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Hi I'm Amber

I'm a homeschooling, board-riding mom. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I live in the green Pacific Northwest of the U.S.. I've worked as a web designer and programmer. I enjoy science fiction films and books. My husband and I lived our first four years of marriage on a sailboat. We love surfing in our icy waters and riding motorcycles through the trails near our home. When our kids were still in elementary school, we realized we needed to radically change their educational experience, so after reading and researching, we brought them home to educate. This has been an intense, rewarding experience that has changed our family for the better. We especially enjoy studying history from ancient to modern, and hope to travel abroad to learn and to serve.

Why I am a Mormon

I came from an active, busy LDS family. Going to church, reading scripture and family and personal prayer were always a part of my life. As a young adult, I wondered whether it was the right life for me. After much search and study, I found that I had the fire of testimony within. During this time I met my husband, who was not raised LDS. I adored him immediately (and still do, fifteen years of marriage later) and told him of my desire to be active in the church as my family had been. He investigated and later joined the church. Our marriage was sealed "for eternity" in the LDS temple in 1999. As we've watched many of our friends go through divorces lately, we are super grateful that we have the anchor of church values to bind our family together. Life isn't easy, but it's easier together, for us.

How I live my faith

I served the youngest ones at church for years -- the 18 month through 3 year old children. More recently, I've worked with all the children through twelve years old. This has taught me so much about children and my own status as a child of God. Now, I work with the teens, which is so awesome. I love them. Some of them, I had in class when they were toddlers!