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Hi I'm Karlee

I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I live for laughter and I love being a Mormon!

About Me

I am a mother of 3 boys, ages 9, 4, and a baby. My kids have a really great dad who is my best friend and my eternal companion. We love to travel and go on adventures and make memories together. We are very spontaneous people and we don't usually plan out our weeks or months... we just go! It's lots of fun. I am a stay at home mom and have really been enjoying it. I am really wanting to go to "hair school" as soon as possible and I'm also interested in social work and volunteering (if I can find time for that much schooling or training later on, I will probably pursue a career there :) I love to learn, and I love watching and interacting with people from all walks of life. Right now we are exploring our options as far as a job for my husband (jack of all trades!), so we may or may not be in Utah for much longer, but we welcome any new adventure that comes our way! oh, and I love swimming (swim teams most of my life), travelling, art, hair and makeup, making jewelry and several other crafts, girl's nights, DATE NIGHT (my favorite thing), movies (big time movie buff), all kinds of music (depending on my mood of the day), hanging out with all my family (they are soooo awesome), taking my kids on different adventures, reading, camping/hiking/anything outdoors, especially 4 wheelers, snorkeling and body surfing (if I'm ever lucky enough to spend time at a beach), picnics, watching my kids playing their sports, and watching my husband play basketball. :0)

Why I am a Mormon

I was "born in the covenant" (into an active LDS home) to 2 wonderful parents who still love eachother dearly. When I was a teenager I thought it was cool to rebel, I guess, and I got into many unhealthy and immoral habits. I ended up pregnant and unmarried at age 21. I quit smoking the day I found out I was pregnant and that was the first of MANY bad habits that I would eventually break. I made a decision to change my life around and put an honest effort into it, to tackle sins and habits both big and small. I always had at least a spark of a testimony of the truthfulness of the LDS faith, but was banking on what I immaturely thought the definition of repentance was... "sin now, pay later". Well I am here to tell you that it took over 2 years and much turmoil and restitution before I felt like I had repented for the things that I did. My testimony grew tremendously through the process, and I am very grateful for that. Apparently my efforts were accepted because right at the time that I felt like I was about done with the hardest parts of the repentance process, I met my dream man who was a return missionary and a class act who has always honored his Priesthood, and we got engaged about one month after we met!! We were able to be sealed together in the Salt Lake City Temple in 2006. So anyway, through these experiences and many many others throughout the course of my life, I have come to KNOW in my heart that the teachings of Jesus Christ are absolutely true and necessary for each one of us to be happy and to make it through the many trials of life. And I know that the truth is restored, and this is literally His Church on the earth. I also know that through my faith, obedience, repentance, service, and endurance, I can come to know all the things that my Heavenly Father wants me to learn while I am here. I am so happy that I get to be a part of this wonderful plan and a member of the true Church of Jesus Christ. I am proud and incredibly happy to be His disciple.

How I live my faith

I am a visiting teacher and I really love it. Probably about 2 years ago, I got over my social fear that I had with visiting teaching and now it comes easily and I really enjoy it without that fear of messing everything up or saying weird things and making a fool of myself, or worse, feeling like I have nothing to say or contribute! You just got to go out and get used to it if you feel that same fear. Then once you're used to it, you will start to LOVE it! I am really close to my sisters and also to my awesome companion and I am truly grateful for such a wonderful progam of the Church and also for the Relief Society, which is also pertinent and GREAT and caters to each sister individually. I have also seen my husband truly bless the lives of some of the families that he home teaches. The fact that any member can have access to the Priesthood just makes me feel happy and secure. It sounds nerdy but I really love attending all my church meetings. Especially listening to the honest and sincere, and sometimes VERY vulnerable comments and experiences of the sisters in the Relief Society. I have learned with them, laughed with them, cried with them, and tried really hard not to be jealous of the extra-amazing ones (hehe). But I feel honored to be numbered with such a stalwart and noble group of women. I love being a Mormon and all of the blessings that involves!

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Karlee
We increase our faith by practicing, just like any other thing we want to get good at! Pray always, sincerely, and you will see opportunities be placed before you where you can teach someone or learn something you want or need to know. You will find that your prayers for others become more specific as time goes by and you will also notice that Heavenly Father places opportunities before you that are in answer to your specific prayers. While you are marveling at the mysteries and tender mercies and miracles of God, your faith is growing all the while, whether that was your purpose in the first place or not. Faith needs nurturing and courage and it needs consistency. Meaning if you feel like your prayer wasn't answered, you should not be discouraged, and you need to realize that it may not be the right time and as you continue fervently in faith, the answers will come, sometimes when you least expect it. I basically see faith as complete trust in our Heavenly Father and in the promise that if we do our best, God will show us everything. What can be more wonderful than that?!  Show more Show less