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Hi I'm Kathryn

I'm a wife. I blog about my life and community. I'm best known for the fact that I have two sets of twins. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m the worst at describing myself. I’ll probably worry for the next 2 days if I properly described myself. I like to create and I love holidays (or any reason to celebrate for that matter). I love to decorate and find it fun to re-purpose and create with what I already have on hand. Give me $10 and I could be happy for hours in a thrift store, though it is a little hard to shop for treasures with 4 arms reaching out of the double stroller. I taught first grade for two years, but I love that my greatest claim to fame is motherhood. I have 2 sets of twin girls, born almost exactly three years apart and within days of my own birthday. I made it easy for my husband to remember - 5 birthdays in only 4 days. Now life is filled with raising my 4 daughters. I love it when my girls play in the mud and fill our home with laughter, because it is a lot more enjoyable than when they are screaming. When I get a free moment I blog about my life so I don't forget these precious and crazy years. I also blog about my city in an attempt to get people to enjoy living in and loving our area. Maybe it's a little selfish, but I do want my girls to grow up in a community where people are happy to be here.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon. But the real reason I keep going to church and keep living His gospel in my home is because it gives me peace. And I would do anything to feel that peace again and again and again. Life throws too many twists and turns to not have a refuge of peace. I love that His gospel is a gospel of peace, hope and happiness and I know that living His gospel is the reason I can feel those in my life. I wouldn't abandon that.

How I live my faith

Sunday is my favorite day of the week. Church gives me the energy to make it through another week. Although having two 2 year olds doesn't always allow me to sit and listen, there is power in just being there. The hymns give me goose bumps, the talks uplift me and draw me closer to Christ. I love that I also have the chance to teach the 6 and 7 year olds about how much Jesus loves them and my husband gets to work with the 12 year old boys. My older girls love their Sunday School class and are eager to learn from their teachers and friends each week and my younger girls love their Nursery class and love learning songs like, "I Am a Child of God." When we are at home, I love singing the hymns and children's hymns with my girls, even if I do sing like a duck. We read scriptures as a family and pray together daily. We devote special Family Nights to learning more about Jesus. My daughters love the treats afterwards. We plan special family activities like backpacking trips and special mommy/daughter and daddy/daughter dates to strengthen our family connections. We want our girls to feel safe and secure in our family and most importantly, loved by Heavenly Father and Jesus. I'm pretty sure it is working

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Kathryn
Sundays are the day that we try a little harder to look our best. We wear clean, modest clothes. My girls and I wear dresses. My husband wears a clean white shirt and tie. I take a little more time doing all my little girls' hair, though sometimes I'm not sure why I bother. By the time we get into the chapel doors, bows have been pulled out, curls have fallen. For us, it's not about being fancy, it's just trying to be our best for the Lord. We also celebrate holidays. I love holidays! For me, celebrating is something important in my family. I love the added excitement and love holidays bring into our home. Of course, we work hard to remember the true purpose of the holiday. For Easter and Christmas, yes Santa and the Easter Bunny may come and bring a few presents, but we strive to keep the focus on Jesus Christ. We focus our energy on creating quality family moments and our traditions around various holidays, birthdays and anniversaries help build those strong bonds. Show more Show less