Hey there, my name is Calvin. I was born and raised in Minnesota and then moved to Southern California for High school. Afterwards, I moved up to Orange County for college. This is also where I met my partner in crime (Elisabeth). We were married almost exactly five years later and have never been happier. We waited about five years to have children and now have two beautiful girls. Elisabeth and I care deeply about the things that we eat and are always working to make it all fit within our budget. Learn more….

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