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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I love to read, fish, and bake cookies. I'm a wife and mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to bake. Nothing is better than walking into a house that smells like chocolate and sugar, vanilla and spices. A gooey cookie or fluffy cupcake can make the worst day infinitely better. I love the outdoors! I wish I could spend all my time in the woods with a breeze on my face or on a lake fishing. But most of all, I love my husband and my daughter, with her mischievous laugh. I'm a full-time, stay-at-home mom, but I just started a business too. In my free time (what free time?) I attend university online and will graduate very soon! I hope to one day be an elementary school teacher. I also enjoy reading fantasy novels, both classic and urban.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a loving home, but we didn't go to a church of any kind. I suppose I was atheist for most of my childhood. I struggled in my last year of high school with what I thought were too many restrictions from my parents and moved out at 17. I spent several years really lost, throwing away a scholarship, getting involved with the wrong people and the wrong things. At 21, I was divorced and jobless and ended up back where I started--at home with my wonderful loving parents. It was at that point that I knew I had to do something to fix my life. I got a job, and that's where I met my husband. And he was wonderful (and my boss!). He was kind and understanding and a great example of the life I wanted to have. And, as I found out, he's a Mormon. As we were dating, I started going to church with him, just to spend time with him and try to understand, what I thought at the time, was a strange aspect of his life. But as I sat in church and listened to the words spoken and felt the peace of the Spirit in my heart, I knew that this was what had been missing in my life. I was baptized in February and married in March, and haven't felt lost since.

How I live my faith

Living my faith starts with my family. Families are eternal, starting now! We study scripture together, pray together, and just spend time together doing the things we love. When I'm with my family, I feel the peace and joy of knowing we will be together forever. I'm an adviser for the Young Women (12-18 year old girls) in my ward. I work with the 12- and 13-year old girls. I plan activities, teach lessons, and just have fun with these beautiful, spirited, young women. Together we learn about our Savior, Jesus Christ, and try to follow His example and be good examples. We do service for our friends and neighbors and we help lift each other up. Ultimately, living my faith is doing the right thing: being honest, helpful, thankful, kind, and hard working. It's not always easy. It takes practice. I don't always succeed. But I know if I try my hardest, the Lord will help make up the difference.