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Hi I'm Krystal.

I'm a certified teacher, amateur musician, book-lover, wife, and mother to two great kids. I love my life, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I did what a lot of people do: graduated from college, started a career, married a great guy, became a mom. Honestly, my life is good. I love learning and growing as a person. Music is important to me. I sing whenever I get a chance--ususally as loud as I can, play the piano, and I've recently learned how to play the organ. I read novels, everything from childrens literature to classics to bestsellers. One of the greatest things I've ever done was live in Brazil for 18 months as a missionary. I loved the people, the food, and the language so much. I loved teaching them what they desired to learn about our Savior, Jesus Christ. Soon after my missionary service ended, I became a 5th grade teacher. I also found a lot of satisfaction in my job. I plan to return to teaching again someday, but for now my days are mostly filled with my two wonderful children. I am surprised at how fulfilling it has been to spend so many hours playing on the carpet with my toddler or reading books with my preschooler. (Of course, I have those pull-my-hair-out days, too.) The highlight of my day is usually spending some alone-time with my handsome husband after the kids are in bed. I cherish the laughter and the quiet conversations we share.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a devoted Mormon because my religion brings me so much peace and happiness. On those days when I want to throw my hands up in the air in frustration with life's challenges, I am reminded about my eternal purpose. I know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me. I know that I am important to Him. I know that my Savior, Jesus Christ, died for me. I know where I am going and where I came from. And that makes all the difference. When my children become old enough to ask all of these questions, I will be ready with the answers that will bring them peace in a troubled world. I know that I can fall to my knees and pray earnestly to God...and I will always feel that warm and comorting feeling that only comes from heaven. I am a Mormon because I love my family and I want to be with them forever. My husband and I always talk about how it is so worthwhile to put time and attention into our marriage, because we are committed to eachother for eternity. We can never let our careers or hobbies come before our relationship. Without that knowledge of eternal families, I believe our priorities would be different.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday with my husband and children. I am so thrilled that my kids are able to go and be taught about Jesus Christ at church. I play the piano and/or organ whenever my help is needed. I love playing the church hymns and feel so calm and content when I hear or sing those lyrics. Currently I serve the other women in our neighborhood/ward area. I am actually the president of the organization for women ages 18 and older. (No, I don't get paid a penny to do this, but I love it!) I try my hardest to know each sister's name and needs. With my presidency's help, we organize, teach and oversee our Sunday meetings for the women. We also plan occassional activities for the women. Lots of the ladies in our area have been interested in learning new things (winterizing their sprinklers, drafting a living will, swapping free date ideas--you name it!) We utilize all of the sisters in this area to share their talents and teach each other. We also try to give each sister an assignment to be a visiting teacher. Visiting teachers are assigned to usually two other women that they visit, strengthen spiritually, and serve during times of need. I have been amazed at the great women I know who take a meal to somebody who is sick even when their own schedule is very busy. The women I serve offer so much service to those around them. This gospel has helped me grow and stretch way out of my own comfort zones. I have learned so much by serving in the church. My family always comes first, but I firmly believe that living the gospel as a family and teaching the gospel to our children through family prayer and family scripture study makes us better and strengthens our love for each other.