Year 31 Goal Updates

Year 31 Goals

1. Read through the Bible in 2010. I am doing this everyday. I am really enjoying read through the Bible chronologically. It has been really neat and I have learned so much.

2. Memorize 24 verses this year. I have memorized a few but hopefully as we start school, Cubbies and Sparks next week I will memorize quite a few more.

3. Read the following books-I am going to change my book list just a bit.

  • Radical
  • Helping Children to Understand the Gospel
  • Forgotten God
  • Family Driven Family
  • From Clutter to Clarity: Simplifying Life from the Inside Out
  • Devotions for Sacred Parenting


This week Jake has become obsessed with rope and knots. He is tying everything and everybody in knots. Jim went to the store and bought him some REAL rope instead of the string he was using from his toys.

Jim then taught him how to tie a slip knot. Jake tied slip knots to Anna Kate’s play kitchen and all of her doors. However, my favorite was when he tied the oven door to the paper towel holder which is ACROSS the kitchen. Jim wasn’t too happy when he couldn’t get to the trash can without playing limbo.
This is just one of the many “normal” things that happen in the Perdue home.
I hope to get a picture of something or someone tied up soon.

These are a few of my favorite things….

There are things I like.

And then there are things I love.

I love my seeing my babies smile especially when they are laughing.

I love Anna Kate’s crazy nappy hair each morning.

I love to snuggle on the sofa with Judd just after he wakes up from a nap. (He is the only snuggler I have so far.)

I love when the kids run to meet Jim at the end of the drive way each afternoon.

I love long days when we get to stay outside and play as a family each evening.

I love the smell of sweating kids, sunscreen and watermelon mixed together. It reminds me that we are in the middle of summer. The most wonderful time of the year.

I love popsicles with the kids on the front porch at the end of a long nap time.

I love feeling my fourth baby move, flip and kick me ALL the time.

I love to hear my kids pray each night at the end of family worship.

I love putting exhausted kiddos to bed. 😉

I love the quiet time with Jim each night after the kids are in bed.

I love getting up and doing it all over again.

I love being Jake, Judd and Anna Kate’s mom.

A Week At The Lake

This summer has been going by so quickly. We have been away from home more than we have been home. However, last week was our last trip away from home.

We celebrated our vacation at Jackson Lake with Jim’s family. This is our family vacation each year. This week always provides loads of fun for all of the cousins and some relaxation for the parents.

We arrived on Monday and left early Friday morning. Jim had to get back to perform a wedding ceremony on Friday night. This week provided us with many memories and maybe a new tradition or two.

This year included a new adventure for our boys. Both of them tried skiing. Jake did get up on the skis. I think they did really well for 5 and 3 and only going to the lake once a year. Hopefully, we can progress next year.

This is life at the lake with 10 kiddos.

For the second year in a row, we were able to enjoy a helicopter ride around Lake Jackson.

More random pictures from the week: