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Hi I'm Kris

I grew up an "Army Brat" so we moved around a lot before my father retired when I was 12 years old and we settled in California.

About Me

I am the mother of six children - 4 boys and 2 girls - ranging in age from 32 down to 16 years old. I also am a Registered Nurse working in Labor and Delivery. In my spare time I love to travel out of the country as well as within the United States. During the winter months I spend my free time snow skiing in California, Utah or Colorado. I am proud to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

When I consider why I am a Mormon I really cannot fathom being anything else but Mormon. Being a member of the church gives focus and clarity to my life that would otherwise be blurry and confusing. I was born into the Church to a mother and father who were converted during their early marriage. How grateful I am that missionaries found my parents and taught them the gospel ensuring that I would have the blessings of church membership right from the beginning. Even though I was born into the church I still had to decide for myself if I would follow the teaching and commandments of my Heavenly Father. I am also grateful for the positive examples of many, many others in the church of obedience, service, commitment, sacrifice, charity, humility, etc. I have a testimony of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I believe that a living Prophet stands at the head of our church and receives guidance and revelation from God for its members to follow. I am ever grateful for a plan that allows me to follow and be able to once again live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. What comfort it is to know that there is nothing that I will be required to endure that Jesus Christ has not already experienced nor no pain that I will feel that He too has not already felt. Besides my wonderful husband and fabulous family my most prized possession would be my unwavering testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

As a Mormon I strive to be a positive example to those I come in contact with of Christ's true church. I have made choices to uphold certain standards on a spiritual and a physical level. As a Mormon, I do not smoke, do drugs, nor do I drink alcohol. I am grateful that years ago as a youth I made the decision to refrain from these substances and as a result did not suffer in this area as is so prevalent in many youth as well as adults today. As a Registered Nurse I am able to serve the youth in my Church by volunteering to be the "Camp Nurse" for 5 days at Girls Camp. During this week, I administer First Aid, wrap sprains, soothe the homesick, teach lifesaving skills, and enjoy the never ending supply of energy of these beautiful daughters of God.