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Hi I'm Kristy

I like to run races with my kids and go on dates with my husband. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college graduate, author, wife, and mother of 4 children. After many years pursuing a career as a technical consultant, I decided to stay at home and transition to the challenging job of full-time mom. I love spending time with my family and have never regretted that decision. I love outdoor activities. Our family enjoys wake boarding and water skiing. You can often find us on a lake in the wee hours of the morning looking for the perfect water. My kids and I LOVE to run. We try to find races that we can train and participate in together. We also love to travel and visit historic sites. As our children get older, we cherish more than ever the times when we are all together.

Why I am a Mormon

While in college, I spent a semester studying in Israel. It was during that time that I found out exactly why I am Mormon- to become more like my Savior Jesus Christ. As I walked where Jesus walked and studied the details of His life and ministry in the hills of Bethlehem, on the shores of Galilee, and on the cross of Calgary, a deep and profound conviction to His divinity and mission filled my soul. After walking where Jesus walked, I wanted to walk HOW Jesus walked. It is through the restored gospel of Jesus Christ that I learn how to pattern my life after the Savior. The teachings in the Bible and the Book of Mormon show me how to live, how to love, and how to return to my Heavenly Father. The direction I receive from our modern-day prophet and apostles helps me raise my children with values and virtue.

How I live my faith

I like to be anxiously engaged in doing good things. One of my favorite days each month is when our family serves dinner at a local inter-faith homeless shelter. We prepare the meal at home and then serve it to our now friends from across the larger Phoenix area. As we apply our faith to productive service within our the community, we experience our own profound miracle. No matter the bad a day one of the kids had at school, the challenges my husband faced at work that day, or the frantic mess I left at home, we leave happy. I know that the people we feed are grateful for the food, but we are the ones who are truly fed. Our souls are filled with the love of God and all man-kind. We feel like we are following Jesus Christ's admonish when he said, " Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." I also enjoy teaching a Sunday School class several times a month. I am sure I learn more than my students. As I ponder the passages of scripture I am going to teach, I try to internalize them and apply those teachings to my daily life. I use my faith everyday as I raise my children. With children ages 20, 18, 16, and 7, life is challenging. I know my children face many struggles in a world of decaying morals. As we pray, read scriptures, and listen to the council of our modern prophet together, we are all strengthened to face the "fiery darts" of temptation. It is not easy and we are not perfect, but we try to keep our home as a haven where our children kind find peace and respite from the worldly influences that constantly bombard them.