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!

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Since the number 7 is holy and perfect, here’s 7 quick updates about life in Idaho, and life in general! {One} We are starting to settle into our new place in Idaho. Our townhome isn’t exactly what I’d have picked, but that’s what you get when you rent sight unseen. […]

settling in and quick Updates.

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As I sit here with our last hours in our home slowly passing by, I can’t help but reflect on all that these walls have seen. This house saw us coming home as husband and wife, wedding dress, suit and all. Bringing our daughter home. Our first anniversary. Fights. Joy. […]

goodbyes and changing Definitions.

Click on the image above or right HERE – either way, the new edition of my book is live and ready for sale on Amazon! A few other quick notes: I will be selling signed copies like I did for the original version, but I won’t be doing that until July […]

it is Here!

…that God’s light shines even brighter. To say that FOCUS training has been overwhelming would be an understatement. Trying to balance the needs of a pregnant lady (that’d be me), a toddler, a babysitter, a husband, and the expectations for classes makes my head spin more often than not. Then […]

it is in the Darkness…

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At this point I have approximately five half-drafted blogs in my head. However, Monkey is, for the moment, peacefully napping in her stroller as the rain falls outside our dorm room, so I’ve decided to throw all the updates and thoughts out at once. The Book Currently a giant pain. […]

the book, missionary training, and a smattering of Updates.

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Two years ago today I walked down the aisle and married Anthony. Like all married couples, we said the vows not knowing how they would play out in our lives. A lot of people told us that the first year of marriage would be the hardest. For us, at least […]

down the aisle, to Eternity.

The book is just days away from being re-released and if I find one more teeny tiny issue with it, I might just scream. Anyway, my family and I are on the road to FOCUS training right now (I pre-wrote this post) and I’m not 100% sure what blogging will […]

brand new cover Revealed!