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Hi I'm Vicki

I am a lover of photography, ocean air, quad riding, my family and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Germany and lived in New Mexico, Utah and Kansas before attending most of my school years in San Jose, CA. I moved the summer before my senior year to AZ and consider it home now. I am a mother of 4 children ages 10-19 years old and I am married to a treasure of a man. I am living my dream of being a stay at home mom and my husband and I together made this choice. I feel blessed to be able to be at the "crossroads" for our children. Driving them to school, piano practice, football practice, tennis, and dance are some of the few. I support my husband in our growing medium sized business. Even though I do not work full time for our company, I am aware of the aspects of our business ventures and enjoy supporting my husband. We have been so blessed to have amazing employees who work hard and make a great team. My hobbies are photography, hiking, cooking, running, reading, traveling and I love to watch college football, especially ASU games. We have season tickets and enjoy going together as a family. I get excited for the Sports Illustrated to come in the mail. I ran and was a finisher of the "Top of Utah" Logan Marathon in 2005. Our family motto is "Return with Honor . . .and Chocolate".

Why I am a Mormon

When you have grown up a member of the church there comes a point in your life when you have to choose it for yourself. When I was 15 years old I had an excellant early morning seminary teacher who challenged us to read the Old Testamanet as many consecutive days as we could. I had also made a personal goal that year to read the Book of Mormon. I never missed a day of reading, even if it was only a few verses late at night. That year changed my life, attitude and most importantly my heart. I gained a testimony of the Book of Mormon and Old Testament. I felt joy and hapiness come into my life and I wanted to continue to feel that Spirit in my life daily. It was an opporunity in my life for me to make changes and I did. I had decided from there I would always strive to live the gospel. I am so glad I made that choice because today I cannot imagine my life without the gospel of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Ghost influencing my decisions. I have needed that sweet Spirit to help guide me in making my choice of a companion and in raising our 4 children. I love that I get to meet and associate with people I would not normally have the chance to by being a member of the church. I know God lives and loves each one of His children here on the earth. There is evidence all around us of it. I see it in the flowers that bloom, in the sun that sets and rises everyday and I see it it newborn babies and the spirit that surrounds them. Most importantly I see it in the faces and actions of those around me that strive to live a Christ-like life.

How I live my faith

I cannot imagine my life without the gospel in it. Everyday my choices are effected by my desire to live worthy so that I can return and live with our Heavenly Father and my family eternally. I love the opportunities the church provides for us to become teachers, leaders and learn from others while serving in the church. I have enjoyed working with the Boy Scouts of America in being a cub scout leader. I have been the president of a children's organization called Primary. I have also had the opportunity to be a teacher and leader to the young women ages 12-18 in our church. I have served in several capacities in leading a woman's organization in my church called Relief Society. Relief Society is a philanthropic and educational women's organization and is considered one of the oldest and largest women's organization in the world. I currently serve as a counselor in the Relief Society of our church. All of these opportunities have provided me with rich experiences in strengthening my character. I strive to serve others and feel blessed to not only serve in my community and my own country but also in Peru. Our family has had the unique opportunity to work and serve at an orphanage in the Sacred Valley outside of Cusco, Peru. We realize God has a love for all people and are currently working on adopting 3 of the children from that orphanage. It is my faith that shapes and guides what I am and who I want to become.