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Hi I'm Cari

I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm a crafter. I'm a chef. I'm a teacher. I'm a decorator. I'm a reader. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Heavenly Father blessed me to be #5 of 8 kidsborn to the most amazing parents a kid could ask for. We grew up on family prayer and scripture study, riding Big wheels as fast as we could down the hill on the next street over, playing every sport imaginable in the backyard, writing our grandparents letters every Sunday, learning how to work... Pretty much what I consider to the be ideal childhood. I got to take the knowledge that my parents instilled in me and make my own decisions. Some good. Some bad. Learned from both. I'm married to the most fabulous Power Wheels modifying, Nerf gun using, computer nerd. Pretty much the complete opposite of who I always imagined myself to be with. We have a son, our never-ending ball of energy, and a daughter, our shy but sassy gal. We live in the house I grew up in and that suits me just fine. Because this is the house in which I learned about God, my Savior, modern day prophets, the Book of Mormon, the wonders of the temple, and countless other truths that the gospel of Jesus Christ has to offer. And now it's my kids' turn.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Latter-Day Saint. My earliest memories are of my family piling into our van to go to church. During my teenage years I pretty much lived off of my parents testimonies. I had had experiences when I had definitely felt the Spirit confirm certain truths to me but, I had never SOUGHT to know the truth for myself. It wasn't until my early 20's that life pretty much forced me to get off the fence. Through a series of decisions and the consequences that followed, I finally gained my own personal relationship with my Father in Heaven. Even though I had read through the scriptures several times by that point in my life, the scriptures finally started making sense to me. When I walked into church it was because I wanted to be there, not because I was expected to be there. I'm so thankful for those years, the good and the bad. Without them I wouldn't be who I am. I still have struggles. I still have questions. The difference is that now I know where, and WHO, to go to for the answers I seek.

How I live my faith

One of the great things about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the opportunities we have to serve. I am currently serving with the youth of the church and they keep me on my toes. I remember at their age having some of the same questions they do. They keep me studying and learning.