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Hi I'm Kyla

an Idaho trumpet player of 25 years, a Mom of 3, a teacher, a crafter, a writer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My children, 11, 8, and 4 are my life! We do lots of fun things together mostly involving creations of new crafts and FOODS. Some favorites I've always loved to participate in include: Jazz and concert band music (I have a bachelor's degree in Music Education), playing tennis, volleyball, and basketball, and watching Nebraska FOOTBALL. I have given private lessons on brass instruments, and taught middle school beginning band before starting a family and becoming full-time MOM. I might call myself a "side-tracked" home executive because I have the desire to have a smooth running home, but I am often pulled by my creative nature to make things with my hands.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with supportive parents who taught me and my 2 siblings from a very young age the teachings of the Savior, Jesus Christ. When I was 8, I chose to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Recently my son turned 8 and was also baptized. In the weeks prior to his baptism I asked him an important question one day - if he wanted to be baptized. He looked at my quizzically for a few moments, then said, "Well, YES!! Why would you even ask me that, Mom?" When I told him I just wanted to be really sure he wanted it and knew WHY he was doing it, he told me, "Jesus showed us the way and said that we should get baptized, so I am just wanting to follow what he did." Very simple, from the mouth of a child, and I know that in doing what my son said - following Jesus - my life does stay very simple, in fact it makes everything wonderful! So the question becomes more "Why wouldn't I want to be a Mormon?" And I can't think of a reason.

How I live my faith

As a follower of Christ I want my children to see that I am willing to serve others outside the home too, and I certainly desire for my kids to give of themselves and show charity and love to their friends and neighbors. For example, my husband and I try to create opportunities for them to help out the elderly by visiting a nearby rest home every couple of months. We check up on our older neighbors too by taking care of their seasonal yard work or dropping by soup or cookies unexpectedly. I work with the music at church each week and my husband serves the youth by teaching Sunday and volunteering with the Scouting program on Wednesdays. It keeps us running, but I think our examples to our children are important and it certainly feels good to serve others. There is an opportunity for everyone at church, so we are not unique in having these volunteer experiences. I think it's a blessing because in the service of others just gives life more meaning and it's all set up for us to actively take part and give of ourselves as the Savior did for us.