Late October Daybook

Late October Daybook

 Outside my window...After some gorgeous and fairly warm autumn weather up here in North Idaho, a cold front rolled in and it's been raining on and off this past week and snowing at the higher elevations. I'm praying for nice weather on Monday for All Hallows'...

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A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday morning, after Mass, we headed to the Pumpkin Patch!  Just like last year, we met my brother Brian and his family there, as well as my youngest brother David, Aunt Bridget and Uncle Shawn.  This year even my parents decided to drive out as well!...

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Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

We are home from Mass, the turkey is in the oven (my mom and little sister came over after Mass to help!), the boys are playing football in the years with their Uncle David (my youngest brother), and more of my family will be coming over soon! I have so very much to...

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A Few Pictures…

A Few Pictures…

... from yesterday's quick trip to the Pumpkin Patch!(after the boys' first hockey game, and before running errands for our All Hallows' Eve Party)We spent this afternoon making treats and carving these six pumpkins...  I'll be back with more pictures soon!

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{this moment}

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, visit Soulemama to leave a link to your 'moment' in...

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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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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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