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Hi I'm Janine

I am a mom, a wife, a friend, a harpist, a potter, a hiker, a biker, a kayaker, a creator, a composer, a writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Juneau, Alaska, but I've lived in Upstate New York for 16 years now. I am a mom to 4 great kids. I coach basketball, play the harp and am learning to throw pottery. I love to kayak and bicycle with my family and I love the outdoors. I've been married to my best friend and favorite person for over 21 years - we have a blast together. I graduated with a B.S. from BYU in studying Family Life. I continue to learn by jumping feet first into many things. See a need - fill a need. That has led me to try many things that I would not have known I love. I teach first aid and survival skills to youth, write plays and my blog and compose and arrange music. I love that we can keep learning and growing, and that we can be different things on different days. It keeps life fresh and fun. I know that all these things come from a loving Heavenly Father and I am so grateful.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who have been members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all their lives. I was raised a member of the church and taught the principles from a young age. But through my experiences I have questioned and searched for answers to many things that have happened in life. I have found peace, comfort and answers in the doctrines and principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ that have been restored to the earth. I have come to know for myself that the principles are true, that Christ lives and is our Savior and Redeemer and that our Heavenly Father has a plan of happiness for us.

How I live my faith

The way I live the gospel is by doing the best I can to follow the Savior's example while being a wife, mother, daughter, and friend. I serve as a ward missionary in my ward and try to help out in other areas where there are needs I can fill.