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Hi I'm Kelli

I'm a wife and mother. I sing, play piano, create, read, and enjoy time with my family. I love the change of seasons.I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love curling up on the couch and reading a good book. I love singing and music. I studied music and earned a degree in Music Education. I love singing in choir and hope to someday join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I love to sing all music, but I love singing classical music. It is really fun to bust out those high notes! I don't enjoy housework, but I love having a tidy house, so I do it anyway. I like to sew by hand and machine. I like learning new skills. I love having time with girl friends and eating yummy food.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church so I have had a testimony of the gospel for a long time. My testimony grew little by little and was tested as a youth and young adult. The feelings I had as a youth attending church have always stayed with me and I always knew that I wanted my family to be sealed eternally in the temple. Even as a child I dreamed of marrying a wonderful man and starting a family. I always wanted to be a mom and I am so grateful for the opportunity I have now to be one. I love kissing owies and wrapping my kids up in warm towels from the dryer and snuggling with them. I love knowing that if anything happened to me, my husband, or them that we are bound together forever. Knowledge like that brings me a lot of peace in a challenging world. Even though my kids are small, they have already begun asking the hard questions like, "What happens when we die? Where did we come from?" I feel so blessed to be able to tell them the answers to these questions! The gospel provides clear, simple, and peaceful answers to these questions. I know that I may not know all the answers but I believe through modern and personal revelation, I can receive them if I ask with a sincere heart. I want to raise my kids with good standards and high moral values. The church provides a community to help me do that. I also love the influence that I can have on other children that are not my own by serving in the church.

How I live my faith

I sing in church and in the ward choir. I attend community/ward events and help in their planning. I bring meals to sick friends, those who have just had a baby, or suffered a loss in their family. I have fulfilled many callings in different capacities in the church. After suffering the sudden loss of my father several years ago, I was impressed by how much love and support the ward offered me and my family. They helped us make funeral arrangements and plan the program. They also provided lunch after the services for our family. I have offered similar services many times before, but I really began to appreciate those simple services a lot more since. I learned that when someone has suffered a loss, it doesn't do much good to say, "Call me if you need anything." Instead, now I just jump right in and say, "I'll sing or lead the music at the services or I can create a memorial video for your loved one." Being a member of this church provides many opportunities to jump right in and serve. More importantly, for me though, some of the most memorable lessons in my life have been when I have allowed others to serve me in times of need. I try my hardest not to judge others. I'm a firm believer that you get what you look for in life and I try to stay as optimistic as possible. I get to know my neighbors and try to meet new friends were ever I go. I always have a prayer in my heart...like an open communication with Heavenly Father all day long. "Please bless me with patience. Please keep me safe. Please guide me home safely. Thank you for these beautiful children..." My life motto is...Bloom where you are planted.