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Hi I'm Lindsay

I love food. I love to create. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California and am the daughter of two of the hardest working people I know. As such, a good day for me is a day in which I have accomplished a lot. I love to cook and bake, but mostly because I love to eat! I love doing creative stuff like sewing, crocheting, knitting, making pretty cakes, taking photos and fooling around with Illustrator and Photoshop. I also like to garden and visit my local farmer's markets and pick-your-own farms. I love listening to audio books because I can "read" while I'm working on one of the aforementioned activities. I love to spend time with my husband and young daughter. My husband and I love to take her on walks, read to her, and teach her new things to say. In return she entertains us with her dance moves, singing and ability to eat just about anything. Hearing her laugh brings joy to my soul.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young college student I was grabbing a quick lunch between classes when I saw a commercial for a free Book of Mormon. I jotted down the 800 number because, well, I love to read and I love free stuff. Expecting my book to arrive in the mail in a few weeks, I was surprised to find the missionaries at my door the very next day. As we stood talking on my porch, I assured them I had no interest in joining their church and that I just wanted to read their book. As I began reading, I met with the missionaries regularly so they could answer my questions that came up as a read. I also began attending church and other activities. I found that I loved to be around other members of the church and I loved to read from the scriptures. I was also intrigued with how much everything I learned from the missionaries and other members of the church made complete sense to me. I couldn't quite put my finger on why this was until one of the missionaries pointed out that it was because I was feeling the Holy Spirit and it was testifying the truthfulness of those things to me. Even though I still had so much to learn about the church I knew I needed to be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost so that I could have that knowledge always. My baptism was just the start to an amazing new life. I served a mission in Denmark, I got married in the temple and had a beautiful baby boy. He was perfect in every way, but when he was 19-months old, he passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. I was heartbroken, but I knew that I had made covenants in the temple and that if I stayed true to them I would see my son again. I look back at the months preceding his death and the years since and see how my life was and is full of so many tender mercies. I am grateful for that day over a decade ago that I sat alone in a local restaurant and happened upon a commercial for a free book. My life has been forever changed for the better.

How I live my faith

I love to take advantage of opportunities to serve. Each month I am able to visit with women from our church and share with them a spiritual message and help them with anything they might need. I am also privileged to work with the young women and young men of our church in planning activities and events for them to help build their relationships with each other and with our Savior. Recently I was able to help plan a 5k and 10k walk/run for all the women and young women from several congregations in our area. I love being able to serve because it helps me keep my focus on others rather than myself and always makes me feel great inside.