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Hi I'm Kelli

I grew up in California. Now I'm a farmer's wife in a tiny Idaho town. I joined the church at 20 years old. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Northern California. Now I'm a wife to an Idaho potato farmer, living in a rural town with a population of 900. I'm a mom to two beautiful girls, one who lives in Heaven. I'm a graduate of the University of Idaho, and an amateur baker, blogger, and foodie.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, religion was not a part of my life. I was baptized Lutheran but rarely went to church. I knew nothing about the Bible. As a teenager and young adult, I went back and forth on my belief in God. I met my husband, who was raised LDS, when I was 20 years old. Something felt right about the Church, and I was eventually baptized. I believed in the Gospel, but my true conversion came three years later. In February 2014, my father passed away after a very short battle with cancer. Four days later, my second child died shortly after her birth. Later, I learned that I have a chromosomal disorder that puts me at high risk for losing my babies. The death of a parent is heartbreaking, but losing a child is the biggest trial I could ever imagine going through-- but I did it and I'm still here. I know I still have a hard road ahead of me as I try to bring more children into the world. My faith has grown immensely, and I've been able to turn my trial into my testimony. I don't know how I would have gone through this without the Gospel in my life. I'm so grateful to have the knowledge that I will see my daughter again and will have the opportunity to raise her. And I'm so grateful to know that I have a Heavenly Father who knows my struggles and who will never leave me alone.

How I live my faith

My ward is very close-knit, and I couldn't wish to be surrounded by better examples of Christ's love. I serve as an assistant leader for Achievement Day, which is a program for young girls.