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Hi I'm Ashley

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up, my dad was in the Air Force. When I was just shy of my 13th birthday, he retired and moved the family to Idaho. I have lived in other States, but my favorite place was England. We lived there for 6 years before we moved to Idaho. I developed a love for all different kinds of people through those experiences. I love the theater; musicals especially. I love watching tv and movies, but I also love to sit down with a good book. I do not sew, crochet, knit, or any of those things. The closest I come to that is cutting and knotting a fleece blanket for each of my nieces and nephews when they're born. I have 4 siblings (all married), and 14 nieces and nephews (with 2 on the way). I love to spend time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but even when you're born into the church, there's a point when you have to decide if you believe it's true or not. I'm not exactly sure when that moment occurred for me. I never had that "Ah Ha" moment, but I did receive a testimony of my own that it is true. My testimony has grown throughout the years, strengthened by the testimonies of those around me, as well as through my own personal experiences. It's not always easy, but it's definitely worth it.

How I live my faith

I try to do all that is asked of me. I am not always perfect, but no one is.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

I always try to look my best for Sunday meetings. I absolutely HATE to dress up for occasions, but I know that it is important to do so for my church meetings. How we dress says so much about who we are and how much respect we have for people. By dressing up in our best, we show that we love and respect out Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. As for holidays...I love them! We don't have restrictions on which holidays we celebrate. Spiritually speaking, we hold specific reverence for Christmas and Easter. Those two holidays are important to us because they relate to Jesus Christ. That being said, Mormon kids still believe in Santa Claus, the Easter bunny we have trees, presents, cookies, Easter eggs, baskets...the whole shebang. As for other holidays...they're great especially the ones that we get days off of work for! Show more Show less