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Hi I'm Camille

I live in organized chaos with eight kids, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in a small town in the middle of Wyoming, about equal distance to Salt Lake, Billings, Idaho Falls, and Denver. Despite being far away from any large cities, I wouldn't want to be raising my kids anywhere else! Our little city is full of good, moral people who look out for each other and who live their religious beliefs, whatever they may be. Having eight busy kids means we are always running. Between sports, music lessons, and the myriad of other activities our children are involved in, my husband James and I make sure to schedule in a weekly date and some "sanity time" for each of us. We have six boys so we are both very involved in scouting. He's been a scout master for most of the years that he's been a parent. I work with the scouts on advancement. Two of our sons are Eagle Scouts and also have earned 3 Eagle palms. It is so fulfilling to see the character development that comes along with learning leadership, self reliance, and ethical moral conduct. Our two youngest children are girls, the icing on the cake! Oh, how we love our princesses. Being a mother is all I have ever wanted to do. I am so blessed to be raising these precious spirits who were entrusted to me by my Heavenly Father. It gives me a glimpse into the great love that He has for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I have belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since I was eight years old. I was raised by faithful parents who taught me the truths of the gospel from my birth. I met my husband James at Brigham Young University and we were married in the Bountiful Temple in 1995. We have lived in a variety of places since we have been married, and it brings such a sense of security to know that the Church is the same wherever you go. It is full of good people trying their best to live the commandments. The gospel has brought such peace into my life. Two of my children passed away as babies. I feel great comfort in knowing that, because James and I were sealed in the temple, our children still belong to our eternal family and we will be with them again someday. We have also adopted two children. Seeing them enter the sealing room (the same sealing room that James and I were married in years earlier) dressed in white brought tears to the eyes of everyone in attendance. Now our twins share the same blessings as the children who were born into our family. Hearing our children bear their testimonies of the gospel has been a great source of joy for me. I love to see them living what they have been taught. I love to see the people that they are becoming. I look forward to someday watching them raise their children in the gospel. What a reward that will be!

How I live my faith

I have always loved going to the temple. I feel such a sense of peace when I'm there, and a determination to go home and keep the commandments. When James graduated from law school in 2003, we made the goal to attend the temple once a month. Every month we pile the kids into our fifteen passenger van and head to the temple. We usually attend either the Billings, Idaho Falls, or Bountiful temples. I could not even begin to list the blessings that we receive as a result of our temple attendance. Our children know that the temple is important to us, and because of this, they also have a great respect for the temple. We are able to escape from the stress of the world while we renew our determination to live better lives. And it is an added bonus when we are able to do work for our family members who have passed away. Our whole family prays that we will someday have a temple closer to our home. Music has always been an important part of my life and I really enjoy my assignment to play the piano for our primary children each Sunday. Hearing children singing brings such spiritual feelings that I often find that I have goose bumps on my arms or tears in my eyes. The truths of the gospel are so adequately shared through sacred music. I was not able to serve a mission for the Church before I got married. But I feel that as I live the commandments, I am able to share the gospel with those around me in my everyday life. I hope that the people who associate with me can feel of my love for my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ.