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Hi I'm Anne

I'm a hiking, biking, pickleball/wallyball-playing, piano-music-writing, baking, easily sunburned, happy Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have a blended family of six children and a growing collection of grandchildren. I work part-time, accompany choirs in the local schools, and like to spend time with family and friends doing active things and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. I've played the piano my whole life, but discovered as an adult a talent for writing music, which is now a big part of who I am. I love being able to take an experience from life, like hiking to the top of a mountain, and creating an original piece of music to capture the sights, sounds, and emotions, allowing me to relive the experience and share it with others. Music is the best way I know how to express my feelings of joy, awe, love, struggle, pain, gratitude, and faith in God.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Church before I was born, so I never had to experience what life would be like without the gospel. It was just part of who I was growing up, and it always felt right. Once I got out on my own, I had to really decide for myself whether this was going to continue being part of my life. I knew it was the best path for me, though, and was grateful for a growing testimony that gave me an anchor to hold on to through those important, life-changing years between high school and marriage/family. I feel like I've been a much better parent because I can look to the relationship of our Heavenly Father with His children as an example to follow. And what parent of teenagers wouldn't want ongoing guidance from a living prophet and other inspired church leaders to help figure out how to successfully navigate those turbulent waters? Most importantly, I'm grateful to know firsthand of the love my Heavenly Father and Savior have for me and to know they believe in me and are always there to help me overcome mistakes and weaknesses and become the person I have the potential to be.

How I live my faith

As a person who loves to play the piano, I get lots of opportunities to serve in church and the community, organizing and performing music for weddings, funerals, worship services, talent shows, youth multimedia projects, community concerts, etc. I was able to represent the Church in a interfaith community gathering called "Voices of Hope" and have provided accordion accompaniment to our youth as they went out Christmas caroling. I currently serve as a ward missionary, and I enjoy working with the full-time missionaries in our area and finding ways to reach out to less-active and non-members and serve and help them in whatever ways we can. I try to always be open about my beliefs with my co-workers and people I associate with, and do my best to live the gospel principles that I know are true.