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Hi I'm Emmylou

I'm a mom, a wife and a Registered Dietitian and I love chocolate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 3 amazing children. I love being married. I love to be a mom because it is such a tough job and I thrive on challenge and the pursuit to always do better. And there is lots of room for that in my life! I love to cook, especially a nutritous meal! I developed a love for nutrition when I was in high school and started to notice that what I ate affected my ability to perform as an athlete. I went to college and studied food science and human nutrition. I love being a registered dietitian. I love possessing a knowledge of not only what is good to eat but how to balance it all....how to prioritize the health issues we face. I work one day a week in a skilled nursing rehab unit. Working one to two days a week has been good for me....it has taught me to really appreciate the time I have home with my kids. But I also appreciate the blessing of having a degree and being able to stay active in the field of nutrition science which is always changing and intriguing to me. I love to run. It's a new sport for me! I played volleyball and tennis in highschool and have always enjoyd snow and water skiing. My first date with my husband was cliff jumping. We love to go white water rafting. We love being active outside and working until we drop. I like to work hard. I am a bit of a neat freak but having children has helped me to relax my expectations! I have a gift to organize things. I love to tackle a challenge and see the end result. Must be why I enjoy cooking so much!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a home with basic Christian values. We went to different churches just occasionally on the holidays. But religion was not part of our every day life. When I was 11 years old I was involved with a 4-H group and my leader was a member of the LDS church. Through my friendship with her family I decided to listen to the missionaries teachings from the church and felt I should be baptized. I attended church without my family quite often. My frienship with my 4-H leader grew into a friendship with many other members of the LDS church who happily drove me to activities and church on Sunday. Little by little my mother started to attend church with me (she had been baptized into the LDS church in her childhood but never attended) and my grandmother also. When I was 15 my father decided to also join us at church and made the committment to be baptized. My younger brother also followed and we then were sealed as an eternal family in the LDS temple around my 16th birthday. I was thrilled to be able to attend church with my entire family! Being sealed as a family here on earth allows us the opportunity to live together-forever-with our family. And not only that but by living the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ we have become better people (one small step at a time) and have strengthened our relationship as a family. I have been married to an amazing man for 13 years who has helped me strenthen my relationship with God and Jesus Christ. He is a very Christ-like person who easily forgets and forgives. We have 3 children who possess very strong personalities and bring us much joy and a focused perspective about what is really important in this life. I know God and Christ live. I know Christ paid for our sins and that He understands and loves us on a level that we can not comprehend. I am thankful for a loving Father in Heaven who allowed the gospel to be restored to the earth. I am proud to be Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am a truth seeker. I want to teach my children to seek for truth in their lives by following the example of Jesus Christ. I think it's important to ask why and how and to really figure out what is true. This applies to not only religion but to science and medicine and other areas of life. I try to teach my 3 young kids that we make daily decisions that will either lead us toward God, which leads us toward true joy, or we can make decisions that will lead us down a path that brings pain and emptiness. My husband and I try to have a family night every Monday night with our children where we sing silly songs (the kids insist on singing "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes") and church music as well. We teach from the scriptures about things pertaining to God and Jesus Christ. We teach about values such as honesty, integrity and hard work. We talk about what truths we know and what we hope our kids will learn. We beleive that the most important work we can do in this life is to raise thoughtful, respectful, truth-seeking children who follow the example of Christ. And of course we like to have a lot of fun together as a family. I currently serve as a Cub Scout Den Mother through the Boy Scouts of America. My son enjoys the activities through scouts and I enjoy knowing that we are helping young boys learn skills and values that will help them become fine young men and fathers and husbands. I take my role as a mother very seriously! It's a tough job but so rewarding and so important! I love getting to meet other moms and women in my community and do this by being active...indoors and out! Whether its the library, work, church or a sporting event I try to meet someone I don't know when I am out. I try to live my life in a way that would make God happy. I have discovered this is a recipe for happiness in my life. I have a close relationship with Him and talk to him frequently through praying, or just even when I am driving or have a quiet moment. I know He listens!