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Hi I'm Mandy

I was a civil engineer until my first daughter was born two months premature. Now I'm a mom of three. I love music. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Before having children I volunteered in orphanages in Ecuador, became a civil engineer, and worked as the aide to a Governor. Now I am a mom of little kids, and I have very little time to do anything else. But I try ridiculously hard to squeeze in piano students, violin lessons, dates with my sweetie, yoga, and an ever growing stack of books. I love baking goodies for my sons and going to plays with my daughter. I would never survive without my mom and sisters, who make me laugh daily.

Why I am a Mormon

People often talk about the moment they decided to commit their lives to following the gospel of Jesus Christ. I don't have one of those moments. I discovered early on the direct correlation between following the teachings of Jesus Christ and personal happiness. Those feelings of joy motivate me to continue to pattern my life after that of my Savior. That doesn't mean my life has been without challenges. But I know I am better able to handle the challenges of life because of my faith.

How I live my faith

This is the best part of being a Mormon -- Living it! It's everyday. It's creating a quiet moment to pray with my children before they hectically rush off for school. It's making dinner for my neighbor because she's been having a rough time. It's preparing a lesson for the children at church about dressing modest because our bodies are gifts from God. It's reading my scriptures while waiting in the carpool line at school. It's teaching hymns of praise to my piano students so they can then fill their homes with sacred music. It's listening to a prophet of God and feeling the sweet assurance that he is truly God's messenger. It's the constant reminders that I am a part of a great plan of happiness. And it is everyday.