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Hi I'm Mari

I'm a wife. I'm a mom. I'm a college graduate - in chemical engineering. I'm a small business owner. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and a mother. I enjoy spending time with my family. We love to go hiking, exploring, jeeping, and camping as a family. Our family also loves to play games, both with any kind of ball outside or board and card games. I love to curl up with a good book (and a bowl of ice cream). I also enjoy taking long walks. I have a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. I have been blessed by gaining an education. I have also been blessed by being able to stay at home with our children. That decision has been a wonderful experience (though challenging at times) for both me and my family. I love to ability I have to help out in the local elementary school and to be there when the children need something or have something going on. Now I am a part-owner in a small business. I get to do all the cool internet stuff, marketing design, and employee interviews, while our girls are in school. Our small business is a family adventure, so my sister is running things, my dad and mom are helping out, and we get to help whenever and how ever we can. My girls think it is pretty cool to go visit and get to work, too. (I think they like the idea of getting a little money.)

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised with the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in our home. Through many experiences in life, I have been able to gain my own knowledge of His gospel. My beliefs have been shaped by many small and simple experiences. These experiences have guided me in my life and encourage me to contiue to follow Christ's gospel. I read the Book of Mormon, asked if it was true and received an warm peaceful feeling that it was indeed true. I have had many prayers answered throughout my life. Although sometimes my prayers were not answered the way I had wanted or hoped, I had the comforting reassurance that all would be well. I have felt in my life peace and happiness that comes from living the teachings of Christ's Gospel.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in my daily interactions with those around me. A friendly smile for a neighbor who seems troubled. A kind word to a lonely widow in the neighborhood. Patience (still a work in progress!) with my children. A phone call to check on a friend. A warm meal to a sick mother. Playing with my daughter in the tent she just made in the living room. In addition to simple daily interactions with others, I have had the opportunity to serve others as a foster parent, as a volunteer for many different activites in the local schools, and as a coordinator for local community service projects, like fixing up a women's shelter and running a clothing closet for children in need.