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

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

SLC and other tid bits

So I guess it's time to update. Truth is I haven't really felt like blogging, so anyways.....we are here in the land of Zion (or so they say). All in all moving pretty much sucks. However, we have mostly settled in and Jason is well into his academic career....actually it's kicking his butt. He doesn't get to bed before 2 everynight, and that's if he's lucky. I feel so bad for him. The first week was a wake up call for him I think, but he has seemed to get more determined and is taking it more in stride (and possibly learning to live without sleep?). I don't have any pictures of us here because Jason has had to use the camera for school. Maybe later.

I am keeping things on the home front in order and I must say that I am doing better than I thought I would. The girls definately keep me busy but when things get a little crazy inside I take them outside to the playground right in front of our place.........heaven!!! We have been able to go on walks and play outside which was hard to do in St. George because of the heat. The weather here has been so great and I hate to think what will happen when it starts to snow.

We have become good mates with a couple that moved here from Australia. They are great! She is actually from New Zealand and he is an Aussie. I spend alot of time with them and then when I'm home I find myself thinking in an Aussie accent. I'll probably start talking like them too.

I was able to fly down to Phoenix to attend my best friends wedding. Kim is like a sister to me and we were very close in high school. Funny thing is she married a guy that was mission companions with Jason in Chile. How freaky is that?

Anyway, we did get to take the girls to the zoo. They had a great time and Regan wants to go back everyday. Luckily we live very close and so we bought a pass and will be able to take them alot.

At the entrance.

I kept making Regan turn to look at me so I could take her picture.

You can't see it, but there is a rhinocerous right by the window.

As many of you know, my sister had her baby a week ago on September 4th. He is so stinkin' cute and we are so excited for them!! They will make great parents.

Gavin Reid Owens


Catherine said...

Congrats to Kandra! Gavin is VERY cute, I have to say. Kristal, I'm so happy you're here and that we can hang out when both our hubbies are busy with school. Your girls really can shake their thang at music class. See you tomorrow...if I don't stop by today!

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

Hey, I am so glad that you decided to blog again! I'm glad that you were able to find some really good friends. It is soooo important when you are far away from family.

Jared and I both feel really bad for Jason. I could never get the amount of sleep that he does. I guess in a way I am sleeping alot less right now with Gavin but at least I don't have to engage my brain to feed him.

My favorite picture is where Sophie is in chest deep in the water. That's what she gets for being a dare devil! haha They are both too cute.

Dawna Greer said...

its about time you got in the mode again--i was having withdrawals! The camping pictures are precious--i love the mud-spattered Sophie--too cute! The zoo pictures are great--bet your girls know the name of every critter. Glad things are working out for all of you.

Kristin said...

Kristal, I don't have your number. I got a new phone a while ago and for some reason I lost some of my numbers. Please call, text or comment on my blog, so I can call you. I need a friend. I am jealous that you already met a cool girl.

Jason & Kelli West said...

YAY! You are up where all the cool people live...muahahaha! Welcome to northern Utah! I'm happy to hear things are going well for you guys! Everyone on the forum is wondering where you ran off to. I must say taht Shellie is quite concerned! We all just love ya too much!

Aunt Tiff said...


Your girls are SO adorable!!! I hear you on the movin thing, it totally sucks, and I only moved 15 feet across the street:) Hope all is well, check us out at:

Deni said...

Crystal, if you are ever in need of a fellow Heber-ite, I live in Spanish Fork, not too far from Salt Lake. Sometimes it is good just to see someone from home.

I am amazed at all that you do. I wish my portfolio was as long as yours.

- Deni