Someone’s Seven!

Someone’s Seven!

Our contractor is not only doing an amazing job, he has the sweetest family!!  His wife, Jamie, surprised us (knowing that I've been on crutches & Sean's out of town fighting fires) with pink cupcakes for Twinkle Toes's 7th Birthday...

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After 59 Days…

After 59 Days…

...of living without an oven... We moved in the new fridge just before Hubby left, and my dad & brother (Thank you both SO much!) installed and wired the oven today, even though the rest of the kitchen won't be finished for at least a couple weeks.  Oh,...

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{this moment}

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, visit Soulemama to leave a link to your 'moment' in...

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Saying Goodbye For Now

Saying Goodbye For Now

The morning after my Grandmother died,  we received even more* sad news.  Late Saturday night, August 14th, my Uncle Michael, my mom's youngest brother, also died (the very same day as Grandma) in a motorcycle accident. It was such a shock.   On...

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For Hayley and Baby Brayley

For Hayley and Baby Brayley

Charlotte is asking for donations and prayers for a young mother who has received a heart-breaking prenatal diagnosis.You can visit her blog to read the details and perhaps make a donation using the paypal button, which she has set up in her sidebar. Please remember...

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Almost Wordless Wednesday:  Painted Walls!

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Painted Walls!

I can't believe that it is already Wednesday? How was I ever able to find the time to blog almost daily?? Anyhow, I've had some of you asking to see pictures of the painted walls, so here you go! 🙂 It's not as colorful as I first imagined. . .  In fact I was...

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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-19, 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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