Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year

Apparently we may have scared some small children in the condo complex with our scary AVATAR sand face on Christmas Day. We set out today to redeem ourselves with the judges. In the spirit of the sunny south, here is what we came up with. Scores have not been tallied yet but we do not hear any small children crying yet today.

New Years Eve tomorrow - Noah's grand plan is to sleep in late, rent a jet ski for an ocean cruise around high noon, hit the wakeboard cable park in the afternoon and then over to Busch Gardens for fireworks and midnight festivities. Hope everybody has a fantastic New Year's Eve and a happy 2010. Stay tuned for further Simms Family Adventures in 2010!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Da BOLTS.. aka NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning

Since Noah is fanatical about hockey, we decided to get some Tampa Bay Lightening Hockey game tickets tonight. Tampa Bay vs Boston Bruins. Decided to take a huge stretch HUMMER to the game... check out the photo!

We ended up getting some sweet seats up in the nose bleed section (as you can see from our view). Can you see the puck? However we managed to move down closer to ice level with each period. We ended up sitting in the 300's Row A and got our faces up on the "jumbotron" for the fans to see. Good Times! Wendy & her mom who were back in the original seats when they observed us on the big screen... "hey, isn't that Hannah, Noah & Kev up there?"

Had fun in the Fan Locker Room trying on Fan Gear and getting pictures with the players.

Good night watching the BOLTS defeat the BRUINS 2-1. Wendy won the bet on final score so we have to buy her dinner. And, for the record... we didn't get the HUMMER ride, we are all just a bunch of posers.
Back to Canada after New Years where we can play our own games of hockey out on the new rink near the house. Looking for ward to a few weeks of winter now that we have had our fun in the sun. I-75 NORTH ... here we come.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

AVATAR/Scream Sand Creation

We went to see the movie AVATAR a couple nights ago.... if you havn't seen it yet, it is a MUST SEE. 2 hours and 30 minutes of full on action. Cool story idea with an environmental twist to along with it. We began creating an AVATAR face in the sand today and ended up with more of a cross between AVATAR & the movie SCREAM. You can't quite see the mohawk on top of his head but hey.. it was our creative juices at the time! We are thinking it might be good to add a full skeleton since Hannah is doing "the bones of the human body" in Science. Maybe throw a femur, humerus and tibia on him/her tomorrow. Relaxing day at the beach combined with a few swims, runs & rides. Great to chat with Heather, Lizzy & Geo last night - sounds like a sweet Christmas dinner at Heather's new pad. All for now. Simmer

Friday, December 25, 2009

Wii vs Real Life

Well, this morning we opened Christmas presents to find Wii Resort under the wrapping paper - a gift from Bubba. We all tried our skills at Wii Wakeboarding! I have come to the conclusion that wakeboarding in real life is much easier than the Wii version! Or maybe its just my ego took a huge hit when Wendy and all my kids beat me quite handily. At least I hold the record for three point shots in the basketball! I will keep you posted in my continual Wii vs Real Life analysis! The kids tell me I need to try the new Tony Hawk game next - maybe I can be aweful at that too. Merry Christmas everybody!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Florida Sunset

Check out this florida sunset out our condo front door! Beach is perfect for volleyball but we totally miss the Glass & Gain Family for the annual round robin games.

Busch Gardens

Went to Busch Gardens today! Wicked Day! No Line ups! Basically ZERO wait times! So much better than Disney! We arrived at the "Gardens" early enought to be the first few people in the doors. We hit tons of rides in the first 2 hours - way more than we would have done in a whole day at Canada's Wonderland. Hannah, Wendy & Kevin loved the ride called MONTU - smooth, fast and twisty. Noah loved a ride called GWAZI which was totally old school looking with wooden stilts holding it up. We checked out a bunch of animals and thought the orangatang's were the coolest, one of which pulled a handstand for us. Good Times in the sunny south!

Friday, December 11, 2009

2010 Training

December 11... The snow has arrived in Southern Ontario. I guess winter has officially started. I was forced to do a 'trainer' ride in the basement last night so I guess winter training has officially begun for the 2010 Mountain Bike season. We will all get a small dose of summer on our annual pilgrimage down south to Florida but other than that, it's back to riding rollers and XC skiing for training. 36 week until National Championships in Canmore Alberta! Here we go!!


Growing up I use to hear my mom Lizzy & my Granny Delaute yattering on about all the new 'begats' that were being born and that it was amazing to get all the new recruits together. I have never heard that word 'begats' other than from them. Is it a real word? Anyway, I am pleased to announce that on the SIMMS side, I have a new neice and nephew to go along sister Heather's Torno! Congrats to my sister Sharon and husband Jamie on the birth of Riley and congrats to my other sister Wendy and husband Norm on their new baby boy Tycho. The 'begats' are growing. I know my Mom will be happy and searching for date to get everybody in the same place at the same time. 'Begats'... just thought I would say that word again!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Bathroom Renovation

Well it appears as though bathroom renovations are running in the family this fall. This room is the final room requiring demolotian here at Cathedral Pines. I hired Hannah to assist with the project as she is startig to take more of an interest in "making money" (read.. it appears as everybody else her age has an ipod touch but her, so she is saving!). Anyway, she was a great help and the room is totally down to bare walls and the reconstruct process will commence this week. GEO came over to help unhook a few electrical items and help with the new roof line - THANKS!

Halloween Night

So... Halloween 2009 has come and gone. I got a chance to develop a couple pictures from the spooky night on Cathedral Pines. This year, both kids were happy to take off and trick or treat by themselves. No need for Mom & Dad this year! As well, we noticed a significant larger quanity of candy coming in the door. It appears the swift travellings of the Simms kids throughout the 2 hours allowed for copiuous amounts of candy collecting. Hannah dissappeared before I could get a shot of her but I managed to catch Noah and his fellow condiment - Logan House.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cartoon Fall Updates

Check out this cartoon update on the Simms Family Fall activities!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hockey Season

#11 Noah Simms
Quick highlight reel for the fans!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Cathedral Pines girls are playing FLAG FOOTBALL! Congrats to Hannah & Maddie Armstrong for playing Flag Football. Have fun with it girls! Check out this video clip of some solid running plays on the team!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

X-Country Season Started

Hannah @ XC Race for her school. Maddie Armstrong and Sarah McKeowen alongside.

Monday, October 5, 2009


I Missed it! A chance to fly in BNC (aka. Geo's Plane!)! While I was away racing Crank the Shield Bike race, Grampa GEO and Granny flew into the Barrie Airport and hung out with the Horseshoe Valley Simms'. Wendy, Hannah & Noah were lucky enough to get a flight with GEO. They did a loop around Horseshoe Valley to see the house from the air and then headed up to Muskoka. Sounds kinda cool... Q. What did you do today?... Well, I had my pilot fly me up to Muskoka for lunch! Everybody had some eats near Bracebridge and then headed back. We will look forward to seeing the new movie about Amilia Earhart! Thanks Geo, Shotgun Kevin next time! Noah says he would like to fly the plane again next time!


End of the Summer Session

Well, it's official... summer is over! The boat comes out of the water tomorrow. We are all sad that the warm weather has dissappeared. Here is where you wish for that Australia warmth. Oh well, snowboarding soon I guess! Here are a couple "parting shots" from the last wakeboard session of the summer.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ball Hockey

This summer I played ball hockey my teams name was the spitfirers. In the season I scored 8 goals and 15 assists. In these pics I played the red wings. In the playoffs we placed 3rd. The next leugue I'm playing in is the fall leugue with the team called the Penguins.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Great season of mountain biking!

Awesome season of bike racing at Wednesday Night races! It is always sad for the end of the summer. Hardwood set a record for number of racers this year with 306 on one night. It was great to see all of the Simms family on the podium, but more important was the time spent with an awesome group of friends and families. This race series is a quality event.

Congrats to Noah for winning "Most improved rider" for the series. He had some fantastic race times and is the youngest rider to win the award.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Every monday night this summer me and daisy go to a learn to row lesson at the barrie rowing club. Most nights me and daisy take a double but, we have also tried a quad. We even got to stand up in the quad. On the top me and daisy are docking the boat. On the bottom we are rowing in a double.It's been a fun chance to learn something new!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Simmer Athletes Summer 2009

You may or may not know... "Earth Adrenalin Ltd" is the coaching company that Simmer uses to umbrella all his Cycling Coaching business endeavours. Earth Adrenalin has had some fantastic news over the last few months. The first big success has certainly been the Trek-Hardwood team based out of Hardwood Ski and Bike - 42 athletes have been rippin' up the Ontario Cup circuit. Next, we had great news that two of Kevin's athlete's have been selected to attend the World MTB Championships in Australia (they are actually on the plane as I write this) - Caley Brooks & Mikaela Kofman. Finally, Mikaela Kofman was selected to Team Ontario to compete at the Canada Summer Games and WON the GOLD MEDAL for Mountain Bike!!! Check out these
amazing athletes!



Well, it's taken me a few weeks to get organized but I finally took the video footage we shot in the White Mountains and pulled together a quick Video summary of the trip. Views and vista's are sweet - check them out!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cool Hair

Check Out Noah Simms!
Starting a new Trend in Helmet Hair!
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

More summer fun!!

A get together with cousins.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hot summer Days

Catching up with some summer fun pictures. I've been having a great time experimenting with my new birthday camera. By the way I turned 21 again!!