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Hi I'm Cherie

I am a Mormon. I love to hike and workout at the gym. I also love boating and snow skiing!

About Me

I am a wife, mother and grandma. My grandkids call me Nana and I feel being a grandparent is the best part of my life. My mother lives in a city close to mine and I get the great opportunity to help her with her needs as she is growing older. My husband and I own a construction company. We have owned it for 36 years. We have three children that are married. We have 7 grandchildren that are under the age of 8. Our family loves to travel to Hawaii. Maui is our favorite island. We usually visit Maui twice a year. I call it my home away from home because we own a Marriott timeshare there. A hobby that I have is making family movies. I gather pictures and movies from all our family adventures for the year and put it together into a "CherieBaby" production and give them as gifts to my children. My grandchildren are always asking me to watch one of my movies when they come to visit. Another big part of life is staying physically active. I live by the mountains and I love hiking them. You can also find me most mornings working out in the gym doing aerobics, Zumba, Ballates and strength conditioning classes. Our family also owns a boat, so that helps us to spend a lot of family time doing boating/swimming/beach activities.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was 8 years old by my father. I am so thankful for my membership. I probably took for granted my membership in the LDS faith when I was younger, but with age comes much more wisdom. I am thankful for the family that came before me that understood the importance of the gospel of Jesus Christ and they passed that on to their children; therefore my parents were active in the Mormon faith too. I have always had great examples in my family of how to live an honest and service oriented life. I know that my greatest blessing is my family. And I KNOW that I can be with my family forever. That is a great blessing. My father died when I was 10 years old in a boating accident in California. I have alway known that I will see him again when I leave this earth life. I also have a testimony that he has been able to see me and influence me as I have grown and lived my life. My husband and I were sealed in the SLC temple 37 years ago and because of that blessing we can be an eternal family. Jesus Christ's gospel truly helps me to be happy. It gives me direction and a reason to do good. I love serving my family, friends and neighbors. Jesus set the example of serving when he lived on the earth a long time ago. We study those stories and teachings in the New Testament. After Jesus was crucified, he was resurrected and became an eternal being. "His" church that he established in the old world was then brought to the American continent and we have those teachings in a book - a wonderful book called "The Book of Mormon." I also love studying and applying those teachings in my life. I am thankful for the Prophet Joseph Smith that established Jesus' church again in this dispensation. He was able to translate the Book of Mormon as a new and additional witness that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God. I am also thankful for our prophet today - President Thomas S. Monson.

How I live my faith

I love serving in my ward in the LDS church. My husband and I just received the calling of ward missionary. I have never had this call before so I am really excited to delve into missionary work. I feel that missionary work is being a good neighbor and friend to all. I have always tried to do that in my life and now I have an official call to do it. I also get the opportunity to visit and serve other women in my neighborhood. Each month my friend and I touch base with two ladies and see how they are doing and if we can be of any assistance. Sometimes we go to lunch to celebrate a birthday, sometimes we just pop in for a visit with them. Sometimes they are too busy and we just contact them by phone. These two sisters know that we love them and are there for them in times of need. This is called visiting teaching in the LDS religion. I have been a visiting teacher for 40 years now. Because of this I have made many friends with many women and have remained friends with them.