11 1/2 Months

Our little Rose has been walking for awhile, but she just recently decided that she now prefers walking over crawling and is getting around quite well.  I still can't believe that she will be turning one in just a couple weeks...Apparently she prefers the basket...

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Jesse Tree Readings & Coloring Pages for 2010

Jesse Tree Readings & Coloring Pages for 2010

Update: You can see close-up pictures of our tree and ornaments here. Back in 2007 I started printing coloring pages for each day of Advent to coordinate with our Jesse Tree.  Since every year the number of days in Advent is different, it is necessary to...

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Home again…

Home again…

... after two weeks and 3,431 miles!!!We are so thankful that we were able to make a last minute road trip to visit my Hubby's parents in Arizona and (finally!) introduce them to our little Rose!  It had been 2 1/2 years (way too long!) since we saw them last. We...

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{this moment}

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo 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 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-22, Twinkle Toes-20, Chiquita-19, 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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