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Hi I'm Nicole

I'm an optimist, a journal-writer, a photo-taker, a sister, a daughter, and a wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Jumping from one hobby to the next, I love taking pictures and playing with photoshop, writing in my journal or on my very amateur personal and family history blog, reading, and watching movies. Husband and I enjoy off-roading in the mountains. He even proposed atop the mountains before watching Fourth of July Fireworks. We don't have any kids yet, but are hoping to become parents soon. I'm very close to my family, especially my two sisters and two brothers. They're used to me following everyone around with a camera, although they don't always appreciate my affinity for cameras. I graduated from university last year with a degree in International Studies, and currently work part-time as a bank teller. I dance around the house, the store, and in the car. Sometimes Husband will even jump in there with me.

Why I am a Mormon

As a teenager in the church, I would still feel bad about myself because I've always been overweight, and wasn't very outgoing. A poster given to the Young Women of the church has their theme, which we say every week. Whenever I would feel bad about myself or situations at home or school, I would remember how the Young Women's Theme found on that poster starts, "We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him..." That line helped me realize how important I was and always will be to my Heavenly Father. He has always watched over me during my life, and I learned a great deal about Christ's gospel and work as I served as a full-time missionary in Ohio and Kentucky. I realized that all of these questions about life and family, work and purpose, and of self-worth could be answered with teaching of the Savior in The Book of Mormon and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Living the gospel makes me happy.

How I live my faith

I help out with the teenage girls in my congregation, and love spending time with them and doing all sorts of activities. I also visit four sisters in the congregation with various backgrounds, and have learned a lot in the process. Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed with everything that I could be doing for these wonderful women, young women, and their families, then I remember all of the other amazing people in the church who are ready to help me, and that Heavenly Father appreciates it when I can even just do a little thing for one of his children. I love sharing my testimony and talking about the gospel of Jesus Christ with people around me, because I know it's for everyone, and will bring happiness.