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Hi I'm Alison

I am an author, photographer, teacher, and mother. I love going to Disneyland. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second of 4 children in a pretty amazing family. I was born in St. Louis. Moved to Atlanta. Moved to Denver. Survived high school. Barely. Did a bit of cheerleading and played the piano a lot. Went to BYU and studied Early Childhood Education. Once upon a time, I taught first grade in Utah. I taught oodles of adorable kiddos and loved every minute of it. In fact, I miss it. Sometimes I want to walk through elementary schools and look at their bulletin boards just for fun. Then my handsome husband came along and swept me off my feet. We lived in Utah for a short time, but then his job brought us back to Denver. Back to home. And then I became a Mommy. I now stay at home with my sweet Little Man who is now 2 1/2! I live for family. They are my world. Now I am the author of a creative blog called Oopsey Daisy. Crafting is my little piece of sweet sanity when my husband is traveling and I need to do something just for me. I love to make beautiful things for the people I love. I like to sew, modpodge, craft, bake, decorate, photograph, hammer, paint, teach, and create. I teach Mommy School to my son during the days and create teaching packets for others to use with their kids, too. And I really love ice cream. The End.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Although I have been taught gospel truths all of my life, I still had to work hard to gain a testimony of my own. I studied the scriptures every day. I prayed a lot. The Holy Ghost has given me peace to know in my mind and in my heart that the Church is true. It has blessed my life. I am now thrilled to share gospel truths that I know with my young son--so he can also gain a testimony of the gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each and every day! When I wake up, I begin with prayer. I try to keep a prayer with me as I conquer the tasks of everyday life. My family has scripture study every evening before bed. I also study privately each day. We hold Family Nights each Monday where we learn gospel truths and have fun as a family. On Sundays, I am renewed each week as I take the sacrament and am reminded of my Savior's love. I work with the young children of my ward, helping to teach them the gospel. I love teaching these sweet children! I try to make decisions daily based on gospel truths.I

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Alison
We believe that ordinances are necessary for us to achieve greater knowledge and truth. We covenant with Heavenly Father to do our part, and He promises to do His. Just as Jesus Christ was baptized, we must follow His example through baptism by immersion. When we are baptized, all of our sins are washed away. We have a clean start. It is then that we are officially welcomed as new members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Alison
We believe that family relationships will continue long after death in fact, they will last throughout the eternities. I will be forever grateful that temple ordinances allow families to be sealed together forever. This means that I can be with those I love the very most forever! Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Alison
A young 14-year-old boy named Joseph Smith had several religious questions weighing heavily on his mind. After reading James 15, Joseph decided that he would ask the Lord which Church he should join. He went to a grove of trees to offer up a heartfelt prayer. His prayer was answered. God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ appeared to young Joseph. This set in motion the Restoration of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less