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Hi I'm Kayla

I'm a wife. A mom. A teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small Idaho town and am the oldest of six children. I loved school from the moment I entered Kindergarten and learning has always been a passion for me. I graduated high school as one of four valedictorians and completed a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University-Idaho. After my junior year of college, I married my high school sweet heart and best friend in the Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple. After graduation I substitute taught for a few months before our first child was born. I have been blessed to be able to be a stay-at-home mom and have loved transferring my love for learning to teaching and raising my children. I love to read, walk, hike, zumba, and play sports. I love online scrapbooking and recipe blogs. Being a mom's a full time job, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church all of my life. I was raised by parents who taught me the doctrines of the church and were good examples of living those doctrines. I trusted my parents and followed their examples. John 7:17 says, "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God or whether I speak of myself." This scripture summarizes my testimony of the church: I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church because I have lived its teachings and doctrines and have learned for myself that they are of God. I am happy when I live the teachings of the church and my life is blessed when I do. It's that simple. It doesn't mean that I don't have trials and hard times, because I do, but the blessings far outweigh the trials, and the Holy Ghost is there to bring hope and peace to my heart .

How I live my faith

I live my faith as I teach and care for my children every day. In the things I say and do, I strive to be an example of the things in which I believe. I love being at home with my children and using teaching moments that occur throughout the day to teach them how to be more like Jesus Christ. I believe actions speak louder than words, so I want to always be an example of the things that my husband and I try to teach them. Being a wife and mother is one of the best ways I live my faith each day, but I also live my faith as I interact with my friends and neighbors. I try to have a positive attitude and look for the good in others, and I feel like this effects those around me for good. I also have the responsibility of teaching the young children in our church about Jesus Christ every Sunday. These children are humble and eager to learn, and I enjoy feeling of their spirit as we discuss principles and doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ through the scriptures and words of modern prophets. I am enriched by their faith every Sunday.