Small Successes :: July 30, 2009

Small Successes :: July 30, 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 our first week of swimming lessons and, despite a dead car battery yesterday morning -- which...

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Using Apostrophes Correctly

My last couple post were really bothering me... I kept wondering if I had used the correct punctuation on "Girl's" and "Boy's" in my post titles...  They just didn't look right.  If you haven't noticed by now, grammar has never been one of my strong points.  (I even...

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The Girls’ New Bedroom

The Girls’ New Bedroom

I am so happy with how the girls' bedroom turned out!  It is so cute and girly!!!I took some photos to post, but they hardly do it justice.  I think it looks so much prettier in person.   The girls were so excited and are really enjoying their new...

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The Boys’ New Bedroom

The Boys’ New Bedroom

aka:  our old school roomSince I only posted pictures of the boys' closet earlier today, I am back with a few pictures of the rest of their new room.Here is how it looks from the doorway.The bunk beds were given to us a few years back by my parents....

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Making progress…

Making progress…

After almost a month of rearranging rooms in our home, it is finally starting to come together!  I thought I would try and start posting a few pictures of our progress.The hard thing is deciding WHERE to start... Normally I would have been blogging while I...

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My Daybook ~ July 27th   “Swimming Days”

My Daybook ~ July 27th “Swimming Days”

FOR TODAY: July 27th, 2009Outside my Window... it's sunny and HOT!!  The high was predicted to be 106 degrees out there today and 109 tomorrow!!  Yikes!!!  I am so glad we are home from swimming and can relax in our nice and cool home.  I am thinking... about how...

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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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