Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to come check out our little corner of the internet.
We started this blog shortly after we got married, mostly as a way to write down and document some of our recipes that we were creating together. It then turned into a fun hobby of ours, and it has grown into a part of us and our family. Yes, thats right, we said family, we now have 2 little daughters. They are our whole world.
Our goal is to leave an online footprint that is REAL. The online community of family blogs, Instagram stars, “mom bloggers” and more is, for the most part, an amazing place to be. But, there are times where we find ourselves wondering “is this true life?” “Do these people really live like this?”
Our family is built on love for each other and love in Jesus Christ. We have moments of frustration. We get tired (really tired). We get take out. We get lazy.
We are not perfect, we just happen to enjoy taking pictures of our food.
This blog continues to grow and grow, and we are so excited to share it all with you. In 2017, we began actively reviewing products that seemed interesting to us, and knew could be helpful and exciting to our audience. There will always be more content about raising a family, and of course, some easy-to-follow, down-to-earth recipes.
Forrest and Courtney
And here’s our love story (from Courtney’s point of view), for those of you who want the gooey details…
My husband Forrest and I both attended Gordon College…that is, until he transferred to Temple University after his first semester freshman year. The one semester that we were both at college together, we knew of each other but never spoke. The following year, he came back to the area to visit some friends – and that is when we officially met and hit it off. I immediately got his phone number and we started texting, Skyping, chatting on the phone, and sending each other snail mail. After all, we were 300 miles apart.
I knew there was something special about him and he loved Jesus, which was crucial. Forrest has always been good at making me laugh and making every day a brighter day. He is by far the most thoughtful man I have ever met. He is always so sweet and tender. I love his positive attitude and the way he loves others. His heart is so so big!
He became my best friend instantly and after a few months of only communicating over our phones, computers, and snail mail, Forrest made a trip up to Massachusetts to visit me. We proceeded to take countless Megabus trips back and forth from PA to MA every few weekends (back when Megabus roundtrips cost .50 cents!). My love for Forrest grew and grew until we couldn’t stand being apart much longer, so he decided that for his senior year of college he would transfer back up to a college in MA. This was the best thing that could have ever happened! It was so beneficial to our relationship. We knew that we were both apart of God’s plan for one another.
On November 12, 2012, after a very long and well thought out scavenger hunt that led me to Forrest down on one knee, he asked me to be his wife…of course I said YES!
We celebrated our beautiful wedding on August 3, 2013. Everything about it was perfect. The flowers, the colors, the weather, the ceremony, the outpouring of love that we felt from our family and friends. And most importantly, the fact that we came together and made our covenant before Christ. We could not have asked for a more spectacular day. I thank God for blessing that day with His mighty love.
Married life is all we had hoped it would be and more. We love sharing every day together and creating memories with one another. Forrest and I fall more and more in love each day. I am so BEYOND blessed to call him my wonderful husband and my best friend.
To view some of our wedding images, click here.