Six Months

Six Months

December 8th • Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionSix months old and officially started crawling on her hands and knees! ...or at least I'm finally willing to admit it.She's been trying to crawl since the week she was born!Update: Here is a short video of her crawling...

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Saying Goodbye For Now

Saying Goodbye For Now

After receiving his law degree at Notre Dame University, my grandfather served in the Marine Corps from 1953-1957, achieving the rank of Captain. My dad was born at Camp Lejeune while he was in the Marines. On December 3rd, the first Sunday of Advent...

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Santa Lucia Day

Santa Lucia Day

Santa Lucia (St. Lucy) was a young Italian girl who was martyred for her faith in 304 AD. During Advent in Sweden, one of the biggest celebrations is Santa Lucia's Day originating from the stories told by the holy Monks who first brought Christianity to Sweden....

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On the Feast of St. Andrew

On the Feast of St. Andrew

Saint Andrew the Apostle Cupcakes Baked by his sister while I was at work and decorated with an X-shaped pretzel cross & fish cookies!Dearest Patron, St. Andrew the Apostle, in baptism I received thy name and was put under thy special care. Oh, teach me to be...

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Thanksgiving Daybook

Thanksgiving Daybook

Outside my {parents} window...Our beautiful mom with five of her six daughters on Thanksgiving Day 🍁🍂 The rain let up long enough for a quick picture outside.  You'd never know it by this picture, she always looks amazing, but our mom is recovering from a broken...

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Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

I'm working as quick as I can to finish up this year's Christmas Gift Ideas and Giveaway (it's going to be amazing!) and hope to have it up on the blog soon. In the meantime, here is a fun idea for cupcakes. We made these for our daughter's soccer team's dessert...

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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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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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