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Riverblossom Hills: part two

Leod McGreggor came to Riverblossom Hills because it edged on wilderness. He likes his little plot of land and solitude. Though not a hermit per-say, he enjoys full control of his time because he's always had a nagging desire to make his fortunes. He's just not convinced that this region is right for farming nor even that his family's traditional ways are the most direct path to fortune.

Nathan considered himself lucky when he was offered a position with the Riverblossom Hills police department. It felt like the setting of his favorite retro cop show. The fresh piney air and glistening lake promised that he too could live a quaint life. The Gavigans had already moved once to Belladonna Cove but it had been difficult to find work and Nathan wasn't happy living in a rundown apartment in the cheap but slummy side of town. So he had looked for work in the smaller towns nearby. His secret hope of his was to find a small town where he would buy a house with space for Mary to open a body shop. Mary is happier in Riverblossom than she was in Belladonna but she's having a hard time settling in. Her life with Nathan has been a whirlwind. Every few years he gets the urge to move. Mary has always enjoyed stability but with a family she feels it is a necessity. She's nervously anticipating the day when Nathan will tire of the small town life. In the meantime, she's enjoying the junker Nathan brought home to work on with her. Isaiah is not oblivious to his parents' troubles but as long as he has his computer, his games and his books he's perfectly fine living like a tumbleweed.

Jason O'Mackey shares his brother's passions for a scholarly life but he was more philosophical than Gabe. Where Gabe loathed the unexpected, Jason relished it. Meeting Rose was the most unexpected of events. During a hike he observed the pollen sisters. For many moths he returned to the area, watching and waiting for the right moment to introduce himself. Before he mustered the nerve Rose greeted him. Love blossomed into marriage over the course of a single summer. Though Rose had no last name, Jason was not particularly attached to his family name so they adopted the nickname people shouted at Jason when they saw him with a plantsim. Rose's pollen sisters disapproved of her raising her new sporeling so far away from their natal woods but Rose was swept up in the novelty of a new home so she agreed to the Riverblossom Hills move. The cold weather was a struggle but the local hospitality warmed her heart and Rose has begun to settle into town life.

Jules is happiest when she's immersed in her writing. Even though as a child she'd sensed her parents growing distance she's remains unsure why her mother left her with her father. She likes Gabe well enough but after her breakup with Jacob she began to see similarities between the two. Her father is just an immature boy. Despite the fact that her parents had been apart for many years, Jules was surprised when Gave started dating Patricia Wan. Patricia seemed nice so Jules began to open up to her. That is, until she wrote an article based off a writing idea Jules had discussed with her. Luckily Jules has her new aunt Rose to spend time with. She enjoys spending time with her cousin Daisy as well. Gabe O'Mackey had taken for granted that he'd meet someone, they'd fall in love, marry, maybe have a kid and then he'd never need to waste all that time on dating. Alexandra had been charming, intelligent, beautiful and she'd seemed to like him. He never really noticed anything was wrong until he received the papers in the mail. The whole situation unnerved him. Neighbors talked about his broken heart but Gabe felt it was his trust that had been broken not his heart. He'd trusted that marriage was a simple thing but Alexandra was so greedy that she wanted excitement and adventure while he had microwave meals in front of the TV.

When Dora Ottomas found herself pregnant with Peter she viewed it as a blessing though she knew she'd be raising him alone. She took to child rearing like a fish to water but never had more because Peter was a fairly demanding child and she never had time to meet, marry or fall in love. When Peter got at job in Riverblossom Hills it was Dora who bootstrapped the funds to buy a fixer upper and it is Dora who will undertake the renovation work. But in these verdant hills Dora has found something new awakening between herself and Betty Goldstein. Peter's first love was his mother. He felt she must be magical to provide so much with so little. Being fatherless had not worried him because as a gifted athlete he had many fatherly coaches. A particularly bad injury ruined his sports career in his mid-teens but Peter bounced back when his mother pointed out that the way he approached sports was his choice and there was always a way if he had the will. He took his mother's advice and began writing for the school paper where he met Samantha. Something in her mannerisms reminded him of his mother and her capacity for love. He fell hard. Samantha never knew her parents and never had time to know her many foster parents. She was not the sort of baby that other sims found adorable and by the end of her toddler years she was too old for the young sim couples who wanted the whole child rearing experience. A few times she was adopted by elders who cared deeply for her but she grew accustomed to wearing black clothes and a mourner's face. By her teens she became independent but she never lost the desire to be part of a real family. With Peter and Dora she found one. David's early life mirrored his father's with so much love outpoured he wanted for nothing even in the small trailer his parents shared with his grandmother. But then Sharla came along and Tommy and now the newest addition. David enjoys helping his mother and grandmother around the house but he never has time for the big adventures his dad brags about. With his free time David listens to rock music and doodles. Sharla isn't sure she wants to follow in her mother or grandmother's footsteps, she daydreams of a different sort of life but she feels lonely at the prospect of spending her life attending to the needs of boys. Tommy likes the noise of a big family, he's curious about the new life his mother has in her big belly and he is quite a happy little boy growing like the weeds at the old farm house.


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Oct. 19th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
I don't really know what to say other than... wow! Your makeovers are amazing. I love how much attention you pay to detail. These must have taken you such a long time. And once again, I really enjoy reading the little blurbs that you write about the families because it really makes them seem more real.
Oct. 21st, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! In between my other makeovers I kept going back to Riverblossom Hills and working on the houses and community lots. It has such a homey feel to it--but then again, I absolutely love seasons irl because it creates a flow to life's activities and I think Riverblossom Hills is really set up to portray that sort of seasonal change and flow.
Oct. 20th, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
Everyone one of these pictures is gorgeous. I never really played Riverblossom, but their makeovers are just awesome. Very inspiring :)
Oct. 21st, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Glad you like them :) I've played a few Riverblossom families in the past but they're all a bit challenging to makeover. Luckily my game is exploding with CC so I have a wider range of makeup and hair styles to work with.
Oct. 20th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)
Another nice set of makeovers.

I like how you made over the O'Mackey house. It looks really very lovely. Also happy someone found a use for the tree doll house. :D

Really really like the rustic, somewhat worn down look and feel of the Ottoma's home. So many neat details. I think it may be my favorite. :)
Oct. 21st, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
I really love the tree doll house. In Cooke's Landing I have a family who uses it as well.

The Ottoma's house was very fun. As a kid I recall going with my parents to look at a fixer upper. I didn't really want to put the Ottomas in a tiny house or trailer but a fixer upper seemed like it would work. I was thinking they'd be using the sim version of craigslist (still not sure which sim would run start up craigslist) and garage sales to furnish the place.
Oct. 20th, 2011 06:13 am (UTC)
Not only are your makeovers incredible, but I love the thought you have put into the characters :)
Oct. 21st, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
Makeovers are so much fun! I'm glad you're enjoying them :)
Nov. 7th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
These are some of the best makeovers I've seen, I love them all and the sim background stories are fabulous! ( have to say, Leod MacGreggors place kind of sucked me in and kept me ;P)

Dec. 6th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
Leod's place surprised me once I was down to cropping and resizing pictures. I'm glad they drew you in :)
Mercedes Lexus Lopez
Oct. 27th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
OMG. WTF. WTH. please. please. please. tell me where you got all of your custom content. The plants, the interior, the story it ties all so nicely together. You did great with this:) did you go to modthesims? or thesimsresource? or some other site? please tell me. And what skins + eyes are you using?
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