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Hi I'm Sean A'lee Bevell

I'm a wife, mother and step mom. I enjoy kayaking, hiking, Andy Griffeth & cross-stitch. I manage a dude ranch & I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a woman of simple faith. I was engaged to my sweetheart after 2 weeks of dating, married 5months later and celebrated our 22 anniversary last July. I started my marriage as a stepmom to a beautiful 2 yr old. She has been a blessing to my life and family. I later had 3 more children which have taught me many lessons. Being a wife and mother is the greatest school I could ever attend. Today I am experiencing every level of motherhood as I will soon be a grandma, have a son serving a mission, a daughter in high school and a son in elementary school. Together with my husband I have assisted him in real estate, sales and currently managing an Arizona Bed & Breakfast Dude Ranch. This is a great opportunity for our family to work and play together as we do ranch chores, greet guests from all over the world and enjoy the outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking. I am constantly learning new skills from managing schedules, menus, housekeeping and planning events. Often I pray for strength and help in learning the skills that will make me more prepared to serve my Savior Jesus Christ in His work. I try very hard to make sure everyone that visits the ranch feels of His love thru me. When this happens then I know I have had a good day.

Why I am a Mormon

I did not grow up going to church. Yet, I remember at a young age, 3rd or 4th grade, walking and stopping near a fence and hearing a voice inside my heart and mind. I knew then that that Jesus Christ was real and that he loved me. I attended several churches with friends and family as I wanted so badly to go to church. At age 11 I was finally baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by my uncle whom I love very much. As I stepped out of the water I knew that what I was doing was very important. I felt immense love for my mother and desired all of my family to be with me. I struggled as an insecure teenager until about 16 when my conversion became stronger. From that time I was very committed and knew what kind of life I wanted to live and what I wanted for my family. I wanted a happy marriage, someone to grow old with. I wanted a Temple marriage where I could be sealed for time and all eternity. I wanted to be a stay home mom and be involved with my children. I wanted them to know that Jesus loved them and that they were important to Him. I have been so blessed as these desires became reality for me. As I grow older trials still come, especially in these economic times, but I know that as I do my part to keep my promises and covenants that I will be sustained or given direction / instructions to endure. I tell my children,"Life may be hard at times, but it would only be harder without the help from our Savior." I have seen the worlds ways of solving problems and I want no part of it. I want the peace that comes even when we don't have all the answers. This is what makes it possible for me to keep stepping forward... know that He will tell me if I need to change direction. Faith is acting on thing unseen. How grateful I am to be given daily opportunities to exercise my faith in my Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

My smile is my greatest strength. I use it daily. I use it at church & work as I welcome children and adults each week. In the church I have served in many areas including teaching young children & teenage youth. Having boys gave me a chance to work in the scouting program. I have 1 eagle scout & look forward to another son working on his award. I have learned how to lead music in the woman's meeting. What a blessing in my life as I search the hymns and hear the spirit thru music. One time in my life involved "sewing circle". This came when I was in the thick of raising small children. I was often overwhelmed & forgot to enjoy the journey of each day. Then one day a sister in my congregation picked me up, took me to buy a cross-stitch pattern. She then took me to another sister's house where they taught me to slow down & enjoy visiting while being creative. This became a weekly get together where we worked on our projects. More than projects were completed. Lifetime friendships were made as we were strengthened & supported each other. We learned to laugh along our journey of being busy moms trying to keep it all together. As a family we also learned to create righteous traditions - one being getting together twice a year to listen to the prophets speak at General Conference. For at least 17 years we have teamed up with other families to enjoy a weekend of great messages, food, fun & memories with great friends. Living the Gospel is not only fun but a strength to my whole family. Outside of church meetings I enjoy working with community youth theater. This would involve our whole family as I helped manage behind the scenes, Danielle choreographed, Breck ran the spotlight, Brant and Izaak performed. Oh, and Dad would attend practices and every show! So much is learned thru working & playing together as a family. I know my life is enriched as I strive to live the gospel in everything I do. My life is blessed and I am happy.