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Hi I'm Sally

I grew up on a farm in Utah. I'm a nurse. I met my husband in Israel on a study abroad program. We love living in Colorado.

About Me

I'm a mother of 6 children who has been on "maternity leave" from my career as a nurse for the past 14 years. I guess in a nut shell, I'm just trying to be like my own mother who seemed to manage schedules and meals and household projects incredibly well. I'm skilled at blowing bubbles for my teething 1 year old, baking desserts that bring smiles to my family, and I enjoy learning about photography, and exercising with my family. We ran our first 5K together this summer, and most of us would do it again!

Why I am a Mormon

I love my life as a Mormon. I've always been a member of this church. I was raised by parents who have devoted their lives to teaching me and my siblings gospel truths. When I left home for college and faced many choices about how to live my independent years, my faith increased greatly as I recognized that keeping God's commandments was the sure way to happiness. I know that God hears and answers prayers. I know my Savior knows me and knows my weaknesses and bears me up when life is difficult. I love reading the Book of Mormon and know it is the true word of God just like the Bible. I feel peace when I read the scriptures and often find answers to my prayers in the very verses that I happen to read that day. I'm so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and the knowledge that my family will be together even after this life. We are an eternal family because of the covenants we have made in the temple.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways both inwardly as well as outwardly. Personal prayer, scripture study, and quiet time to ponder each strengthen my relationship with my Savior. Attending church meetings each Sunday with my family, and keeping the Sabbath day holy is very important to me. We often take time to write letters of gratitude, letters to extended family, or to write in our journals, as well as play musical instruments on Sunday. It is a day to reflect and to rest from our busy/hectic schedules during the week. Serving others brings me great joy, and is a perfect way to teach my children to be more Christlike. I enjoy baking bread and treats and sharing them with neighbors, as well as making regular visits to sisters in the church. As a mother, I try to find teaching moments throughout the day to teach truth and gospel principles to my children - especially while walking them to school.