Saturday, July 30, 2011


We've been to the lake with friends all morning ~ our first lake trip together! More pics to come!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Baby Shower!

My bible study girls ROCK DA' HOUSE! They had a surprise baby shower for me and Shannon last night at Nonnah's and it was F-U-NNNN!!!!! Shannon is 32 weeks and I'm almost 18 weeks!These girls love em' some babies and have beautiful hearts for the Lord. I'm so blessed to be in a small group with each of them!

Oh....not really sure why my eyes are WIDE open....I think I was just super surprised!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Our friends, the Palmers, dropped by on the way to the beach today. We loved having them over to play with us! Louisa and Carlie are playing too, but apparantly were
steering clear of the camera!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Weekend Review

Ahhh, another fabulous weekend with the Perkins clan! I love weekends, especially in the summer! Ok, where to begin? We'll start with Pooh Bear, a great place to start! We took the girls (yes, we braved it with both of them!) to their first, real movie on Saturday afternoon! We went to see Winnie the Pooh, and it was adorable. Addie had her purse and her snack and was ready to go! Carlie enjoyed the previews, part of the movie, her snack and walking in the lobby!

When we got home, we grilled out: marinated chicken and veggies and made homemade mashed potatoes!

Let's back up to Saturday morning. Our good friends, Lily and Charlotte celebrated their birthdays together with a Candyland Party! We had a great time!

Here's Carlie sitting on mommy's baby bump at the party!

Sunday night, Brad and I had a wonderful babysitter keep the girls so that we could have date night! One of Addie's dance teachers came over and they had a blast. Meanwhile, we were enjoying Bang Bang shrimp at Bonefish Grill!

This morning, we spent time with friends at Edventure playing the drums:

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Week 18

Started Week #18 yesterday:

-still wear my Sea Bands and take one Zofran for nausea everyday

-crave french fries dipped in ranch dressing and Mango Pineapple smoothies from McDonald's

-still feel tired most of the day

-felt a tiny flutter only ONE time, about a week ago

-still haven't told the girls about their new sibling

-feel like it's a boy but wouldn't be surprised if it were another girl

-have been nesting for weeks now, wanting to clean out the whole house

-thrilled to hear the heartbeat a week ago, at 158bpm

-feel blessed beyond words that I am carrying another sweet miracle

Friday, July 22, 2011

"Continue On", by Roy Lessin


A woman once fretted over the usefulness of her life.

She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted wife and mother.

She wondered if the time and energy she invested in her husband and children would make a difference. At times she got discouraged because so much of what she did seemed to go unnoticed and unappreciated. "Is it worth it" She often wondered.

"Is there something better that I could be doing with my time?"

It was during one of these moments of questioning that she heard the still small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart.

"You are a wife and mother because that is what I have called you to be."

Much of what you do is hidden from the public eye. " But I notice."

Most of what you give is done without remuneration. "But I am your reward."

Your husband cannot be the man I have called him to be without your support. Your influence upon him is greater than you think and more powerful than you will ever know. I bless him through your service and honor him through your love.

Your children are precious to me.. Even more precious than they are to you. I have entrusted them to your care to raise for me. What you invest in them is an offering to me.

You may never be in the public spotlight, But your obedience shines as a bright

light before me. Continue on. Remember you are MY Servant.

Do all to please me.

by. Roy Lessin

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Our Week

This week, Addie had her final camp of the summer! It's hard to believe that this little girl has already enjoyed three camps this summer! Her preschool offered a summer camp this week, with the theme being: zoo animals. Needless to say, she loved it. As Addie has enjoyed a fun week with friends, Miss Carlie has not had that great of a week. She is fighting through a viral throat infection, with a 103 fever. Wonder who will get it next......

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Having a grand ole' time, washing corn with
my mom before supper!

Sunday, July 17, 2011


We had such a nice, calm, relaxing weekend. No set plans, nothing pressing ~ just a weekend full of family fun. We spent Saturday morning picking almost 6 pounds of blueberries and then we headed to the zoo with the girls! Today, we had another wonderful church service and Sunday School class. Sundays have quickly become my most favorite day of the week. We look foward to seeing our friends, and being in fellowship among other believers. I wrote a bible verse on my facebook page just the other day: "Because of the LORD's great love, we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness"(Lamentations 3:22-23). Guess what hymn was sung at church today? "Great is Thy Faithfulness"! Don't you just love it when that happens?

The girls are doing wonderfully during their time in church nursery/Sunday School. There was a time in the not so' distant past, when Carlie would cry as soon as we walked away. She would cling to the nursery teachers and want to be held the whole morning. Brad and I decided to continue leaving her and knew that eventually Carlie would be able to easily let go of mommy and daddy. We felt she was too young to sit in "big church" and she needs to learn that we WILL come back! Well, she has mastered her goal! She happily goes to Mrs. Anne each Sunday, plays alone and with friends, with no tears, and hangs out for the full two or more hours we are there. I'm so proud of that little girl!

Speaking of Carlie, we found her in an interesting "way" before we went to bed last night. You'll notice in the last pictures, that her pj's just weren't quite right! Those pictures were taken around 11:00pm (as you can see, she looked up at us like we were nuts for taking her picture!). Anyway, we put her arm back through and off to sleep she went. Well, wouldn't you know that she woke up that way at 6:30am this morning AGAIN? She cracks us up! Enjoy the pics from our weekend. We hope you all have a safe and blessed weekend too!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Saying Goodbye

Today was Addie's last day at dance camp and quite honestly, we were all a little sad. This is the first time, she has been dropped off somewhere five days in a row, for three hours a day. She learned so much and met some wonderful friends, both young and old. Her teachers were just AMAZING. I can't speak highly enough about each of them. It was a great week indeed.....

Two more of her teachers....the one on the right is also named Addie!

Speaking of Addie, her teacher ~ we were able to watch her do a solo dance to "How He Loves You", by the David Crowder Band, today after camp. The emphasis on the Lord this week at camp, has been overwhelming. The songs, the bible studies, the praise music....priceless. We are so thankful for this sweet experience she enjoyed this week.
Here's the song with the lyrics:

One performance before we leave!

A lunch celebration to finish the week (I love Carlie's expression in this picture~ hee hee!)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dance, Dance, Dance!

We have had a full week of dancing!! Addie attended the "Baby Camp" at Turning Point Christian Dance this week. She's there now (as I type) and will be there through tommorrow. This camp has been amazing! The girls have been busy with ballet, tap, tumbling, crafts, singing, snacks, and even a bible study to start their day! Mommy and Carlie have enjoyed some quiet mornings to nap and run errands, knowing big sis was in great hands. Enjoy the pictures!

Lil' sis enjoying a quiet morning!