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Hi I'm Nicole

I love food. I love to run. I've lived all over the United States. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am my happiest when I am spending time with friends and family in our kitchen. I love to travel, and I especially love finding great food in new places. I love to run (mostly to compensate for how much I love to eat), I love to read, and I love music and theater. My iPod is loaded with everything from Coldplay and Smashing Pumpkins to Beethoven and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I know every Rodgers and Hammerstein musical word for word and got to play Laurie in Oklahoma when I was a junior in high school. As much as I love music, I can't read it to save my life. I have been to 43 of the 50 states and lived in 10 of them -- from the Texas Hill Country to inner city Cleveland and everything in between. Living in different regions has shaped me as a person and changed the way I think about other people. I have three brilliant children, one of whom has Asperger's Syndrome (a mild form of autism). Being a mother is the greatest challenge of my life and 10 years into I still don't feel like I know what I'm doing! My husband and I have been married for 13 years and he is my favorite person to spend time with. He's not perfect, but he makes a mean chocolate chip cookie and is a master at the grill so I forgive his shortcomings. I do all the bookkeeping for my husband's dental practice and plan to get a business degree in the near future. I love to do taxes and hate to do dishes. I am better at hooking up electronics than my husband is.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have never found anything else that provides me with the peace and direction that the LDS church does. I was born and raised in the church, but stopped attending for about 3 years in my mid-twenties. I had more free time but eventually realized that there was a lack of contentment in almost everything else in my life. I made the conscious decision - as an adult - to try it again in 2006. Once I was attending regularly again, my testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ came back to me one piece at a time until I was fully converted. The peace and contentment that I feel as an active member of Christ's church keeps me coming back for more.

How I live my faith

I teach the adult women's class once a month and I make home visits to three other women each month as well. I donate time and goods when our congregation participates in service projects. I have taught the young children, the older children, and the adults at various times and enjoy the variety of ways that I get to serve others.