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Introduction I'm a reader and a short-order chef. I love all kids. I know how to crochet, but I don't really do it that much. I still think "The Incredibles" is Pixar's best film. I am a mother and wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Many people know members of my church by the nickname "Mormons," because we believe that The Book of Mormon is, in addition to the Old and New Testaments, another testament of Jesus Christ. I know that Christ is my Savior and that He lives! He speaks to a prophet today, as He has in all ages, and His message is one of love, peace, and lasting joy. I believe that families can be together forever, and that "happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ." My family means everything to me--I have found no greater joy in any other area of my life than with my family. Visit this section of my Church's website for ideas on how you can strengthen your own family relationships.
Interests religions of the world, family activities, reading whenever I can snag a minute, running and trail-running, snowboarding whenever I can snag extra $, wakeboarding in the sunny South, backpacking (in the White Cloud range especially), baking and the consumption of baked goods (especially muffins), collecting rubber ducks, repairing my kids broken toys like that old guy on Toy Story 2, the giddy delights of frozen Reese's peanut butter cups, finding new muffin recipes, retro aprons & retro clipart, and I never shower when I can bathe
Favorite Movies A Man For All Seasons, Quiz Show, Amazing Grace, Quigley Down Under, It's A Wonderful Life, Arsenic and Old Lace, Hoodwinked, The Incredibles, The Swiss Family Robinson, Corrina Corrina, Dave, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Uncorked, Sabrina, Good Night and Good Luck, Sneakers, The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio, End of the Spear, Mystery Science Theater 3000: This Island Earth, Lady in the Water
Favorite Music Sondre Lerche, Bonnie Raitt, Cake, Amos Lee, Rooney, Vampire Weekend, The Proclaimers, Fryderyk Chopin, Aaron Copland, Billie Holiday, Matthew Sweet, The Jayhawks, about 60% of The Beatles' stuff, InsideOut
Favorite Books To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Chosen by Chaim Potok, The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King, The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn, Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko, Daisy Kutter by Kazu Kibuishi, Wickett's Remedy by Myla Goldberg, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, Homer Price by Robert McCloskey, Tintin by Herge, The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars, The Moon By Whale-Light by Diana Ackerman, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, Yoko by Rosemary Wells, Ruthie and the (not so) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin, Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems, The Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain, Pastwatch by Orson Scott Card, Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, The Final Solution by Michael Chabon, The Great Brain series by John D. Fitzgerald, A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle, Bonds That Make Us Free by C. Terry Warner, 17 Things I'm not Allowed to do Anymore by Jenny Offill, The Happy Family by Richard & Linda Eyre, Enchantress From The Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl, Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

You're going to the moon! What did you forget to pack?

Crackers! Gromit, we've forgotten the crackers!