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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: Random

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!!!!

Welcome to Our New Blog!

I have been SO excited about getting this blog on a roll. I wanted our Baby Jace to have a new blog to feature all the amazing things that he is experiencing and that WE are experiencing as new parents. Many thanks to Nate for designing this for me, and for being EXTREMELY patient as…

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Jessie - What a cute lil man! You guys did a great job:-)

Oscar B. Morales - My sweet Bobby, consider me chastised, I will touch base with you off line. Oh how I wish that I could be there to touch, smell hold my little “Duende” “cachorrito” and you and “Nick” (you and Nick), hug anyways. Love Papa Daddy

Aimee Swenson - This is the first time I thought Jace looks like Cameron! What a little cutie. If you are going to be in Utah anytime soon I’d love to see you.

Carolee Adams - What a fun way to celebrate your new adventures as the Perkes Family. Hope you continue to be the wonderful influence to your sweet son! Love you, The Adams’
We will be in Utah for Stephanie’s shower April 2nd from 6-8pm in Highland (near the point of the mountain between SLC and Provo). We would love to see you!

Brit - So I didn’t get to hold Jace last night and I’m thinking of taking that problem into my own hands – AH! No pun Inteneded -heehee- I might need to stop by tomorrow and take that little amazing guy into my hands :)

Ashlea - I love your new blog Luisa. Most of all I love seeing you so happy. What a beautiful baby boy you have. What joy I know you must feel every day to be his mommy.

Much Love!

queenie irons - BOBBIE!! he is adorable!!! look at those lips!! oh do you not kiss that sweet face every two seconds!!?? he is to die for. i can’t believe how much he has already changed in the last month! time does fly.:) i LOVE the pic of you in yellow. you look amazing. your blog is amazing too. so fun! i miss you!! thanks for sending me an invite. oh, by the way, did you ever get a package in the mail? i hope so. i sent a few things for jace. anyway, i love you tons! can’t wait to see MORE pictures of baby jace and you! (nate too of course.:)

—->Youre blog is so fun and the baby pictures are the best I have ever seen! I love you and youre budding family. much loves and hugs Nellie

Pops - Cutest little leprechaun ever!!! Happy St. Patty’s Day to you guys!

Jen Perkes - LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! the new blog. Great design, great photograhy, and even better….great and beautiful people! Jace’s expressions just crack me up! Keep it all coming.

Love and hugs,


Random Bits of Summer Fun…

Summer Reading [I LOVE reading and I came across some great books this summer. Click on 'Luisa's Bookshelf' on the sidebar to see my ratings and reviews]. Summer Releases [Nate and I LOVED this movie. It might not have been perfect, but it left us thinking, wondering, discussing and wanting to see it again. For…

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Ken and Jen Perkes - I have this theory that Nate's Power Balance Bands are causing grey hair! Ha! I also believe we can walk through walls . . . but that's another story. But seriously, Luisa, you are one of my favorite blog writers. Can't wait for your debut today on Perkes Photography!



Live It Up! – Summer of 2010…

I can’t even believe that the summer is over… *sigh*. I love the sun and the heat, and BBQ’s and having a tan, and gardening and boating and watermelon. I could digress endlessly. I’ve actually been pestering Nate a little about moving to a place with perpetual summers: Arizona, St. George, Southern California… but no….

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Johna658 - This actually answered my drawback, thank you! fgfdckeedcfe

Bree - Luisa!! I love your hat in those pictures…where did you get it?? I want one!! :)

Nate Perkes - Hello Darling!

Love the post! Thanks so much for keeping track of our CRAZY but fun lives. You're the best. ; )

You May Have Already Noticed…

I CUT MY HAIR!!! At first it was a very terrifying experience; this was the shortest its ever been in my life. I didn’t know how to style it; it turned out different every time. I needed product and accessories and time…. ahhhh! But now, it’s just fun. It was perfect to have on our…

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Alexander - bobby i love it!!! it looks awesome, of course you would look beautiful with any kind of hair!! i miss you.. see you soon !!

Aimee and Dane - Looks great girl! You will have fun changing it and flipping out or flipping in, or doing the wavy thing. :) Me gusta.

german&jenny - I LLLLOOOVVVEEE IT! You look beautiful!! I always try to have cute short hair but it never works. This looks SO good on you!

Long time, No Nothin’…

It’s really not that our lives have become less interesting, because they haven’t. Or maybe they have and I’m just in denial. I’ve missed my old friend, “the blog”. I’m sure Nate hasn’t really missed me obsessing over the what, where, when’s, why’s and how’s of posting. But I sure have missed the obsession. January…

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The Nesting Syndrome… » Nate & Luisa - [...] after my house was ‘in order’, I started just MAKING stuff. Now, Nate got me a sewing machine for Valentines Day last year [YAY!!] and I am SO proud to say that I have put that baby to good [...]

Kat and Andy Bartholomew - Cute post!

ericnashlea - Ok so I peaked…that little dress is beautiful…I coulnd't help but wonder :)

I texted you the measurements. Hopefully I sent my text to the right number this time.

You are truly amazing. i love and miss you.

Linda - Hey Luisa! Today is Dolan's birthday and his all-time favorite treat is oreos, so I just finished making the Oreo balls to surprise him when he gets home! They are delish!!! Thanks for sharing.

Bree - Good job Luisa!! I've been trying to improve my sewing skills lately too!! Thanks for that recipe–those sound/look soooo yummy!!!

Aimee - I'm totally jealous! I just told Dane that the next big purchase I'd like would be a sewing machine! I'm impressed with that dress you made. My skills include sewing two pieces of cloth together… That's it! :)

Pappa Perkes - Luisa:

LOVE the blog; totally understand the sabbatical–we're in one too! Great dress. Can't wait to see Brooke in it.

And Nate's talent for flipping crepes behind his back is HILARIOUS!

Always love a peek into your fun lives!

Hugs and love,