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Hi I'm Dionni

I grew up in California and Idaho. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I play and teach violin and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was born in Los Angeles, California, raised in Boise, Idaho, and schooled and married in Provo, Utah. My husband’s job has since moved us to the suburbs of Houston, Texas and the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Western Washington where we currently reside. We have 3 beautiful daughters, ages 20, 16, and 6. I grew up loving the great outdoors. Camping, hiking in the local forestlands, and gardening (but not weeding!!) are favorite activities. I also enjoy playing the violin in the local community orchestra, teaching violin lessons, researching my family history, DIY home improvement projects, and playing games. Being actively involved in the education of my children is also very important. Traveling has become a family tradition we love to participate in together. We try to visit as many Historical Sites and National Parks as we can. Of course, we throw in theme parks and water parks whenever possible. And we visit our families in California, Utah, and Idaho often. Our vehicles have a lot of miles on them! We have the goal to visit all 50 states. We have been to 37 so far. Traveling is fun and a great and educational way to spend time together!

Why I am a Mormon

The teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints answer all my questions about who I am, where I lived before being born on earth, and where I will go after I die. This knowledge brings peace, certainty, and joy into my life. My children also have confidence because they understand that their Heavenly loves them, unconditionally. The opportunity to associate at least weekly with others seeking to align their lives with the teachings of Jesus Christ strengthens me and my family. Service opportunities come freely in the church. I have grown in ways I would never have believed possible because I have had the privilege of loving others, teaching the gospel, and serving others however I can. I also choose to be Mormon to honor my ancestors who helped pave the way for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to be established and to grow. The testimonies they bore in their journals and in the qualities of their lives bear witness to the truthfulness of the gospel, and to the power of the Priesthood that was restored when Jesus Christ’s church was restored through the young prophet, Joseph Smith. The church is true. I love having a living prophet on the earth. I am grateful for my testimony of these things.

How I live my faith

In our family, we gather together to discuss true principles and moral values, and to sing hymns and pray together. Our bonds are strengthened by these important moments together. Our children know what we, and their Father in Heaven expect of them. We try to help each other along the gospel path. Currently, I teach the gospel to the 12 and 13 year old girls at church each Sunday. I also participate with them one evening each week in activities that help them understand they are beloved daughters of their Heavenly Father with spiritual gifts and talents to discover and share. In past service in the church, I have shared my faith by directing the local church choir, teaching gospel principles in the women’s organization, and teaching music and gospel lessons to the children aged 3-11. The most satisfying service I have experienced came by helping the Bishop to administer the church’s welfare program. Working with families in our congregation who were in need of temporal assistance and helping them meet those needs was a humbling experience. Learning to love others is a great personal blessing that has come through living my beliefs and sharing them with others. The most significant way I live my faith, however, is by honoring motherhood. It is a daunting responsibility and privilege bestowed upon me by our patient, loving, Heavenly Father. My effort to be a righteous wife and mother is the hardest work I will ever do. It is also the most important work I will ever do. I try, and fail, and try again, but I feel the Lord’s presence as I try to bring these precious souls, entrusted to me, to a knowledge of God and the Savior, Jesus Christ. The gospel of Jesus Christ is true. It’s fulness can be found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I witness of the divinity of Jesus Christ, of the blessing of living Prophets on the earth today, and of the truthfulness of “The Book of Mormon.”