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Hi I'm Anna

I am a mom to five awesome kids, I'm a business owner, and a wife to my amazing husband Paul for 15 years, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in the beautiful state Colorado, with my husband and five children. I stay home with my kids, and love every minute of it. Even the not so good, and gross moments are all worth it in the life of being a mom. My family moved to Colorado a little over 4 years ago, from Texas, and while it's been an adjustment, we love it. I run my own business in photography, and love being able to enjoy my hobby as a business. My family is my #1 priority in my life. Everything I do, I do it with all of them in mind. I have a new baby boy, and right now, he pretty much takes all of extra time that I was just starting to get a little of, with my first four kids all in school but he is so worth it, and I love every minute of becoming a new mom again. He is our little bonus child, and I feel so blessed to have him in my life. After years of my husband working in Corporate America, we are starting a new journey with our own business, and are excited to see where it takes us!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon. I chose to stay a Mormon because it just makes sense, and I knew before I was married that I wanted an eternal family. I love the values, standards and sense of peace it brings me in a world with so much turmoil and commotion. It's one of the steady things in my life that never changes. My husband and I have moved many times since we have been married, and knowing that wherever we move to, the church will always be there, and we will have an instant family and friends. My faith is so important to me because I know where it will take me in this life, and life after my time here on earth. I love that we have been taught that we can have personal revelation, which is so important and valuable when we live in a time with so many questions, and our morals and standards are constantly challenged. My fifth baby is a direct result of an answer to personal prayer, and personal revelation. I knew we had another baby waiting for us, and my husband came to this realization after having his own personal revelation, and now we are blessed with him in our family. I am grateful for the value of service we are taught in the church. I love being able to serve others, and be of help to others around me. I also love that there is a plan for us, and that we are not just wandering souls, wondering what is next after this life. I lost my father almost eight years ago, to cancer. His passing was one of the hardest things I have ever gone through in my life. Getting that dreaded phone call about my dad brought me to my knees, and the gospel picked me back up and kept me going. Knowing that I will see him again some day helps in dealing with his passing and gives me a sense of comfort that I wouldn't feel if I didn't have the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. I have a strong testimony of my Savior, and know that He lives, and loves me, and I am forever grateful for His sacrifice He made for me. Like I said earlier, it just makes sense.

How I live my faith

I always make sure I am living my life how my Heavenly Father wants me to. If he were standing next to me, how would I act in every day situations, and life in general? I like to feel as if I were walking with Jesus Christ, and act as if he were next to me. I am not always good at this, and have to consistently remind myself to act how He would approve, but it's a good way to stay on track. A few months after we moved to Texas, we had a neighbor come over and talk to us. He said that he could just tell we were Mormon, and then proceeded to apologize for assuming that. We told him that there was no need to apologize, and that we are glad we are living our lives in a way that others can tell we are Mormon, and that it was a good thing he could tell we were. I have always kept that in mind when going about my day to day life. I want others to be able to tell I am a Mormon. I teach my children the best I can, to be good people, to always choose the right, and be good examples of who we are and what we represent. I want them to always be thinking of what the right thing to do is, and to have the courage to always act on it. I know it's not easy to do in a world where our standards are always challenged, but I can only hope that by my example, and what I teach them, they will always choose the right.