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Hi I'm Amy

I’m a wife and mother. I love to dance and play piano. I think the human eye is incredible. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for five years and have a very busy three-year-old boy. I feel privileged to stay home with my son and help him learn and grow. He probably teaches me more each day than I do him. I graduated from Brigham Young University in 2009 with a BS in Nutritional Science and a Minor in Dance. My favorite dance forms include tap and clog because they require a lot of rhythm and not a lot of flexibility! I started playing the piano when I was four and I took lessons every week until the month I left for college. I still love to play when time permits. Optometry is another interest of mine. During the summer I worked Saturdays as an optician at a local vision clinic. My plan while getting my undergraduate degree from BYU was to go to optometry school the four years following graduation. During my junior year in college I felt it was more important to start a family, so that's what we did. I still enjoy the field of optometry and am glad that I can still be a part of it, even if I'm not the one doing the exams.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My paternal Grandparents were converted to the church while they were living in Canada. My mother joined the church after finding out her high-school sweetheart (my father) was mormon and wanted to learn more. She was baptized at 19 and is still the only member of the church in her family. I come from a family of five kids, four boys and then me. All four of my brothers have served two year missions for the church around the world; namely Michigan, England, Brazil, and California. Growing up in the church I was taught simple truths of Christ and His gospel at a young age. My parents encouraged us to follow their examples by praying and reading the scriptures so that we could find out on our own if what we were doing (by being members of the church) was right. I never felt pressure to go to church, but I always went because it made me happy. During high school I discovered that I became the person I did because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I feel that I was, and am a truly happy individual. I understand my purpose here, and I enjoy the life I've chosen.

How I live my faith

Currently I teach the 18 month-3 year old class at church. These little ones are so sweet and innocent and ready to learn and understand. We sing songs, play, and have lessons on basic gospel principles such as loving one another, happiness and prayer. I am always amazed at how much these kids know and comprehend. My favorite is how excited they get when they see a picture of Jesus. I try to live my faith daily by doing the things we teach the youngest of members; obeying the commandments, reading scriptures, saying prayers, spending time with my family, and doing my best to make good and righteous choices. I love my Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. I know they only want what is best for us and that through them we can obtain that.