KESS InHouse SC1076ADM02 Sylvia Cook Discover Your Northwest Landscape Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15
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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- DYEWD super soft cotton velvet and PP cotton kennel,removable and washable closed,house shape kennel,black,large
- Gredek GT0006593 GrowthMax, 10L, 10 L, Grey
- GWM Leashes Pet Leash, Telescopic, Dog Leash, Leash, Medium, Large, Reflective, Hyena (color Red)
- Kaxima Pet StrollerGo out carts doggy Carts portable carts easy to fold
- Little east Pet Nest Nonstick Dog Mat Teddy golden Retriever Large Dog Kennel Summer Waterproof Dog Pad Four Seasons Universal (Size S)
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- Pet Self Cleaning Slicker Grooming Brush,Effectively Reduce Hair Removal Professional for Small,Medium Large Dogs Cats Short to Long Hair
- Red Dingo Reflective Martingale Dog Collar, Large, Pink by Red Dingo
- HAO Pet Carrier, Doggie Cat Hand Free Sling Carry Dog Adjustable Padded Shoulder Strap Tote Bag with Front Pocket Safety Belt Outdoor Travel Puppy Carrying for Walking Subway
- bluee Vastar 2 Packs Adjustable Pet Dog Cat Car Seat Belt Safety Leads Vehicle Seatbelt Harness, bluee
- 4 ZY-AHJAMA Mini cat\dog ceramic urn pet cremation commemorative plaque, 30 cubic inches of ashes
- Black,Red MUATOO PU Leather Collar Choker Necklace with Chain Leash (Black,Red)
- Green Cat Litter Box,Semi-Enclosed Sandbox,Manual Roll Filtering for Cat Within 7.5KG,Green
- JHL Essential Mediumweight Stable Rug 6ft9 Burgundy and Navy
- orange L orange L HSDDA Dog Outdoor Leash Dog leash Pet Chain Nylon Weave Outdoor Running Training Fashion Soft Comfortable Durable Multi color Optional (bluee orange Pink Red) (color bluee, Size S) Walking Leash
- Red Medium (40cm) red Medium (40cm) Hugo & Hudson Dog Puffer Jacket (Medium (40cm)) (Red)
- Tuscany Dog Leash Size 0.5 x 48 , color White
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- Black MPet Backpack Foldable Outgoing Carrying Case Shoulder Bags Handbag Dog Bags Cat Cage (color Green, Size L)
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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 Rosie Brown Splash Pet 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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KESS InHouse SS1015ADM02 Snap Studio Crazy Trees Frost Rainbow Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15
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 RT1038ADM02 BarmalisiRTB Cassette Black White Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 (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 RT1064ADM02 BarmalisiRTB Dark History Fantasy Nature Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 (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.