About Sister Somebody

Sister Somebody is a blog written by 4 LDS women who all have different past, present, and future experiences in life.  We’re just like you…trying to navigate this life and return with honor to the presence of our Father in Heaven. Some days are easier than others, but this blog chronicles how we survive the not so great days and the simply fantastic ones as well.

Our perspectives are unique, and we hope you’ll get to know us, what we believe, and how we live.

The Sisters

Sister Aloha:

  • I’m Sister Aloha because I used to live in Hawaii and I miss it. I miss the beach, the sand in my swimsuit, year-round flip flops, shave ice, manapua, musubi and mochi crunch. You can take the girl out of Hawaii but you can’t take Hawaii out of the girl.
  • I was born in Mesa, Arizona. Various places I have lived include…Utah, Oregon, Texas, Tonga and Hawaii. I have a BA in Music/Vocal Performance from BYU-Hawaii.  I am deliriously in love with a handsome Bolivian man that I have been married to since 2004. No kids yet….just two adorable, green plants.
  • I enjoy being married, spending time with friends & family, playing games, watching movies, rubber stamping, digital scrapbooking, singing, playing the piano, listening to music, swimming, riding my bike, camping, traveling, reading good books, freshly baked bread, and chocolate, of course.
  • I don’t enjoy laundry, ironing, and the absence of chocolate in the house.
  • I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. And although I was raised in the church, I still have my own conversion story. My posts will illustrate how I truly came to know and understand why this church is true, and why it is for me.
  • My service in the church is about 95% music callings and 5% ‘other’. The ‘other’ never lasts long because I am always needed to direct the choir, conduct music in sacrament meeting or play the organ or piano. Currently I am serving as the Enrichment Counselor in the Relief Society Presidency.
  • I spent thirteen years post-High School as a single woman before I got married, and it was in that time that I gained greater insight into the importance of being an individual, a woman, a woman in the church, a woman in the world today, and a daughter of God.

Sister Daisy:

Hi, I am Sister Daisy and here are just a few things about me:

  • I am definitely in the kids stage of life.  I have two beautiful little girls I try to keep up with most of the day.  My oldest daughter is three and the youngest is almost one.  As well as spending most of my week days with little kiddos, I am also the nursery leader of my ward.  I used to be an elementary school teacher. so I love the fact that I get to be around little kids so often.
  • Although I love this stage 98% of the time, I do struggle with how to balance everything-kids, church, family and manage to not completely loose myself in the mix.
  • I have been a member of the church my whole life.  I am one of those Mormons whose grandparents have traced their genealogy back 17 or so generations.  I grew up in a mostly LDS community and loved it.  I have a strong testimony of the gospel mostly because I’ve seen the impact it has had on, not only my life. but on the lives of the people closest to me.
  • I am a flower person, my favorite being the Gerber Daisy. Hence the name, Sister Daisy.
  • My favorite new hobby is photography and I hope to some day get really good at it.

Sister Sunbeam:

Hi, I’m Sister Sunbeam.

  • I derived the name “Sunbeam” from one of the youngest groups in Primary, which is a Sunday school organization for children and also where I am currently serving in the Church.  I call myself this because, although I’ve been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints my whole life, I still feel like I have an awful lot to learn.
  • I am the mother of two beautiful sons (we’ve only seen the second one on an ultrasound, but we think he’s pretty cute) and the wife to one handsome, amazing and incredibly brilliant guy. Besides my favorite occupation as a wife and mother, I am a cosmetologist by profession and I work out of my home one day a week.
  • I enjoy spending time with my family, artistic outlets (which for me include hair design, blogging, scrap booking, illustration, sewing, interior design, and sidewalk chalk), swimming, karaoke contests, playing sports (I’m partial to soccer), a clean house, arm scratches, good books and very hot bubble baths.
  • I do not enjoy stress or large bugs – and especially not both at the same time.
  • Most of my callings in the church have been within the Primary. I love the simplicity of the Gospel as it is taught to children. It reminds me of what is truly important in life, and gives us basic instruction on what we need to do in this life to return to our Heavenly Father.
  • I have always known that the church is true. Even when I questioned my testimony of it, which happened often in my adolescence – I always felt a burning in my heart that reaffirmed what I had been taught through the Spirit was correct. In many ways, the instruction that I have received from the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been the only constant I could turn to, to find comfort and truth. I have seen countless blessings and miracles through the power of the priesthood, and I am honored and grateful to call myself a member of the Church.

Sister Whimsy:

  • Whimsy can mean fanciful, quaint, and odd….which pretty much sums me up.  Also, it sort of sounds like wimp.  Which is what you’ll call me if we ever go on a camp-out together.  It’s okay, I’m used to it.
  • I grew up in a Christian home, but was always searching for more truth about my Father in Heaven and my Savior, Jesus Christ…
  • I found it when I was 19 in the Book of Mormon, and the knowledge that families can be together forever.
  • Then I had a family…1 husband and 5 kids, so far. Now sometimes I wonder if forever isn’t really an insanely long time. (Just kidding, darling!)
  • More than ten years after my baptism, I’m finally at a point in my life when I forget, at least for a little while, that I wasn’t born into the knowledge that I have today. I’m a slow learner, but my Father in Heaven knows that, and gives me ample opportunities to repeat lessons until I get them right.
  • I’ve served in callings ranging from the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator to the YW secretary, Primary teacher, and Enrichment Leader. My favorite callings have always been as part of the Relief Society.
  • I try really hard to be what my Father in Heaven would have me be. I find comfort and strength in the scriptures, prayer, and the lessons my children teach me.
  • I find very little comfort in laundry.
  • I hope that in my words you can see a glimmer of familiarity, some simple truths, and more importantly, a picture of a real Sister in Christ.
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