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Who Is Stefanie

Who Is Stefanie

 

About a year ago when I joined the Latter Day Village team I was asked to write a little blog post about myself, so our members could get to know me a little better.  As you can see I did a pretty good job avoiding it.  I guess it’s time for me to quit hiding and share a little about myself. I’m not an excellent writer like Debra and Megan, and I’m also a pretty private person so this makes me feel very vulnerable.  However, I am slowly learning that exposing these vulnerabilities helps me grow as a person. So here goes nothing!      

I was born in the dead of winter on a stormy night in Idaho Falls, Idaho.  I was lucky enough to be born to the most  fabulous parents you get ever ask for.  No, really I scored big time in the parent department! Other than my husband my Mom is my very best friend.  I have 3 brothers, 2 older, one younger.  I like to think I turned out to be a pretty well rounded girl.  I can hunt, and fish with the boys and shop and get pedicures with the girls. I attended Ricks College (BYU I) and Utah Valley State College.  When I was a senior in high school Latter Day Village’s own designer Megan, introduced me to her boyfriends best friend Steve. Yep, Megan and I knew each other way back then.  We actually met in 7th grade and she’s been a blessing in my life ever since. I actually knew the first time I met my husband that he would be my husband someday.  He took a little more convincing.  We kept in touch while he served a mission in Ohio and were engaged about 5 months after he got home. It’s one of the best choices I’ve made so far in my life.

 

Steve and I have 4 kids, 3 boys and 1 girl. They are 14, 11, 9 and 7. My daughter and I can totally relate on what it’s like to grow up in a house full of boys. I spend my days following my kids to sporting events and Cheer recitals.  It is completely exhausting yet I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Being a mother is hard work and most days I feel like I’m completely failing but then there are those moments when I get an unexpected thank you or an I Love You and it is all worth it!     

 I used to love to read but it seems like these days reading time is few and far between.  The one thing I do always make time for is running.  It is my passion! I have run everything from a 5k race to an ultra marathon.        

I am a self taught graphic designer and I’m still learning.  I started about seven years ago with digital scrapbooking.  It didn’t take me long to discover I had a love and knack for it.  My professional career as a graphic designer started with a little Etsy store.  When Megan approached me about joining the Latter Day Village team I was nervous and excited about the challenge, but  I have learned so much in the past year, both spiritually and professionally. Studying the Youth Sunday School lessons each month has truly been a blessing in my life. My testimony has grown and I have learned more than ever how to rely on the promptings of the Spirit. This opportunity came at a time in my life when I really needed it.  


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