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Hi I'm Angie

I'm a wife. I'm a mom to 4 great young kids. My life is often crazy, but I wouldn't trade it for any other because I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now, I am in the middle of a long journey--my life. This journey currently includes homeschooling our children (7, 5, 3, infant), supporting my husband who recently started his own orthodontics practice, serving the children in our ward (congregation) as the Primary President, and doing all the things a busy mom is involved with (--will that laundry ever end?). Some days, I honestly don't know how I can keep up with everything. But at the moment when I reach my wit's end, I take a time out and pray for perspective and strength. And Heavenly Father hears me. Soon, I find myself strengthened. I find joy in the little things, like looking into my baby boy's eyes or chatting with my 3 year-old daughter. I relax and have fun with my children and my husband. As a family, we love to get out and do things together like hiking, fishing, visiting museums, camping, and taking trips. My personal hobbies include reading, exercising, scrapbooking, cooking, and gardening. I'm not really great at one thing...I just enjoy doing a bunch of different things. As a homeschooling mom, I love the opportunity I have to learn with my children as they learn.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a multi-generational family of Latter-day Saints on both sides of my family. I grew up going to church, praying, and reading the scriptures with my family. From my youth, I was encouraged to find out the truthfulness of the Gospel for myself. And I did. Prayer by prayer. Scripture by scripture. The Holy Ghost whispered to my heart the truths of the Gospel. And now I know that I am a daughter of God. I know that He loves me. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. He atoned for my sins and I have felt the cleansing power of His atonement. Forgiveness is sweet! Even though I "grew up in the Church," I have had to learn how to recognize how the Holy Ghost speaks to me. And now I rely on those promptings to help me be the best "me" I can be. Through prayer and answers to prayer, I am guided to be a better wife and a better mother. My husband and I have been guided by prayer throughout our marriage. Answers to prayers helped us choose where to live, gave us direction about how to deal with a stubborn child(ren), or which priorities to keep and what to drop in our busy lives. Really, anything. We try to keep an eternal perspective in the choices that we make. Just over a year ago, I was going back and forth about the decision to have our 4th child. After suffering from lower back problems after our 3rd, I worked hard to get my body back in shape. I wasn't in ideal shape, but it really was nice not to have pregnancy-related back problems. It really would have been easy to put it off. But I also realized that now is the time I can bear children. As there is a time and season for all things, I knew this was my time, and I knew I shouldn't put it off. Now that our baby is here, I can't imagine our family any other way. I also am grateful for eternal families. In the temple, a man and woman can be sealed for not just time, but also for eternity. My husband and I were sealed. As we live faithfully, we can continue to be a family after death.

How I live my faith

My faith is really central to all I do and who I am. It's not that the Church and its leaders tell me what to do. It's that through prayer and the influence of the Holy Ghost, I feel the Lord guiding my life. I also choose to follow the Lord and His commandments because I love Him. As a mother, it's my deepest desire to pass along a love of the Lord to my children and a desire to follow Him. At this moment, I am the Primary President of our ward, which means I am in charge of the children's programs of the church (which include Sunday classes from 18 months to 12 years, weekday Cub Scouts for boys 8 to 11, and a weekday group for girls 8 to 11). I just love serving the children. Their sweetness and innocence combined for their zest for life always keeps me on my toes. During Primary on Sundays, we split things up to keep the children interested while the adults attend their classes. For about 50 minutes, the children meet all together for a group lesson and singing time where they sing songs about the Gospel and Jesus Christ. They also have class time for about 50 minutes where they meet with kids their own age and are taught about Christ and the scriptures by their teacher. Primary is such a great place for children to learn more about Jesus Christ.