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Hi I'm Lisa

I grew up in Wenatchee, WA but have lived all over the country. I have three "tweens". I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in central Washington State. After graduating high school I moved to Seattle to attend University of Washington. I graduated with a degree in Sociology. I have been in special events/sports marketing ever since. My husband and I met my senior year and were married in the Seattle Temple 15 months later. We have been married now for almost 20 years! We have lived in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Virginia, New Hampshire. Oregon and Colorado each twice. We are raising three beautiful "tweens" here in Colorado. I had a small but successful beading business and enjoy volunteering. Our girls are very close in age so we have all three in middle school so I spend a fair amount of time at their school helping out. I enjoy traveling and planning fun events.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was 16 years old. Because the young men (12-18) hold the priesthood the boy I was dating baptized me. I had never been baptized and it was important to my mom that I needed to be baptized. I started hanging out with them and going activities like; barn dances, dances, summer activities etc and realized that I fit right in. Maybe we were all the best of friends at school but I knew what they believed and that they liked me for me! I am a mormon because the values of the church like having a loving eternal family, being Christlike to all men rang true to me. It wasn't long before I knew I wanted my future family to be a part of this. So at 16 I started getting serious in learning about the gospel. I love knowing that when others find out that I am a mormon they have a pretty good idea that I live a pretty "clean" life. I don't drink, smoke, or use profanity. I have integrity and that is important to me. The Church teaches that need to be honest and true in our dealings with our fellow man. I love that! I strive for that! Having a family and KNOWING that we can be together forever is such a great blessing. I just can't imagine living without my own family. They are too precious to me. They alone are worth living a clean life that teaches our girls to be kind, generous, honest, and the list goes on. I want to be a part of that...always!

How I live my faith

As a family we attend church services on Sundays and because of our "callings"/volunteer positions, we as a family attend weekly youth events. I was asked to serve with the Young Women group of our ward. My husband is the BSA Scoutmaster. So we are busy but having a lot of fun working with the youth of our area. I also served as the Young Women Camp Ward Specialist. This means that I prepared approx. 25 young women and leaders to attend an outdoor camp. It is an opportunity of our girls to learn how to be able to learn more about themselves through ropes course, canoeing, tenting, cooking, archery, first-aid and safety. Our young women leave a litte more prepared how to take care of themselves in just about any situation. In the past I have served as a Relief Society President. This was an opportunity to serve all women of our ward. There are times when life is hard and you just need "relief". I was able to work with them to fix up their homes, provide food supplies and help to care for any physical, mental or spiritual needs of these wonderful women. The Relief Society if the largest women's organization in the world. I am grateful to be a part of a group of strong women willing to help whenever or where ever there is a need. I have also served in the Primary organization especially for children from 18months-12 years old. They learn early how to be a good and confient public speakers. The children start "giving talks" with the help of the parents very early. My "tweens" are all very good public speakers. All of them have had the opportunity to speaker in front of large groups of people. We attribute that to the early opportunities they received. I live my faith by treating others they way I would like to be treated. I try to find service in small and simple ways...often. "Through small things, big things come to pass!" We all need help and it is a wonderful things to BE that help. I love my Heavenly Father and I KNOW that He loves me.