May Your Days Be Merry and Bright

I’m still working on the Burr update, but I wanted to take some time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Here’s a little holiday snapshot for you:
Happy Holidays from the Burrs and the Ravelos

If you’re wondering who the heck these people are, you might want to check out the close-ups below. There’s also a little outtake at the end, as well as credits.

Hope you’re all enjoying the holidays with your loved ones!

Camellia, Daisy, and Farley
Camellia, Daisy, and Farley Burr

Delano Burr

Ravi and Anastacia
Ravi and Anastacia Ravelo

Tennyson and Melesse
Tennyson and Melesse Ravelo

I wanted to put the families’ respective pets in the picture, but I had a bit of trouble. The only animal who made it to the photo shoot was Longfellow. He snoozed through most of the picture-taking:

Longfellow snoozes

Why he’s dreaming of rugs, I have no idea. Silly dog.

Camellia’s and Anastacia’s dresses from All About Style
Wall and floor from Komosims (Amore set)
Reflective floor tiles from Murano
Ceiling tiles by jgwhiteus, recolor by Marina
All other clothing and items by Maxis

24 thoughts on “May Your Days Be Merry and Bright

  1. Just what I wanted for Christmas!

    Love the reflection on that shiny floor! WOW!

    Thanks Jen! Merry Christmas to you!


  2. dear Jen

    hope u and ur family (as well as ur sims, especially the ravelos and burrs and the folk on annabel island and shanleys)have a very merry christmas that is full of joy and good cheer! = ))

    lots of love,

    an ardent reader of ur lovely stories = ))

  3. Wonderful pictures, Jen! Haha, Longfellow. Maybe the floor is too cold for him and he wants a nice rug to sleep on? Or maybe he’s like my cat and wants to chew on a rug? Ha! XD

    Merry Christmas to you, too! :D

  4. Happy Holidays to all of you! Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy the break away from school or work.

    Jen, where do you get all these downloads for hair? I want some of these hairstyles and cannot find them.

    I wish you a Happy Holiday and a New Year!

  5. Cute pics. I have some on my site of a little boy, his new canine freinds, and his boat, if you’d like to see. Merry Christmas!

  6. r u planning a new ravelo update soon?Cos i don’t remember Anastasia becoming an elder in your last update which means u must be.Mustnt it.Merry Xmas!

  7. Hey, Jen!!!

    Merry Christmas to you, too!!! I hope santa gave you everything on your wishlist *wink wink*!!!! I can’t wait for the next update!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO A RAVELO ONE!!!!!


  8. Beautiful picture, Jen! It looks like a professional greetings card. Do those reflective floors slow down your game a lot? :O They look like they would… They sure are pretty though.

    I’m all caught up with my reading, so I have nothing of yours to keep me busy while I wait for a new update. I don’t know if that’s good or bad! Happy Holidays to you too!

  9. Yay! What a beautiful picture, I love how the floor shows everybody’s reflections that was very cool. Did you download it? OH! Merry Christmas to you too!

  10. SO can I ask how you do your pics? I ask because I was trying to set up a New Year’s pic and I was using Inge’s teleport bush, but trying to get everyone to do what I wanted, even using boolprop to max motives and make static it seemed to be taking forever. I started during the day, then it was night and I just wasn’t getting it done.

  11. DylanTK – I only used the reflective floors for that photo shoot, and the only thing on that lot was what you see in the pic, so I didn’t notice any slowdown. Now, if I added them to the Burr house, I bet my game would lag like nobody’s business. But who knows — I might have to try it out!

    Aya – I did download the reflective floor — you can find a link in the credits at the end of my post. Let me know if you have trouble with it!

    Gethane – I used Inge’s teleporter painting, which I believe is the same thing as the shrub. I also used Insimenator to max motives and make them static. So I did basically the same thing that you were doing! I lucked out because I *wanted* my picture to be taken at night, and by the time I got everyone changed into their clothes and all that jazz, it was almost dark out. I’ve had the problem you had, however, where you don’t finish before night, and then you have to fast forward to the next day just to get some daylight back. One thing you could try, if you have Insimenator, is spawn the Time Adjustor (I think that’s what it’s called…) and turn the clock back a few hours whenever you notice it’s getting close to dark.

  12. thanks jen. I wondered if there was some magic technique that some knew that i was clueless about or if it was just old fashioned “hard work” to get sims to do what the heck we tell them too :)

  13. Cool pic Jen!!!
    Anyway, If u want some rich sims i now a cheat 2 get em!!!
    What u do is press the Ctrl button,the Arrow pointing up button and the c button at the same time and type motherlode and press the enter button and abrakadabra u hav 50 more simolions and 2 get twins u do exactly the same thing but type in twins r 2 cute instead(note:Those exact spellings!!!)

    See ya!!!!!!!!!!!!


  14. YAY! but my computer has been acting weird b/c I checked the website EVERYDAY and there was nothing there until today. Hmmmmmmmmmmm. (I smell a computer check-up at Tekserve!) oh well. Great Pic! Merry Christmakwanzaca!( christmas, kwanza and chanuka)
    or Christmahanakwanzne (christmas, Hanukah,kwanza and New year!!!!!!!!!)

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Jen, I’ve kinda been a silent reader of the Burr family legacy. I’ve once was an avid reader of your blog and stopped suddenly, however I recently wandered back. I love you writing technique! I am myself stealing your idea, I don’t blog however I just love the outfits and everything. Right now my founder and her husband just had a second child :) I’m also doing only female heirs and luckily both are girls, Boston and Charolotte. Their mother is Albany if you see what naming process I am going for, lol.

    Well, I was wanting to ask this question. Howe do all of your sim babies look so different? My sims children are clones, except maybe the eyes. Can you tell me what to do or if you are just lucky. Thanks!

    Your loyal reader,

  16. Happy Holidays a bit late everyone! And now Happy New Year’s Eve! I’m anxiously checking your site Jen, as always. Want to know some great news? I updated…I know, I know. I was shocked as well. Go Burrs! And whoa am I happy. Who knows what 2007 will bring?