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Hi I'm Katy

I love reading. When I'm not pregnant, (I'm currently at 30 weeks with my 3rd child) I love to run and bike. I'm a mormon.

About Me

My 5 year old daughter says she loves me all the way to outer space (which also happens to be as much as she loves doughnuts with frosting and sprinkles). My two and a half year old daughter likes to squish my cheeks together and say, “I love you so much!” I love cookies and cream ice cream, but sometimes I'm convinced that a natural, plant-based diet is the way to go for a long and healthy life. Then I wonder whether I'd rather have ice cream or a healthy life. Both please. With a long and healthy life, I'll run, bike, swim, and hike, enjoying the scenery as well as the exercise. I'll take my kids on walks to the park where we'll race down the slides. And with my ice cream, I'll watch Foyle's War, or some other engaging TV series, with my husband. I'll curl up on the couch with a good book, and then my husband and I will discuss what we've watched and read. Talking to him is one of my favorite things to do. I met my husband in a high school debate class. We were friends but didn't start dating until a few years later when we met again right after serving missions. I served my mission in Texas (English speaking) and he served in Alaska (Hmong speaking). We're happily raising our kids in our hometown, near their grandparents and cousins.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are faithful members of the church. I was taught from the scriptures all throughout my life. I have a lot of trust in my parents. They are smart, educated, good, and kind. They've told me of important testimony-building experiences in their lives and shared their faith in the gospel with me. My own testimony has grown little by little throughout my life. I feel peaceful when I live by the teachings of the church. I have felt the spirit when I read the Book of Mormon and when I hear the prophets and apostles speak at General Conference. I've seen a lot of good that the church does throughout the world and I like being a part of that. When I've had questions and doubts, I've always been allowed to ask and learn more. Believing any religion takes faith and I've felt my faith grow as I've prayed and studied to know the truth.

How I live my faith

I have a calling to serve the young women, ages 12-14, in our ward. I help them plan weekly activities and attend Sunday lessons with them. I work with other adult leaders to find ways that we can love and serve the girls. I enjoy this calling very much. I also take a turn to play the organ once per month for our sacrament meetings. I am a visiting teacher to 3 adult women. This means that I try to visit them each once per month, get to know them, share a spiritual message, and find ways to help if they need extra support from the ward.