Thursday, July 26, 2012


Introducing the newest little member of our family:

Bennett Tyson Perkes

Born on July 16th, 2012
Weighing 10 lbs 3 oz
Length of 20-1/2 inches

Our little world has been forever changed and we could not be happier!
 He is perfect.
We are in love!

Many more photos and a little story of his arrival coming soon!

Thursday, July 5, 2012


This year for the Fourth we stuck close to home, since baby is due any day now.

My parents reserved a pavilion up Hobble Creek Canyon, so we had a little camp-out (however at 39 weeks pregnant, I slept at home) and enjoyed the day up the canyon! 
We had a great time eating good food, playing with bubbles, exploring for the kids, golfing for the guys, and enjoying the cooler temperatures up in the mountains. 
We hope to make a canyon camp-out an annual activity! 
We do love nature.

I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked-- but here are a few that I did.

I started feeling a little "overly ripe" towards the end of the day.
That pretty much sums up how I am still feeling.
Ready for this baby to come more than ever...

Needless to say, this is a good test of patience-- something I will be needing as a mama.
Until then, I will continue writing out the name we are 75% sure of, checking the last couple of things off my to-do list, and doing anything the internet suggests to naturally induce labor. 
Lots and lots of walks and Mexican food-- coming right up!
Hopefully a baby will soon follow. 

And the photos!
(Lots of Will-- filling in as his pseudo photo-taking mom).

 Baby Leah!
 Cousins hugging it out.
 Enjoying his "teat!"
 Melia & Leah.
 One of Will's favorite babysitters!
 Another favorite babysitter!
 Tyson being too cool for a picture.
 Cousins conversing over s'mores.
 Jazz hands for the big bubbles.
 Leah and Emma-- cute sisters.
 Hi Leah!
 Will loves Anna!