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Hi I'm Ashley

I grew up in the Northwest and I love it. I am a wife, and a mother of two busy girls. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up mainly in the state of Washington, and I love being near the ocean... even if it's cold. I attended college in Hawaii, where I met my husband and we've been married for over 7 years. We have two daughters and another baby on the way. I enjoy baking cookies and cupcakes, and making crafts for my home. I also started running with some friends this year, and I grew to really love it. It's something that I hope will be a life-long hobby. I graduated from college with a degree in Psychology, which I really enjoyed studying. I get to stay at home with my girls and I enjoy life as a mom. It's a really tough and exhausting job, but it's so worth it. I am so thankful for my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the gospel by very active parents who set a great example for me. I have always known that the gospel was true, but my testimony was really strengthened during the four years that I attended early-morning seminary in high school. Those years helped me to realize how blessed I was to have the direction and guidance that I had through the gospel. But a firm testimony comes one step at a time and takes a variety of experiences. Going to college was very eye-opening for me because even though I had always thought I had a strong testimony, I was now in a situation where I had to be firm in all of my convictions without my parents, siblings, and friends helping me along. I realized that I wasn't as strong as I needed to be. Luckily, those years shaped and strengthened me to become the person I am today. I am so thankful for the church in my life. I know that I can pray whenever I need peace or guidance and that Heavenly Father is aware of me and waiting to help me. I can't imagine my life without the many blessings that the gospel brings. I need it in my life. We all do.

How I live my faith

I live in a wonderful ward with many strong families and fun people. I am in charge of planning all of the activities for the women in my ward. We have small monthly meetings and larger quarterly activities. It can be overwhelming at times, but it has definitely been a good thing for me. It has stretched me in many ways and has helped me to open up to others and develop creative skills that I didn't know I was capable of. I love the fact that this church is driven by service. It blesses our lives as much as it blesses others.