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Hi I'm Katie

Family, food, fun, and friends-is what life is all about! I love helping others figure that out. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Grew up the oldest with all the "responsibilities" that go along with it. Graduated from Brigham Young University Idaho. Married to my best friend, for time and all eternity. Mom of 2 boys. Worked in orthodontics since 2006. Besides my boys, my passions include experimenting with foods and recipes, being active and staying fit, outdoor activities, home improvements and DIY projects.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and had been taught all the principles from a very young age. I always felt good inside when I went to church and participated in activities that involved Christ. Once I entered high school I made friends that weren't good examples to me, and I hesitantly at first, then quickly followed their paths. (That's why now I live my faith by example, because I've seen how the influence of even one person can make a difference for good or bad.) I didn't like where my life was headed and decided to move out of state to go to college. That was one of the best decisions I made, to remove myself from the unhealthy conditions I was in. I had a fresh start. No one knew me. I could be who I always knew I should be. After deep reflection of my life and where it was headed and where I wanted to be, I realized the only way to accomplish that was in something I already knew. I learned from an early age that the only way to be truly happy was to put absolute faith and trust in my Savior Jesus Christ. He alone had the redeeming quality that could save me and continues to save me. The atonement-Christ suffering for my sins, my sorrows, my pain, my inadequacies, my shortcomings, my feelings of loneliness-is what changed and continues to change my life. I felt the forgiveness and love of my Lord and Redeemer as I felt godly sorrow for my mistakes. He healed me and helped me become the person that I want to be. A person of integrity, a person of joy and peace, a person of faith, a person of hope, a person with knowledge of who I am and where I want to be. Christ still gives me the strength to be more, to do more, to be better. I owe everything to Him. I want others to feel the happiness I feel, to have that weight lifted off of them. Jesus Christ can do that for all who put their trust in Him. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I think it all starts in the home. Everyday my boys know that we read the stories of ancient prophets and in turn they tell me about them. I want my boys to be educated so when questions arise they will know where and what source they can find answers. Outside my home I have a second home. I serve and love the young women in our community. They come from very different homes and backgrounds but each girl is special, unique and has so much to offer the world. I see their potential and help them achieve what other wise thought impossible. I help them know that each of us is a child of Deity. He loves us all the same and when we try and see others through His eyes it's much easier to treat others with kindness and love. Once we know who we are we want others to know who they are. We want to share the good news of the Gospel. And it's also easier to be an example of what we believe. That's how I live my faith-by example.