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Hi I'm Haley

I'm a mom of two. A former scientist. A soon to be Air Force Wife. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a mom of two. Which keeps my plenty busy ! I have a little boy and a new little girl. I love being a mom and appreciate all the experiences (good and bad) that come with it. I love taking pictures and enjoy my photography "business." Something about capturing moments and preserving really speaks to me. I went to college to become a doctor but decided early on, I'd rather be a full time mom someday. So I got my biology degree and became a research scientist in the mean time. I did that while my husband was going to school. I studied everything from lung cancer to fluorescing DNA to a new drug to treat Fabry's Disease. I LOVE science. I grew up an army brat so I don't really know where I'm "from." Usually I just tell people I'm from America. My husband is getting ready to go into the Air Force to be a pilot so I'll get to jump right back into military life !

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by a Mormon mother and a Southern Baptist father. My mother took me and my brothers alone for as long as I can remember. However, I wasn't raised with a super strong foundation of the Gospel and it's standards. I had a time in college when I was one my own, and probably not making the best life choices and I was absolutely miserable. I just remember finally kneeling down to pray, pouring my soul out to my Heavenly Father about why I was so unhappy and how much help I needed. I read old journals, read my scriptures anything that I thought could help. And then it occurred to me. The last time I remember being happy, truly happy, was a single time in my life when I was completely living the in accordance to the standards of the Church. I was surrounded by good uplifting leaders and youth. I was making right choices. And then it was clear. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints equals happiness. I knew then that I needed to make big, hard changes in my life to get to that kind of happiness again. I changed my ways, changed my friends, my social life, all aspects of my life to be a righteous follower of Christ. I haven't looked back since that night. And the happiness I have in my life now, I never would have dreamed possible that sad night so many years ago. I LOVE being a Mormon. I love living the standards of the Church. I love the blessings I receive from it. I know it is true and it is the only way to find happiness, true happiness, in this life and the next.

How I live my faith

I love being Mormon because its more than just a Sunday religion. It's a whole lifestyle that is part of every day. I love reading the scriptures with my family and saying our prayers together every night. I love when I have the time to do it for myself. I've had quite a few callings or assignments in different congregations in my time. I currently play the organ for our main service and piano for any musical numbers. I love music and especially love the Church's hymns and the amazing Spirit it invokes. I've work in the leadership over the Primary children (ages 3-12), the leadership over the teenage girls (12-18) planning lessons & activities, and in the women's organization called the Relief Society (18-118!). Currently I am the activities coordinator for the Relief Society and get to help plan all kinds of fun activities for the women in our congregation.