I'm a small town, country girl raised in suburban Washington DC. I joined the Church 13 years ago and am blessed to have received my endowments about a year later. I absolutely love to cook (though some of my experiments haven't always turned out the best...oops!). I enjoy being outdoors as much as possible, except for my Sunday after Church football time (GO BRONCOS!). I find my greatest earthly joy in working with autistic children and am eternally grateful for the patience the Lord has granted me in being able to do so. My family means so very much to me (I'm the youngest of five). We've had our ups and downs but through it all we, and I, have all become stronger. I deeply look forward to one day creating an eternal family of my own but until then I hope to live life to the fullest, enjoy all that I am given and make the most of all the Lord sees fit to bless me with. My faith is incredibly important to me as I have found immense peace in my Church membership and service to others. I hope one day to move back out west (I miss the mountains!). More than anything I hope to continue to grow, learn and improve myself daily while helping to enrich the lives of others around me.