Shadow has set his mind on Misty, so he's making an effort to get to know her family. He meets her mother, Celeste, at the park.
Her older brother, Eduardo, is a scientist.
"So, if all your ancestors are blond," Shadow asks, "how did you end up with brown hair?"
"According to the Asspull theory of genetics, most of the time a Sim inherits the hair color of one of his parents or grandparents, but there is a 10% chance of getting a completely random hair color," the man of science explains.
Shadow becomes a man, and takes over the master suite on the second floor. Fate chose the Eccentric trait for him, and he looks forward to his unusual career as a ghost hunter. His twin brother Pink also grows up and moves out on his own before anyone remembers to take a picture of him for posterity.
Invading spirits are brazen enough to hang out on the front porch. Until Shadow shows up to banish them.
Shadow makes a date to meet Misty at the Buccaneer's Rest before his shift starts. Once again, she shows up with a toddler on her arm.
"Babysitting again?" he asks sourly.
Misty shrugs, "I can't get out of it, not while I live in their house."
Was that a hint? Shadow wonders. If so, he's got it covered.
Misty puts the toddler aside to check out the sparkle on her new engagement ring.
Shadow and Misty love the rockabilly music this bar plays, and dance in celebration of their engagement. Unfortunately, Shadow has to take off just as the sun sets, because that's when the ghosts come out.
"Drop by my house later," Misty says, "We're having a little party, it would be great if you come."
Shadow sucked up the poltergeists as quickly as possible so he could be at Misty's house at a reasonable hour. The party had mostly broken up by the time he arrived, but Misty was waiting upo for him in her bedroom.
The GilsCarbos had started out poor but were now very rich. Seeing the huge modern mansion for the first time, Shadow was a bit nervous about bringing Misty into his family's much smaller house.
"Don't be silly," Misty laughs at his concerns, "It's not the size of the house that matters, it's the amount of money you have in your family funds."
"Well, Ii have a huge pile of cash," Shadow answers, much relieved, "Did you see my new car?" He'd just bought himself a red La Matea.
Saturday is the wedding day. Lionel and Cameron set out the food and nectar in preparation for the guests. Cameron, realizes she's dressed in her formal outfit as the guests arrive, and quickly changes into her athletic clothing. She has a reputation of insanity to maintain, after all. Shadow's twin Pink is first to arrive, followed by Spider and his wife, Corrie. They are new parents, having just had a son, Jasen.
Pink dances with Misty's older sister, Mandi, who also happens to be Cameron's partner on the police force.
All the guests have arrived, but there is as yet no sign of Misty. Shadow performs a few songs on his guitar to entertain the guests, and keep his mind occupied, while he waits for his bride.
Finally, he calls her to remind her of their wedding, and she apologizes for her lateness and rushes right over.
"What's up?" he asks when she shows up,"Are you getting cold feet?"
"Hell no," she answers, "I was having last moment doubts about this dress."
"Are you kidding me? Why? You look smoking hot!"
Not wasting any more time, the couple takes their vows.
And then celebrates their union with a dance. Misty is glad she didn't wear a gown that would restrict her movement.
After the guests all leave, Shadow and Misty head out to a nightclub to dance late into the night.
They don't get home until just before sunrise.
So, generation 3 is officially on. I celebrated by selling off some of the junk gen 2 was hoarding, like the clothesline (not needed since we have a dryer.) I was also able to buy and later sell back wedding party stuff. Generation 3 goal of Party to Remember is complete. We served 3 courses, salad appetizer, fish and chips as main course and cobbler for dessert. I used to use a mod that allowed any meal to be prepared at any time, so I was dismayed to find my options limited to brunch selections at the time I chose to have the meals prepared, lol. Shadow bought a bottle of outstanding nectar at the consignment shop, and he performed on his guitar. There were more than 5 guests: Spider and Corrie Cross, Pink, his teen girlfriend Kristy, and Misty's sister Mandi, brother Eduardo and her father Randall (her mom died just a few days before). And of course the drama was the wedding.
Misty not showing up to her wedding was real. I had to call her and reinvite her during the middle of it. This is why I rarely throw wedding parties in Sims 3.
I feel bad about not getting a birthday pic for Pink. There was just so much going on, and I forgot before getting him moved out. I put him in his dream career (science) and bought him a nice house. His girlfriend is still a teen. Pink's final random trait is Over Emotional.
Shadow's last trait is Eccentric, which is great for his career.
Misty is Athletic, Snob, Virtuoso, Friendly and Loser. Her LTW is Living in the Lap of Luxury, which should be very doable as the family is already more than halfway there (she needs the household to be worth 324,00).
Her career will have to be in photography, so she'll be getting Risk's old camera.