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Hi I'm Ashley

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife to a wonderful husband and a mom of five very ACTIVE boys! I met my husband while we were both going to college. We were engaged five months later and then married 4 1/2 months after being engaged. We will celebrate our 12 year anniversary this year! We both continued our education and graduated with bachelor's degrees. Our first son arrived just 16 months after we were married and I have been fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom since he arrived. I love spending time with my own little family and extended family. I have 4 sisters that live close by so I see them often. My boys spend many days playing at parks, swimming, or just hanging out with their cousins. We enjoy being active and outside.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a mormon family. My parents divorced when I was very young, but I was raised by a faithful mother who taught the gospel to my 5 siblings and I. I tried to make good choices and live the gospel as I grew up. Sometimes I did good and sometimes I did not so good. I had a small, tender testimony, but still believed the gospel to be true. When I went away to college I had to choose for myself to live the gospel. My mom wasn't there to wake me up for church or to help me make good choices. My testimony of the gospel started to grow as I chose for myself to keep the commandments. I always knew the church was true, but as I lived the gospel for me it became undeniable. Now as a parent the gospel means even more to me. I want to teach my children to live the commandments so one day when we are resurrected we can live together as an eternal family. Having my family for eternity is what joy is to me. I know my Heavenly Father and Savior love me. Jesus Christ atoned for my sins and my heartaches. He died and was resurrected so that I can live again too!

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day. As a family we try to study the scriptures and say family prayers together. Each Monday night we have "family home evening." This is when we teach gospel stories or principles. Our two oldest sons are now able to give lessons at family home evening. My 8 year old shared his testimony after he gave the lesson this week. He told me later that his eyes felt like they were going to cry. It was so neat to watch as he felt the promptings of the Holy Ghost letting him know the gospel is true. Living the gospel at home and trying to be an example to my sons is the most important way I can live my faith. I also serve in my stake. I help train the teachers incharge of teaching primary age children (ages18 months to 11 years). Occassionally I get to teach the children at church. I like teaching the young children because they are so trusting and their testimonies ready to be developed and to grow. I like watching as they have "light bulb" moments, when they just get it. I know these spiritual experiences will help them as they get older and have to make more and more important decisions. I also help with cub scouts (boys ages 8-11). I like that the scouting program compliments the gospel. In cub scouts the boys are taught to do their best, to do their duty to God and country, and to help other people. These are such great characteristics for any young boy to learn!