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Hi I'm Lori Ann

I love gardening, travel, architecture, art and the study of foreign languages. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am happily married. Together my husband and I have 4 children that we love dearly as well as a daughter-in-law and son-in-law that we just adore! I love my extended family as well and try to come up with new ways that we can stay close and enjoy spending time together. Additionally, I just love life and all that it has to offer. There are many things that I love to do such as travel, eat good food, speak new languages and garden. However, overtime I have realized that what I love most about these things is that I enjoy them with precious people that bring so much joy to my life. Some of the things I have done over my lifetime include serving a mission to Argentina, studying music in school as a flautist, working with children of all ages and being an interior designer. Currently I speak Spanish and English fluently and am a beginner at French. I am an "urban farmer", which means we have converted our backyard into productive garden plots that produce a good deal of our vegetables in the fall and the spring. Our 5 chickens also provide us with colorful eggs and loads entertainment.

Why I am a Mormon

Through my own study and experience I have found that the teachings, doctrine, and ordinances, found in the Church of jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints connect me to the Source of all goodness, light and happiness which is Jesus Christ himself. The church organization provides a way for me to learn more about Jesus Christ, thereby giving me the opportunity to then follow Him. It is in following Him that I find my greatest happiness and feel peace even in the most troubling of times.

How I live my faith

I strive to follow the example of Jesus Christ daily by loving others and trying to serve them in any way possible. One way I have found to do this is by simply being friendly and being a good friend. I feel that much of the pain in this world could be alleviated simply by having a friend and knowing that someone will be there when you need them. Wiping out lonliness is a personal goal of mine! I try to apply these same principles within my family relationships. Qualifying for the title of a true friend to my supportive husband and our four lovely children defines success for me. I particularly enjoy working with the youth in our community to help them take responsibility for their lives and empower them to make healthy life choices. In our church organization I also serve the young women and attempt to teach them leadership skills . . but they are already awesome!