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Hi I'm Emily.

I grew up in Southern California. I'm a domestic diva with two sons, one cat and one husband. I love adventures and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to travel. When my mom was pregnant with me, she took a trip to Hawaii. I have been addicted to traveling ever since. When I was 11, my family went to Mexico City. When I was 13, I went on an exchange trip to Japan. My high school show choir took tours to England, Ireland, New York and Washington D.C. In college I studied abroad in Paris, France and in Northern Mexico. After college, I went on an 18 month mission to Northern England. When I got back from my mission, I became a copywriter and content editor. I met my husband in Sunday school. Two years later we got married and went to Costa Rica for our honeymoon-another fabulous travel adventure. Since we've been married, we have taken trips along both coasts and across the country. I love literature-everything from Harry Potter to Shakespeare. My mother was my high school English teacher and taught her students to love reading. My husband and I have a cat named Albus and matching cell phones that we call Fred and George. We nicknamed our first son Dobby while he was in the womb - did I mention I love Harry Potter? I am currently in charge of keeping the two cutest sons ever alive, healthy and sometimes happy. I moved to North Carolina with my family recently for my husband to go back to school to get his MBA. I am loving this new adventure in my family's life. I also enjoy running and eating cinnamon chips.

Why I am a Mormon

Why not be a Mormon? My life has been so blessed because of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My parents joined the church when they were living in Mexico City. They joined one of my dad's classmates for an Easter church service. The primary children (kids ages 3-11) sang in the program. My mom thought it would be a great place for a family and they have been faithful members ever since. As a kid, I loved going to church and learning songs in primary and scripture stories. In high school, I went to an early morning scripture study class before school started. I loved learning about the scriptures. I went to an LDS university where the motto was, "enter to learn, go forth to serve." After completing my bachelor's degree, I went forth and served an 18 month mission in England. What I loved most about my mission was sharing the news that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us and wants us to be happy. It was a blessing to see peoples' lives transformed because of that knowledge. What a privilege it is to be a Mormon! When I got home from my mission, I attended a young single adult congregation. I met a hardworking, kind and handsome lad from Texas in Sunday school. Two years later we got married in a temple of the Lord. In temples, a man and a woman can be married for time and all eternity, not just "until death do us part." I am so grateful to know that whatever happens in this life, I can be with my husband and sons forever because of the temple.

How I live my faith

Every night after my two year old son's bath, we read scriptures as a family. After the scripture reading, we kneel and say a prayer. We conclude with singing a couple of children's hymns and telling each other that we love each other. This is my favorite part of every day. We also attend church for three hours every Sunday. I love to feel the spirit and to worship my Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ. I love knowing that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and listens and answers my prayers. I help plan activities for the adult women in our congregation. I get together with a small group of other ladies once a month to plan these activities. I also visit three other ladies in the congregation. Once a month we get together and discuss what is happening in our lives and what the prophet and church leaders have told us. I love the opportunity to learn about them and to learn from them. I try to be "an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." I don't always succeed, but every day I try to be a little bit better. I find little things to be doable. Smiling at someone, saying thank you and trying to be patient when things don't go according to plan are little things that make me feel good. I try to show my family that I love them in little ways too. Making a lunch for my husband to take to school, reading with my sons or calling my dad to say, "I love you," are simple ways I can show them I care.