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Hi I'm Jenni

I moved 27 times before my 18th birthday. I love being a wife, a mom, a sister, a neighbor, a friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up all over Southern Alberta, Eastern Oregon and Idaho. My hard-working, and amazingly optimistic father took our family wherever the jobs led him, and to my curious spirit it was such an adventure! When I graduated from high school, I met my amazing sweetheart and was married at the ripe old age of 19, so you might say my life has been my education. Twenty-five years, 6 kids, 3 states (west, midwest & east), and 13 additional moves later, I am blessed to have met some amazing people and seen some of God's beautiful earth. I have jumped out of an airplane, walked on fire, became scuba certified, paraglided over Sun Valley, Idaho and Zermatt, Switzerland, flown a plane, spoken at a large dental conference and visited almost every continent in the world. I somehow fit in having 1 daughter (she's the oldest and just got married!) and 5 boys, including a set of identical twins. My family means the world to me, and I love spending time with them, and having fun experiences with them. In my spare time I love to listen to books while I organize stuff or fold laundry, and walk on my treadmill while I look at house plans (because really, who has spare time??). Oh, and I like to write in rhyme, like almost all the time!

Why I am a Mormon

It's simple. I love Christ. I love my Heavenly Father. I love the Holy Ghost. I am a Mormon because through the principles and doctrines of this gospel, I have come to know and trust them, no matter what. Yes there are hard times... REALLY HARD TIMES! Agency is an incredible and precious gift given to us by our Heavenly Father, and sometimes the choices that are made hurt me and my family, but I have also witnessed God's mercy, love and miracles in helping us find strength to face life's challenges. He is there when we feel alone. He loves us when we feel unloveable. He builds bridges for us that we may not even see until we cross over. I recognize my Heavenly Father's hand in the details of my life, and I know He is there--reaching out to us every moment, even when it seems our prayers are bouncing off the ceiling. Being a Mormon has made me who I am, and helped me remember who I've always been...a daughter of God.

How I live my faith

It seems like I've always known my Savior. I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and from an early age I have loved Him. As a young teenager I questioned, and wondered, but when I was 14 I had a special experience with the Book of Mormon. I was reading it for the first time. I don't remember what part I was reading but I remember kneeling by my bed one night and asking my Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon was true. I had such a beautiful peaceful feeling come over me--a palpable warmth that pierced my heart and gave me such a loving, eternal perspective for a few moments...like I loved everyone and everything. I laid down with tears in my eyes, feeling grateful for my Savior and for His love. I have never doubted God's love for us since that night. Throughout my life, I have had the blessing of serving in the church in many capacities. I've taught Sunday School, Primary, and our church's women's organization, the Relief Society. I've even been asked to serve as a church missionary and as a choir director. Each opportunity to serve has broadened my perspective on my Savior and His love. And now I know that the purpose of my life is to be God's love shared with each soul I can reach, including myself. I live my faith by remembering to smile at strangers, giving of my time and money to the poor, taking treats to my neighbors, praying for those I know are struggling, and forgiving myself when I fall short, but am trying. I am just a simple soul, with a lot of love and gratitude to share with others.