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Hi I'm Shannon

I was raised Buddhist. I have 3 kids, a wonderful husband, a graduate degree, and I own Plum Street Prints. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I joined the church when I was 11 years-old. Having been raised in a Buddhist family, the concept of Christ and His teachings were very unfamiliar to me. However, after learning more I immediately connected to the Gospel concept of families being together forever; I know this is true! I attended BYU after high school and double-majored in advertising and English. During college I attended BYU's London Study Abroad, allowing me to study art history, art symbology, English literature and also make some of the best friends of my life. Shortly after study abroad, I married my husband in the Salt Lake Temple. He was a construction management major at BYU from California. We still have the best time together after 8 years of marriage! After college I worked as a Brand Planner for an advertising agency, while earning my master's degree at the University of Utah. While living in Salt Lake I completed two fitness goals: running a half-marathon and competing in a triathlon. Shortly after I graduated with my master's, our son was born and I quit my job to be a stay-at-home mom. The best decision I've ever made! I get to be with my kids every day. We now have 3 adorable and energetic kids. I know work from home as the owner of Plum Street Prints - an online business creating lovely prints, art, phone cases, planners, notebooks, and more. I also enjoy hobbies like playing volleyball, cooking, sewing, reading, and design. I am the luckiest wife and mom!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because there is no way this cannot be the true Restored Gospel of Christ on the earth. I have lived with and without the Gospel in my life, and I can testify with certainty of the ability of the Gospel to transform our lives through a faith in Christ. The Gospel doesn't just teach us principles to live by to be happy (though that is a huge part of it), but the Gospel teaches us that things won't always be perfect and that we can still persevere with optimism through life, knowing that we will live with our Heavenly Father, Christ, and our families again. The Lord has a plan and knows what He is doing, even if we can't see it all now. One of the most important points of Mormon Doctrine is the concept of families being together for eternity. Our relationships don't end here on earth! We can be together forever. I am also a Mormon because I know that this Gospel is the true Restored Gospel of Christ's original teachings when He was on earth, as is detailed in the Book of Mormon. The detail, exactness, and teachings of the Book of Mormon could not have been created or made up by any other source than God, and anyone who reads it and prays about it with a sincere heart will receive this confirmation from God. If you have any doubts about the Mormon faith, just try living it and praying about it for one week--I promise your life will be better and you will feel closer to God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending Church every week and serving in my volunteer calling. My specific calling is a leader to the 8-11 year-old girls. I try to help them learn about the Gospel as well as have fun and learn about life. We do exercise activities, crafts, and projects together. I also live my faith by being a mother. Raising a family is the most important thing we can do in this life. When all is said and done, our relationships will be all that matters, especially with our family! I am a young mom and still learning along the way, but try to be there for my kids and husband however I can. I also try to serve my friends and neighbors whenever possible, and try to live by the phrase: "Never suppress a generous thought." I can say with surety that living this Gospel has changed my life 100% for the better.