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Hi I'm Traci

I'm married and have 9 children. I'm a homemaker. I home school. I like to read, swim and bicycle. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from BYU in Elementary Education and taught school for 3 years while my husband finished his bachelor’s degree. Then I became a stay-at-home mom and began raising a family. My husband and I have 9 wonderful children (ages 8-25). I love teaching, playing the piano, reading, bicycling, taking walks, gardening, listening to the waves crash on the beautiful southern CA beaches, and watching old TV sitcoms and classic movies/musicals with wholesome morals. I love spending time with my family and having date nights with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the LDS Church. I attended Primary, youth activities, seminary, and BYU. When I was younger, I’m sure I lived off of “borrowed light.” Having 2 loving, exemplary parents, this was a good thing, but as I grew older and became more independent, I learned for myself that I had my own testimony of the truthfulness of the LDS doctrine. I have a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know Heavenly Father hears and answers my prayers; He knows and loves me as an individual. When my heart gets “hard,” He softens it; when I’m lonely, He comforts me and shows me I’m not alone; when I thirst for knowledge, He feeds me. I find great strength and direction in reading daily from the scriptures—alone and with my family. I also pray alone and with my family daily. I attend Church weekly with my family where I partake of the sacrament, which renews my covenants I made at baptism when I was 8 years old. My family and I reserve one night (Monday) each week to spend together without outside interruptions. I love this night! After dinner, we sing a song, pray, and read from the scriptures; one person shares a talent, then the rest of us take turns telling that person why we love him/her; we study a principle of the gospel; we play a game; we close with a song and prayer, then eat refreshments. We have a lot of fun together! My husband and I have a date night each week. I love this night too. My favorite date is eating dinner at a park while playing Scrabble. The scriptures and council from living prophets give me direction in my life. I know the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true and led by our Savior Jesus Christ. I’m so grateful for this great blessing in my life.

How I live my faith

I like to think I contribute to my community by raising moral children who work hard and make good choices. As a mother of 9, my children keep me busy both at home and supporting them in their extra-curricular activities. I home school and am part of a “home school” school. My children play on community and high school sports’ teams. My sons have always been active in Cub and Boy Scouts. My 2 oldest sons earned the rank of Eagle; my third son is currently a Life rank—working toward his Eagle. At Church, I currently serve as a leader of the children ages 18 months through 12 years old and substitute organist. I’m also a member of the largest women’s group in the world—the LDS Relief Society, where our motto is “Charity Never Faileth.” As a member of this organization, I participate in service projects as well as help strengthen other ladies temporally, spiritually, and emotionally. I’m also blessed to receive strength from these wonderful ladies in my “times of need.” I love that our church invites and encourages people of all ages who are not members of our church to attend our church meetings.