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Hi I'm Kris

I am happily married and have two beautiful children. I taught special education for seven years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Colorado and moved to Utah to attend BYU. After graduating, I taught special education for seven years. My area of expertise was working with struggling readers. For three of those seven years I worked for a university and traveled all over the state training teachers in interventions for struggling readers. I also assessed and tutored struggling readers. I became a stay at home mom after my daughter was born. I now have a daughter and a son. I still do a little bit of private tutoring out of the home. I love cooking, running, digital scrapbooking, crocheting, reading, teaching, listening to music, gardening, camping, fishing, traveling and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While growing up, I always felt a sense of peace and reassurance that what I was hearing at church was true. My parents were great examples to me. I gained my own testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel in my youth. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he restored the true church on the earth. I know that we have a living prophet today who leads and guides us through Jesus Christ. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ and that what is written is true. I know that Jesus Christ atoned for all of our sins and that He was resurrected. I am so grateful for the knowledge that I have. I know where we came from, why we are here and where we are going. There IS a purpose to this life! I am so grateful to have and KNOW the truth.

How I live my faith

I attend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints every Sunday with my family. I also try to visit one of our temples several times a year to perform important and sacred ordinances. It's always a great experience to go to the temple because it's so peaceful there. I also visit teach several women of my faith every month. Visiting teaching is a wonderful program designed for women to visit one another to offer spiritual enlightenment, friendship, help or anything else that particular woman needs at the time. It gives us an opportunity to serve one another. For example, when I had my baby, my visiting teachers brought us dinner for several nights once we got home from the hospital. It's so great to have someone I can call when I need something or just want to talk. I, too enjoy serving the women in my church and being there when they need me. Another thing that I do is help organize meetings for the women of the church in our area. These meetings are held during the week. The meetings are designed to help us with things like homemaking, parenting, self-reliance and provident living. I recently helped organize a meeting where we held classes that taught us how to garden, assemble 72 hour kits and build our own food storage. These meetings are so beneficial because we learn skills that will help our families and ourselves.