said, “with you well away from my clumsy feet.” Lexie smiled.
It was a beautiful, cool June night and as the family left the church they felt excited about their new life together.
Later that week, Aston asked (again) to get a puppy, and since Lexie and Raine had both also come around to the idea, the family crossed the street to the Feed & Seed to inquire.
Lexie and Aston tossed a baseball while Raine went inside to ask if the manager knew of any breeders or puppies in the area. Unfortunately, no puppies needed homes right now, so a very disappointed Aston returned home.
On their wedding night, after both of them read to Aston, and he was finally in bed, Raine and Lexie autonomously tried for a baby and surprisingly, they conceived — twins! Because Lexie’s lifetime want is to marry off 6 children (which is not going to happen, but means she wants a big family,) I had decided to pop in “monthly” to let them try since I figured it would take a while and wanted them to get started soon with more children. Since Lexie is already 36 I think this would most likely qualify as a high risk pregnancy. Even though I have “silent pregnancy” from inteen, I couldn’t resist in this case checking to see if Lexie was pregnant. I am so excited about the first babies for this new neighborhood!
At first I didn’t know why Oz and Bee left the reception but I checked the Prima Guide and realized, Raine invited them to the community lot but he didn’t invite them for a wedding party. I forgot that the ceremony had to be part of the party in Sims 2.
Lexie’s dress by Wicked Poppies at Mod the Sims. It is Bella’s dress from the Twilight Series.
Like Bella, as a young adult, Lexie was incredibly socially awkward, but in her thirties she has gained a lot of self-confidence.
I looked at a lot of dresses for Lexie and decided on this one, even though she only has 2 neat points. I thought at her age, and having the self-confidence she has, she might enjoy the opportunity to rock this dress. It has such a beautiful back, I had to get lots of pictures of it!
When Raine met Lexie, the store reporter, I thought she was outgoing. When I moved her in to prepare for the wedding, and saw her personality stats, I found out that she has 0 Outgoing points!