Happy Anniversary!

Today is my brother-in-law's first anniversary as a priest! The following video was made by a friend of ours using pictures from Father's ordination. I thought I would share it with you all today. Isn't it beautiful!?!Happy Anniversary Father!!!

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Bubble Fun!

Bubble Fun!

This morning I loaded up the stroller and we drove down to our local track so I could walk. As our "special activity" for today, we brought along a fun bubble set that Chiquita was given for her birthday. While my kiddos were having fun (and after I snapped a few...

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Small Successes:  May 28, 2009

Small Successes: May 28, 2009

I cleaned my girls bedroom and packed up all the remaining size 3 clothing and shoes that Chiquita has recently outgrown. It is hard to believe that she is already four, and will be nearly FIVE when this little one arrives! I wonder if our new one is a girl? It would...

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My Daybook ~ May 26, 2009

My Daybook ~ May 26, 2009

FOR TODAY: May 26th, 2009Outside my Window... (or rather my front door!) their is now an abandoned nest. All five of the little birdies learned how to fly this weekend, much to the excitement of my children! They were able to peek through the window panes and watch...

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Ascension Thursday Picnic

Ascension Thursday Picnic

In honor of Ascension Thursday (which technically has been moved to Sunday in our diocese) we had a picnic dinner on our hill outback! I didn't have a chance to go to the grocery store prior to our picnic so I made do with what I had in the kitchen, but no one seemed...

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Small Successes:  Vol. 18

Small Successes: Vol. 18

I've been wanting to participate in Faith and Family Live's Small Successes for months, but that was one small success that has been put off till now! I survived snack bar duty Tuesday night at Little League AND found someone to watch our three youngest children (at...

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Game Ball

Game Ball

Rascal has been making such great improvements in Baseball this year.At the beginning of the season, he was easily frustrated since he had a tendency to hit the ball directly to first base and then get tagged out...  (Not to mention he is the smallest and one of...

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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)

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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