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Hi I'm Ruth

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 29 year old wife, mother, runner, and blogger (in that order!). My husband Drew graduated BYU with a BA in Communications in 2008 and worked for BYU Athletics for 3 years as a graduate student.  I graduated BYU with a BA in Art Education K-12 in 2009 and taught 2 years of sculpture, painting, and art full time at a high school in Utah. In Summer 2011 I was blessed with the privilege of being a full time stay at home mom to my darling son, who was born in 2010. We moved back east in 2011, I ran the Boston Marathon in 2012 and then we added a baby girl to our little family in spring of 2013. This spring (2015) is a big one for us because we will be welcoming two more littles into our family in April... twin boys! I have always been interested in photos and keeping a journal, and blogging has been the way for me to do it all! I love running, cooking, baking arts-ing and crafting and all things health and fitness!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was blessed to have amazing parents who chose to join the church in the early part of their lives, and have raised my siblings and I in the Gospel. I was married in the Columbus Ohio temple on April 28, 2006 for time and all eternity and I continue to be a faithful member of this church because it gives me hope for the future. I know that there is a plan beyond this life, and that my family will live together forever after our time on this earth is complete. I know the Book of Mormon and Bible to be the divinely inspired words of God, and that I am closer to my Father in Heaven because I strive to follow those teachings, as well as the modern day revelations from our current prophet, and I am all the happier and my life is so richly blessed because of it. There is good reason why it is called the Plan of Happiness, and that is what I hope to demonstrate on my blog: that no matter what the plan, you can always look for the good parts to it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living like I believe. I strive each day to be better than the day before (especially as it relates to parenting!), and though I am far from perfect, I am working on it. I am inspired daily by my friends and family that have also made the choice to be Christlike and are some of my greatest examples and supporters.