Today we took Melody to her first primary activity.  The activity was about building eternal families.  Megan Shirts is the primary president and her husband John invited us to  join them for dinner that evening with missionaries and them.

We went over to their home about 5:00 pm and enjoyed a wonderful meal.  After the missionaries left John and Barry went to the Bishop’s house to watch a game and I stayed and talked with Megan while our kids played together.

The Shirts have three children, one boy and two girls and their second oldest child is a girl name Olivia and she is about Melody’s age.  They hit is off right away and they had a blast playing together.

Megan and I began talking about education and I was so excited to find out that her desires and background on education were so similar to mine and my husband’s.  She had a relative attend George Wythe University (an awesome college that teaches Social Leadership) in Cedar City for a year, and she knew about Oliver DeMille (He is a huge part of the college), and heard of the book A Thomas Jefferson Education (written by Oliver DeMille).  What a small world we live in.  It is great to have friends in our new ward and to have such great support around us.  The Lord does watch over his children.

It is amazing that as we travel we will always have the support and help of the church and like minded individuals that inspire and uplift us along the way.

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About Trisha Perkins

Hi, my name is Trisha Perkins. I was born in St. George Ut, and raised in many different places. California, Texas, Panama, North Carolina, and Utah have all been home for me. My family moved back to St. George Ut after my father left the army. I was home schooled most of my school years, then enrolled for long distance schooling from an accredited high school. I taught gymnastics and swimming for 3 years. Then I realized I wanted to learn more about children, because I didn't know enough about them and I wanted to be prepared for motherhood. I taught montessori preschool for one year, then I went to a summer camp in New Mexico to teach horse back riding. Now I have to back up a little. A couple of my friends had gone to this same summer camp to teach the year before and one of their friends from camp tagged along with them back to St. George. Here enters the Pioneer. My life would never be the same. I tapped into a soul that I didn't know the voltage of. I met Barry Perkins. He proposed to me while scuba diving off of the Californa coast. We were married in the St. George temple on October 16th 2004. We have always wanted to give our children the best education. Leadership education! We wanted to travel and let them experience different cultures and countries and read great books and be a united family. So here we are starting off on a journey of a lifetime.

2 responses »

  1. yvonne Wall says:

    I would love to see picts of your new home/boat.
    Sounds like you are all having a wonderful adventure.
    Thanks for keeping in touch with everyone. – Yvonne

  2. Karina says:

    That’s awesome! I love when that happens. It sounds like things are going so great 🙂

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