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Hi I'm Charlotte

I sing. I hike. I garden. I quilt. I jump rope. I bake. I run. I am Mom to six children. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small farming community in Southeastern Idaho where the wind blows and the snow stays on the ground for months and months! In the summer I raised pigs and mowed lawns to earn money. I loved school and was involved in theater, choir, and journalism in high school. I received a Bachelor's Degree from Brigham Young University in Family History with an emphasis in British Research. I love family history (a.k.a. genealogy)! I served an 18-month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ohio where I had many life-shaping experiences and grew to love Ohio and the people there. I am married to my best friend and we recently celebrated our 12th anniversary! We have six beautiful children who are my career. I am blessed to be a stay at home mom. It is challenging, fun, invigorating, exhausting, frustrating, rewarding, and the best job I have ever had (which is good--since I will have it forever). I enjoy the art of homemaking. I like to garden and bottle what I grow. I love quilting. I like to clean and organize. I like to read. I love to camp and hike with my family. I like car rides to new (and old) places. I love being with my immediate and extended family.

Why I am a Mormon

“I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know who I am. I know God’s plan. I’ll follow him in faith. I believe in the Savior, Jesus Christ. I’ll honor his name. I’ll do what is right; I’ll follow his light. His truth I will proclaim” (The Church of Jesus Christ, Children’s Songbook, 77). The words of this primary song say it all for me. I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just three days after my 8th birthday. My dad baptized me and my older brother spoke. I don’t remember much more about the day other than that I got to wear my new dress and that I was happy. Because of my wonderful parents, church leaders and teachers, when I got baptized, I had a basic knowledge of the gospel and the Plan of our Heavenly Father. Participating in the Young Women program and attending seminary as a youth and serving a mission as a young adult strengthened and grew that basic knowledge and faith. I continue to live the gospel now because I know it’s true—it brings me joy and peace. I know who I am—A daughter of God. I know He has a plan for me. Jesus Christ is my personal Savior. He is very aware of me and the details of my life. He loves me. God answers my prayers.

How I live my faith

The most basic way I live my faith is in the things I do each day. The gospel of Jesus Christ guides my life. I try to serve my family with gladness (anyone with children will admit that this is not always an easy thing to do!). I look for opportunities to serve my neighbors and friends. I accept callings to serve in our local congregation. I study the scriptures and the words of the prophets. I pray often. I just try each day to do and be a little better than the day before.