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Hi I'm Brie

I'm a wife & mother to 4 crazy-amazing kids,I have a masters degree in education,a love for all things chocolate,and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a great guy, and we have 4 wild and amazing kids! I spend my days being the the shoe finder, the hair brush-er, the personal driver, the sea monster, the princess trapped in the tower, the pirate trying to bury the treasure, the dinner maker, the dish doer, the piano/homework enforcer, the biggest fan at soccer, softball, and swimming, the band-aid queen, the one buried under loads of laundry, and I LOVE it! I have my teaching certificate and just finished my masters degree in education while having my last two children! (There were a LOT of tears during this stage of my life!) I tutor students privately and also ran my own preschool. I really enjoy working with early childhood-age kids. I can make anything out of paint, glue, popsicle sticks, and of course GLITTER! I am interested in EVERYTHING! I love to read, talk, exercise, have parties, talk some more, play any sport with a ball, make new friends, teach, clean (I know weird!), talk, sing, and trying new things! More than anything I love to laugh and I absolutely LOVE a good surprise! I think that life is definitely what you make it! In 12 and 1/2 years of marriage we have moved 13 times and so getting to know new people and dealing with changes has been a part of life. I am a firm believer that "what you get out of something depends on what you are willing to put into it". If you choose to be happy then you will be!

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up with a fiercely devoted father and mother I learned the values and principles of the gospel. Many may think that being raised in the church is easy, but at some point everyone must decide for themselves what they believe and why. There are so many things about the gospel of Jesus Christ that connect the pieces of the puzzle of life. I remember feeling the spirit when I was young, but now I rely on that spirit daily to guide, direct, comfort, and protect me. When life gets hard, and even when its not, I feel little promptings of what to do and when. Whether that means calling someone right then, or putting my arms around a child, even holding my tongue when I really want to say something. The biggest reason that I believe the way I do and try to live the gospel is because of the love that I feel from my Father in Heaven. When, through His tender mercy I feel him say, "I know who you are and you are precious to me!" That knowledge that He can call me by name and that he knows my joys, my fears, my sorrows, and my triumphs. If you have ever felt that spirit, you cannot deny that you are a child of God and that your Heavenly Father knows you personally!

How I live my faith

I have been in the Primary and taught the children ages 3 to 12 in the church for 12 years and wouldn't have it any other way! Children posses the purest form of love that you can find. They have innocence, the ability to forgive easily, along with many other characteristics that our Savior told us to acquire while here on earth. Serving them and learning with them strengthens my determination to be better and follow the Savior each day. Teaching our children in our home is a large part of my husbands and my life. We try to find every opportunity to use the gospel in teaching our children. We also encourage them to be examples to others and to participate in things that would place them around those they can share the gospel with. Living my faith means living it whether I'm in my home where no one can see, or out in public. Meeting new people in our neighborhood, at my children's school and their sports teams, and in our community is fun for me. Remembering that I am a witness of Jesus Christ and have promised at baptism to be an example of him helps me not to be afraid to reach out to others the way that I think Christ would do if he were there. The little things that I am able to do each day- the prayers, the love that I can show to a child (whether they are mine or not), the opportunity to serve those around me with a loaf of bread, a listening ear, or a smile and kind word. These are the small and simple ways that I can live my faith and teach my family and others how important that faith is to me.