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Hi I'm Alice.

I'm a mother of two. I have a doctorate degree in piano performance. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 32 year old wife, mother of two, and adjunct music professor at a local university. I've been married for four years and have two sons - a two year old and a 6 month old. Piano is a big part of my life though I don't get as much time as I used to to practice and perform with two little ones running around but I'm so happy with the stage of life I'm at right now. I love reading, being outdoors, movies, and I'm trying to improve my skills in sewing. I also just started water aerobics which I'm loving!

Why I am a Mormon

My mother joined the church in college. She introduced my Dad to the church as they were dating and he joined before they married. So I was born into the church as they say and have attended my whole life. My parents provided me with wonderful examples of faithful service and testimony, but they always encouraged me to find out for myself what was true. I never doubted in a serious way, but at age 12 I decided I wanted my own testimony. I found that testimony by doing the simple things. I read the Book of Mormon, I thought about the things I read and the things I knew about the gospel, and then I set out a time to pray. I'll never forget how I felt when I asked if the church was true. I wasn't expecting an immediate answer - I know sometimes answers come in different ways and at different times. But in this particular instance the calm and peace I felt was an undeniable confirmation. It helped reassure me that the path I was on was right. And it helped bolster my confidence as I began to have to make more serious life choices. I have of course prayed for confirmation since then, and received many more instances of assurance and peace. As I am starting a family of my own the gospel's essence seems so clear. I want to be with my family forever.

How I live my faith

Most of my day to day life involves caring for my two sons. With my two year old especially it has become very apparent that my example means a lot. If I lose my temper, or speak negatively I know he is watching and will imitate what he sees. So I'm really working on fixing the little things in my life, aligning all of my daily actions with the gospel. At church I've had a lot of jobs. Of course I've played the organ and helped with the choir and children's music. Right now I'm helping to promote spiritual literacy among the women. I try to find new ways to help them remember all of the many resources we have to learn about the gospel.