{pretty, happy, funny, real}

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life. ~{pretty}It was absolutely gorgeous at the golf course this morning!  It's a long drive each morning and afternoon, but the kids are all really enjoying their 2nd week of summer golf...

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Summer Golf Camp

Summer Golf Camp

I mentioned last week that our four oldest were participating in a summer golf camp.  Last year just our three oldest attended, since Chiquita had to miss since she wasn't feeling well.  This year she was very excited to be able to attend.  The kids...

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A Cars Themed Birthday Party

A Cars Themed Birthday Party

On Thursday our little Snuggles turned 5 years old!  He still loves his Woody and Buzz toys, and they are the ones that will always stick out in my mind when I think of his childhood, but this past year he has really been enjoying race cars (especially the "Cars"...

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Six Months Old Today…

Six Months Old Today…

... and just as cute as can be!* I'll be back soon with some pictures from our camp/retreat - the girls even wore their new hippie Sacred Heart T-shirts one day, and looked super cute - but first I need to finish unpacking, catch up on the mountain of laundry, and try...

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For My Husband {On Father’s Day 2012}

For My Husband {On Father’s Day 2012}

With our busy lives and schedulesand our day-to-day routines, Sometimes I may forget to say how very much it meansTo be married to a man like you, to have the family we share, To know no matter what life brings your love is always there...

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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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