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It begins in Hawaii.
We met eachother while living in Maui. We surfed, sailed, scuba dived, dated and got engaged on the Island in the matter of 9 months. Hawaii has a special place in our hearts so we try to go back as often as we can to visit the “family” that we formed while living there.
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- Hunter Tanami Badger Dog Toy, 22 cm, Pack of 3
- Horse Equine Western Saddle Seat Back Pain Relief Comfort Neoprene Gel Pad Tack 4204
- KESS InHouse JR1015ADM02 Jennifer Rizzo Many Lavender Butterflies Purple White Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15
- MARZE Tweezers for Aquarium 15 inches Straight and Curved Tweezers Set Aquarium Tool Forceps Clip
- PAWPATU Tulle Tutu for Dogs or Cats, Large, Lite Pink
- PETRLOY Remote Control OffRoad Climbing Car 2.4GHZ Electronics RC 30MPH Speed Racing 1 14 Scale Monster Truck FFor Kids Boys Toy 4WD Chargeable bluee Mountain Drift Car Dual Motor Hobby Toys Vehicles
- Royal Canin Shih Tzu 28 Junior Dry Mix 1.5 kg
- As-picture 272942cm As-picture 272942cm HYUE Breathable Space Backpack Cat Out Backpack，Carry a pet Backpack for Outdoor Travel (color, Size 27 29 42cm)
- Black Breathable Portable Travel Carrier Ventilated Abrasion-Resistant Pet Shoulder Bag Backpack Dog Cat(Black)
- EMOURSCC pet lion cosplay cap lion mane (with ear) fashionable pet costume hat (with four rattan ball)
- CATSPIA Dasher Sweater, Large, Pink
- 20x9x9cm Flameer Reptile Live Food Feeding Box Reptile Water Dish Turtle Water Bowl Best Care to Turtle 20x9x9cm
- Palace 1 Plus Hamster Cage 80x31x34cm
- Red Pet Dog Cat Cartoon Grid Rabbit Ears Plush Sleeping Bag Bed House (Red)
- Vivi Bear Brown Durable Soft Genuine Leather Braided Pet Dogs Leash Training Lead for Large Dogs 3.6ft Long 1Inch Wide
- BiuTeFang Pet Bolster Dog Bed Comfort Pet Mat Simple Cute pet supplies Rectangular pet mat
- Black CXka Pet Carrier Airline Approved, Cat Dog Carrier Soft Sided Pets Cat Carriers, Collapsible Portable Travel Dog Airplane Carrier for Small and Medium Cats Dogs Puppies
- Barn & Stable Horse Sport Boots Set 4 Horse Vented Sport Boots Leg Predection Wrap Medium Royal bluee
- Dixinla Cat climbing frame Desert Green Cat Litter Cat Cat Scratch Board cat scratch post Cactus 45 45 105cm
- Fibalon plus 350g Highly Material for Pond and Aquarium
- Hilton Herbs Eyebright Herb 2kg
- Kess InHouse Emine Ortega Fleece Dog Bed, 30 by 40Inch, Leaving orange
- 47H 12 inches Pet Pool, pet Pool, Dog Swimming Pool, Bathtub, Collapsible Pool, Circle,47H 12 inches
- 8 lb Kaytee Wood Pellets for Pets, 8 Pound
- LIXING Cat Osman, Small Dog Apartment Bed Cat Cube Pet House, 2 In 1 Foldable PU Leather Footstool
- Noddy & Sweets Martingale Collar 1.5 Width [Skulls & pinks] Large
- Pet Paw Imprints Inkless Kit, Black
- Ranch Rewards Bulk Pressed Rawhide Bones
Thirteen months after we met we got married in Dana Point, CA and then randomly moved to a small mountain town in Oregon called Bend. Don’t ask us why but it just felt right…Even though we didn’t own a vehicle, furniture, have jobs or know anyone. Adventure is in our blood. So we did it. We rented a minivan that held everything we owned and drove to Oregon. We dropped everything off at the apartment we’d rented from a guy on Craigslist and drove to a used car dealership where we bought a car so that we could return the minivan. For serious. We’re not making this up.
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We spent 3 years in Pacific Northwest playing in the mountains, lakes and rivers, launching our photography business and making our first baby (we’ll spare you the details about that). Shortly after Joelle was born we were fortunate enough to be able to purchase a home near the beach in Southern California (thanks Recession!) and made the move to San Diego. A few years after we moved, we had our second kiddo, Charlotte, who turned out to be just as awesome as her sister.
During our time in Southern California we had a lot of amazing opportunities to travel around the world for both work and play. We photographed destination weddings, used our photography and design skills to help various nonprofit organization in Africa and Asia, and were fortunate enough to take a lot of fun family trips to some snowy mountains and warm beaches. We even started another company with one of our photography clients and Gary served as the companies Creative Director for over 6 years. Oh, Courtney also wrote and published a Kess InHouse EBI Emporium Dotty in Pink Dog Blanket, 60 by 50Inch! Traveling is a huge passion of ours, we’re grateful for the places we’ve been and get crazy excited just thinking about where we might go next.
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We treasured our time in San Diego with our friends and family, but we wanted a bit more out of life so we sold most everything we owned, rented out our house and moved to the Seattle area for two years so that Courtney could get her Masters Degree in International Community Development.
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During our time in the great Pacific Northwest we pretty much maxed ourselves out with busy schedules and lots of exploring the area. Such amazing country up there! Far too crowded, but insanely beautiful! We adventured and traveled all over the place, mainly by camper van (’87 VW Vanagon named Betty).
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After graduation Courtney started working as the Field Communications Editor for Preemptive Love Coalition before striking out on her own and launching KESS InHouse EBI Emporium Marble Idea , Miami Heat Pink Balck Pet Bowl, 4.75 Diameter (a resource specifically for women in the Global North). Meanwhile Gary set out on his own (after 7 years as a Creative Director for a Los Angeles based Branding Agency) and starting working as an KESS InHouse EBI Emporium Northwest Vibes 5 Purple Pink Dog Bed, 50 x 40 (and has been busier than ever). We decided that our next move would be back to beautiful Bend, OR. We bought another fixer-upper in Bend and sold our house down in San Diego (which was also a fixer-upper). We also upgraded our VW camper van to a trusty and much larger Ford named Big Red. Oh, and we also got a black lab named Bailey… life changes!
We look forward to showing our girls the world and trying to teach them how to live with meaning and purpose. No matter where we are or who we meet, our aim as a couple and as a family is to love God and love people more authentically. Follow along on our journey by keeping up on our blog.