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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a wife, a mom, a photographer, a food blogger, a musician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful, energetic kids. My husband, son, and daughter are my joy in life. I graduated with my degree in Elementary Education from BYU. I love photographing my kids and our everyday life. I'm a little too obsessed with the America's Test Kitchen cook book. I'm known for walking everywhere and randomly dropping in to see neighbors and say hello.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of the LDS Mormon Church, but that's not why I'm a Mormon. I'm a Mormon because I've come to know for myself that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I have never felt more peace and happiness than I do when I am living the gospel of virtue and love, which is exactly what being a Mormon is. There's such comfort in knowing that no matter where you go in the world, there will always be other members of your church that will be there for you. I'm a Mormon because I know that I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father, and in His strength I know I can become like Him. I know that the Lord loves each of His children enough to give them the truth. I've found the truth, and there is nothing sweeter. This is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Every day I try to live so others can see the light of the Savior through me--because it's not about me at all--it's all about Him. It's really the everyday things that make the biggest difference. Praying, reading scriptures, serving others--anything that will help me draw closer to my Heavenly Father is what I try to do. I live my faith by trying to show love for everyone with whom I come in contact. To me, the gospel of Jesus Christ is all about doing the things that will bring us the most happiness--now, and in eternity. I live my faith by keeping the commandments and trying to be like my Savior. And that makes me so happy that I just want to spread a little sunshine with everyone I meet. If Jesus Christ were here on the earth today, I figure He would spend his time serving and loving others, especially children. So that's what I try to do as much as I can.

What do Mormons believe about family?

We believe that families are ordained of God. Every single person who has ever lived on the earth is a member of a family. Through sacred ordinances available in temples we can be sealed together forever. I want to be with my family much longer than just until death. By being sealed together in the temple, I know that my family is an eternal unit. We can be with each other in this life and into the eternities. Heaven would not be heaven for me without my family. We believe that God wants us to be married and have children, forming families of our own. Within the family, we have sacred responsibilities. The father is mainly responsible to provide for and preside over the family. The mother is primarily responsible for the nuture of her children. We also believe that everyone on earth is a member of God's family. We are spirit sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. Knowing that I have a Father in Heaven and a father on earth gives me such comfort and joy. Show more Show less