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Hi I'm Melanie

I enjoy being a wife, mom and grandma. I am a full-time college student. I have lived in AK, AZ, UT & IN. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love spending time with my family! I have 4 kids at home and 3 that have married or moved away. I have 6 grandchildren, 3 of which live close by and 3 that live far away. My husband has been self-employed most of his career, and so I have gotten the chance to work with him quite a bit. I recently returned to college full-time to pursue my bachelor's degree in accounting. I am really enjoying being back in school! I like to bake, read, play the piano, play games with my family and go camping.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the way that the Gospel of Jesus Christ helps me focus on what is really important in my life. I feel happiest when I am obeying the commandments and trying to have a close relationship with my Heavenly Father. I want to be with my family forever, so that helps to motivate me to be a better mother, wife and daughter. The gospel makes sense to me and brings me peace and comfort in an unpredictable world.

How I live my faith

I currently play the piano in our women's meeting. I get nervous and don't play perfectly, but I really enjoy it. I am a den leader in Cub Scouts one evening a week. Every day I try to pray and read the scriptures. I try to teach my family by example what is right and wrong. We try to eat dinner together, pray together, and meet one evening a week to learn and have fun with each other. Sunday is my favorite day of the week. We put aside the cares of the world and spend time together as a family. Going to church renews my spirit for the week ahead and helps me to keep things in perspective.