Wednesday, December 31, 2008

simons family.


gregg + camille simons / bob + lynn simons / stella + tara + chris + presley mcgown / brad + amber simons / becka + eric + lincoln cragun / krista + matt faulkner.

Monday, December 29, 2008

quinn family.

gregg + camille simons / anthony + sharon quinn / dallin / mckay / nathan / paul + valine quinn / aaron + tiffany + addie + quinn + enoch hopkinson

{simons family photo coming soon}

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Here are a few pictures of Hawai'i (the big island). I won't bore anyone with too many - I had some really great photos, but somehow they are now missing off my computer, I am really bummed and perplexed.

Marriott at Anaeho'omalu Bay.

Kona, Hawai'i Temple

Ka Lae (South Point).

Gregg cliff jumped off the southern most point of the United States at Ka Lae. It was 50 feet (we decided it was not a good idea for a pregnant woman)

Waipi'o Valley, Hawai'i.

Mauna Kea.

Mauna Kea is a large volcano on Hawaii (13, 796 feet). We could not go all the way to the top because of my pregnancy - but we went to the visitor center and did a little hike up a peak to see the sun set. That night they got out powerful telescopes for us to see the stars (including Jupiter's moons). It was VERY cold that high up!

Friday, December 12, 2008

modest baby.

My brother Nate felt bad for the exposure of baby Simons.
I am sure he will thank you some day Nate!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

here HE is.

Here he is. No shame, he basically did the splits for us! It's a boy. My intuition from the beginning has been that it was a boy. Gregg thought for sure it was a girl so I think he was shocked at first.

The pregnancy so far has been just fine. Thanks to all those who have been so helpful and thoughtful. It got off to a painful start when at 8 weeks I broke out in shingles. Then we could not find a heartbeat for 4 weeks in a row. My uterus was growing and I was throwing up everyday (signs of a healthy pregnancy). Finally at about 12 weeks they did an ultra sound and everything looked great. Due the middle of April.


(in this photo you are looking up at his bum cheeks, legs, and boy parts!)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I took this at Papakolea Beach (Green Sands Beach)
The Big Island of Hawai'i
Can you see the green sand on the far left of the picture?

PS - Still on vacation!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

called to serve...part II

Finland, Helsinki
Leaving February 4th, 2009

Sunday, November 23, 2008

boy or girl?

i guess you could say this is the official 'blog announcement'

Time to wager your guess. Are we having a boy or a girl?

We would find out this week but we are off to Hawaii today,
so we will all have to wait.


I am due two weeks after my sister!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

byu vs. utah

need i say more?

BYU vs. Utah
4:00 pm

Sunday, November 16, 2008

called to serve.


Take a guess
Where do you think my little brother Dallin will go on his mission?
You have 10 days to guess.
Dallin will buy who ever guesses correctly a pound of candy from the BYU bookstore(and ship it to you!)

(I made him this sign to hang up in his appartment at BYU for friends to write their guesses on)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

it's a girl.

Congratulations to my older sister Tiffany on another girl - due April 1st.
I am afraid Aaron is officially out numbered. Poor Enoch needs a brother.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

happy birthday lindsey + ant.


happy birthday to one of my best friends, lindsey!


happy birthday to another one of my 'little' brothers ant!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

happy birthday nate.

it's my little brother nates birthday...happy 23rd nate!



Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

body world.

McKay and I went to the "Body World" exhibit in Salt Lake for family home evening tonight (Gregg had no desire to go so we decided to go while he was still out of town). Very interesting.

I would encourange anyone who is in a city where the exhibit is coming to get tickets. I believe it is in Salt Lake until December 24.

Friday, October 31, 2008


McKay and I have been buddies all week since Gregg is gone (Massachusetts), and my Parents (Tennessee). He came with me to our ward Trunk-or-treat.

the 70's + the 80's (little Presley the ladybug)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

homemade potato chips.


My mom has a big box of my Grandpa Quinns' Idaho grown potatoes sitting in the garage - tonight my little brother McKay and I decided to make our brother-in-law Aaron's famous homemade french fies, except we experimented and made homemade potato chips! Enjoy.

Aaron's Perfect Oven Fries (or potato chips)

6 pounds potatoes
1/4 cup oil
salt and pepper
seasoning salt

Peel potatoes and slice into large fries (or use the Bosh blades). Cover potatoes with HOT tap water and soak for at least 15 minutes. Replace the water with new hot water at least once (this gets the starch out of the potatoes).

Preheat oven in 476 degrees (make sure the rack is in the lowest position). Coat a baking sheet with 3 tablespoons of oil. Sprinkle a generous layer of salt onto the oil, then pepper.

Drain fries and pat as dry as possible. Arrange the fries on the baking sheet so all potatoes are laying flat. Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over the fries. Cover with aluminum foil, shiny side down (make sure to create a good seal - this allows the fries to steam cook first). Place in oven on bottom rack in the lowest position. Bake 10 minutes before removing aluminum foil. Bake an additional 15-25 minutes depending on thickness (my may want to flip them once).

Remove from oven, and place on paper towels to cool and absorb excess oil.

Serve with fry sauce!

Monday, October 27, 2008

bridal party.


tessa + jamey + quinn


quinn + jamey + tessa

One of my girlfriends Jamey from Park City is getting married this weekend. A bunch of us got together Monday night at the spa for a bridal party. We were there for over 4 hours - we got massages, pedicures, facials, body wraps, etc.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I hate when I get behind in my 'journal' (aka - blogging).
Unfortunately I need to do an update, so here goes.

Krista (one of Gregg's younger sisters) came to town for a week long visit. She has been taking cake decorating classes and made us this amazing cake (including the fondant) It hit the spot!


Quinn (3)


Enoch (1) dipping his burrito into Uncle Nates root beer!


Uncle McKay and Addie (5)


Tiffany + Me + Dallin + McKay + Addie + Nate + Enoch

My sister Tiffany and her husband Aaron came to town with their three kids for a visit (actually it was a work trip for Aaron - he was recruiting BYU students to work for GORE). We had a lot of fun playing, making Halloween cookies, etc. Before they left my mom treated us all to Cafe Rio.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

the temple.


scott + kristi + tyler + reese

Saturday our good friends the Phillips had their second child sealed to them at the Provo temple. What a cute family all dressed in white. Thank you for letting us be apart of your special day!


kristi + reese

camille + kristi + reese