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Hi I'm Annmarie Pond

I am a homeschooling mom of six kids in the hot state of Nevada. My kids call me crazy but we have a lot of fun!

About Me

I am a homeschooling mother to six kids, ages 3-15 living in Southern Nevada. This keeps me very busy and crazy at times, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I love music, anything music, and when my daughter wanted to learn to play the violin, I decided to learn to. I didn't realize how much I would love it, but it is the highlight of my day to practice. Now most of her siblings are learning a stringed instrument too. I have participated in several sprint triathlons and love biking and swimming, but not so much the running, which is amazing that I did my first Ragnar last November and loved it. Planing to do it again. I live in the desert but wish is was green. I am always trying to make it green, but have yet to succeed. Maybe someday. I love anything outdoors, when it's not 105, like hiking, biking, camping and swimming. When it's too hot to be outside, I love to read.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of the church and my testimony has grown slowly through the years. There was not one gigantic magic moment when I knew the church was true, or that the Book of Mormon was true but lots of little ones. Little moments like seeing the Prophet stand to talk in conference and knowing he was called of God, having the spirit fill me with peace when I am worried about a particular child, finding an answer to a challenge I am facing while reading the Book of Mormon, and many others . These little moments add up and built my testimony. These little moments are why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live in such a way that the spirit can be with me, to make sure that my children know of my testimony and see me live it each day. Some days I do better at this then others, but the desire to do what is right and to serve the Lord is always there. I know he loves me and knows my desires to serve him, despite being human.