Meet the Family

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Welcome to our blog! Our days are not always perfect, but we try to find happiness in the little things of life; like being able to sit down together as a family and eating dinner and baking treats! We’re bringing back family dinner one simple, delicious, family-approved recipe at a time! Thank you so much for following along and we hope you find yummy stuff that will become your own family favorites.

MATT & JESSICA

My husband and I met while in college at Brigham Young University. He was very persistent for months trying to get me to agree to go out on a date with him. Finally, after some “no’s” and two horrendous and failed dates together (my fault!) and my mother’s intuition, we have been happily married for 8 years now.

I graduated from BYU (Go Cougars!) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development & Family Studies. My husband graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management. He spends his days working hard as a Project Manager for a large commercial construction company here in Maryland. I spend the day with our 3 kids at home and would not want it any other way. I have the best job in the world! I am not an expert by any means when it comes to cooking, raising kids and having a good family life (and trust me, most days I feel like I am failing miserably), but I do know that family is the most important thing and you have to make time for it; time to all be together. I hope to inspire people to gather their family together over a home cooked meal at dinnertime, make cookies together, and spend more time together doing fun things. I truly believe that there is not anything better than sitting down as a family to eat dinner together. No bad day can go unfixed when you spend that time with each other. I know lives are busy and it is not always possible, but if we are all doing the best we can, then we are doing good.

CARSON

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He is our oldest, at 5 years old. He is very curious, very smart, sensitive, and our little comedian. He is always telling jokes and has the sweetest little giggle, which he lets people hear often! Everything is funny to him. He is in preschool, loves to play with trains & construction vehicles, play with blocks and build towers, play at the park, in the sandbox, go to the library and play soccer.

ELLA

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Our sweet little Ella Bella (as we call her). She is 3 years old and cannot wait to be old like her brother. She is very dramatic and theatrical and wants to be a “princess ballerina” when she grows up. She loves to tell stories, dance, play dress-up, help mommy in the kitchen, watch Frozen everyday, paint her fingernails and toes, wear make-up, rub your back and give hugs & kisses.

MADISON

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Our baby girl Madison is 7 months old. She makes us smile each day and brings so much happiness into our home. She loves to eat mandarin oranges, bread, and milk (of course!) She loves to jump in her jumperoo, play with anything that makes noise, sing, take baths, and play with her feet! Her chubby cheeks, sweet smile, & infectious laugh are hard to resist.

Our life is not perfect. Most days we are lucky to be out of our pj’s by noon! My house is usually a mess, my carpets are stained, the kitchen counters are full of dirty dishes, my couch is always full of clean laundry just waiting to be folded, I sweep 10x a day but you would never be able to tell, I wear no make-up and hair up in a ponytail more days than I care to admit, I try to workout everyday but rarely do I make it, the beds are never made…… but, we are a family, and we love each other, and we are learning that that is all that matters.

So come along with us as we share yummy dinner ideas and sweet treats to bring your own family & friends together.

♥ Jessica

To contact: email us at togetherasfamilyblog@yahoo.com