Perkins Family Reunion

Descendants of Verl and Mazie Perkins

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Alexis Peterson came home from her mission on Nov 26th. We are so excited to have Lexi back and to hear all her wonderful experiences she had on her mission. She served in the New York, New York South Mission speaking Spanish. She gave her Homecoming talk this last Sunday. She talked about all the things she learned while out on her mission. She talked about how she had to let the Lord guide her and how his plan is better for us then our plans for us. Next she is planning on finding a job and getting ready for school in January. Until then she is just glad she is home and she's ready to start her next great adventure in life. We love you Lexi!!! Welcome Home!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Baby!

Hello everyone, I just wanted to post that Erika had her baby. :) His name is Zachary Craig Jenson and he was born on Nov 18 at 4:06. He was 19 inches long and weighed 6 lbs 4 oz's. Both Erika and Zach are doing just fine. Erika is really excited to finally have her little guy...and to not be pregnant anymore. :p Her and little Zach will be able to go home today if he is able to pass all his tests. Congratulations to Erika and Craig!!! (Sorry the picture is so bad. I left the camera in the car so this was taken on my phone.)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Kathryn!

Happy 80th Birthday Kathryn.

We are so thankful to have you as a sister, mother, grandmother and aunt. Your life is an example to all us of faith, hope, and continued selfless service. You have raised a great posterity of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who stay close to each other through thick and thin. Thank you for blessing our lives and the lives of everyone who knows you with your love, spirit and strength.

We love you so much. Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

For time and all eternity

I just wanted to let everyone know that Kari and David got married this past weekend on the 29th of August. It was a beautiful wedding. They got married at the Salt Lake temple around 10:00. After we had a luncheon at Gardner Village and later on the reception there as well. James and I as well as the rest of our family is so excited and happy for Kari and David. Here are some pictures of their happy day....
I have A LOT more but didn't want to over do it. But if you'd like to see more please let me know. I will also be posting more about this past weekend on our blog. feel free to come and take a look.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

It is Great to be Eight

Since the reunion is only every two years I was thinking we could use this blog to keep everyone up to date with the things happening in our families. So here is something that was exciting in our family. Tiara turned 8 the week of the reunion and the next weekend she was baptised in Salem, Oregon.
Tiara and James on the big day.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Thanks to the Earl family for all their hard work. Great spot, great food, great family, great time!!!!!!
We really enjoyed being with everyone and catching up on what is happening in everyone's lives. We will always remember what fun we had at the reunion.

Friday, August 1, 2008


Hey Everyone,
I know I have already posted but I just wanted to share so of the pictures we took at the reunion. It's so fun to read all of your posts. :) What a great way to keep in contact.
Kudos to Aunt Kathryn for actually getting my parents to sit in the bobsled. :) Dad really got into it...then couldnt get out. :p
This is one of my favorite pictures...although I think Preston was a little annoyed that I took it.
Cute little Aliesha with her mom.

We had a great time and enjoyed talking with everyone. :) Hope you enjoyed the pictures.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Great Reunion with a GREAT FAMILY!

Thank you so much to everyone who made this family reunion such a huge success.
Thank you Denese & Loren, Nancy & Gary for all your hard work. The food was fabulous.
Thank you Steve & Cathy for letting us camp in comfort in your trailer, it was great!
Thank you Vern & Evelyn for the family stories and the crazy skit.
Thanks to everyone for coming, we loved visiting and laughing together.
Here are some pictures from our wonderful time with you.
Some friendly faces seen at the Olympic Park.
Really cute girls!

Lots of cute kids!

Yummy Dessert time!

The never to be forgotten (or lived down) skit.
Do I really want to see the video?

Can you say "Chubby Bunny?"

And yes we did fly through the water!
Thanks you Steve & Chance for giving us the ride of our lives.
We had so much fun....can't wait til next time.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Kudos to a great family reunion!

Hi Everyone,
Honestly, how much fun is this blog? What a kick!!! James, thank you for setting this up. You did such a great job on the pictures. Another big thanks Denise/Loren and Nancy/Gary for putting on such a great spread of food. My Wii Fit is definetly calling my name now!
This family reunion was awesome. My family and I had a great time visiting with all of you. We could not wait to see the movie clip of the skit. We laughed all over again!!! Kudos to Eveyln & Vern!
Needless to say, Sherry and I are excited about our next reunion. We started in on our California plans. I want to encourage everyone to start saving for the next family reunion in 2010. Where are we going to have it????? Stay tuned in to the Perkins Family Reunion Blog to find out!
My love to you all, Kriss
P.S. I am sure that Grandma Perkins is smiling!


I just wanted to say that I am sorry we've missed pretty much all the reunions. We had a blast and had fun visiting with everybody. We are already looking forward to California in 2010! Anyone who wants to check out our blog it is Thanks to all of those who put on a fatastic reunion and all your hard work that went into it. See you all soon. Jason, Heather, Konner, Tara, Kylie, Cierrra

It was a GREAT Family Reunion

What a Party!! Thank you to you Utah people. You did a fantastic job. The food was sooo good. The skits were so much better than ones on TV thanks to Evelyn and Vern and all who took part. What good sports you all were. Funny oh my gosh, I can't remember laughing so hard for sometime. Denise and Loran, you did one heck of a job and worked your fannies off. I know everyone all appreciated what you and your helpers did, I know I sure appreciated it. Was so fun seeing everyone again and watching the kids and teenagers. The ages from almost 8O to 3 months and all inbetween were there. I love all of you so much and am so proud of our FAMILY. I hope everyone can make it in 2010 in California, and I hope I am still here to be with you. I send you my Love----Kathryn (Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Sister, Aunt, & Great Aunt)

Thank You!

I just wanted to Say Thank You for a great family reunion. Thanks to Nancy, Denese, Byron and Evelyn (mom) for all you did to make this possible. James and I are looking forward to the next reunion. :)

Sorry I missed the Party

Sooo, yes another family reunion missed. I really missed not being able to come and see my family. As I get older I find that the desire to connect to all my of family has increased significantly. Family for me gives a sense of belonging and a sense of being part of something bigger and better. I have reflected this weekend on how much you all mean to me and the comfort that families can really be together forever.

I hope life finds you well and happy.

Take care.
Diana Carter

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Family Photos

Click on the individual photos to see them full size. From there you can save them by doing a right-click, and choosing to save the image. Then you can upload them to Costco, Walgreens, or Walmart to have prints made.