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Hi I'm Marni

I live in sunny Arizona. I'm a wife, mom and teacher and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Utah where my parents provided an ideal home life for me, my five siblings and numberous foster-children and foreign exchange students. Our home was filled with love, work, laughter and faith. I met my husband in college and assumed we would raise our family the same way my parents had raised me.....Buying a house, putting down roots in a small town and staying put! Boy, was I was wrong! Shortly after our wedding we moved to Arizona where I completed my degree in Special Education. After graduation, we became pros at packing as we moved 13 times with my husband's job! We lived in Utah (again), Texas, Louisiana, and finally ended up back in Arizona! With all the changes life brings, I am increasingly appreciative for the unchanging gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm also grateful to know that wherever we live, we have an instant circle of friends who share our values. I am now a stay-at-home mom after several years of teaching special edcuation. I love cooking, running, hiking, reading, decorating, traveling and doing yard work (when it's cooler than 100 degrees:)

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church and come from a long line of Mormons. Truthfully, that is why I WAS a Mormon as a child. But as I have grown older, I have STAYED a Mormon because I know that the principles of the gospel are the surest way to lead a peaceful, purposeful and happy life.

How I live my faith

At home, I live my faith by praying with my husband and children and learning all that we can from the scriptures. I've often heard people say that there is no instruction manual for raising kids, and while that is true, I often refer to "The Proclamation on the Family" when I need insight on being a better mom. At church I live my faith by working with the youth in our church. I'm so lucky to teach and mentor the young women (ages 12-18) in our ward. One of those young women happens to be my daughter, so I have an even greater desire to teach these amazing girls to set and accomplish worthwhile goals. In the community I serve as a volunteer in my kids' schools and enjoy helping with various service projects. There is always someone, somewhere in need of help!