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Hi I'm Carrie

I grew up in Blanding, Utah. I am a member of the Navajo tribe. I am a wife and a mother of four. I am a teacher and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My hobbies are reading, cooking, and spending time with my family. I have a Masters in Education and have been teaching for 10 years. I teach high school U.S. History in Mesa, Az. My children are my world. I have two boys and two girls ranging in age from 10-14. I am also a Northern Traditional dancer in the Pow-wow circuits. I have traveled all over the United States and Canada participating in the pow-wows with my sisters. I have a wonderful husband who is also my best friend. The music I listen to ranges from classical Bach to Jack Johnson to Johnny Cash to contemporary pop.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert, however my "other" mother Margaret said "You were always Mormon." I guess in a way I was. I call her my other mother because when I was little my father died in a car accident and Margaret took care of my sister and me during the time my mother was grieving. Margaret and her husband Gordon took us to church with her when I was only 3. I learned all of the primary songs and read most of the Book of Mormon by the time I was 16. However I feel away from attending church when I was a teenager. I started to attend the Episcopal church with my mom and my first husband. However I always felt that the Mormon church was my home. After my divorce from my first husband, my children and I lived in Cedar City, where I met my best friend Shane, who would then become my second husband. He was a member of the church, but he was inactive. When we moved to Phoenix, i encouraged him to go to church, and we began to attend our ward. We then were married two years ago and I was FINALLY baptized in the church. It was a long time coming. It was a very happy day for me. Now all of my children are baptized in the church and I can officially say I am Mormon.

How I live my faith

I haven't really been involved to much with my calling as a member of the Relief Society Activity Committee, but my daughters are very active in their own groups.