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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.

Herbert the Handsome…

I know. It HAS been forever. I apologize profusely for not having posted in over a month. The truth is… I was waiting for something perfectly fantastic to happen. And it did.
Meet Herbert. I had a date with him Friday night.
One look at his perfect complexion, dreamy eyes and luscious lips and I couldn’t help it.

He was the perfect height for me…
There were some innocent, playful kisses…

Some listless daydreaming of the future…

And even some singing and dancing!

My heart nearly broke at having to release this love of mine!

You might think I was calm and composed while being enchanted by my amphibian lover. Truth is: I was not. Nate and I actually found him on the way home when Nate almost ran him over with our car. After much imploring, I convinced him a rescue mission was necessary or this beautiful creature’s death was imminent, and his grave would be located at the intersection of Star and 1st. I hastily ran to the middle of the road and literally swept him off his webbed feet. Once safely inside the car, pandemonium ensued. Herbert started flailing dramatically, I started screaming hysterically, and Nate started laughing so spastically he could hardly continue to man the rescue vehicle. Herbert managed to explore every nook and cranny of our car in a matter of 30 seconds as we finished our drive home [Including: my purse, the entire dashboard and the PASSENGERS SEAT which I had quickly evacuated upon his INVASION into my personal space]. Nate and I were both laughing and screaming like little school girls as this all happened.

Thank goodness I already have my Prince Charming. Dating just isn’t what it used to be.


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Shannon - Reminds of the trip to Thendara when we caught like a hundred of those little frogs and we had to name and kiss every single one before releasing them. Oh, the good ole days!!!! How is it that without older brothers you and I are as fearless as the boys?! You more so than me, but it works!! LOVE YOU

The Perkes Family - I love the Story of Herbert, even though I sort of heard it already told, I loved the story board version! You definitely gave that frog something to tell the other frogs! Poor guy, non of them are going to believe him! Rescued, kissed, and danced till the sun came up. It is quite unbelievable! =)

Josh - I love it! The adventure sounds like many other Perkes moments. I’m thinking of Racoons and Snapping Turtles and even Sugar Gliders. You guys are awesome!

Ken and Jen Perkes - HILARIOUS!!! I loved the “Sweet Little Buttercup” serenade. And the frantic get-away . . . NOT [I think he was sort of attached to you guys]. I have to admit he is one beautiful frog!

I laughed as I scrolled down through the pictures, saw the kiss and then . . . SHAZAM! . . . . there was Nathan. Made me laugh.

You guys are too fun!


The Irons - you are crazy girl! i cant believe you could hold him!!! ewww.. i give ya props, you handled that a LOT better than i ever could. :) how are you?? i feel like we keep missing eachother! what have you guys been up to?? MISS YOU TONS!!! love ya babe,

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