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About JS

Hello!  I am JoyfullySimple, or JS.

I am a wife to my best friend, EB. Marrying him has been the most fortunate decision of my entire life … period, end of story. I hit the jack-pot!

I am a mother to twelve mighty magnificent children with ages that span two decades. Cool, yah, I know. (Four of these amazing people are married into the family but nonetheless, they are all mine!) I am also a grandmother to two practically perfect granddaughters who make this life go beyond the bounds ever conceivable. My children and grandchildren are truly the light of my life, and they are the WHY of everything I do.

I am a home school mom since the fall of 1998 and I love everything about it.  Yes, I cherish the craziness of little ones, teens, and young adult children. I may be totally exhausted and brain-dead after a full day at our home, but there is nothing else I would want to be doing and no other place I’d rather be.

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My faith in Jesus Christ helps me to refine those stubborn rough edges I have in plenty and teaches me how to live more simply. I know that God loves each one of us and He has a plan for us so that families can be together forever.

Now, here are a bunch of random quirky items that may fill in my “About” picture for you a little better.

I am NOT a seamstress (regretfully), a soda drinker, or a movie buff.  I am NOT an artsy genius, a gadget guru, or a scrapbooking crafty mama. I cannot multitask when I cook and I am NOT a good sport when I play a basketball game with EB.

But someday, maybe someday, I would LOVE to create beautiful and exquisite quilts like my Mom does, be trained as a Culinary chef, run and finish a half marathon race, be a grandma to LOTS and LOTS of darling grandchildren, attempt being a master gardener with a charming and weed-free yard, and travel and explore the world with EB as missionaries.

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