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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm a Mom of twins, married to my best friend. I'm a children's photographer and a college grad. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I just celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary. We have two 3-year olds. Two CRAZY, adorable, curious, active, energetic 3-year olds who make us laugh (and sometimes cry) every single day. But seriously, our kids are our greatest treasures and are the center of our lives. I have a Bachelor's degree in journalism. I am a children's photographer and before my children were born, pursued my own business in photography. I love reading, the outdoors, traveling and anywhere that involves soft white sand and a crisp blue ocean.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe the Book of Mormon is God's word. I believe whole-heartedly in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I believe God is a God of order and has given us the same teachings that existed in times spoken of in the Bible, to us in this Modern world today. I believe this life on earth is a chapter, a very important chapter, in our eternal life. There was a pre-mortal life before this one. And there will be an immortal, eternal life after this one. I love the teachings about the eternal nature and order of families. I love going to the temple and feeling the peace that comes through the Holy Spirit. I have gained so much comfort, answers to prayers and service by visiting the temple.

How I live my faith

The most important way I try to live my faith is in how I treat those around me. Next to my husband, my children are my greatest "calling." I try my hardest to teach them about God. And most important is - they are a Child of God. I think when we know this and really feel this we will try our hardest to follow Christ's example. And when we make mistakes, and I do every single day, He has offered us a way to learn from them and be forgiven. While I am happy to be called a Mormon, I feel that I am a follower of Christ. I try to be a good Christian and do the things that my Heavenly Father would want me to be and do.