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Hi I'm Carol

I am a retired middle school teacher and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a person who is truly in love with the whole outdoors! As a youngster it was the ocean and horses that kept my interest. Thank goodness I was fortunate enough to be able to attend college where I graduated with an elementary teaching credential. Because I was able to teach school, my husband and I were able to fulfill one of my biggest dreams- to have a little 'ranch' of our own! Finally I had the horses I wanted. I also had the family I wanted, three girls and one boy - and have we ever had fun hiking, riding, and traveling together. It has been so rewarding watching our children grow and develop, and each of them have received higher education goals as well. We now enjoy our 8 grandchildren, and try to keep them active with outdoor activities also.

Why I am a Mormon

Because of my choice to remain active in my church I truly feel I have been blessed. During times in my youth, when my peers were experimenting with many questionable activities, I felt I could look to the church for guidance. It helped me to keep my body free from drugs and other harmful things - long before major 'medical' evidence was presented to show the harm these things could do to your body. I consider my body a 'temple' - a gift from God, and as such I have chosen to keep it free from tattoos or other procedures that would deter from its natural beauty. Even as a married adult - keeping my mind free from unwholesome activities, movies, books, etc. has blessed us as my husband and I can truly trust each other to be faithful. That trust is priceless - allowing us to pursue meaningful business and activities and have the assurance that we can count on each other to always be there.

How I live my faith

We enjoy living in our somewhat small community, that seems to have a parade in the downtown area almost every month! Our children all participated in local sports, such as soccer and snowboarding, and my husband has been a coach at our local school for many years. I always keep busy, usually with the youth in our church. We create and participate in many activities, such as making cookies and taking them to the elderly or home bound. One thing I really enjoy doing is having the youngsters come to my home and learn how to care and ride horses. They always have such a great time, and it makes me so happy to share. Another activity that we have participate in is a weekly 'home evening' group for 'empty' nesters. It is a time, once a week, that we get together with our peers who no longer have children at home, and study the gospel or just play a game or have a nice meal together. It is lots of fun, and we have made many great friends.