Christmas 2009

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Just a few quick picks before logging off…

The traditional TeamPerk Christmas dinner!

Billions of soft blocks!

My best Christmas presents

Letting Gracie play with my blocks!

And THIS is why they’re SOFT blocks…


Gracie finds a stocking…

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Fatherhood Examiner Blitz

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Okay, time for another subscriber blitz for my Fatherhood Examiner page!

I’m trying to hit a year end bonus, so if you haven’t subscribed to my feed, please visit the link above and click on the “Subscribe” button next to my picture. No cost to join.

Feel free to pass the link along, as well.

I really appreciate it, and a huge THANK YOU to everyone who is already subscribed!



New Gracie Pictures

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Hey all,

It’s been awhile, here’s what her Royal Highness has been up to of late…

Sick Day

At Nanny’s

Daddy’s Hat

Chillin’ with PopPops

Tree Farm with Mommy

Tree Farm with Daddy

Not so sure about Santa

Lovin’ Her Boots

The Big-Girl Bed

She got over it when the presents came out…

A Different Kind of Christmas Poem

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The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe, Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep, Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem, So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn’t loud, and it wasn’t too near, But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn’t quite know, Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear, And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night, A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old, Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled, Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

“What are you doing?” I asked without fear, “Come in this moment, it’s freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve, You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!”

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift, Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts. To the window that danced with a warm fire’s light,
Then he sighed and he said “It’s really all right, I’m out here by choice. I’m here every night.”

“It’s my duty to stand at the front of the line, That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me, I’m proud to stand here like my fathers before me.

My Gramps died at ‘ Pearl on a day in December,” Then he sighed, “That’s a Christmas ‘Gram always remembers.”
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ‘ Nam ‘, And now it is my turn and so, here I am.

I’ve not seen my own son in more than a while, But my wife sends me pictures, he’s sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag, The red, white, and blue…. an American flag.

I can live through the cold and the being alone, Away from my family, my house and my home.
I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet, I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.

I can carry the weight of killing another, Or lay down my life with my sister and brother.
Who stand at the front against any and all, To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall.”

“So go back inside,” he said, “harbor no fright, Your family is waiting and I’ll be all right.”
“But isn’t there something I can do, at the least, Give you money,” I asked, “or prepare you a feast?

It seems all too little for all that you’ve done, For being away from your wife and your son.”
Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret, “Just tell us you love us, and never forget.

To fight for our rights back home while we’re gone, To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead, To know you remember we fought and we bled.

Is payment enough, and with that we will trust, That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.”


PLEASE, would you do me the kind favor of sending this link to as many people as you can?

Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our U.S service men and women for our being able to celebrate these festivities. Let’s try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.

LCDR Jeff Giles, SC, USN
30th Naval Construction Regiment
OIC, Logistics Cell One
Al Taqqadum, Iraq

Is ACN a Scam?

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I get asked this question from time to time.

If ACN is a scam, then it’s an amazingly successful one, because…

If it’s a scam, then three former state’s attorney generals are in on it…one of them a former supreme court judge. The current Attorney general of Utah is in on it as well, as a representative.

Donald Trump’s attorneys are in on it. As well as Trump himself.

Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Nextel, Sprint PCS, and T-Mobile (the top five cell phone carriers in the world) are all in on it. DirecTV and Dish Network are in on it. ADT Security Services is in on it. (America’s oldest security company, 130 years and going…)

U.S. Business Review, Success Magazine, Direct Selling News,

Business Opportunity Magazine, and Success from Home Magazine are all in on the scam.

Ronald McDonald House, UNICEF—Tsunami Relief Efforts, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, as well as dozens of other charities worldwide, are in on it. (Over $1 million donated to date.)

And then, of course, there are the tens of thousands of people who are using ACN’s video phone technology, they’re all in on it.

If ACN is a scam, apparently everyone is in on it…but you.

ACN has been around for 17 years, they have a proven track record, and a simple-to-follow business plan.

You make the call.

Are you tired of exchanging your time for money and watching life pass by in an instant?

Do you seem to spend more time at your job than at home with your family doing what you actually enjoy?

I’m involved in an opportunity that can change that, and give you complete freedom of time. Not to mention, the income potential is outstanding.

Contact me to find out more.


Perry & Vickie Perkins
ACN Independent Representatives