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Hi I'm Toni

I sew, spin, knit, and crochet. I love hiking photography, fashion, family, and trying new things. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have many more hobbies than time. And I am interested in just about everything, from current fashion to genetics and history. Many of my friends call me a walking encyclopedia for my vast reserves of unusual and sometimes helpful information. I was born and raised in a small rural town. This provided me the opportunity to raise livestock, grow a garden, and learn the value of work. Now I live in a larger town, but I can't imagine living too far from the Mountains. I love to hike and explore the mountains and hills around me. I have never learned to stay still, so even when I am am sitting I keep my hands busy with knitting and crochet. I also love sewing, reading, writing, music, dancing, and singing. I am always willing to try something new whether that is ethnic food, travel, or...well I'm not sure what else because I've probably never heard of it, but I would probably be willing to try it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I am grateful that my parents introduced me to the Gospel. But as I have grown up, I continue to realize that my parent's belief is not enough. I have my own testimony, and that is what keeps me strong when trials come into my life or when others question my beliefs. That strength in turn makes my testimony more solid. There is not a person in this world that does not have their own trials, and I am definitely no exception. My life is not exactly as I would have imagined it as a child—I am certainly not rich and free of all difficulties. Things are not perfect, but through the Gospel I can always find joy and the strength to endure through the stress and trials in life. People often ask me how I can continue to smile and find joy even in the most difficult of situations. I know that it is because I know my Heavenly Father's love and understand where I am going.

How I live my faith

I love helping people and am that person that even complete strangers often feel comfortable asking advice from. You don't have perform grand gestures to help people. Often it is a smile, a sympathetic ear, or a little something that shows you truly know them and care that makes the biggest difference. These little acts of love can be fit into even the busiest life, and if you take the time to listen, you will know what people need. A motto I try to live by is to never be so busy that I can't stop and help someone who needs help, whether that means helping a stranger who is stuck in the snow or a friend who needs a hand.