Family portrait taken by the Peter Iredale ship in Oregon.

This is us. The Solars.  Our life is not a me or a you, our life is an US.  We’re high school sweethearts, happily married for over eight years with three kids and an adorable basset hound named Banana.  We work together, we live together, we capture love together, we spread love together.

We march to the beat of our own drum. And you know what? It’s kind of working for us!

Because here’s the thing. Regardless of the many blessings we enjoy… real life? It can be a challenge. Work, family, community — it seems like it’s rarely a balancing act; it’s more of a juggling act. And all of the awesomeness that is life, all of the amazing moments that happen every single day… they can get lost in the shuffle.

That’s why we took a step back. Lots and lots of late night conversations have led us to constantly ask ourselves HOW we wanted to live, and WHAT we needed to do to make that possible. We asked ourselves what kind of legacy we wanted to leave. And all that soul searching boiled down to two things: we want to foster loving relationships and create memorable experiences.

That’s what The Happy Family Movement is all about. To help families live a positive, fun-filled and meaningful life together. To live a little bit out of the ordinary. To forge their own path and make up their own family rules.

We don’t have all the answers. But we do know that happy kids raised in joyful environments will change the world.

So welcome! Go ahead. Live out loud. Cut loose. And love… a LOT.


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