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Hi I'm Stephanie

I'm a mother of 6 children. I love going on dates with my husband, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California in an LDS family. I served a mission for the LDS church in Viña del Mar, Chile. I lived there for 18 months. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. After my mission I moved to Utah. A year later I met and dated my husband and about a year later we were married in the Oakland temple. I did't go the traditional college thing. I went to a trade school where I studied to become a Master Esthetician. I really enjoyed that a lot. I worked for a couple of years before we started a family. I always wanted a big family with a lot of children. Thank goodness so did my husband Dan. We were married in September of 2000. In November 2003 we had a little boy. 20 months later in August 2005 we were blessed with a set of twin boys. 2 1/2 years later February 2008 we were blessed with another set of twin boys. And in September of 2011 we had a baby girl. These past 8 years have sure been busy ones, but also ones I would NEVER change! There are many days where I'm worn out or my patience is very thin, but there is truly NO where else I'd rather be than here, being a mother. My husband and I love to go to the movies. And we also love to find new delicious restaurants. We also love sports. I love to play volleyball. My family still lives in California, thank goodness, that way I can make it to the beach at least once a year! Family means everything to me! I love my Family! I am grateful for them and how they teach me everyday!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon first of all because I was born into a Mormon family. I was taught these truths as a child. I never doubted that the church was true or any of the doctrine, really. When I was in High School it was very dear to my heart that I was different. I loved being able to share the gospel with others. When I was 23 I chose to serve a mission. I was just thrilled that I was called to Chile. I have a great LOVE for the people there. I was a honor to serve my Heavenly Father for 18 months and wear the name of the Savior over my heart. I love this gospel. I am so grateful for it. For the direction it gives me in my life. It teaches me every day to be a better person. To strive for the best. I'm grateful that I can also teach my children these precious truths. I love my Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ. I'm grateful that I know that there are living prophets on the earth today to lead and guide me. This knowledge gives me a lot of peace in a time where there is a lot of uncertainty in the world. I am grateful for the temple. To know that my family is MINE forever and not just "till death do us part" is one of the most important things to me. My husband and my children are mine forever!! WOW how amazing is that! I'm grateful for the Book of Mormon. The peace I find when I read the book is really hard to explain. I'm also grateful for the prophet Joseph Smith. For his desires to know and seek the truth. For his faith to choose the right. I'm grateful for my Savior. For his love for me. To die for me that I might live again. For his TRUE example. I love him. I want to follow him, I want to do what is right because of him. I want to be an example to others because of him. All I have I owe to him.

How I live my faith

I try and live my faith every day. One of the main ways is thru my example. I try to have a positive attitude. I try to be happy and see things with the "glass 1/2 full" approach. I try and teach my children about the gospel so that they can also "Live" the faith. Being LDS is not just a religion, but a way of life. To know your history. Where you came from and why we are here on the earth today. I try and be a part of the community, I also have my children involved so they can be an influence for good. I try and serve others as well. In my ward I have a responsibility to serve those around me. Not just when they are in need but also with my callings at church and in my ward. How great it is to serve others and also be served. There are so many ways people have blessed my life and so I just try so that I can in turn bless others.