A couple summers ago, while our three oldest were working their summer jobs and I was just trying to survive the third trimester of my last pregnancy by napping with the toddler nearly every day, I woke up one afternoon to see our remaining four children lying on the grass in the back yard editing a dramatic war film they had just created.
I was impressed. So were their older siblings when they got home from work!
I’ve been meaning to share it with you all ever since and finally uploaded it to YouTube. Enjoy!
June of 2019 
Starring Snuggles (11), Rose (9), Bud (7)
Photography by Chiquita (14) 
In remembrance of those who gave the ultimate price for our freedom!


  1. Anonymous

    So creative!

  2. Erin

    That is so impressive!! The acting and the cinematography!! Well done, so impressed guys!!

  3. Bernadette O.

    Well done! You have a future filmmaker and actors on your hands! 🙂

  4. Sarah

    That's so great! They did a fantastic job!

  5. Karen H

    Very impressive! Not only is the production professional, but paying homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice reveals the filmmakers own compassion, respect and maturity. Their parents need to take a bow for instilling eternal values and encouraging amazing creativity. Brilliant all around.


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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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