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Hi I'm MaryAnn

I grew up in Washington State, USA. I am now living in Wyoming (for now) as a stay at home. I'm a Mormon. :)

About Me

I am a wife and SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) to three (soon to be four) little ones. I graduated in 2009 from BYU-Idaho with an Associates in University Studies. I love to do anything crafty, but since I still have little ones (5, 3, and 1) I find that the best hobby for me is crocheting. My kiddos can play with the yarn and nothing gets messed up or damaged. :) My husband and I have remodeled two homes, built one, and will soon be building one more in southern Utah. We're are confident that the last home will be our final home! My husband and I were married civilly in Cooke City, Montana in April 2007. A little over a year later, we were sealed in the Bountiful, Utah LDS temple. We have now been married almost 7 years. :) Our daughter started Kindergarten this year. It's fun watching her learn and grow. She is also in dance and gymnastics and so active! Our oldest son started preschool as well. He also loves to learn and is always excited to go. Our littlest boy is just like any other one year old; all over the place and always getting into things. :) Pretty soon our fourth and final baby will be joining our young little family. A fun fact about our family: All of our birthdays are in May! This baby is also due in May, but not until the very end. He/she could possibly be a June baby. Our daughter is convinced that if the baby isn't born in May, then he/she doesn't belong in our family. ;) She (all of us as well) is also really hoping for a little sister!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. Both of my parents were converts through their parents. As a result, they've chosen to stay as members of the church and raise my siblings and I in it. In my teenage years, there was a time when I wanted to find out for myself whether or not the church was true. I studied it out in my mind, read the scriptures and prayed about it. Like most teenagers, I went through a rebellious stage, thankfully it didn't last long. I found that when I was living my life according to the gospel I was much happier. The times when I wasn't living the gospel, I found I was struggling for happiness. I will never forget the time when my Sunday school teacher asked us to pray for something to find out something we wanted to know, for ourselves. She has told us that the answer could come within a matter of seconds and sometimes it takes months, even years. Whatever it was we asked, it had to come straight from our hearts. The Lord had to know we were sincere about it and when the time was right, He would answer. I was about six years old. I thought of a simple question to ask. One I knew He could answer. It took about two-three months of constant praying, asking every night, but the answer eventually came loud and clear. To this day, I still remember it as if it happened last night. That is when my testimony of His church started to grow! I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I have been told and shown many times through the still small voice/the spirit that the church is true. From the time I was a little even up until now I am still shown and reminded of the truthfulness of His gospel. I still struggle from time to time, especially being a young mom to young children, but I know that if I remember to keep an eternal perspective, everything will turn out just right. :)

How I live my faith

Being a young mother to three, young, active children is a challenge. I'm sure any other young LDS mother can relate. Sometimes we ask ourselves, "Why do I even try coming?" Nonetheless, we still go to church each Sunday so that our children can learn the importance of it and so that we can learn and grow ourselves. My calling in my ward is the website director. I manage our wards website through lds.org and the ward's Facebook page. Its nothing big, but its perfect for what stage of life I'm in right now. Heavenly Father knew I would need something I could handle. :) I have a wonderful visiting teaching partner. We are close friends and can talk to each other about anything. Every month, we get together and try to set up a time to visit with each of the sisters we visit teach. We study out the lesson for the month, pray about the message we want to share and try to bring something cute they can hang on the fridge or a treat they can enjoy. It has been fun getting to know each one of these ladies and learning to love them.