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Hi I'm Kelly

I'm a busy mom of five. I can't stand to put a good book down. I like to visit foreign countries. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

One of the things that I love to do is travel. Visiting other areas of the world gives such a unique perspective on history, human nature, and the sheer size of the world in which we live. I love music (both playing and listening), viewing great art, and eating good food. I love being at home with my family - I have five awesome kids. We like to read together, play games, eat, play outdoors and watch movies. I attended two years of college, but have made lifelong learning a priority. I love to study education. I have a budding interest in politics and economics. The books I read are eclectic - varying from youth fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, biographies and Agatha Christie, to books on organizing and homemaking.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS Church because both of my parents converted not too long before they were married. Because I grew up in a small town with few members of my Church, I didn't have a lot of social support for my religious beliefs. I had to make decisions early in life about what I believed and what path I was going to follow. Sometimes those decisions made me feel so alone in the world because many of my friends made different choices, but I never regretted my decisions. I have always been grateful to have parents who made a change for good in their lives, that allowed me to be raised with a knowledge of who Jesus Christ was, and what he did for me. They taught me how to find out for myself what I believed, while creating and maintaining a wonderful family support system. Now as a mother, I rely on the Lord frequently for help with my daily responsibilities. I am grateful to know that I am not left alone to flounder my way through life. Through living prophets, scriptures, and personal revelation, I have always received answers to life's challenges.

How I live my faith

Living my faith starts at home. How I live each day sends a message to my children about what I think is most important. The areas in which I choose to spend my time tell them what I consider to be ultimately the most important. I currently serve in my church's local youth program. Knowing that these wonderful young women are watching how I live my life inspires and motivates me to be continually improving and setting a better example. I am able to work with my two older daughters in this capacity, and that has been a great experience to be able to get to know them as young women instead of children. I also find it important to support my spouse in his church service. I want my children to know that the service both of their parents give is important. Some responsibilities have more or less leadership involved, but they all have value.