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Hi I'm Aimee

I am a County Councilwoman. I love to travel. I like to watch, "Survivor." I'm a wife and mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of four great kids -- ages 18, 16, 12, and 10. I love to volunteer at their schools and hang out with them. They are the best things in my life. My daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was 2, so I've learned a lot of great lessons from that experience. Recently my 57-year-old mother was killed in an auto accident. I've felt like the rug has been pulled out from under me and I am mourning her loss. I was elected to serve on the Salt Lake County Council. I stepped away from my career so I could focus on my family and public service at this time in my life. I have a great husband and we love to travel. We also like to watch, "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race" on T.V. together. We've had our differences in our marriage, but have worked very hard to build a great relationship and just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. I love to play the piano, sing, dance, travel with my family, go on dates with my hubby, read, blog, and be around people. Life is full of adventures!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Mormon church. Even though I have always been taught the gospel, there came a point in my life when I needed to know for myself if it was true. I remember as a teenager sitting in a seminary class and recognizing the feelings of the Holy Ghost. It was a warm feeling in my chest and made me feel like I wanted to cry. It was such a good, happy feeling. When I read my scriptures, attend church, or think about the Savior, I feel this same feeling. It is God's way of telling me of truth. I know Jesus lived on this earth and organized His true church. After many years the truth was lost and Joseph Smith, in the 1800's, restored the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth again. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I have read the Book of Mormon and I know it is a true book. I know we have a loving Heavenly Father who has not sent us to navigate this world alone. He gives us scripture, living prophets, and a church to guide and direct us. I know He knows each of us and loves us. He knows our weaknesses, challenges, joys and triumphs. He is concerned about every facet of our life and wants us to return to Him. I am so grateful to have this in my life. When I've gone through trials, I know the Lord is there for me. He guides me. He comforts me. He is my Savior and Redeemer. Because He suffered for my sins, I know I can repent and change.

How I live my faith

The most important thing I do with my faith, is teach it to my children. If they know that there is a God who loves them, no matter what they do in their lives, I know it will help them. I also teach the women in my church once a month on Sundays. I teach them from the talks that are given by our prophets and leaders during General Conference. Sometimes I get really nervous when I have to teach, but I think I learn more than the women I teach. I love to organize social activities and I try to help when I can. I am in charge of our ward camp-out coming up this summer. I am also helping with the Sub-for-Santa. The best way I can live my faith is by doing what is right. I try to serve my neighbors and help others. I read from the Book of Mormon and say my prayer before going to bed every night. I am trying to remember to say my prayers every morning, but I am still working on that. My husband and children and I gather every Monday night for Family Night. We take turns teaching each other a gospel principle, and then we have fun playing a game and eating a treat. Before our children go to bed, we gather the family and read from a children's version of the Book of Mormon. (It has pictures and easier words for my kids to learn the scripture stories.) Then we have family prayer together. Sometimes we forget to do this, but we are trying really hard to make this a priority.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

I know that families are the central focus of God's plan. Because families are so important, God has provided a way that we can be with them throughout eternity. My husband and I were married and sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. In the temple we knelt across an altar and made sacred covenants with God and with each other. Because of this sealing, my children are also sealed to us forever, as long as we remain faithful to God's commandments. Show more Show less