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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 Dirty, Dirty Dash…

This has been a dream of mine for a long time… to recklessly attack an event with an energy and abandon known only to small children. I had heard about the Dirty Dash held at Bogus Basin, Boise’s local ski resort. I hadn’t heard amazing things about it, but when the opportunity arose to run this 10k with some of my favorite girls EVER, I was like ‘Heck yeah!!’ It ended up being better than I ever would have imagined, and at the same time I know that in large part was due to the girls that I ran it with. I wasn’t really warned that we were climbing a 2 mile hill at a 12% grade. That was a killer at 6,000 feet elevation. Before we get to our pictures, here is a video of what our Dirty Dash was like. All the obstacles and the water slides were exactly the same.


Pretty in Pink? Not for long!!
Unfortunately, Nate didn’t have access to the course to take pictures during the event, but here we are coming up on the Finish Line!Oh yeah!! This was the epitome of a disgustingly GREAT time…. We had such a blast wrestling, and dunking each other, spashling… it was a blast. And ahem… sorry about your face, Nee!!“Um, can we get serious for a second a look for my tooth?”DON’T tell my dentist. He will KILL ME!!Jace thought ‘Mommy’ looked pretty funny!Getting all clean!!After we changed, and in our new ‘DD’ shirts!
You better believe I will be doing this again next year. It was SO MUCH fun! Nate might do it too, which will be great so that I won’t be so tempted to tackle him [he was just so clean and pristine, I couldn't handle it!!]

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