Kennel Four Seasons Universal, Litter, Summer Washable, Small Dog Supplies Bed, Summer BiteResistant Nest with Mat, Pink Pig Pink, Size S) Cat (color nblibk1262-New pet supplies

KESS InHouse Angie Turner Fern TopGreen Nature Dog Bed, 50 x 40 Kess InHouse Allison Beilke Hello Birdies Dog Blanket, 60 by 50InchKess InHouse Allison Beilke Leaf Scatters Midnight Pet Bowl, 7Inch

KESS InHouse Angie Turner Ready to RelaxDigital Photography Dog Bed, 30 x 40

It begins in Hawaii.ScrollDownPlease


Kess InHouse Angie Turner Dodge Green Car Dog Bed, 50 by 60InchKennel Four Seasons Universal, Cat Litter, Summer Washable, Small Dog Supplies Bed, Summer BiteResistant Nest with Mat, Pink Pig (color   Pink, Size   S)

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.


KESS InHouse Angie Turner White Magnolia Digital Floral Dog Place Mat, 13 x18


Kess InHouse Ann Barnes Sun and Sea bluee Aqua Pet Bowl Placemat for Dog and Cat Feeding Mat, 18 by 13 Kess InHouse Allison Soupcoff Henson orange Green Feeding Mat for Pet Bowl, 18 by 13 Kess InHouse Alveron Tribal Dreams Pet Blanket, 40 by 30Inch

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.

Kennel Four Seasons Universal, Litter, Summer Washable, Small Dog Supplies Bed, Summer BiteResistant Nest with Mat, Pink Pig Pink, Size S) Cat (color nblibk1262-New pet supplies

Kess InHouse Ann Barnes The Big Top Dog Bed, 50 by 60Inch, Red blueeKess InHouse Alveron Tribal Discover Pet Bowl, 4.75InchKESS InHouse AlyZen Moonshadow Life is Positively Wonderful 1 Multicolor orange Digital Pet Bowl, 7

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.

Kess InHouse Anneline Sophia Bows Fleece Dog Bed, 30 by 40InchKESS InHouse Alyzen Moonshadow ARCANE 2 Purple bluee Pet Bowl, 7
Kess InHouse Anneline Sophia It's Complicated Pet Bowl, 7InchKess InHouse AlyZen Moonshadow FISH 2 bluee Purple Fleece Dog Bed, 30 by 40

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 AlyZen Moonshadow MIDNIGHT HORSE bluee Purple Fleece Dog Bed, 30 by 40 ! 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.

Kess InHouse Anneline Sophia Summer pink orange Teal Green Feeding Mat for Pet Bowls, 18 by 13
Kess InHouse Apple Kaur Designs Diamonds Yellow Squares Feeding Mat for Pet Bowl, 24 by 15Inch

KESS InHouse AR2014ADM02 Amy Reber Floral Anchors bluee Pattern Dog Place Mat, 24 x15 KESS InHouse AM1015ADM02 alyZen Moonshadow AS Above, SO Below (bluee) bluee Yellow Dog Place Mat, 24 x15 KESS InHouse AM1044ADM02 AlyZen Moonshadow Bird and Blossom Teal Green Dog Place Mat, 24 x15

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.

KESS InHouse AT1037ADM02 Angie Turner Yellow Magnolias bluee Photography Dog Place Mat, 24 x15 Kess InHouse Amanda Lane Berry Pink Chevron Magenta Purple Feeding Mat for Pet Bowls, 24 by 15 Kess InHouse Amanda Lane Bohotribal Feeding Mat for Pet Bowl, 18 by 13

Kennel Four Seasons Universal, Litter, Summer Washable, Small Dog Supplies Bed, Summer BiteResistant Nest with Mat, Pink Pig Pink, Size S) Cat (color nblibk1262-New pet supplies

KESS InHouse Barmalisirtb Barking Pig Black orange Dog Bed, 30 x 40

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).


KESS InHouse Barmalisirtb give Chase Green Digital Dog Bed, 30 x 40


KESS InHouse Barmalisirtb Chrysler building Black White Pet Bowl, 7
KESS InHouse BB2006ADM02 Bridgette Burton Pine Revel Coral Chevron Dog Place Mat, 24 x15

After graduation Courtney started working as the Field Communications Editor for Preemptive Love Coalition before striking out on her own and launching Kess InHouse Amanda Lane Painted Feathers Cream Tan Tribal Dog Bed, 30 by 40Inch (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 Amy Reber Black & Pink Palms Leaves Pattern Pet Bowl, 7  (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.

Kess InHouse Beth Engel Soar with Me bluee Cloud Pet Bowl Placemat for Dog and Cat Feeding Mat, 24 by 15 Kess InHouse Amy Reber White Palm Green Pattern Fleece Dog Bed, 30 by 40