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Hi I'm Susan

I'm a mom of two. I love music, books, the outdoors, and being with my family. I'm a mormon.

About Me

Growing up in Utah, I spent my childhood and teenage years playing sports, working hard in school, and spending time with friends and family. I have always had a great love for music; combined with a constant desire to try new things, I learned to play several instruments, and although I don't claim to have a great voice, I enjoy singing as well. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Literary Studies and love to read when I can find the time! I am now married to a wonderful man and have a sweet, energetic 2-year-old boy and a beautiful 2-month-old girl. My days are filled with typical 'Mom activities'--playing games, changing diapers, feeding (I like to call myself 'the negotiator' when it comes to getting my toddler to eat!), cleaning, kissing 'boo-boos', wiping tears, laughing, and simply enjoying my family. When I have some time to myself (a.k.a. naptime), you can find me reading, trying a new craft or project, blogging, or just relaxing. My husband is a traveling Physical therapist, so we have moved quite a few times in the past few years. We have enjoyed seeing new places and meeting new people, and are looking forward to settling down in the near future!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an active LDS family, so the Church has always been an integrate part of my life. Although it is safe to say that I relied on the faith of my parents and church leaders in my early childhood, as I grew older I was taught and came to realize the importance of gaining my own testimony of Christ's restored gospel. To say I am a Mormon simply because I believe the teachings of my Church are true would be a fair and correct statement. However, there are many other reasons--too many to count--why I choose to belong to and actively participate in my religion. I believe that my life has been immeasurably enriched and blessed because of my membership in the LDS church. Its positive influence is reflected in my relationship with my husband, children, parents, siblings, friends, and most importantly, with God.

How I live my faith

I make church attendance for myself and my family a top priority, and try to remain an active and contributing member of my ward congregation. In the past I have accepted callings to organize the music for church meetings, work with and teach children, youth, and women in my ward, and am currently assisting other sisters to plan monthly and quarterly enrichment activities. To practice my religion only on Sundays was not how I was raised, and has never made much sense to me. I try to incorporate my faith into every aspect of my life. Though I am far from perfect, it is important to me to make a constant effort to emulate the Savior and to be a positive example for my children and loved ones.