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Hi I'm Tina

I'm a Mom of 6, I live on an apple orchard in Washington state, I cheer wildly for the OU Sooners and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my husband and six children. I love the outdoors, running, hiking, riding 4 wheelers with my husband and biking (not competitively just taking a normal bike and riding down the dirt road like my Grandma did all her life). I love to play tennis and basketball( with people shorter than me- so the 5 ft. 3 and under crowd.) I love to watch the OU Sooners play football. I love summer and fall. I love Halloween and dressing up as a witch and scaring trick or treaters in good fun. I love seeing random of acts of kindness. I love little children, they remind me of all that is good in the world. I love to dance in the car or while making dinner and see my children's expressions of utter horror and dis-ownment on their faces. I love Sunday evenings and FHE playing games with my family and eating treats and hanging out. I love a hard work out that causes a good drenching sweat. (that's gross huh?- but it makes me feel totally pumped up.) No body says totally pumped up anymore do they? I love Mondays when they aren't holidays because I will get an email from my missionary son serving in Georgia! What I don't love... I don't love that my Dad is no longer here, he died of cancer almost 2 years ago. I still miss him. I don't love that lightning bugs don't live in Washington. I don't love that chocolate is fattening. I don't love being gluten intolerant... I miss homemade bread like no other. I don't love people making bad choices and hurting themselves and others.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I Mormon... I think it began because I was born into a Mormon family. But then like anyone, you come to this point where you want to know if this is true for yourself. What I came to find out for myself is that God is in this work. I feel His Spirit here. I have had prayers answered. I have witnessed miracles, I have felt the power of the priesthood. I have come to know God. I feel like all the commandments, ordinances, covenants I make get me closer to Him, that's what I want more than anything is to have more of Him in my life. I am happiest when I living with the spirit. Almost every night, when I say my prayers I ask... Have I felt the Spirit in my life today? And if I review the day, I can remember when I felt prompted to do something or I felt peace and goodness and it's a little litmus test for me to know that I am on the right track. But some days, I'm just too busy. I'm too tired with too much to do and forget why I am here. I think many in the world are on the same track- too busy, too tired, too distracted with the things of this world and forget why we are here. We are here to learn, to be tested, to return. The Lord wants us back. He wants to give us all that we can receive. So we have to learn. Learn how to be like Him. And what is He? Love. We have to become that before we can inherit all that He wants to give us. When all of our actions are based on love for the Lord and love for others, we'll be getting the Big picture and becoming truly as He is. I'm a Mormon, but more importantly I want to be known as a follower of Christ. Christ shows the way back. He came, He loved, he fulfilled his mission by showing us how to return back. If we can just follow his example... we'll find our way back and the way of true happiness.

How I live my faith

I hope I live my faith by how I treat people. I hope that my actions resemble the Savior's. I know I fall short, but I'm working on it. I watched this episode recently on "What Would You Do?" And this older gentleman resembled the Savior so much in his actions. He was so calm and compassionate and tender that he was moved to tears when he saw the mistreatment of a homeless man, I saw the Savior in his countenance. I want to be like that. That I don't have to tell people what I believe, they can see it by my actions. I serve in my ward as the Primary President, that means I oversee the children age 18 months to 11 years old. I love it. I love children. I want them to know Heavenly Father and Jesus and their love for them. I want them to understand about the Savior's atonement and their plan for us to return back to them. I want them to know that they can pray and Heavenly Father will hear their prayers and help them. I want for them to be able to recognize the Holy Ghost in their lives and act on those promptings to keep them safe and help others and receive guidance in their lives. I want for them to be happy and that comes from making good choices.