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Hi I'm Allison

I grew up in Mesa, AZ. I love to bake, read, shop, and be with my family, not necessarily in that order, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I gave birth to 3 children and have been a mother to 7. When I married my husband, 19 years ago, he had the extra 4. We had them all from the beginning. That was definitely a rough time in our lives, blending two families together, but we did it! We all still love and even like each other today. We now have 9, so far, grandchildren. This is my beloved calling in life, being a mom and a grandma. Who ever put the "grand" in front of mother was right on...being a grandma is truly "Grand"! I love to cook and bake! This brings me great joy watching those I love enjoy the food and goodies that I create. Teaching our daughters and now our grandchildren special recipes is such a delight. I am working on my first cookbook now, this is a work in progress, but I'm having fun with it. I really enjoy getting outside, taking walks right at dusk, or long bike rides. Zumba is my newest form of exercise which I'm slowly becoming addicted to it. I have a degree in interior design, which took me a while to achieve. I worked at it slowly while staying at home with our children. I have lots of fun decorating our home and helping others with theirs. I really like reading, but I REALLY like a good book on the beach, the beach makes a some what okay book....great!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a Mormon. As I reflect back on my life, I have come to realize that at a young age I took, being a mormon, for granite. It was just who I was, how I lived. Now, I am so incredibly grateful that I am a mormon. Life can deal out some pretty difficult challenges and struggles, but the gospel brings me huge amounts of peace. I know my Heavenly Father is there listening to my every prayer. I have had too many faith building experience throughout my life to think any other way. I know my Savior, Jesus Christ lives. I feel it deep within my soul. I know why we are here, to gain these experiences, to help us become better people. At times, I fight against that knowledge and just want life to be easier. But knowing the big picture, knowing that my Father in Heaven is molding me into the person He knows I can become. I know my family will be together forever, as long as we live our lives in accordance to His teachings. This is another part of being a Mormon that brings great peace to me. We lost our precious grandson at only 9 days old, this was heart breaking! Because of the knowledge we have, and that his parents were sealed in the Temple, and are valiant people, we know we will see this precious little boy again, we'll get to be with him and his parents will get to raise him. This is a huge blessing! I know we have a living Prophet here on earth today. Thank goodness! I cling to every word President Monson speaks, knowing what he is telling us comes from God. I am grateful for my testimony, I lean on my own now and take nothing for granite.

How I live my faith

We have just moved back to AZ from Utah about a month ago. I currently do not have a calling in an organization yet, I know this will come soon. I am a visiting teacher and love this calling. I get to go visit 3 wonderful ladies in our ward, get to know them on a personal and spiritual level. What a great blessing! We look out for each other, take care of each other when needed, and just be a friend. I have served in many different capacities throughout the church. I love working with the women in our ward, meeting the needs or the other women and their families, teaching skills and gaining knowledge together. I have enjoyed working with the youth and and young children as well. They are strong and valiant children. Their knowledge astounds me. Being part of a ward is truly like being a part of a family. We are all in this together, serving one another, and each other's children.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Allison
I feel families are just as important to Mormons as they are to any other denomination. We love our families with all our heart and soul. We yearn for their happiness and success in life and life eternal. We teach our children at a very young age to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, for we know this brings true happiness. We work together forming bonds with each other. To be there for each other through difficult times, as well as celebrate together the joys of life. We believe as we strive earnestly to follow the principles and teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ we will live as a family forever. I can not imagine not having my family with me forever. This is my focus on living a righteous life, to do everything in my power to ensure this great blessing of eternal families. Show more Show less