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Hi I'm Amy

I love the visual arts. I am a wife and mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy spending time with my kids and my husband. We like playing in the pool together, going to movies, jumping on the trampoline, telling jokes, and laughing together. My kids' favorite is to get dad to play with them after work or on the weekends because he makes everything FUN. I really like interior decorating, design in general, clean sheets, reading, eating good food, photography, playing in photoshop, and using iPhone and apps that let me keep in touch with my parents in Guatemala and sister in Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a mormon. I learned from an early age that when we go to church and read the scriptures, the Lord is able to lead us in the path we should go. Mom and dad always woke me up for church and got us going in the morning. When I went away to college, my college ward (or group) met at 8am. That was a hard meeting to make, especially when you stay up as late as college kids do. And of course, mom wasn't there to make sure I went. I was there each week with my roommate. We made the conscious choice to be there. I saw other kids that didn't make it a priority, and I see that they missed out. As soon as I actually got to church, I would sit and listen to the talks and lessons. I would feel the Spirit very strongly, and I would tell myself each week that feeling the Spirit of the Lord was way better than sleeping in. The Spirit I felt in those early meetings would stay with me throughout the week. And I could always catch a Sunday nap after church. As I grew older, different circumstances would come up. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was sick and in bed for a few months. My husband and I didn't go to church often during that time. I missed the strong Spirit of warmth, peace, love, and learning that I had when I went to church. It was a year later that we finally went back to church regularly and our marriage was better because of it. We were happier, we made wiser financial decisions, and lead a richer life. There have been many crossroads in my life where I could choose to go to church, and remain strong, or to get lazy, stop going to church, or relax on scripture study and prayer. At this point, I feel so close to God and Jesus Christ that I can't deny that relationship. I have also promised to do what I can to keep the Spirit of the Lord with me, remember Jesus Christ, and to keep his commandments.

How I live my faith

I am part of a presidency of 4 women that lead the group of 160 kids. The ages are from 18 months to 11 years old. Each age group is broken up in to classes. We have a nursery of 18 months to 3 years, and then 2 classes of each age group 4 year olds, 5 year olds, and so on. We meet each Sunday for Sunday school and then meet together to sing songs, listen to lessons, and share scriptures about Jesus Christ. We also meet at least 4 times a year and have an activity all together where we have fun together, learn, and usually end with a treat. We organized the community Easter Egg Hunt this year and it was a great success!! We had around 400 people get together for breakfast, egg hunt, games, face painting, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. As a presidency, we meet regularly to discuss the needs of the kids, and also the teachers and music leaders. We pray for them as a whole and individually. We ask that Heavenly Father please guide us as we work with His children that we will be able to help them where they need help. I know that He cares about His children and I have personally felt his guidance on several occasions. Another thing I do is visit a few other ladies that go to my church. Every month I either give them a call to see how they are doing, and ask where I can help, or I visit them at their house. I have women check up on me too, and give me help where needed. It's a great program and I know the Lord wants us to take care of one another. We have each promised to mourn with those that mourn, to help out where needed, to bear one another's burdens, and to include everyone.