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Hi I'm Anne

I'm an army brat. I'm the mom of five boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Being an army brat gave me the chance to meet many people from different walks of life. I have always loved learning about different people's cultures and religious beliefs. In my professional life I worked for the Girl Scouts. I loved the chance that it gave me to interact with many strong wonderful women and girls. When my husband and I started our family, we decided that we wanted me to stay home with our children full time. Wouldn't you know it, I now have five boys! I love getting to teach them and learn from them too. These young spirits come to earth with their own personalities and identities. I enjoy getting to teach them how to be good strong men as they grow up, and I get to share my love for baking, music and the gospel of Jesus Christ with them. I sometimes feel like the luckiest mom in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my entire life. I have ancestors on both sides of my family that joined when the church was first formed in the early 1800's. My fifth great grandpa was tarred and feathered for being a Mormon. Many of them left comfortable happy lives to create new homes in the wilderness of Utah and Wyoming. They sacrificed so much so that I could have the Gospel of Jesus Christ today. I remember when I was 10 feeling like I wanted to gain my own testimony. I didn't want to be a Mormon just because I was brought up in the church. This didn't come all at once, but it did come. I know that Jesus is the Christ. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that the Book of Mormon contains God's word for us today. God loves us and he wants us to be happy, and just like any good parent, he has given us guidelines of things that we should and should not do, to help us become the best person that we can be. One thing that I am most grateful for is that my husband and I were married in a temple. This means that we did not say "til death do us part," but instead "for all time and throughout all eternity." My husband and my children will be mine forever and ever. What a blessing!!

How I live my faith

I love serving in my local congregation. I am the choir director. I believe that music is one of the best ways to be able to feel God's spirit and love being able to share that. I also help plan activities for our cub scouts. (shocking for a mom of boys, huh?) :0) My favorite thing that I do is I visit three women in my congregation each month in their home with a partner. We find out how they are doing, see if there is anything that we can do to serve them, and share a message about the gospel that we can apply in our lives. When I am thinking of others and helping them, I find that my own problems don't seem as bad.