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Hi I'm Heather

I am a fitness guru, photographer, baker, expert stain remover, and mother to three rowdy boys. I'm a mormon.

About Me

"What would you like to be when you grow up?" At age 10 I raised my hand and proclaimed, "A mother!" From a young age this was my deep rooted dream. I am blessed to live that dream. I teach my three exceptionally rowdy boys daily. I spend my time re rolling toilet paper rolls, searching for lego mans green backpack, wiping pen off the couch, fishing cars out of the toilet, etc. I can confidently proclaim it is the hardest thing I have ever done. I can also say it is the richest ground I have ever planted myself in. These curious boys are the window to seeing myself as I really am. Some days for the good and some days for the bad. There is something so indescribably delightful about being a mother. Watching this tender precious infant grow into a capable young 7 year old who wants to cook his own breakfast and can now read chapter books. Watching my baby learn to use a spoon, cheering for my 4 year old when we take his training wheels off and he rides free as a bird, and healing the deepest hurts with a kiss. It is remarkable and miraculous the way a child grows steady and strong so naturally. Are there hard days? Of course! It's those days that lead you to let your baby suck on a pickle. . . it seems to take care of most problems.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because it makes my day to day incredibly fulfilling. I know why I am here. I know where I am going. And that just makes me me happy. I feel grounded and cared for. I feel like I have a grand purpose and capabilities I haven't even discovered yet. I feel like hard times will come but I will be given strength to overcome and learn to be better through them. I don't feel afraid. I am just glad to be alive.

How I live my faith

I love to live my faith by serving both in the community and in the church. Last April we had the great joy and privilege of organizing a humanitarian relief project for those affected by the tsunami in Japan. My then 6 year old inspired the project by asking me, "What can we do to help them?" Those sweet heartfelt words whirled us into action. Hundreds of items were donated to our cause and with the help of many community members and church members we earned thousands of dollars. Just last week my son asked me, "Do you think that helped those people mom?"

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

It's simple in my mind. If I have a big gooey chocolate cake I shouldn't hide in my closet and consume the entire thing. That's just selfish. If you have something delicious it is so fun to share it and watch others enjoy it as much as you do. Yes. I did just relate the church to cake. It's a perfect relation. Unless you allergic to cake, that foils my parable. Show more Show less