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Hi I'm Cody.

I've played the piano since first grade. I received a B.S. in Statistics. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Yes, my name is Cody, even though I'm a girl. I was not named after anyone, nor is Cody a nickname nor short for anything. And yes, I have met other girls who are named Cody. I was born in California, but moved to Idaho when I was four, so I'm a definite Idahoan. However, I did not grow up on a potato farm. Like many kids, I started playing soccer and the piano when I was little, and continued for years. I still play the piano often, but soccer not so much. I do love anything outdoors, though (camping, hiking, kayaking, volleyball, tennis, ultimate frisbee...). I also enjoy reading, baking, and I just started quilting. I studied Statistics at college for two and a half years, and then took an 18-month break to serve a mission for the Mormon church in São Paulo, Brazil. I now have a deep love for Brazilian people, Brazilian food, and the Portuguese language. After the mission, I returned to finish my studies. I am married to an incredible man who is a year and a half younger than I am, and who reminds me of that every day. Though I'm done with school, he still has several years left, so we get to look forward to living in student housing for a while. We're expecting our first child (a daughter) soon.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and back another generation or two were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon church). So I was raised in a Mormon family...and I wouldn't change that for the world. Ever since I could speak, I would attend classes at church with other kids my age, and we would be taught basic truths (Heavenly Father loves me, Jesus died for me, families can be together forever, it's important to be nice to each other, etc.). My parents taught my siblings and me the same things at home, so I was surrounded by good influences. I was taught to pray and to read the scriptures, and once a week we would have a family night, an evening to learn and play games together as an entire family. This continued until I left for college. Growing up in such a close, happy family made me want my own future family to be that way. And, so far, my husband and I are succeeding in making that happen. The teachings of Jesus Christ allow us to be happy and hopeful, even amidst the challenges of life. Because of my religion, I am who I am today. I know that I'm a daughter of God and that I can return to live with Him some day, and that knowledge gives me the strength and motivation to move forward.

How I live my faith

I always try to smile and to be happy and optimistic. I love people, and I love talking to people. I have had experiences where people brighten my day with a smile or a kind word, and I believe that everyone deserves to have their days brightened, so I try to do the same. As I mentioned before, I live my faith by praying and reading the scriptures every day. That helps me remember God every day. I also attend church every Sunday, and set that entire day aside for the Lord. On Sundays I don't work, go shopping, watch movies, etc. Instead, I spend time with family, make cookies to take to neighbors, write letters/emails to friends or family, read stories about my ancestors, play the piano, etc. Right now, I am also part of the leadership of the women's organization at our church. I love it. I help plan activities for the women, make visits to see how they're doing, and occasionally teach lessons at church. Aside from that, I also play the organ in church about one Sunday a month.