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Hi I'm Christina

I'm a runner, a mother of six, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Mom of six great kids, (three girls and three boys, ranging from 13years down to 4 months old), and an amazing husband who still makes me laugh. As you can imagine, I am very busy trying to make sure everyone is well fed, well loved, and well taught. A lot of people ask me what it's like to have six children. Well, honestly, sometimes I forget things, there are days that my hair doesn't get done, and I won't even let my closest friends near my laundry room. Although it is not always easy, it is the career I chose, and there are so many moments I absolutely love. While being Mom takes up most of my time, I do also enjoy training for triathlons and half marathons, blogging, tackling projects around the house, and relaxing with my husband and kids. Over the years, we have had the opportunity to live in many different parts of the country. We have adored every place that we have lived, and more specifically, have fallen in love with the people that we have met. As a family, we love to camp, boat, travel, and watch movies - with popcorn, of course.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because through out my childhood, I always knew that I was a daughter of God. I knew that my Heavenly Father was always only a prayer away. That He wanted me to talk to Him. He listened to me, and He understood what I was going through. The peace that this knowledge gave me through out my life, helped me through so many difficult times. I knew that I wanted my children to have this peace and knowledge in their lives as well. The gospel also helps remind me of what is truly important: family and people. In the world, there are so many distractions and things to take up one's time, but the gospel reminds me of the importance of my family. Nothing brings me greater joy as a Mom, than to watch my children be kind to each other, and I more fully realize how much it means to our Heavenly Father for us to love and serve each other. Our Savior is the perfect example of that, as His life was filled with service and He suffered physical pain, even death, because He loves us and wants us to return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father as an eternal family. And there is nothing I want more for my family than to be together as a family forever, even after this life is over.

How I live my faith

When I tell my friends that we go to church for three hours on Sunday, they usually joke, "Wow! I can hardly get my family to go to church for one hour a week." And I just smile, because that's only one small way that we live our faith throughout the week. Right now, I am working with the 14 and 15 year old girls. We have an activity every Wednesday, and I teach them the gospel for about an hour each Sunday. My husband teaches early morning seminary. Which is a 1 hr. religious class that high school kids choose to go to before school each day. I don't think I can actually separate myself from my faith as my faith is such a part of who I am. I live my faith every day as I teach my children to pray to their loving Heavenly Father, as we read the scriptures together, and as I have them help me bring a meal to someone in need. My faith shapes my every decision. It effects how I dress, how I treat others, how I spend my time - even my thoughts. I find myself talking to my Heavenly Father in my mind through out the day. Especially when I recognize a blessing in my life, I say a silent thank-you to my Heavenly Father.