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Hi I'm Lou Ann

I like to travel, garden, read, climb mountains and most of all spend time with my family. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My interests in life are varied. One time while climbing our first challenging 14,000 foot peak, along a narrow exposed trail, my husband and I seriously worried we would both fall off the side of the mountain and leave our 4 children orphans. Fortunately, we made it down in one piece, wiser for the experience and we can finally laugh about it now. Since that harrowing experience, whenever I hike a mountain, I do my homework ahead of time! Another life experience was running the Chicago Marathon. Through consistent, well-planned, daily training I was able to achieve something I never thought possible. Also, it became a team effort as my husband supported me by becoming my trainer as he paced me on the long runs. I gained confidence in my ability to put mind over matter. However, my best efforts have been focused on raising our four children. My most cherished and happy times are with family. I hope to continue these relationships not only in this life but in the eternities.

Why I am a Mormon

My father had a career in the military and by the time I was 20 years old we had lived in 11 different states. Each time we moved however, I found comfort in the fellowship of the church members as well as the consistency of the structure and teachings of the church. Even though I grew up in an LDS family I still had to find out for myself that the doctrines are true. As I have attended church, studied the scriptures, prayed and lived the principles of the gospel the Holy Ghost has witnessed to me that the teachings and doctrines of the church are true.

How I live my faith

I try to fulfill my church assignments faithfully. Currently, I serve with the young women ages 12 -18 in our congregation. Over the years I have had various assignments including teaching the primary children, organizing the cub scouts, and instructing teenagers and women. Everyone is given the opportunity to help in some way. I like to feel that I am contributing. When I put God first in my life I am happy.