Nico Pacelli turns thirty-seven, and is spending his birthday planning his upcoming wedding. Originally he wanted a low-key affair, while Erin definitely wanted the dress and the ceremony. They may have spent more time compromising, but his family jumped in with all their opinions and Nico knew that he was definitely outvoted.
They’d hired Eva who likely regretted her entire career path since having to work with his Mom and sister-in-law, Ginny. Nico knew his Dad was ready for the ceremony to be over with, he was exhausted being dragged to every which place, asked his opinion, and then ignored entirely.
Nico found all the hoopla to be rather calming, with everyone’s assistance, they were sure to have a wonderful wedding. He hadn’t known that being the baby of the family was going to include such exclamation over his wedding, though his Mother liked to tell him that she never saw the day coming.
For the moment, he just enjoyed the time with Erin, knowing that everything was in good hands. Surely the wedding planning was the easy part, they were already both anxious over him moving in. Mallory still hadn’t come around to Nico being in her life, and spent much of time throwing tantrums and deliberately doing the opposite of what her parents said.
One day at a time had become their new motto.
He’s pretty excited that Simon is coming back, though not as thrilled that he’s bringing his girlfriend Cassia. He misses when they lived in their old house and used to share a bedroom. Cassia is just another reminder that everyone is growing up while time seems to move slowly for him.
Cassia is rather nervous about meeting Simon’s family, but he assures her that his family is (mostly) really nice.
His sister-aunt, Hadley comes by right before her work shift. She also has a birthday a few days after Nolan, but opted out of a personal cake with her family.
Nolan is still struggling to understand his life and all the sudden changes that have happened recently. He can’t help but feel foolish, with everyone having known he wasn’t really their brother all this time.
Julia brings her long-time boyfriend, Cabot, and for the first time, he is wondering what it would have been like to have grown up with her, and if he’d like Cabot the same if he were introduced as a possible step-Dad. All of the internal thinking almost drives him mad.
No one seems to realize his internal conflict hasn’t completely abated given the short passage of time.
He grabs two huge slices of chocolate cake, and drags Manny to the front yard. He’d like to celebrate with only his best friend at the moment. Manny doesn’t understand everything that Nolan is going through, but his life hasn’t been a picnic ether, and they get each other that way.
Nolan’s parents as teens, Julia and Isaac.
On Hadley’s actual birthday, she had to work late and Dr. Dwyer invited himself over. They’d been screwing around at the hospital but had never visited the other’s home. She had to sneak him in, knowing that her roommate Rosabella would have never approved of the hook-up.
Hadley didn’t realize that she shared a birthday with his ex-wife Miriam, which may or may not have come into play with his decision to visit her apartment.
Brooklyn and Oliver are in their final trimester, just three months to go before they can finally meet their baby. They are both enjoying summer break and downtime, though Oliver has been swamped working toward his Masters degree. If he can continue the pace he’s on, he will graduate in May 2031.
They are both slightly concerned that the new baby will throw a wrench into all their plans, but so far things have been falling into place nicely.
They are due in October.
John Russo – 77 years
Miriam Dennis – 46 years (pnpc)
Grace McCarthy – 39 years
Marta Steele – 39 years (pnpc)
Nadia Browning – 33 years
Meme Blackshire – 33 years (pnpc)
Michael Abbott – 31 years
Bethany Louie – 32 years
*Julius McCarthy – 23 years
*Elias McCarthy – 23 years
Rafael Martinez – 21 years (pnpc)
Alex Welsh – 17 years (pnpc)
Etienne & Violet-Adele McCarthy-Bernard – 2 years
Grant & Leah Millett – 34 years
Notes: Nolan is my last sim to age to teen at eleven. I decided when I changed my schedule around that I’d begin aging up at 12 seeing that I would have more time with my sims than I had previously.
I can’t believe it’s been two years since Etienne and Violet-Adele got married. I haven’t given them an actual update since the wedding, but they’re coming up in the fall. With my new scheduling and a few families that became biennial, I shouldn’t go so long between visiting families.
Nolan is such a cutie! He’s a decent mix of both his parents but surprisingly very much like Isaac, who aged into a hunky adult so I’m not worried about this cutie at all! 😀
Thanks for reading!!