So, this year we are homeschooling the kids. One of the great benefits of homeschooling is being able to take my kids on field trips and spend some time outside. I get together with a homeschooling group here on Fort Rucker quite often, but today we decided to go for a walk as just the family. We went to Beaver pond. The pond has a trail that loops around it. We kept a look out for all kinds of creepy crawlies and forest critters. We saw fuzzy caterpillars, and garden spiders.

Big garden spider! It's web was huge!

Big garden spider! It’s web was huge!

We saw so many spiders with their incredible webs, but by the end of the walk we had stopped mentioning them because they were everywhere.

Me and my babies.

Me and my babies.
Can you see the fuzzy caterpillar?

Can you see the fuzzy caterpillar?

Nolan wanted to walk most of the way and by the time were had finished our walk he wanted to be held and fell asleep in my arms. It has been hard for me to get outside as often as I should with the kids. Part of me is just exhausted from chasing after my two younger kids. I think it is getting easier though. Melody and Orrin are really helping out and Adrian is more self sufficient. When I am outside like we were today I remember how good it is to feel alive.

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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.

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  1. Justin Perkins says:

    It’s great to get the updates. Cooper can finally swing by himself. He has grown a lot over the last 2 months. He has learned how to ride his bike, swing, and he has adopted a running style similar to Forest Gump. Man, that kid can run!!!

    Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 06:03:21 +0000 To: justin.sheppard.tech@hotmail.com

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