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Hi I'm Mikaela

I'm a northern girl living in the South. I'm a mother of 4 boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and have since lived in 4 different states and 2 different countries. I currently live in the South and am loving the Southern hospitality. I am in the "mother phase" of life. I have 4 young and active boys and I have chosen to be a stay-at-home mom while they are growing up. I stay active in the community by volunteering as PTO president and occassionally substituting at our local elementary school. When my children are older I will go back to work as a history teacher. I love my boys, but I also love baking. I have never met a dessert I didn't like. I love to experiment and try new recipes much to my family's delight. I also enjoy coming up with fun and random things to do with my kids like neighborhood scavenger hunts and crafting robots.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was child, my mom told me that when she was 12 years old, no one else in her family wanted to go to church. So she walked every Sunday to church by herself. That brief story made a huge impact on me. I thought there must be something really important about this church if my mom was that diligent at such a young age. And still, in her mature age, she attends church faithfully, every Sunday. I am grateful for that legacy. Although I have been a Mormon my whole life, I am not a Mormon just because. My experience has been like what Isaiah described: "precept upon precept; line upon line" (chapter 28, verse 10). I had been taught the gospel in class on Sundays, at home, and through the scriptures. But it wasn't until I was a teenager that many ideas began to click in my head: the need for a Savior, what restoration meant, the blessings of a temple. And it wasn't until I was in college when I truly felt that I knew. And it wasn't some big, glorious manifestation that the gospel of Jesus Christ was true. It was quiet. It was peaceful. I just knew that I knew.

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there is always something to do! In church I have been asked to teach. Currently I teach the youth Sunday School class. They are full of questions! My favorite assignment has been the music leader for the children. I have loved coming up with fun and exciting ways to teach music despite my lack of muscial ability! In our small community in the south, there are not a lot of members of our church. As a family, we try to live the gospel and be good examples of our faith. Everyone knows us as the Mormons since we are one of the only families in the small town. We love having what is called Family Home Evening. That is a time set aside every Monday evening to teach each other and spend time together as a family. My kids love that there are always treats and we each take turns choosing the treats or teaching the lessons.