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Hi I'm Leiann

I grew up in sunny California and I am now living my dream here in Idaho. I live on our small family farm that we created!

About Me

A country girl at heart, I grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles. I worked in financial offices full time for several years. I was also a part-time wedding coordinator and a meeting planner in the greater LA area. When my husband and I started our family, I was fortunate to be able to stay home and be a mom. (This was a great test of our faith, as the cost of living often required two incomes.) I yearned to live on some land where our four children could grow up raising animals and help raise our own food. We realized this dream in 2004 when we moved to Idaho. We have raised steer, pigs, meat chickens, turkeys, laying hens and a few pets too! Thanks to my hard working husband of 24 years, we have a large garden and small orchard of 22 fruit trees. We also created a business that provides a wedding venue here at our small farm. My children were very involved in the remodeling of the barn, landscaping, attending the County Commissioner Hearings to secure our permits, the accountant and attorney visits. We have learned many lessons together about hard work and perseverance. I enjoy riding horses, English style and dirt biking with my teenage son in the local hills. I walk in the mornings with great friends. I love the beautiful outdoors, especially when it is warm!! I keep our family memories alive by scrap booking and currently have 35 volumes. I love to read and learn. I am always on the lookout for great mentors who inspire me. Life is good!

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to grow up in a Mormon family. I know that my happiness comes from knowing God's laws and living them. I appreciate the good examples of other Mormons all around me who constantly teach and strengthen me. These people include my family, extended family, friends and my ward family. (Our ward family is our local congregation of about 300 people.) These people and others outside of our faith, create a community for my family and I that provides us with true caring and friendship. These are people that we love. Opportunities to serve others, both Mormon and non-Mormons, helps us to grow and progress to become all that God wants us to be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by knowing that God loves me and wants me to serve Him, by helping and doing all I can to bless the lives of others. Christ is our perfect example of this. Social status and wealth do not matter to him. The individual heart is what matters. Life can be harsh, but if we look to our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ, I know we can find lasting happiness. I am grateful for this knowledge and feel it a great privilege to be a Mormon.