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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I love my family. I love the performing arts. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a great family. Rosalyn is in 1st grade. She is kind and generous. Because I am naturally a little shy, she helps me reach out to others with her easy, friendly way. She recently told me that her favorite subject in school is "People." Macallister is two. He is charming. He recently told me I was pretty like Rapunzel, and that dinner was (de)"licious!" When Macallister was born, I took a break in my career to be a full-time mom. For now, I do only a little side work. I have been so happy about that decision. I love spending time with my kids. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of hard things about it too! My husband has recently returned to school. He's a little older than most graduate students, but I'm very excited for him. I have a fun life. I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree. I danced professionally in New York, France, and Salt Lake City. I taught Ballet and Modern Dance at two different universities. I love to travel. I have visited many countries, and lived in Poland and Germany.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because living the teachings of Jesus Christ makes me happy. I love obeying the commandments. Some people think obeying commandments might restrict their lives. I know that they actually give you more opportunities in life. Some of my favorite commandments are: not drinking, smoking, or using drugs-I have been so healthy, this has been crucial in my career, it also keeps my kids healthier. Another is keeping the Sabbath Day holy. I always feel guilty when I'm not being productive-I LOVE that I am commanded to have a day of rest! I love that Mormons are encouraged to get as much education as possible. Education truly opens up doors to so many opportunities in life.

How I live my faith

Living the gospel is simple, but not always easy. I pray everyday by myself and with my family. Praying is not a hard thing, but it takes commitment to pray consistently. I attend church every Sunday. Going to church is not difficult, but it requires dedication to go and participate. Since our church has no paid clergy, everyone must serve. I have done many things in church, from cleaning it, to playing the organ, to leadership positions. The best way I live my religion though, is loving my family, practicing the gospel principles in my family and neighborhood, and teaching my children right from wrong. My greatest challenge and success will be teaching my children to live and love the teachings of Jesus Christ.