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Hi I'm Kristin

I am a happy newlywed, married to my best friend. I'm a swimmer. I love to wakeboard. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a huge fan of the arts, especially photography. I'm usually carrying a camera on me everywhere I go. Photographs mean the world to me, whether it's every-day-life or traveling to new places. I hope to pursue my dream of becoming a photographer. I met the love of my life when I was in college. We started out as friends and enjoyed many different activities together. Our friendship eventually grew to love and we were able to be married for time and all eternity in the LDS temple. I could not be happier! Matt has taught me how to trust myself and trust in the Lord- for any given decision or situation in my life. My husband is a great example of loving people as our Savior Jesus Christ did, regardless of the differences in beliefs or way of life. My job as a public relations coordinator is both scary and exciting: my top responsibility is building relationships. I love meeting new people and though it can be intimidating, I love getting to know different people and new perspectives. I love spending time with my husband and our families. We love to go boating, snowboarding, traveling, and trying new restaurants & foods. I have two amazing sisters, awesome parents, a brother-in-law who loves me like a sibling, and the two most beautiful nieces. My husband's family has become my own family and I love them incredibly. I thank my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ every day for the knowledge that, through the work of the temple, I can be with my family forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in Utah, where mostly everyone around me was a Mormon. I loved my growing-up, but when my dad's job transfer brought us to Arizona, I couldn't wait for the chance of something new. I wanted to experience something different. Since then, I have learned that there's a reason I am a Mormon: I truly believe in its teachings. I have a testimony of our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, and our Savior Jesus Christ. I don't go to church because it looks good or it's "what you do"- I go because it sustains me as a person; I am happy knowing that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and I want Him to know that I will love Him by obeying His commandments. I know that my Savior Jesus Christ lived a perfect life and He was an example of a selfless person. I want to be like Him. I have felt His love in my life, His strength in times of struggle, and His comfort in times of despair. I know He loves each one of us individually. I also know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and within it lies truth and guidance for a righteous life. And I know that the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is true wherever I go. If I go to church in Hawaii, I will learn the same truths and teachings that I would learn at church in New York City. What a wonderful feeling it is to know that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us no matter where we are! I have met so many great people since my life-changing move and I believe that friendship is one of the most important things in life. If we share what we believe with others, we can learn a lot for ourselves and from other individuals. I am a Mormon because I have been happiest in my life when I feel the love of my Savior by living a righteous life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving as a primary teacher, with my husband, to a group of 4-5 year old children. It is such a blessing to see their happy faces every week. These kids love going to church. It is as simple as that for them. And seeing them is a great example to me. They love each other and they help each other, regardless of any differences they may have. I have learned from my class that the little things are important in this life. I also hold a calling as a visiting teacher. I have the opportunity to visit with two sisters in my ward once a month. It is important for us all to be cared about, and also to care for others. For me, it has been a rewarding experience to gain friendships. I didn't know a single person when I moved into this ward, but through visiting teaching I was able to get to know some very special people. These women will now be a part of my life for years to come and I appreciate the things I have learned from them. I love the organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because it enables us to learn on many different levels and feel a sense of belonging in a community. I look forward to the years ahead of me, filled with experiences that the Lord has in store for me.