Three Months

Three Months

I still haven't been able to go back and share her newborn and baptism pictures... Maybe someday! I took these pictures this morning before leaving for Mass and just had to share them with you all.As of this last Tuesday (Nov 19th) she weighed 10 pounds even! She...

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Interlocking Wooden Blocks

Interlocking Wooden Blocks

Interlocking Blocks • Melissa and Doug Car Carrier and Magnetic Car Loader • Misc Die Cast Cars I always love seeing what gets built with the blocks... This time it’s a parking garage! 🚘And... another day but still building with his blocks! These are...

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Martinmas Lantern Walk

Martinmas Lantern Walk

In A Book of Feasts and Seasons author Joanna Bogle shares that “the main festivity on St. Martin's Day especially in France and Germany is that of making paper lanterns and carrying them in procession.” Our family decorated glass jars years ago for our annual Lantern...

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November Book Cart

November Book Cart

We are blessed to have two of these lovely portable libraries! We keep one upstairs in the "school room" which we update seasonally or with books featuring specific subjects we are studying... and this one, kept downstairs in our dining room, is updated monthly with...

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Veteran’s Day Wreaths Across America Fundraiser

Veteran’s Day Wreaths Across America Fundraiser

Two of our nieces are American Heritage Girls and they are currently raising funds for their troop and Wreaths Across America! Please consider sponsoring a wreath. From my sister-in-law: "On December 14, 2019, Christmas wreaths will be laid on the...

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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-21, Twinkle Toes-19, Chiquita-18, Snuggles-16, Rose-13, Bud-11, 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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