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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a speech pathologist. I'm a wife. I'm a mom to two little boys. I'm a reader, a shopper, a card maker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up right smack in the middle of 4 brothers. I loved playing backyard baseball, video games, and got in my share of wrestling matches. My mom and I have always been super close, since we're the only girls in the family and both share an intense love for clothes and shopping. I met my husband while getting my bachelor's degree in Speech and Hearing Science. After dating a year, we got married and I continued my schooling. The year before I graduated, while in the application process for graduate school, we found out we were pregnant with our first little boy. At first I thought this meant I could not get my master's degree. But, with the help and support of a loving husband, wonderful mothers, sister in laws, and friends, I was able to continue. I got my masters in Communication Disorders and became an official Speech Pathologist in 2009. I started working in the schools with kids with Autism right away, and in 2010 we had our second little boy. We've loved this new addition to our family. This year I am staying home with my children more and I am loving being a stay at home mom. I am learning more about eating more natural foods and have enjoyed working out at a crossfit gym over the last year. I love playing with my kids, having family time, hanging out with my husband, girl time with my mom or friends, dancing, sign language, reading, talking, shopping, working out and having fun.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a mormon, but definitely had to go through my own conversion process. One particularly powerful time in my life was the summer after I studied the life of Joseph Smith. One night while up at my Grandparents' cabin, I got down on my knees and specifically asked Heavenly Father about the truthfulness of the church and Joesph Smith. The power of the answer I received provided the foundation for my testimony of this gospel. At that point I knew it was true and I knew that living the gospel would be the blueprint for happiness in my life. Since that time, I've continued to build upon that foundation through scripture study, prayer, and continually seeking to do what is right. I am grateful to be a part of a church that focuses on Jesus Christ. I am grateful for it's emphasis on serving others, drawing closer to Heavenly Father, and being together as a family- in this life and even after. I am grateful to be raising children to know they are children of God, that Christ is the ultimate example, and that we all have purpose and meaning in this life.

How I live my faith

I work with the girls ages 16-18 in our ward. We get together once a week to participate in activities that focus on becoming better. I love working with them and seeing their strength. They know who they are and have strong values, strong senses of self, and direction. In a world that seems to be growing continually worse, I find great comfort working with these youth. They are wonderful people. I also attend church for three hours every week. I love meeting together, hearing the testimonies of other members, and having spiritual discussions.