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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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Where did he get the energy?

So ever since I came home from work tonight my husband has been on a cleaning kick! Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining...I'm just wondering where he got all the energy. He is pretty good at helping me clean, especially when given specific details. But today...my goodness...he raised the bar!!

Thanks babe, you did EXCELLENT! XOxoxOXOxoxXOXoxOxOX

Saturday, January 24, 2009

6 Months and counting

Yesterday was the 6th month mark for Mikey and me! Though I had my camera with me we failed to take pictures.
We grabbed some take out from Red Robin, where sitting at table about 4 feet away sat Shawn Bradley, he's even a giant when sitting! We took our food home so we could relax Simmons Style while watching a good flick and later I got a lovely massage......now aren't you glad I didn't share pictures?!

This one is worth sharing though! If you don't get it....just ask, it's one of my favorite jokes over the past year! Thanks Lisa!

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Purple Project

I promise I'm not vain...I just happen to love this article of clothing and I figured since today was PURPLE day, it was only appropriate that I wear it :o) For giggles I may look like a cartoon character, you decide! And that ends our week of many colors, hope you enjoyed it!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Red on the head!

Never Underestimate the Power of a RED HEAD!

That's right! Today's color is red and well, though I have a few other colors blended in I am indeed a natural red head! I thought this morning would be the best time to showcase my locks of radical red! Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Yellow out there!

Aren't you GLAD I posted the color of the day!? YELLOW Just POPS right out, doesn't it?!

Good one Kim, good one.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pinky Swear


I remember actually hating the color pink when I was little! Now I can't get enough of it! For 1 it's a good color for red heads, 2 it's a happy color, and 3 you can find just about anything in pink :-) My favorite perfume, Paris Hilton's Cancan, even has a pink feather on it. (yes I wear the scent of Paris Hilton...it's so hot!)

Today I will share 3 "pink" items that were surrounding me today. First off...my bum...no no I will not be posting nude pics, the pants people. Though not entirely pink there is some pink on the lettering and well...it says PINK so are you really going to argue this with me?

What better way to feed my bum (which apparently is being fed quite well) is to create a delicious meal while wearing this pink apron! My mom made it for me for Christmas and I love it...kind of wish it was a dress!

Then to workout my bum I jam to this, my pink zune. Mikey got me my very own for Christmas. It has some of my favorite funky tunes to get my groove goin'. Lately Christina Aguilera has really got my booty shakin'...and ya know what...I'm pretty sure I've seen her in plenty of pink as well :)

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Tomorrow I'll say "yellow" to you!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Today is brought to you by the color BLUE...

...No, not the winter blues! Today's color is blue so while I've been cleaning I've been keeping my blue eyes open for an idea of what I could take a picture of that is blue. There are PLENTY of blue items around our home. My first idea was my wrapping paper supply. For our wedding we were given a blue basket full of gift wrap, tape, ribbons, you get the idea. Well I put most of the blue items in the basket and took a few pictures. This was just going to have to do it for blue....and THEN Mike asked me if I wanted to take a little break to watch Flight of the Conchords! WELL DUH! Need you ask!? The show that Mike and I started watching together has been in the works of its 2nd season since the writers strike from last year, and last night it premiered :) We downloaded and began watching with excitement. About half way thru the episode what should appear before my eyes?!Our favorite New Zealanders, Brett and Jermaine in BLUE ROBES...this was perfect! I jumped up in excitement and got my camera ready. The pictures didn't turn out because I was taking them of our TV so Mike being the computer genious that he is had the idea of getting a screen shot of them from the computer....might be a bit of a cheat but it works for me!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A week of many colors

Thanks to my cousin Peggy for inspiring the posts over this next week. I think it will help me even more get out of the winter blues funk, though this past week and weekend have helped quite a bit!
Peggy has declared this next week Color Week! Monday thru Friday I will post a picture each day representing the color of that day, they will be as follows:
Monday: Blue
Tuesday: Pink
Wednesday: Yellow
Thursday: Red
Friday: Purple
Anyone is welcome to do the same of course! I think it will help me get back into the blogging spirit and now that I finally found the charger for my camera battery I can use my camera and hopefully be as creative as Peggy is. (you should check out her blog for cool Friday Photos and other great things for that matter)
Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy our blog over the next week. Who knows, maybe I'll even let Mike post one of them :-)

P.S. I didn't take pictures of this weekend but Mike and I had a mini getaway...to his parents! We don't have the money to up and go anywhere fancy for a getaway but his parents home is large and well..fancy in my eyes and it was really just the getaway we needed. We weren't surrounded by the chores that need to be done (tomorrow) We relaxed, watched a movie and even went to sacrament with his parents! Sure it was simple, but it was just what we needed!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Date night at the temple!

Last night Mike and I had the great opportunity to go to the Draper Temple open house.
Jeph and Venita had some extra tickets from their ward so we joined them along
with Mike and Lynn (my wonderful in-laws!) When we got to the church we discovered
2 of the buses had broken down so they were more than an hour behind schedule. Being the great thinkers that we are, we just drove there ourselves. (Not really what they wanted us to do, but we rebelled and went anyway....) We parked right on the temple grounds and walked right in!

IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!! Please if you have the opportunity to go, especially if you're not currently endowed, please do. The ceilings were ever so high with incredible chandeliers hung in the Celestial room and the sealing rooms.
I told Mike when I ever "upgrade" my ring it should just be a replica of those gorgeous crystals! **side note, I LOVE my ring, I have no plans of actually upgrading in the near future!**

Anyway, it took about 45 minutes to walk thru. We then went to Chili's for dinner. YUM!
Jeph and Venita then joined us for Ghost Town at our place. For those who haven't seen it, Ghost Town = Hilarious! We had some good laughs :)

We love date night, and this was a special one!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kicking the Winter Blues

I know most of us are done with winter, the bitter cold, the dirty slush, and cloudy days.
Though the past week has brought us MUCH more sunlight this month has been a
tough one for me. The winter blues have just taken over me. Is anyone
with me on this one?! (please say yes so I'm not alone here!)

I have struggled getting out of bed in the mornings, my body aches more than normal.
Let's not even start to talk about the constant irritability, and moodiness. My poor
husband has put up with a lot this month. Poor guy. I want to publicly thank him
for his ongoing patience and love for me. He may not have a lot of patience for
stupid drivers but he has always had incredible patience with me no matter
what. He has been my strength this month and he deserves the gold medal!
(isn't he handsome!? I think so!)

I love you Mikey! Thanks for being my everything!

Also...Oranges are really good in the morning and I have found this boosts my
morning spirits a bit :)

Go away blues, go away winter, bring on spring!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Simmons Style 2009

Mike and I were lucky to bring in the New Year with some of our closest friend. We hosted the get together at our place and everyone helped out by bringing goodies to share! We played Music Scene It, I'm not sure that we ever declared a winner on that...hmm it was still fun to say the least. I must say I think the highlight of the night was playing Mormon Mouthful. For any of you that have played or at least heard of Mad Gab it's the same idea, but Mormon phrases are used! Quite fun actually and we play it often at the in-laws (Mikes parents)! While playing the game this time Nino was a reader for one of the teams. I'm not exactly sure what the words looked like that he was reading but all he had to say was "Me Huge" and the room roared with laughter.....for a long time!
Anyway.......it was a really fun night topped off with a birthday cake for Amanda after the new year! Her birthday is, of course, January 1st and we were the first to sing and celebrate it!

Thanks friends for joining us, we won't forget how we brought in 2009 with such wonderful people!

New Year also meant New Hair...I have had a few requests for pictures but I'm waiting until I really decide what I'm doing with it! I have gone shorter and a bit darker....ok a lot darker from where I was at! Mike for one LOVES it and my good friend Melinda really did what I asked her too, I think I just wasn't prepared for the shock of it is all. I may be adding more blond, still trying to decide! So until then I may or may not post pictures...you'll just have to wait and see :)