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Hi I'm Nicole

I'm a happy wife and mother of 5 ages 7 and under. I'm a homemaker, a singer, a blogger... and a mormon.

About Me

I love people! All people. I was taught in this faith, and by kind parents to always give people the benefit of the doubt- and to be very careful not to judge or criticize others. I can't say I'm perfect at this, but I really try to love everyone and see everyone for who they are- God's own son or daughter. I am fortunate enough to be a homemaker. While it's not always easy, I wouldn't give up these special moments with my little ones for anything. The gospel and my family are the greatest treasures in my life. My other interests include singing, reading, sign language, baking treats, piano, and laughing! I also love adventure and goal-setting, and I've had some interesting life experiences so far... I've been skydiving, ridden on a camel in the Sahara desert, and worked as a professional Christmas caroler, and most recently a turbo-kick instructor. I'm passionate about education. I have a degree in Social Sciences and I hope to further my education and have a career someday strengthening families- after I help raise my own. My deepest desire is to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord, and to be used as an instrument in His hands to bring Him glory. For He is the source of all that is good.   

Why I am a Mormon

My testimony of the gospel came gradually. As I studied and pondered over the Book of Mormon, and applied the principles, the Holy Spirit testified the truthfulness of it to me. I know that book came from God because I received a witness from the Holy Spirit. And I cannot deny it. I am grateful beyond expression to have the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. My deepest joys have come from being a member of this church. The gospel has taught me how to have a happier family- and how to be with them for eternity. The gospel has taught me to be a better wife, mother, and disciple of Christ. 

How I live my faith

 I'm blessed to have been able to serve young women ages 12-18 in our church for over 5 years. I lead meetings, teach lessons, and plan activites for these young women to help bring them closer to Christ. The weekly activities are wholesome and often include working on personal goals and reaching out to serve others in the community. It's refreshing to see youth these days so united in purpose! They support and uplift one another as they try to keep the standards of the church. Some of the standards include honesty, modesty in dress and behavior, refraining from harmful substances, chastity, honoring their parents, choosing good media, among others. When they fall short and make mistakes, they know that Jesus Christ compensates for what they lack- as they put their faith in Him. It's truly inspiring to see these bright young women grow in faith and in their devotion to the Lord. I also try to live my faith at home- we have daily prayer as a family, and what we call, "snuggle scriptures" We put the couches together and study the Bible and the Book of Mormon together as a family. Our kids are young- so we try to keep it interesting and engaging for them. Sometimes it doesn't go well at all- but we keep trying- because we have a sacred obligation to teach our children what we know to be true. We also hold a weekly family home evening, which involves a lesson, music, prayer, and a treat! This inspired counsel from church leaders has been a great blessing for our family- and has brought us closer together. It's so important to make family a priority in our busy lives. And have more time together- at home.