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Hi I'm Valerie

I am an Idahoan living in Kentucky. Doing the best I can to adjust to humidity and fried food.

About Me

I am a mother to three beautiful girls and one handsome little man. I am blessed to be married to my best friend who is the most patient, loving person I know. I love to waterski, play basketball, run, and be in the mountains. I love family bike rides and trips to the pool on hot summer days. Before I became a mother I taught junior high English. Now I spend my time proofreading my second grader's homework and correcting my children's language :) I lived my whole life in Idaho and Utah until two years ago when we moved to Kentucky for my husband's job. I've been tolerating the tornado warnings, the humidity, and the fact that my kids now talk with a little southern drawl. However, I have been LOVING the adventure, the lack of five months of winter, and the lightening bugs!

Why I am a Mormon

I've been Mormon my entire life, and I've always had a testimony of its truthfulness. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was pretty easy in Idaho and Utah where we were surrounded by members of our faith. In Kentucky it's a little (okay, a lot) different. There are very few members of the church here. While we are surrounded by amazing people, it is a whole new experience to send my kids to school knowing they are the only Mormons there. It has reminded me why we do what we do. I live my faith because it is true, not because it is the popular thing to do. I am a Mormon because I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ will lead to eternal happiness. I am a Mormon because it makes me a better person; it comforts me to know that we have a living prophet to guide us and that families can be together forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every single day. We pray as a family, we read the scriptures as a family, and we go to church as a family. We live our faith by honoring the Sabbath Day and by keeping ourselves healthy and modest. We participate in church activities and try to support the other members the best we can!