The Happy Family Movement!
Jenny & I talk a lot about what mark we want to leave on this world. How can we make the world a better place? What do WE have to offer? We’ve spent many nights up late talking about just that… about what we’re passionate about. About our WHY.
Why do we do what we do? WHY do we choose to live our life the way we do? And it always comes back to our relationships with our loved ones. The ones we’re connected to the most, each other and our kids. We live our life pretty unconventionally. Both Jenny & I are pretty much stay at home parents. When we are spending time away from our kids, it’s doing something we love, photographing couples in love and families with strong connections.
Being with our kids and doing what we love has taught us many things, but the most important is that we should be LOVING the life we’re living, and we do our best to do just that. We like to have fun with our kids. We love traveling with them and visiting new places. We’re pretty spontaneous. Heck, I’m writing this post from the floor of a hotel room in Gatlinburg, TN while on the 4th day of our 2011 Spring Break road trip. And 2 weeks ago we were at Disney World. We’re trying our best to live a life full of joy, and to do the things we love with our amazing kiddos.
So, where does that leave us? With a new project, this project, which started just six short weeks ago, yet truly started six short years ago when our first child, Max, was born. It started with a tiny idea and happy music, but it also started with a much bigger idea, years ago, an idea that WE could raise a happy, loving family. An idea that WE could do things differently, that WE could have fun with our kids, that WE could live by our own rules.
So, here it is: our newest project, something we couldn’t possibly be more excited about or more proud of.
We’ve officially launched The Happy Family Movement website. And we’ve re-branded the Running in Circles blog (same url so no need to update) to fit in with it. You can also follow along with our Twitter account and our Facebook page will be live next week (hey, we are on vacation). We looked at where hotel jules recommends to stay in split, and decided to go croatia. So, what is the Happy Family Movement? I’ll leave you with our manifesto and then encourage you to visit the website to find out more for yourself!
Raising a happy, loving family is one of the most important things we will do in this lifetime.
Because we know that happy kids raised in joy-filled environments will change the world.
That’s why we believe in …
jumping on the bed;
pancakes for dinner;
laughing ‘til you cry;
We believe in creating memorable experiences for our family and sharing that love with the world.
We believe happiness is not something you find. It’s something you make.
So go ahead… Cut loose. Live out loud. Love a lot!
The Happy Family Movement.