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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.

Monthly Archives: June 2009

An Unexpected Visitor…

While Nate and I were sitting outside this morning, I saw these two tiny birds chasing each other around. One flew right in front of us and then straight up in the air, about 20 feet and then coasted the wind back down again. He was making the most cheerful little chirps ever. Moments later,…

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Brooke - Wowzers! How cool is that. You guys have a knack for attracting all the coolest creatures of the world.

Belinda - Wow, that is wonderful. I've always wanted to hold a hummingbird. I love your random facts. Especially about the one that says, hummingbirds are the only ones that can fly backwards. I guess it's like a helicopter.
Cool beans, keep it coming. Love You!

Ken and Jen Perkes - . . . And who knew that I had so much in common with hummingbirds . . . only an hour or two away from starving!

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Ken and Jen Perkes - Wow! I think that is a sign of incredible good luck! [Perhaps in contrast to what Mom would think of the bat that comes into our house!] In any case, it is incredibly cool.

I love coming to your blog; there is always something wonderful going on!


Happy Parents Day!!

Actually, first of all, Happy Father’s Day!! On Mother’s Day, I REALLY wanted to do a post about our Mothers. It didn’t happen. For Father’s Day, I determined to do a post about our Fathers… but I couldn’t say much about our Dad’s without saying something about our Mom’s. So… THIS is a Happy Parent’s…

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Bernny V. - Nice message… and beautiful see "Tia Olga" and bernardo…

Maritza Lastres - ah! me encantaron tus fotos!:.tan lindas..hace mucho tiempo q no se nada de ti!:.pucha.. y te echo tanto de menos!… hay algunas cosas que necesito contarte!.. te amo mucho amiga..y saludos a "PAPI"…

Bree - That was such a sweet post, Luisa!! It's easy to see how you and Nate are so great…you have amazing parents!! :)

Ken and Jen Perkes - Luisa: You are the sweetest! And Nate too. What a thoughtful and kind tribute to all your loving parents. I just want to say that being a father is a DELIGHT with a daughter and son like you and Nate. I love you so much!


Belinda - My Dearest Luisa and Nate, It was wonderful to read this last blog and to see the pictures of "the parents and Grandparents" for "Parents Day". Family is so important. I know you both will make great parents. I look forward to the day when our family will grow even more. I'm looking forward to seeing both of you and introducing you to our exchange student Yasina when she flies here from Germany. Have a wonderful Day!
Keep writing and putting pictures up. It's wonderful. Luisa, if you don't have pictures of Grampy I can email some to you. Or I can just put them on my blog.

Mandy - This is CUTE Luisa! Yes, Nate will be an amazing and FUN dad! Hope you guys had a good day:)

Only in Star…

I felt like I was in National Geographic!! It took everything I had not to warn that oblivious little squirrel. I was also thinking… what’s so wrong with duck? They are so plentiful, as you can see in the picture. Apparently, that cat is picky when it comes to lunch. That’s one lucky squirrel. **P.S….

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Ken and Jen Perkes - You guys are just too cool!


P.S. Great new picture

Mandy - hahaha! I like the pic of you guys in the air! Your hair looks awesome! Where is that?

The Three Stooges

It all started with my least favorite item of our landscape. It quickly turned into an obsession. On May 14th, we discovered: From then on, every single day I’d venture outside to monitor the progress.Unfortunately, we lost one in gestation. But, FORTUNATELY, on May 27th, we were blessed with Moe, Larry & Curly!!! May 29th…

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Linda - My kids loved this story. They think you are very lucky to have that in your front yard. And seeing what great parents you are to baby birds, I have no worries about leaving Kaia with you. I hope you are still up for it! See you soon!

Mandy - hahaha! What a cute post! I want baby birds too!!!

Wake Surfing!!

Nate and I are just flat out lucky sometimes. When we arrived here to Star, we were SO grateful to be welcomed with such warmth like you can only find within the church. A big part of that came from Kyle and Brittany. Wake Surfing is only one such example of their benevolence. Who even…

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Bree - How FUN!! That is so awesome you guys got to go do this!! And I'm glad you still hang out with your office friends when you have WAY cooler friends with hookups!! haha! JK! :) The pictures look amazing, glad you had a blast!!

Mandy - WOW! Wake surfing looks like SOOO much fun! I can't even wake board, so maybe I could do this! I've got to tell Trav! Awesome job you guys! You're pros!!!

New Playlist!!

I’ve had the same music playing on my Blog FOREVER! You all can tell a lot about my musical preferences based on my song choices. A lot of John Mayer, Jason Mraz. Ingrid Michaelson was there a while back. Amos Lee is a recent new addition. I LOVE P!nk. Yael Naim. David Cook. Lenka. Gabriella…

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Belinda - I haven't watched American Idol. I want to, but I didn't want to start in the middle of a season. Maybe this next season I can. I love to hear people sing.

Ken and Jen Perkes - You picked my three favorite songs from the show! Mad World being my favorite.

But I loved your old playlist too. Sometimes I would visit just for the music . . . . just kidding . . . but I've always enjoyed your music selection. You guys are just cool no matter what you are doing. Mom and I just watch and learn.