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Hi I'm Ashley

I'm a wife, mother, Ironman triathlete, and baker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay home mom of six great kids. I have a degree in Exercise Science from BYU. In college I competed in two Ironman Triathlons including the world championships in Kona. I still love to run and accomplished my goal of running a marathon between each pregnancy. I love to bake. Artisan breads are my favorite. We installed a brick oven in our kitchen to bake bread and have pizza parties. I have a cooking blog www.theperfectchocolatechipcookie.com. With little ones, I've had to put that hobby on hold for a while. I have a wonderful husband. He works hard and runs hard. We met at track practice in high school. We have a lot of fun as a family riding bikes, hiking, cooking, watching movies, and running together. My family is the joy of my life. I love every moment I have with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe this gospel is true. It is given to us as a way to be happy in this life and to return to live with our Heavenly Father in the next life. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior. His atonement is all encompassing and can help us in every aspect of our lives. I believe it because I try my best to live it. In doing this I receive peace and assurance from the Holy Ghost that it is true. I know God answers prayers. I know Christ's atonement has great power. I have felt this many times in my life.

How I live my faith

My faith is my life. I try to live it in everything I do. I'm not always good at executing this, but I like to focus and refocus myself by asking why am I doing what I'm doing. When I get caught up in the day to day chores of taking care of the kids and the house I try to slow down and remember that I'm doing this for them. I try to back off my agenda and include them. Things don't get done as quickly or as well as I would like sometimes, but it creates strong bonds between us and teaches them many different skills. I like to include them in my church service in Cub Scouts. They love to go to Pack Meetings. I love visiting teaching. There is a special friendship that is created when visiting with assigned ladies in my ward each month. I think about them and pray for them. Doing this helps me see their needs and be able to help. Often needs are just a phone call or a short conversation, but these help them know I care.