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Hi I'm Kim

I am a wife, mother, sister and daughter. I garden. I love chocolate. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of two wonderful adult children. They are the light of our lives. Our home is in a small community in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. Gardening is my favorite outdoor activity when it’s not raining but even more so if the sun is shining. Often the weather is grey and wet and it is those days I enjoy being in the kitchen- baking or cooking, practicing home décor, learning digital scrapbooking, studying Spanish, and being my family’s historian. A few years ago both of my parents as well as a dear aunt and uncle passed away. I inherited over 100 years of photos and documents. I am digitizing and organizing. It is a huge undertaking but the results have been fascinating. Both my husband and I have roots in England and Scotland. This spring we travelled to the United Kingdom, a trip we had anticipated for many years. A few weeks before our departure we connected with a distant relative while doing genealogy research. We had the opportunity to meet and visit there. That experience and others filled us with wonderful memories. I love to travel and I love sunshine.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up the oldest of three children in a small town in southwest Washington. My mother’s family had strong ties to the Methodist church. Mom and we three kids attended Sunday worship regularly. My father was raised Catholic but my parents were married in the First Methodist church in this hamlet. Though I enjoyed going to Sunday school, Vacation Bible School in the summer, and choir during my high school years, by the time I graduated from high school, I began to search for something more spiritually fulfilling. I began to inquire of friends of different denominations and faiths and attending their house of worship. It was interesting to learn and explore but none failed to resonate with me. My first year at the local community college I had a writing class with an assignment. It was the presentation of that assignment that introduced me to a classmate whom I soon learned was a member of the Latter Day Saint (Mormon) Church. Soon after that day I met with the missionaries to learn more. I have a Heavenly Father who knows me and loves me. I am a child of God. I also have a Heavenly Brother in Jesus Christ, and am blessed with the Holy Spirit in righteousness. I am spiritually fed with the Holy Scriptures and lessons from a living prophet on the earth today. These are the basic concepts that initiated my quest and have been consequently resolved with my growing knowledge of this Gospel. What a blessing it has been in my life and my family’s.

How I live my faith

My current involvement is in local Humanitarian opportunities in our community. It has expanded from being the liaison with a few of our local congregations to staff the food bank once a month to helping with a clothing drive and resource fair, as well as intermittent needs of a local shelter. Service to others is key in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and brings warmth to my soul. My other love is participating in the church choir. I love to sing and share that message of joy with others.