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Hi I'm Shannon

I love living in the Northwest. I love a great book and ice-cream. Raising kids is my favorite thing I've done. I am a mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mom and wife who finally figured out what she wants to do with herself. I recently re-enrolled in university classes to work toward my goal of becoming a registered nurse. After experiences with the births of my children, I really would love to be a labor and delivery nurse or work in the neonatal intensive care unit. I love to go on family adventures to discover local attractions. I don't think there are many things in life better than a good hot fudge sundae. My husband and I grew up seven miles apart from each other and at one point, only lived 2 miles apart. It took us nearly 23 years to meet. One of my greatest joys is helping my children learn new things. I spend most of my internet time looking for things new activities for us to try. I love to read and often times find myself reading three to four books at a time. Raising young children has decreased my reading time but it remains my favorite thing to do just for me. I enjoy cooking even though I make a gigantic mess in the kitchen. My favorite style of cooking is the semi-homemade way where I take some store bought pre-made things and add to it to make it my own.

Why I am a Mormon

At eight years old, I made the choice to be baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I had grown up going to church and continued to go to church every Sunday throughout my school years. It took until the pregnancy and birth of my second child to truly appreciate that choice I had made 20 years earlier. While I was pregnant, an ultrasound detected a potential life threatening condition in my my unborn babies heart. I was devastated and already very much in love with the baby I was carrying. There weren't very many known cases to determine how to treat and monitor her in the coming months. For the first time in my life, I had to put my faith and trust completely in the hands of my loving Father in Heaven. I found myself continually praying and pleading that everything would be alright. I was monitored almost daily until a safe time for delivery was chosen to reduce the chances of her health going down hill. I will never forget the reverence in the delivery room as she was born. I wouldn't call it peace because I know that most everyone in the room was stressed. She did need help figuring out how to breath on her own and was whisked away to the NICU. In the NICU, my husband, my father, and my future brother-in-law were able to give my sweet baby a priesthood blessing. I am forever grateful for the faith and worthiness of those men that were instruments of our Heavenly Father. My baby thrived and continues to amaze physicians with how well she is doing despite her unusual heart. We gave her the middle name of Faith to be a constant reminder of the faith that not only I had to rely on, but also many of the doctors involved. I have a testimony that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I came from a loving Heavenly Father. I know that the words of the Book of Mormon are from God and another testament of Jesus Christ. I know that the gospel was restored by Jospeh Smith and I know that we have a prophet on the earth today that leads and guides His church.

How I live my faith

At this time, my husband and I teach young single adults ages 18-31 every Sunday. We have been blessed to know each and everyone of them and are trying to be a support to them. It can be such an uneasy time while people go through school or begin their careers. We encourage them to participate in as many activities as possible so that they know that they are not the only ones in their circumstances. I serve as a visiting teacher to some of the unmarried women in my ward. They are amazing women with determination to reach their goals!