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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.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Are you excited?!
I am..enjoy :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

First Spot light!

I thought today would be a good day for a spotlight!
I counted my bloggin' peeps, shouted to Mike to pick a number between 1 and 45,
and he shouted back 21.....and that brings us to...

Cheryl n Kids (and Uncle Bruce!)
Cheryl Harper is my cousin on my mom's side! She is the 2nd daughter
to Bruce and Jerry Curtis.
(Jerry is my aunt who fought a courageous battle with cancer and passed away this past spring.)
Cheryl and her 2 children, Curtis and Kirsten live with Bruce.
Cheryl is a proud mom and has every right to be so! She has a 14 year old boy who is learning new things each day. I've noticed lately he enjoys doing some tumbling at gymnastics! If you ask anyone, Curtis might have the strongest hand grip known to man! The trials they have had together have made Cheryl a very strong woman!
Her daughter Kirsten, 11, has become quite the dancer! If I'm correct she dances 4 nights a week and loves it! Cheryl is not a stage mom pushing and pushing a daughter who doesn't want to carry on, Kirsten has her own drive and is very talented!

We love you! We are proud to call you family!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The next Bob Ross

For a while now I have REALLY wanted to try canvas painting!
Nearly a year ago Mike, Jeff, Venita and I fell asleep on the couches on Sunday afternoon
to a Bob Ross video....what a soothing voice he has!! ha-ha
Anyway...a few weeks ago I bought some canvas boards and today the paint!
Mike downloaded a Bob Ross show for me to learn from and I did it! I painted with Bob!!
Here is what we painted today!
PLEASE remember this is my first attempt ever at painting an actual picture aside from paint by numbers and those cool water color paint books where you just run a wet brush over the already colored lines!!
Mike stepped out to run a few errands and when he came back I had completed this! He was actually pretty impressed.....for my first attempt, so of course, what else is left to do?
Blog about it!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Weekly Spotlights!

So today I had this lovely thought, not exactly sure why but it popped in my mind
and I thought it might be kind of fun! Here is what I'd like to do...
Each week, perhaps any given day, but at least once a week until I go thru the whole list, is spot light our friends and family, who blog of course! You will all learn how Mike and I know each of our blogging buddies, what memories we have with them and what we enjoy about them! For those who are "advertising" a business on your blog, that will be part of the spotlight, in hopes to help you out with future business! I'm giving this notice so that if there are any of you that do NOT want attention brought to your blog then speak now or forever hold your peace! I know 1 or 2 that will want the privacy and I will respect that!
Anyway....I will randomly draw a name and begin the spot light..hmm...maybe this weekend!
Will it be YOU?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Welcome to the Gorge

Great friends, great band, great memories!
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Our little get away!

I'm finally able to take the time to post about our Seattle get away! I had a hard time deciding
what pictures to use, we took so many great ones. Seattle is GORGEOUS! It was my first
time so Mike was our tour guide. Our first day we went to the Aquarium and ate lunch out
on the pier. We also did a little shopping...of course! Our second day we went to the top of
the Space Needle! Whew, what a view! Our 3rd day we went to Snoqualmie Falls. Another
beautiful site. We hiked down to the bottom, hopped the fence and got as close as we could :)
It was easy to hike down as it was all down hill of course, going up...well let's just say our legs
were a bit sore!! Our visit to Snoqualmie was on our way to The Gorge! There we saw The
Dave Matthews Band! He plays there every year over Labor Day weekend, for 3 nights.
We saw the last one! So awesome! We had a great time. Nothing like getting hailed on
right before a Dave concert and have drunk people roll down hills...very memorable! LOL
I'll post those pictures on the next one....so see ya up top!!
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

God Bless America

It seems like this day gets harder for me every year. I felt like blahging about it. I am posting some audio I pulled from the Glenn Beck Program today as a little tribute to our brothers and sisters that died 7 years ago. It's a tough listen. But I hope we never forget.
May God bless America

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

So much to say so little time!

Yes we are home! Safe and sound for a good 11 days now!
We just have busy, exhausting days!
Stay tuned, updates will be posted in the new few days,
you can count on it!

Quickie! Seattle was a blast, The Gorge was beautiful, Awesome memories!
Work is busy busy busy, oh did I mention it was busy? Seriously there was basically a calm before a major storm and wow are we flooded!
Mike is studying hard for his classes like a rock star and being an ongoing great, wonderful, supportive husband!

Don't go too far...we're not too far behind!