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Hi I'm Nettie

I'm a desert rat who loves the sun. My husband and 4 children are my world. I can Polynesian dance. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in small town, and find that I prefer a slower pace of life over the hustle and bustle of a big city (I've lived in both!). Spending time with my husband and four children make up most of every day, and I wouldn't trade that for anything. My husband and have been married for 11 years, and we're more in love than ever! I love teaching my children and watching them learn. Earning my college degree was important to me and a major accomplishment in my life. I plan to start substitute teaching once in a while at the school my children attend. In my personal time, I love to read a good book, talk with friends, and watch movies. I discovered a talent a few years ago that I would never have thought I had, but I'm not too shabby at Polynesian dancing. I'm currently helping some youth in our church learn a Tahitian dance, it's really fun!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that was active in the LDS church, so I was baptized at the age of 8 like many members of our church have been. But like every other person, at some point I had to gain my own testimony as to whether or not this church is true. It always felt right to me, but I remember as a teenager needing to decide if I would be a strong member of the church, or a half-hearted member. I made the decision to stay worthy to enter the holy temple, and I have stayed true to those standards. I like to follow the thought of " a fool learns from their own mistakes, but a wise person learns from other people's mistakes." I've definitely had some foolish moments, but I try hard to watch other people and I've found that those who've stayed true to their LDS beliefs are so happy, and those who don't are usually very unhappy. Keeping the standards of the LDS faith has made me very happy. There is so much peace in life when you do what you know is good and right. I'm a Mormon simply because the teachings of our church make me so happy! I've prayed about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, a living prophet, the Prophet Joseph Smith, and most importantly my Savior, and the spirit has witnessed to me time again that those things are true. I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

Right now, I serve in our church working with children in the Primary organization. The simple faith and amazing knowledge these children have is very inspiring. I love the sweet spirit that can be felt in Primary (in between the wiggling and giggling). :) I also serve as a Visiting Teacher, and enjoy spending time with amazing women, some of whom come to church and some of whom do not. They all have wonderful qualities that I admire, and I enjoy sharing and learning from them at least once a month. Serving in the church brings a sense of belonging to me, and I truly enjoy the work I do, no matter what it is (even the jobs that make me step out of my comfort zone).