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Hi I'm Tammy

I'm a busy, happy Mother of 6. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Canadian by birth and I grew up in Calgary Alberta. As a teen I was a gymnast and I read, danced and sewed. I attended both BYU Idaho, and BYU Provo where I met and married my best friend. We have six great children who are leaving the nest all too quickly. One has graduated from BYU with a degree in piano performance and is married, one has served a full time mission in Santiago Chile and is attending BYU, one just left for a mission in Brazil after attending BYU, one is attending BYU studying literature, one is in 10th grade and the last one is in 7th grade and both have the goal to attend BYU like their siblings. My children have kept me busy with scouting (2 Eagles so far), soccer, tennis, track, wrestling, piano, band, and drama. I still love to read and sew but most of all I love being with my family, hiking, camping, working, playing games and watching family movies. I have always loved working with young children and am now discovering how much I love being with teenagers. My newest adventure is being a Grandmother to two amazing little ones which are the joy of my life. I am learning that being a Grandma is the best reward for being a parent that there is!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an active LDS home. I always knew my parents had testimonies and were completely committed to the gospel. I was blessed to have parents that read scriptures to us, prayed with our family, served in the church and held Family Home Evening. It was also a safe place to ask questions and to be loved unconditionaly. It was an environment that allowed me to rely on my parents until I gained a testimony of my own. I can remember feeling the confirmation from the spirit many times as a youth that what I was hearing and being taught was true. One of my best decisions I ever made was marrying my husband who I knew was as committed to the gospel as I am. That decision has made it easier to keep my testimony strong despite the trials that have come. We made decisions early in our marriage about the home we wanted to create for our children and what goals we had for our family. Those goals have helped me stay focused on what matters most. It is the knowledge I have that my Savior loves me, that he is real and that he died and suffered for my sins that has been, and will always be, the foundation that has allowed me to keep going in difficult times. The testimony I have gives me peace, joy, happiness and hope in good times and hard times. I am often asked the question " How do you do it all with 6 children?" .The answer is I don't "do it all" but because of my faith and my testimony I do what is most important and I am happy doing it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through service to my family, my friends, my church, and the community. With 6 children I have had many opportunities to be involved in schools volunteering on a regular basis. For 10 years I have been involved with the costuming in school plays which has given me the chance to get to know many children and teens. It is great to have a young person smile and wave to me who remembers me being the "costume lady from the play." This year I am PTSA President at the Junior High and excited to work and learn in this new challenge. I spent many years working with the children in the church under the age of 12 which I loved and felt comfortable doing. In the last few years I have stretched a little and had opportunities to work with the women and youth of the church. I am currently working with the young women, girls ages 12 to 18, and their church leaders in our area. I help plan and carry out wholesome, fun activities for the girls and sometimes for the boys too. I attended my first girls camp as a leader this past summer and it was good clean fun and a spiritual boost and I can't wait to go back. I also serve on the Boy Scout Committee for our troop. Two of my boys are Eagle Scouts and two more are working towards that goal. I have always been a little afraid of teenagers and unsure of my ability to relate to those who aren't my own. I am overcoming my fear and finding in it's place a great love, respect and concern for people who happen to be teenagers. I love being around the youth and sharing in their excitment for life, their determination and their great sense of hope for the future.