My name is Megan and I live in the suburbs of Vancouver Canada with my husband Tony, two boys Cole and Bennett, and baby girl Ayla.
Tony and I met on the internet while playing an online game (we're nerds, I know). We became email 'pen-pals' and wrote each other for several years before finally meeting in person when I was 19. I lived on Vancouver Island and he lived on the Mainland, so we began taking the ferry back and forth every weekend to see each other. We did a lot of travelling together in those early years.
Me in Paris, France
Tony and Me in Havana, Cuba
Lounging on the beach at our favourite travel destination: Hawaii!
A couple years after we met we were married. It was a simple wedding on Vancouver Island in a church by the sea.
After we were married I finished up my degree at UBC and got a job as an underwriter for a property and casualty insurance company. Then we started having babies!
At the hospital waiting for Cole to be born
Our first son, Cole, was born in 2006.
Me, Cole, and Tony at Shuswap Lake
Then Bennett came along in 2008.
Bennett at 6 months old
We almost stopped after two kids because two rambunctious boys were plenty to keep us busy, but then we finally decided to try for one more. To our surprise, we had a girl! Our daughter Ayla was born in February 2013.
Ayla at 1 week old
Now we're a happy family of 5.
With a husband, two little boys, a baby girl and a full-time job, I have a lot on my plate, so putting food on my family's plates can be a challenge. My goal is to make easy, healthy, and tasty meals to satisfy even my most picky eater and share them with you. I may not always succeed, but it's fun trying!
My 6-year-old son Cole is the picky one of the household. More often than not he'll refuse to eat dinner. He has his favourites (like french toast or hot dogs) and it's a struggle to get him to try new foods, but that doesn't stop me from making new recipes to expose him to as much variety as possible. Every now and then I make something that he really enjoys, so his list of favourite meals is slowly growing.
My 4-year-old son Bennett will eat almost anything, including a variety of non-food items such as lipstick, air-freshener, and sidewalk chalk to name a few. He loves actual food too, so it's usually not much trouble getting him to eat dinner. His only problem is that he doesn't stay still for long and he keeps leaving the table, but does eventually finish his meal. Every so often he throws me a curve-ball and refuse to eat what I put in front of him, but it doesn't happen very often.
My husband Tony likes to eat. I can count on him to give me an honest opinion of how my meals taste. He'll tell me when he doesn't like something, and won't say that it's good just to make me feel better. So when he does compliment my food I know that he really does like it.