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Hi I'm Marilee

I'm a family girl, has-been dancer, and small business owner. I try to be happy and live up to my name. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the color white, being outdoors, and spending time with my little family. I grew up as a dancer. I was able to accomplish much with the gift God gave me, and had big dreams to attend a major arts school and perform professionally. While I came close to achieving my goals, I never got into that school. Instead, I danced professionally for a local company and graduated from BYU. I married a man who swept me off my feet, and continues to love me unconditionally. We lived in Belgium for my husband's work and loved adventuring through Europe. Soon after we had a baby boy and now a girl, who show me what real goodness is everyday. My family is the center of my orbit. The life I now live isn't full of fame or glory, and looks different than what I imagined as a teenager. The Lord had a different plan for me, full of more joy and contentment than I could've imagined. I'm always learning when I do what He asks of me, the blessings are real and worth it!

Why I am a Mormon

I actively live my religion because of the way it makes me feel. I better know who I am. I can more easily focus on where I need to be going. Whenever I apply a principle of truth I've learned through the church it only increases my happiness. Living this gospel also brings me peace and hope, two of my favorite feelings. Life isn't easy for anyone, yet because of my testimony I know there is a calm to be found in the chaos.

How I live my faith

I try to pray and communicate regularly with my Father in Heaven daily. I try to drink deeply from the word of God everyday. I try to follow impressions to help those around me. I try to be a good example to the young girls in our church. I try to attend the temple where I feel closest to my Father in Heaven. I try to spend quality time with those I love. I'm very flawed, but I am trying, trying to be like Jesus Christ.