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Hi I'm Ashlee.

I am married. I am the Mother of six young children. I love being a homemaker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the daughter of service-oriented parents who constantly teach me by their example of friendship and sacrifice. They raised me and my five siblings in the gospel of Jesus Christ and from my youth I have felt God's hand in my life. I am a happy person and I enjoy being around family and friends. Although I could list numerous hobbies and interests, to be honest, most of my time is spent being a wife and Mother. Yet, the things I find myself enjoying are the exact things that I use to fulfill my role in our home. Exercising to maintain my stamina, baking bread to feed hungry mouths, canning peaches, pears, applesauce and tomatoes to increase our food storage, sewing/mending worn clothes, riding bikes and hiking, and playing sports as a family. Our young children are close in age and need a Mother who can keep up with them. I am thankful that I have been blessed with good health and the stamina to raise them and teach them what is right.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is through the Restored gospel of Jesus Christ that I can live eternally with my family and my Father in Heaven. I know that God is a living being and that He has spoken to men in our day. He and his Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to Joseph Smith, and through him, brought the Church of Jesus Christ back to the earth in its entirety. As I Iive the principles of the gospel and keep the commandments, I am filled with a peace and happiness that is fulfilling and lasting. When I read the Book of Mormon and listen to His Prophets speak, I am strengthened in my desire to keep on this path that leads directly back to Him. He blesses me with ability to fulfill my roles as a wife and Mother, and keep going when I am weary or discouraged. I know that my Father in Heaven is aware of me personally and that He has a plan for me. He has directed and blessed my life in countless ways, and is always listening when I pray to Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. I prepare myself with my spiritual armor each day by praying and studying the scriptures. It is through His words that I find answers, and the knowledge necessary to teach and lead my children. Each morning, our breakfast routine is accompanied by listening to a sermon on lds.org from the latest General Conference or watching a video from mormon.org. Doing so creates a spirit of happiness, a desire to be our best, and reminds us all of what is important. Besides teaching my children at home, I also teach a small group of teenaged girls each Sunday at church. Teaching the importance of being virtuous, pure and standing as an example at all times, in all things, and in all places, reminds me of my divine nature and promises I have made. I am amazed at the strength of these daughters of God. Their examples assure me that it is possible to make right choices in the tumultuous world of today. I am strengthened when I make monthly visits to three adult sisters in our faith. These wonderful women offer a network of service and friendship to me and my family. I believe that a family that plays and prays together, stays together. My husband and I schedule one night a week for such a time to strengthen our family unit. During this time, we learn from the scriptures, sing hymns, pray and play together. Our nightly routine to sing a hymn, pray and read from the Book of Mormon as a family before our children go to sleep, has created opportunities for us to communicate and reflect on the many wonderful things that happened during the day. Living the gospel is a constant and ever-present part of my life. It is my LIFE. I am nothing without what I believe.