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Hi I'm Aimee

I'm an just your average mom of 5 kids. I served a mission in Scotland and met my incredible husband there. And... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a B.S. in English. I served a mission to Scotland. I am now a Bishop's wife and mom of 5 kids-- 4 boys & 1 girl. Most days I am a cook, chauffeur, laundress, personal shopper, tutor, piano teacher, house cleaner, teacher, accountant, repairman, and nurse. It's got to be one of the most interesting and challenging jobs in the world. I love it-- most of the time. Except tonight when my 2 year old drew with dry-erase markers on my wall. I thought those were supposed to erase easily, but I guess that is only if you use them on dry erase boards. (No, magic erasers didn't work on them!) But it helps that I'm married to the most amazing man in the whole world. I could talk about him for hours, but he has his own profile! I would LOVE to be really organized, but I just can't seem to achieve it. In my "spare time" I would (theoretically) like to squeeze in some traveling (to Europe), reading, and hiking. I do love to try new recipes and I'm on a quest for the perfect red velvet cupcake recipe. I like to run & even ran a marathon once. I love my family, the beach, the country, the mountains, Italian food, chocolate, good books & sleep!

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestors were Mormon pioneers on both sides of my family. I was raised as a Mormon and feel a strong connection to the generations of my family that joined this church in its early days. I don't know if I would have the courage to look at the LDS church with an open mind if I had not been raise in it, but I do know that I am a believing, practicing Mormon because I choose to be now. I believe that our lives are better for having faith in God. I believe that faith is nourishing and brings us hope and peace and joy. In order for us to have faith, we need to have truth and I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ contains a fulness of God's truth on the earth. I am a Mormon because I believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ and I believe that Christ lives today and guides and directs the work of this church. I think it makes sense that if there is a God, he would give us directions-- like through prophets. I also think it makes sense that if God had prophets both the days of the old testament and the new testament, that he would still have prophets today. I am a mormon because I believe we have those prophets on the earth today and they inspire us to live more Christlike lives. I am a mormon because this gospel helps me to realize my weaknesses and try to follow Christ's example. I am a Mormon because my life and the lives of my family are blessed by the priesthood authority that has been restored to the earth in our days. I am a Mormon because I believe that our family will be happiest if we keep God's commandments.

How I live my faith

I served a mission in Scotland for 18 months and had some wonderful experiences talking with people about the gospel and their beliefs. Right now, I teach the 16 & 17 year old girls in our ward. It's wonderful to see their commitment to God and how it helps them to make good choices. It's great to be able to prepare lessons and share my feelings with them in our lessons on Sunday. Their optimism and faith inspires me. We also get together for activities during the week. It's great for them to be able to help and support each other. My husband is the Bishop of our ward and so we have a lot of involvement with all of the members in our area. I love the fellowship that the church has always provided our family, no matter where we have moved or lived. The church has always been an instant "family" of sorts for us, even when we lived far away from our real families. Getting to know people better has helped me to realize that we are all just real people, not perfect, just trying our best. We all have our own unique challenges and hardships. I know we need to be more patient and understanding with everyone we meet, because we just don't know what it is people might be facing. Christ's ministry was largely about loving others and not judging them. We need to give people the benefit of the doubt, be a little more patient, a little more friendly, and not be afraid to reach out like Christ did. I really want my children to pattern their lives after Christ's teachings and learn to build upon his foundation, faith and example. That is why I am a Mormon.