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Hi I'm Kate

I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm a blogger. I'm a sushi lover. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a lucky stay-at-home wife and mother to an ambitious law student and active one-year-old girl. They are my everything. I am blessed to be able to call them my family and wake up to them every day. And, like all things that are good and worth it, they require endless forgiveness and hard work to maintain. Our little family has been through many tests and trials...including welcoming our precious baby two months early, but we love life and all it has to offer. I have been blessed to be raised in a home were the gospel was taught and have learned how to embrace the silver lining in every situation. I love travel, writing, blogs, photography, exploring restaurants, organizing, hiking and throwing dinner parties for my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy and gives me hope and peace in difficult situations. I am a Mormon because I love my family too much to say goodbye to them after this earthly life is over. I am a Mormon because I believe in the love and tender mercies of the Lord. I know that perfection is not His expectation for any of us. He is a loving Father in Heaven who full of forgiveness and hope. I believe in the commandments. I know that following them is the only way to true freedom. While it does require hard work and sacrifice, all good things in life do. Like obtaining good grades or having a wonderful marriage, it requires selfless sacrifice and diligence. It's worth it. It will always be worth it. There is so much good in the world if we are willing to look for it. I am a Mormon because I want to know that I came into this world making it a better place for others. I am a Mormon because I know my Savior lives.

How I live my faith

Growing up, I had every opportunity to excel. I was raised by loving, educated parents who encouraged me to develop my talents...but I used to feel that I was one of those people who didn't have any special talents. I was certainly decent at a lot of things...just not great at any one thing in particular. I couldn't draw or paint well. I couldn't sing beautiful opera or sew. I considered myself very ordinary. I wondered what it was that Heavenly Father wanted me to do to distinguish myself and to contribute to the world. What was my special talent? After much prayer and personal soul seeking, I came to the understanding that I would be LED into my talents and that there were many things that I have yet to discover about myself. I knew that Heavenly Father would reveal them to me as I plugged along in life. I knew I had some personal responsibility to look for them and develop them. I also came to understand that I had many talents that other people saw, which I did not. While trying to put myself through college, I found a part-time job that was of little personal interest at the time, but I felt it would be beneficial for my resume in the long term. I never considered myself business oriented, but soon came to find that I had a knack for it. What I once considered a temporary stepping stone, became my entire ladder! I learned that I could organize, negotiate, write and design! I professionally blogged and learned about social networking and marketing. I knew that Heavenly Father had led me into this position to learn these vital skills that I would need to know for my life. Now, as a stay-at-home wife and mother, I know the skills I've learned have helped me to be the person that I am and will ONE DAY become. My journey of self-discovery is not over. I now understand that my talents are for the benefit of others and if I am willing, Heavenly Father will introduce opportunities to find more as I serve in His kingdom.