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Hi I'm Christine.

I am married with 3 boys and 1 girl. I am a registered dietitian and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from college with a BS in Dietetics and have been working part-time from home for the past 5 years analyzing school menus. I am very interested in nutrition and eating healthy. We have a garden and chickens and love to be able to produce our own food. I love to be able to make food from scratch rather than buy processed foods and meals (but I can't say that I do it all the time). I have also in the past couple years learned how to pressure can some of my own foods like meat, and tomatoes from our garden. I am very interested in earth friendly living. I cloth diaper my kids and love it! I actually did not start that till my 3rd child but wish I learned about it sooner. I served a mission for the church, spanish speaking, which was a great blessing to me. I enjoy jogging and even accomplished my goal to run a marathon (this was before I got married though). But I now run in 5 or 10K's every once in a while. I played the French horn throughout school and college and another goal I have is to play it again in an orchestra when my kids are a little older.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and am so thankful I was. As a child my parents were strong members of the church (my dad was baptized at age 18, and my mom was a member all her life too). I had a very stable childhood because my parents lived and taught me the principles and values of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Gaining a testimony of the gospel was still important part of my life though. As a teenager, I too wasn't sure if this was the true church as we all learn about. Although there was no reason it shouldn't be in my mind. I prayed and wanted that immediate answer...something saying to me, yes, this is it! But that never came. I actually never had an experience that said boom, this is the true church. I realized later that its because I have always been feeling the spirit of truth in my life and learning to recognize that is what now always confirms to me again and again that the gospel is true. I can look back on my life and remember all the times I read the scriptures that I felt so good inside and I didn't want that feeling to go away. I believe that all things that bring goodness are from God. When I go to church, I learned to recognize the spirit working inside me which always told me that what I was learning about was true, and to this day I listen to that feeling inside me to know what is true or not. Some of the fruits of the spirit are peace, joy, and love, to the point that it burns inside of me. Its a wonderful feeling and that is why I know this church is complete and true and I will never leave it.

How I live my faith

In my church I am currently the emergency preparedness leader along with my husband. We love learning about this and helping others to become more prepared temporally, especially because it is so relevant to some many people in the world right now. I am also a visiting teacher, which gives me the chance to get to know and help and love a couple other sisters in our ward. I try to find ways to serve them and hope they know that they can always call on me and count on me to be there for them when they need help. I try to volunteer to help out on Sundays when help is needed, such as in the nursery, if the regular people could not make it that day. I often take meals to people that are sick or have the missionaries come over for dinner. Our family shares the gospel with others when the opportunity comes to us. We attend the temple often and go to church every Sunday. We try to keep the sabbath day holy by doing things that help us come closer to our Heavenly Father. We teach our children the gospel by reading scriptures with them daily and praying often. We have a family night each week where we also teach them a little lesson. I have been recently more involved in family history work and was able to search out some of my ancestors that we didn't know about before. That is such a neat work to do. These are some ways that I live my faith.