~ Thursday, Leisure Day ~
A birthday card is sent to Craig.
Katrina gives birth to a boy. Welcome to the family, Jarod!
Rae and Damian Ivanov begin dating.
Kody and Cindy Newbie begin dating.
Excitement fills the air on another gorgeous summer day!
No work or school, but plenty to do on this special Leisure Day.
First, the family briefly stop by the summer festival to get their family portrait done.
Then, they are on their way to the day’s main event … one that various family members have been looking forward to all week long.
Baz isn’t sure he likes dressing up, but Ben assures him that he looks handsome.
Van fondly recalls his own special time with Khiara.
Ben tries his best not to look nervous as he waits for his lovely bride-to-be.
Darla is soon by his side, smiling and looking more beautiful than their surroundings.
Once everyone takes their seats, the ceremony begins.
“Family and friends, we gather today to celebrate the union of Ben and Darla.”
A little later …
“This ring is a token of our never-ending love.”
“Together we can weather any storm.”
After rings are exchanged and handwritten vows are read, Ben and Darla get introduced as sim and wife.
You may kiss your beautiful bride!
Baz wishes his brother would hurry up and slice the cake!
Ben and Darla prefer sitting with family instead of by themselves at the bridal table.
Bell doesn’t seem to mind sitting alone.
Addy’s Note: I’m not sure what is going on, but Bell seems to be displeased with someone. She leaves each family gathering (Baz’ birthday picnic in addition to this wedding) with a message about “somebody having unresolved issues” and has to be called back. I’m thinking that it might be Efrain since there have been messages regarding his flirtations. Poor Duncan.
Baz helps himself to a second slice of cake when the others gather on the dance floor.
Congratulations, Ben and Darla! May you begin and end each day with as much love and joy as you are feeling at this moment.