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Hi I'm Alicia

I'm a junior high teacher, a mother, a writer, an Arizona native who loves adventure, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happy mother to an incredibly sweet, energetic daughter and a wife to the most handsome man. I'm an 8th grade English and Drama teacher working in the school district I grew up in. I love hiking, exercising, gardening, writing, playing piano, and reading. Recently I've become a crochet fanatic creating crochet food and toys for my daughter. I love talking and teaching and would rather act it out than make it cute and decorated. I love rock music and singing and dancing. I love traveling, exploring and adventures. In a perfect world, I'd do something new ever single day. My unique gift to the world is my enthusiasm. While it seems that so many people have all my same talents, when I get excited, it's contagious. I love life.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it makes sense. I grew up in the church with a family history of membership in the church. My friends were Mormon and plenty of my classmates were likewise Mormon. Even with the family values and habits of church membership, I knew at a young age, that this church was the true church of Jesus Christ. When I feel frustrated with myself, my life, and the world, Church doctrine is a calming beacon that helps me choose right. There is so much about life that is terrible. I have not been immune to great heartache and pain, but with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I understand who I am and what I need to do. I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy. When I am unhappy, it's usually because something in my life is not harmonious with the Lord. Hard and terrible things still happen, even daily. But I feel such joy when I feel my Heavenly Father's love and approval. I'm a Mormon to learn how to be closer to my Savior and to become the best woman, wife, mother, and teacher that I can be. I don't know everything (even though I think I do) but through Christ I can receive inspiration about all things. Being Mormon teaches me what to do and how to find answers.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday I attend church. Even in my study abroad semester in Costa Rica, I attended every church meeting, which lasts about 3 hours each Sunday. My entire adult life has found me serving the children of the area. For many years I taught the children from age 2 to 11 how to sing and learn about Jesus through songs. I have worked with groups of this age with over 100 kids at a time! I am currently working with this age group on a Stake or regional level. I visit the children of 8 different wards and work to help all teachers feel loved and supported, and all children to feel loved and closer to Jesus. I live my faith by visiting teaching. Women in the ward are assigned other women to visit, nurture and love as a monthly calling. Life-long friendships are creating through this practice. We all need someone who understands us, lives close by, and is willing be there any time. Visiting teaching is just that. I live my faith by dressing modestly, listening to good music, reading good books, and avoiding entertainment that brings me down. I love to laugh and have fun, but I want it to be in a clever and elevating way. I avoid R rated movies for that reason. I edit my own music as to not hear foul language. I want to be surrounded by wonderful things. I attend the temple monthly and read my scriptures daily. We read as a couple, as a family, and individually. It's not too hard when you love reading. I keep pictures of Jesus Christ and the temple on the walls of my home. I am so happy being a Mormon.