Hand Made Gifts

Hand Made Gifts

The girls just LOVE the little kitchen they received for Christmas. They are playing with it constantly! And I just love how darling it looks set up in their room. :)Before Christmas, I was noticing how many other bloggers were either making all their gifts by hand,...

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Feast of Saint John

Feast of Saint John

There are many wonderful feast days leading up to Christmas, as well as following Christmas. One of them is on December 27th. It is the feast of St. John the Apostle. He was one of the sons of Zebedee, or "sons of thunder", and the apostle whom Jesus loved.For this...

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Feast of the Holy Family

Feast of the Holy Family

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Family!The Holy Family is the perfect model for us of family life.Let us pray for the grace to always imitate their holiness in our own families. Through meditating on them, may our Lord also give us the grace to see...

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Our Christmas

Our Christmas

My cousin recently posted about "keeping it real." It is so true that our blogs can sometimes make our lives look perfect. I know that I for one, when looking at other blogs, can sometimes get frustrated and overwhelmed and think, "How on earth does she get ALL of...

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Where I’ve been…

Where I’ve been…

Here are the States that I have been to, or through...Create your own visited States mapLooks like I still have quite a bit of the US to see! But, I have traveled quite a bit of the US when you compare it to ALL the countries I've been to! They add up to a whole 2% of...

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Cute Christmas Quotes

While running down the hallway... Rascal paused, looked inside daddy and mommas messy room (with wrapping paper all over the place!) and said, "WOW!! Santa sure did get in there!"(This was funny, since my boys don't "believe" in Santa. The kids all know well, the...

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This morning we woke up to…

This morning we woke up to…

SNOW!!!This a rarity here. We usually get a few snow days each winter, but they usually don't arrive till January. It actually started snowing yesterday, Christmas Day, and continued through the night! The sun came out this morning for awhile and melted some of it,...

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Prayer of Mothers

Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.

Our Family

Sean & Jessica, Captain-23, Ranger-22, Twinkle Toes-20, Chiquita-19, Snuggles-16, Rose-14, Bud-12, Grace-6 and Joy-4 (blog nicknames)

A Little About Me

Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

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