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Hi I'm Holly

I'm a but most importantly, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the luckiest woman! I have a wonderful husband and three terrific children. I truly enjoy family life. I love the hustle and bustle of getting the kids to their respective activities and then bask in the contrast of a relaxing evening with my husband. I enjoy cooking, baking, crafting, and having a clean house (enjoying a clean house and having one are two different things). I have been inspired to preserve my family's history through photos. I purchased a professional scanner and have been busy scanning old photos so that hopefully everybody in our extended family will be able to enjoy the memories of our loved ones. I embrace holidays, and I mean EVERY holiday, because I love a reason to celebrate or have fun. I enjoy my kids and want them to stop growing! My parenting years are flying by and I really would like them to slow down so I can cherish every moment and every funny thing our six year old daughter says. I love to go on lunch dates with my husband...well, any dates actually. He makes me laugh, provides for our family, helps others, and is just the most loving husband a woman could ask for. I love him so much, and love is what makes life wonderful! I am blessed!

Why I am a Mormon

My mom grew up with a Catholic father and an LDS mother. She ended up marrying my dad who was a Lutheran. Eventually he took the missionary discussions and felt the truthfulness of what he had been taught and joined the Mormon church. I remember at five years old being able to go to the temple to be sealed to my parents and my brother for time and all eternity. What an experience! From that moment on, I knew what was important in life. I felt something in the temple that stayed with me. I wanted that feeling again when it was time for me to get married. I lived my life so that I would be worthy of that blessing. I know I am lucky. I didn't have to make a lot of major mistakes growing up that would have caused me pain and regret. Having been taught the gospel from a young age, I knew the commandments and became familiar with the standards that a daughter of God would hold. I had many LDS friends who shared the same values and we truly supported each other in standing for what was right. The Gospel has given me such perspective in life. I lost my mother when I was 20 following complications from the removal of a brain tumor. Being one of only two children, I was very close to my mom. I felt like I had lost my best friend and didn't know how life would go on. She wouldn't be at my wedding and she wouldn't be able to see my children. Without an eternal perspective, that trial would have been more than I could have handled. I know I will see her again because we were sealed as a family by the authority of the priesthood. Heavenly Father blessed me with a husband who quickly became my new best friend. We have since lost both my husband's father and mother. 2010 was a devastating year. I was thankful that I was able to pass the hope that I have on to my kids in their moments of sadness. We will be with them again. By having hope and exercising faith, the Gospel brings safety and peace to my family and that is why I am a Mormon. I know it, I love it, I live it!

How I live my faith

As a Mormon, we have a chance to serve those we go to church with in one way or another. I am currently serving the children ages 3-11. After families attend Sacrament Meeting together, the children get to attend Primary. Each age group has a teacher that gives them a lesson. They also get to attend Sharing Time where we present the theme of the month and week. One thing I love about this church is that wherever you go in the world, the lessons are always the same. Children in various states and even countries are all learning the same things on any given Sunday. The presentation is sure to be different from group to group, but the main messages are clear and consistent. The children learn and sing beautiful, reverent songs that help them remember these messages. I love serving in the Primary! Getting to know the sweet children is an uplifting experience in itself. Helping them know how much Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love them is an even better experience. They are so precious in His sight!