Settling into the new home

The time before Luke left on his mission seemed to pass in the blink of an eye. They were able to take some of the essentials to the new house, but the agency would have a service deliver their remaining belongings shortly after he left, which was probably good because it would help pass the time without dwelling on Luke being away on a mission without her for the first time.

Definitely smaller, but a neat home with plenty of room for all three children

Bre and Luke discovered a neat area on the property; wooded with a pavilion and Bre couldn’t wait to work on the landscaping and adding more Fall decor. One of the upsides to having a smaller home was a lot of land for everyone to enjoy.

After exploring some of the property the day before, on the last day they took Niall and Emma to the pavilion and Emma couldn’t resist taking advantage of a nearby hay bale that she and her brother had been playing on to feel the baby move. Bre felt like her heart would burst from the love and joy of this beautiful moment of the family together at their new home.

Niall was more interested in his thumb than feeling the baby move, but Emma took full advantage of the moment. It was hard for Emma to believe that Bre’s tummy could be so big!

The night before he left, Luke had a sweet little talk with Baby Bump in the soft light of their sparsely filled bedroom. He hated going on a mission with Bre pregnant, especially knowing how much danger was involved, and leaving them to settle into a new home pretty much on their own, but it was moments like tonight’s that he would carry with him for the next few weeks and he knew they would sustain him when he was worried about his safety. A precious family was waiting back at home for him, so he had to make it back no matter what.

Blog credits:

For Bre, beyond the basics:

Zooby LoveMomma Body 2.3 (paused at 7 months, due to my slow blogging *grin*)

-KC- DANIKA SNEAKERS

[FLRN DESIGN] – SHIRT MOMMA GIFT SET Pink (the short sleeved in the couple picture)

{bb} (Bluebird Baby) Basics – Mommy Outfit #13 (I used the jeans in this combo with both shirts)

{bb} Basics – Mommy Outfit #12 (the long sleeved top from this combo)

TRUTH Vanish, Paradise

Luke’s credits beyond the basics:

Riot – Billy Bootcut Jeans in Blue 56

L&B Swear Henley Shirt

Vango. Bradley_Browns (MP for store here)

{COLD-ASH} Mens CHELSEA Boots (SingleColor-Dust SUEDE)

Emma:

Zooby Child AV Sweater Plain Fat Pack

Zooby Child AV Sweatpants Plain Fat Pack

Zooby Child AV Sneaker Solid Fat Pack

Zooby Child Avatar Dallas BOXED

Tuty – SWEET AND PLAYFULL CHILD GIRL BENTO AO – Priority 3 & 4

Toddleedoo Hair Amelie V.2 (MP here)

[iK01] Mesh Eyes  – New Beginnings

Poses:

Bee Designs-Inkme Autumn Song gacha 6 (holding from behind in pink shirt)

**SN~ (Something New) A Daddys Love (edited for posing purposes)

{JPS – The Jellytot Photo Shop} Showing Off The Bump (with prop I added)

Prop: 22769 – Hay Bale with blanket

Just Tell Me

“It was really nice to have a date night tonight, Luke. It’s been a long time since we dressed up and went somewhere nice…It seems like we’ve spent all of our free time with Emma and Niall the past couple of months and forgot to take a little time off together.”

“Bre, it’s been a wonderful night and I hate to ruin how relaxing it has been, especially now, but I have put off talking about this for too long and ran out of time.”

“Um, Luke, you’re making me kind of nervous, making such a serious comment. Quit staring into space and just tell me please!”

Luke moved and pulled his wife into his lap so they could talk. “I know we agreed to stop working at least until this baby is a few months old, but The Agency called and asked me to take on a mission. It’s a big one and they said I’d be a real asset on this one…I told them yes. I know I should have talked it over with you back when they called, and I shouldn’t have given an answer until we talked, but, I just…I guess I felt I couldn’t walk away when he said they really wanted me to come back in for this mission. I’m so sorry for not telling you sooner and for agreeing without talking to you. And I’m sorry I probably ruined our night out…” Luke replied miserably.

“Luke! You didn’t ruin our time together, but what if something happens? That’s why we agreed to take a break and later on decide if we want to go back into the field. How long before you leave? How long do they think the mission will take? If they made you feel like they need you, then it has to be really dangerous!”

Luke looked down at his feet and then back at Bre. “I leave the day after tomorrow. They called three weeks ago and I’ve been trying to find a way to tell you what I had agreed to, but couldn’t find the nerve. It should only be a couple of weeks, but I know you didn’t want me out in the field right now.”

“We are handfasted and married…you shouldn’t have to find the nerve to talk to me about anything! We vowed to face everything together and to always be there for one another. And I wish you hadn’t put it off. Everybody tries to ‘live in the moment and appreciate it’, but we forget to truly appreciate it sometimes. I don’t want any of us to have regrets.”

Luke sighed, looking at the softly lapping water and stars twinkling just beyond the bridge where they sat. “You’re right. I really hate to let you down and have been worried that the stress could hurt the baby, since you’ve had a rough second trimester.”

“It’s okay and we’re okay. I promise. I’m scared about the danger you’re going to be in, but the baby and I will be fine, and the kids were always pretty easy going about us going on missions. I’ll ask Eva to come stay with us while you’re gone and it’ll feel more normal for them with you gone, then. Just don’t avoid talking about things with me please. Our marriage deserves better than that.”

After clearing the lump in his throat Luke replied, “I made them agree to moving us to a permanent safe house. It has two houses, so one for Sylo to live in, since she has lived in a home beside us for so long that I won’t let them separate you two, and then a place for our family. It won’t be as big or nice as our house currently is, but the agent who called back with the new home information said it’s plenty big enough for us, a room for Niall and Emma, plus a separate nursery for this little one. I told them I wouldn’t even consider it without making sure you all were moved somewhere safe, just in case something happens.”

Bre smiled softly at her husband, taking in his earnest expression and the little crease that always appears between his eyebrows when he’s concerned. “It means a lot that you made sure that they’re taking care of us in case of anything. And I’m glad you’ll be with us tomorrow to help start the move. Plus, you get to tell Sis that she’s moving!” Bre laughed. “Eva has grown used to apartment life and wouldn’t bat an eye at being told to move, but Sylo…she’s going to give you hell!” Bre rubbed her rounded belly, wondering what this new chapter in life will hold, and then looked Luke in the eye. “Just try to come home to us. The mansion isn’t what made our place our home. It’s our family that does that.”

Luke sighed in relief and then smiled in wonder at his wife. “I should have handled this better. Thank you for being…you. And I know I said it earlier, but want you to know I mean it. You look beautiful tonight, love.”

I hope you don’t mind that I decided to blog a little scene that formed in my mind when I decided to change my landscape. I haven’t written dialogue for a long time, so please forgive any mistakes there! *grin* I just had this little movie in my mind and when I found Luna te Amo in the Destination Guide…*chef’s kiss* If you like a photogenic place, you MUST check their place out. The group is free to join, which gives you rez rights, too, although they have various seating arrangements in the different areas, which I took advantage of on the non-beach side of the property.

Time for giving credit where credit is due (with SLurls embedded when possible)…

Bre is in:

Whimsical Design’s Isabelle Gown (It’s one of the older designs, but looks great without any clipping even during the third trimester, which I’ve found happening with some LoveMomma clothing from other stores, since the belly is so extended and some AOs cause the mesh to clip in the lower section of the belly during movement then)

-KC- AWENA SANDALS

TRUTH Vanish – Redhead

a.b – Amalia 25 – BOM LeLu Evo X (eyebrow shaper, eyebrows)

[Glam Affair] Cherry Skin [Lelutka EvoX] Honey (I bought it at Uber, but it should be in store soon)

LeLUTKA Avalon Head 3.0

Eclat – Ari Choker

AvLoveMomma Persephone Body (7 months along), by Zooby (straight from the NC when landing at Zooby’s:

“AVATARLOVE Store

  • Entrance to the right of Zooby Animesh Babies Store
  • Love Momma persephone – Full pregnancy BOM body
  • Love Aphrodite – BOM body ONLY , does NOT get pregnant”

Luke is in:

L&B (Lapointe & Bastchild) Gage 3PC Tuxedo Premium Edition Oxford Shoes

L&B Edge Business Suit Premium Edition 2.1 Gianni Version

Vango. Bradley Hair, Browns

And last but definitely not least, Luna te Amo!

Whimsical Designs Gives Us LoveMomma’s Liberty

Just in time for the US holiday, Whimsical Design’s gives us two patriotic options at The Main Event. The first is a cute bikini set, but at five months along, Bre is a little more comfortable in the Tank and Shorts Fatpack. The set has 5 jean shorts and 6 4th of July themed tank tops, available at Corfu Beach.

Luane’s World has redone the amazing sim again and had an amazing spot to feature my perfect outfit while admiring the new landscaping (and getting a few ideas for redoing our own land *smile*). There are gorgeous new beach and wooded areas to explore and even take pictures at. A cute wood cabin on top of the hill overlooking the beach and ocean was absolutely perfect to capture the moment, in my opinion.

(Notice the sweet little bandit nibbling away at his dinner!)

The AO is a little awkward for the pregnant body, but I wanted to show just how cute these look together 🙂

Look at that adorable profile in a landscape I’d love to visit IRL

Some maternity clothing doesn’t look quite as cute to me as the pregnancy progresses, so I’m so tickled by how this set looks awesome even past the halfway mark! I know what outfit Bre will be sporting while kissing Luke while playing with the sparklers again this year (and the HUD offers other colors!). *smile* On behalf of The Kincaid Family and my RL family, I wish you a happy 4th filled with family, fun, and yummy food, even if it’s not a holiday where you are!

The credits:

Whimsical Design Liberty Shorts and Tank Fatpack available at The Main Event at Corfu Beach

-KC- AWENA SANDALS

LeLUTKA Avalon Head 3.0

Eclat – Ari Choker

TRUTH VIP Forever

(Please note that Whimsical Designs has a new location!)

FOXCITY. Chill Bento Pose Set (Boxed HUD. #5 when looking down)

Tuty’s Enchanting Beauty AO in other pics

Luane’s World (redone)

Bre and Emma’s Shopping Trip

Today Bre started craving some ice cream, so she decided a Mommy and Me trip was in order with Emma. In the matching Whimsical Design’s Mirabel Dress and Ruffle Tank Dress Hope Lace Darks Green by Whimsical Kids for Emma, and the need to feel a little extra feminine with a pretty dress, they had quite an adventure! Since Emma is a bit wild when not in the stroller and Luke had taken Niall on a boys outing with the stroller, Bre carried Emma and kept her out of any unplanned adventures. *laugh*

They say you should never shop on an empty stomach, so their first stop was for some chicken bites and milkshakes, although service was a little slow on taking their order.

Since it was a fully indulgent day, they grabbed a pint from the store and indulged in Bre’s lastest craving for ice cream.

Shopping at Backdrop City

Enjoying some ice cream and cereal

With full bellies the girls hit the road to visit Miamic Park and check out all of the changes. If you have any little ones or would like a really neat place to hang out, I sincerely recommend checking out Miamic (there’s even a post featuring Miamic in previous blog posts). There is an incredibly beautiful spot to snuggle up for a pretty picture, even!

When you’re not enjoying the activities or company, this is a beautiful spot at Miamic!

The girls headed home and decided to hang out for a bit in Trompe Loeil’s Bookworm Hideaway while waiting for the fellas to get home. Nothing like snuggling in a cozy nook with a woodstove after a busy day.

Credits with SLurls:

Whimsical Designs: WD Mirabel Dress Lights & Darks Fatpack

(Using the Zooby shopping HUD): Whimsical Kids: WK Ruffle Tank Dress Hope Lace Darks Green

Zooby: Animesh Ruffle Tank Dress, highchair with chair for parent, and cereal bowl

(Private location and built in poses unless otherwise noted)

A Little Whimsical at Luane’s

Bre and Luke took a little trip to the photogenic beach landscaped over at Luane’s World to reminisce over the Gidget cosplay blogged some time back. Luane has set out a lot of decorative pieces at the beach that not only bring the scene together, but they even have built in poses and animations, so we had a lot of fun exploring!

There is a lot of clothing being designed for the AvLove Momma Body right now and Whimsical Designs made what I think is the cutest bathing suit for it (not to mention it includes versions for most popular bodies!), so I couldn’t resist exploring the sim together while wearing the red version of the Brooke Swimsuit (from the fatpack). I’m not usually into polka dots, but the adorable ruffle totally made it feel extra sweet and feminine, while Luke loved the sexy cut for the bum. *grin*

After wandering a bit we had a lot of fun trying out the poses and animations built into the boat that Luane has out in the water. Some are just cute while a few are downright sexy. I definitely recommend playing with the windlights and checking out the effect of the festive lighting on the boat; just prepare to spend some time with the menu because there are a ton of fun poses, so it was hard to narrow down what I wanted to share of our adventure.

Had to revist the “Moondoggy” guitar playing from Gidget *grin*

“Come a little bit closer…”

“I’m totally in love with you. Whole, painful, true love. The kind of love that burns so intense it feels like an explosion of fireworks in your body…The love I never knew I was searching for, I found in you.” – ifthenightcouldtalk

“There’s something unusual about us. Something deeply spiritual. The way we fall into one another so naturally like our love was carved of the earth…The universe planned for us. I know it…” Beau Taplin

We decided to wander the beach after exploring the boats and seating areas. With the waves lapping at the shore, Luke took an extra moment to remind Bre that he fell in love with her long before they were ever blessed with a family.

As the sun set on our adventure, we were reminded of our times playing on the beach at Gale Retreat a couple of years ago. With the help of LumiPro, we have the perfect picture momento to tie our unexpected fairytale together.

Although the above pictures are a perfect slideshow of our beach adventure from the other day, and follow through the day nicely, I can’t resist adding a duplicate from when he patiently waited for me to play with windlights. There is something so romantic about the scene with the rich hues from the windlight kissing the shimmer on the bodies. *sigh* Add to it the sweet swimsuit and Peanut’s little bump, with the waves contrasting between the shore and out to sea, and I want to be in this moment IRL. *grin* Anyway, I hope you enjoyed our little adventure and if you’re into photography, this is the perfect time to check out Luane’s World, because her photo contest has a few days left still! Also, if you have the Momma Body, you definitely should check out Whimsical Designs. There is an awesome sale on Tuesdays and several outfits have matching options for the Animesh babies (the toddlers)!

And a few extra credits from our adventure (SLurls are from when I got the items):

Bre:

The Whimsical Designs Brooke Swimsuit Fatpack is here

Wearing Truth’s former VIP gift Bewkie

Choker: Eclat – Ari Choker

Luke:

..::ILLI::.. Swimwear Swim Shorts

Letis Tattoo :: Arm Bands Pack :: ABPACK13001 ::

Stealthic – Narcotic (Browns)

Poses:

Kneeling: K & S Poses True feeling pose 3

Walking in sunset: Entangled Poses; Ash and Caitlin (was at Pose Fair several years ago)

2 Months!

A super awesome feature of choosing the standard 9 months of pregnancy with the Zooby LoveMomma Body is that although I was down and out with Covid for nearly a month, our little SL Peanut was just fine and now that I am starting to get better, we got to celebrate the tiny bump Bre is developing!

I went ahead and made the belly semi-transparent so little Peanut shows right above the belly button 🙂

I couldn’t resist this sweet picture that just came about while trying other things.

I should be working on landscaping for Spring and really changing things up, but I spent the whole evening exploring new clothing options for the body, honestly. *laugh* It’s like when Maitreya first came out, all over again, especially since Bre will be in this body into November. *grin*

The adorable bow capri jeans are over at <MC> LM-Capris w/bow

I used the top from a combo outfit and the alpha didn’t quite work perfectly, but I couldn’t resist something showing that tiny bump. *grin* The full combo outfit is {bb} Mommy Outfit #17 (Bluebird Baby; also on MP), while I used the top alpha from Sweet Penelope’s Sport Top.

KC Couture is starting to offer a variety of shoes that include for Momma, along with the usual mesh feet, so I’ve been obsessed with their affordable options. The cute Awena sandals (not visible, but definitely deserves some credit!) from there have a ton of customizable parts. They’re shoes I’d actually wear IRL, regardless if I was PG, so I couldn’t leave them out.

Of course the Zooby LoveMomma Body (2.2) is available here (although locations may change as they get settled into having a whole shopping experience from child avatars, animesh children, and then the two mesh bodies).

And as I will use each month, the Belly Progress pose by Veiled Bae.

I couldn’t resist a little extra because I’m totally loving this free gift (mini HUD!) from Flrn Baby’s! The Lae Love Momma Top & Sarong Gift is so fun and perfect while I’ve been looking for the perfect bathing suit. Notes; this is a free join group, with amusing and cute group gifts, so it’s worth joining if you have a spot; but this gift also has no bikini bottom or alpha. So far I haven’t run into a need for an alpha other than some leg clipping that would have happened anyway with my AO and I just used the panties that generously come with the body (shhh *grin*) under the sarong.

I think Emma was just happy for a little pool time with Mommy!

Although I don’t post for Truth, I have a hard time not wearing Unravel. The perfect bit of curl and somehow accentuates the body changes, in my opinion.

As I continue to improve, I have so many fun things to blog! I found some cute poses for Luke and Bre working on the nursery, some adorable maternity clothing, and we even managed to wander a few neat places that we’d like to share, so lots more cuteness to come! 🙂

Love Will Find a Way

Despite a crazy RL lately, Luke and Bre discovered that love found a way to take them on a wild new SL adventure (as if undercover agents wasn’t enough! *laugh*). Thanks to Zooby’s new AvLove Momma body, Bre had an extra special Valentine’s gift for Luke…

Surprise!

So, seriously, where are we putting a third crib?!

(RL note: I am the “bonus mom” to “Luke’s” two sons and life didn’t travel down the pregnancy path for us, so we decided that it would be neat to go through a pregnancy and raise “our own” baby together in SL. Thanks to Carrie at Zooby and her amazing designers, we get to experience a version of parenthood with our own biological child, although of course the boys are a blessing and dream come true all ready. This gives a little super special adventure to share in SL. We’ve hit a really neat stage in SL technology to have such amazing abilities as a body that progresses through pregnancy without using sliders!)

How do you think Emma and Niall will handle a little brother or sister?

Aw!

Aw, look at “Little Peanut”!

My note: The AvLove Momma body, once pregnant, has a developing fetus that you can look at (It was hard to get a good angle with the built in transparency option, so I just panned the camera in for this shot, with it being just a little peanut *smile*). The body has a belly alpha with a HUD to control options with the body but also with the belly alpha, so if desired you can make that area of the belly semi translucent or get an adorable little “window” to watch your pixel baby develop! If you’ve ever wanted to RP pregnancy, this is by far the most awesome option you could ever get, and designers are really swinging into gear to develop fit mesh clothing to grow with the body and awesome poses, too, not to mention all of the clothing for the newborns (since you also have the option to actually buy the new Zooby Animesh Newborn instead of the AvLove Momma body and an egg, and then follow the steps to get pregnant – with three time frames to utilize for the pregnancy and an animated labor, with a HUD to pick what newborn you want [so when you buy the egg, you’re paying for a newborn to be delivered to you at labor]!). The store is a bit minimal at the moment, although there’s even a non-PG related body available as well that Zooby has developed, so I definitely recommend you go HERE! You can use your own shape even and allow the body to progress through body changes during pregnancy without ever changing your worn shape!

Another note: It is worth mentioning that like anytime a new body hits the market, there are limited clothing and skin designers for it at first. There are a few who were ready for the launch with one being Sweet Penelope (a brand you know and trust for your Zooby Animesh if you’re familiar with the Zooby Animesh experience), who has this incredibly adorable sports bra and pants in floral, with a quickly growing inventory of clothing options for the new body. The body has The Skinnery skin tones built in, and they often have sales for the various popular heads available. Bre has a bit of a skin neck line ATM because we didn’t feel that any of matching head skins really suited Bre, so I kept on my preferred skin and haven’t played with adjusting the neck shading yet.

Love found a way for Luke and Bre to be reunited in RL after 19 years and now spend both the rest of their/our lives together in both worlds. What an exciting new SL adventure to share!

Credits:

AvLove Momma Body by AvLove Momma (Zooby)

PG test purchased via body HUD

Clothing: Sweet Penelope (Zooby mesh clothing designer, works throughout all stages of pregnancy)

Bre hair: Truth – Unravel; Truth – Soiree

Bre skin: Glam Affair

Poses built into Trompe Loeil bed

Luke hair: Stealthic – Narcotic

Luke skin: Not Found: Ruddy

Clothing: Riot – Billy Bootcut Jeans

Luke Shape: altered from Clef de Peau. Body Tight Steve T3 [LELUTKA]

Lighting: LumiPro and FS WL

Head Posing: [HD]multi bento pose HUD beta v.1.41