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Hi I'm Amy

I'm an outdoor enthusiast. I'm an attorney and stay-at-home mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My father was a professional mountain guide in Alaska when I was a kid and he passed his passion for the outdoors onto me. I love to run, hike, backpack, ski, snowboard, rock climb, rappel, canyoneer, sea kayak, and camp. I enjoy teaching people new outdoor skills. I've worked as a rock climbing/rappelling instructor and a cross country ski instructor. There's just something amazing about helping someone learn a new skill and overcome fears, and seeing them reach a certain point of understanding where everything just suddenly clicks. I'm excited to teach my children how to rock climb and ski and snowboard. My daughter was just six months old when we took her on her first climbing excursion and her first bike ride. After I graduated from law school, I turned down a position as an associate with a law firm so I could focus on starting a family with my husband. Now I work from home doing legal research and analysis for law firms and corporations by telecommunications. I know that being home with my children is a major blessing for both me and my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church and have been a member all my life, but I've made a personal decision to be a member of the Church because I feel Heavenly Father's love for me in all aspects of my life, from the natural beauty of the earth to the gift of the atoning sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ, to the very personal blessings I've experienced in my short life. Before I gave birth to my first child I had two miscarriages in one year. It was an extremely difficult time emotionally, not only at the time of the miscarriages but also around the time that each baby would've been born. By the time the second baby would have been due, I was already about 22 weeks pregnant with my daughter. I felt so guilty about grieving for the baby I'd lost because I felt like it meant I was ungrateful for the healthy baby I was carrying. It was difficult to reconcile those simultaneous feelings of guilt and gratitude. One day I remembered a scripture from the New Testament that says, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." (1 Corinthians 10:13) In that moment, I had an impression that the scripture didn't apply only to what we traditionally think of as temptations but also to trials and hardships, and suddenly I knew that I could make it through the difficult times because Heavenly Father knew that I was able and could bear it. It didn't make my pain and grief disappear in an instant, but it made it more manageable and I knew that Heavenly Father loved me.

How I live my faith

My family and I drive about 20 minutes one way to go to church each Sunday. We just moved into a new ward and I'm always so grateful that the Church is the same no matter where you live. I try to live my faith by being loving and kind toward my family, friends, and people in my community. Recently I've committed myself to try to be more patient with others. And myself. I've realized that it's important for my one-year-old daughter to see me live gospel principles, so my husband and/or I pray with her before bedtime each night in addition to mealtime prayers.