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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a stay at home mother of 4 young children. I am a cake designer. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up as one of six children on a horse farm in a small community. I spent a lot of time helping my dad with the horses. I used to love when he asked me to help him a horse that was sick or cut. I had a few jobs on the farm that I didn't love - cleaning the horse stalls and removing the thistles from the horses pasture and of course hay season. When I was little I used to compete in local horseshows at community fairs. I have always been loved riding. Growing up both our parents worked, so my two older sisters and I did most of the cooking for our family. We were never afraid to try a new receipe. Our motto was that if we could read, then we could cook or bake anything. My favourite place is in the kitchen. I love to feed people really good food, it makes me happy! When I was on maternity leave with our first child, I started looking into how to earn some income while I was home. I decided to turn my love of baking into a business by designing and decorating wedding and special occasion cakes. Our oldest daughter is now 8 years old, and I haven't looked back. My husband and I have have been married for 11 years and we have 4 children. My kids have grown up with me working in my "cake kitchen" and love to brag about my cakes and treats to their friends. I am a fairly independant person. I do the painting and minor renovations in our home. I love to work out, read, garden (as best as I can) and I have recently started knitting, so far just scarves!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I can't remember a time when going to Church wasn't a part of my life. My dad used to read us bedtime stories from the Old and New Testiment when we were little, so I always had a firm belief in Jesus Christ. As a young child, my favourite thing about Church was music time in Primary. I loved to sing. I don't remember a time when I ever doutbed that Jesus Christ restored his Church to the earth again through the Prophet Joseph Smith. It made sense to me that the Church was organized as it had been at the time of Christ's ministry. As I got older and learned more about our beliefs, they just made sense to me. I went to a small high school where there was one other family besides mine that were members of our Church. Many of my friends went to church, buy didn't really understand or have faith in the doctrine they were taught. Throughout my teenage years I could see how the values and standards that I chose to live as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints blessed my life. It is not to say that those years were easy but even then, I could see that I missed alot of heartache and avoided alot of the trouble those around me faced. I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that he loves me and cares about what I do with my life and wants me to return to him. One of the greatest blessings in my life is my husband. I am so grateful for the man that he is and the love he has for me and our children. I feel peace in the knowledge that we have been sealed as a family in the Temple for all eternity. I know that God speaks to us through a living Prophet, Thomas S. Monson because he wants to help us and guide us to return to him. Above all, I know that following Jesus Christ is worth it and that the blessings I receive from my obedience far outweigh any sacrifice I make in his behalf.

How I live my faith

Sunday has always been my favourite day of the week. I love attending my church meetings and learning more about Jesus Christ. One of the things I love about being a member of this Church is the opportunity I have to serve others. I have had lots of different responsibilites at church and have learned a lot from them. I currently work within the women's organization of our Church. I help organize monthly meetings that are aimed to help increase faith, self reliance and foster unity among the women of our church. I do my best to teach my children the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to set an example of his behaviour in our home. I don't always succeed, but am thankful for the atonement of Jesus Christ that allows me to repent of my mistakes and to improve. I really do find joy in living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It would be easy to look at what is happening in the world and to be full of fear, doubt and worry for my children's future, but instead I have faith in the plan that a loving God in Heaven has. He has provided a Saviour for us and he will not leave us. I receive great comfort from the Scriptures and the words of our living Prophet.