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Hi I'm Sandy!

I'm a wife and mom of six kids. I enjoy volunteering in the schools and community. I'm passionate about nutrition. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a dairy farm. From the time I was young, I was out working along side my Dad, Mom, and brothers and sisters. When I was a senior in high school, my Mom found out she was expecting. I changed plans to stay close to home instead of two states away and attend a local community college so I could be around when the baby was born. That was one of the best decisions and changed my life in many ways. My brother was born with Down Syndrome and was in the hospital for months and then at home with 24-hour nursing care. I was so grateful to be able to help my parents and younger siblings while my parents tended to the needs of the baby and work. That was a very difficult time for our family but also a very special time as we helped each other and grew closer as a family. I don't believe in coincidences. I knew staying home was where I was supposed to be and there was a plan for me. I found out part of that plan, I met my sweetheart. I have been married to my wonderful husband for over 20 years and have 6 children. My family is my pride and joy. I am passionate about nutrition. I have helped my husband run our businesses in direct sales, marketing, and nutrition for 20 years. I love being able to work from home but sometimes it is a juggling act trying to balance the piles on my desk and chasing the kids to their events. I love watching my kids in their activities, volunteering in the schools & community, scrapbooking, camping, and hosting international students.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember the day I was baptized. I was so excited to be washed clean. I remember not wanted to make a mistake so I could always stay clean and pure. I am grateful that since that time I have learned that I can still be clean and pure through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I am grateful for my Savior, for his sacrifice for me. It is a marvelous blessing to have the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for me! There have been so many times in my life when I am discouraged or struggling and I kneel and pray and immediately the comfort and assurance comes that He is watching over me and that it will all work out. I don't know how I would have been able to overcome all the trials in my life without the peace that comes only through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When we started having children, we were blessed with twins first. I was young and inexperienced. They didn't come with an instruction manual! The scriptures, the words of the living prophet, and "The For the Strength of Youth" pamphlet have been our "instruction manual" as we raise our children. I am so grateful for all the church programs that support the family and help me as a mother and wife. My parents have always been such incredible examples to me of selflessness and love. I am grateful for the perfect example of the Savior. I am grateful for the restored Gospel on the earth today that teaches us to love our neighbors, to mourn and comfort those in need, to reach out to others. Our lives have been blessed more by giving service than those that have received. I cherish the memories of my kids have working, cooking, cleaning, babysitting, or weeding along side me to help someone in need. I know that families can be together forever. It is a marvelous blessing to be sealed to my family for "time and all eternity." It brings me so much comfort to know that I can be with my family forever and when we lose a loved one, it is so comforting to know they are not lost.

How I live my faith

I am just an ordinary mom, wife, sister, and friend. I am super busy and not as organized as I should be. I thrive on being busy, but sometimes put too much in my schedule. I love to do humanitarian work. I have had the opportunity to serve in humanitarian callings in the church. My favorite service is to get out in the community. A few years ago, the home of some fellow elementary school students burned to the ground. I remember getting a phone call from the school secretary asking if our church could help. I was so grateful for all the members of the church who jumped into action. Within hours and days, we had bedding, clothing, toys, money, food, and new hand-made quilts for the family. Sadly, a few years later another house burned down and the secretary called me again. It was so wonderful to see the members of the church again, jump into action to serve someone in need. I've been asked to organize many events and although I enjoy planning Christmas parties and other gatherings, my favorite activities include service. I love working side by side my family and friends to make a difference in the world. Recently, I was asked to organize a day of service at a local assisted living center. We had 86 members of the church attend. We baked treats, painted fingernails, video taped life stories, and had the youth and children perform for the residents. It was so wonderful to see the children and adults interact with the sweet elderly residents. I love to work with children and youth at church and in the community. I am on a community volunteer board that bring professional musicals and plays to the community so school kids can come and enjoy. I love seeing the children's faces light up as they walk into the big theatre, many for the first time and watch an amazing production. I am grateful for my youngest brother with Down Syndrome. He has been a blessing and inspiration to our family. He has instilled in each of us, a love for those with special needs.