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Hi I'm Alexis

I'm an Idaho girl. I help people with mental illnesses. I do hair. I'm a wife and mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love sports, shoes and I LOVE spending time with my family. I grew up going to sporting events, either mine, my siblings or my cousins. I enjoy cooking and baking. I have learned to make some of my favorite restaurant recipes at home. Some work out, some do not. I love baking a new cookie or sweet treat almost every week. Life is much sweeter in our home with Sugar! I enjoy making my house feel like a home. Wherever we move to, it always feels like home, that's what is important to me. I graduated from college in 2005, got my bachelor's degree in Psychology. I then taught high school for two years, but wanted more, so while I taught school, I went to hair school part time. I now get to help people with my psychology degree and I also get to do hair, both of which I love. I currently work with individuals who have mental illnesses and it is quite rewarding. I do hair part time and love the diversity of the two jobs. I married the love of my life in 2010. I was 26 when I got married and instantly became a mom, a step mom, to a fun loving 8 year old daughter. She is growing up fast and is full of attitude and spunk. She is a very happy child and is found singing, laughing or smiling often. My husband had been divorced twice before he met me. I had never had a relationship longer than 4 months, but I wouldn't trade his experiences or mine for anything. We might not be perfect but we are perfect for each other and love life together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were already members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was lucky to have been raised going to church and enjoying learning many lessons of Jesus Christ as a child. My favorite song when I was little was "I am a Child of God". It made me feel so special and loved. When I was 8 I made the choice to have my father baptize me and confirm me a member of this Church. How grateful I am to be a Mormon. I was blessed to go to a college where I was surrounded with other members of the Church. I remember vividly the night I finished reading the Book of Mormon the first time. I was 14 years old and it reminded me of Joseph Smith who was a 14 year old boy who knelt and prayed to know which church, if any, was true. I finished the book and knelt in prayer to ask my Father in Heaven if the Book of Mormon was true. It was Christmas Eve and while other children around the world were anxiously awaiting their presents in the morning, I remember anxiously awaiting an answer from my Heavenly Father as to whether the Book of Mormon was true. I can testify that that on that cold Christmas Eve, as I knelt in prayer, I received the greatest gift, I knew the Book of Mormon was true. The answer overcame my whole being and I felt peace and love like I've never felt before in my life. How grateful I am that my prayers are answered and that I could know for myself. I love being a member of Christ's church and living my life everyday as an example of my Savior, Jesus Christ. Every day I am motivated to be better because of my Lord and Savior's example. When I live my life the way He would have me live it, then I know that He is pleased. My husband, daughter and I kneel in family prayer every night. Our life is happier and more peaceful when we do as Jesus Christ has taught. We attend church every week and love the renewed feeling it provides us in our life, but more importantly we try to live the teachings of Jesus Christ daily.

How I live my faith

As a Member of the church, I participate in many opportunities to serve those around me. I was recently called to serve the Young Women in our ward. This group of girls, ages 12-18 are so much fun and have such a sweet spirit about them. Weekly, on Wednesday nights, we meet to casually get together and do an activity. Some activities include, Free babysitting for couples to go on a date, canned food drives, crafts, un-birthday parties, scavenger hunts, etc. My ultimate goal is to be an example to these sweet girls and to teach them the importance of staying close to the Holy Spirit, so they can receive promptings of their own to know what is right and what is wrong. They are at a critically decision making point in their lives and it is important for them to understand what Christ would want them to do. They work on goals of personal progress to help them develop faith and individual worth. They are magnificent and have such a wonderful spirit about them. I also have the opportunity to visit 4 women in our ward with a companion. The two of us go out to these sisters and meet them in their home to visit and share a spiritual message. We take this opportunity to see how they are doing and make sure they have all the necessities of life, and if they don't, we are able to help them and provide services for those who are in need. Where I live now, the women I visit literally live in temporary housing as there is a severe housing shortage in my area. My companion and I drove through a rocky field in my little car to reach one of our ladies who lives in a camper in this field. How special it was to go high and low to find these women and provide service to them. We have developed a friendship and love the visits we have. My family sets aside Monday nights to have a special activity and spend time with one another. We like having a fun lesson about the gospel and an activity to follow. We also work hard to pray and read scriptures together daily.