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Hi I'm Kristi

I'm a happy wife with our first baby on the way. I work as an Educational Counselor and I am a Mormon.

About Me

First and for most I am a new wife. My husband and I were married July of 2011. My marriage has been the most epic experience of my life thus far. We are now expecting our first child. We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome her into our family. I am also an Educational Counselor and I work for the State Office of Education. After obtaining my Masters Degree, I worked as a High School and Middle School Counselor and Girls Basketball Coach. I since have moved to the State Office as well as represent School Counselors in the State as the Middle School Vice President Elect for our organization. I enjoy doing research, writing journal articles, presenting new information, motivating and uplifting both students and counselors and trying my best to better education. I enjoy movies, reading, traveling, being outdoors, and any kind of sports. I also love to cook and try new recipes. I enjoy entertaining people at our home with fun themed foods. I also recently have tried my thumb at a garden but am not sure my thumb is green yet. My husband and I especially enjoy snowshoeing, camping and "exploring" the outdoors. We are animal lovers and think hikes are so much better if you can bring your dogs with you! On slower paced days we enjoy playing games: Sequence, the wii and just about any card game.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have come to find out in my heart and in my mind that God knows me, loves me and has a plan for me. This plan has manifested itself to me by coming to know for myself that God has restored his church and his power to the earth. He gives us counsel through righteous leaders, wisdom through prophetic teachings found within the Bible and the Book of Mormon and most importantly to me, he has given us The Comforter/The Spirit to confirm truth to us individually. The family in which I was raised in gave me many opportunities to seek out truth for myself. My family on my Fathers side are Mormons. My Mothers family is traditonally Catholic. My immediate family varies in religious/spiritual beliefs. I am the second to youngest child in a family of six children. Being exposed to various life styles, religious avenues and traditions I found myself very interested in finding out spiritual truth at a young age. The truth I found through the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been an anchor to me in times of dispair and illness and has been the motivating factor to me in my life to improve daily.

How I live my faith

I believe that faith leads a people to act upon what they feel in their heart to be true. As a mormon my joy has been ignited by the opportunities I have had to live my beliefs. In a diverse family and being amongst many friends who do not share my same beliefs, I have found joy in wonderful conversation, uniting charitable organizations and finding common ground through good works and integrity. Although I love to participate in my community, county and state I have come to find that by serving within the restored gospel I am following in a plan that God has personally designed for me. I have had the privledge to serve in many different capacities amongst the children, women and the youth in my various congregations. I currently serve with my husband in teaching the youth of our area and we love every minute of it! Some of the most important life lessons I have learned have come through serving a full-time mission, in which I left my home, activities and education and sought out full-time service in an area of the world that I was not familiar with. As I returned home after 18 months of this service I felt renewed in my dedication to continue on the path of spiritual service and speant the next three years preparing other young adults to also have the incredible opportunity to serve a full-time mission. Through this kind of service I have felt joy and direction in my own life. Gospel Blessings have come to me through new friendships, strengthening of my virtue and my values and has ultimately set me on a path that feels right, true and solid. I can see how the gospel shines through each aspect of my life and I am grateful for the direction it gives me, the joy and happiness that has sustained me and the eternal principles it gives me to motivate me each day to try to be my best self.

Who are the Mormons?

Mormons or the term Mormons is actually a nickname for people who belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The nickname comes from the belief in the Book of Mormon. Mormons recieve their doctrine from both the Book of Mormon and the King James Version of the Bible. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/Mormons are members of a world-wide church which was organized in 1830. Though it was organized in 1830, Mormons believe that was when their church was restored, meaning brought back. Mormons believe that their organization is the same church that Christ himself established when he was here on the earth. Between the death of Christ and his Apostles it is believed that the Authority, or right to act in Gods name, was lost and that a restoration of that authority needed to take place. This took place when the church was organized in 1830. Show more Show less