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Hi I'm Annie

I'm a mother of 3 who follows my military husband across the country. I love to dance, run, and bake! I'm a mormon.

About Me

I grew up taking ballet, jazz, and modern dance classes. In college I graduated with a degree in Biology Education and a Dance Minor. Though I love teaching science, dance will always be my first love. I'm now able to share that love with others as a dance teacher when I'm settled down in a place long enough to keep a position. As a military spouse I've lived in 6 different cities in the past 5 years. Moving so much means constantly having to make new friends but has also allowed us to experience new places and cultures. Along with our three children, my husband and I enjoy exploring the sights and food of each new place to which we have moved. I feel lucky to call myself a homemaker even on days when I'm running on little sleep, the laundry is overflowing from its basket, I've burned dinner, and the baby has just spit all over my clothes. Someday I hope to take my experiences raising and learning to understand children to become a children's author. But first, I'd better tackle that laundry.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that Christ is my Savior. I know that it is only through his atonement I can be saved. I am grateful for the Book of Mormon which teaches me more about the Savior, His character, life, and purpose. I want to be more like my Savior. Through studying the Book of Mormon and the Bible I strive to learn about Him so that I can fulfill that goal. I'm grateful for a modern prophet. I believe that Thomas S. Monson is both called of God and has the authority to lead Christ's church in our day. By listening to the teachings of the prophet I feel I can be inspired as to what God would have me do and how I can be a better person. By living my life according to the teachings of Christ I have only found happiness. I've watched close friends, who were also raised as I was, make choices that didn't align with the teachings of the Savior. I've seen how because of those choices they have experienced hardship, dissapointment, and sadness. I want to stay on the path that gives me such happiness and peace. I would wish the happiness and peace I feel being a Mormon for others as well.

How I live my faith

As a member of the church I've been asked to help in several different ways. I've taught young teenage girls and participated with them in weekly activities such as service projects and crafts. I've also taught very entertaining toddler and pre-school age children. Currently, I play the piano in church on Sunday for the children. I love playing for them because it gives me a chance to practice a skill that is a little rusty on an audience that is very forgiving. Aside from teaching or playing the piano in Church I feel I live my faith by being a mother who strives to teach her children good values and morals.