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Hi I'm Ann

I am a 5th generation Arizonan. I am a wife and a mother of 4 children. I am a special education teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 2 children and a husband with type 1 diabetes. This has been difficult but helpful at the same time. Difficult because my 2 children were 2 and 5 when they were diagnosised and they needed so much of my time and attention. But is was helpful because my husband was 9 years old when he was diagnosised and he knew what they were going through. They had each other through the rough moments. But my whole life isn't just diabetes....I love to take photographs! My nickname is "Paparazzi Mom". I love to take a lot of photos of my children and my family. I even take pictures of my friends' children at school functions and then email them photos. They really appreciate the photos and it is just fun for me. It is like opening up a present. It is a surprise to see the pictures when I get home on the computer. I have started to take pictures of landscapes and and architecture. I also enjoy crocheting. This is something that my grandma taught to me when I was young and now I am teaching it to my daughter. I also enjoy watching reality television shows like the Amazing Race and Survivor. I love the challenges. But most of all I love my family. Anything I do with my family turns out to be more fun with them.

Why I am a Mormon

Why I'm a Mormon can not be summed up in one word or one line. I was raised in a mormon family. My parents took me to church and shared their testimony to me countless times through my life. I heard and felt the Holy Ghost whisper to me from a very young age the truthfulness of the words I heard. But I remember when I was 15 years old you go through a stage where you want to know for yourself without anyones help that what you know is true. I was on a trip with some of my friends and the conversation turned to "what do you believe in". At that moment the spirit spoke to me with great conviction and stirred my soul. My body became warm, and I had goose bumps and it became my turn. I opened my mouth and I told them that I believe that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that through him I can live with my Heavenly Father again. I know the Joseph Smith was a true prophet. It was a simple testimony but it was strong and I knew I could never deny it nor ignore it. And that is why I am a mormon.

How I live my faith

I love to help at my children's school and in their classrooms. I also help my sons' scout leaders with merit badge classes and merit badge roundups.   In my church ward, I visit a few women and we talk about messages that can help our families, messages that can help ourselves to be better wives and women. I serve others when they have babies and love to bring over dinners or desserts and get to peak or hold their baby while I am there. I also help when someone is sick or injured and needs a little assistance. I also get to help substitute in the my children's classes at church when they need help.