People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Birthday Boy and My new baby

So Jason turned the big 30 a couple of days ago. What the heck happened to the time?!? How the heck can I be married to a 30 year old?!?....'cause that means I'm not too far behind! In high school I thought people my age now were pretty old but I really don't feel that old. I hope I am still saying that when I'm 40. Anyway, that was a tangent. Jason was "lucky" enough to go camping on the salt flats with his architecture class for his birthday. A required, artsy-fartsy adventure that entailed miles of silent walking and meditation to a 6am roll call to watch the sunrise for inspiration. Boy did he have fun. Did I ever mention that I'm glad I'm a science major? Well, we celebrated at home with some girl time watching a movie with popcorn and chocolate milk.

The girls have been sick this week with colds and Sophie has croup and is teething so it has been such a fun week for me listening to crying for most of that time.(lots of sarcasm intended here)

We did have an addition to the family.......an 80lb, 4ft, digital piano with 88 weighted keys, bench, and foot pedals!! I can't put my feelings into words here but sufice it to say that I am TOTALLY STOKED!!!!!!!! All I need now is a piano light and head phones to be able to rock out while the girls are asleep. I miss playing and this will be a great outlet for me. I am also going to start giving piano lessons. I have 2 students already and hopefully a few more to come.

I took the girls to the Utah State Fair with our Aussie friends. We had a good time. I let Regan ride on a pony and she didn't seem overjoyed while on it but afterward she wanted to do it again. The pony she rode on was actually named Kristal (or crystal, christel, christle, krystal, take your pick).

Sophie didn't totally get the shaft. We went on the carousel. Mmmm....yogurt.

I am still waiting for my camera. Jason has been using it alot for school. My friend Terina was good enough to take some pictures at the fair of the girls and give them to me. Until next time.....cheerio!!

17 comments:

Brandi said...

Hey girl! I am putting your site on my newly added blogs I shop. You DO AWESOME work! Kayla said she can't wait for you to do work for her. Kraeton- Kayla's son, is having his 1st Birthday party this Saturday- pics will be taken I am sure. Dr. sent that check again last week. Yay! Piano lessons, that will be great! I wish I had as much talent as you have in just your pinky finger! You Rock!

carrie said...

That's awesome that you got a piano, I wish I knew how to play! it's something I have always wanted to learn, maybe someday you can teach me?!

Catherine said...

Hey, I want come to your next girl's party with a movie, popcorn, and chocolate milk! Our kids can enertain each other while you and I watch Dumb and Dumber or While You Were Sleeping. :)

I'm really excited you got your piano after all these years. Can I take lessons from you? Let me know how much you charge. I seriously want to improve and learn to play more than just primary songs.

Catherine said...

Also, I just love the new look of your blog!

carrie said...

Thanks! I am pretty free most days, I volunteer at the Legacy center by my house on Tues from 8-10 and Wed from 9-11 but other than that I am always avalible, how about you? It would be fun to take the kids to the zoo or to the thanksgiving point animal farm, I have never been. Let me know if you know of some other fun places, I would love to hang out.

Tom, Brittany, & Girls said...

Your kids are getting so big... Love the picture at the top especially!! I haven't talked to you forever, blogs are good and bad cause I can still peak in on what you have been up to...

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

Hey, I love the pics as usual! The girls are too cute. Hopefully they will feel better soon so that you can get your sanity back...or semi-back, not that you really had it before...haha. I am really glad that you got a piano. It is alot to drop (I know because we did it) but it is worth it. I'm sorry that Jason had a crappy birthday. Please tell him that we did not forget him on his birthday. We love you Jason!! TTYL

Brandon & Amber Owens said...

Your girls get cuter every time I see them! They grow up way too fast don't they? I had a quick question about my blog, and was wondering if you could help. Call or e-mail me when you have a chance!

Aunt Tiff said...

Your girls are adorable and you are just WAY TOO talented...so exciting about the piano. I really do miss giving lessons, but it just isn't my season right now...maybe later in life:) Ben and Tara do have a blog...

http://benandtara10e.blogspot.com/

I am sure they would love to hear from you. Keep in touch and send me some cookies:)!!!

Skousen Seven said...

Well I am a dope again, I missed Jason's 30 b-day. So sorry, course I was having eye surgery that day too, which is not much of an excuse either. Love ya Jason!!!!
The pictures are so cute, I love Regan on the pony, I can't believe how long her hair is! Sophie is so cute even with yogurt all over her! Can't wait to see you next week. Love and hugs---Wendy

Skousen Seven said...

P.S. I need a new background!! Don't forget to save all of the side things I have. Thank you for being my creative side!!!

frank said...

Kris: I sure liked the pictures of the kids. You do a great job with them. We are looking forward to having all of you here next week. I did not tell you how much I enjoye our father daughter weekend together even if I had not felt to good and we did'nt do much I had a good time. Keep a stiff uper lip and we will see you in a few days. Dad

Dawna Greer said...

Ditto to everything everyone else said above! Even without your special camers, the girls are just as cute. Wahoo for the piano! Definitely a stress reliever. Can hardly wait to see you soon.
Love Mom

The Baileyz said...

Hey Kristal Thanks for pimpin my page and no the crazy people werent you guys but Im glad your here in Utah with me, I just wanted to say the photos are awesome and your photographer is amazing ahahahaha. Hey I just wanted to let you know that you are an amazing mum and you do such a great job. Keep up the great work.
Love Terina

Sarai said...

Hey girly, I haven't checked out your blog in a LONG time! Your girls are so big and so darn cute!! Tell Jason happy birthday for me...30 is old? What's wrong with you? :> Love ya

Ashlee & Christian said...

How fun. Glad you are having fun in Salt Lake. OH, I am jealous of your piano. How exciting. Sounds like you need a second camera as a Christmas gift or simply because Jason is gone so much!!

Brittney Anderson's Fam said...

they are so cute.