Saturday, December 31, 2011

Welcome Gabe!

Overwhelmed with joy and love!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gabriel Lewis Perkins

Lord, you are amazing!
Today, at 6:18pm, we welcomed Gabriel ("Gabe") Lewis Perkins to our family!
8lb's 12 oz's......a pure miracle from our Lord!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

It's Christmas eve, and there are so many pictures I want to post just from the past few days. Lots of fun, lots of reflections with our girls, and many talks revolving around Jesus. It's HIS birthday and we are celebrating all weekend with church services, cake, and bible stories! As we wait for this sweet baby boy to join our family, I think of Mary and how she must of felt to carry our Savior in her tummy. Can you imagine?  I love to read about the angel Gabriel telling 
her of this good news and to think of how bright that star must have shone above them! 

Addie was able to sit in "big church" with us tonight and it was wonderful......

When we came home, the girls opened one gift from each other and then one from 
mommy and daddy!

Of course, we had to make sure Santa's reindeer were fed before his big arrival....

Daddy read to us before bed.

There sure is a lot of love within our four walls, and we feel more than blessed. Brad and I talked after church about how much the Lord has blessed us....just amazing.

It's Christmas eve and we are EXCITED! 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Coolest Gift EVER!

Dear Aunt Liz,
You couldn't have chosen a better, more exciting gift if you had tried. We LOVE it and played in it for HOURS today!!! We love you!
Addie and Carlie

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Just Another Night.... the Perkins' house. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Fun with Play-Doh at our Christmas exchange with my sister and family!
Yes, it's messy but we LOVE it. It's colorful, creative, and honestly 
it's a lot of fun! 

Oh....update on baby boy? As of today, I am 2cm dilated and 75% efface. Who knows when he will arrive?!? Any guesses?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Little Bethlehem

Last night, we braved the cold to go see Little Bethlehem in Gilbert, SC at the First Baptist Church. If you want to know more, you can check it out here. Thank you Cortney for encouraging us to go! We were so thankful for the precious reminder of what Christmas 
is really all about!

Sunday, December 18, 2011


"And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
(Isaiah 9:6)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Lot of This and a Little of That

Oh December, how I love you! It's already been such a fun month, and I can't believe we are going to be visited by Santa next week! Time flies when you're having fun. Ok, so what have we been up to? Well, last night, we took the girls to the Lights at the Zoo. This was SO MUCH FUN. Seriously....we had a blast. Oh, and yes, for those who have been and know about the "fair food" offered this year...I ate my weight in fried oreos!

Earlier in the day, we took a trip to DHEC and had baby boy's infant seat installed in the van. Ummm....why do I feel like I'm driving a bus now? 

Since Addie moved to the back of the van, we thought it would be cool for her to have her VERY OWN Thirty-One bag in the car for books and toys! She was oh-so-proud of her new tote!
(She may very well be my future sales partner!)

We have had a very festive time at preschool this week too! Lots of candy, cupcakes, and presents. We love our school and feel so blessed to be there!

And we can't end this post, without a picture of my rock star husband, who has been rubbing my feet, lifting the girls, and making this pregnant mommy feel the best she can. Brad Perkins, you are my #1!  As for me? Scroll down......

I plan to POP any day now!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Only Days Left....

...before we meet sweet, baby boy!
"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart 
for my holy purpose."
(Jeremiah 1:5)

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Ok, ok, ok.....don't give me a hard time about taking a picture of a picture for the blog! HA! I had to entertain these two with a song and dance to keep them from screaming! They were both a LITTLE hesitant to sit with Santa this year, but they did it and I was very proud of them!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Breakfast with Friends

Confetti pancakes with syrup and whip cream, with friends this morning for, a little cooking help on the side! Happy December!