The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ June 30th

The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ June 30th

FOR TODAYOutside my Window... it's partly cloudy (or is that smoke?) and cool for the moment. The deer are running around like crazy on our back hill, and my window is open, so I can hear all the birds chirping! We are expecting some more thunderstorms this afternoon,...

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For there is no friend like a sister, in calm or stormy weather, to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands. ~ Christina G. RossettiOn Sunday, I had a rare opportunity to spend the...

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ June 30th

The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ June 23rd

FOR TODAYOutside my Window... the weather is absolutely beautiful! The sun is shining. It's hot, but not humid... Perfect!I am thinking... that I can't believe my baby is already one!!!I am thankful for... finally having groceries in the house!From the kitchen...there...

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No Room at the Inn

No Room at the Inn

We arrived into Lincoln, Nebraska at about 4pm on May 26th. We had reservations at the Embassy Suites downtown. However, when we arrived a number of things went wrong.Prior to the trip, I called many hotels looking for a place to stay that would work well for a family...

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Our Baby Boy Is ONE Today!

Today our little guy is turning one! I cannot believe how quickly time goes by... Here are a few photos from his first year of life: Happy Birthday Snuggles!! You have been such a blessing to us, and have added so much joy to our lives. We love you so much! If you...

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Going Bananas

Going Bananas

This morning a friend of mine brought me a HUGE box of ripe bananas. They needed to be used soon, unless I wanted them to start looking like this, so I opened my cupboards to see what I could bake.You know, I have yet to make it to the grocery store since our trip....

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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-22, Twinkle Toes-20, Chiquita-18, Snuggles-16, Rose-14, Bud-12, Grace-6 and Joy-4 (blog nicknames)

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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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