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Hi I'm Jenna

I'm a happy wife. I'm a mother to three crazy people I call my children. I'm into fitness, Fall, and being outside. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My everyday life includes waking up to a baby boy who likes to get up waaaay too early, and two little girls who are obsessed with My Little Pony. I stay at home with my children, and I have a few different groups of friends that I love dearly. My husband is my best friend and after knowing him for 10+ years, we still know how to have a good time. I really love good music, and I try hard to have weekly dance parties with my kids (kidz bop pandora is our go-to). I love LOVE to cook good food: it's how I show my love for people. I also love to eat good food... like, a lot. I used to play the violin, and I still do occasionally when I can find the time. My days are spent with my kids, running errands, going to and from school, kissing my son and watching him try to do what his sisters do. We cook and have bath time and bedtime and story time, probably like most families do. I love to be outside as often as I can, and my kids love that too. I believe in being fit and taking care of my body, although I definitely don't obsess over it. The most important things in my life are my family, my religion, and my friends... I'll do anything for those that I love. I'm passionate, hard-working, happy, and constantly in a state of exhaustion. Overall though, I feel very thankful for the life I've been given and for the people who are in it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, meaning my parents are Mormon as well. I've never known any other religion, however I have attended other churches here or there growing up. I may not be a convert, but I do feel converted. My dad always referred to me as a wild stallion... I couldn't be tamed. I've always been passionate and when I have my mind set on something, I'll pretty much do what I can to make that happen. I don't like to be harnessed, and I like to come decisions on my own. The same applies to the gospel. I grew up knowing that it was true, and I loved the church and I loved my Savior. I made adolescent mistakes and I learned and grew from them. I was TRULY converted, however, when I visited the Sacred Grove in Upstate New York in 2005. I was with two of my best friends and we decided to take a road trip. It's hard for me to put into words what exactly happened to me there, but I've never felt such peace in my entire life. You see, the Sacred Grove is where Joseph Smith had the First Vision... or where he saw God the Father and Jesus Christ. It is where they called him to be a prophet and to restore Jesus Christ's gospel back upon the earth. Being able to physically be in the woods where that happened is difficult to describe, but I knew right then and there that the things I had been taught all growing up were real, and they were true. And I had no reason to doubt them because I had been given an answer many times that the Book of Mormon was the word of God, and that God loved me and had a very specific plan for me while on this earth. Everything came to a head for me at this time in my life, and I felt excited, relieved, and ready. A year later I served a mission for our church and I knew that what I was teaching the people of Lithuania was true, and that it could change their lives. I am a Mormon because my life is better in this church. I am a Mormon because I believe in a living prophet on earth today. I am a Mormon because I choose truth and happiness.

How I live my faith

Living your faith can take a lot of work sometimes. It's hard to walk the walk, ya know? But I find that when I really make an effort, and when I'm prayerful and involve the Lord, I can get more done that I ever thought possible. One way I live my faith is by fulfilling my calling (or assignment) in my church. I'm a teacher, believe it or not, and it's my favorite thing to do. I teach the Women's Organization once a month on many different topics, and it brings me a lot of joy to be able to have a good discussion with a bunch of women who are either less experienced, more experienced, or right in the thick of life like I am. There is a special bond that I feel when we can really get down to the nitty gritty of what we, as women, can do within the church, our families, and in our communities to make things a little better. To serve. To love. To enable and to help. It's pretty incredible. I also live my faith in many different ways as a mother. Motherhood is a WILD ride, let me tell you. It involves a million emotions and there are days where I feel like I'm on the longest, steepest, craziest roller coaster ever created. What it all comes down to is that I have my really good days, and I have some bad days. I find myself in quiet prayer constantly, begging for help from my Father in Heaven to help me get through this or that. My children are very young (3 kids 4 and under), and with that comes a lot of insanity....but mostly a lot of joy. I do my best to teach them the gospel, to teach them about their Savior, to show them the beautiful things in the world and tell them how they were created. My children know who God is, and they know Jesus Christ. They try to be good little people, and they are. Their goodness blows me away. If I can teach my children to have a tender heart and to love others, then me living my faith would be complete.