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Hi I'm Emily

I grew up on the windswept prairies of Kansas. I am a homeschooling, apron wearing, homesteading mom of 3. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

My ancestors were pioneers - traveling by covered wagon across the United States - to Utah and then to Alberta, Canada. I come from strong homesteading stock - I am an old fashioned soul, going back to my roots one step at a time - Feeling the "dirt" calling my name, hoping for more simplicity in my life, and creating an old fashioned world. My beautiful family and I are building a homestead amongst the desert sagebrush in Utah. I delight in being at home homemaking and raising my children. I live a blessed life! I enjoy life as a wife and homemaker - we are a homeschooling family with three children. I love: art, history, nature, birds, chickens, homesteading, quilting, sewing, drawing, reading, literature, England, farms, old buildings, Victorian, Regency & Pioneer times, gardening, farms, travel, writing letters, music, oil lamps, baking & cooking - and creating an old fashioned life! I am a Christian striving to be a Proverbs 31 woman.

Why I am a Mormon

Without my faith and without my relationship with my Heavenly Father I would have been lost long ago. Growing up with not-so-perfect family life led me to rely on my Father in Heaven as a child that helped me through those rough times. As an adult, my faith has helped shaped me into who I am today - and helps me to see who I am hoping to become. Knowing my family can be together forever brings hope and light to a dark world. I am thankful for my Savior and His sacrifice for me. I am thankful for the love He has for me - enough to die for me. I am thankful that even amidst the chaos of the world, I have hope! I have peace! I have joy - all in the Gospel and the knowledge of my Savior and His life!

How I live my faith

I think the greatest way to live your faith is by example. I have found great peace and joy in serving others - in forgetting oneself and trying to do as the Lord would have me do. My first service is at home with my family. I love to serve my family! I know that even when the dishes are dirty, or the laundry is never-ending that I have peace knowing I am serving in the best place for me to be - at home! The world says that Motherhood is old-fashioned and not important - that you can only find joy outside the home. But, living that quiet life raising children unto the Lord, knowing every diaper changed, and every dirty dish scrubbed is for a greater cause! I don't have to be famous, or have lots of money, or the praise of the world. Knowing my children love me being home, and where I can teach and watch them grow is the greatest way I live my Faith.