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Hi I'm Jenny

I grew up in Utah. I'm a stay at home mom of 4 kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of 4 amazing little spirits! I love theater, music, dancing, sewing, crocheting, and reading just to name a few interests! I was in a community theater play a few Summers ago about 2 people's real life experiences as Holocaust survivors. I don't site read music super well, but I play the piano and violin a little. I have composed a few songs, some with lyrics, and some without. Some spiritual, some not. I love to sing! I studied Modern Dance in High School, and some Ballroom in HS and college. And my husband took a social dance community education class w/ me a couple of years ago. I have crocheted Christmas Stockings for our family from a pattern I got from my husband's Grandmother. She had made them for him and his brother when they were little. I also have quite a collection of Christmas music! I can't seem to get enough! I have made pieced quilts before as well as Halloween costumes for my kids, and I recently made a Sunday Dinner style apron for myself since I was the only one in my house that didn't have my own apron! Ironic, since I'm resident chef. ;) I have an associate degree that I finished when I was VERY pregnant w/ my second child, and plan on returning to college when I feel like my family can handle it! I am the 8th of 9 children, and love having come from such a big family, even though we didn't have any material wealth to speak of! I love my family & doing what I feel the Lord would want me to do with my life!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family that was fully active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When I was young and heard about others who had found the church later in life, I guess I kind of envied their conversion experiences because they seemed so instant and powerful. What I came to later realize is that I wasn't recognizing the blessings I had in being taught from so young about the truths of the gospel. Looking back I realize that my testimony came gradually, and I had a home environment where the Spirit could be with me most of the time. I took these for granted! We had our difficulties as a family, for sure! But, I didn't grow up with parents who were addicted to drugs or alcohol, or other vices that destroy homes and lives. They worked hard to do their best to raise us and tried hard to teach us the gospel! Their examples of being stalwarts in their faith, and committed in their marriage were priceless gifts to my siblings and I! I did come to a point where I knew I wanted to know for myself that the gospel was true. I didn't want to always lean on someone else's testimony. And that witness did come, as I studied the gospel! Going through the Seminary program during my 4 years in High School taught me so much about the scriptures, and opened my eyes to many truths they contain. My Young Women's leaders were also very influential in being great examples, and teaching amazing lessons about true gospel principles. Being able to go to Education Week at BYU & Girls Camp every Summer during my teenage years, and making sure I went to all of the Firesides & Youth Conferences that I could helped me to feed my spirit with things that strengthened me against all of the wayward paths and pitfalls so commonly associated with adolescence. Not that I was perfect by any means! But I didn't get entrapped into the chains that follow some people for the rest of their lives. God's Spirit has whispered to me of His truth, and following it leads to happiness!

How I live my faith

I serve the Lord by taking care of His/My children & family. The Lord has entrusted His daughters with the primary care of the little ones that come to Earth. The world has SO belittled this calling! And instead of giving women the praise and support they need to help them feel successful at being stay-at-home Moms, this role has been diminished, degraded, and demeaned. It's sad to me that our society could be so clueless as to why this is so important. It doesn't come w/ a fat paycheck every month. It doesn't come with designer clothes, or glamorous recognition. It is a place of sacrifice and service and relative anonymity. Yet, Sociological studies show that children do better when Mom stays home. And more importantly God knows that children are better nurtured (most often) when Mom stays home, especially when she is supported in ways that help her feel like she's special and her service invaluable. And any education she has can only enhance this experience for her and her children! I feel like for me, any sacrifice we can make as a family to help me raise our children in our home is worth more than anything money can buy them! Thank heavens for a husband that is so supportive of me in this w/o being oppressive! He sacrifices much as well to make this possible, especially since he's a teacher by profession! I also work as a counselor in the Young Women's presidency at our local church. As a Presidency we are over all of the girls ages 12-18 in our Branch. We prepare weekly lessons, help coordinate weeknight activities, and try to help each of them develop a testimony of Jesus Christ, and their worth as a daughter of God! I have also previously worked in Primary (ages 3-11) and Nursery (18 mo. - 3 yrs.) performing responsibilities ranging from teaching and leadership to being a music chorister. I've also had callings in Relief Society, and currently serve as a visiting teacher.