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Hi I'm Tracy

I love hot chocolate and a good book on a snowy day, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of three wonderful children. Some of the things I love to do include, reading, hiking, 4-wheeling, camping, photography, running, rock climbing, and many more. I love the great outdoors. Aside from spending time with my family, I am the happiest when I get to serve others. I have recently discovered a love for family history. It's so much fun to find out where I came from and who is in my family line. I love going to new places, meeting new people, and learning about different cultures. I have a weakness for sweets, and watching America Ninja Warrior with my husband. I have a long list of things I'm trying to be better at, and doing the dishes is on the top of that list. While I may need work on my dish doing skills, taking care of my family and home means everything to me. It gives me a great sense of accomplishment and worth to be a stay at home mom. I wouldn't trade it for any job in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I attended a Christian church when I was a little girl. Living in a christian home was a very good way to be raised. However, I always felt like something was missing. As a young girl I thought about Jesus teaching the masses and wondered why we were without apostles and the current teachings of the savior. I remember praying to Heavenly Father one night when I was about 8 years old and asking him, "Why don't you speak to us today like you did back then? (referring to the bible)" That question stayed with me for many years. It wasn't until high school when I made friends with and LDS girl that I learned about the restored gospel. I remember the exact moment I learned that there was in fact a prophet, chosen by God, on the earth today. That moment changed everything for me. I wanted to be baptized. My family wouldn't allow it. My father had read a lot of anti-mormon literature and even protested the mormons in Salt Lake City. My mom has issues with any organized religion. I had to put off getting baptized and it seemed that a lot of things got in the way. After a few years, I was working and living in Los Angeles. I had the privilege of working for one of music's biggest icons, Quincy Jones. It was during that time in my life when I was acting in music videos, getting to be an extra in feature films, and working for Quincy Jones Music Publishing that the gospel re-entered my life. It was truly a miracle. I was baptized right away. About a year later, I quit the industry to finish school which eventually led to meeting my eternal companion. We have been married 8 years now and enjoy the blessings that come from having the gospel in our lives. I am a mormon because I know that this is the true church. There is a prophet that receives revelation. The Book of Mormon is the word of God. Even though my family still hasn't joined the church, I am grateful for the opportunity to correct the misinformation they have heard or read about us.

How I live my faith

I love having the opportunity to serve in the church. I currently have the great privilege of working with the youth, specifically the girls ages 12- 14. I get to teach them lessons about the gospel on Sundays. Honestly, I think they teach me more though. These special girls have such strong testimonies, they are a huge strength to me. It is a blessing to get to serve them. We plan really fun activities every week. It's amazing to me to see how the youth support each other. I wish I had been a member of the church when I was young. Serving in the ward is a great way to make friends and be apart of strengthening the church. " . . . when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your god." Mosiah 2:17 I also believe that living my faith is so much more than just church on Sunday. Living my faith means constantly building the relationship I have with my Father in Heaven. My husband and I have challenged each other to read the Book of Mormon by the end of the year. We are having so much fun with it. I look forward to it everyday and I have felt the blessings that come from reading the scriptures. I am learning that with the help of a patient Heavenly Father I can become a better person. I am an imperfect person, but because of the atonement I can be forgiven of my sins and I can work toward my eternal goals. I live my faith by trying to be a good example to my three children. When I look in their eyes, I realize it's all worth it. Part of living my faith means attending the temple. Oh, how I love the temple. While I was young and single I got to work in the San Diego temple for almost a year. Now that I'm busy with 3 kids I don't work there, but I try to make time to go. The temple is a very important part of living my faith. The temple is the most beautiful place in the world. There is nothing weird about it. It's the most peaceful place on earth and I'm glad I get to go.