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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.

In Honor of Max…

Our spunky little brother Max is now in the Missionary Training Center learning Italian!! What a guy!! We miss him already. MAX has actually been our inspiration for some new family additions!
My sweet Nate is such an adventurer. It was recently said of him that he is “always looking forward to the new adventure in life,” to which someone replied: “No. Actually, he is the one that loves the adventure in his present.” He takes life on with excitement and becomes a knowledgeable expert to all his hobbies and intrigues. Whether it’s Fishing… Iphones… Skiing… or Long Boarding… he takes it all on with fire in his eyes and a smile on his face!
Our current new adventure and Nate’s latest passion…
SUGAR GLIDERS!!!

Meet Gio and Gucci… our sweet little joey’s! [below]

Yesterday we were able to meet these beautiful exotic animals at the house of a local breeder. Sugar gliders are nocturnal marsupials native to Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania. They receive their names for their preference of sweet foods [Sounds like Nate and I!] and their ability to glide through the air like flying squirrels. They have curly tails, about as long as their bodies and live about 12-15 years. These joey’s [baby gliders] came “out of pouch” about 4 weeks ago and they will be ready to come home with us in about another month. They are twin brothers and when Nate and I were considering names we wanted to have a ‘theme.’ Italian sounds perfect!! Giovanni [Max's cameo character in his homemade movies - 'Gio' for short], the one on the left, is the more animated/hyper one, and Gucci is on the right. He is a little more shy. Both behaved perfectly while being loved and petted by our little niece and nephews, who came with us to witness the adoption! Max now has a nephew named after him: GIO!

“Siamo cosi felici ed eccitati!”

Italian for “We are so happy and excited”!!

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Anonymous - hola luisa soy jeny de costa rica yo quiero una mascota como la de ustedes te quiero me gustaria hablar contigo la extra├▒o a ti y a tu hermana . bye my telephone number is 83738292

Mike and Ariane - Wow, that is such an interesting animal. Looks cuter than a ferret or hamster! How big will they get? And will they fly around the house?

Ken & Jen - I’ve been waiting all day for this post as the title showed up earlier on my “following” page. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed! Mom and I just read it and laughed and ooohhed and aaahhed all the way through it. You two are the cooliest!

I LOVE the names for the sugar gliders! Max will be so proud. They are ADORABLE!!! Can’t wait for family prayer at YOUR place!

Much love,

Dad [and grandfather to Gio and Gucci]

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