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Hi I'm Kayla

I grew up in Las Vegas. I love to create things with food or fabric. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to do so many things because I get such joy from living life. I am a freelance editor and book designer with a degree in English Lit. I also enjoy hiking, rock climbing, reading, writing, cooking, knitting, baking, drawing, planning, listening to music, organizing, running, singing, playing piano, shopping at thrift stores, gardening, DIYing, volunteering, watching documentaries, donating blood, dating my husband, playing boardgames, Skyping with family, traveling, sledding, ballroom dancing, jumping around with my kids, and learning guitar, sewing, and French. There is just so much to do! I love my family. Laughing with them are some of my greatest memories. I look forward to every day with them.

Why I am a Mormon

One of the greatest blessings of the temple is being sealed to your family, which means I can live with them forever after this life. So many suffer the pain and loss of loved ones. While grief is still experienced in regards to a death, it is not a permanent farewell. Dear ones who have gone before are waiting to welcome us and continue being an eternal family. I love knowing that one day my children can hear the stories like my grandpa told them, and I can hear my great-great grandmother's beautiful soprano voice I have read about. The guidance the gospel brings me and my family is priceless. The world is increasingly terrifying, but no matter how bad things become I always have a resounding peace because I know Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father are there watching over me. I want to return the love they have for me by showing how much I love them by doing my best and helping others. Jesus Christ died because of his love for me. I know I can never pay the debt or even come close, but I will show my gratitude and love in return by striving to be more like Him. The gospel of Jesus Christ is true, and the spirit testifies that to me. I cannot deny it. To do so would be a betrayal of the soul.

How I live my faith

My children are my greatest opportunity to live my faith. Through teaching them I grow in my own testimony and watch them develop theirs. Seeing your child pray on their own for the first time is sacred. I love going on outings and sharing in family activities with the community. It gives us a chance to share the gospel as well as get to know our neighbors. Being willing to share the gospel has made me a better student of it. I don't know everything, but I do my best to know what I do know well and correctly. I am grateful for the scriptures, particularly the Book of Mormon and the words spoken by our modern day prophets. They are a great and steady light in these dark and changing times.