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Hi I'm Ann

I'm an Idaho girl who loves to waterski, raft and do family history. I'm a Mom, a wife and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a two-year degree in Accounting that allows me to help out with my husband's busiiness. This is perfect for our family so that I can help contribute while being a full-time Mom. I am running around kid's to music lessons and sports. So I have the flexibility that I need to go into the office when my kids are in bed or when my oldest child can babysit. All four of my kids are fiddlers and my husband and I enjoy listening to them perform with a local fiddling group. I don't play any musical instruments but I understand the power of music and completely love that my children have this oppourtunity. Last year I participated in my first triatholon. This year I am gearing up for my second one with my husband and my oldest son. We aren't out to get any medals, just finish! This is way for me to keep in shape. I live in a great state where I can enjoy waterskiing and rafting also. These are my summer hobbies. In the winter I spend my time doing family history. I love getting to know my ancestors and learining about history. When I work on trying to find information aobut my ancestors, it feels like a big mystery to me and it is so fulfilling and exhilerating when I discover information that I've been digging around for. It makes me feel like a private investigator. I always thought it would be so cool to be a CIA agent but this is as close as I will probably get!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1971. They were hippies and at the time my mother was pregnant with me. They were searching for something that would help them be closer to Jesus Christ and create a home that they wanted to have for their family. The church helped them to create standards for themselves that they really accepted and loved. Growing up knowing this helped me to appreciate what my parents were giving to me. I also had grandparents and cousinsthat did not belong to our church and I could see the difference it had in their lives. The gospel has given me hope in the future and knowledge that families last beyond this life. I know through the Savior, Jesus Christ, I can be forgiven of my sins and receive peace when I can not find peace in the world or myself. I felt this power and know it is real.

How I live my faith

I love this church because everyone contributes to helping serve each other. I have the opportunity to work with teenage girls and be an influence in their lives. They give me hope in seeing how they live their lives and stand up for the right things in their daily lives. This helps me to know that the next generation will be able to contribute to the world and that there is still lots of good in our society. They are the future leaders and I enjoy being able to teach them and be there for these girls.