Marriage Questions

Saw these on a friends blog. I thought I would post my answers for posterity’s sake!

How long have you been together? Married for 8 years, and started dating about a year before that

How long did you know each other before you started dating? We “knew of” each other since 1996.

Who asked who out? He officially asked me out, but I called out his name from the across the parking lot.

Did you go to the same school? Yes. We didn’t meet until I got saved in 2000.

Who is the most sensitive? Definitely him!

What about pets? Skye. We got her about 6 months after we got married; we also have a cat.

Where do you eat out most as a couple? We like to go eat steak and then dessert, carrot cake or ice cream.

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Mexico

Who has the craziest exes? I’ll say that I definitely had one, but that’s a long time ago

Who has the worst temper? Neither of us really. We never knew that we could get angry until we had kids.

Who does the cooking? Me. He can cook an awesome egg sandwich!


Who is more social? Definitely him. 

Who is the neat freak? HIM! Although, I cannot stand clutter.

Who is the most stubborn? Me. Hands down.

Who hogs the bed? We both sleep very still. We don’t move when we sleep… and we both steal the covers!

Who wakes up earlier? Usually him, but only because he has to go to work and likes to leave early. I get up at 7 a.m.

Where was your first date? Sonny’s BBQ

How long did it take to get serious? Not long. We both knew we’d found what we had been looking for.  

Who eats more? Let’s just say we both like to eat.

Who does the laundry? We both do. I’m one lucky girl. 🙂 

Who drives when you are together? Always him!

Who is the first one to admit when they’re wrong? Hmm. I guess we both do.

Who wears the pants in the relationship? He leads and I follow, Although, we are a good team when we put our heads together.

Who eats more sweets? We both do! We just like different kinds of sweets. 

Fun Father’s Day

This year we had a great day Father’s day. We went to church, ate at Casa Mexicana, presented Jim with his gifts, took a nap, and then we went on a traveling dinner mission (to be explained shortly). Jim loved the cards and Amazon gift card from the kids. I had a sign that says “Bonaire” framed for him. I saw one in his mom’s kitchen and went on a mission to get one for the “Bonaire Boy.”

Back to the traveling dinner…
We have joined the Summer Reading Club at the library this year. Jake is devouring books daily so I thought that it would be fun to “earn” prizes for summer reading. Upon completion of the first ten books you get a goodie bag. The goodie bag contains quite a few coloring books and several coupons for various restaurants in the area: free small fries from McD, a free soft or crunchy taco from Taco Bell, a free cookie from Subway, a free kids meal from Arby’s and a free frosty from Wendy’s. See where I am going with the traveling dinner? We packed all of the kids in the car and drove to McD’s drive thru and ordered three free small fries. The kids ate the fries as we drove across the street to Taco Bell where we ordered three free tacos. Lastly, they ate their tacos on the way to Subway for, you guessed it, three free cookies! It was a fun time and they all laughed well, except for Sadie, and enjoyed their traveling dinner. It was just another way to make memories with our kids.

If I would have thought this out throughly, we would have taken pictures at each restaurant. I regret that we didn’t, but we always have next year:-)

The best present of all:
As we were on our way home, Jake said to Jim “It doesn’t matter what other people say “I” have the best Daddy in the whole wide world.” Just as he said it I looked at Jim’s reflection in the rear view mirror (oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I was sitting in the back the help Sadie. ) I could see the tears welling up in Jim’s eyes. It was so sweet to hear the love that Jake has for his Daddy. PRICELESS!

Cell Phone Picture Update

Tonight I downloaded my cell phone pictures. It was a group of random pictures. I am sure that some of them deserve their own post, but right now I just want to have them on the blog to preserve the memories.
In April,  the girls and I took a trip to Georgia. Jim and I  decided that it would be cheaper and a lot easier if we flew down for a few days instead of driving. It was a fun trip and the girls did fairly well. Sadie did decide to scream the last few minutes of the first flight and then about 15 minutes of the return flight home. However, I would declare it a success. 
While we were down we went to see Sweet Papa’s grave marker. It was really nice. Sweet, simple and to the point…just like Benny!

I can’t get this picture to rotate in blogger. It is fine on iphoto…hummm!

Next set of pictures: While the girls were in Georgia, Daddy and the boys went to a Redbirds game.

Jake also lost his second tooth while I was away.  

A few weeks ago, we took the kids to go for a quick fishing trip at a friend’s house. He lives on a lot of land. Our kids, including Skye, had a fabulous time. 

Thankfulness #273-299

273. boys playing Tic Tac Toe
274. a wonderful week of Pandamania VBS at Crosspointe
275. working with some of the most wonderful volunteers in the world.
280. spending some time in the pool with the family
281. Wwatching all of my kiddos
282. celebrating Father’s Day with the most wonderful husband and daddy to my kids
283. hearing an encouraging message for father’s this morning at CPBC
284. making new Father’s Day traditions this year
285. hearing my kids laugh
286. watching Jim be a great daddy
287. for a husband who is teaching my kids loyalty, faithfulness, hard work, integrity, humor and responsibility
288. for a husband who plays with his children. Thanks for being the fun one!
289. knowing that the Lord will put the perfect verse in front of my face at the perfect time. 
290. help loading the dishwasher
291. tiny cucumbers and squash growing
292. enjoying our first blue berry harvest
293. 4 growing, healthy, beautiful children that made me a mommy
294. the Perfect Father
295. for Crayola Crayons and time coloring with Anna Kate
296. Jim’s dimples
297. warm summer nights
298. sweet, sweet, child care workers that are willing to love my babies at Crosspointe
299. sweet, sweet, child care workers that love my babies!

A Few Firsts

This week has consisted of several firsts in the Perdue home:

1. Sadie went swimming and loved being in the water with her Daddy.

2. Jim was given the opportunity to drive a stock car in a Faster Pastor race in West Memphis, Arkansas.

3. Sadie went from sitting, to squatting, to standing all unassisted. I was fortunate enough to capture the first time with my camera.

She is so proud. I just love this picture. *She is only 7 months old!

Thankfulness #262-272

262. A new way to make my grocery list-by aisle.
263. Anna Kate’s bathing soups.
264. Judd swimming in the shadow end of the pool.
265. Anna Kate wearing gobbles while she swims.
266. An Anna Kate nap.

267. A growing garden.
268. Jake finishing his Hang Glider Book in AWANA Sparks.

269. Sadie drinking out of a sippy cup.

270. Boys who love sports, right the sport just happens to be T-ball.

271. A husband and Daddy who is also called Coach.

272. A husband who loves being a Daddy.