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Hi I'm Jeanette

I am a convert, a college graduate, an avid gardener, a wife, and a mother of 6 children. I love life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to laugh and make other people laugh. I love to learn ,and basically I love living life with all of its ups and downs. Right now, my life revolves around my husband and children, but it hasn't always been that way. I graduated from college when I was 21 with a degree in recreational therapy. I have the most loving husband in the world! I'd spend every minute of every day with him, if I could. I love to garden and feed my family healthy food, so a lot of my time is spent baking whole grain bread, feeding chickens, or picking fruits, herbs, and veggies. I chose about 40 edible trees to landscape my yard. Even though there are 8 people in our family we often host 2 exchange students and some times the missionaries will live with us. So, even though I feel young inside, I have at times been responsible for a household of 12 people. I love being a mom. I have one precious daughter and five loving sons. Each night I tuck each and every one of my children into bed and lay beside them for a few minutes while we reconnect. I have a few sons who love to have a short massage, some who like to know what the best part of MY day was, and others who want to tell me all the stats from the most recent football game. But when I get up from their beds, they all rush to say, "You're the best mom in the world!!!!!" I used to brush it off, but now I try to let it sink in, because they are really the best part of being me and that is what makes me mom.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it makes me confident and happy. When I was a little girl my parents joined this church. As I have followed the principles of His gospel and raise my children in light and truth I see how it makes us shine happy. I see my teenage daughter glowing with virtue and it makes me happy. I see my sons having charity towards all the people they meet and it makes me happy. The gospel has all the tools for me to raise my family to be happy. Mormons have an amazing support system. When I have been disobedient to the commandments and recognized my life wasn't as happy as it used to be, I have had tender leaders help me come back into His fold. Mormons have all the tools we need to make life adjustments that lead to living the BEST life. I'm a Mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides me all the tools to grow a righteous and happy family.

How I live my faith

I teach the 3 years olds at church. I teach them about where they came from, why they are here, and who their Heavenly Father is. They love to pray, and they say the most wonderful prayers (when we don't help thelm). They pray for their dads to get home soon, and their moms to go to the temple, they ask Him to bless their food, and their dogs. They are fun to teach because they hug me, and when they see me they say to their parents, "that's my teacher". I thought I might be burnt out teaching little children, because I just finished having my own 3 year olds for about 10 years, but it is really fun to love them and teach them about their Heavely Father. I volunteer at my children's schools and help their teachers sometimes. I enjoyed coaching a science and technology robotics team for two of my sons. All 10 of the kids on our team would ride the bus to my house after school a few days a week. They would have a snack and then work on building their robot and writing programs for it. Our home was filled with laughter and friendship and learning. One day I was pulling bread out of the oven just as all the kids came in the door, I was surprised that some of them had never smelled fresh baked bread, so we all had thick slices of bread smothered in butter and jam and then got to work. Our team earned a Lego brick trophy for the judges choice award at the state competition.