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Hi I'm Ali

I'm a dental hygienist, a mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name is Ali. I am 27 years old and my family and I live in North Liberty, Iowa. I have a 2 and a half year old little boy, and my husband just started his first year of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency. I love crafting, blogging, and documenting my family's life by a method called Project Life. I love photography, and hope to get better at it as time goes on! I am a dental hygienist but am currently not working so I can stay at home and raise my family. I love traveling and spending time with my family. Life is good!

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to be born into the LDS faith. Since both of my parents were Mormon, I did not have to make the decision to convert to this religion, however I did have to decide for myself at a young age that being a Mormon was the direction that I wanted to continue to go in my life. As a young child I relied heavily on my parents testimony of the gospel. I knew that THEY knew that this gospel is true, and that gave me great comfort. As I grew up and learned for myself how I wanted to live and how I wanted to raise a family, I gained a strong testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. There was nothing about this church that I didn't want to be a part of. From striving to live a clean, moral, happy life, to finding and marrying a person who had also tried to live the same standards I had, to wanting to raise children with those same standards. A religion that offered a temple marriage so that I could be sealed to my family forever, not just for this short time on Earth... but for ALL eternity. This gospel has nothing but a message of hope and love, and that in life is really what it's all about. That is what I wanted in life, and continue to want in life. Now that I have my own family, including children, I am so thankful that I was able to grow up in the gospel. The peace that it brings is unmeasurable. To be able to kneel in personal or family prayer and receive answers and guidance in life is such a blessing. To have the guidance of the Book of Mormon and Latter Day Prophets is such an amazing part of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon in conjunction with the Bible is an amazing book full of stories, answers to prayers, and guidance in our daily lives. All we have to do is open it to feel its power. You are never alone in the gospel of Jesus Christ. He loves us, and knows us, and wants us to be happy, and I have felt that as I have learned and grown up by living the standards of the LDS church.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith on a daily basis. Each Sunday my husband and I prepare a lesson and teach a Sunday School class to 11 and 12 year old children. By teaching these children I learn valuable lessons that I can apply in my daily life! I am also a visiting teacher, meaning myself and one other woman from my ward are assigned a few different ladies to visit. We spend time with them, making sure that their needs are taken care of, that they are happy, and that life is going ok for them. It is a great way to get to know other women in the ward better, and build strong relationships by serving others. I look forward each month to when my visiting teachers come and catch up with me. We also try to bring a message of hope and love and leave each sister better than we found them.