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Hi I'm Kaylee

I was born in Utah, but I have lived in Italy, been all over Europe, and I currently live in Alaska. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah into a family with three brothers. My father was Air Force at the time so when I was younger we moved to Italy where my younger brother was born. Growing up I was the "princess" of the family and I knew it, but that didn't stop me with wrestling with my brothers and my father, sometimes even my mom. When I was starting kindergarten my family and I made the move to Alaska. This is where my family and I call home. I played both softball and soccer and stayed as involved as I could in high school and helped out where needed. I love reading and creative writing, and someday I hope to write a book. I really love to cross stitch. I just find it relaxing and rewarding. I love to go four-wheeling, or as the other term for it that I recently learned "quading." I'm currently attending college in Idaho, but when I'm home I love going to my younger brother's soccer games and screaming my lunges out cheering for him. My family also has a little mini farm that they're starting, only to be more self sufficient. We have chickens and pigs right now and will soon get cows and ducks and see where it goes from there. I'm also about to serve my mission in Georgia and I am ecstatic to go.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up being a Mormon, and I never really questioned why until I hit High School. My parents both grew up in the church as well, although some of my grandparents are converts. It's just whenever I think about leaving, or wonder if I do believe or not I always get a sad feeling and I just can't not believe that this gospel is true. It makes me so happy, and I love it and I love God and Jesus Christ. Any doubt that tries to enter my mind just wont stay, I know this is how God wants me to be, and even though I make mistakes he still loves me. Two of my older brothers no longer go to church, and they've made mistakes and bad choices and have had things go wrong in their life. They're still good people, but I can see that they're not happy and it hurts me. Although I want them to come back to church I know they have to find out for themselves what happiness it can bring them. I still love them and the experiences they go through helps me learn from them and strengthen my faith. It's so comforting to me that one of the things that Mormon's believe is that families are forever, and I know they are. Even through trial and tribulation we're still a family. There's so much love in my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. I know that this is true. There is no doubt in my heart that this is true.

How I live my faith

When I can I like to line judge for the home soccer games and help out with meal for the other teams when they travel to our town. I'm working on becoming a referee for soccer as well. I also help out with eagle projects from our local boy scout troop and the annual town clean up. My community is very involved with helping each other and I try to help out the best I can. With my church callings I have been a Laurel president (which means I was in charge of the young girls from 12-17 in age when I was 16-17 years old), and activity days leader (girls 8-11 years old), and a ward chorister (I led the music during church). I have also subbed in for primary (the little kids Sunday school). I like being the boss of things when I know what I'm doing. When the youth would put on our Harvest/Halloween party I would always make sure everyone had something to do and all the little kids had fun. I always enjoyed what I did, although I would have bad days, the good days more than made up for them.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Kaylee
It's not required for anybody to be a Mormon to serve a mission, but it is highly recommended that young men around 18 years of age to serve missions and it is considered a duty for them to serve. Young women around 19 years of age can serve missions, but its not their duty to serve like it is for the young men. Show more Show less