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Hi I'm Amanda

I am a 6ft Baking Pharmacy Technician Mother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a married to a man who enriches, uplifts and strengthens me each day.He teaches our boys the value of true honest to goodness work. I am the mother of two boys. One is 15 and is 6'3 he already wears a size 16 shoe. My second is 12 and is quickly catching up to my oldest (though I am happy to say does not have such the large shoe size).He works as an Computer Engineer and I work part-time as a Pharmacy Technician. I love my job! I have a huge extended family and am close to all of them! I am REALLY close to 21 members of my immediate family - as we all live no more than 2 blocks away from each other. Our more recent family tradition has been a week long stay at a beach house in Oceanside California. This feat of planning is taken on by my mother (we call her our cruise director). It has been such a rich and wonderful blessing in our lives to be building long lasting family relationships, to see how truly special our family is, (who else can share 2 couches with 14 other people and not only NOT complain but be blissfully happy?) and have a tradition that each one of us will remember forever. I also am a partner in a home-based cake business "My Sister's Cakes". That got started when my mom taught herself how to do wedding cakes. It rubbed off onto me when I helped her with my own wedding cake. And now my sister has joined the team teaching my mother and I tricks we didn't know existed. We all work together and have a blast making beautiful , and tasty, works of art.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon). But, during my teenage years, I found myself doubting and grasping for answers. While not all of my choices were correct I was glad that I had a loving famly and Father in Heaven who were able to help me fix my mistakes. My parents and leaders taught me how to pray and read the scriptures. So, during some of the rougher times of my young life, I knew that I could, and I knew how to, turn to my Father in Heaven for help, comfort and when I was worthy of them, answers and promtings. These experiences have molded and shaped me into the faithful member today. I am a happier person and am more complete with the Church of Jesus Christ in my life. Now, I can teach MY children how to pray and read their scriptures so they too will have access to answers when they have their times of douts and trials. It brings me peace and comfort to know that when my children are away from me, someone else is watching over them AND loves them as much as I do. As long as they remember, as I did, who to turn to in times of need I know that they too will feel the Lord working in their lives.

How I live my faith

I currently have a calling, or assignment, in church. I am teaching the 13 turning 14 year old kids. I love my calling and know that it was inspired of God. It's not easy! These kids will often times call me out on a mistake or ask questions I never thought about before. You definitely have to be on your toes for this job! I pray, and do the research on the given topic for each week. I then present my lesson to the kids. Hopefully in a fun and memorable way. I attend church with my family every single Sunday. My husband and I also attend the Mesa Arizona and Gilbert Temple as often as I can. It's a blessing being 10 minutes away from TWO temples! Each holds a special memory for us. The Mesa Temple was the Temple we were sealed in it holds special memories for us but the Gilbert Temple is our hometown Temple. Our oldest son was able to participate in the HUGE Cultural Celebration for the Gilbert Temple making it even more special in our hearts. With our youngest turning 12 we decided to take a special trip to Salt Lake City Utah for General Conference (a place where our beloved prophet and apostles speak to us). During this trip we were able to visit the Salt Lake City Utah Temple and act as proxy and baptize deceased family members. That was an amazing feeling and wonderful to see my children worthy to enter the Temple.