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Hi I'm Tina

I am 'living the life' as a self professed "baseball mom" to 4 very energetic sons and am married to my best friend. Life is good!

About Me

I grew up dancing--all kinds of dance from classical ballet, to jazz, to tap, to ballroom. It was my love and my passion until 1994 when I met my wonderful hubby. We were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in February of 1995, and then I gave birth to each of my 4 amazing sons in '96, '98, '01, and '04. They keep me busily running to and from baseball practices and games. I love being a full time mom and feel it is a priveledge and a blessing. I wouldn't want it any other way. I love to read, and really enjoy being able to spend one evening each month with some of my best friends--and amazing women-- at book club. I keep my family history in the form of a blog, and love to update it often. I have a dry sense of humor, and love to laugh.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have had a few experiences where I can not deny the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The first was when I was 18 years old. I was struggling with my own testimony, and was able to have an experience in the Newell K. Whitney store in Nauvoo, IL, that helped me know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God, and that he translated the Book of Mormon by divine guidance. It wasn't earth moving--just a simple burning in my heart that testified to me that what I already knew was the absolute truth. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is the true and living prophet on the earth today, chosen by God to be His representative here on earth. I know that God lives, that He is aware of me, that He knows me, and that He hears and answers my prayers. I know that His son, Jesus Christ, is my Redeemer. He suffered for MY sins. He hung on the cross and ultimately gave His life for me. I love Him.

How I live my faith

I have many friends who aren't members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I feel like the best way to live my faith is to be an example to them. My oldest two sons play Club Baseball, and are also involved with their school's teams. Their coaches and teammates have been extremely supportive of our religious beliefs, and I know that, in turn, my boys have been an example to them of how we live as members of the church. It's important for me to help my boys understand how their example will affect each person they come in contact with. As I set a good example, they will see it, and then mirror that in their lives--ultimately touching the lives and hearts of all the people they come in contact with on a daily basis.