RJ had many relationships before he met me. He never found the right person, who he loved and who loved him back. He always wanted kids and never found someone who he wanted to have them with. We pretty unexpectedly fell in love, and had a messy start. RJ was married when we first met and later we got pregnant with Rose unintentionally. This didn't sit well with my family, who are strict Mormons, they still haven’t gotten over it and it has been almost four years. Having a May December relationship is amazing, it works for us. RJ wanted lots of kids. If he was to try to do that with someone his age it wouldn’t work very well. I am young and can easily pop out lots of babies. Also RJ is at the point in his life and career where he can afford lots of children. I love the dynamic it works really well. RJ is the love of my life. Soul mates do exist! We were definitely made for each other. I’m glad I didn’t have to search the world like RJ did. He did a lot of hard work to find me, and I’m so glad he stuck it out and found me!
I decided to start this blog to share our life, recipes, opinions, and advice tidbits here and there. So here is a not so quick Megan/family bio. We currently live in Canton Georgia, about 45 minutes north of Atlanta. We really enjoy it here and plan to stay a while. I live with my husband RJ, my 2.5 year old daughter Rosalie, and my 8 month old daughter Heather. We are currently trying for baby number three! We are very excited.
I was born and raised a Mormon. I grew up in Eagle Mountain Utah. I have one older sister and two younger sisters. When I was 16 my dad got a relocated to Northern Virginia for work. I graduated high school there in 2012. A month or so after that RJ and I started dating. RJ is originally from England. He moved to the states quite a few years ago and has been here ever since. Some people think our age gap is a problem and thought it would never work out. My parents have the biggest issue with our relationship. I think it’s mainly because RJ is more their peer than mine (and we are pretty sure my mom is extremely jealous). When we met he knew I was the person he wanted to be with for the rest of his life and nothing else mattered. I felt the same way and I am so happy to be where we are now. Our relationship is amazing and better than most of my friends relationships with their husbands. We communicate very well, we can talk for hours like teenage girls. I am very excited to have more children with him, and to spend the rest of our lives together.
Along the road of getting to where we are now, I was kicked out of the Mormon church. I was excommunicated because I got pregnant with Rose. I told the church I was not remorseful that I got pregnant and that I was keeping my baby. I told them I wasn’t sorry I had sex and I also wasn’t planning on stopping. In the Mormon church if you are not married and sealed in the temple before you have children it is a huge sin. They believe the child should be whisked away to a "worthy" married couple who has been sealed together in a Mormon temple to have a good life. I think this is a load of shit. I think the best place for a baby is with their mother. I love being a mother and cannot imagine what I would have done if Rose was no longer mine.
I love to cook and bake. I would say I cook moderately healthy recipes. I make a lot of chicken, fish, and only try to cook red meat once a week or less. I'm excited to share some of my recipes here. We do a lot of outdoor cooking. Mostly grilling and a bit of smoking. Here in Georgia the summers are quite hot and we try to keep the cooking heat outside as much as possible. I cook dinner probably between 6-7 times a week. As a family we enjoy going out and do when I don't have the patience or energy to cook. RJ and I used to enjoy date nights every other Thursday or so. But since Heather came along we have not been able to go out yet. It is nice to have a bit of time to ourselves and not have to worry about the kids. Hopefully soon we will be able to go out again.