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Hi I'm Madelyn

A native of Colorado. I live in Utah. I garden, ski and help raise our 3 almost 4 children.

About Me

I am a mother, I have 3 kids and and expecting the 3 in about 3 weeks! I love to ski, which is what brought me to Utah originally. I was only planning on staying a season, but of course I met a man and now I've been here 12 years! In the spring summer and fall we try to enjoy our surrounding mountains as much as possible, mostly on hikes. And make use of the terrible heat by growing a garden! Or jungle as it usually turns out. Our tomatoes have won ribbons at the state fair! We've been urban chicken farmers and currently just a have dog a bunny and a fish. I've been a tour guide since I graduated from college (BYUI). Which is never something people say they want to be when they grow up, including myself, but I've loved it! First in Alaska on the glaciers and for the last 10 years at Snowbird, as a ski host. I've also had various education type jobs mostly teaching children environmental education through various non-profits. That's me in a nutshell...

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS and Mormon faith, it was a good wholesome upbringing. I wen to college at an LDS college BYUI. It was a great, wholesome, fun, educational experience! All this time I lived my faith and never seriously questioned it. I considered myself a believer in all things Mormon. After college I went out into the wider world and met a wider variety of people, cultures and ideas and it was great! Then I started to wonder, is all this Mormon stuff necessary? There are so many good, christlike people in the world who aren't LDS. Do I need to be? As I thought about this question, and studied the scriptures and prayed, I got the answer that God loves us and wants us to be with him and the easiest way is through the covenants we can make in the temple and the other ordinances of the LDS church. Which made sense to me and so I've remained a faithful member to this day.

How I live my faith

To live my faith I try to remember that we are all children of God! And he loves us all and I should try to do the same to those I encounter. It's not always easy of course, but that's why we're here! The mormon community it a great part of our faith and I love meeting often with those that share my beliefs. One great part of our church is that we all get to help keep the ball rolling. I help out at church currently, by teaching the 3-4 year olds with my husband every Sunday during Sunday School! After and hour+ of trying to be revert in the chapel, they are slightly wild and we usually come home sweaty, but we love it! This kids are sweet and we learn a lot about Christlike love by being with them.