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Hi I'm Jolaine

I grew up in Arizona. I aspire to be an architectural artist. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love art in many forms and am most drawn to ceramics and glass, especially handmade tile. Shopping, collecting and decorating my home rate high on my list of fun things to do. Since I moved to Austin over twenty years ago, I've developed a real appreciation for country music and took a country-western dance class, where my husband-to-be and I both sadly discovered that we are two people that cannot do the two-step. However, I can and do ice skate--nothing too fancy--I'm happy to move to the beat, stay on my feet and enjoy the break from the heat. I love the fall season when I am energized by cooler temperatures, seasonal outdoor events and the oncoming holidays.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the church but haven't always fully appreciated the gift of the gospel. After several years of inactivity, my husband (a convert) and I realized that we had always known the gospel was true and chose to recommit ourselves to living the principles we had been taught. It has been a choice that has brought both growth and blessings into our lives, including an eternal marriage, which serves as a motivating force for both of us to continue striving to live as Christ has asked us to live. The more of His gospel I am able to internalize, the more I realize how comprehensive the doctrine is in providing the answers necessary for happiness in this life and the next.

How I live my faith

Having served in a variety of capacities within the Leander Ward, I have found that Heavenly Father knows me very well and through an inspired leadership, has provided opportunities I need to grow. My jobs have given me a forum in which to use my creative abilities, provided opportunities to serve and connect with others, increased my compassion, strengthened my testimony of Joseph Smith, and perhaps most importantly, convinced me that Christ truly seeks after His lost sheep.