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Hi I'm Alisa

I'm a 25 year old mother of (almost) 2. I'm a housewife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am first and foremost a wife and a mom. I stay home with our daughter and I am pregnant with our second child. I do all the shopping, meal planning, cleaning, bill paying, etc for my family. I leave the budget to my husband (an accountant) because I am not good with money and finance things.  I love organizing and cleaning (and can be a little obsessive), a trait which I have managed to already pass on to my 2 year old daughter. I like trying new projects, but in my obsessiveness, I never feel like they turn out how I want. Maybe someday I'll LOVE something I make. Until then, I'll admire others' creativity. I enjoy writing and won an award in high school for it. I love reading and have a massive list of books I want to read and not enough time to read them!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my whole life. My parents were both LDS their whole lives and at least one of their parents was as well. I come from a long line of members of this faith, but I don't live this gospel solely out of tradition or expectation of my parents. In all honesty, it's hard to imagine living this life without the gospel of Jesus Christ and the knowledge of the Plan of Salvation guiding me. I don't like to think about where different choices in my life may have led me - I know they would not bring the happiness living the commandments and standards of the church have brought me. I have an amazing husband, a beautiful daughter, and a terrific family, all of which I could have without being a member of the LDS church, but knowing THIS family is eternal - that I will get to be with them forever - seems to make all the difference. Knowing that my Heavenly Father is there watching over me and ALL his children, knowing that my Savior Jesus Christ suffered for my sins and prepared a way for me to return to live with my Heavenly Father and my family is such a blessing and makes each day (and especially the bad days) easier, better and happier.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as I live any normal day. I read the scriptures and pray with my family. I pray to Heavenly Father about everything from major issues to small prayers of gratitude to pleadings for more patience. I attend church and work with the young women (12-18 year old girls) in helping them to strengthen their testimonies of the Savior and His work. My husband also teaches the youth in an early morning class (5:45 AM) each school day. We both love the teenagers and know their importance in shaping the future and want to do our part to help them achieve their potential, as we strive to achieve ours. I also visit 3 sisters every month, just to get to know them better, make sure everything is going well in their lives and share with them a spiritual message. I have made some lasting friendships through these sisters I visit. I am grateful that I am given the opportunity to serve in my church - the blessings that come from that service are innumerable and I am eternally indebted to my Heavenly Father for all that I have.