The Advent Wreath

The Advent Wreath

I love the tradition of the Advent wreath. It so totally packed with symbolism! It is such a great way to teach the children even more about God, Christ and the Christmas season.The round shape stands for God's eternity. Like God, it has no beginning and no end.The...

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The School Room ~ An Update!

The School Room ~ An Update!

I finally have our "School Room" put back together! It is amazing what last minute company can help you accomplish! Here are a few photos for you to see what I have been up to this week...I took snapshots of different views of our room. In this picture you can see our...

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The School Room ~ Revisited

I posted last summer about organizing and setting up our school room. That arrangement was working alright for awhile... However, once we added a table to the middle of the room, it made it feel so cramped and cluttered. And who wants to spend much time in a cramped...

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Dressing Up

Dressing Up

This afternoon, while I was creating a bigger mess organizing our school room, the girls decided to play dress up. Daddy says they look like a couple of gypsies... They were sure having fun!

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Preparing to Prepare

The latest Loveliness fair is up... The loveliness of Preparing to Prepare!You can read it here.Like all of the loveliness fairs, it is just lovely! I wanted to participate, but honestly, I have just been too preoccupied with life lately... It seems that there is...

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A Saint Day Celebration!

A Saint Day Celebration!

Today, November 25th, is the feast of Christ the King.It is ALSO the feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria... And, since she is one of Twinkle Toes' patron Saints, it is an extra special day at our home.I love the story of St. Catherine. She is known as the patron...

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Our Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving

We had a great time at Tug & Regina's for Thanksgiving! Thank you so much for having us over! We had so much fun, that I never even got my camera out! Can you believe that?Tug deep fried the turkey and it was delicious, just like last year! Regina's sweet potatoes...

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Wishing you…

Wishing you…

To all my visitors, friends and family... May God shower each and every one of you with many blessings! And may you all have a very Happy and Peaceful Thanksgiving!A Thanksgiving PrayerFather in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all goodness and love, please look...

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Gobble, Gobble…

Gobble, Gobble…

Last night after dinner we made the cutest little Turkey snacks out of Double Stuf Oreo cookies, malt balls, and candy corn!My mom would die if she knew I fed this kind of stuff to my kids... In fact I recently ran into her at the grocery store and started covering up...

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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.


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Sean & Jessica, Captain-23, Ranger-21, Twinkle Toes-20, Chiquita-18, 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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