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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, February 18, 2010

A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Lately my mind has wondered off down memory lane, mostly while trying to fall asleep. The memories I keep strolling back to are from childhood. Not sure if it's the pregnancy or what, but I thought I would share them...oddly enough the 2 that have stood out the most have to do with food. Imagine that.

Whenever my grandpa Marchant would come into town for visit he would go to the grocery store each morning around 6 or 7 and come back with white powdered donuts, Honey Smacks, Orange Juice and sometimes coffee for Grandma if we didn't have any. Of course he didn't have to buy everything every day...but the donuts were pretty much an every day thing!! I was ok with that!

Also while growing up my mom used to take me to Peter Piper Piza....it's the Pizza People Pick! From what I recall we would go there when I was off track from school and it was either when I went with her to dance or bowling! I just know it was on about 5400 South and 700 West. Peter Piper Pizza is not longer located in Utah. I loved getting my own little personal pan pizza! Funny that I would even think of this because pizza actually sounds awful to me, except for maybe Hawaiian pizza. Maybe.
I think a lot about how my mom would make family dinner every night. She's such a good cook! She cooked and baked from scratch a lot, from what I remember! There are so many meals that cross my mind that I want to be able to make for my kids. When dad found out he was diabetic the meals had to change a bit but mom has always been a wonderful cook and made every meal yummy for everyone! Oh man remember Jell-o!? (like it doesn't exist!) We had it with like every Sunday meal...in a separate dish with a plop of Dad's favorite Cool Whip on top! Though the "Marchant" cookies aren't the regular Sunday tradition anymore she still shares them with people in her new(er) neighborhood!

Ok I rambled more than I first intended....thanks for taking the stroll with me!

Ah heck who am I kidding!? ...2 more!
Grandma Monroe (Limb) always had Cookie Crisp and Quik chocolate milk mix! ALWAYS!

Ok I'm done!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Mommy and Daddy"....

Two of the sweetest words we are on our way to being known as!
On January 5th, after having a few days on just not feeling so well, and having ridiculously vivid strange dreams I caved and took a pregnancy test BEFORE actually missing my "monthly visitor."
4 days before to be exact. To my surprise after a brief 6 months of trying, the test was POSITIVE! I was at work, in the bathroom freaking out!

I tried to trick Mike into getting into a photobooth at Kmart by my work where I planned to share the news....the photobooth was gone....so my sweet Mikey learned he was going to be a daddy in the KMart Parking lot. He proposed at the mall...we're classy like that!

I will never forget the look in his eyes, even though he wasn't sure if he believed me or not!

That whole week I felt pretty sick but really was hungry A LOT...and for BEEF. It sickens me to think how much beef I actually consumed that week because now beef, or meat in general really, makes me gag to think about...so moving on.
After that first week I didn't experience much nausea and I was somewhat worried. Well, no need to be worried, between week 5 and 6 the nausea came rushing back.
I am now at week 9. Still battling the nausea but having only thrown up 3 times. My pants are getting snug and I've already purchased a couple new bras...oh my!

As much as Mikey and those that see me daily hear of my aches and yucks I am truly excited for this journey! According to all the online calculations my due date is September 16th. My first doctor's appointment is on the 19th and we'll see what he has to say. We will be happy with a healthy baby boy or girl. Some days I think there's a little sweet girl growing inside and sometimes I think it's a little stud growing!
On my side of the family this will be the 11th baby following Jill's baby boy in March! On the Simmons side our sweet little one will be the 7th. So at times you may hear me refer to our little muffin as 7-11....after-all...slurpees have yet to disappoint me...and baby!

And there you have it!