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Hi I'm Nicole

I'm a mom. I'm a wife. I love candy. I dig sarcasm. I love to dance in the kitchen. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Mom to 5 awesome kids. Wife to an awesome man. Living my dream life may not be what I thought it would be but I wouldn't change it for the world. I am a stay at home mom to my little ones. This "job" has it's ups and downs. Sure I can steal time here or there to read a book, or catch up on tv shows. But I can also teach my 2 year old new songs or play princess with my 4 year old when she asks. I sometimes think I lose my old personality and my "fun"-ness by spending 24-7 with my little people, I really wouldn't change it for the world. I want to be the one my kids run to for a band-aid or to kiss their "owies". I want to be the one teaching them good ethics and values. And I want to be the one to teach them to love their Father in Heaven and his son Jesus Christ. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to be the one at home with my kids. I'm so grateful for my husband and his job and that we have this opportunity for me to stay at home. I love photography. I love good music. I love, love, love to laugh! I love chocolate and sugar. I love my church because it's helped me to focus on how important family is. It's what life is all about. And why we're here. And I'm grateful to be a part of such a great wonderful awesome family!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. My parents were both born in the church. I think that some people think that people born into the church are brainwashed into following and believing without really knowing or questioning it for themselves. I have spent alot of time reading and asking and praying to know for myself that this gospel is true and right and wonderful. Living this gospel makes me so much happier and more at peace with life. There is a calm peace that the holy ghost brings to my life that is just priceless. I think the values the church encourages and the things it asks us not to do, just make so much sense and only help us to find greater happiness here on earth. I also believe that it's the best way to prepare for life after death. I believe that there is a heaven and a loving heavenly father and mother waiting to welcome us back. And I love that the church teaches us this. I also love the immediate "family" feel you have at church. We have moved quite a few times for school and work and things and it's always so wonderful to go to a new ward and have friendly wonderful people there. It makes it so easy to meet people in my area and more importantly people who share my values. Living in Las Vegas, there is a wide range of values present so knowing people who have similar values is so nice. It makes it easier for my kids to find friends when we move to a new school. They have always had a few kids from church in their school and it's always nice to have a familiar face. I know that might sound petty to think about having friends as a perk of being mormon but I feel that in the mormon church the feeling of "family" is so real. We are all sons and daughters of god and it just feels so much more real when you're in a ward family who is looking out and caring for you and your family. I know the Lord wants us to all care and love all people everywhere. You should try it!! Being a mormon makes me happy! And I know you'll be happy too!

How I live my faith

How I live my faith?? I try to teach my children the important lessons I have learned about our church. I try to remember to pray and read my scriptures regularly (sometimes I forget ;) I try to be kind to all the people I meet. I try to never miss a sunday at church. I am one of the leaders of the girls age 12-18 in my ward. I love being able to work with the young women and see the potential and the light that they have inside of them. The girls I work with are so remarkable and so capable of anything and everything. They are beautiful and wonderful. I also enjoy being a part of the women's organization in our church (relief society). The activities and the friendships I've made there are priceless. Most of my dearest friends, I met through the church. I am so grateful for that. I believe being kind is a dying art in this world. And so I try to smile and show compassion and serve those I meet anywhere. From people at the grocery store, the doctors office, the dmv. A smile and a kind act can speak volumes. And I feel that just being a nice person is a great place to start. I love the commercials about how kindness is contagious. I believe that and I hope it never goes out of style.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon, for me, is just filled with joy. I feel joy from knowing I will get to live with my family forever in heaven. I feel joy when I serve others. I feel joy when I live a healthy clean lifestyle free of regrets about those choices. I feel joy when I feel the Spirit of the Lord warm my soul when I draw near unto him by word and deed. Show more Show less