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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a California girl at heart, I'm a devoted mother of four and wife to an amazing man. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California and would choose the beach over any other place to visit. I love the sounds and smell of the ocean. I even met my husband at the beach! I went to BYU for 4 years and LOVED it but realized I definitely am not fond of snow and especially being cold. Eleven and a half years ago my husband and I were living back in California when I received life's greatest blessing and became a mommy. We now have 4 kids with the youngest being four. It was a goal of both of ours for me to be a stay at home mom if at all possible. So 7 years ago with this goal in mind we packed up for Arizona where his income alone could support us. As it turns out, Arizona is a great place to live too and I'm so thankful for our decision to move out here. I try so hard to enjoy the kids while they're little because time is flying by and I know this is just a short part of my life. Motherhood can be stressful and tearful and hard but also so extremely rewarding. I know that no job in the world could matter more than my "job" here in our home. I know this isn't always possible for everyone so I view it as a great blessing in my life. As hobbies, I like to take pictures and blog. I also love to cook and try out new recipes. And of course we get down to the beach as much as we can :)

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I have Mormon heritage that goes all the way back to the pioneers that walked across the plains, I had a time in my life when I needed to know if I really did believe the things I had been taught all my life. I think the teenage years are a time when many people start to wonder who they are and why they're here on Earth. Does their life have meaning? Is there really a God? I was no exception. These questions constantly came to my mind. I couldn't satisfy them with the answers I'd always been given. I needed to know for myself. The first thing I realized is that I believed with all my heart and soul that God was there and listening to me when as I fervently prayed. And that he loved and cared about me.To this day I could never deny that even though I cannot see him, I feel His love and see his light in the beauty of so much in life--the Earth, in my children's faces. There are so many miracles in our lives. Next I prayed and fasted about the doctrine I'd always been taught. Had Joseph Smith really been visited by God and Jesus Christ? Was the Book of Mormon true scripture? I read it on my own and fasted and prayed to find out if it was true. Each time I did, the Holy Spirit blessed me with a happy feeling--with peace. Since, I've had so many experiences in my life that have witnessed the truthfulness of this Gospel to me. Members of this church are not perfect but we are always trying to be the best we can--to be more like our Savior Jesus Christ. He is at the center of this church, and I know that by following the teachings of our church, I will be more like Him and more of the person I want to be.

How I live my faith

I have the great opportunity of teaching the young women (ages 12-13) at church on Sunday and helping to plan activities during the week. We have 22 girls and I love each of them. They are each unique so full of light and faith. They are true examples to me and my fellow leaders. I also just live my faith in my day-to-day life trying to be a good person and serving people around me.