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Hi I'm Kenny

I'm a husband and a father. I grew up in Western Washington. I'm a Husky fan and a golf afficianado. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am first and foremost a family man. My amazing wife and I have been married for 6 years and have two sweet little girls. Although I hold a fairly demanding position in a public accounting firm, I try to spend as much time as possible relishing the joy that comes from seeing the world through the eyes of my children. I grew up in a very loving, non LDS home. Some of my most cherished childhood memories involve family vacations; the excitement of a pending day of Skiing at Mt. Bachelor or visiting the San Diego Zoo would regularly keep me up most of the night. I would like nothing more than to give my girls those same memories, a sense of enthrallig wonder in the experiences our family shares together. I have had the privelege (or misfortune as it were) of being a lifelong Seattle sports fan. I don't have as much of an oppotuninty to play football, basketball, baseball, ski or play golf as often as I did in my days of lesser responsibility, but thanks to the good graces of my patient and loving bride, I do manage to play golf at least twice a month. I love to travel, spend time outdoors, and enjoy a fairly active lifestyle, but all in all, I truly relish the down time after the kids are in bed watching a little Seinfeld or Lost with my beloved couch companion, my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

As far back as I can remember, I have always felt a strong spiritul connection to something greater than myself. Although I had the priveledge of being raised in the most loving home I can imagine, as a young adult I made some decisions were contrary to the promptings of my conscience. I always had a firm belief in God and in Jesus Christ, but thought of organized religion as a crutch, that I could handle anything on my own. As I began to struggle with the burdens of anxiety and depression, I realized that there was something missing, something I could not control relying solely on my own valition. I met the woman who would be my wife in 2003. I had Mormon acquaintences in high school and college, but had never really spent much time learning about what their faith meant to them. I attmittedly had a few preconceived notions about the church, but fortunately didn't let them get in the way in the initial stages of our courtship. I remember meeting her family for the first time, and was immediately struck by how comfortable I felt and how the love in that home reminded me so much of my own. As we grew closer, I became very interested in knowing more about the church. What I found seemed so right to me, the component that I knew was so close, but that had been missing up until that point. I owe my angelic wife and her amazing family a vast debt of gratitude in bringing me closer to the Gospel. Through prayer and my own faithful repentance process, the love of our Heavenly Father became so clear and close to my heart. I remember the first time I attended General Conference and heard President Hinckley speak. His perfect humility and kind demeanor made such a tremendous impression on me. I felt such joy in knowing we had a conduit to Jesus Christ not just living amoungst us, but living his life in tandem with us. My vision of heaven has always included the gift of family. I am so grateful to know that I will live with those I love for all eternity.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being the best husband and father I can possibly be. I try every day to view the world with a positive attitude and portray a sense of kindness and love for those whom I come in contact with. I admittedly have difficulty in sharing my testimony with others, that is why I am so excited about this forum to be able to share my faith in writing.