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Hi I'm Amber

I'm a social worker turned "stay-at-home" mom. I’m a one-time darts gold medalist. I love eating at Asian buffets. I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I’m currently a full-time mother of two energetic little girls and wife of one dashing husband. In our family I’m a teacher, playmate, coach, cook, nurse, housekeeper, bargain shopper, accountant, event planner, and list-maker :) Being a mom is more demanding than I expected, but I love it! My family and I like to hike, bike, cook, and explore local attractions together. Now that we have kids, we have an excuse to go to fun places like pumpkin patches and indoor play lands. I've also been testing out some new dinner recipes from around the world with my toddler's assistance. I have her help me so she stays out of trouble while I'm cooking, but my ulterior motive is that she'll one day cook a meal for me. I savor my personal free time and usually spend it running, reading, or hanging out with friends. I'm currently training for my third half marathon and reading Dr. Sears's "The Discipline Book" in my attempt to outsmart my toddler. Since we recently bought a house and "settled down," I'd like to start volunteering with a nonprofit around here. In the past I've done volunteer work for several organizations, including UNICEF and the American Cancer Society, but that has been on the back burner while we've been moving around and having little ones. I plan on going back to work when my girls are older, but for now I feel fortunate to have these precious years with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Mormon, and while I don’t remember one distinct time when I made the decision to stick with my parents’ faith, I can recall many spiritual experiences that have confirmed to me that this is truly Christ’s church. I’ve felt the Holy Ghost testify to me that the things I’ve read in the Book of Mormon and other books of scripture are true. Many times at church during a lesson or song, I’ve had the feeling that what was being taught or sung was right. God has unmistakably answered many of my prayers about the veracity of this church. I’m also a member of this church because I’ve seen firsthand how it improves people’s lives, including my own. The gospel brings me a lot of peace, happiness, and hope. I know who I am, where I came from before I was born, and what happens after we die. I have a clear purpose in my life, and I know how I should live. As I’ve tried to obey God’s commandments, I’ve received a lot of blessings. For example, we believe in the “Word of Wisdom,” which consists of several instructions regarding our physical health. As I’ve followed that counsel to treat my body respectfully, I’ve been able to enjoy good health.

How I live my faith

My faith influences what I do every day. I pray, read the scriptures, and try to live as Jesus Christ taught daily. My faith affects my relationships with people since Christ taught us to treat others with compassion and mercy. It motivates me to continually improve myself and overcome my weaknesses. It influences the media I choose to read, watch, or listen to. Being a Latter-day Saint is definitely a full-time commitment! Even though living the gospel requires time and energy on our part, I believe that God blesses us with the strength to do it and that He gives us certain blessings for honoring His commandments.