Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Politics bring out my ugly side

Well as we all know, I am not happy about recent events, and I really am serious about moving to Idaho. Maybe this was just what I needed to get me motivated again. I think that the Lord sent us to MN to have Bella, for me to be home with the kids, and to find out that we really don't like living here in MN. We saw family and friends more living in Idaho then we do here. Anyways, here is my plan to cope with the government choices.

1. Get out of debt
2. Rely on the Lord and what he would have me do
3. Become spiritually and financially ready for these hard times a head
4. Prepare for the second coming and all the will precede it.
5. Teach my children the gospel (I already am but can always do better)
6. Strengthen my personal relationship with the Lord
7. Listen to the prophet and apostles. They know what to do
8. Be temple worthy and faithful
9. Try to do good for my family and for those around me
10. Keep my goals in sight and never loose hope.

The Lord is always with me and will see me through. If I am worthy and ready I have no need to fear. I must do better and be strong. I was chosen to come at this time, I must be able to endure and fight for what is right! Just because there is a new president, and I don't agree with what he will put in place, I have the freedom to disagree and fight for the right! I will stand up and choose the right for my family, my gospel and for my country! This is the Lords promise land and it will not be destroyed. In God I trust!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Voting Day

Today honestly decides how long Jordan and I will be staying in MN. If Obama wins there is no way we could ever afford to live in this state with Jordan's career or even if he decided to got back to school. We would be broke because the cost of daycare and me going back to work is not worth it.

Also if the Marriage amendment doesn't pass, I won't live here because I refuse to allow that any form of marriage is ok. That is not in accordance with my beliefs and I will not have my children taught other wise. But like I have said before, I am ok with Gay/Lesbian couples having the same civil rights as a married couple as long as it doesn't change the definition of marriage. They say that we should not let our religious beliefs impact others choices, but to legalize gay marriage does impact my beliefs and will lead to teaching my children in public school that any kind of couples can marry, and  I don't agree with that. How is that any better. Plus it will open the door for all marriages, incest, plural, cousins, person to animal (yes that is extreme but I am sure someone wants to do it) to be able to marry. To me this is just one of Satan's ways to destroy the family as God had created it.

Now for those who read this that may not know me well, I love everyone, including my gay friends, I just don't agree with their life style choices. Just like I don't agree with smoking and drinking. But that doesn't mean I don't love people or think that they are good. A good example of a gay person that I have had the opportunity to read about from his personal blog is Josh Weed. look him up on "the weed". It may help explain my view a little better. Not saying you have to agree with me, but so you can see where I am coming from.

So in summery of a long rant, I will be moving to Idaho sooner then planned if Mitt doesn't win, and the marriage admenment fails.
The end.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Welcome baby Kingston

I am so excited to announce the arrival of my new nephew Kingston Jerome Thibodeau. He was born Monday, October 15th 2012. He is 9 months and 2 hours apart form Bella, and I think that is pretty cool. He was 6lbs 11oz and 20 inches long, and has lots of dark brown hair and dark blueish eyes.  He is such a sweet baby and a joy to us all, especailly his parents, Kristina and Drew. You couldn't stop them from smiling no matter what you did.
On Tuesday morning I got to see them at the hospital. Poor Kristina went through 24 hours of labor and ended up having a Csection. We are very grateful that both baby and momma are healthy and doing well. I was so excited to meet baby Kingston and so was Tristan. Kingston is all he talked about before we got there and after we left. But you wouldn't have known that by the way he acted while there (lol that's my Tristan).
 Anyways,Lisa and Craig watched the kids while Jordan and I got to see the baby. I was so excited to hold my baby nephew. The feeling was amazing. There was so much love in the room and you could tell that this little boy is special. I can't wait to go hold him again now that they are home. I just want to love on him so much! I love when they are fresh from heaven. I also love how tiny he is because none of my babies were that small. they each had 1 1/2 pounds on him. And for a newborn, that's a lot. So here are a bunch of pictures from the hospital. Welcome baby Kingston!
the family

mommas and the boys

fresh out of the oven

Love the baby!

with Nana

happy daddy

with pop pops

with great grandma Lucille

proud uncle Shennon

Happy Aunt Lara

Big cousin Omar

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Watch out Thibodeau house

The exciting news this week......

Bella is crawling! she has been army crawling for sometime but is now up on all fours. And the trouble doesn't stop there. She has been pulling her self to standing in her crib. Time to lower the mattress? I think yes! she will be 9 months on October 15th! So this is early motor development for our hosehold.  She also has 4 teeth, which Tristan didn't get till about 11 to 12 months.

here is our proof!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Forgiveness is hard

So recently an event happened that really hurt my feelings. I felt stabbed in the back, attacked, and told things I don't believe to be true. I lost some respect for these people and am finding it hard to trust them again. But as I am going through this I am trying to think of why they may have done what they did. It doesn't make it right, but that doesn't mean I still can't show them love.

This is the first time in my life I have truly felt offended. I now have a better understanding of how those who get offended have a hard time letting it go. But I don't want to end up that way. I don't want relationships ruined over one misunderstanding where they didn't have the whole picture and have not lived through what I have. So I began my search of the scriptures and the Ensign, and have been praying, A LOT! I know that the Lord wants me to forgive these people and show them love. This hasn't really been an issue before. I have always been quick to forgive, but this had cut me so deep that I have struggled. I read a talk in the Ensign and came upon this quote from the prophet George Albert Smith;

"May we have the Spirit of the Master dwelling within us, that we may forgive all men as He has commanded, forgive, not only with our lips but in the very depths of our hearts, every trespass that may have been committed against us."

As I read this I realized that even though I think they need to apologize, I may never get one, and I don't need one. I need to forgive them and love them no matter what. And what is going to help me forgive them is to serve them, and maybe through my actions they might see what my life is really like, and what I really believe. And maybe it will clear things up, and maybe it won't. But I refuse to fill my heart with hate and resentment. I want to love them and have a great relationship.

I may be struggling still with this, and may still hurt, but I know what I need to do. I know that the atonement of Christ will help me with this. I need to bring my heart to Him and He will help me through this. I am not alone, the Lord is here to help me.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Duluth and Thomas the train

Saturday my mom took us all on a very fun trip to Duluth. Mainly to see Thomas the Train. you better believe that Tristan was jumping up and down excited. All morning he could hardly wait to go. We rented a mini van and headed out.
On the way up we had to stop at Tobie's and get some pastries. They were very good. I love the maple fried doughnut. I could have eaten 10 of them. But trying to not spoil my whole diet, I only ate half (but then later ate a whole Cinnamon roll, so I guess the self control went out the window).

Once we arrived at Northshore Railroad, Tristan was ready to see Thomas. He wanted to see everything. He kept screaming, "railroad tracks, near near" (apparently that's the sound the gates make when they lower). Once he saw Thomas he ran to get on. Couldn't even get a picture of him. The pictures will show our time on the train and at the train station. When it got towards nap time, he wasn't very thrilled with picture taking. Oh and he was afraid of Sir Topham Hat because he was a fuzz. I was a little sad i didn't get a picture with him. we waited a half hour to get his picture with him and watched a magic show and a funny children's song band. Too bad Tristan was too shy to dance and really doesn't like kids songs. He likes the Muse. I know, bad parenting.  ANYWAYS, to the photos.

After we said out goodbyes to Thomas, we headed to Canal park by the life bridge. Here are the pictures i took there.

 right after this photo a wave crashed over and got Jordan wet. Too bad i didn't catch that one.
 waves coming over the wall

 me and mom

 we all slid down the rail

 so handsome

 my little bug
 Jordan running up the wall

Bella showing off her flexibility

We had a great day in Duluth and can't wait to go back. Thanks again mom for the fun trip!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I'm back!

I have a working computer now! oh how i have missed blogging.
So her is my update.

I have recently started selling Mary Kay again. I am really excited about it so you will prabably see a lot of post on facebook. I love their products and found that they are cheaper then what I am currently buying and do the same things if not more. SO you can give me a call if you are interested or go to my web page ok enough with my plug for this post.

Bella is now 6 months and is cutting her first 2 teeth and wants to eat everything in sight. we had to wait till Tristan was near 1 year old for this to happen (still waiting on the good eating part).  She has developed a screaming habbit. She screams when hungry, when upset and when happy. And I mean SCREAMS! Tristan screamed, but not like this. She knows what she wants and screams when she can't get it or do it. Poor girl wants to crawl and eat table food so bad.
Funny story with Bella. We went to Famous Daves and shared the pork and ribs. We gave Bella a taste of the corn bread when our food came. MISTAKE! she yelled this grwal kid of yell the whole meal demanding more corn bread. We should have waited till after we were done eating to give her some. ( oh and the kids corn dogs are the bomb, made with their corn bread batter, delish!)

Also Tristan is getting ready for preschool, so we have been school shopping. Bought him pencils, sight words flash cards, letters and numberes flash cards, and a writing dry erase board. We also bought some new cloths. Being me I got them at Children's place for 60% off. I love the sales there.
I can't believe what a a big boy he is. He is so excited to start school. We are still working on writing his name but it will come.

Our adventure with Tristan is never dull. I realized that I have "that kid". Tristan came out of Nursery on Sunday and told me they learned about Jesus and how to sing Jesus wants me for a sunbeam. He said he was nice to his friends and had goldfish and cheerios for snack. He said he got to play with the grocery cart. I thought how great, he enjoys nursery, seems like he's doing well.  Then his teacher told me that he was pushing the grocery cart into friends. Oh the joys of a 3 year old. Now I worry that he suppresed all of his anger from being picked on when he was the young one and is now picking on those younger then him, but he runs from those his age that pick on him. Learning the way of society and soical skills. lol. I truely wonder what happened to my sweet boy. Don't get me wrong, he can be really polite to me, and very helpful with Bella, but to others, not so much. So I appoligize if he is rude to you or your child. We are working on it.
I may have a degree in Child Development and have worked with children, but it is fun learning fisrt hand what works and what doesn't with my kids. Lots of trial and error of therios with my kids. I am greatful for the education I do have to help me.

All things aside, I love my children and each is special in thier own way. Tristan is a thinker and very loving to Bella. This makes me think he will be a good father. And Bella, even though we have only got a glimps of her personality, she is usually very happy and loves to have fun. We will see how she turns out as a teenager. I have a feeling she is going to be my child that trys to sneak out of the house. lol

Here are a few pics of Bella I took just for fun and trying to have as many as i do of Tristan as a baby.

Bella's first pair of bootcut jeans and her baby Abigail

Bella in her cute tutu. Now that she can sit on her own, i want to take some outside in this. I think they will be really cute.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Annabella's Blessing

I just found the blessing photos so now I can write about it.
I love baby blessings. I love that you can feel the love that Heavenly Father has for his children. I love that you can get a glimpse of who they can be, and what you as the parent need to do to teach them, and inspire them.
Annabella Mayleigh Thibodeau was blessed on March 4th, 2012. Jordan preformed the blessing using the Melchizedek priesthood. In her blessing it stated things about her being a mother, having a love of learning and being very loved by everyone. I can't help but think how she already is loved by everyone, and that she might someday be a great friend and women, maybe an example to others for why she would be so loved.

 I also am excited to hear that she will be a mother, and will get to experience the blessings of motherhood. I also feel a great responsibility to teach her to want to be a wife and mother, to teach her the importance of a temple marriage, and to teach her the joys of having a family.

I also need to be sure that I teach her good and worthy things as she will have a love for learning. I need to teach her the importance and fun of learning, and books, and all skills to aid in her finding what she is good at and what interest her. Of course all of these things in her blessing are only going to come by good parenting and her choices. I can teach her and set the example, but she ultimately will have to choose for herself what she wants out of this life and the eternities.

I feel so blessed to have a daughter. I am so excited for the day she can join Young Women's and Relief Society. I am excited to have someone who will hopefully want to do girly things with me so I don't have to drag Jordan or Tristan (though right now Tristan doesn't mind). 
What a blessing children are, and what a blessing to have a worthy priesthood holder in our home.

 the family
(Grandma Cherie , Tristan,  Uncle Drew, Nana Lisa, Grandma Lucille, Jordan, me, Bella, Pop pops Craig, Uncle Shennon)
 3 generations
 I look horrible, but wanted one of me and Bella
 Michael, Aunt Karina, Jarem, me, Bella, and Jordan (Tristan didn't want his picture taken)
 Jordan, Tristan, me, Bella, Grandpa Doug and Grandma Charmaine
 4 generations

Was so grateful for the family and friends (which i put in the family category) that were able to come, and thankful for those that wished they could have come.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Happy 27th? Birthday to me...

Well apparently this year I am turning 27 , not 26. LOL I have had numerous people ask me, "Oh it's you birthday, are you going to be 27?" Well no I am going to be 26, this isn't going to  be good when I turn 50 and look older. ha ha. Even this morning I thought, how old am I today 27?
This morning I didn't feel well when I woke up, canceled my dentist appointment and canceled my Birthday lunch plans. Though because it is my Birthday I was convinced by Jordan to go out anyways and get the free food. So we went, and I am regretting it.  I feel even worse now after eating half a burger and half a shake. And I wasn't very pleasant company. I was very quiet and not really talkative. (So my dear Croft family, be glad that you weren't there, because I don't know how fun I would have been. We will have to get together another time. I do miss you guys). But not all was lost, Got a funny card from my mom, and Tristan said happy birthday to me. So today is going to be movie day, and I might do 1 load of laundry, maybe. We'll see how I feel later.
Here are some pics from my Birthday today.

 Jor and Bella at the restaurant, not a very good pic, but he wouldn't let me retake it.
 This wasn't from today, I took it yesterday and thought it was cute. Do I look 27? probably. :)
Tristan all dressed up for my Birthday breakfast/lunch/dinner

I posted this on facebook, but the past few Birthdays I have made a goal towards something, to make myself better for the next year. I guess I just want to learn something new, and if the old are wise, I need to start learning more. Anyways, my goal last year was to have unwavering faith. It was very hard, but I was able to grow closer to the Lord. My new goal for this year is to be less selfish and recognize the needs of others. Even if I don't feel much like being sensitive to them. It is more about the Lords will and what he would have me do for others. I have a year to learn this lesson, lets see how I do.
So again, thank you to my family and friends, I feel so loved and lucky to have you in my life.