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, January 30, 2008

Day 6 of Kristal

Well, here it is. Addiction #6

Breakfast cereal!!!! Anytime, anyplace, anykind. You name it, I'll claim it!!

Day 7 of Kristal

Ok, it is almost one in the morning so I'm going to make this short and sweet.

I love my ACER laptop. How sweet it is...

Monday, January 28, 2008

Day 8 of Kristal

Well, I know you all come to my site religiously to check and see what my faves are, so sorry to miss yesterday. Here it is.

Regan's Bedtime!!!!

It's not that I don't love the little stinker, it's just that she completely wears me out , and I don't have to clean up messes, put her in time out, or listen to her whiniing!! So the other day was a rather hard Regan day. She was in and out of time out and then while I'm doing my hair she came in with her hands up and her shirt down around her waist and both are covered in poo. She had reached in and started messing with it! Then to top it all off she started putting some on her lips like lip gloss because she loves lip gloss!!!!! "Ipys, ipys" Gross!!!! Ok so horror #1 down, then I'm cleaning up a mess and it sounds rather quiet so I go in and see Regan over Sophie with a Sharpy permanent marker writing on her arm. She had turned the marker loose on her shirt and her own hands too. Luckily it wasn't as bad as the picture that gets emailed around of that girl her who ompletely covered her baby sister in marker. I'm glad I got there before that happened. So maybe you can understand why Regan's bedtime would be one of my favorite things.

I would also like to express my love to our dear prophet who passed away last night. He was my favorite and I'll miss his wisdom and sense of humor.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Day 9 of Kristal

I have to confess that my favorite TV show of ALL time is "The Office". Sweet, sweet love story and hilarity beyond reason. @#$% the writer's strike!!!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The 10 Days of Kristal

I know you are all dying to get to know the real me, the real person behind all the mystery, the woman who has captured the hearts and minds of countless blog readers across the globe. I will humor you all with a little peek inside the mind of a legend. Over the next 10 days I will tell you one of my favorite things. This is in no particular order but they are in the top ten. So without further adeu....

My Canon Digital Rebel xT. It is a fun camera.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

How to get started Digital Scrapbooking

Many have asked me how to digital scrapbook and there could be volumes written on this. However I will help those of you to get started and then your creativity can lead you where you want to go next. I hope this makes sense and doesn't sound like some incoherent rambling.
If it seems too overwhelming or you have too many pictures and need some help then visit this site.....

First, you need a computer. (Duh)

Second, you need an image editing software (i.e. Corel Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop Elements (which I have) or Photoshop (the full version).
If you are not familiar with these programs they can be frustrating at first, but there are many free online tutorials which can be found with the help of my good friend, "Google". I bought a book that really, really helped me called "Digital Designs for Scrapbooking" by Renee Pearson. I got it at Micheal's Craft but you can find it online at too. I am also part of this forum where you can ask any question that you might have about digiscrapping and they will help you figure it out (or you can ask me and I'll help you out).

Third, you need digital papers and elements.
This is very easy. There are online stores you can buy them, or cd's at Micheal's Craft or, everybodies favorite...FREEBIES!!!!! Freebies are just what it sounds like. People on the web create cool (and sometimes not so cool) stuff for people to download to their computer for free. It usually comes in a zip drive that once it is downloaded, you unzip and open up into your image editing software. These papers and elements are awesome because you can change the color and size of them unlike paper scrapbooking. I have a load of freakin' awesome websites listed to the right where you can get alot of awesome stuff.

Fourth, you need a way to print your layouts. I send mine to Costco, however I know there is not a Costco in some parts of the world, but you can use
a home printer or use an online printing store, like Costco.

I know this is quite basic information, but for those serious in delving into the exciting, technologically advanced, and wonderfully addicting world of digital scrapbooking let me know of any other questions that you might have. I am happy to share my knowledge!!!

However if this all seems very overwhelming then let me do it for you. Please visit my website.....

Saturday, January 19, 2008


So I had a bunch of these pictures from Christmas and didn't know exactly how to scrap them so this is what I came up with.

So this is Sophie's boyfriend, Tysen. He is the freakin' cutest kid ever!

The happy couple.

Good thing Jason wasn't around to see Tysen trying to lay a smacker on Sophie.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Scrappin' Queen

So here are more scrapbook pages that I've done. I have so many that I want to do and not enough time to do it. Story of everyone's life I'm sure.

Friday, January 11, 2008

The Woes of Kandra

Well, Kandra doesn't believe in New Year's Resolutions and look what happened. You KNOW I love you and all, but the eating has to STOP! I mean, it is just a football game.

New Scrapbook Pages

Friday, January 4, 2008

New Year's Resolutions

Well I'm not really one to make new year's resolutions. As far as I'm concerned it is just something that is not going to get done and a promise to myself that I'm just going to break. However, I have been thinking about my health and Jaons's lately and frankly, I'm concerned. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and with that comes insulin resistance which is a precursor to diabetes. I am scared to death to get diabetes. I have been wanting to do something about it, but I am stumped because I really don't like vegtables and "obviously" healthy foods. So for Christmas I got this cook book from Wendy called "Deceptively Delicious" written by the wife of Jerry Seinfeld. She had been struggling to get her children to eat their veggies so she started pureeing them and putting them in things they already liked. Anyway to make a short story short, after testing these "deceptive" recipes on her children she wrote this cook book with the help of a nutritionist to help other moms. I know it's not a novel idea, but it has got me thinking. Wendy had no idea that I had been feeling this way but she got it to help me feed the kids better meals. I am so excited about it!! I am going to use this to help me, Jason, and the kids eat better. Wend-you're the best!!! Here is a link that you can check out the book if you are interested. Anyway, that is my cliche "resolution".

Here is the question....what are all of your New Year resolutions? Leave it in the comment box.