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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a Utah native and a Michigan transplant who has also lived in Arizona and Wisconsin. I'm a wife and a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to a wonderful husband of almost 22 years. I love children and I have five of them (3 boys and 2 girls) who range in age from 7-19. (Our 19 year old is currently serving a full time mission in Utah.) I'm also a babysitter of two other little ones during the day. In my "spare" time I love to read, scrapbook, keep a family blog, go camping and hiking, travel, and do crafts--especially crochet. I sell some of my projects in an online shop. My favorite thing is having all my kids at home (usually!), and while I've never been able to have the time or patience to home school my children, I live for summer vacation when the days are so much less rushed and we keep ourselves busy working and having fun together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in Utah to an active LDS family. I was baptized at the age of 8. I always knew I loved going to church and felt good there but it wasn't until the summer that I was home after my first year of college that I realized that I couldn't continue to just coast along on that good feeling. I needed to decide for myself if this really was true and right. I spent that summer reading and studying the Book of Mormon and the Bible. I did a lot of praying and a lot of thinking. It was an amazing experience. And I knew. By the time I returned to college, I was a different and better individual and I knew that what I had been doing in the church my whole life really was good and right. Since that time I've had ups and downs and found times where I realize that I need to recommit myself to the gospel truths that I know are true and want to live. This has been especially true during the busy and crazy years of babies and young children where I feel like I've accomplished something just to survive a particular day in one piece, much less work in scripture study and heartfelt prayer. But I know when I do, it helps me. We've had some big things happen to us in our lives and the lives of our children, including getting through two heart surgeries of our second son. Without our faith and the knowledge we have of our Father in Heaven's plan of salvation, those experiences would have been so much more difficult to cope with. Why am I a Mormon? It helps me with every aspect of my life. It makes me a far better person than I ever would have been otherwise. It gives me direction and faith. It makes me happy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be a good person. I try to be a friend to others and give love and service to those in need. I try to be active and involved in my community and my children's schools as well. I try to be a good example of Jesus Christ in whatever I do. Within the church, I've had the opportunity to teach children and youth, serve in leadership positions that took me way out of my comfort zone but taught me tremendously and gave me so much confidence in myself. Currently I am a part of a branch, or smaller church unit, where I am able to serve as a leader in the Primary which is our children's organization. I am able to help the Primary President oversee the teachers as well as teach the children in a large group setting each week.