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Hi I'm Kelsey

I am a active wife, mother of 6, a business owner, and community volunteer. I love family history and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to learn about everything. Especially family history because it helps me identify with my past family members, whom many I didn't know much about. How to help my current and future family members learn and grow develop into good community leaders. I love to read, cook, crochet, hiking, bicycling, camping sports, and spending time with my family doing many various activities. I educate people of all ages as I am a business owner and I feel I give people light and hope where many struggle to have vision, goals, and dreams today. I have the opportunity to teach preschoolers to adults which is very exciting since most educators have to choose a specific age.

Why I am a Mormon

We was sent here to earth to gain knowledge and experiences. I love the idea of having the freedom to learn and grow in all areas. I like to ponder, study, fast, pray and wait for answers about the subjects of the church. It helps me grow stronger. I came from a family where my father is a convert and not active in are church and my mother is very active church member. My family and I live in the mission field. Everyday we have an opportunity to share are beliefs and be an example to those around us. I enjoy the freedom of sharing why we do Family Home Evening weekly with my friends and neighbors who come into are home and see are chart on the kitchen wall. Family Home Evening is where we gather together for an hour one day out of the week and we do a spiritual lesson, activity, song, scripture, prayers, and treat. Every week is different and unique theme from faith, honesty, friendship, service, etc. We invite friends and family members to be apart of it. It helps a testify, grow and bond individually and as whole family. One of my recent favorite was on Mother's and Father's Day my children interviewed their Grandparents and asked them of 40 different questions about each of them. This helped us learn more about the time and experiences when they were children. We also recorded this so we can have audio copies and later we can add it to Family Tree under memories. My biological maternal grandmother died when I was a child. We have no pictures and very few memories of her extended family and this is one reason I enjoy doing Family History so that I can learn about this part of my family that we know very little about. I like to explain to my children we are detectives and are searching for clues about are own family and putting together a large puzzle, a small piece at a time. I have found that my father is not the first Mormon in our family but we would not have known this if we wouldn't have decided to look and find out.

How I live my faith

I volunteer at the schools in my community. I enjoy helping the children to progress in their studies. I have been doing this since before I was in high school and have found out through my family history research that both my grandfathers were very involved in community volunteerism too! The more I do research on my extended family, the more I have many of the same characteristics of my past generations which I know will continue to be passed along to my future generations. I currently work with the children in my church. I work in the Cub scout program. I help the boys learn to develop leadership and life skills which is the junior program that leads into the Boy scout program. I also help in other areas as needed when asked to do so. I love doing Family History. It helps me relax and be less stressed out when life gets busy and crazy. I have introduced Family Tree to many neighbors and friends in my office who have been curious about their family roots. My children really enjoy the www.relativefinder.org website. They like to let their friends know that we are related to George Washington.