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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.

We Seek After These Things…

Never in my life have I thought so much about what in my life I can deem as ‘worthy, or of good report.’ I think the fact that I soon become a mother has made something in me become ultra sensitive to the influences of the world in my home and in my life. I’ve discovered this new devotion to fill my life with good books, good movies, good music, good company, etc. Recently I went out with a bunch of ‘the girls’ and we went to a concert by pop artist: Ingrid Michaelson. I adore her and every musical note and lyric that comes out of her mouth. Her music is unique, clean and uplifting. LOOK HER UP, or buy her album. She is amazingly talented.
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I have ALWAYS loved this website, ‘Kids in Mind’, for helping me screen the movies that I know might be questionable or that I think are probably fine, but aren’t. I know that I will be using this when my children are old enough to ‘go to the movies with their friends’. It has saved me from walking out on plenty of movies.
And finally… this was a recent discovery. I have looked EVERYWHERE to find this particular kind of censoring website for books, instead of for movies. I have felt that I can’t trust anyone now a days to give me good CLEAN book suggestions. I prefer knowing beforehand what to expect instead of having awful images and language sprung on me when I least expect it. I even talked to Nate MANY times about creating a website like ‘Rated Reads’ of my VERY OWN, but I was reluctant to have to read A LOT of unsavory books in order to have a sufficient library on a website. Luckily, someone else has already started and now I can just contribute with ratings of my own.
For the safety of our homes and families, we need to remember that “if there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.”

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