Saturday, January 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy

Happy Birthday Steve! We love you, and we are grateful for all that you do for us. You are a great daddy!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Farewell to a Friend

(STOP! Don’t read! Turn up the speakers and wait for the music to load. Is the music on? Can you hear it? Good, now you may begin...)

Know this reader, I write these remarks with a trembling hand.

How can I put 7 years of worship into a few unadorned sentences? Remember when we just met, and I shamelessly admitted my love to you? Do you remember the time we went camping and I got you lost? But typical you…(sigh)…sweet typical you. You trusted in me and let me lead you back to safety. Ha! It seems like just yesterday that I talked you into getting that University of Utah tattoo on your back. I talked to you when know one else would listen. You heard me sing my (now broken) heart out. Oh the memories! How can I possibly live without you? I love you, I have from the first day I met you.

And though I no longer hold your key, you will always hold the key to my heart.

Goodbye my Jeep Cherokee. Goodbye my friend.

I’ve laughed in you, I’ve cried in you, I’ve brought home my first born child in you, I’ve even made love in you...a lot...(and it was good. Really good, seriously ask Brynn). But alas, our paths now divide. And now I leave with you the sweet words that have been sung in your belly...

And I'll take with me the memories
To be my sunshine after the rain
It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.
-Boys II Men

Sunday, January 11, 2009


This last week has been a big week for little Cal. The long awaited (and dreaded) MRI finally happened on Wednesday. And a few long days later we got the results. Cal has all his little ear bits and pieces and appears to be a good candidate for cochlear implant surgery. Brynn and I are extremely excited about the news. By no means is this an easy road, but at least we know what road we are on, and that in itself it a tremendous relief.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Big Week for the Perkins

It is only Wednesday, and this week has already been a huge week for us. Londyn had her first day of dance on Monday. She didn't even get off of my lap! She kept edging off of my legs toward the dance floor, but she didn't quite make it out there. She was more into me buying her some ballet slippers than actually dancing. We will see how it goes.

Today was Londyn's first day of Preschool! She is attending a toddler class for children that are developmentally delayed. Londyn will take as a non-delayed toddler to serve as a model for some of the other children. The first day was a huge success. Londyn loves her teachers, and she especially loves playing with all of the fun toys! She made a new friend named Jewel, and she completed a fantastic picture of snow. It is bitter sweet. She is growing up, which is so exciting, but it is going by way too fast.

Today is the day our family has been waiting for since we found out Cal had profound hearing loss. Cal is getting his MRI to find out whether or not he will be capable of hearing. Today determines Cal's entire future as far as language goes. Whichever road it is, we know that everything will be great. We have a beautiful, healthy little boy, and that is all a parent can ask for. Stay tuned for the results...