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Hi I'm Wendy

I'm an amusement ride junkie, someday college professor, who believes in dessert after every meal. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a person who loves to be happy. I love to play with my kids, hang out with my husband, and spend time with good friends. For me, the joy in life comes from making memories with those around me. I grew up in a small town, living in the same house until I graduated. When I left home to attend college, it was the first time on my own. Being the youngest of 6 kids, I missed my family and friends back home. But, I loved learning. I earned my Undergraduate Degree in Interdisciplinary Child Development, as well as an Elementary Education Certification. After marrying my high school sweetheart, I became a First Grade Teacher. This was the perfect occupation for me - the fun and excitement never ends. I also went back to school and earned a Masters Degree in Education. While loving my full-time job, my husband and I knew that we wanted to start a family. I am fortunate enough to be able to stay home with my 3 kids while they are young. We enjoy being goofy, throwing rocks in the river, and riding bikes. My husband and I love to travel and enjoy doing home improvement projects around our house. When I find a free moment, I like to play soccer, bake (and eat) desserts, and go on dates with my hubby.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the principles that are taught bring me peace and happiness. I have had the opportunity to pray with questions and concerns, and I've had my prayers answered with a calm reassurance. My Mom was introduced to the Mormon church when she was in high school, and my Dad became a Mormon when he was in college. As kids, along with instilling the need for us to be honest, hard-working individuals, they taught us the basic principles of the gospel. Even though I grew up as a member of the church, things haven't always been easy. My always-helpful, busy Mom became a quadriplegic after a car accident that left her paralyzed from the chest down. And my brother died of cancer at the age of 35, leaving behind a young wife and three little girls. While I wish these tragedies hadn't happened to my family, the peace and comfort that I have received only made my testimony stronger. I am grateful for the knowledge that I have about our purpose in life. As I continue to learn more about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, the knowledge that I gain and the spirit that I feel strengthens my relationship with them.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be a positive influence with those around me. Right now, one of my most important jobs is to teach my own children to be kind, considerate, and thoughtful individuals. I know that my example speaks louder than my words. I admit, some days are better than others. By doing service for our family members, neighbors, and community as a whole, we will each become stronger people. I also have the opportunity to work with the women's organization at church. We plan activities for the women that promote an increase in personal faith, strengthening of families, and helping those in need. What a great job! We have a lot of fun, while helping each other and those around us. I live my faith by trying to be the person that God wants me to be - in word and in action.