Celebrating the 4th of July

Celebrating the 4th of July

Sunday Mass, American Heroes parade, brunch at a favorite restaurant overlooking the river, family time at home, homemade Red, White & Blueberry Triple Chocolate Brownies, then back downtown to watch the fireworks over the lake... Such a great day celebrating our...

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From Sea to Shining Sea

From Sea to Shining Sea

“It will be celebrated... with pomp and parade... bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.” - John Adams   While we had a simple celebration out here on the west coast, the older boys spent the 4th of July visiting...

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Celebrating the 4th of July

Celebrating the 4th of July

.: 4th of July Handprint Flags :. I love art projects that double as keepsakes! This was such a fun and easy craft. I posted more here:4th of July Handprint Flags.: Star Spangled Berry Cake :. We celebrated with a simple BBQ at home. I made some salad,...

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4th of July Handprint Flag

4th of July Handprint Flag

These 4th of July Handprint Flags made such a fun and easy craft to celebrate Independence Day! I pulled out some red and blue tempera paint and white card stock, showed the little ones how to paint one hand with the paint, and then let the older girls take...

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Celebrating the 4th of July

Celebrating the 4th of July

The 4th of July was a week ago and I still haven't posted any pictures!  Despite my lack of plans this year we ended up having a really nice day with family and friends.Usually we go to a friends home for a BBQ and to watch the fireworks, but this year they...

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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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