Happy All Hallows’ Eve!

Happy All Hallows’ Eve!

~ Our 2011 Saintly Symbols :: Patron Saints ~ Saint-O-Lanterns The children all decided to carve a symbol associated with their patron saints this year! St. James' Cross by Captain(template here)St. John's Chalice with Serpent by...

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A Few Pictures…

A Few Pictures…

... from yesterday's quick trip to the Pumpkin Patch!(after the boys' first hockey game, and before running errands for our All Hallows' Eve Party)We spent this afternoon making treats and carving these six pumpkins...  I'll be back with more pictures soon!

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{this moment}  ::  “Real” Friends

{this moment} :: “Real” Friends

{this moment} - A single photo, capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. To see more visit Soule Mama. I had so much fun visiting Charlotte and her wonderful family for Cupcake's...

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Week 30

Week 30

By now God may have topped mewith one lovely head of hair.I am His beautiful creation.When I'm born, you'll want to stare!~ The Miracle of MeI didn't plan on crying at either of my appointments yesterday afternoon... The first appointment was just my routine 2 week...

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Our Precious New Goddaughter

Our Precious New Goddaughter

Lord, surround this child with goodness,lead her in Your light each day;Help her walk the path You've chosen,guide her steps along the way.Teach her, Lord, to trust your wisdomwith a faith forever new;Keep her from all harm, and bless her;with Your grace and gladness,...

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My Daybook :: October 18, 2011

My Daybook :: October 18, 2011

Outside my window... I keep spotting two cats.  Did I mention that we have cats now?   Somehow I was convinced (or rather ambushed) by a neighbor, Hubby, and 6 begging children, to adopt the two eight month old kitties. They were recently abandoned,...

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Behind the Scenes at Harry and David

Behind the Scenes at Harry and David

This past Friday, our four oldest children and I had the opportunity to take a tour of the Harry and David Factory and Kitchens!  We met up with some friends at the Country Village Store, where we loaded onto buses and watched a short video while passing by...

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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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