I am absolutely head over heels about ACNL (that's what the cool kids like to call it and hashtag it). Animal Crossing New Leaf is a joyful world where you have a character that lives in a town, you design your own house, earn bells by actively contributing to society, buy and trade common items, spend your days chatting up neighbors, and tending to your community (that doesn't even capture a tenth of the experience). One of my favorite things to do is take trips on a fishing boat while being serenaded by Kapp'n to an island where exotic fruit grows, beautiful insects thrive, and where it's safe to encounter many types of sea creatures. Truthfully, I am not a huge swimmer, but there is something about slipping on my wetsuit (mandatory to enter the water) and taking a relaxing swim around the island capturing creatures like sea slugs or crabs with my own bare hands. Yes, I am referring to the joy I feel playing Animal Crossing New Leaf. Trips to the island most certainly bring me joy.
In the very best of intuitive Nintendo design, I easily picked up the simple routines that have enhanced life in my town, Harperly. BUT… the most wonderful aspect of ACNL is that I can game with my girls. I've learned so much from them, they've had the game since Christmas, and in turn I've quickly picked up my own repertoire of tips and tricks. On Friday night the three of us plopped on the sectional and instead of watching a movie, we played ACNL together. I need to create a short video of us, it is unbelievable fun! I had to take a family portrait from when I invited the girls over to my town, here we are in my house:
|(left is Sj standing, then G and I are on the couch, yes that's my swollen eye from a bee sting)|
Are we not adorable?
Stay tuned for the next post, where I'll share a photo of us in head to toe matching outfits and we even went fishing together!
Disclosure, I am a Nintendo Brand Enthusiast, but all ACNL games were purchased by my family. This post was not written as a campaign for Nintendo (all words and squeals of delight are my own), it is simply too much fun to not share with everyone I know! I can guarantee more ACNL posts to follow!