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Hi I'm Veronica

I'm a mom and wife. I'm an indoor cycling instructor. I'm trying to keep a garden in the middle of the desert. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have five older brothers and no sisters. My husband has three younger sisters and no brothers. I've always felt like we were designed for each other. We both have pretty quiet personalities, the types that watch TV commercials on mute, etc. That's why it rocked our world when we had our little girl. She has enough to say for the three of us. She teaches us a lot about having many somethings to say and being lively and emphatic about everything in life. I think everyone who meets her admires her fiery spirit and as her parents, we aspire to be like her, even though she's not yet two. My husband and I have had many adventures together, but I think the one that brings us together on a daily basis is our garden. We live in Arizona, and we agree that there's no better feeling than harvesting a fresh tomato or bell pepper for a meal, grown in the desert. Plus, homegrown produce tastes way better than what you can buy in a store. I am passionate about teaching indoor cycling. I love how much it makes me sweat. I have five wonderful older brothers, and when people hear that, they automatically assume I grew up very spoiled. And I was! I don't remember my feet touching the ground until I was three years old. There was always some big brother there to hold me. My mom always loved seeing her teen-aged boys holding a tiny bundle of ruffly dress at church. I try to find opportunities to be grateful to my Heavenly Father every day.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember the first time I felt a testimony of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was 12 years old. It was like a feeling of familiar light pouring through my body. In a world that can at times feel very dark where one could easily get lost, this feeling stood out. I'm a Mormon because of my testimony of Jesus Christ. My Savior's love can be felt in the good times and the bad. I would be lost without the relationship I have with Him.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by seeking my Heavenly Father's will and plan for my life, because I know that's how I will be truly happy. There was a time in college where I felt kind of a lull concerning my life. I wasn't very passionate about any particular class, and I wasn't dating anyone seriously. One day I decided I was going to take a semester off and join a study abroad program. I got on the computer and began the process of researching my future. In the middle of my research, I got a phone call from a guy friend asking me out to dinner. Several happy months passed, sans studying abroad, and a year later, we were happily married. I think the quote says it best, "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans." A few years passed and my husband and I graduated from college and completed internships, and I wasn't getting pregnant. I remember one night at dinner, sitting down and telling my husband that I was going to see how far I could go in my career in public relations. I had been offered a position at a firm in Salt Lake, and offered an internship in Washington D.C. After dinner, I found out I was pregnant. I was thrilled, and I began to see that the plan my Heavenly Father has for my life was far better than anything I could have envisioned. Being a mother has meant dedicating my whole self to the well-being of another person. I try to never see this calling and season in my life as being "Just a mom." I see it as a thrilling challenge and opportunity to help my daughter discover who she really is. I want her to always remember as she goes through life that she is a child of God. I live my faith by making sacrifices for the important things in life. I live my faith by trying to follow the path my Heavenly Father has laid out for me.