Wedding Highlights ~ The Reception

Wedding Highlights ~ The Reception

The reception was held in my parents back yard. My parents have a gorgeous home (which was built by my dad) on 10 beautiful acres. It was covered in trees, brush, and poison oak when they bought the property about 18 years ago... Twelve children can come in pretty...

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A New Haircut

A New Haircut

I took Chiquita in to have her hair cut today, in preparation for the wedding tomorrow. I have been having such a hard time fixing it lately, and figured that a trim would help... I wasn't expecting it to end up quite so short!!! (As I mentioned earlier, I was...

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Small Successes:  June 25, 2009

Small Successes: June 25, 2009

"It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that."~ 1 ~I SURVIVED Family Camp! 😉 Despite the fact that the forecast showed clear with highs in the 70's, it...

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LOST: First Tooth!

LOST: First Tooth!

Our little Twinkle Toes is GROWING up!! My tooth fell out and left a spaceSo big my tongue can touch my face,And every time I smile I showThe place where something used to grow.I miss my tooth as you can guessBut now I have to brush one less!

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She’s Here!

She’s Here!

I was so excited to hear that my sister Jamie delivered her precious little girl, Nadia Marie Bernadette, today!My brother-in-law just emailed me a picture and she is ADORABLE!! How I wish they didn't live on the other side of the country and I could meet my newest...

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Happy Baptismal Day…

Happy Baptismal Day…

... to our dear Goddaughter! I find it so hard to believe that you are already six years old and celebrating the sixth anniversary of your baptism today...  Where has the time gone?!?  Loving God, Creator of all good things, Thank you for the gift of...

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Boy or Girl???

Boy or Girl???

At just 14 weeks gestation, the beginning of the second trimester, it is still "too early to tell."~ Our Baby ~ ~ The top of the baby's head with hands together in front ~~ Precious Little Feet ~My guess is that our little one is a girl. I have thought so from the...

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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)

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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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