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Hi I'm Annie Hall

I grew up in Canada. I played college basketball for 4 years. I'm a mother to 3 beautiful girls and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in cold but beautiful Canada. I was raised in a family of 11 children and had 2 of the most amazing parents. Needless to say there was never a dull moment in our house growing up! I was always very involved in athletics and played college basketball for 4 years before i married my best friend! We currently live in the heat of Arizona and love every second of it! I would so rather live in the heat than in the cold any day!!! My husband is a Master's student at ASU and has one semester left before he graduates with his Masters of Physical Education. We have been here in Gilbert Arizona for 2 years now and hope to stay here once school is over. I am a mother of 3 girls and love it! Pink is a staple color at our house and my sweet husband deals so well with frills and bows but would really love to have a boy someday! I keep telling him that most guys would kill to be surrounded by 4 girls! I love to run and workout. I am a business major but did kitchen design for 5 years after i graduated. I love to decorate and make living spaces make sense. I love to clean and organize and dejunk, it gives me a great sense of accomplishment and it is also how i de-stress. I love spending time with my husband and my girls. We swim almost everyday (such a great perk of living in Arizona) and we love to go on family bike rides. Being outside and active is what makes me happy and seeing my children do the same always brings a smile to my face.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy and makes sense to me. I grew up in an LDS home and didn't really know any different until i was about 14 years old. I remember going to my first young women's camp which is just a yearly camp that the youth of the church go to and finding out for myself that the church was true. It's not that i every really doubted it, i was a good kid who was very obedient, but i had never felt the spirit testify to me so strongly that the church was true. It was a complete head to toe feeling that came over me and i remember it vividly. We were at a testimony meeting where people get up and share why they believe that the church is true and how it helps them in their own lives. I remember getting up to say something and just starting to cry. I cried so much that i couldn't speak. I felt so much love for my Savior and what he had done for me. I knew that this was the confirmation that i needed that the gospel was true. I knew for myself and not because my parents had told me so. From that point on i have always known that the gospel was true and loved the principles that it teaches me. I love that being a Mormon kept me from drinking and smoking and helped me keep my body clean from any addictive and abusive substances. I know that i wouldn't have been able to be such a successful athlete if i hadn't. I love that being a Mormon kept me chaste and virtuous. I always knew that my body was sacred and wanted to keep it that way. I love that being a Mormon i understand a know that i can be with my husband and children forever, not just till death do us part but for eternity. That is one of the most amazing things that is taught in the church and it is why everyday i try a little harder to be a little better so that i can have an eternal family one day. I love that being a Mormon puts life in perspective for me, i know who i am, where i'm going and what i need to do to get there. Being a Mormon isn't always easy, but it is SO worth it!!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by teaching a lesson once every month to the ladies in the church. This isn't an easy task...there are times when i ask myself why i was asked to teach ladies that are older and smarter than i am, but i learn more than anybody else in that room every time i teach. I think the Lord knew that i needed to learn and grow and by preparing for these lessons i indeed learn and grow! I also live my faith by coordinating the athletics for the female youth in our area. This is such a fun calling where i get to be out with the girls and see them be active and help them appreciate sports and athletics. By having these sporting events that we do, the girls are able to build relationships with other girls of their faith and also not of their faith . It is a fun and safe environment (well not always safe from injuries but relatively speaking it's safe) where the girls can enjoy the camaraderie that sports brings. Being such a huge sports advocate myself, this calling brings me so much joy and i feel like i get to connect and help the girls appreciate all that being healthy and active brings to ones life. Some of my fondest memories growing up were on the baseball fields or on the basketball court. I love sports and love that i get to share my love of sports with the girls! I also live my faith by visiting ladies in my ward on a monthly basis and usually more frequent than that. In our church we are all able to visit other ladies in our church and be each other's watch-guards. This is such a blessing to have instant friends wherever you go and know that somebody knows you and is there to listen to and help and lift you up whenever you need it. Moving from Canada to Arizona 2 years ago was one of the hardest things that i had ever done, but the one thing that made the transition easier for me was the 2 ladies in my ward who came to visit me and became my dear friends. I try to live my faith everyday in the way i live and love those around me.