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Hi I'm Kim Lakko

I grew up in a mountainous, small town in Montana. I love my family, camping, fishing, backpacking, and athletics. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am a small town gal that loves to be with my family. I graduated from the University of Montana with a BS in Public Administration. GO GRIZ! My husband and I met while I was attending school. Fortunately for me, husband is truly my best friend. We both love to fish. I think our first hundred dates were fishing or one on one basketball. We now have four awesome kids that keep me busy, happy, and most days patient. I enjoy being outside which often times equates to a last minute dinner and the unperfect house. Which is all right, because I am a terrible cook! I love having a garden. Watching my flowers, fruit, and vegetables grow make me feel productive. Backpacking is my all time favorite thing to do. To me backpacking is all accumulating... it is hiking, camping, fishing, and of course smores. Now that I have a family, it means shorter trips, but it is much more fun with them. I love watching them play in the dirt, making sticks into swords and magic wands, sleeping in the tent and telling stories. Isn't it funny how a family can make your own personal hobbies so much more meaningful? I stay at home during the day and enjoy volunteering for my kids' school. Politics is another interest of mine. I actually enjoy watching the news, reading government bills, and attending local board meetings. I like being informed and helping where I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an amazing family, immediate and extended. We did pretty much everything together. They were my best friends. We did not have a lot of money or things that other girls my age had, it never bothered me, because I had my family. I have always known that there was something special about a family, my family. I always had a place where I belonged no matter what. People who loved me no matter what. As I grew to learn and gain my own testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I have always cherished the truth that a family can be forever. I not only belong to a family here on earth and have my own family of four boisterous kids, but I am a child of God. I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and hears and answers my prayers. He gave his Son, Jesus Christ to live, die, and be resurrected for me and my family. I know that Jesus Christ lives even still today and that he loves and cares for me. Because of my Savior, I know how I want to be as I try to be like Him in what I do and what I say. I believe that is the greatest gift that I can give to Him and my family. As I have tried to do this, I have seen His help in all I do. I have felt his love and care for me and my family. I am so grateful for Him and I know that the Church of Jesus Christ is His church where truth has been revealed and restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. The Savior still speaks to us today through the voice of a living Prophet, Thomas S Monson. I love the gospel. I love my Savior. I love my family. It is wonderful to have the peace and happiness that truth continues to bring me and my family.

How I live my faith

For me, the best way I can live my faith is through service. I love to volunteer my time in the things that occupy my kids' time. Whether it be coaching their teams or volunteering in their school. I help other stay at home moms volunteer in various capacities by watching their kids. I organize monthly events/workshops for women that will educate or enrich their life. Often times, at these events it is a service project for an individual, a family, a school, a nursing home, or a public building or office. I participate in a watch care program for other families. I grow a garden and share my produce. I have helped with a community garden where those who ave a need or have no yard space are able to work and grow their own food. I try to be helpful to those around me. Last, but not least, I hope the greatest service is what I give my family. Outside of the "womans' work", I give many. many hugs, kisses, and cuddles. Try to teach my kids to be respectful, helpful, kind, and considerate. I help the kids get their home work completed. And of course, we never forget to play!