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Hi I'm Candee

I'm a mother, wife, sister, and daughter. I'm a genealogist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with 1 sister and 7 brothers. After moving 30 minutes outside of a rural Idaho town from sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, and completing high school, I went to college. There I met my husband when we were freshmen, completed my Bachelor's and Master's of Chemistry in 5 years, got married, and started my family. I have a little girl, a little boy, and a boy on the way. I love to read, quilt, sew dresses and skirts for myself and my daughter, and cross-stitch. I am also my family's unofficial genealogist. I recently acquired my grandparent's stash of family history and pictures and enjoy going through them. My day is spent playing with my kids, participating in a preschool co-op with some friends, and relaxing by reading or sewing.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an LDS family and went to church every week. Even as a young girl, I enjoyed learning about Christ and what it meant to be a follower of Christ. As I grew, I enjoyed the lessons of how to be a happy teenager and what things Christ would like me to do and what he wouldn't want me to do. When I went to college and had to make the decision of whether or not to continue in the way of my upbringing, there was really not much to consider. I had never really been dissatisfied with what I had been learning in church. It was a comfort for me to know that wherever I was, I would be able to go to church and hear and learn the things that I had always been taught, and they would never change. I knew Christ and Heavenly Father loved me and that by doing the things that would make me think more of them and feel their love, I was doing right. My second year of college, when my schooling was getting harder and my classes were more demanding, I really took the time to study the Book of Mormon and apply the teachings and lessons into my life. I stopped reading for the sake of reading and really studied and pondered about the things that were taught in the Book of Mormon. I found in it so many truths, nuggets of joy, stories, warnings, and lessons that were applicable to my life, that I no longer had any doubts. I knew, and to this day I still know that the Book of Mormon is an inspired book of scripture and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ on the Earth today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as best as I can. No one is perfect, and I am no exception. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for all of us. I know that when I am given an opportunity to serve those in my church, and out of it, I know that it is part of Heavenly Father's plan for me. I have enjoyed many callings to serve the members of my church, from working with the boys who are Cub Scout age to the young women to the women of my church. I enjoy teaching in both religious and personal situations and helping to organize uplifting and fun activities for both the young and not so young women.