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Hi I'm Aaron

I have been happily married to my best friend for 25 years. Being a grandparent is wonderful. We love to travel. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am your average every-day guy. I am the epitome of the two talent man Jesus mentions in the Parable of the Talents. I have more than some and less than others. I love to learn new things and hope that by dabbling in many different interests, my well-roundedness proves to be a worthy investment. I love serving in my community and church. Despite what talents I may or may not have been blessed with, I feel I have the best life ever. I am happily married (25 years and counting) to my best friend. We have one wonderful son who is happily married and has provided our family tree two more sons. He served in the Navy and his wife is still serving our country in the Navy. As such, we are young empty nesters and we love our time together. I work in software development. I love College Football (Go Boise State). I love to travel. I enjoy many shooting sports, sewing, quilting, hiking, biking, and camping. I started a small company selling goods that I've sewn to be given as gifts. As a child and in my youth, our family moved a lot. I tell people I grew up in Iowa even though we only lived there for seven years. As an adult, I have lived in Boise, Idaho and now live with my family about 30 miles north of Seattle in a quaint little historic town. My wife and I are Disney fanatics. We travel to a Disney park somewhere near once per year.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in an active family in the church. I came to know the church was true at 18 years old when I considered whether or not to serve a mission. Having gone through my growing and maturing years in Iowa where there were not a lot of other members of the LDS church, I always said I would serve a mission without really considering the question. As I approached 19 years of age, I needed to make a decision. I attended Brigham Young University - Hawaii as a Freshman in college. There I met many new and exciting people who showed me by example the happiness that living the gospel can provide. Of course, I had witnessed my parents live that same example my entire life, but it was different - my parents where my parents and of course I wanted to experience life myself. I began asking myself where I wanted to be in the future. I came to feel that in order to reach the goals I came up with, I needed to start on the right foot. I read the Book of Mormon. I prayed. I attended all of my church meetings, I put myself in situations where I could feel the spirit - and the spirit confirmed that the Church was true. That the Book of Mormon is true, that we have prophets on the earth today, and that I could have an eternal family someday. Even now, 28 years later, I don't doubt what I know to be true. In fact, my faith has grown stronger despite the changing values of the world. I'm sure I appear more and more peculiar to non LDS acquaintences as time goes on.

How I live my faith

it's well known at work that I am a faithful Mormon. There is a no-swearing zone in and around my work space that is very well respected. I speak reverently of families, of prophets, of scripture, of my Savior, and of my faith promoting experiences. As a spanish speaker, I am often called on at work, at church, and in the community to interpret, relate to, and fellowship Spanish speaking people. My wife works in education and teaches online courses through a couple of different universities. We build and maintain wonderful relationships with members of our community. I try to live my faith by example. I'm not a perfect example, but I will die trying.