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Welcome. We are Mike and Kim Simmons. We have 2 adorable children that rule our home, and we're ok with that.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Greetings from Seattle!

Thursday night Mikey and Kim flew to Seattle!
We are staying in Bellevue, where all the
hoty-toyty's live! haha
It's my first time here so Mike has played tour guide!
It's gorgeous here.
Anyway....just wanted to say hello from Seattle!
We'll be back Monday!
Us on top of the Space Needle!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Love You Mimi!

just wanted to tell you that...

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Husband Blog

The Husband Tag

1. What is his name? Michael Flandro Simmons, Mike, Mikey Moggles, and Moggsy
2. Who eats more? Mikey..though I'm more of a snacker!
3. Who said, "I love you" first? Mikey did...it began with I heart you!
4. Who is taller? Michael
5. Who is smarter? He's pretty smart, after all he married me! Though really it depends, we share our smartness with each other!
6. Who is more sensitive? Me...unless members of DMB pass away
7. Who does the laundry? Mostly me (the wife Kim) but he's happy to lend a helping hand when asked
8. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Mike mike mike
9. Who pays the bills? Oh crap...bills? we have BILLS? ok ok we both do
10. Who cooks more? Kimmy. but once again Mike is more than happy to lend a helping hand, he does most of the grilling in fact, he's enjoying it!
11. Who is more stubborn? Hmm this is a tough one, it really is hard to say, in some ways he is some ways I am....if you ask him he would say he is though.
12. Who is the first to admit they are wrong? Mikey...when he actually is wrong, but we don't point fingers!
13. Who has more siblings? Mikey (4) Kim (3) you do the math...
14. Who wears the pants in the relationship? We like to slip on the same pair and just hop around like in potato sack races!
15. What do you like to do together? Watch TV..LOTS of it! Go to the movies, cook, play badminton (it's been a while!) listen to music...just being together is fun, we laugh... A LOT!
16. Who eats more sweets? I have to say Kim on this one!
17. Guilty Pleasures? CHEESE, peanut butter with cereal, Sun flower seeds, Girls Next Door (the show not actual neighbor girls...I am also hooked!) Glenn Beck, Disney Chanel, Dixie Chicks,
18. How did you meet? Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Eckman introduced us at a midnight bowling gathering!
19. Who asked whom out first? If you want to get technical...I called him about the bowling mentioned above, but for an official first date, he did in fact ask me!
20. Who kissed who first? Mikey made the move
21. Who proposed? Mikey, and we have the pictures to prove it!
22. His best features and qualities? Mikey has a nice booty, handsome eyes and sexy arms! He is one thoughtful hubby, he will always have a compliment for me, he's honest, he makes me smile, laugh and cry happy tears. He's my biggest support. He has always loved me for me. He listens to detail even when I don't think he is. He's all around good example...love my man!
23. Tag you’re it. Who do you tag? Amanda, Louise, Jill, Brooke

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

LeRoi Moore 1961-2008

I find it hard to come up with words to describe what he meant not only to me but to the millions of people he reached over the passed 17 years. His quiet presence on stage never once dampened the monster performances. He could build a fire with a single run of notes; he could silence the loudest crowd with the softest melodies.

I am speaking, of course, about the late LeRoi Moore. This inspired musician played the saxophone, flute, and pennywhistle for one of my favorite music groups, The Dave Matthews Band. He left this earth on Tuesday, August 19th, 2008.

Do you ever hear a song or an album that just throws you back to a certain time in your life and floods you with emotions happy or sad? The Dave Matthews Band has been the soundtrack to my life since the 6th grade. It may sound silly to some, but I know there are many of you reading this that have been touched so deeply by a piece of music that it almost brought you to tears or gave you the chills.

It may sound silly to many of you that I am mourning the loss of a musician. I am kind of surprised at how much this loss is affecting me. Though I can’t say I knew LeRoi personally, the connection I had with his music was real. Through great times and horrible times in my life, music was always a way to heal and rejoice. This is the end of an era. Whether the band continues on without him or not, this is the end of a chapter in my life. When we are speechless, when words get the best of us, when words are simply not enough... the music will be there for us all, and LeRoi with every note.

LeRoi passed away on Tuesday, but DMB did not cancel their show that evening. Here are the road crew's thoughts after the show-

"As we sat this afternoon contemplating the loss of our brother, we wondered how we could possibly do a show today. Dave put it into perspective stating, "There's no place I'd rather be than here with you guys right now." We cherish special memories of our lost friend. Tonight, Dave told a story about LeRoi at a bar in Virginia where the cash register was near the stage and LeRoi leaned on the register because "standing had become a chore". Roi proceeded to play the most beautiful version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Dave said, "that was the day I fell in love with him. And I'm still in love with him." It's safe to say we all were in love with him. "It's always easier to leave, than to be left." -Dave Matthews

The DMB Crew
Wednesday, August 20
12:27 AM PDT

If you have never heard LeRoi Moore play, I have made an 18 minute tribute to his music. You can download it here - LeRoi Moore Tribute

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Camping 2008 was super great!

Friday night after work Mike and I got together with
some of our favorite friends for a little over night
camping trip!
We went up to Mirror Lake in the Uintah Mountains!
We had the BEST view ever! Sure our camping ground
was a little rocky but you couldn't beat the view we had!
Thanks to Mark for teaching us all how to fish!
Though we never really hooked a fish, Mike caught one with his bare hands!

Thanks gang! We had a great time!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Happy 1 year Jeph and V


As part of my gift to Jeph and V (I have until midnight tonight to get a gift for them!) but for now we just want to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! 1 year and many many more to go! We love you guys and miss the days apart each week....thank you for being a friend!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Don't spoil it!

So because we have a pretty booked schedule this week I will have to wait to see the So You Think You Can Dance finale.....so I ask that nobody spoil the results for me!! I will catch up this weekend!!


PASS and Promotion

The week we got back from our honeymoon I began training for my new assistant position at Equity and Mike was studying for his final! I'm now on my own, well sort of, with assisting (though Judd will obviously keep showing me the ropes) I feel like I'm catching on and getting somewhat of a system down, then more can be added to my plate! Mike took his final Tuesday night and PASSED!!!! YEAH!! I'm so proud of him! With all the wedding planning he had a few distractions along the way but he still managed pulled it off, he gets to move on into fall semester!! Way to go Mikey!

So this week has been pretty good for us and we plan to end it on a high note! We get to attend a wedding tomorrow for Bucky (Mike) and Amanda :) Then Jelaire and Kelly get married on Friday so we get to celebrate that as well!! And most importantly we get to spend Friday night with the Simmons gang playing hard one last time before Andy and Beth head back to Montana!

Have a great rest of the week friends!

Monday, August 4, 2008

We now pronounce you...

Can you believe we did it!? Get your mind out....WE GOT MARRIED! We are officially Mr. and Mrs. Mike Simmons and what a blast it has been! Thanks to family and friends we had the BEST day...sure that's what every bride and groom says but seriously if you were there you know how perfect it truly was! It began with an amazing sealing I will never forget. So many people have commented on how wonderful he was and what great things he said as reminders to us all.
Ask anyone there, Mike and I were non-stop smiles, what a great way to start the day!

Along with family and a few close f
riends we enjoyed a yummy luncheon at the Lion House. We kept it simple, no program, no big speeches, just delicious food and good company.

Our reception was just a party to us! After about 45 minutes of greeting visitors we shoved cake in our faces and boogied down to some great tunes selected by us with a special dedication to the kids in the family with the Silly Dance Contest...such a hit we did it TWICE!!

We spent our honeymoon in California cruisin' in a blue convertible Ford Mustang! Mike looked like a stud...yes stud! It was so great, thank Mary at Hertz for the hook up! The beach weather was perfect, we beat the crowds at Disneyland by going early then hanging out at the pool in the afternoons! As much fun as we had we are so happy to be home and finally getting life back to normal....well...normal as we know it!

Thanks to everyone who made OUR day such a special one. We couldn't have done it without you. Espcially our parents. We love you all so much and will never forget how blessed we are to have you!

Thanks for stopping by gang...return often!
The Mike Simmons Family