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Hi I'm Haley

I am an expert at Princess Dress-up and Make Believe. Occasionally I burn dinner. Singing is my passion. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

From a young age I have studied and loved the Performing Arts. I attended a performing arts vocational high school(s). I also Studied Music, Dance, Theatre at college as well as earning a BFA in Fashion Merchandising. I have worked professionally as an actress both on stage and film, but now find myself semi "retired" surrounded in a sea of pink raising my two girls. I am an expert in Princess dress-up, and I throw one mean lemonade/hot chocolate "tea party". In my free time- Wait what is that?- I love to make items I see on Pinterest and Etsy, go on dates with my husband, find ways to design my home to be a Heaven on Earth or at least a place of peace, dance, sing, and craft. Mommy school is a huge priority right now in our young and growing family as I try to find fun and exciting ways to learn about the gospel and our ABC's.

Why I am a Mormon

At age 16 I left my home and went to live at a Performing Arts University. I was the only member of the church both in the underage boarding school dorms and within the college students. At that point in my life, I had a very small testimony of the gospel. My brother had just left for a mission, my parents were getting a divorce, and my new friends, classmates, and roommates were all finding themselves. I knew I had a decision to make. Every night I set aside time to read to Book of Mormon and Bible for myself. For the first time, I truly wanted to know if it was true. That year I prayed like I have never prayed before. It was one of the hardest and best years of my life. I learned so much in regards to education and life, and gained the testimony of the gospel I have to today. I watched my friends make so many decisions that brought them heartache and gained so much strength from my mom in the face of her adversity and my brother from his mission. I felt the love of my Heavenly Father over flowing as I auditioned for 30 colleges that year, and faced the decision that would change the rest of my life. I felt God listening and guiding me to where he knew I needed to be. I have such joy in my life today. Many believe I gave up something by choosing a church University verses a prestigious vocational Musical Theatre University. But I knew in my heart then and I certainly know now when I made this decision it would lead me to becoming the daughter of God I needed to become. Less selfish and self absorbed, and more focused on what truly matters in my life-my family and caring for those less fortunate. I am not perfect. So far from it actually. I have such moments of weakness. Particularly at 1:30a.m. with screaming children. -That's when I truly am grateful for the Savoir's atonement and my ability to repent and try again. I know this gospel is true. I know Jesus Christ knows us and loves us individually.

How I live my faith

I try so very hard to be patient and Christ-like with my children and husband. My whole world revolves around them and I want my children to know and have the peace I have which comes from the gospel of Jesus Christ. We try to incorporate the gospel in our daily lives through family prayer, and every Monday we have special family time set aside where we review the teachings of the gospel, play together, and have a special treat. I cherish those moments and love that we can be a family forever. I also cherish the moments where my children are so quick to forgive me when I yell or I am impatient. How christlike they are and I wish to be more like them. We enjoy working with the youth program of our church, teaching them what great worth they have not only in their families and in society, but in the eyes of our Heavenly Father. I also love to be apart of the choir and music programs at church. Nothing brings me closer to my Father in Heaven than music.