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Hi I'm Ashleigh

I am a wife and a mom. My greatest joys are my husband, my kids, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was a student in college where I met my super cute future husband. We have been married 5 years and I just love and adore this guy of mine! I am a stay at home mom who loves being able to be home with our two cute little toddlers . I studied Early Childhood Education and use what I learned everyday with them. One is very energetic and the other super independent but they both make me laugh and make my heart burst with love. They make me want to be a better person and a better mommy for them. They deserve it! I love to exercise, spend time outside, go out on dates with my hubby, and every once in a while I try to be crafty. We also love to travel and have been to many places around the world. My husband is in charge of the international sales for his company which means he travels a lot and sometimes gets to bring me along. I love seeing and meeting people from different cultures, trying different foods within reason, and admiring the beautiful architecture from around the world! We lived in Mexico for a year, where I had the opportunity to learn Spanish, and I love being able to communicate with others when we travel to Hispanic countries. So, we are a busy little family but we try to always make time for the most important thing in our life- the gospel Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I haven't always been a Mormon. I converted and was baptized into the church when I was 17 years old. I was introduced to the LDS church through a good friend in high school and I will forever be grateful for her willingness to share with me her testimony of the restored gospel. It took some time for my parents to warm up to the idea of me making such a drastic decision being as young as I was, but since then they have told me that it was the best decision that I could have made for myself. They see how happy our family is, even despite trials that come, and they couldn't be more proud. What really first caught my attention about the church was how families can literally be together for all eternity. It just made sense and answered a lot of my questions. As I learned more about the church and took the missionary discussions, I just felt so calm and peaceful and felt as if this was the direction that I needed to take my life. I am so grateful that I chose to not only be baptized but live the standards that God wanted me to. I know that I have been tremendously blessed by trying to do so. Everything in the gospel directs me toward the Savior. When I strive to become closer to the Savior, everything else improves in my life. I am happier. I am closer to my husband and children and I feel confidence in myself and others. I am so grateful to have the gospel as part of my life because I do not know how I would face the trials that inevitably come in life without it. The gospel gives me hope and it gives me peace.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing simple, little things everyday that bring me closer to my Savior. I try to read my scriptures with a purpose everyday, I pray both morning and night (and throughout the day if needed), and we always try to have family scripture study and prayer together. I can feel the difference it makes in our day if one or all of these things aren't done. On Monday nights we have family home evening where we teach our children gospel principles. It is a fun way to spend quality time together and teach our children what matters most in life. I love serving in our church and feel privilege to work with the young women organization in our ward. I love learning from them and can always feel of their desire to be good examples to others. How I really try to live my faith though is by striving everyday to be more Christ-like. While I'm far from perfect, I am trying to be an instrument in His hands and emulate His perfect example.