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Hi I'm Holly

I'm a wife, a mom, a cosmetologist, and a yoga studio owner, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Who am I? Well, I’m probably a lot like you. I’m a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, and a friend. I love cooking, but hate cleaning up the mess. I love to laugh and have fun, and in just be silly. I have dreams and aspirations and I have plenty of imperfections too. I also have many days where life overwhelms me and it just seems too much. I am susceptible to depression and spend many days trying to manage it. I have a passion for yoga, and am an owner of a hot yoga studio. I’m also a hairdresser, but my most rewarding while at the same time frustrating job that I have, is being a mom to my 6 kids, and a companion to my husband. My husband and I gave birth to 5 children. When my youngest was 3, and my oldest was 13, we took in a 16-year-old boy who lived behind us in our neighborhood. He had recently lost his dad to cancer and his mother left when he was a very young boy. You could say, that he adopted us. He literally crawled through the dog door, and never left. I grew up in a “yours mine and ours” family. I am one of the “ours” kids. I was #10 of 11 wild and crazy kids in my family…. And yes, we all grew up under one roof.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Well, my father comes from a long line of Mormon history. My mother converted when she was a teenager. So, I was born into a family, which was already practicing its religion. That’s not to say that I didn’t have my own conversion. Because at some point, we have to decide for ourselves what it is that we believe. Just because I grew up being taught all these things, didn’t mean that I automatically believed them. As I got older, many of the things I was taught as a child, started to take on more meaning. Each one of us has a very specific and individual journey that only we can take. It’s that journey and the challenges, trials, and also the triumphs that teach us and help us to grow, and help shape us into the individuals that we were sent here to be. Why am I a Mormon? Living this gospel doesn’t make my life easy, but it does make it easier. It helps bring peace to my heart, and joy in my life. It challenges me and helps me accomplish things that I never thought possible.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by recognizing that I am not perfect, and cannot do it all on my own. I live my faith by trying to model to my children what my parents modeled to me. Teaching my children values, morals, and standards, but also loving and accepting them unconditionally when they have struggles of their own. I live my faith by trying to be unconditionally loving and accepting of all human beings, and hopefully teaching my children to do the same. I live my faith by being a good citizen, a good neighbor, and hopefully to those who know me, a good friend. I live my faith by loving and caring for someone else’s son. I live my faith by serving others. In my family, my church, and in my community.