Golf Birthday Cake

Golf Birthday Cake

After a week of Golf Camp the birthday boy asked for a "Golf" birthday this year! It's been hard to keep up lately, and I probably should have just ordered a cake from a local bakery this year, but I was determined to make one myself.  Halfway through I was...

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Golf Camp & Tournament

Golf Camp & Tournament

For the past four years our children have been attending a Junior Golf Camp Week each summer! Each day is packed with fun and includes lots of skills challenges to help the children learn and improve their golf game. The camp is affordable, even for our large family,...

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Civil War Day

Civil War Day

On Father's Day, after getting home from Mass, I spent the afternoon resting at home with the two little ones while Sean took the five older children to a Civil War Reenactment at one of our State Parks! They stepped back in time to learn what life was like for the...

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God’s Will Be Done

God’s Will Be Done

My heart sank and I whispered a prayer the minute the ultrasound tech brought up the image on the screen as she tried to find the baby inside my womb this morning. It didn't take long for my husband and I to see that there had been no development since my last...

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Please Pray

Please Pray

Please pray for the soul of Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSP (pictures from his First Mass in 2012 here) who was shot and killed during a robbery at the Mater Misericordiae (Mother of Mercy) Mission in Phoenix, AZ.  Please pray for the family of Fr. Walker.  Please...

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Hiking the Gorge Trail

Hiking the Gorge Trail

Last Saturday afternoon, during our recent camping trip, we went on a hike along the river to see the Gorge! It was absolutely breathtaking and the pictures don't do it justice. In this area the river cascades through a constricted channel of basalt lava and the gorge...

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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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