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Hi I'm Jennifer

I'm a military wife, enthusiastic soccer mom, community volunteer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a military wife and have been through a flood which evacuated the whole city, an ice storm that took out power for days in sub-zero weather, and typhoons with winds gusts up to 180mph, all while my husband was deployed and I was home with the kids! I wouldn't give up those experiences though because of the support and community that we had in the military. With the Air Force I've lived all over the world, and love to travel. I have 3 kids, and have coached them all in soccer, though I am currently just a "Soccer Mom" and spend a lot of my time in the car on the way to practices and games. I like learning new things, and have had the chance to get my private pilot license, bachelor degree, and masters degree in economics. I am currently trying to learn Spanish! I lived in Japan for 4 years and would love to go back. I enjoy volunteering and usually volunteer at the school library. Recently I had the opportunity to volunteer in Costa Rica building a school room for the kids in the community. I am lucky enough to live near my grandparents and spend time each week visiting with them and helping my grandmother run errands. I love vintage dresses, especially from the 60's and 70's though my kids and husband do not always appreciate my fashion sense!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my family is the most important thing in the world to me. Everything I have learned and done in the Church has helped me raise my children to be honest, happy and confident. I believe that families are forever - meaning that we can be a family together even after death. I love my family and want to be with them. The values and morals that guide our lives give us a way to withstand the peer pressure and temptations that are all around us. When I was a teenager I was asked how I could go to a church that wouldn't let me do anything - drink alcohol, smoke, do drugs, have sex. I never felt that I could not do anything. I tried to explain that I could do anything I wanted, we all have free will, but that I chose to follow the counsel I was given. Because of this I was free of addictions and pain that comes from poor decisions. I want my children to also have freedom in their lives and not be tied down by addictions, poor health, teen pregnancy, and guilt/shame that comes from making poor choices. I have read the Book of Mormon and know it to be true. I believe in personal revelation, meaning that Heavenly Father will answer our prayers when we ask him for guidance. I believe that he is a loving Father who wants only the best for us.

How I live my faith

I am very fortunate to work with the young women in our ward. The girls 12-18 yrs old have classes and activities to help them learn to be good moms and wives, to be self sufficient, to develop a personal relationship with the Savior, and to develop good friendships that will help them withstand the peer pressures that they face in school and sometimes at home. I help teach lessons from the scriptures on Sundays and plan activities for the week that teaches practical skills. I go to Girl's Camp for a week in the summer where I don't get a lot of sleep but I have a lot of fun! I chaperone dances for the youth 14 and up though I still use dance moves from the 90's that the kids sometimes laugh at! I have the youth over to the house for movies or games so that they have an alcohol/drug free place to hang out some weekends. I love talking to them and listening to the struggles they are going through and how they are working through them. They are such great kids that I get as much or more from them than I can ever give them.