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Hi I'm Nicole

I grew up in Seattle. I have a BS degree in psychology. I married my prince and have 3 beautiful kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into a Mormon family. It has been such a blessing in my life for that is where I learned so many important principles. I have blonde very naturally curly hair that I have never known how to handle. It has a mind of it's own. I recieved my BS degree in Psychology from BYU. I am married to the man of my dreams whom I did not meet until I was 24! We have been blessed with 3 children. We have chosen for me to stay home and raise the children. It is the most rewarding "job" I have ever had. My husband is my best friend and favorite person to hang out with. He makes life an adventure. My kids keep me busy but always smiling. I have family in Santa Cruz California who we love to visit on a regular basis. The beach and ocean is my idea of heaven on earth. I have been into dolphins since I was a kid. I think a sense of humor is one of the most important traits one can have in this world. I do not know how people with out one handle life. I love to laugh. I love to help those in need. I love my family. I love to learn knew things. I love time with friends. I love my husband. I love my kids. I love my Father in Heaven. And I love being a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. I think in my youth I took it for grantite. I went through the motions and built a foundation but my testimony was just not quite there. During college and shortly after I let the words of an individual cause me to stop going to church. It was the loneliest, darkest 2 years of my life. I didn't know what the gospel meant to me until it was not in my life. I lacked direction, purpose, and my sense of who I was. I was lost. Ofcourse in your darkest hour is when Satan is constantly by your side leading you astray. I began to believe I was not worthy of returning to church. It took my best friend inviting me to church every Sunday for six months, but not being pushy about it that finally gave me the courage to go back. I walked into the Santa Cruz California singles ward that first sunday and was overwhelmed with the love I felt. The light that I missed from within had returned as I sat with my best friend and listened to the messages given that day. I was overwhelmed with the spirit. That was one of my best days ever! It is in that Santa Cruz ward that my testimony began to grow. It is there I met the love of my life who married me a year later. It is there that I had an amazing temple prep teacher who taught me how to gain and maintain my testimony. I learned from him that you have to share it for it to grow. My husband and I spent 13 years of married life in love, but consumed with the demands of daily life. It was our 13th year as a couple that our marriage hit a rough patch. The gospel taught us that there is forgiveness. Our Savior atoned for our sins so that there is always a way back. Rebuilding our marriage was one of the most spiritual experiences we've ever had. Our family was given the gift of getting to experience the atonement in our lives. We would face our trial all over again to have what we have now. The love we feel for each other is so much deeper, eternal. Our family is forever! We are Mormon!

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to serve many ways in the church since I have been a member my whole life. I have gotten to teach the women in the church. It was such a great way to bond with them as we learned more about the gospel. I have gotten to work with the children in the church. I love teaching the children. The are so fresh from heaven. They love Jesus and their Father in Heaven and they are not afraid to tell anyone. I have learned from them and try to be as courages about sharing my convictions as these sweet children are. I have loved all my callings in the church but the one closest to my heart is when I taught the young women in the church. We have such valiant youth! The future seems brighter because it is these strong youth that are going to change the world we live in. The young women I worked with are intelligent, humble, strong, spiritual, loving, kind, courages, virtuous, and so much more. I pray my children will be like them when they grow up. My family is working on seeing others through our Heavenly Father's eyes. We are trying not to pass judgement on anyone but help those around us as we make our way through this life. Everyone is fighting their own battles. It is our prayer we will learn to all help one another out. That we will turn to the example of our savior Jesus Christ.