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Somehow it has been a whopping six weeks since my last blog. Believe you me, I’ve tried many times to write since then. For some odd reason, the link I used to sign in wasn’t working and, because I have two small children, I didn’t ever have enough time to […]

so that’s how to log In.

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To be perfectly frank, 2016 was exactly nothing I was planning or expecting. Not in the least. And yet it has been one of the most amazing years ever. Before I get into the nitty gritty of the year and how I remember it, let’s look back at the goals I set for […]

a year in review, a year in Preview.

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In the weeks leading up to Mistletoe’s birth I kept coming back to the story of creation. God allows Man to name every created thing. Each creation comes before Man to be named. God could have easily named everything and just told Man what everything was called, end of story, […]

naming Her.

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It started out as a day like any other, or so I thought. As was typical for me, once the noon hour passed without any real contractions, I gave up thinking that that would be the day our daughter would be born. For weeks the only thing I wanted to […]

mistletoe is Here! {a birth story}

As of writing this post, I am 37 weeks, 4 days pregnant. I am to the point where not only do the weeks matter, but so do the days. Every single day counts, and every single day gets me one day closer to meeting our next daughter. Lately I have […]

no resurrection without the Cross.

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Depending on your/your doctor’s definition of ‘full-term’, I hit full-term in my pregnancy last Sunday (so I’m 37 weeks, 2 days along right now) and I’m a pile of walking contradictions. I like to think I’ve done better this pregnancy in terms of being cranky/angry/hating being pregnant, but now, with […]

the {cranky} End.

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As previously announced, I have written a new book! I asked for suggestions on the title and you all had some truly amazing ideas! To recap, the book is a bible study about 7 women from the Old Testament and what we learn from them today. After much prayer and […]

and the title Is…

When Anthony and I joined FOCUS, I was thrilled about the opportunity to serve as a missionary. In fact, serving on a mission has been on my ‘bucket list’ since I was in high school. What I didn’t realize, however, was that serving the mission wouldn’t look at all how […]

serving the Mission.

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You read that right…I wrote a new book! Well, to be more accurate, I’m writing a new book. It is all outlined and my goal is to have the first full draft ready in December, if not sooner. Hopefully, it is the first in a series of books to come, but […]

new book Giveaway!

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As promised weeks ago, here is the next installment of life as a missionary, a.k.a. Mish Life! Back in September (which now feels like ages ago), I wrote that missionary life, or as we FOCUS missionaries call it, mish life, was really stretching me in my ability to adjust to […]

as the cool kids call it: mish Life.

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As promised, in the coming days and weeks, I’ll be blogging to catch up on the summer, this pregnancy, moving, fundraising and more. Today’s post marks the first post in which I come through on that promise! Moving to Idaho from Colorado was difficult. The first day we saw our […]

home away from Home.

A while ago (at least 4 years?) I made my one big bucket list goal: see all the Catholic cathedrals in the United States. At one point I counted how many there are but I’ve since forgotten the number…and I don’t want to know just yet. Instead, I’ll just keep […]

see all the Cathedrals!