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Hi I'm Ann

I'm a wife, mother of 5, die-hard francophile, food enthusiast, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Pennsylvania with my parents and 6 siblings. I studied French and education in college, worked in Switzerland for over a year, and then came back to the States to teach French. I married a university art professor who sweetly indulges my French fetish. I love to cook and sing, preferably at the same time.

Why I am a Mormon

I have found through the varying circumstances of my life that living the Gospel as contained in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brings me more happiness and hope than living ANY other way. Through my faith, I have come to know that there is purpose to our lives and that the commandments God has given us are not restrictive, but rather liberating; they keep us free from all sorts of problems such as addictions, envy, anger and regret that prevent us from achieving our potential. It is clear to me now that like any good father, our Heavenly Father loves and cares for us, wants to be involved in our lives and is actively encouraging us along the way. His greatest manifestation of love was providing us with a Savior, Jesus Christ, to perform an atonement that allows us to repent and be forgiven and get our lives back on track, whenever and however often we make mistakes and no matter their seriousness. Another thing I love about my faith is its understanding of the eternal nature of families. It is comforting for me to know that the family relationships, in which we invest so much, can extend beyond the grave.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by constantly trying to be the best person I know how to be. I recognize that my strongest influence is in the home, so I particularly focus on becoming an excellent wife and mother, although I am also involved in my neighborhood and in my church congregation.