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Hi I'm Natalie

I'm a 47 year old newly wed mother of three and stepmother of five, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My ancestors joined the Mormon church in Denmark and came to the United States in the 1850's. They crossed the plains and settled in Utah, with many other saints who were gathering near Salt Lake City at that time. My ancestors farmed, raised cattle, started businesses, and helped build the American West into what it is today. I was born and raised in Utah and am very proud of my Mormon pioneer heritage. When my first marriage ended in divorce, I was devastated. Marriage and family had always meant more than anything in the world to me and I was fearful of becoming single but I also had a very strong feeling that I would be guided in my search for a spouse. In time I met a wonderful man who was also divorced and we were married in the Provo Temple on 9/10/11. We have eight children together, and two sons in law. I received my bachelor's degree in Design from Brigham Young University and worked briefly as a buyer for a local chair of furniture stores. I enjoy using my skills today to create a beautiful home environment for my large family. I have always enjoyed making old things look new again. My parents were very frugal and taught me how to sew and refinish furniture, I have been doing both since I was a kid. I love yoga, gardening, walking our dog, and being outside. I love the beauty of the earth, I love helping people and nurturing friendships. I love life and I love my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family but wasn't truly converted until I was in my early 20's. I had made a lot of bad choices and didn't have much self esteem, until one day, in sacrament meeting, I put the sacrament in my mouth, and the reality of the Atonement made sense to me like it never had before. I was filled with the realization that Jesus Christ died for ME, and that the atonement really worked for ME. It was a precious gift given by our Savior so that I could be forgiven, washed perfectly clean, so that I could live with him again. I know that through the atonement we will all be saved, that earth life is a time for all of God's children to learn the difference between good and evil through their own experiences, by having free agency and by experiencing the consequences that come from making good and bad decisions. I am so blessed to have the gospel in my life!

How I live my faith

I enjoy going to church every Sunday to partake of the sacrament and to worship our Heavenly Father. It gives me such strength to conquer all of the challenges in my life. I enjoy working together with my husband to create a sanctuary in our home where all of our children feel loved, safe, and secure. We pray together for our children every night and hope that our Heavenly Father will bless them that they will have the experiences they need to have to make them better people. I love being a visiting teacher in my ward. My companion and I have been assigned to visit with three women in our ward each month. We take a spiritual message every time we visit and we try to create a friendship so that the women we visit will let us assist them whenever they may need help. One of the women we visit just had a baby and we took her family a meal after the baby was born and held a baby shower for her at my home. Another one of the sisters we visit just had her 80th birthday and has trouble getting out of the house so we brought lunch to her home and created a little party for her in honor of her special day.