Note to Self:

The next time you go on a camping trip, and have an early morning ultrasound scheduled for the morning after you return, DO NOT lay down "for just a minute" thinking you will get back up to change into pajamas, brush your teeth, and set the alarm.  **Thankfully,...

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For Daddy on Father’s Day

For Daddy on Father’s Day

On this special day for fathers, I've decided to let our children tell you some of the reasons that their daddy is so great! (I saw this idea on my cousin's blog last year and loved it! Thanks for the inspiration Meg!) I asked them each the following questions:1. What...

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It won’t be long now!

It won’t be long now!

My mom just called, and it seems that my little sister Jamie is in labor with their 3rd child!! Her due date wasn't until July 3rd, but I guess that's only a couple weeks away, which would make her full term! I found the following beautiful prayer on Anne's blog....

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Well, I tried…

Well, I tried…

I mentioned last week, in my American History post, that I wished we had the Discover America State by State Series available at our library. After Lisa suggested (in the comments) using Inter-library loan, I looked into that possibility only to find that our library...

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End of the Season

End of the Season

Last week the boys played (and won!) their last game of the season and then had their pizza party on Friday night. Even though it has been a busy few months, we were all sad to see it come to an end.It really was a GREAT season. The coaches were all wonderful!...

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My Daybook ~ June 15, 2009

My Daybook ~ June 15, 2009

FOR TODAY: June 15th, 2009Outside my Window... it's sunny right now, and although the forecast says we may have some more thunderstorms this afternoon, this rest of the week is suppose to be gorgeous!I am thinking... about Gabriel, the baby we miscarried last November...

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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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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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