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Hi I'm Liz

I'm a wife and mother of five great kids. I enjoy being with my family, playing guitar, winning at Scrabble, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've officially hit middle age--most of the time I have to put on my readers in order to thread a needle or read when I'm tired. I also have a desire to own and drive a Mustang convertible. When did this happen? Well, with the car, that desire has always been there. I have a great family and really enjoy being with my husband and 5 kids. We laugh a lot, and love to go on road trips together. My 3 oldest are in college and I miss them! We always have had family night every Monday and usually play games together on Sunday evening. My family means everything to me and when people ask what I want to be when I grow up, I always answer--a grandma. I love trying new things. My latest endeavor is learning to play the guitar. It's a lot of practice time and I have sore fingers but I love it. I also love to work in the yard and try different plants. Currently I'm growing a lemon tree, a grapefruit tree, and a pomegranate tree. I went back to work a few years ago and was able to find a job where I can work from home on most days. Sometimes it's hard to balance my time but I take it one day at a time. I'm thinking of going back to school to improve my career possibilities--we'll see if I can find time for that. I love life and love all the adventures that it brings!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents that had always been faithful members of the church. I grew up going to church every Sunday and learning about Heavenly Father's plan. I've grown up with the knowledge that he knows me and loves me and cares about me. I grew up praying and reading scriptures on a regular basis. There was a time that I had to find out for myself if the gospel was true--I couldn't rely on my parent's beliefs forever. I did a lot of soul searching and praying and received that warm reassurance that Heavenly Father wanted me to live my life in such a way that I could return to live with Him and the only way to do that was by being a member of His church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the church that Jesus Christ established on the earth. He loves us and has provided a way for us to return to Him. By following the examples of Jesus Christ, church leaders, and other members of the church, I have a happy life here with my family and can be with them forever.

How I live my faith

Jesus Christ has given us the perfect example of how to live our lives. He loved everyone, prayed for others, took the time to help and heal and comfort. His is the example I try to follow. I go to church every Sunday, read my scriptures, pray regularly, and look for opportunities to help and serve others. At church there are many opportunities to serve each other. Recently I worked as a Cub Scout leader and taught the boys things like how to tie a bowline, how to keep a budget for two weeks, how to find out who your ancestors are and why we have good manners. Currently I teach our women's group once a month in our Sunday meeting. As I prepare my lessons, I think of who might be in class and what they might need to hear. I pray that I might be able to say what Heavenly Father would want me to. As a mother, I feel that my greatest responsibility is to make sure my kids are learning about Jesus and following His example as well. I help them understand the importance of praying and listening for the answer to a prayer. We talk a lot about making decisions and the consequences of our choices. We read scriptures together in the evening and discuss the things that we are learning together. I help them look for opportunities to serve others. We make cookies together and talk about who we can take a plate of them to. We talk about what they learn at church. I encourage good friendships. I can honestly say that my kids were born good, but even the best of kids can get lost in the dark without someone showing them the way. I hope that they learn to look to the light of Christ. I love living the gospel of Jesus Christ. It gives my life direction and purpose.