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Hi I'm Carolann

I am a daughter, a wife, a mother and a business owner, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college graduate, having attended both Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. I worked in the professional world before having children, and even started my own company, which my husband runs today. Together we have owned and operated our company for 15 years. My biggest claim to fame, though, is that I am the mother of five boys. They range in ages from 10 to 22 and they provide me with endless hours of laughter and joy. Together we enjoy playing tennis, skiing, boating and travelling. My husband and I feel very blessed as we watch them grow and make important decisions on their life's journeys.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family where my father and mother were both members of the church. My dad's family had been members for many generations. My mother, however, was baptized when she was 20 years old. She had grown up in Hawaii and had attended the LDS church there with her best friend, since the time she was 8. When it was time to go to college, they ventured off to the University of Utah together. She met my dad, was baptized, then married, and remained active in the church the rest of her life. Knowing this history, I often wondered as I was growing up, whether or not I would have looked for religion in my life, like she had, at such a young age. I often took for granted the knowledge that I had. Many times, I prayed and studied with that in mind, because I wanted to do like she had done, and know for myself that the Church was true. I had wonderful experiences which testified to me of the truthfulness of the gospel. It burned so deeply within me, that around the same age my mother chose to be baptized, I too made a choice, and that was to serve my Heavenly Father as a missionary, sharing with others His restored gospel. I served a mission in Quito, Ecuador and gained a love for our Father's children there. I have dedicated my life since then to raising my own children to know and love their Father in Heaven and appreciate His gospel plan.

How I live my faith

Today I try to live my life in a way that would reflect the principles of Christ's gospel. For the church, I direct the Athletic programs for all of the girls, ages 12-18. Together we work not only on developing athletic skills, but personal and social skills as well. I help them understand that even participating in sports can help us draw closer to our Father in Heaven. We learn together to be good friends, to help others find joy in their lives, and to love as the Savior loved. I also work with the 10-year old Webelos (Cub Scouts) and there, too, I help young boys learn to be the best that they can be. We set goals on how to become better people each day, through developing our talents and skills, and in the end, they are better able to serve others. I love working with the youth, as their minds and hearts are open to everything good. They find such joy in all that they do. That is another reason why I love being a mom. My kids remind me each day that living the gospel is fun! The way of life that our Savior patterned for us is a way of happiness! I try to reflect that attitude in my interactions with friends, family and neighbors each day.