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Hi I'm Jen

I'm a Wife and Mom and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a thirty-something California native currently transplanted in beautiful Colorado. I am wife and mother of five great kids...four boys and one girl. I never thought I'd have five kids! Our life is very busy and a little chaotic at times (okay, all the time), but I wouldn't have it any other way. One of my favorite hobbies is blogging. I love to record the day to day happenings of life with my family. Time flies by so fast! I think it's neat that my kids will be able to look back someday and see the good times as well as the trying times we have gone through together.

Why I am a Mormon

My family and I were less-active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints until my teenage years. At that time, the Gospel clicked for me and I decided that it was definitely something I wanted in my life. The first time I read the Book of Mormon, cover to cover, was when I was about 16 years old. I can't say that I fully understood everything that I was reading at the time, but I could not deny the warm and peaceful feeling that I felt when reading that great book. I knew without a doubt that the book was true and my testimony still grows each and every time I study it. I am grateful for the stories and examples that I can turn to in the Book of Mormon that help me know that I can forge on when times get tough. I love that I can read about our Savior's life and ministry and the endless love that he has for each and every one of us. My commitment to being a Mormon and my devotion to Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father has pointed me to EVERY good thing that exists in my life!

How I live my faith

I recently had the opportunity to serve as the President of the children's organization in our Church in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. I absolutely loved it! We hold Sunday meetings for the children that consisted of short Gospel based lessons and singing time. There are also Cub Scouts for the boys and a great program called Activity Days for the girls. I find it no coincidence that I was asked to serve the children by teaching them, but in reality, THEY taught me more than I could ever imagine. Their Faith in Jesus Christ could move mountains. If you ever want to see a great example of what a Mormon really is, look to the children. They are awesome! I think a common misconception about Mormons is that we have to be "perfect." That is definitely not the case. I am not perfect, nor are any of my fellow Church members. We simply have to do our very best. Our whole purpose here on earth is to be tried, tested and learn all that we possibly can. Through faith, repentance, hard work and the saving grace of Jesus Christ, we will be able to return to live with our Heavenly Father and our families again someday. I love the fact that every day is a new day and a new chance to do my best!