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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.

Summer is….. Gone?

Rest assured, you have NOT been forgotten. This blog has weighed like a millstone on my conscience for MONTHS! The worst thing about it is that the title of my blog had been “Summer is Coming” for all this time. I vow to do better. I’m not quite ready to do a full-on summer review post, but it is well in the works.
For starters though, the BEST thing about this summer has been:
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Truly this has been the desire of our hearts for a long time, and we couldn’t be more ECSTATIC!! We found out on June 10 and shortly afterward, we visited with our competent Doctor West and he let us see our little ‘Gummy Bear’:
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So far, and in comparison, I have been so content with this pregnancy. No one can call this ‘easy’, but I’ve been blessed with only slight nausea. That’s all gone now though, and only the fatigue remains. Poor Nate has often told me he misses me. Nearly the moment I walk in the door from work, I hit the sack. Mostly I’ve only craved fruit: grapes, watermelon, apples, peaches and nectarines. Only recently have ‘the other’ cravings started to show their ugly faces: Sully’s French Fries, Carl’s Jr. Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger, Guido’s Pizza and LOTS of grilled cheese. Nate has been a SAINT in his patience and understanding. I’m sure he has been sorely tempted to laugh rather than console me in those moments when I am literally sobbing over spilt milk, but he has resisted and instead has loved, pampered and adored me. He’s going to make an amazing Dad.
My official due date is February 9th, SO… at this moment I am 4 1/2 months!! Nate was nice enough to take a break from traveling the world to take a few pictures of my prego belly!!
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WE ARE SO STOKED and as a family we have never been more happy.

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Chelsea - Way cool pictures guys. I love it! Unique with the prego test…very creative! And you Luisa my love look very SASSY standing in the road with your cute little belly :)

Jeralyn - HOORAY!!! I could NOT be happier for you two!! This is the BEST news EVER!! Congratulations!! Our family is so excited to have another COUSIN!! Yippee!! :) :) :) And I am so glad that it is going so well for you too! It is tough, but so incredibly worth it :)

Bree - CONGRATULATIONS! I am SO happy and excited for you! No doubt you will both be AMAZING parents! Luisa-you look SO good!! You will be so cute with a prego belly! Sounds like life is great and it's so fun seeing your smiling faces! Take care!

Kate Perkes - LOVE THE NEW POST!! Awesome pics you two… can't wait for this little miracle to be apart of our crazy family… I already love this darlin like my own… I find myself so excited for all the little mile stones of your pregnancy Luisa haha…. Just so happy for you two..This little babe will be assured to be showered with lots and lots of love from Aunt Kate and Uncle Jake…and Gracie, and Ben, and Natey and Julia… and everyone else anxiously awaiting the arrival..few…Lots of Love for sure!
P.s Love the pics of you two… I have been wanting to fix up my blog for so long you've inspired me to hut to it..

Loves!

Linda - Cutest pregnant girl ever! So glad you are feeling better, and enjoy being able to go the bed as soon as you get home from work! (Sorry, but that won't last long!) Good luck with rest of the pregnancy and keep us updated. You are going to be the most amazing mom!

Melanie - I am so happy for you! Congratulations. The fatigue should start to pass soon and you will have a few months of feeling great! I can't wait to hear if it is a boy or girl!

Ken and Jen Perkes - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new blog look!!! You two should make an "appearance" on the Perkes Photography blog! Also, LOVE Luisa's bookshelf! HOW COOL!!! And most of all, LOVE the debut of our little guy . . . or girl! You look adorable pregnant, Luisa . . . we can ALMOST see your thinking about showing! Ha, ha!

In short, lots of LOVE here!

–Pops

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