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Hi I'm Megan

I'm a wife and a mother of one, expecting another. I'm a cake decorator. I'm a biker and an explorer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of a one-year-old boy and expecting a daughter in November. They'll be 16 months apart...scary and exciting all at the same time. My husband and I will have been married for 2 years in September. I just completed my associates degree in May. It's exciting to be done, but already I'm itching to continue and finish my bachelors, too. That won't be for a while though. I'm a cake decorator who got sick of the grocery store assembly line cakes and decided to work for myself so I can create art...not masses of sheet cakes. I lived in China for 6 months as a volunteer English teacher. I taught kindergarten students ages 4-6. Oh, how I miss my babies! My husband and I are waiting for the right opportunity for me to go again and for him to go for the first time. We're currently attempting to right a book.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 18 I had just returned home from a year at BYU-Idaho. I felt like people went to church there because it was obligatory, or from roommate peer pressure. I felt like I needed to be able to think for myself and really make that choice of what I wanted to do. I had coworkers that questioned my beliefs and I had to choose then whether I was going to defend my religion or give in. I chose to defend it and with that I knew I needed to be going to church, reading my scriptures, and praying...not because somebody told me to, but because I needed that and wanted that for myself. A similar experience happened when I was 19 and a volunteer teacher in China. This time I was only with 6 other LDS girls and I felt that I had more freedom to decide whether I was going to attend and participate in church meetings. I chose to go to other activities sometimes. I soon discovered that my life was lacking when I missed church. I wasn't happy and missed the company of the Holy Ghost. When I let down my pride and allowed myself to return to church meetings, my happiness returned. Today in my life, I continue to follow the church and its teachings because of the protective effects it has for my life. I fully know that when I obey God's commands and counsel, there are blessings and promises which He gives to me. I know that He knows better than I do and sees the full picture that I won't see for a long time. Why would I not listen to and trust His guidance?

How I live my faith

I am the second counselor in the presidency for the Young Women's program. We work with the girls ages 12-18. On Sundays I teach lessons to the 12 and 13 year old girls. On Wednesdays we have activities that I help the girls plan. I also encourage the girls to work on the program we have for them to set goals that will help them to grow and mature in their lives as they learn more about the gospel.