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Hi I'm Natalie.

I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a friend. I am a mormon.

About Me

I was born in San Antonio, Texas. I am the middle of 5 kids. I have an older brother and sister and a younger brother and sister. I love being a middle kid and having great siblings. I love them very much. Growing up I played tennis, collected coins and stamps, and loved traveling. I love doing puzzles and playing games with my family. I went to college at UTSA. My degree was in Archeology. My husband is from Kansas. He served a mission for the LDS church in San Antonio, Texas where we met. My husband is my best friend and I couldn't imagine my life without him. We were married in 2000 and have 4 dynamite kids. I love them more than I ever could have imagined. They are the glue that holds our family together. I am so thankful for my kids. We love living and raising our kids in the Omaha, Nebraska area. Now that I am a mom, my hobbies have somewhat changed. I am a member of the Omaha Gem and Mineral Club. I am involved in volunteering in my kids' classrooms. I am a member of the PTO. I am a Cub Scout leader. I am involved in the Girl Scouts. I go on field trips, plan and cook meals, frequent library time, scout out every park i see, and listen and try to solve problems. I have discovered a talent as a mom that I never knew I had; quilting. I love to sew and I love to quilt.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon for one reason; peace. I have been a Member of the Church my whole life. I was baptized when I was 8. I have parents that love and live the Gospel and taught us the difference between right and wrong choices and the consequences of both. They taught me that there is peace in truth. My mother is one of the best examples of righteousness that I know. I know that living a righteous and virtuous life as a woman is the only way to have peace in these times on the earth. I had and still have amazing Sunday school teachers. They have continually taught that the only way to find peace is through obedience. There was a time in my life that I needed to find out for myself is the church was true. I asked my parents if I could attend other churches and study those teachings. I did this and asked my friends of other faiths questions about what they believed in. Every time I went to a different church, I didn't feel the peace that I do at my own church. When I talked to Church leaders from different faiths, i didn't get the same peace in my answers I did when I asked my own teachers and leaders. I didn't know if I was searching for truth or searching for peace. Now, as an adult, I can see that truth and peace are the same thing. I gain peace knowing that I belong to a church that not only has some of the truths, but has all of the truths of the Gospel. I find peace when I look at my family and know that I can be with them not only in this life, but forever. I believe in the Bible and the Book of Mormon and find complete peace in them. I know that every question or concern I have, I can find the answer in the scriptures. When I see the problems that we all face today, I have peace knowing that we have a living Prophet who can guide us. I have total peace when I think of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost and their roles in our lives.

How I live my faith

My goal as an adult is to be an example of righteousness children. This includes my own children and all the children that I have come into contact with. I love children and love seeing them learn. I have served in the primary for almost 12 years in my church. This means I have had 12 years to influence children between the ages of 4-11. I help them find the peace that I was given as a young child by my parents and teachers. I volunteer at my kids school and am involved with Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. I have had so many precious moments with teaching my kids and their friends where we can go for peace and truth. Every night I pray that every child will know that they are Children of God. When I look back on my life I want my parents, leaders and teachers to be proud of me. I have been given so much in my life. Now, it's my turn to give back.