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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.

3 Years and Goin’ Strong…

I can hardly believe that Nate and I got married 3 years ago. Its funny how your perception of time is so warped. I feel like it was just yesterday, and I also feel like its been forever… like I’ve just always been married to him. That’s when my life began! Our wedding day was such a blast… it was THE perfect day.

Here are some funny memories of our wedding:

Nate surprised me with a serenade the night before we got married – complete with an acoustic rendition of our song: ‘Making Memories of Us.’

I spilled chocolate on my dress from the chocolate fountains.

We got pelted with marshmallows as we made our exit from the reception.

We drove away without the key to the car [it was an Infiniti G3S, and you didn't have to insert it in the ignition to start it...]

We drove in the gorgeous bright sunshine of a perfect day, blasting our radio, windows down, singing at the top of our lungs, taking pictures and eating our favorite candy bar:  Caramello.

Our anniversary has also been one of those ‘perfect days’… We didn’t make any elaborate plans, but instead we had an all day picnic. We napped in the sun and ate and read and ‘oogled’ over our gorgeous little baby.¬†And then Nate presented me with my gift…I KNOW, RIGHT!!! I freaked out, and in all actuality, started crying. Nate got a photography gig in Hawaii, and we had basically planned on me NOT going this time. I tried DESPERATELY to be ok with that… but in my heart of hearts it made me so sad that I would be missing this great adventure with him. Well, Nate told me that he couldn’t imagine being there without me… and so it goes!! WE’RE GOING TO HAWAII!

At this moment, Nate is lying in bed. He was running a fever last night, with cold sweats and the shakes. As morbid as it might sound, when Nate is sick I LOVE the opportunity that it grants me to spoil him, and coddle him and grant him his every wish. I fed him, made him drink lots of water, gave him cold compresses to bring down his fever, gave him medicine. When I had Jace, Nate was the same exact way. He takes THE BEST care of me. I love this picture that was taken on our wedding day… ¬†3 years ago. I am in the best hands, literally and figuratively. We promised to take care of each other, no matter what, forever. I hope that Nate feels like he is in the best hands as well.

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Shannon - Happy Anniversary! You two make a wonderful couple and made an absolutely gorgeous baby. Can’t wait to squeeze him!!! I remember your wedding like it just happened.

Jonesy - I freakin love you guys!!! I miss my godson!! That is all Lacey and i can talk about!! ha ha

Brittany - HAWAII!!!!!! how stinking FUN!!! YEA!!! when are you going?!?! And we had cala Lillies at our wedding too! (I know I spelt that wrong :)

Kelley - Awe, he is the sweetest! That’s awesome. Happy Anniversary!

Melanie - Congratulations on three years! I am not sure where in Hawaii you are going, but if you are Oahu we should get together! Let me know.

Kathryn - Y’all are so cute! That’s a fun way to celebrate.

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