I was about to share this on my family blog, but then I thought you all might like to see it here, since it is a Catholic inspired idea…Over the past few days, we were blessed with over 18 inches of snow. My oldest daughter, Rachel, and a few of my younger daughters, Elizabeth, Hannah, and Abby, made this amazing Mary and grotto out of snow!

The grotto stands about 5 feet high! I think Mary looks cuter in real life than she does in this photo. It can be so hard to get a good picture of snow. The girls also made snow-flowers and put them at Mary’s feet along with a few evergreen branches.
I was shocked when I looked out my window and saw this huge grotto in the yard! They did an amazing job! I asked Rachel if they could make it again with concrete, because I’ll be so sad to see this melt. Although I sure am looking forward to spring!
Personal Update: I really don’t have an update. But since some of you were asking if everything is okay, I thought I’d let you know that I was unable to get to the doctor’s yesterday (Friday) due to the snow. The doctor was going to tell me the results of the test, but the appointment was postponed till Monday. Hopefully we won’t get any snow on Monday, too!
Yup, I’m soooo ready for spring!
Have a blessed day!


  1. I love Mother Mary and the grotto, Jennifer! I think it came out awesome!

  2. That is just precious! My kids enjoyed seeing it from down here in TX. 🙂 Have a blessed week!

  3. How cute. 🙂 I saw the same thing earlier over at the Catholic Playground – is that where you got the idea?

  4. Hi Rita,I've never heard of Catholic Playground. Is it a blog? I guess I'll Google it….This wasn't my idea, it was my kids idea. They did this all on their own. I can only take credit for taking the picture! I guess it was the Holy Spirit inspiring them! And I'm sure the Holy Spirit can inspire many kids! God loves to work through children. Thank for visiting! God bless.

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