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Life, Simplified

living a simple life is easier said than done in our modern day world. so easily we get caught up in our work, our social calendars, our “todo” list, money, responsibilities, etc.. every obligation creates a greater sense of urgency and stress.

and then once in awhile, we find ourselves in a place like this,

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Get Lost in Green

portland. where it is cool to…

keep it weird,

have purple hair,

wear your granddad’s clothes,

and get lost in green.

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Live on Bloglovin

great news, thefirst2hours has finally linked up with bloglovin! You can follow my blog with Bloglovin by clicking here. and to celebrate this new community, i thought i would share a visual history of some of the goodies that have been featured on thefirst2hours in days past.

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Perfectly Imperfect, in Life and Photo Shoots

i have been on a blogging hiatus for the past two and half weeks, and for good reason.  i went and got myself hitched! i now have an abundance of memories to reflect upon the perfection that was our Alaskan destination wedding/honeymoon/adventure.

perfection, of course, being relative.

our wedding wasn’t without its flaws, but it was all ours.

it was our perfect.

it was perfectly imperfect.

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My Dog is a Yogi

the theme of my week is yoga…as you can see from my previous posts here, and here. To top my yoga week off, I thought I would share a lighter side of the yoga practice, in the form of yoga dogs.

as i have been working my way back into levels of comfort as a yogi, i have been practicing various poses at home. each morning generally begins with a yoga stretching session in the living room. apparently my pups have been eager to participate as well; and now, at week end, they both join me each morning for some yoga.

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Battling to the Center Court Finals

Last week was another successful week of volleyball.  It was a challenging week of volleyball as well; but how we fight through those challenging moments, is the greatest determinant of our long-term success.  And we pushed through our trials, all the way to the championship match.

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We Opt to Move

last weekend my volleyball partner and i kicked off beach volleyball season 2015 at alki beach with an exciting day and a second place finish. (read all about our exciting tournament and view the pro event photos, here).  the day after our tournament, we had a flight leaving seattle at noon. it would have been easy to sleep in and let our overworked muscles have the rest they deserved; but bodies like ours aren’t very good at resting. instead, we woke ourselves up early, and headed out to find some green in thefirst2hours. there is no better way to combat sore muscles, than with movement.  and we opted to move!

naturally we wanted to move in a beautiful place but our time was limited; so after consulting the google machine, we set our sights on cougar mountain regional wildland park.

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In the Money

this past weekend marked the beginning of beach volleyball season 2015 for my partner and i.  we kicked it off with a trip to seattle, a tournament at alki beach, and an undefeated record leading up to the finals match.

it was the first time either of us had competed at alki beach so we weren’t quite sure what to expect out of the competition, the beach itself, or the people.  needless to say, everything and everyone surpassed our expectations and we can’t wait to get back!

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I Have a Confession

i have a confession. i started an instagram page. and i did it for you.  maybe a bit for myself,  but mostly, i did it for those of you that are reading my blog.  and in the process, i am having a lot of fun.

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