Hi I'm Sarah
I'm a wife, designer, blogger, and an education advocate. I'm a Mormon.
I grew up in the beautiful mountains of Montana, met my husband while we were in college and have been married for five years. Our dreams are to have a large family but we have discovered that our path may be a little more difficult as we trudge through some unknown fertility problems. In the meantime I am learning more about myself everyday. I have a love for education and graduated with my degree in Interior Design. Cooking has not always been my forte or passion but recently I've discovered a love for learning more about healthy eating and ways of life. I'm trying my hand at container gardening and spend my free time with various DIY projects and friends. To further my design talents I started my own semi-custom card and announcement business and enjoy learning new tricks on the computer. Currently my husband and I reside in Arizona and love to spend time together out in nature whether it's a hike up the mountain or a day on the lake.
I grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in a family with seven children. I've known the church was true for a long time but found that my testimony grew leaps and bounds when I left for college, on my own for the very first time. Being married to my husband has been the biggest blessing in my life but we've faced some of the most difficult trials during this time. Early on in a our marriage we experienced our fist miscarriage followed by years of health problems, difficulty getting pregnant, and two more miscarriages. There have been many days where I wondered why nothing seemed to be going our way only to find that the Lord was very mindful of both of us, sending people into our lives who could help us along the way. Every time I think I don't have the strength to continue any further I feel my Heavenly Father's love for me and know that he gives me the added strength I am in need of. Our house was hit by a tornado and while it was the scariest thing I've ever been through I know that without a doubt that the Lord was watching out for us. My husband should have been in his office that morning and had he been there is a good chance he would not be with me today. It was through a small prompting I got out of bed that morning to find the tornado warning online just in time, allowing both of us to get to a place of safety. Knowing that Jesus Christ died for me personally helps me to want to be a better person and know that there is a plan for me, that I play an important part. I know that if I do the best I can I will be able to live with my family forever and that in the end my trials will make me a better person, wife, and eventually a better mother.
Currently I work with the youth in ward and love it! Mostly I get the opportunity to serve the girls ages 12-18 by helping to plan weekly activities, services projects, and a girl's camp. I hope to be able to help the girls I work with to know that they are special just the way they are; that they have so much potential and so much to give. Part of our goal as youth leaders is to also help them know their Savior better. Some of my favorite activities have included bringing the scriptures to life and learning how to apply them into our daily lives, filling sandbags when flooding hit part of our community, and girl's camp. I also like to meet new people and sometimes find the best way to do this is host a "Cookie Night" at our house.