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Hi I'm Angela

I am a Wife, a Mother of 6 girls, who homeschools, who loves playing sports and performing music, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am very blessed to be a wife and a mother. I have a great husband, who tells me every day how much he loves me, and how beautiful he thinks I am. He is also an amazing Daddy to our 6 daughters, whom he absolutely adores!! My husband and I both came from large families- his family had 6 children and mine had 7. We both loved growing up with lots of siblings and 6 just seemed like the right number for us. However, since I'm a tomboy, I never would've guessed that I would've ended up with 6 girls! But God sure knows what he is doing-- they are so good for me!! I just love hanging out with my girls and we even got our first pedicures together!! Homeschooling- We have chosen to take the opportunity to homeschool our girls. We stay connected to our local schools to keep the girls up with what they need to learn each year. Even though it is challenging at times, I am so happy that I can be such a big part of their educations. Sports- As a family, we enjoy staying active through sports. All of us enjoy playing soccer together and on individual teams. Additionally, I enjoy playing basketball and waterskiing, when I get the chance. Our girls also enjoy dancing and have been taking clogging lessons, for several years. Music- We also enjoy singing together, as a family, and performing in plays together. And have dreams of becoming like the Von Trapp family someday. :) I also enjoy playing the piano and violin, every once in a while. Our girls also take piano lessons.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised, by a wonderful Mom and Dad, who loved me and also loved the Lord. They taught me about the gospel but encouraged me to find out for myself, whether it was true. Through prayer and scripture study, I was able to gain my own witness of the truth of this gospel. I am so thankful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a church which places Christ as the center of all that it teaches. Our church doctrines and our church leaders encourage us to build our foundation on Christ. We are taught that only through Christ can our sins be forgiven, so that we may return to live with our Heavenly Father again someday. I am so thankful to know that I am never alone in my trials, as Christ has felt every pain and sorrow that I have felt. I also love how this church brings families together. We are taught to put God first in our lives and that our families should come second. We are encouraged to spend time with our families- both immediate and extended families. The church has incredible programs for the children and youth, as well. In Primary, they learn about the simple gospel truths such as faith, repentance, forgiveness, baptism, the Atonement of Christ, etc. Then in Young Womens and Young Mens, they are encouraged to set goals for themselves, to set the highest of standards (in their thoughts and actions), and to gain a personal relationship with their Savior, Jesus Christ. I truly appreciate the standards of this church, which we are all encouraged to live, such as- no smoking, no partaking of drugs or alcohol, no gambling, dress modestly, be honest in all of your dealings with your fellow men, etc. Through these standards, I have found such freedom from any sort of addictions- it is so nice not to have to worry about those things in my life. I have found that when I live the gospel, I am blessed beyond anything I could ever imagine. It isn't always easy, as I still have trials in my life, however I am truly happy.

How I live my faith

Each week, we attend church with our children. I used to lead the children's class for singing time, which was so much fun!! However, I also love my current calling, helping in the Young Women's organization. I help them set and complete goals in their Personal Progress books, goals about Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good Works, Integrity, and Virtue. It is a really great program to help them learn new skills, gain confidence, and most importantly, to grow closer to their Savior, Jesus Christ. As a family, we try to keep the spirit in our home as much as possible. We keep several pictures of Christ throughout our home- I especially love the pictures of Christ with children. Throughout the week, we try to have family prayer (as much as we remember-- morning, night, and over our meals), family scripture study (which can sometimes be challenging with 6 kids but we sure try), and a family night, which is sometimes referred to as Family Home Evening (we try to study different topics such as ways in which we can serve others, or study a scripture story such as Noah's Ark, or play a game or fun activity together as a family.) As a couple, we try to pray together, whenever possible, for guidance on how to raise our children. We try to stay loving and patient with each other and our children. We try to find at least an hour a week to go on a date together. And most importantly, we try to keep our marriage as a triangle between the two of us and God. Of course I also try to find time to take care of my personal spirituality, as well- taking some time for me, praying as an individual, reading my scriptures (when I get the chance), etc. We also enjoy the many fun activities that our church provides, including an activity days group for our girls between 8-11 years old, weekly activities and monthly chaperoned dances for the youth, sports for the youth and adults, and family activities especially around the holidays.