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Hi I'm Carrie

I love my German/Swiss heritage. I love sunshine. I have a rich life as a wife, mother, & grandmother. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I have a rich, wonderful life! I am a convert to the church growing up a Catholic among Mormons in Utah. I am grateful for a family who wanted to be together forever and we all joined the church when I was a teenager. I have a rich heritage of hard-working people who instilled within me a love for all that is natural and good. I love getting my fingers dirty in the garden and harvesting fresh vegetables every summer. I love gathering fresh eggs from our chickens. I love music, but especially enjoy hearing the music of nature all around me; the birds singing, the frogs croaking, and the water babbling. I enjoy reading a good book, creating a delicious dessert and making something out of nothing. I have collected antiques and find stories written in the handiwork of my ancestors. I find complete joy in being with my six children playing, laughing and praying. I am happy being with my adorable grandchildren singing, reading and playing. My husband is handsome, full of life and has made marriage one grand adventure. We love to travel together, exercise together and talk together.

Why I am a Mormon

There is never a day that I have not been grateful for my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I grew up a Catholic girl among a city full of Mormons. I had a happy childhood filled with love and support. I had amazing opportunities to be involved in athletics, music, leadership and academics. I was supported by family, coaches and teachers who were diligent in helping me succeed. Through it all, I was most impressed by the faith of so many who were examples by word and action. I was impressed with the kindness and unconditional love that I felt and wanted to be a part of whatever it was that instilled those qualities in those around me. It became obvious that they had a special light...a unique radiance that was warm and inviting. I learned that this was the light of Christ, our Savior. I wanted that light in my life! My parents also had been impressed with the examples around them and it was a miraculous day for me when my father led the charge for our family to visit with the missionaries and find out about the Mormon church. All of my family entered the waters of baptism when I was seventeen years old and were sealed together a year later in the temple. Life has been a amazing journey since as I have married in the temple and had six beautiful children. I am most grateful for my faith; faith to know that a young man, Joseph Smith, had the courage and faith to ask a question of God as the answer unfolded the restoration of the Gospel on the earth and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. We have had living prophets on the earth since and I am grateful for continuous revelation for our day by our prophet on the earth. I have a Father in Heaven who knows me and loves me! My Savior, Jesus Christ lives and atoned for our sins! For these simple reasons and for the incredible peace and love I feel because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ....I am a Mormom!

How I live my faith

My life has been filled with happy times, sad times, and hard times...whose life hasn't? I truly believe that my faith in a loving Heavenly Father has made sense of all that has happened to me and those around me whom I love through all the times of life. There is not a perfect person with a perfect life and so we have to have a faith that can carry us through all those times and give life meaning. There are opportunities all around us to live our faith in our homes, in our neighborhoods and in our communities. Everyday I have tried to live my faith and to be a light to those around me. I love working with the youth and have taught in our church youth organizations through my life. They call me teacher, but I grow from their faith every time I am around them; they are the teachers. There is nothing like the purity of a small baby to warm my heart and give me hope in the miracle of life. I marvel at the innocence of a young child whose inquisitive nature keeps me thinking about all that is true and meaningful in life. I stand in awe at the strength and courage of a teenager who can navigate through the winding roads of this world full of faith to reach the light. I have been able to live my faith because of watching so many others live their faith.