Hello! How many times have I re-written this introductory statement?! I am a happy and busy woman who has been blessed immensely and I recognize the hand of the Lord in my life even though some things have not necessarily gone as planned. I have three amazing kids, and Yes I really am a "soccer mom" (volleyball mom too), I get to work with the youth in my church callings (FUN), and I go to a job every day that I enjoy. My favorite things to do when it's "my time" are to run, cook, and read (none of which I have done a lot of the past several years- I'm sure you can relate to life's busyness as a single parent!). I love to travel and have had many opportunities to spend time abroad. I want to visit Jerusalem (I long to visit the land of Christ's ministry) and Tahiti (because it's warm and they speak French). Hawaii is my favorite place to go because there is a direct flight from Anchorage to Maui, the temperature is perfect year-round, and the soft sand and sound of lapping waves are so therapeutic! I love the Gospel, I love learning, I love to serve. I love the outdoors. I used to love winter but I have to be honest, that love is fading (I think I am seeing why so many people retire to warmer climates :-)). I hope this little bio has given you the opportunity to get to know me a little!