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  • WE ARE…

    ... THE PERKES. We still consider ourselves newlyweds [we've been married for almost 5 years]. Our firstborn, Jace, is now 2 years old, and became a big brother when Sofia Rain joined our family in November 2012. We are from the East Coast [Luisa is from MA and Nate is from NH]. We are Bronco's Fans [We've lived in the Boise area for almost 5 years]. We are travelers. We are athletes and we are dancers. We are enthusiastic about food. We are spontaneous. We are addicted to the sun. We are in love.

    Most importantly... we are HAPPY. We are the Perkes.

Category Archives: Family

Sofia Rain is Finally Here…

Sunday morning I woke up and hopped in the bath to try and ease some of the tension and fatigue from a night full of sporadic contractions. I had contractions about 10 minutes apart all day. That evening, Jake and Kate invited us over for some corn chowder and a movie, but I just couldn’t…

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Sebastian Parra - wow!!! luisa she looks pretty she reminds me of her big brother

Tiffany Cortez - It makes me excited for my little guy to get here :)

Jenny Rios Martinez - I love these photos! What a sweet experience! I felt the same way when Jackson was born, its amazing how your capacity to love just grows and grows and grows! You are such a beautiful and sweet mama. Te re extraño mi amiga!

Idaho State Fair…

It is a wonderful thing when the fair comes to town! We had such a blast being there, and granted, we didn’t stay too long. But we saw the art exhibits and LOTS of animals. We ate gyros, corn dogs, popcorn, scones, strawberry lemonade, elephant ears and cotton candy. Fair food just might be the…

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Luisa Morales Perkes - Hey Daddy!! Of course I remember the Topsfield Fair! It was one of my favorite activities of the year! I remember the year that Mom won an award for her Chocolate Angel Food cake and seeing all the winners for Quilts and Most Giant Pumpkins, etc! Thanks for taking us kids on all those adventures! Now I can appreciate how much work it was for you. ; ) Love you so much, Daddy!

Oscar B Morales - Hello Nate, Luisa, Jace and Lalita,
How much fun to go the the fair, Luisa, do you remember going to the Topsfield fair. I remember being cold and crowded but I also remember the concerts. The Italian sausages subs and the corn on the cobb, also the crazy traffic getting there.

I love the pictures of Jace and the scruffy face on Nate. I am glad that Jace liked the petting zoo, it can be really fun.
Lots of Hugs and Kisses,


Leanne - haha luisa, i LOVE his pucker-up-lips. i can see you doing that one. :) i love it!!! he is such a doll!!! so glad you posted.

i miss you!!!!!!!!


Say Hello to Our Daughter!

We are having a girl!! For some reason, that just seems right. This pregnancy has been much different than Jace’s was. Apparently, his was a piece of cake, but this little chica has been putting me through the ringer. Not only did the morning sickness hit WAY earlier than Jace’s ever did, it has lasted…

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Leanne - YOU. LOOK. BEAUTIFUL. SOO excited to see miss baby girl!!! love you B!!!!


Graduation Celebrations…

My entire side of the family, the Morales’, all had the opportunity to get together to celebrate the graduation’s of Andrew, my little brother and his darling wife, Danella. We came from far and wide and gathered in UT for the occasion. We began our festivities by going to the temple, enjoying a session there…

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sheri morales - I absolutly love these pix’s. Especially the wonderful news, I love telling the story of that picture. Capturing a a great memory on film is the true magic of photography!!!

End of Year Video 2011…

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Oscar B. Morales - Lusa and Nate; Wow !!! It so good to see the wonderful sites, pictures, and happy, that you were able to have in 2011. Most of all to be able to see Jace through the lens. Mom and I just sat down after putting Cam and Brooke to bed and enjoyed every secong of this video, what a date!!!

Looking forward to the 2012 video;

Love Papadaddy and Nana Morales

Leanne - hey you! i LOVED the video. looks like you guys know how to have a good time!! :) that baby jace is ONE.CUTE.KID!!!!! i’m so glad we were able to see you guys as you passed through st. George. I LOVE YOU woman! hope to see you soon!!


The Grand Canyon Marathon…

I have been imagining this trip for the past 6 months. When I registered to run the Grand Canyon Marathon, Nate and I decided that we were going to make a HUGE trip out of it. With all the energy and enthusiasm that Nate could muster [which is a lot...], he planned a 2 week…

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Belinda Cranor - Oh Luisa, I am so happy that you were able to be supported by Family. You are so wonderful. It was such a blessing to see you on the way back from Las Vegas. Thanks for meeting us. I have been waiting to see the pictures and they are awesome. Thanks for taking the time to blog it all. I miss you and Nate and Jace. Hope you guys have been having a wonderful Holiday season. Hope to see you soon.
I love you!

Kelley - Oh my gosh, Luisa! Congratulations!!!!!! I’ve been dying to read this post! So happy for you! I am in love with all of your photos from the trip too! Just gorgeous!

Kathryn - Congratulations Luisa! You are amazing! I love your finish line pictures. Such raw emotion made me tear up. All your pictures are beautiful!

Treasure Mercurio - I am proud of you. Love from family, friends,and Heavenly Father will accomplish all things. You are wonderful and am thankful I have known you since you were a little girl from our ward. I am thankfull that you have shared this with us. Great pictures and great writing. Helped to make me feel like I was there cheering you on. You have been given many gifts from our Father more preious then gold and you have opened your gifts and haved used them well! Congradulation for being a winner!!!!! Love you.

Happy Halloween!!

The magic of holidays has quickly infiltrated our home and family now that Nate and I have a child to celebrate with. We have been SO excited to do all the traditions that make holidays so much fun. Last year, I think we missed Halloween completely. Well, THIS YEAR, we took it to some extremes….

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Pumpkin Patchin’…

It was one of those transitionary summer-to-fall days. We wore short sleeves. The sun was shining and there was a warm wind blowing, and during Nate’s ‘lunch break’, we decided that we HAD to get out of the house and enjoy the weather before the cold front rolls in. We headed out to the nearest…

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Gracie – Lu…

Her middle name is ACTUALLY Katherine [but I call her Gracie-Lu] and Gracie is my 2nd oldest niece. She turned 8 this September 24th, and on her birthday she asked her mom if we could run the St. Luke’s Women’s Fitness 5K together. What an amazing little girl!! To want to do a running event…

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Art in the Park…

We happened across it quite by chance. We decided to drive into downtown Boise and have a picnic. We LOVE picnics, and probably have at least one a week in the summer. There were hundreds of booths and thousands of people and we asked the parking attendant what was going on. He replied: “Art in…

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Berry Picking Twice…

Just down the road from us is a petting zoo/pumpkin patch/berry farm all in one! Coincidentally, it is actually called ‘The Berry Farm”. Who’da thought? Nate and I are fiends for fresh berries and they are quite expensive at the store. So Nate and I decided we were going to go get some of our…

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It’s Time I’ve Told…

Just about everyone has a Bucket List, right? At least an unofficial one? On my Bucket List are two very important things to me. One is to see the Grand Canyon someday, and the other is to run a marathon. As my luck would have it, The Grand Canyon itself actually hosts a marathon every…

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Kelley - Good luck! You will ROCK that race! I bet it’s going to be a great course! So excited for you!!!!