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Hi I'm Kathy

I raise Ameraucana chickens and sell ice cream from my ice cream van in the summer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mommy to two boys 9 and 2 years old. I have been married to my husband since Friday, November 13, 1998. I currently live in the house I grew up in. We have 2 mixed breed dogs (one of whom is blind), 3 cats, 3 toads and a crawfish. I raise Ameraucana chickens and last year I built from scratch a 100-egg incubator. My 9 year old plays soccer and is in boy scouts and loves them both. My husband enjoys playing games on the computer and x-box, and role-playing games. I started a business last spring selling ice cream from my mini van, which has been successful. I played soccer, hockey and figure skated quite a bit growing up. I was in 4-H, too, raising sheep, pigs, goats, rabbits, turkeys, geese and chickens. I was the youngest of 4 children, my parents divorced when I was 7. I listen to country music, pop music and classic rock. I have infertility issues due to a tiny benign tumor on my pituitary gland, which makes the gland overproduce prolactin. We didn't have any trouble conceiving our first child, but the second took an extra 5 years and a bit of bromocriptine. We are soon going to start treatment hoping for a third baby. I sold Mary Kay make-up for 5 years beginning when I was 19. I made and sold baby slings after my first child was born, then I sold maternity clothes from a baby clothes store and on ebay. My favorite TV shows are Mystery Diagnosis, I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant, and I Shouldn't Be Alive, and AFV. My favorite movie is Nacho Libre.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Brethren-Baptist Church in my town and chose to be baptized as Brethren when I was 11. I remember sitting in Sunday school class as a teenager and wondering why there are no prophets, temples, or new scripture. When I was 19, I had a boyfriend of two years who broke up with me because he had started going back to the mormon church and didn't think he could live the way he should with me in his life. That was a very difficult and lonely time for me. I had lots of questions about the church, trying to understand why it was so important to him. Growing up, I had a lot of anger and felt like life was out to crush me and I wanted to lash out at the world. At this difficult time in my life I became so depressed that I contemplated suicide over and over. As I learned more about the church, I found something in it that promised peace and answers, something I felt like I had lacked all my life. I read the verses in the Book of Mormon that the missionaries asked me to read and decided to exercise a particle of faith and pray to know if these things were true. I have always believed, that if there is a God, he is loving and understanding and will not punish me for trying to improve myself. I could see that the church teaches good things, and I needed to learn how to be a good person. So, I resolved to get baptized into the church. My family was strongly opposed to me getting baptized. They were always trying to convince me that I was wrong and that I would regret getting baptized. Over the years, though, their position has greatly softened and even been supportive at times. I married my husband, who I met at church, in the temple one year and 4 days after I was baptized.

How I live my faith

I go to church each Sunday and attend sacrament meeting with my family, and then I teach in the nursery class ages 1-3 during Sunday school. I enjoy teaching the little ones about Jesus and how to love others. I help them learn to say and understand words like "Jesus Christ", "Holy Ghost", "scriptures", "sacrament", and "reverent". There is a sweet, sweet spiritual feeling while I am helping them learn. As I go through life, I try to listen to the warnings and messages of the past and present-day prophets. I am always learning how to be more kind to my husband and children, and how to hear the whisperings of the Holy Ghost that guide me each day. I don't regret getting baptized one little bit. I never dreamed I would ever be this happy in my life.