Thursday, December 27, 2007

Happy, happy everywhere: Christmas morning 2007

Morgan loved her job of passing out gifts to the appropriate person........
Hailey looked like this most of the day.  She loved everything and was almost always in a cheery mood.......
Taylor was shocked and amazed with her gifts (or is that a yawn?).......
Last but definately not least:  Chase and his mega-happy  face.  This is his mega-happy face.  Whatever.
Hope you all enjoyed your family and holiday!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas Eve 2007

Pick one gift:
Morgan picked the gift from Aunt Barbara, Uncle Michael, and Christopher.  She told me she was going to wear all of this to church next Sunday.  She would also stretch her hand out, palm down, and ask us to kiss the back of her hand.
Hailey picked a gift from Grandpa and Grandma Simmons.  A shirt with sparkels!  Loved it!  Already laid out ready to put on tomorrow.
Taylor also picked a gift from the Simmons grandparents.  What more could an almost 14 year old girl want besides a small suitcase full of makeup?
Chase got a bag of some of his favorite snacks:  pistachios!  Does he look happy?
But the most excitement came when a small brown mouse was spotted running in the house!  Luckily we had been to a white elephant family Christmas party the night before.  Thanks to Steve's shrewd bargaining skills, he was able to take home these binoculars, with a light!  And the hunt began.......
Alas, the little brown mouse was no match for The Great White Hunter.  But the rest of us will have a peaceful sleep this Christmas Eve, knowing the mouse is no more. Our Hero!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Happy Birthday, Hailey!

Here is the birthday girl, hammin' it up while we sang to her.  (no, those are not my nicely manicured red nails)
This is the birthday girl with her pals.  We all went to lunch, then to the ballet, The Nutcracker, and then they had special backstage passes to the after-party show.  They got to hang with the ballerinas, mice, soldiers, etc.  We all had a lovely time.  ("We" being Hailey, me, all the pals, and the pal's moms).  I love you, Hailey-bailey.
Next, we have Tay-Tay.....without braces!  Now I know this is not the sweetest pic. of Morgan, but this post is all about Taylor.  And Taylor felt this picture did justice to her beautiful straight teeth.  Love ya, Taylor!  You are beautiful!  Love you too Morg.  (even though you are messy).

Sunday, December 9, 2007


  After: Hummmm...

What do you think he told Santa?  Naughty or nice?

p.s. have I ever mentioned our friend Mike?

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

and a few self portraits, too

Oooooooo.....kinda dreamy.....

Yes, new family pictures

Hard to get a pose that everyone is happy with.  I finally picked one that is the overall best.  This year the photographer suggested this park with all the fall colors.  What do you think?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sadie Hawkins 2007

This is the Sadie Hawkins group that Chase went with a couple of weeks ago.  Their sweatshirts say "Sadies 2007/ So You Think You Can Dance?"  I guess that was the theme for the whole dance (?)  For those of you who don't know, he is the best looking one:  second from the left.  His date is named Shalie and was very nice.  He did not know the rest of the group too well beforehand, but by the end of the night they all got to know each other and had a great time!  Below is a pic. of Chase and Shalie right before they left, and right before she gave him his sweatshirt.  

Sunday, November 18, 2007

autographs, anyone?

Morgan loves to use the camera and video on the computer.  She will entertain herself for quite a while.  This is a song by Hannah Montana, or as Morgan calls her "Hannah-Tannah".  OK, just a small part of the song, but enough that you get the idea. (This was in the morning while I was in the shower.  I had not gotten her dressed or brushed the hair out of her eyes.  Or made my bed.)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Taylor bump-set-spike Simms

Here is our volleyball darling.  She just made tryouts for SUVA.  Or for those of you who do not speak volleyball:  Southern Utah Volleyball Association.  This is a very tough league and she was excited to have made it.  GOOD JOB, TAY-TAY!
p.s.  Cathy, the computer tutor, just showed me how to blog a new way with my photos.  that is why I hadn't updated in a while.  thanks again, nickel! 

Friday, November 2, 2007


Star in Your Own JibJab! It's Free!
The family that square dances together, stays togerther.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick or Treaters 07

Princess and Dorothy

Dorothy spreading the love

Angel Paige and Wonderwoman

Ummmm...not sure? Bravehart? Leprachaun?

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Ok, so we got one for Hailey too.Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Being Four Rocks

Aunt Cheryl, Uncle Jeff and cousin Jake sent Morgan a birthday card. Getting mail is very fun, but finding 4 dollars and a gift card to Target was beyond exciting!

And here we are the next night with our purchase.

Well, Mom bought the popsicle but Morgan covered the rest.

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More Go Team

And just a few more from our last game. I have actually had this calling about a year now. I just haven't had a blog that long. (yeah, they let them play barefoot!)Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 26, 2007

Go Team!

I am the YW Sports Specialist. Stop laughing. All it means is that I show up for practice, games, clap, say "good job", and take pictures. If it actually required sport skills, they would have called someone else. But, here are a few of our cute YW at our last volleyball practice. We are missing a couple, but I'll post more later. From left to right: Brylee, Brittany, Caitlin, Leslie, Brooke, Tay-Tay. We have a lot of fun!Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

And these are just cute.....

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These were up at Betsy's cabin over Labor Day.Posted by Picasa