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Hi I'm Andrea

I'm a wife, a mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up I was a dancer and a piano player. I went to college and graduated with a BA in English. Before teaching high school English I was a special needs aid. Right now I'm a wife, a mother, a sister, an aunt, and a daughter. I love my family! They define me, inspire me and surround me. I love that I get to spend everyday with my two rowdy boys playing superheroes and basketball. I love being a couch potato at night with my husband. I'm giddy over a good book, a romantic movie, and warm baked goods. I enjoy family bike rides, pilates, watching my children play, summer trips to Lake Powell and shopping!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised mormon by two very devout mormon parents. When I turned eight it was a natural step for me to get baptized. I felt it was the right thing to do, but it wasn't until my last two years of high school that I really began to understand why I was a mormon. In high school, my beliefs and standards were constantly tested. Though I tried my best to always make good choices, there were a few occasions when I went against what I knew was right. The heartache I felt during those times helped me to turn to my Savior for forgiveness and comfort. When I prayed for help I was always amazed to feel such instant love and real physical warmth. It was during those times that I really began to understand my Saviors love for me and as a result, my testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel grew. By my Senior year of high school I knew that the only way I would truly be happy in this life was to continue to strengthen my testimony and follow Christ's teachings. So that is what I've strived to do the past twelve years. I'm a mormon because I have learned through prayer, scripture study, service, and repentance that this is the true church and the key to true, eternal happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in small and simple ways. Each morning when we sit down to breakfast we pray and I read the scriptures to my two small boys. We discuss simple truths. They don't always listen to what I'm reading or care to talk about things, but they always remind me, "Mom, we need to read our scriptures." Every Sunday we go to church. Every Monday night is set aside for family time. On Wednesdays I help organize and participate in activities for youth 12-18 yrs of age. We meet together to learn new things, have fun and serve others. I try to always be aware of those who could use extra help, a hug or someone to talk to. My mother was an amazing example, always serving others and this is an important part of my life as well. I don't drink alcohol or use drugs. I believe in modern day revelation. I love the prophet of our church, President Monson, and I listen to his words of encouragement and warning. I pray. I cherish my husband and our marriage. I have promised to always remain faithful. I cherish my children as well and do everything I can to be a better mom. They motivate me to be a good example and to try to live a Christ centered life.