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Hi I'm Candice

I'm a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and kitchen designer. And yes, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Balancing work and family life can be tricky. At work, I'm a certified kitchen designer. Design is my passion, because of it's balance between function and art. I love the challenges and rewards that come from helping my clients. I love people and getting to know them as we work together on their space. But my favorite part of my job is when I see the finished product. It's amazing to see an idea that was once a sketch on a piece of paper turn into reality. At home, I'm a wife and mother of two: a four year-old daughter and 1 year old son. Although cooking and cleaning isn't always glamorous, there are rewards to these roles: spending time with my dedicated and loving husband, and watching my children learn new concepts and principles. And somehow, I also find time to meditate and reflect.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS family. Although I didn't have to search for the gospel, I did have to discover for myself whether the gospel was true. My testimony didn't come all at once. I studied the scriptures and prayed. Over the years, I grew to understand the principles of the gospel as I continued to ponder and study. Piece by piece the Holy Ghost testified to me of their truths. My life has not been void of trials. I have had hardships that have brought me to my knees. I have cried countless tears. Yet, I persevere. The gospel helps me face these challenges. It gives me the spiritual strength to endure whatever trials come my way. One day, I hope to kneel before my Heavenly Father and be welcomed into His presence again. In order for that to happen, I need to continue to improve myself, to repent, to be sanctified. And so I keep trying. I keep studying the fullness of the gospel. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Living a gospel centered life is not a "Sunday only" activity. It's a way of life, every day. It's small things that make a difference in the overall outcome and attitude. My husband and I make a conscious effort to find moments each day to teach our children. We teach them to be kind and loving. We teach them to pray at meal times and before bed. We read the scriptures with them. We teach them how to say sorry. We teach them to be grateful for the blessings God has given them. And once we week, we make a point to sit down as a family to study the gospel and spend time together. On Sundays, we go to church. It can be challenging to sit through 3 hours of church, especially with a 1 year old. But as we consistently attend, it becomes easier. Our children have grown to know what to expect. Our daughter looks forward to attending her classes. She loves learning the children's songs, and loves her teachers. My husband and I enjoy worshiping with others and gaining a greater understanding of the gospel. Along with the responsibilities of work and family, I also volunteer at church. I teach a lesson to the women (ages 18+) once a month. The lesson is based on a recent message/lesson given by a church leader. As women we discuss the message and apply it to our lives. It is humbling to stand before my peers and lead a discussion, but it is rewarding too, as I learn from them. I grow to love the women more as we share our insights and concerns. I'm grateful I have the opportunity to have to serve in the church.