Almost Finished

Almost Finished

I mentioned yesterday that we are finally finishing our fireplace!  The contractors spent most of the day working on it yesterday and they are almost finished.   We now have to wait for the Hearthstones to arrive, which should be sometime this week, and then...

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Finishing the Fireplace

Finishing the Fireplace

We have been waiting a long time to "someday" finish our fireplace.   We had our cabinet maker create a new mantel which he installed in December of 2010,  after we had to pull down the old brick nearly two years ago.    We had hoped...

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{pretty, happy, funny, real}

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life. ~{pretty}Don't you just love this little creation that Rascal made with his modeling beeswax?  I was really impressed, and it made such a nice addition to our Easter Decorations.Captain also helped with the...

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Our Easter Dinner ~ Easter Sunday, 2012

Our Easter Dinner ~ Easter Sunday, 2012

This year, following Easter Mass, we hosted another Easter Sunday dinner at our home!  I just love that we now have the space to do this, after our remodel/addition the year before last!!  Three of my brothers, David, Scott, and Brian, along with Brian's...

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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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