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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.

Monthly Archives: January 2011

Its About Time…

It would be an understatement to say that I have been sufficiently “harassed” to post some pregnancy pictures. For some deranged reason, it seems to be that when a woman is at her HUGEST, people all of a sudden want to see as much of her as possible. ; ) To appease the masses… behold……

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Jackie - gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Get through those first weeks when you have your baby. You're going to feel like you want to die, your boobs are going to fall off, and you will cry everyday. It's ok, it GETS BETTER. I Love being a mommy now. Love you!

Danella - this is AMAZING LUISA!!! your pictures make me want to have a baby :D You are really beautiful, I can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks! and meet my nephew. yay!!

Ingrid Y. Rodriguez - Luisita! Que hermosa se te ve con tu pancita! Girl, you make pregnancy look at its best! Enjoy that belly as much as you can because once it's gone, you'll miss the kicks, the squirming, and all the salsa dancing your little one is doing right now… and then the belly just gets boring! but you'll have your beautiful baby in your arms so that will make up for everything! I'm so excited for you. Se que seras una gran mama! Te quiero mucho! Yayyyy we are blog friends!

kevin. Leanne. Beckum. - why hello BEAUTIFUL!! you look amazing luisa!! i love the last picture:) it makes me smile…with all the fun memories we had together once upon a long time ago. lol. oh man i miss us.i can't wait to hear all about it as well and SEE how sweet and beautiful this baby boy will be!! love you tons bobbie!!

p.s. i can't wait to see you someday. :)

Trysha - Oh my goodness you look so amazing!! Gorgeous!

It also makes me happy as a Mama of a Caedon to see the name Kaiden almost in the lead for your baby name poll. ;)

(I linked from Nate's photography blog)

Melanie - I am so excited for you to begin this wild adventure. That babe is going to be gorgeous!

Linda - I agree! You are a gorgeous pregnant woman! Can't wait to see the little guy and hear the details! Good luck with everything! We will keep both of you (and Nate) in our prayers! I actually like to give birth! (Not so much the pregnant part, though.) Hope you are feeling good. I always feel better the week after I give birth than the week before. Hang in there!

Emily - Your pictures are beautiful!! And you are not even CLOSE to huge! You look wonderful!! Can't wait to see the pictures of the baby. You are super lucky to have such a great photographer for a husband. I have been wanting to do belly photos with each of my kids and never got around to it. Plus you will get amazing pics of your baby – all for free! :) Congrats. I'm on the edge of my seat for baby pics and information!

Happy New Year & Good Bye 2010!!

Nate and I have made it a tradition to make a video every year as a summary to our adventures and memories. It has been a blast this past week filtering through our library of photos and videos. We laughed and reminisced, and I couldn’t believe how many times I thought: “I completely forgot about…

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Vanessa Montero Badilla - Hola nate, luisa y jace!!!!!! saludes al baby que acaba de nacer esta bellisimo, me da mucho gusto saludarlos aunque sea de larga distancia aqui en costa rica, estan muy chivas las fotos me encantan los voy a contratar para hacer algo parecido a este video tan lindo jajaja de verdad me alegro un monton de que tengan una familia tan linda y ojala que la disfruten al maximo como lo han hecho hasta ahora, bueno por si no saben quien soy soy vanessa hija de randall montero primo de tu papa de la gran familia de COSTA RICA :D , tengo dos hermanitos pablo de 13 años y mario de 7 años que tambien le mandan saludos, ojala puedan venir a costa rica otra vez para tener el gusto de conocer a nate y jace que solo los e visto por fotos…. perdon ay por escribirles en español pero es que mi ingles no es muy bueno jejejeje XD ;D :* (si se inclinan un poco hacia la izquierda lo que acabo de escribir “XD” es una carita sonriendo)bueno en fin que les vaya bien en todo LOS QUEREMOS MUCHO !!

de: la gran familia que tienen aqui en costa rica

Rice-Ball - I loved watching your adventures and all of the neat places you got to go see. I'm wondering what program you guys used to compile everything and set your music tracks to? I'm really interested in doing one of my own, I'm sure it won't be as picturesque, but I'd love to give it a try :) Thanks for sharing, keep them coming. Lindsay Ball

Anonymous - Hi Luisa,

Very nicely put together, had a good time watching it. You guys look so good and happy together… that's awesome!! Happy New Year 2011!!

Keep in touch,

Anonymous - LUISA!!

It was great to see Nate, even for a short time last week. I can't wait to hear you're parents. Thanks for sending us to your blog!! Its a great reminder how much we love you guys!

All our best from New England!
Ben Della-Piana

Anonymous - I LOVE LOVED LOVED IT!! Thanks for sharing, Luisa! You guys look so happy! I can't believe you got to go to all those places! I can't wait to travel more!

Super congrats on the baby!

Anonymous - La vida es bella pero aun mas a travez de tus ojos, es precioso el video, gracias por compartirlo.



Josh - Wow, that was so fun! I loved watching you both and missing you like crazy. What an amazing year for you two. You guys are the best.



Jackson D's - Wonderful, wonderful 2010! Thank you for sharing your adventures. We are excited for your new little boy on the way. We have a little girl joining our family too! Sending our love,

Deb & Dave

Ken and Jen Perkes - Oh, what a year!!!!!

Fabulously documented! I loved it!!! I had a smile on my face the whole time.

And as good as it was last year . . . 2011 will be even better!!!



Feliz Navidad de Mexico!

I’m not sure if life gets any better than this, and I’m also not sure if we will ever have a year like 2010. It seems like we began the year with adventures and that we have ‘adventured’ our entire way through until the end. Our most recent travels brought us to Mexico for another…

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Brit - You two are the funnest (that IS a word in my vocabulary!) EVER!!!! That sounds like so fun, so fabulous!!!!!

Ken and Jen Perkes - You are truly the ADVENTURE FAMILY!!! By the way, what is the guy carrying on his shoulder in the alien statue photo? A dog? a monkey?

In any case, I LOVED seeing and hearing about this amazing get-away! It really has been the most amazing year for you guys! And 2011 is looking pretty good too!

Oscar Wilde is quoted as saying: "I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works." As talented as your work has been this past year . . . it is your life that shows your genius!

Well done!