Pictures from Easter Sunday

Pictures from Easter Sunday

Easter 2014 Paschal Candle and flowers replacing the thornsAfter Mass on Easter Sunday my parents and a few of my siblings (Kevin, David, Brian and his family) joined us for Easter Dinner, our annual Egg Hunt, and Chiquita's 9th Birthday! It was such a beautiful...

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Our Annual Easter Sunday Egg Hunt

Our Annual Easter Sunday Egg Hunt

While it is still the Easter season, I'm hoping to finally post some of our pictures from Easter Sunday (and Chiquita's birthday) this year, beginning with our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Now that our oldest son is a teenager he enjoyed hiding the eggs this year with...

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Prayers for a Friend

Prayers for a Friend

Lena from JOYfilled Family, an online friend and past contributor at Catholic Cuisine, is currently in need of prayers. Her family has found themselves in a very difficult situation.In addition to keeping Lena's family in your prayers, you can read more about...

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The Best Mother’s Day Gift Ever . . .

The Best Mother’s Day Gift Ever . . .

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life. ~{pretty}“Motherhood involves a special communion with the mystery of life, as it develops in the mother’s womb. The mother is filled with wonder at this mystery of life, and ‘understands’ with unique intuition...

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Art for Our Lady {Marian ATC Swap}

Art for Our Lady {Marian ATC Swap}

Have you signed up for the 2014 Marian ATC Swap over at Pondered in My Heart? If not there is still time! Some of our children are looking forward to participating again this year and have started creating their artist trading cards in honor of Our Lady! The...

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Sunday Coastal Road Trip

Sunday Coastal Road Trip

Early Sunday morning, following a late night at Vegas in the Valley (the annual Hadley Hope Fundraiser) with my husband, four of the children and I headed to the coast to surprise their friends with one last visit before they started their long drive back home.After a...

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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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