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Hi I'm Juli

I grew up in North Carolina. I served a mission in New Zealand. I'm a mom of 4 crazy kids. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now I'm a mom-or at least that's how I feel. My life is pretty consumed with laundry, cooking, cleaning, and driving kids to various activities. My hobbies? Wow, that's a good question. I love to read-almost to a fault. If I get a hold of a good book, my household is pretty much ignored until I'm finished. I love to sew-but I'm not a pro by any means. I can make an apron, curtains, alter a few items of clothing, or make a pretty awesome birthday crown. I'm a thrift store junkie, and proud of it! I'm always looking for something that will decorate my house. I love sushi. Oh boy do I love sushi. And Indian food. Let's just say that I love food altogether. When I grow up, I want to be a music teacher. I've always loved music. I studied music in college, but I never finished my bachelor's. I chose to be a mom instead. One day I will go back, but for now, I'm a mom.

Why I am a Mormon

Honestly, I'm a Mormon because my parents raised me as a Mormon. I did everything I was supposed to do growing up. I went to all of the youth activities, I went to seminary, I even went to a church college. After two years of college, I moved back home and got a job. I didn't know what to do next. I guess you could say I was lost. I had left some really good friends and I was lonely. I also had a broken heart-but that's another story. At church in we were challenged to read the Book of Mormon in 40 days. I decided to do it. At first it was hard, but soon I started to look forward to reading. I couldn't wait to read. I remember reading the book "The Indian in the Cupboard" and how every time Omri put his plastic indian in the cupboard, it came to life. That's how it was for me. There is an invitation at the end of the Book of Mormon to ask in prayer if it is true. I knew it was true before I even finished reading it. I don't have the answers to a lot of things, but I do have the answer to a very important question. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that it came from God. I know that it testifies of Jesus Christ. I know this because I read it, and I felt it. This, I will never deny. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am the president of the children's organization at church. This means that every Sunday I make sure all of the children have a teacher for their class, they get a lesson time, and a singing time. I love it. I get to teach them in big groups and we have so much fun! We try not to get too loud, but sometimes we can't help it. At home, our family tries really hard to say prayers and read scriptures as a family. Okay, what I really meant to say is that MY HUSBAND AND I try really hard to say prayers and read scriptures as a family. Our children aren't always cooperative. But we do it anyway, because every once in a while one of our kids will ask a really good question about what we've read-so I know that they ARE listening. I don't drink, or smoke, and my friends know it. I don't swear-and sometimes that's really hard! But I know that's how Heavenly Father wants me to be. I am happy.