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Hi I'm Debbie

I am a wife, mom, wannabe farmer, ex-engineer. I have 4 kids and a messy house. I love Dr. Pepper. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I met and married my husband in college while studying electrical engineering. He is the most wonderful man in the world. We both worked for the same company until after my third baby was born. Now I stay at home full time. It is hard, but I can't imagine living life differently. We have four beautiful children. Being a mom is the hardest job in the world. But it is also the most important and most rewarding. I love my kids so much. We live on our own little "farm". We have a big orchard with citrus, apple, peach, plum, pear and pomegranate trees. We have a big garden that we are continually trying to grow things in. We don't always succeed, but feel that since we both have farming ancestors that one of these days we will. We have lots of animals - goats, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, a dog, a cat and a snake. We both are proud of our Arizona heritage and of our pioneer ancestors. We love family history and hearing, reading and talking about the experiences and lives of those who lived before us. I love to read and am a sucker for Agatha Christie murder mysteries. I look forward to a can of Dr. Pepper every day. I am not a very good housekeeper. About once a year is all my house clean at the same time. If I am on top of it, my living room is picked up enough for guests. I love to knit - though that isn't the most useful of hobbies living in Arizona. I love camping and being outdoors with my family. I love the desert. I love America.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My family have been members for several generations. I am proud of my heritage. The gospel of Jesus Christ blesses my life. It makes me a better person. I know that God loves me and that despite my flaws, I can become perfect through the Savior. I want my children to have the blessings that I do. I want to be with my family forever - throughout eternity. I know that God loves all of us and wants us to be happy. I know it is true.

How I live my faith

I am the canning/provident living specialist in my ward. What this means is that I help people with food storage. Many people are intimidated by the idea of storing food for many different reasons. Some people don't know how to get started, or even see a purpose in it. Some see it as somewhat of an alarmist philosophy. However, I look at it from my family's perspective. An emergency doesn't have to mean an earthquake or hurricane or tornado. An emergnecy can be that it is 4:30pm and I have no idea what I am going to make for dinner. Storing food that you eat and learning to cook what you store are great life skills. They help me to be healthier, save money and I can't put into words the satisfaction that comes from knowing that my family has something to eat. I am glad that I am able to help others with these same skills. In the past I have also been able to serve in many different ways, including teaching Sunday School classes to children, working with the very young children (18 months - 3 years) during church, which allows their parents to attend church meetings, leading music and coordinating visits with the adult women in our congregation. All of the different areas that I have been privileged to serve in have had a great impact on me and have helped to make me more aware of those around me. I am grateful for all the opportunities that I have had.