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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.

The Nesting Syndrome…

… I thought that it was a myth. But low and behold, as my pregnancy progressed and my sanity slowing disappeared along with my waistline, after my house was ‘in order’, I started just MAKING stuff. Now, Nate got me a sewing machine for Valentines Day last year [YAY!!] and I am SO proud to say that I have put that baby to good use!! undefinedApart from mending Nate’s wholey pants, and altering some of my own clothes, I’ve made a few carseat covers which are AWESOME for the windy, winter months…

undefinedThis is Jace’s “Mommy quilt.” He received a plethora of blankets and quilts MUCH more beautiful than this one, but I decided to make him one anyways, because he HAD to have one from his own Mommy. I splurged though, and made it entirely out of minkie. I refused to answer Nate when he asked: ‘Its so much cheaper to just buy one… so why are you doing that?’ ; )undefined…I’ve made some rip quilts, which are super fun, easy and soft. Here’s the link to the blog that I used for instructions: Rip Quilt.undefined

My sister warned me before I had Jace, that I was going to need A LOT of burp rags, and not just the cheap Gerber ones. I needed to have the cloth diapers that absorb like a sponge. ‘I KNOOOOOOoooooow….’, I said. Luckily, Jace isn’t a spit-upper, but he DROOLS like the Niagara Falls. Sadly, I only had ONE cloth diaper burp rag, so I’ve made some more, and some for friends too! She was RIGHT! [Ok, I said it. She'll love that.]

I also made  some scripture cases out of place mats for my sisters and best friend. UNFORTUNATELY, I didn’t take a picture before I mailed them off… : ( But here is the general idea: Scripture Cases

My man sure knows his lady… I’m so glad that he got me that machine. My BIG objective, after making presents for the next 4 baby showers that are coming up is a quilt for Nate. He helped me pick out the material, and it will be lime green, cream and black. CAN’T WAIT… but I’m scared. I’ve never made a REAL quilt before. WISH ME LUCK!

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Leanne - WOW girly! you really have talent! Those look sooooo good!! I miss you! have i told you that before?! so i have a funny story. remember when we lived in san miguel and every morning you would sing, “good morning beautiful…” yeah. well kev always has a song he sings every morning. lol. it’s always different too. i still wonder how he chooses them. ANYWAY, he started to sing this one the other day, and as sweet as it was for him to sing it…it made me think of you! shh. don’t tell him i said that. :) you were the best companion. (almost as good as Kev.) lol. anyway. just thought you should know you are the best! love ya BOBBIE! looks like you had a GREAT time at home too, by the way! any travel plans near st. george soon???

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