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Hi I'm Carrie

I am a wife and mother. I love to cook and eat my husband's cooking. I am a singer, a Polynesian dancer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a former performer that always dreamed of being a wife and mother. I found the perfect man for me and we have 4 awesome kids. At times I miss performing but I wouldn't give up my family for anything! I still put on some rousing concerts while washing dishes and now that my children are a little older, they don't even cover their ears and tell me I'm too loud! I also grew up Polynesian dancing with my family. That made me pretty special growing up in Georgia. Not a bunch of us hula dancers down south! I have a B.F.A in music, dance, and theatre, am a voice coach, conduct musical theater workshops at local high schools, and I run an elementary school show choir. I love to play games with my family, cook with my husband, and spend my nights cuddled up to him watching the latest BBC period dramas.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was raised Southern Baptist and went to Catholic school and my father was raised Jewish. I had plenty of opportunities to learn about other religions. I remember asking my mom one day when I was in the fourth grade, "How do we know our church really is the right church? There are good southern people that feel the same about their church. What makes ours different?" She told me the same thing that I have now told my children, "You can ask Heavenly Father for yourself." I took her advice and prayed and received an answer that I did belong to the true Church of Jesus Christ. I had many circumstances in high school where I had to defend my religion and my beliefs both to fellow classmates as well as to teachers. I was truly grateful that my mother had taught me at such a young age to gain a testimony for myself. I knew the church was true and there wasn't anyone that could convince me otherwise. As I have had more experiences mold me through life I am continually grateful for the knowledge of the gospel. I am grateful for the peace, faith and hope it brings me daily. I have hope because I know I have a loving Father in Heaven who loves me and knows me personally. I know He will lead me and my family as we put our trust and faith in Him. With that knowledge I know He will lead me through anything. That doesn't mean it isn't hard sometimes but I have hope that things will be okay. Because of my testimony I have a bigger picture, a broader perspective, and I could not imagine living without that.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by giving the best I can give to serving any way I can. I feel it my greatest responsibility to raise and teach my children so that they can grow and be positive influences in their families and communities. I live my life grateful for the talents and abilities I have been given and try to use those talents to bless others. My parents were such great examples to me for going the extra mile, doing more than the minimum and working harder than I think I can. We used to tease my dad that if he was asked to just hand out programs at church that they would be the best programs and that he would see to it that there was one for every person and that he would personally deliver each one! Whatever my parents have been asked to do they have given it their all. I am grateful that my husband had a similar upbringing and we in turn are teaching our children the same.