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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a wife; I'm a mother; I'm a graphic designer. I'm a little bit weird. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married and currently have two little boys. I love being a mom and a wife; there is nothing better in the whole world. I love to be silly with my kids and play with them, but more importantly, I love watching them learn new things and grow into their own little personalities. I grew up in Utah and have stayed lived here my whole life (except for 4 years while I attended college). I graduated with a degree in journalism and graphic design. I love design. I love typography. I love interior design. I love to blog and read other blogs. Mostly, I love to spend time with my family, playing games, watching movies and just talking.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So I have been a Mormon my whole life. When I was younger my parents taught me their faith through word and example. As I became a teenager, they encouraged me to go to church, read the scriptures and pray, not just because they asked me to, but for myself and to discover on my own if the gospel was true. At various points in my life I have discovered on my own that it is true and choose to live the gospel because of the peace and happiness it brings to my life. Each day I continue to rediscover it's truth. I know that Jesus Christ lived on this earth, that he died and was resurrected and that he lives again. I know that he and my Heavenly Father love me and care for me on a personal level. They know who I am and how to bring me joy and comfort. I am a child of God. Shortly after I was married, my husband and I tried to get pregnant. I was excited about starting a family and raising children, but we were later told it might not be possible for us to conceive on our own. It was heart breaking. I poured out my pain in prayer. I wondered why such a great blessing might not be within my reach. As I struggled with the thought of not being able to have children, my Heavenly Father sent wonderful people into my life that had similar problems. Through Him, they strengthened me. As I continued to pray for a family, the Savior, Jesus Christ, blessed me with peace and with patience. After years of trying (and the wonderful blessing of modern medicine) we were blessed with a baby boy. Shortly after, we were blessed again with another baby, on our own and without medical help! Every day as I look into my babies' faces, I am reminded that my Heavenly Father and Savior love and know me, just as much as I love and know my own children. I know that families can be forever and having my family with me everyday for all eternity means more to me than words can express.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by studying the scriptures and learning more about my Savior through the words of the Bible and The Book of Mormon. I pray to my Heavenly Father and remember that he is my father. He know and loves me and answers my prayer. I want to build my own testimony each day through study and prayer. Each Sunday, my husband and I teach the youth in our neighborhood. I love to talk with them about the teachings of our living prophets and help them to understand the gospel more fully and live happy and clean lives. We talk with them about how the principles of the gospel can help them in their everyday lives, especially at home and at school. Most importantly, my husband and I teach the principles of the gospel to our children. Each night before going to bed, we read The Book of Mormon with our children. We try to tell the stories to them in ways they will understand. We also pray with them and give them the opportunity to pray and talk with and come to know our Heavenly Father. It isn't always perfect, but everyday we try to learn something new.