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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.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Once a month, I'm on a roll! Ha! Well after our sweet little dude got blessed, I turned 30! WOOOO!
Mike surprised me with a fun dinner at Applesbees with some close friends! It was a fun evening and very thoughtful of Mikey :)


Jerbug was supposed to have his 2 month wellness check but I thought I'd take him to Disneyland instead.It was a spontaneous trip with Nana and a few cousins! We had a great time and he did AWESOME!!

However I can tell you he weighs 13lbs now!! He's growing so fast! He is smiling and squealing so much now I love it! All the little coo's make my day! He's decided he likes licking his hand, not just sucking on it, it's rather comical actually! He loves when I sing Santa Clause is Coming to Town!

He is sleeping so well at night, getting at least 1, if not 2, 4 hour blocks of sleep between his nightly feedings.
And last night he had his first hair cut....err.. head shaving! Eeek! Yup, we shaved his grandpa hair ring off! He sure looks handsome as can be, just a bald handsome!

My body has been healing nicely from the c-section. I'm still slowly working out but it's going well (though last night I must have slept funny cause my lower back is kinked).

Mikey started a new job last week!!!!!!!!!!!! SO happy about it. I can take him if I need the car. It's literally a 5 minute commute up the street. HUGE blessing for us.

Other than being sick with nasty coughs this past week, we are doing fairly well! We can't really complain. Life is pretty darn good :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What a Blessing!

I'm neglecting my blog a bit. Sorry. It's getting neglected so I don't neglect this sweet little boy who got blessed today by his handsome daddy! We've had a pretty good day, aside from the lack of a good nap! Jeremy was sweet as can be at church and did pretty well with all the guests then it got to be a bit overwhelming and the naps just didn't happen but all in all we have had such a nice day with our families.

Though we've had a difficult time capturing his sweet smile on camera I assure you he is smiling these days! We are LOVING it! His little smile just melts my heart...it will melt yours one day too when we actually catch it on camera, until then, take our word for it!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Good Will

Our little Jer-Bug gets some of his clothes from Goodwill....meet Good Will! He is his 6 month old cousin that loves to share his clothes. We are so glad we have Good Will around...he sure is a nice guy! Thanks Will for all your awesome cute clothes you can't wear anymore, love you buddy!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

2 weeks!

Today we had our 2 week doctor appointment with Dr. Cox. Everything went well, aside from the blood drawing from the heel. Poor Nana....and Jeremy! My mom took us to our appointment. I held Jeremy while they pricked his little heel for blood. I surprisingly held good composure, Nana on the other hand was a mess! His little cry just broke our hearts and they had to prick him twice. He survived it though. He's gaining weight like a good little boy and doc says he looks awesome! 

Happy 2 weeks buddy!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Good little boy!

 Well after my last post of having a little night owl he made a few changes! (Hope I don't jinx myself here, I did with the stretch marks dang it!) Anyway, our little Jeremy is sleeping SO great. I couldn't feel more lucky and blessed about it, especially with Mikey's work schedule. Little bug is sleeping in at least 4 hour blocks! So pretty much once in the middle of the night and then maybe one more time as Mikey is getting ready to leave for work, it's perfect! Nursing is going well. I was a little worried in the beginning but we seem to have it down...for the most part! He has this little smile he doesn't even know he has, I LOVE IT! His little Ooo faces just melt my heart. How did I live without this little fella?! I mean...seriously....look at this face!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Night owl

We have a little night owl on our hands! Today we are working on keeping little bug awake a little longer during the day and or napping when he does. The nights may be tough but we can't help but fall in love all over again every morning!
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Jeremy Michael Simmons

8 lbs 7 oz 23 inches long born about 12:25pm September 12th.
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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Third Trimester

Ok it's time to share my feelings on this third trimester. Not sure if waiting until now was such a good idea!!

The downers:
Hi, my belly is huge and no I'm not carrying twins, thanks for asking.
Yes the baby is still in me, haven't had him yet, thanks for asking.
"Mae I need you to put my shoes and socks on my feet, I can't bend over! Thanks doll"
Oh congrats baby you found your way up to mommy's ribs. Oh boy.
Can I order a porta-potty please?! Like seriously, how many times do I really HAVE to go as apposed to just feeling like I have to?
Yoga...you thought this would be on the good list didn't you?! WRONG!
OUCH. Constant pain, hoping these tears will be tears of joy before too long.

The uppers:
Let me think....
....give me a minute...
Oh, my belly does the wave...like nobody's bidness!
Still no stretch marks *knock on wood, NOW*
As far as swelling goes, I think I'm one of the lucky ones. Though I can't wear my own wedding ring it's not obvious to others that I've retained too much water.
"Can I get that for you? Kim, go rest, go home early" Sweet words I hear often. Lots of help.
Thanks mom for folding our laundry.....again! Again, LOTS of help!
Thank you for rubbing my feet, back, bum, and always loving me Mikey! (seriously the most patient loving love of my life. He's been amazing.)

Regardless of how much pain this little Jeremy is causing my body right now I still can't believe how much love I already have for him. Though his kicks are more on the painful side now, I find myself still enjoying them and I know he's growing nice and big in there. (Doctor is already estimating 7.5-8lbs) This journey will soon be over and new exciting whirlwind chapter will begin. Bring it on. We have plenty to learn and we have so many loved ones around us to teach us. Thank you to everyone for your constant love, concern, chats, shoulders to cry on, laughter over the silliness of all this and just for being a part of our lives!
Let's meet this little guy shall we?!

Showered with Love

Over the past few months I've been able to enjoy showers given by family, friends, ward members and coworkers! Our little Jeremy is SO loved! I can't wait to show him how much and to dress him in everything and wrap him all the fun blankets and read him his new books! We are just a few short weeks away from meeting him and we are going CRAZY!!! I'm overwhelmed the generosity of everyone. I love hearing how others are so excited to meet him too, maybe they're just sick of the exhausted ornery look on my face! I only have a pictures from a couple showers but here they are in no particular order!

Family Time

Back in July the Simmons crew got together again for Family Lagoon Day, though this year we were short a few family members and we didn't get matching shirts, we still had a great time! Because I was unable to ride anything we decided to give Lagoon-a-Beach a try this year, everyone really seemed to enjoy it and we think we'll keep doing that for years to come. It was so relaxing for me and my prego belly to just float around the lazy river! Mike was our brave soul and had a blast on the sky coaster. We have video of it but at the moment the SD card is missing so we'll have to upload it later but it made his summer!! Unfortunately we didn't really get any pictures this year, so there you have it, we went, we rode, we exhausted ourselves and got home in one piece!!

Monday, August 23, 2010


I've added 3 polls to the side of our blog! Go place your votes. We're getting closer and closer!

Someday soon I will post some updates on what we've been up to lately.

Soon to come:
*Family Lagoon Day
*Baby Showers
*Third Trimester Joys
*1 car family

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Monkey See Monkey Do

One reason I am so excited about having a boy is all the fun Monkey things out right now! I think my mom was a bit surprised that I would dig those cute little tree swingin' little guys but I seriously think they're adorable! So one night I got thinking, is it really that weird that I am liking all the cute little monkey things!?
Then it hit me.....please see the picture below, my silly husband has given me my reason, it's no wonder I get so giddy!

2 Totally Awesome Years!

On July 23rd Mikey and I celebrated 2 fun years of marriage together! We were horrible at taking pictures so I made my mom and Mike's mom take a few pictures of us that Sunday. Friday night we celebrated by swimming and eating dinner at Macaroni Grill. Saturday Mike had to work but got off early so we enjoyed some more swimming, lunch at The Pie with Jeph and Venita and we watched Valentines Day which I thought was hysterical! Mike enjoyed it but I certainly enjoyed it MUCH more! On Sunday we had dinner at the Bailey/Simmons where Lynn planned an Anniversary Dinner for me and Mike, Jeph and Venita and John and Jaelyn! We all have our anniversaries within a couple weeks of each other. It was a wonderful meal, thank you Lynn! Monday I took the day off work and Mikey doesn't work Monday's so what did we do?! We went swimming of course, went to the doctors and heard our little guys heart beat and had a picnic at Murray Park! I have to say swimming is the BEST while pregnant, oh my goodness if you are pregnant and you haven't done this, PLEASE DO!
So those were our adventures for our 2 years of wedded awesomeness, it was a nice little stay-cation if you will!

My mom thought it would be fun for Mike to dip me....I think it was more fun for her than either of us but I still think it's a fun picture!

The Anniversary group minus John, so Ethan sat in for his dad, what a good kid!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I'm in love!

I hope I don't jynx myself here!
I have been very fortunate with my pregnancy in that I do not have any stretch marks. Jill didn't them either buy mom did so not sure where credit is due, but I use this Palmer's cocoa butter faithfully! I tried the stretch mark lotion and couldn't handle the smell so I went with this! I still have 8 weeks left and only time will tell if I will truly be fortunate in this department. I just have to stand proud for now, afterall, I got big fast, mutiple people have asked if I am expecting twins and yes they were serious. My sweet niece Mae informed me that her neighbor just had a baby and wasn't as big as me, I was told the same thing from a client! Anyway, doc assured me I look great and the weight I have gained is right where it should be and to punch anyone that asks is I'm having twins! So forgive me for boasting about my absense of stretch marks but gosh darn it I'm proud!
Now after reading this you would do me the kind favor and knock on some wood so I don't jynx myself, I'd greatly appreciate it!

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Anniversary Week

On the 23rd, this Friday, we celebrate 2 years of wedded delight! I love this guy and all his silliness!

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

The slip 'n' slide was awesome, but ....

Yeah, we killed the grass

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*Disclaimer! This was a post from Mike! I did not partake in the slip'n Slide adventure this year! Oh how I wish I could have though!

Monday, July 5, 2010

More of the Belly

I have yet to actually finish doing my pregger photo's, we're thinking maybe next week. The weather is finally nice and I'm getting my hair done this week so maybe that will boost the confidence as my belly has continued to grow large and in charge!
Anyway here at a few more from our fun photo session :)

If things go as planned the next ones will be taken outside and Mikey will be in a few too!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sneak Peak

I'm only posting one picture for now until I have them all and Shelley is ok with me posting them! I figure a sneak peak wouldn't do any harm! We were able to do indoor ones yesterday but the rain didn't allow for some fun outside ones, so pray for some good weather so we can finish these up!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Do I work out?

Ummm yea, duh of course I workout. Let me break it down for you:

1. I walk, speed walk actually 10+ times a day to the restroom.
2. I do squats. Woman don't pee standing up!
3. I lift weights. Go grab a 10lb bowling ball, hold it in front of your belly and just stand there for 10 minutes and tell me you didn't start to hurt somewhere, anywhere in your body.
4. I sweat. I wake up nightly sweating, not just "Oh I'm a little warm" it's more like if I had more desire I should change my clothes from sweating.
5. I laugh. Laughing is a good Abdominal workout in my book. Try laughing more, you'll feel super tone and sexy.
6. I climb....stairs daily. I think there's 14 steps in the stairway, I do that a couple times a day at least, sometimes with light loads of laundry.
7. I stretch, stretching is great for your muscles and eases my mind at night in hopes that I don't wake up with charlie horses. NOT FUN.
8. I eat small meals. Eating small meals boosts metabolism. I eat lots of small meals. lots.
9. I wear heels. I know, I know, not the greatest but hey...works out my calves right?! I have to do extra stretching on heel days. (refer to #7)
10. I'm a soccer coach. Multiple times a day our little Jer Bug holds his own little soccer practices. Who better to coach him then the womb landlord!

And there you have it. Pretty good workout schedule if you ask me. Oh and one more...
my arms get a nice work out hold up baby clothes and toys that I come across and say ..."aaaaaw our little guy needs that!" As we draw closer to due day and the showers pour in I think my arms will get a nice sexy toning workout!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Not so lazy.....

I'm hoping that by posting a few posts today that I will not be so lazy from now on. Of course things will get more and more exciting as we get closer to meeting our new little addition and of course pictures galore to come once he arrives! So thanks for letting me be the lazy, sick, pregnant girl for a while. Hopefully I'm back now!

Who do you love?

...We love "Everybody Loves Raymond". We really do! It has turned into a part of our nightly routine and you wouldn't believe how happy we were when we found it plays on TV Land too!! There have been nights when I have been falling asleep and I will hear Mike start to giggle, yes giggle, and I know what show is on!

Do you and your love have a favorite classic?!

What I've learned Part 2

I'm well into my 2nd trimester now so I thought I'd better document more of what I've learned along this journey.

First the "bad"

1. The 2nd trimester isn't much different from the first (at least for me) ...until just recently.
2. There are mornings I literally need help getting out of bed in fear that I will rip something.
3. Brain? What brain? I've been known around the office to have pregnancy brain. So if I forgot to wish you a happy birthday, reply to your e-mail...etc...blame pregnancy brain. Thanks.
4. You smell. Really you do, maybe shower twice if you plan on seeing me.
5. I got big....I got big fast. Ouch.
6. Forget about twisting.
7. While shaving one leg, the other will darn near fall asleep, if I'm not fast one of these days I may fall over in the shower.

Now for the GOOD!!

1. "He's gonna be a soccer player, he is!" Not only did we find out there's a little boy inside me, I can feel him kicking around! Soccer practice in the works!
2. My skin might actually look better than it did before I was pregnant (knock on wood)
3. No stretch marks....yet...surprisingly to me with how fast my belly grew.
4. Aaaaw FOOD is back in my life. Not ALL foods (still a bit iffy with beef) but for the most part I'm able to eat just about anything now. (I think.)
5. "You, are like, the cutest prego girl I have ever seen!" Really I get told this, do I know they are lying? Of course I do. Do I care that they are lying to me? HECK NO! Tell me more, tell me more! I'm eating it up the best I can! ...and Thank you!
6. "Oh let me get that for you." A phrase I am getting used to, and enjoying. Though one coworker informed another, "she's pregnant not Dead!" Made me chuckle.
7. Look Ma, I got boobs. Seriously. (yes this is on the Good end of things, for me)
8. My husband is ridiculously attracted to my pregnant body. Refer to #7 as I'm sure that plays a part. (He will tell you, it's the whole package though...isn't he nice?)
9. Maternity garments....ARE THE BEST!! I may have to wear them post pregnancy they are so comfy!
10. Mother's Day came and I got flowers and cards! I get to start enjoying more holidays!

As you can tell the good is outweighing the bad. I still complain about some pains here and there, but all in all I'm actually starting to feel a bit better and just waddle from time to time...refer to #5 on BAD list. Each week I get more and more excited about meeting out little Jeremy Michael, whom we refer to as Jer Bug. We love him.

Next month....maternity pictures!! I was thinking Demi Moore style.

Just kidding!

My husband the GEEK!

I couldn't be more proud to have a geek for a husband. Today he passed his CCNA test!
In short this means he is now a bigger geek then he was 24 hours ago and he's certified to prove it! I'll let him explain what all it really means if he ever gets the time. I can tell you that CCNA stands for Cisco Certified Network Associate and trust me it's a big deal and I am SO proud of him for all his hard work in studying. He is so driven right now to get all of his certifications and have a "real world job!" Join with me in CONGRATULATIONS TO MIKEY!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's a BOY!

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We are super excited for this little guy! He will have so many buddies to play with!
He was actually being a bit modest so we were lucky to even find out, but once we knew we couldn't stop smiling! He's going to be so much fun!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Oh the things I've learned...

I've learned a few things while being pregnant and thought I'd share....

1. Cramps aren't just for the monthly visit.
2. Just because I'm craving it, doesn't mean baby is.
3. I can start the morning looking hardly pregnant and return from work looking 6 months along, all thanks to bloating.
4. I have a tilted uterus.
5. My mid-section can grow but the number on the scale can stay the same.
6. Pregnancy is not for wussy's. (that's why us women have to go thru it.)
7. Meat never tasted so bad.
8. Water can actually make me gag.
9. I never thought it would feel so good and painful at the same time to take my bra off.
10. When it's time to eat, it's time to eat NOW.
11. Don't buy too much of one thing, it may sound delightful one day and repulsive the next.
12. Just because I'm exhausted doesn't guarantee I will sleep well at night.

I also have learned some more uplifting things!

1. I will be a mom before I'm 30
2. My husband is more amazing every day.
3. My husband can sew (I will post on that later!)
4. Coke and Dr. Pepper are also made caffeine free!
5. If a donut is what sounds good, I will eat it, guilt free.
6. I take a bottled water to church and don't feel one bit bad about sipping on it here and there.
7. I don't have to lift a thing, at work or at home, I'm well taken care of!
8. Miracles happen!

Hopefully as I am more into my 2nd trimester my list of uplifting things will outgrow the "other" things I've learned!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My Avon Site

For those of you who don't know, and well for those you do, I sell Avon. I have a site that you can order from 24/7 and have it shipped directly to you. There's a $3 shipping charge BUT I am trying to keep tabs on FREE shipping codes for you to use. You can visit the site here and there is another link off to the right side of my blog. You can still continue to order directly from me if you would like, either way works for me. If you do order online you should receive a new book for your viewing pleasure!

Happy Shopping!