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Hi I'm Jenner

I'm a firm believer in eating less dinner to make room for more dessert (I'm also a working mother, a wannabe baker and a Mormon).

About Me

Being the daughter of a photographer, I have always had a love for the beautiful things in the world. I love to create, whether through baking, writing, painting, music, whatever... I just love seeing the vision in my head come to life (or at the very least I like making the mess). :) Music resonates with me. I've played bassoon in the school band. Bass in the jazz band, and sung in the choir. There is a purity of emotion that comes through music. When that music is accompanied by lyrical truths in hymns, the peace and joy that comes from hearing the word of God is song encompasses us and can teach us things we've never known. I am a mother of four, a wife and also work part-time. I understand that life is busy, too busy to get done all the things that seemed to calling for our attention. But I have also learned that taking time to do the essential things first, like spending time communing with God in prayer, being together as a family, or as a couple, has far greater benefits than losing that time together to get that last load of dishes done, or one more load of laundry washed. After all, what makes a happier home? A Mom and Dad tickling and chasing their kids around scattered backpacks on the floor? Or a grumpy Mom, shooing her kids away because she "has" to get the kitchen cleaned? (I've done both... and tickling's the way to go).

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I feel whole and at peace when I live the things I have been taught in this church. I have learned by kneeling in prayer that God loves me, that He hears me and is eager to bless me when I ask for His help. I have learned through reading the Bible and Book of Mormon that Christ did indeed live on this earth and that He is my Savior. I have learned that Joseph Smith did see God and Christ in that sacred grove of trees. That he is a prophet of God just as much as Abraham or Moses was. I am Mormon because I asked in prayer if it was true and have felt that burning that confirms to me it is.

How I live my faith

I try to set aside a small, but special portion of my day to study the scriptures. I talk with God in prayer each morning and night. I believe God communicates with us through whispering of the Holy Ghost (what some may call that little voice inside your head). I try my best to listen to those whisperings and act of those feelings. When I have, amazing things have happened. As a family, we try and take time each day to read scriptures together and pray together morning and night (it's amazing how much less my kids fight when we do this). We also have one night a week that we set aside to spend together. Within the church, I visit other ladies in the ward to make sure they are okay. I help take dinners to those who need a little help. I help put together social and skill enhancing activities for the Women's organization (or Relief Society) we have. I have taught children in their Sunday School classes, lead the choir at church and taught Sunday School lessons to adults in the ward as well. We do all these assignments voluntarily. Outside of church I try to be a courteous neighbor, a sincere and honest friend and "that" stranger that will hold the door open for you, smile at you when your sad, or crack a joke when you're having a crappy day. I try and exude in my actions, the joy and peace I feel inside so that when others are with me, they will feel it too.