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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a wife, mother, runner, and amateur baker. I'm passionate about my family, the gospel and my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the beautiful, lush Northwest and ventured away from home to go to college. There I met my husband who took my breath away almost instantly and we were married shortly thereafter. We have two rambunctious children who love to swim- and we do so just about every day! When not swimming you'll find me working at a delicious frozen yogurt shop, baking yummy desserts, running (so I can get away with baking so much!), hiking, or reading with my kids.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but really came to gain my own testimony of it through my teenage years. I have felt the peace the love of Christ brings into my life and it carries with me through everything I do. Knowing that the principles of the gospel are true helps me to be the best and happiest person I can be. When I look around the world I am constantly reminded of how my standards are keeping my body healthy, my mind clear and my heart able to freely love. And understanding that there is more than just this life gives me a whole new perspective on becoming who He wants me to be.

How I live my faith

I love when I am able to incorporate gospel principles into everything my children are learning. They are young, so they are learning a lot! The greatest part about this church is that it is who you are, not just a place you can go to. And everything you do and become in this life is to learn to become closer to our Father in Heaven, and what a blessing it is to be able to show my children how to act in a way that would be pleasing to Him. I know that when we are reading the scriptures, praying together, and spending time as a family we are doing things that Christ would be doing if He were here today. I also work with the youth in my ward, specifically girls ages 12-18. I cannot tell you how awesome it is! They are so vibrant and each one of them so beautiful and unique that sometimes I feel a little inadequate to be their teacher. I see our youth as a tremendous source of hope and am excited to see their incredible personalities make a remarkable difference in the world.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Heather
Know how I said I was a runner? To be honest, I really don't love running. But I do it because I know that I need to keep my body in the best condition I can, since it is not my own. I have been given this body by my Heavenly Father and its mine to take care of. I feel like when I am keeping my body strong, putting whole and healthy foods into it, and wearing clothes that don't show it off I am really saying "Thank you God for this awesome gift!" And when I am treating my body as he had intended for me to use it, his spirit can dwell within it, just like his spirit dwells in the temple and in any holy place. Show more Show less