{pretty, happy, funny, real}

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life. ~I hadn't intended to pretty much stop blogging this past week, but I've been a little busy.   I made the decision to start spending an hour on the treadmill each day, which has all but eliminated my...

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My Daybook :: June 8, 2011

My Daybook :: June 8, 2011

Outside my window... it's a beautiful day!  The sun is shining, and it should get up to a lovely 74 degrees today.  I'm planning on heading outside to work on the yard, starting with cleaning up all the cupcake crumbs all over the deck...  :)I am...

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Hiking Table Rock

Hiking Table Rock

This past Saturday we decided to hike Lower Table Rock, one of two prominent volcanic cliff-edged mesas in the valley. My three oldest had hiked it before with their Dad and Father Lange, but it was the first time for me and the three youngest.   (When I was...

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My Daybook :: February 22, 2011

My Daybook :: February 22, 2011

Outside my window... the weather has been so interesting this past week.  Snow, Rain, Sun, Sleet - we have had it all!  Yesterday it was so warm and sunny, and today is is back to freezing and even snowing at the moment.   Here is the picture I...

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Carnivorous Plants

In our current Botany Lesson on Flowers, the children (the boys especially) loved learning about Carnivorous Plants.   Since one of the projects for this lesson was to "Build a Clay Model of a Flower," Rascal immediately decided to build a Venus Flytrap and then...

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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-22, Twinkle Toes-20, Chiquita-18, Snuggles-16, Rose-14, Bud-12, 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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