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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.

Small and Simple Things…

Some people call it: ‘Simple minds, simple pleasures.’ When I think of Nate, I call it: ‘Finding the joy in the little things.’ One morning a couple months ago, I got the urge to do just that. I took Nate’s camera early in the morning and took a drive around the neighborhood down to the garden and the river that runs by it. These are some things that I found that made me smile, that put the joy into the simplicity of my life.
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The First Rose of the Spring
We have three bushes in our front yard and soon they were full!
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My Tiny Herb Garden
Parsley, Oregano and Basil – Yay for free organic spices!
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Antigue Classics in the Country
Ducky Day Care- 21 ducklings

The FIRST evidences of life in our garden!! You can see that tomato is barely bigger than my wedding ring. More to come on that story!

Hugs from “Benny-BenBen-BooBear”, my nephew!

Baby Juls’ Feet

I’ll have to add: you find a quarter on the street, you make all green lights to work, you go way under on your cell phone minutes, you receive an important phone call in an area where you don’t have any service, your cooking of a new dish or cake comes out WAY better than expected, you see a bald eagle, you lose weight without knowing it, you remember to take out the trash just in time, and you feel the adoration of some small child you are endeared to.

What tender mercies make YOU smile?

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Belinda - Some tender mercies that make me smile and feel grateful are:
Having a family who loves me, gaining forgiveness for something that I've done wrong, hearing a beautiful song that touches my heart, getting a much needed hug from someone unexpected, feeling the unconditional love from my dogs, receiveing flowers from my husband, and hearing him whisper my name and look at me with tender loving eyes! I have many tender mercies in my life! Thanks for inviting me to write some of them down. I love you!

Ken and Jen Perkes - Luisa, you are such a beautiful person! [Something Mom and I have known for quite some time.] And now we learn that you are also a gifted photographer.

Beautiful photos! You just prove the point that the first principle to being a great photographer is to be able to SEE the beauty! It is always a joy to see the world through eyes such as yours and Nathan's!

HUGS and LOVE,

–Dad

aryn - great shots! i thought nate was the picture taker…apparently not.

well I've never had the simple pleasure of having a new recipe turn out better then expected but I'd have to add- a sleeping baby in your arms, the sound of laughter, and summer mornings.

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