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Hi I'm Alyson

I'm married to a wonderful guy and have four great kids. I love backpacking, sailing, and being with my family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a full-time mom, and have three daughters and one son. I love being able to be home with my kids (actually more often we're running every which way!) I have a wonderful husband who is also the best dad in the world. Our family loves taking long sailing trips in a boat we share with three other families, going backpacking in the mountains, and taking crazy camping road trips. I also enjoy running, reading, learning about everything, and doing the millions of things moms do--helping with hair and homework, feeding mouths and minds, singing songs and laughing at jokes, driving and doctoring, sorting socks and sorting out disputes, answering questions and pointing out new ones, fixing things that break and building things that won't, comforting, celebrating, inspiring.

Why I am a Mormon

I am the kind of person who always likes to research and study and find out the best way to do something--and then follow that way with all my might. I have found that the best way to live my life is to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in His restored gospel--the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When I learn its teachings and follow its precepts, I feel constantly guided in my life toward what I know is my Heavenly Father's plan for me, and comforted and strengthened in all of my challenges and trials. It brings me peace and joy, and my husband and I see the same guidance, comfort, peace, and joy in our children's lives. As we learn together and work together to follow Jesus Christ's gospel, our family is happier, stronger, and closer--we know that we are a family for a reason, and that we can be a family forever.

How I live my faith

I have served in many different ways in my ward, my church community. Some have taken a great deal of time and energy, such as being president of our women's organization (called Relief Society) and our children's organization (called Primary), and some have had a more narrow focus, such as planning and running our weekday activities for young girls, or teaching a class of young children on Sundays, or leading our children's singing time each Sunday. I have found in all of these callings, as they are referred to in our church, that if I work hard, with love for those I am serving, and pray for help, I am guided in what I do to help them and meet their needs. It attests to me that Heavenly Father is mindful of each of His children and reaches out continuously to help them in their lives.