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Hi I'm Janice

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family is the most important part of my life, probably because I am married to my best friend. We have 12 wonderful children (7 beautiful daughters and 5 smart, handsome sons) and 31 phenomenal grandchildren. I am kept entertained with their many activities.I really enjoy their visits. We have a family electrical business where I do a somewhat passible job as secretary. I like to cook, read, hike, travel, and dance Zumba. I am always surprised when I look in the mirror, for I feel younger than I really am. I got a "tricycle" from my kids for my last birthday. I ride it to Curves every morning.

Why I am a Mormon

I felt very lucky growing up in the LDS church. My family was all members and very close. My ancestors associated with the prophet Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. I grew up hearing pioneer stories of my great grandparents. My grandparents and parents were loving and kind. I heard the scriptures every morning at the breakfast table and went to church each Sunday. I liked the closeness of a large family. There is always someone around to share life's experiences. I wanted that for my family. I am blessed with a large family of my own now, and my husband, children and grandchildren are the center of my life along with my dad who will be turning 91 next month, and my mother-in-law who is 85. I am so happy to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It brings me so much peace and happiness to know that the Savior loves and personally cares about me and my actions. it is comforting to know that if and when I mess up, I can be forgiven if I truly repent. My life is centered around the church. I have a testimony to the fact that my family can be a forever family, and that we will not be separated at death. This is very comforting. My husband and I were married in the temple and know that if we keep our temple covenants we will always be together. We are all best friends. I like the support and friendship of my ward family. It is uplifting to see them every Sunday at church or around town. I wish everyone in the world could feel the comfort and love the gospel of Jesus Christ brings. The world is in such turmoil now days, but being a Mormon brings me peace. I love the church, its leaders, the prophet, the scriptures, and teachings. Whoop de do!!! I know the gospel is true!

How I live my faith

My faith is my life. I start and end the day with personal prayer. I read the scriptures every day. I thought that when my kids left home I would have more time, but they still keep my busy and I love it. I like to interact with them in their activities. I attend a 3 hour session at church every Sunday, go to the temple, and do visiting teaching to 4 ladies in our ward. I am their friend and try to help them out whenever they need someone. I am presently "Mrs. friendly" in primary. I tell stories and play games found in the churches' children's magazine to the boys and girls in primary. I am also a food storage specialist for the ward. Last year my husband and I were the organizers of youth conference for around 300 teenagers for a three day "Boot Camp". This was a very spiritual and fun activity, but stressful at the time. I have had many different jobs in the church, but the one that never changes is my favorite...that of being a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend.