Jingle Burrs (Part II)

Burr Family

In the last Burr update, fourth generation heiress Daisy was born, just in time for the family to move into a much-expanded and finished version of their house and shop, which was visited by none other than Father Christmas (who, since he hates winter, is retiring and relocating to Florida as we speak. Wait – make that the Virgin Islands, since Mandie reported of a snowstorm in Orlando not too long ago. Yikes! Are pigs flying, too?)

Since Katie asked how I balance time at the home and time at the shop, I thought I’d post this picture, which pretty much explains it all:

Burr Family

As you can see, the flower shop and the house are on the same lot, so essentially it’s a home business. I had thought about opening up a business on another lot, but I knew I’d hate having to go back and forth. Things move slowly enough as it is with everything on the same lot; the game positively crawls when the shop is open. But at least I’m not getting bluescreens anymore! (*knock on wood*)

Now, on with more of gen 4! Now that the Burrs live in the Middle of Somewhere, I can buy birthday cakes at whim. Daisy became the first Burr to celebrate her birthday with a cake (with help from Grandma Belinda).

Burr Family
“Now…wish for Grammy to win a million dollars…that’s a good girl!”

Daisy grew into a lovely little girl with sleepy eyes.

Burr Family
“You’d be sleepy, too, if you had wolves howling outside your window all night!”

Here’s Daisy with her dad, Horatio. Hug him while you can, Daisy! Mwahahahaaa.

Burr Family
“Daddy, what’s that eerie sound? It’s like a witch cackling.”

Heh. Sorry about that. My evil streak flared up for a moment. Sort of like the Christmas tree in the last update. Speaking of which, sgx1018 asked how the tree caught on fire – to answer your question, it combusted on its own after I had one of my Sims turn its lights on. Oops. Henceforth my Christmas trees shall remain dark. No more twinkly lights for the Burrs!

I neglected to take pictures of the birth of Daisy’s sibling, so we’ll jump ahead to his birthday, which took place on the same day as his sister’s.

That’s right, it’s a boy! He’s third in a long line of useless spare heirs. Sorry, kid, but dem’s da breaks. This is a matriarchy, you know.

Burr Family
“You just grow up and show that woman you’re not useless! Matriarchy shmatriarchy!”

Hey, no backtalk from you, Belinda, or I’ll throw you to the wolves! Oh wait. You WANT to become a werewolf. Never mind then. Crazy old Knowledge Sims…

I named the boy Delano, which means either “nighttime” or “nut tree”, take your pick. I’m going with the latter since I’m sticking with the plant name theme. It was either Delano or Dogwood, and I just couldn’t stomach the nickname Doggie (and you know I would have started calling him that. How could I resist?), so I picked Delano. It’s bad enough being a useless spare heir without some crazy name to top it off.

Burr Family

And now…family portrait time! The calm before the storm. First off we have the two old geezers, Belinda and Farley.

Burr Family
“Who you callin’ a geezer?”

Here are Daisy and Delano with their parents, Camellia and Horatio. I wish there were some way to have the toddler sitting on one of his parents’ laps, but oh well. *cries out for more camera options*

Burr Family
The Burrs, minus the geezers

Burr Family
Camellia Burr, 3rd generation heiress

Burr Family
Daisy Burr, 4th generation heiress

Buckle up, my friends — here comes the oh-so-terrible tragedy that befell Mr. Horatio Burr. First, I should say that I do feel a bit bad about it. I don’t enjoy killing off my Sims. I get rather attached to them. But…Horatio had just plain worn out his welcome. He’d done his duty by giving the family an heiress and handing over a couple of career rewards. Now he was just an obstacle in the path of Camellia’s quest to be in love with 20 Sims at the same time. It sounds horribly callous of me, but it’s true. Besides, I need at least some ghost points. And…and…he’s lazy! Just look!

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23 thoughts on “Jingle Burrs (Part II)

  1. WOOO! Burr update! I waited NINE days for this! It was excellent as usual. Isn’t it creepy that for three generations now you’ve had a female child then a male child? Anyway, Wow, the Burr lot is huge! I’m sad to say that I recently lost my legacy family after a memory glitch, and I was upset for a few days, but I’m starting a new legacy with OFB! Good luck! And Daisy is very pretty.

  2. This was an awsome update! I just discovered your website about a month ago and have constantly read your stories. I love them! You keep on streamlining with the Burrs and I will wait intently for a new update!

  3. Hi! This is my first time commenting so I just put my nickname Aya (don’t ask it’s just a nickname, it’s Japanese and it means Iris it’s actually short for Ayame.) Oh well I love your updates and the Burrs are my one of my favorite families too! It was fantastic too, I can’t wait to read the next Ravelo update either!
    P.S. please update soon!

  4. Okay. So. I have to say, the Burr’s are like my all time favorite family. Ever. Well, I acctually love the Ravelos… and the Shanleys… and the others… but they are way up there.

    I still can’t get over the home. It’s absolutely beautiful. I would trade my house in a second for that house, lol. Not because I don’t like my house, just because their house is so pretty.

    I am very excited to see the puppies Ariel and Dinglehopper, genetics are just too much fun. Plus I’m sure the puppies will be ah-dorable. =]

    Poor Horatio… he was a good paper delivery boy for a while… too bad.

    Great job again!

  5. Lovely update, Jen! Some of the pictures you have are fantastic (off the top of my memory.. the first peek at the cowplant and Dinglehopper’s victory over Ariel). Also LOVE the name Dinglehopper, ha! And Coriander’s twins are cute!

    Anyway, better get on back to playing my own Sims so I can try and get an update out soon. Geez, starting this new legacy has been much more challenging with a pet (especially combined with the eXtreme start)!

  6. “John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt! His name is my name tooooo. When ever we go out, the people always shout, they say JOHN JACOB JINGLEHEIMER SCHMIDT! Da da da da da da da!”

    Wow… that really did bring back memories. Hehe! That song will be stuck in my head all day. Great update Jen! Daisy looks great! I didnt realise you were doing a matriarch legacy. I could never do that for 10 generations. I would get bored with it too quickly. But it sure makes interesting reading. :P

  7. Boy, both Camellia and Daisy are beautiful! Camellia is more striking, she really fits her Romance personality. Flawless femme fatale. Daisy on the other hand just looks so sweet. She was an adorable toddler turned into an adorable girl. Looks to me like she’s got her father’s face with her mother’s lips? *Where* did you get the record player behind Grandpa Farley, and is it functional? =) Thank you for such a great update, Jen!

  8. The Burrs look like they’re doing very well! I absolutely love the way you have the lot set up. What’s in the little building in the back, left corner – next to where you’re hiding the cow plant? Speaking of death by cow plant, I wonder if that’s really such a bad way to go. It looks pretty quick and painless, but then I’ve never even seen a Sim be eaten by a cow plant on one of my lots, so I guess I shouldn’t talk.

    I can’t wait for puppies! And the G4 kids are super cute. As usual, I loved your pictures. I’m looking forward to the next update. :-)

  9. It looks like the Burrs are doing great!

    Thanks for answering my question, I actually didn’t know that Christmas trees could light up ( never really used one)

    I can’t wait for the pups, both dogs are cool and at the same time so different so I can’t wait to see their offspring. I didn’t know a large breed coulc breed with a small breed? Interesting? Does that mean that the puppies can be small and large breeds?

    I really like the layout of your lot, having the shop seperate from the house, yet it all still looks great together…it’s probably like a 6X5 lot though, right?

    I also really like the picture of Coriander and his family. Talk about Red Head Haven!

  10. Ooh boy! I loved the first shot of the cow plant there, it was so ominous! I typically have a hard time getting attached to the “related by marriage” sims, but regardless, I would find it really difficult to purposefully kill them! Delano is a fantastic name (I have a story character by that name, so maybe I’m just biased), shame that sweet looking little boy is just a spare. That little Daisy is just adorable! I love the sleepy eye effect too. Ah well, I have to get ready for class now, but I’ll be checking back often (still in the process of catching up)! Keep up the excellent work!

  11. Warning: I am going to kidnap Delano Burr. That boy is ADORABLE! I can only dream that Atlas Legalos will grow up to look like that. Daisy is gorgeous too, but you need her for Heiress, but Delano is going to be lured away by an evil internet stalker woman. LOL. Some sims just stick out. I just want to pinch his cheeks and make him nervous! Dinglehopper probably is a very fitting name. Never seen dogs fight, so I’m glad to know that they can – otherwise it wouldn’t be realistic, would it? I can’t wait to see what the puppies grow up to look like. Poor Horatio! However I am also impatient with lazy sims, and we do want Camellia to have the life she’s always wanted. I wonder what her children will think of their mother ‘entertaining gentleman callers’ while their father is barely digested by the cow plant. The house is beautiful, and the shop, and well, I’m completely drooling. I’m glad the Burrs have a proper Jenba house. Who needs that silly old point when you can have walls and windows! Truly a delight Jen. Glad to hear there’s more Shady Bluff on the way!

  12. I loveeeeeee the Burrrrss.

    Hi, my name is sara and I’m new to this blog. So far I’ve only read what’s on the first page, but I am going back to read everything else.

    I am very very in love with your stories, tho. They are too funny. Keep up the good work!

  13. The Burrs are so much fun. I enjoyed getting caught up with them again (bye, bye Horatio…we hardly knew ye). And it’s so great to see a fully built and decorated Victorian lot! I have absolutely no idea how you lasted with the “Middle of Nowhere” handicap as long as you did. That’s dedication…or craziness! ;)

    Okay, I’ve got to ask (since I have yet to install my copy of Pets): did the Corgi come with the game or did you download her from somewhere? Corgis are one of my favorite dogs ever and I’ve got to have one in my game since I can’t have one in RL (yet).

  14. Wow, I just realized that in the family portrait shot Camelia’s man eating hat is enveloping Horatio. I Knew he’d get eaten by something!

  15. YES!!!! JINGLE BURRS PART 2!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! I especially love Daisy, she’s so pretty! Her hair is really cool, too!! She reminds me of a girl who I used to go to camp with, except HER name was Julia and she was really mean. (Popular girls think they own everything). Anyway, UPDATE SOON!!!!!

  16. Great update, Daisy is looking so pretty! Too bad my legacy heir Daisy has disappeared (check my blog for the info). All your sims look so cool and the house is looking great. Nut tree is a handsome boy too! The shots of The man-eating plant was great, it was worth the wait!

  17. Yay! More Burrs soon! I love it when you change generatoins and the time period changes. It’s too bad you started your legacy after the Regency Era I’m in, but I can’t wait to see the flappers…

  18. I had been anxiously awaiting this update! The house is absolutely gorgeous in every aspect, wonderful job, and perfect for the time period, too! Poor Horatio…I knew you wouldn’t be the kind of simmer to do a separate lot business, it would take too long. I didn’t know they could have one on their lot, though. Your sims are GORGEOUS. Every single one is just beautiful. No fair! And Delano is a CUTIE. I love his name. (Save Dogwood for a sim you love to hate.) I love all the pets you have going on, you’re brave to attempt it. Well, keep coming with the Burrs, they’re my favorite!

  19. Great update Jen! I just love those Burrs! And now that they can buy as many things a day as they can afford, the house is finally up to Jen-the-amazing-builder standards! You’ve been gone so long that I’ve updated twice already!! I know what you mean about work. It took me awhile in between the pageant and my updates b/c of that very same thing. But I seem to be in a rhythm now! Just the way I like it! I can’t wait to see what kind of puppies Ariel has! I hope they’re short and fat! Too cute. And how do you get so lucky with such beautiful sims with all different hair colors?! I always end up with all black hair sims! And they are very seldom pretty! Well, not as pretty as yours! Anyhoo, can’t wait for the next update!

  20. Love the Burrs, as always.

    I’m looking forward to reading about the puppies! I haven’t managed any pet births in my game yet. I have enough trouble just keeping them washed often enough that they don’t complain, arrrgh!

  21. Oooh, Jen! I am in such a holiday mood now. That was wonderful. I loved the cowplant pictures, and the pets ones, too! They were really well-shot! I can’t wait for Christmas now. :)

  22. I love the Burr updates! I think that those were some of the best genes ever put into a sim! That girl is soooooooooo cute! I tried to do a legacy but it didn’t exactly work right… anyway, on the rules doesn’t it say if you have an impossible lifetime want you can change it or something like that? Or do you use your own rules?

  23. Oooh I can’t wait for the puppies to be born. I haven’t managed to play any of my new pets families enough to get them yet… so it will be exciting to see yours. I bet they will be super cute. And thanks for another fantastic update… I really like the Burr’s new house… it is so cute.