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Hi I'm AnnMarie

Manufacturing Engineer by degree, I am wife to a Neuroradiologist and mother of 4 boys and one little girl. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an overachiever with not enough time in the day. I love to learn and create and I love my family. I have degrees in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and am always looking for a good problem that needs solving. My children are the focus of my life right now. I stay at home so I don’t miss a single moment. Not that all of those moments are happy or fun ones, but I’m there for them just the same. With five kids, the oldest four being boys, it’s a full time job and then some. It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but also the most rewarding. My husband is a doctor, but when we were married 13 years ago he was just a starving student. We have moved around a lot and have made many good friends. In those few spare moments that I have to myself I love to work out or work on whatever projects I have going, usually a remodeling project. I was a runner in college and I love being in shape. And let’s face it, I need all the energy I can get to keep up with those kids. We love being outside as a family whether working in the yard and garden or camping and hiking. I love my life and I am a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I once had a friend of mine tell me that I had had an easy life so it was easy for me to be happy. This statement bothered me. I had definitely had my share of trials and my life was far from easy. Granted my friend’s life seemed in constant turmoil I realized that it was a direct result of the choices she made. I looked back at choices that I had made throughout my life. Any time I was faced with a trial or hard decision if I chose to follow Jesus Christ and the teachings of his restored gospel as given in the Bible and the Book of Mormon, my life was blessed with peace or happiness. When I chose my own will contrary to His teachings, however small the decision or how I justified it, there was sadness and pain. The data was overwhelming. I had NEVER regretted my choices to stay in keeping with the Savior’s teachings. I may not always know the reason we are asked to do certain things, but I have seen the results that come from following in faith and know that it ALWAYS brings happiness and peace. I choose to be happy. I choose to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by always being willing to do what needs to be done. If there is a need for service I will gladly be there. For the last few years I have served the children in the various places we have lived. Teaching them about Christ's love for them and how they can be like him. They have a deep love for their Savior that is innocent and pure and I am grateful for the truths that they continually teach me.