A little bit country: Going the rounds with Lehi’s Cindy Butterfield

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Everybody has a story — including Cindy Butterfield who was raised on her great-great-grandfather’s farm. She and her husband, Chad, are now bringing up her own three children on a patch in Lehi — Layne, Halleigh and Kaycee.

Everybody has a story — including Cindy Butterfield who was raised on her great-great-grandfather’s farm. She and her husband, Chad, are now bringing up her own three children on a patch in Lehi — Layne, Halleigh and Kaycee.

Cindy Butterfield rounded up cattle while growing up, now she helps preschoolers become well rounded, and caught her husband’s eye doing the dosey-doe ‘round the dance floor

I am the youngest of 12 children. We were raised on a farm in Lehi that once belonged to my great-great grandfather. My siblings and I know the rewards of hard work. From herding cattle to grinding grain — we did it all.  My family is such a great example to me. I am who I am today because of them.

Business with Pleasure

Even though I was the baby of the family, I always loved being around children. Before I was married, I had a goal to own my own business and stay home with my children. I now have three kids of my own, and I run the Mastery Kids Preschool out of my home.

I received my preschool business license last year, and it has been so rewarding to shape the learning experience of these children. I want to create a safe and fun environment that prepares kids for kindergarten.

Dancing Through Life

Daily life at our house is pretty simple. I take care of the kids while my husband, Chad, works at the public works department for Pleasant Grove.

Chad and I met at the Missionary Training Center when we were both preparing to serve missions in Long Beach, Calif., for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We never served in the same area, but two years after we returned to Utah we reconnected while country swing dancing at the Pleasant Grove Rec Center.

The funny thing is when we first met at the MTC, Chad promised me that one day we’d go country dancing together. Four years later, we finally got that dance. And now we’ve been married nearly 11 years. λ

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Kylee Norton studied English literature at Utah State University. While completing her master's degree, she taught freshmen and sophomore English courses. Since graduating, she has worked as an editorial intern in Los Angeles, a copy writer, and an associate editor for Bennett Communications. She can usually be found with her nose in a book or making adventurous travel plans. She currently lives in Riverton with her husband and daughter.

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