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Hi I'm Ashlyn

I'm a daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Hawaii, grew up in Texas, went to college in Utah, and now live in Arizona. When I was younger my hobbies included ballet, singing, playing the piano, rock climbing, and playing ultimate frisbee. I was a fourth grade teacher for several years, and now I am a stay-at-home mom to three young children. My current hobbies include scrapbooking, blogging, baking, and decorating our home. I don't love doing dishes, cooking, cleaning, or folding laundry, but I am very grateful that I do have dishes to use, food to eat, a home to clean, and clothes to wear.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always considered myself to be a Mormon. I grew up believing and trusting all the stories and doctrine that my parents taught me as a young child. When I was about 12 years old my parents told me that I don't have to believe everything they believe. I needed to gain my own testimony. That night I was reading in the Book of Mormon and decided that I needed to kneel down and pray to find out if the things I had been taught were really true. As I started to pray I felt like my bedroom get dark, cold, and it felt like creepy things were crawling all over my floor. I immediately jumped into my bed and started another prayer. This time I asked Heavenly Father to make these bad feelings go away. He did. I immediately felt safe and calm. I knew that there must a reason why Satan did not want me to pray and gain my own testimony. After a few minutes had passed, I was brave enough to get down on my knees and begin my original prayer again. As I prayed to know if Joseph Smith's story, the Book of Mormon, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true, I was filled with such a warm feeling. I knew that what I had been taught was true. I knew that everything related to this church was good and would greatly bless my life if I continued to follow its teachings and listen to our current prophet.

How I live my faith

During the week I work with the cub scouts and their leaders in our community. On Sundays I teach the youngest children at our church. I love teaching children! Especially about the important things in life - about their Savior Jesus Christ and that they are childen of God. In addition to teaching my children about the gospel of Jesus Christ, I am also trying to teach them to work hard, have fun, and love one another. Each morning we pray that we will find an opportunity that day to serve someone else.