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Hi I'm Katie

I love the outdoors. I am a stay-at-home mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Georgia in a Mormon family. I was ready to get off on my own after high school and set off for college out West, where I eventually received a degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). My first job was in Maryland, where I met the man who became my husband. I worked for several years in GIS, then we were blessed with two wonderful daughters, a 4 year old, whom we adopted, and little girl that was born to us a few weeks later. I left professional life behind at that point to become a full-time mom, the job of my dreams. We are happily expecting our third soon, a baby boy. I love to cook, learn about my ancestors, read books, and most of all, spend time outside. I love biking, hiking, camping, and flying kites with my kids.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon makes me feel happy. I feel comfort and security knowing who I am, that I lived with my Father in Heaven before I was born. I know what my purpose in this life is - to do my best living the commandments of God and being an example of Jesus Christ. My peace and joy in this life is largely founded on the knowledge I have of life after death, that I will once again live with my family that I hold so dear to my heart and that all my earthly sorrows will be gone, thanks to the infinite sacrifice of my Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

My faith is not just something I do on Sundays. It is who I am. It is forgetting myself and going to work in building up others. I attend Church every Sunday. I listen in our worship services, I sing the hymns, and most importantly, I partake of the sacrament, the sacred emblems of our Savior's sacrifice for me. Then I go to work helping the children of our congregation by teaching children's classes. I teach the children what it means to live what you believe. I also teach them what will bring everlasting happiness in their lives. I hope that I can make a difference in their lives. I spend time during the week planning and running activities for these children. I visit other friends' homes and share messages of peace and hope. I prepare meals for those in need, and take them to their homes with my own children in tow, in hopes that they will want to help others as they see first hand the happiness and joy it brings me and those I serve.