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Hi I'm Allison

I grew up on a dry wheat farm in a tiny town in Idaho. I love to photograph "life." People are my passion, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to my best friend and a mother to 4 beautiful children, 2 boys and 2 girls. Getting babies here was not an easy task for us. We prayed and struggled with infertility issues for years to get each of our first 3 children here. Then our last little girl surprised us and showed up all on her own! We feel so very blessed! Children are such a joy and bring so much happiness (and growth) into our lives. I love taking pictures! It is a rarity to find me without some type of camera on my arm (or now, my phone) in hand at all times ready to capture those precious moments we call life. Every day is a gift and I want to treasure it! I am a very tiny person and stretch to just under 5 feet tall (if you measure me in the morning! :)) I come from a whole family of people who are small in stature. They have never let it hold them back from becoming who they are supposed to be, who Heavenly Father wants them to be. I believe we are all given challenges in life, but we must see the good in ourselves and others and make the most of what we DO have and be OUR best selves instead of wishing we were someone else or having what someone else has. We are all unique and make up a beautiful, colorful bouquet in God's family because we are all different. And each of us with our unique talents, abilities and personalities are what make life so exquisite! I love to travel! My husband works for an airline so we take every opportunity to explore this amazing world God has created for us!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love my Savior Jesus Christ. I believe that He came to this earth and died for us. I believe that He rose again on the third day and broke the bands of death. Because He did this, we can be sealed in holy temples and be united with our loved ones throughout all eternity. Death is not the end! I believe Jesus Christ is our exemplar. I believe that He came to this earth and showed us the way back. Because He was baptized, I want to follow Him and I was baptized. Through baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost, I can know FOR MYSELF the truth of all things. Because I have the Holy Ghost in my life, I can feel the pure truth that Joseph Smith really saw the Father and the Son in the first vision and that Christ's church and His Priesthood are once again restored on the earth today. Because of the Holy Ghost, I can know for myself that all the prophets of the latter days from Joseph Smith to Thomas S. Monson are true prophets. Because of that knowledge, when they speak, I listen. Their words are there to guide and protect us. I know the counsel they give comes directly from Jesus Christ. I believe our Savior's plan is the plan of happiness and when we follow His words we are blessed. I am so grateful for the gift of repentance, that when we do make mistakes we can be forgiven and do better each day because of the atonement of Jesus Christ. Because of the Holy Ghost I can know that the stories I read in The Bible are true. I know the Book of Mormon is a true book, because I have prayed about it and have felt the Holy Ghost bear witness to me that it is true. I am so grateful that we have a living prophet who shares with us the words of the living Jesus Christ, who is the head of this church. I am a Mormon and I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I believe in the gift of the Holy Ghost and personal revelation with all my heart. My prayers have been answered time and time again by that still small voice that guides and directs me what to do and who I should help. I am a big believer in following Christ's example to reach out to "the one." The one who is left out, the one who feels lonely or discouraged, the one who doesn't feel loved. We have all been there at some point in our life or another. I want everyone to know that they have a friend in Jesus Christ. I want to be the kind of friend that He is. And I want to be an instrument in His hand to help people know that He will never leave us alone. As Elder Holland said, "...because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to do so." I believe we can help others on their journey through life by helping them feel loved and to know that Heavenly Father is aware of them and knows their name. I tell my children as they walk out the door to school most mornings to "be a friend to the friendless" as President Monson has so beautifully declared many times. I am able to reach out to many sisters in my ward serving as the ward Visiting Teaching Coordinator through the Relief Society program in the church. Ministering to others is a divine cause and I love the members of God's family because I love my Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ. I am so very grateful for all They have done for me. We are all here to help each other find our way back to our heavenly home. I am also a Relief Society instructor. I love studying the gospel and applying the truths I have learned in my own life.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Allison
I believe Heavenly Father put us in families because he loves us. He gave us a mother, father, sisters and brothers, so we don't have to go on this journey called life alone. We have people around us who love us and care about us and want the best for us. They are there to guide and counsel with us and teach us the truth and help us make good decisions. Sometimes people don't have the benefit of having a family in the "typical" sense. I believe that we can also be led to find friends who are like family who can help us along the path of life. I have a brother who was not born into our family, but he is my brother nonetheless and we care about him and love him like our own. I believe he was led to our family by a loving Heavenly Father because He does not want His children to feel alone. Show more Show less