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Hi I'm Micaela

I'm born and raised in beautiful Southern California. I'm a nanny. I'm a baker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest of 4 children, the baby of the family. I grew up following my older brothers and sister around, wanting to be just like them. It's no wonder they instilled in me a deep love for anything outdoors. Hiking, mountain biking, and riding dirtbikes are just a few of the things I was raised with. I went away to college at Utah State University and graduated in Marketing and Economics. Family is everything to me, and there is nothing I love more than spending time with my nieces and nephew. I would do absolutely anything for them in a heartbeat. I am currently working as a nanny to a 3 year old girl and 5 year old boy, which, of course, can sometimes be a challenge but generally I adore it. I have a true love for anything peanut butter, passed down from my dad to my sister and I. I learned to cook and bake at a young age, and still enjoy creating and making recipes today.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and was baptized by my dad at 8 years old, so some might say I was born into this church, but I still had to gain my own testimony and desire to continue living it through my adult life. I was fortunate enough to have years of church activities to help fuel my own beliefs, but in the end it still came down to me. One of the most trying times in my life happened when I was 14. My dad was involved in a dirtbike accident and broke his neck and his back. At the time, the doctors told us that he only had a 5% chance of living and a 1% chance of ever being able to walk again. Of course, I was terrified and devastated to even consider losing my dad like that. He was the strongest person I knew and hearing those odds made me completely break down. Over the next few days, his name was placed on numerous temple prayer rolls across the country, he received at least half a dozen priesthood blessings, and friends and family offered up hundreds of prayers. Fortunately, the doctors claimed it a miracle and he was ok. He came home with us and had to spend 3 months in a halo, which is a metal contraption stabilizing your neck that gets screwed into your skull in 4 places around the head, followed by about 6 months of physical therapy. While it was a struggle for my entire family, we all managed to pull through and I know this is the first time I truly gained my own testimony. I have never been more grateful for a loving Heavenly Father and His understanding of our needs and desires. Of course, that isn't to say that I never struggled after this. There have been plenty of trials in my life since then (including the time exactly a year later when my brother obtained the same injury snowboarding), but fortunately my faith and testimony had been cemented fairly early on, and I continue to build on that foundation today.

How I live my faith

I have volunteered at elementary schools helping teach kids reading and math concepts. I have also worked with and visited many elderly people through the years, and have always enjoyed hearing their stories. I am currently serving as secretary in the women's organization of my ward and I have come to find a deep love for all the girls there. In the past I have helped to organize church activities and always loved being able to use my creativity there. I do my best to support and help my church leaders in any way that I can and feel very blessed to work so closely with many of them.