Outside My Window…

Outside My Window…

I've tried to start a "Daybook" post each day this week and I just can't seem to get past the first writing prompt… There is so much going on "outside my window…" at the moment!After my husband's decision to turn down the job offer and to stay here for now, we started...

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Almost Finished

Almost Finished

I mentioned yesterday that we are finally finishing our fireplace!  The contractors spent most of the day working on it yesterday and they are almost finished.   We now have to wait for the Hearthstones to arrive, which should be sometime this week, and then...

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Finishing the Fireplace

Finishing the Fireplace

We have been waiting a long time to "someday" finish our fireplace.   We had our cabinet maker create a new mantel which he installed in December of 2010,  after we had to pull down the old brick nearly two years ago.    We had hoped...

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“New” Furniture

“New” Furniture

I mentioned in my Daybook post last week that I had a couple pieces of furniture painted "Shabby White" - our old hutch and a little fireplace that we were given by a friend.   The painter was able to finish them quickly and they were delivered on Monday evening...

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My Daybook :: March 7, 2011

My Daybook :: March 7, 2011

Outside my window... the frogs have been so loud and they are driving my husband crazy. . .   I woke up the other night (in the middle of the night) to see him headed outside to try and find the frogs. Apparently, "The only way to make the frogs stop croaking is...

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Once Upon a Time…

Once Upon a Time…

I have a few extra minutes this afternoon and thought it would be fun to share a picture of what our home looked like when we first moved in nearly 11 years ago!  I remember the day my Dad called asking if we wanted to come and look at a "little house with so...

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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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