Friday, September 26, 2008

Revenge of the Dogs

Every so often, it seems like Steve & Sophie like to get back at us for leaving them in the bathroom all day. Today was one of those days. When I open the door, they both have the look of pure excitement on their's like they knew what they were doing. I thought I'd let you in on the secret life of our dogs when we leave the house....

This is how you know they were up to something...
The Damage
The Culprits: Steve & Soph
It always gives me a good laugh though :) ....and one more thing...don't judge me because my bathroom is so messy...I don't always live like this.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Simply Pooped

I have been working 12 hour shifts for the last 4 days straight (Wed-Sat). I still have 2 more 12 hour shifts to go (while my co-worker I am working for is basking in the warm sun & ocean breeze in Hawaii!....and no, I'm not jealous one bit...Ha ha! Ya right)Then today, Adam and I drove down 3 hours to Sierra Vista, Az for my niece's 1st birthday. She ended up getting really sick and had to leave her own party to go to the urgent care :( On the way there, my car over-heated, and we had to sit in the sun for a little over an hour waiting for it to cool down so that we could work on it. We just got back not too long ago, and needless to say I am pooped. It has been a long 5 days and I have to just tough it out for 2 more! I'm sure that my blogging inspirations will come back to me once my brain is done being fried by everything else this world demands of me :) I find that if I don't just blog about SOMTHING, then I won't blog until I have something to say, and that ends up being WAY too much in between. So, I am doing this both for you & for me :) Hope everyone's weekend has been GREAT!

Love, Krystle

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Tribute to The Office

In light of the new season of the office starting September 25th (Yay!!) I decided to post some videos to make everyone laugh! Ha ha ha! I did. If you have not followed the office so far, do not fret my friends, you have 9 WHOLE days to watch all 4 seasons! And believe me, you will LOVE them.

Oh, I almost forgot! I am just BASKING is my 7 comments from my last post:) We have broken the 6 comment streak people! I am at a loss of words. I'd like to thank all of you, who have commented so faithfully. If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be where I am today. So, thank you, thank you , THANK YOU! Ha ha!

Love, Krystle

Monday, September 15, 2008


A while back, (I can't even remember how long ago!), I posted a blog that said that I was planning on getting a little bit "craftier". I'm not very good at following up sometimes, and I just finished a project today with my mom & sister, so since it was fresh on my mind I decided to fill you all in. We went to Joann's fabric store, we picked out fabric, thread, and stuffing, and we made pillows! I was a litte apprehensive at first because I have NEVER sewed ANYTHING in my life, but everything turned out much much better than expected :) I wanted to post some pictures so that you all knew that I actually followed up and did something I said I would do on my blog! I'm not a pro, but I think this one was a success.

What I started with...
The SUPER CUTE pattern
This is fuzzy, but I wanted to show you my seam :)
The Finished product! Love it!
Love you all,

Friday, September 12, 2008


Music has a way of speaking to me like nothing else can. Depending on what kind of mood I am in, is what kind of music I will be into. I always come back to the same kind of music, and the other day I really wanted to write down some of my all-time favorites. Some are new, some are old:

Counting Crows- 1) Colorblind

2) Mr.Jones

John Mayer- 1) Say

2) Slow Dancing In a Burning Room

Dave Matthews Band- 1) Crash into Me

2) The Space Between

Frou Frou- 1) Let Go

Jason Mraz- 1) I'm Yours

311- 1) Amber

The Verve- 1) Bitter Sweet Symphony

Alanis Morisette- 1) You Outta Know

2) Ironic

Brad Paisley- 1) She's Everything

2) When I Get Where I'm goin'

Faith Hill- 1) Stronger

Coldplay- 1) Amsterdam

2) Green Eyes

3) In my Place

Red Hot Chili Peppers- 1) Soul to Squeeze

...I always feel bad that my favorite songs are not always "Christian" songs.......I don't know. Some of my favorites christian bands are Third Day, Sara Groves, The David Crowder Band,JJ Heller, Scott Phillips, Brooke Fraser.. and a few other smaller artists.
Love, Krystle
P.S. I am going to tag some people actually....I wanna know what your favorites are! It says a lot about a person.....
1) Shannon
2) Ashley
3) Jessica
4) Karilee

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Prototype

Below I have attached a "model" of our soon to be coffee table for our new apartment. Right now, all we have is a little cheap IKEA table, and we DO NOT like it. Adam and I connsidered buying a new one, then Adam thought of just making one. Adam and Ben (our roommate), worked so hard to make this little guy, and even went to Lowe's to pick out wood and everything for the dimensions. I was so proud of him! Quite the handyman! So, I posted this on here to show you the original, and when it is all completed ( hopefully in a few weeks) I will be posting an awesome custom made Porter table!!! ....oh yeah, and when they were making it, Alexa and I weren't allowed to come home so that they had time to move the our current coffee table, and replace it with the new one! Ha!!!

The view from the top: Note that there are 3 different compartments to store things in :)
They are soo cute. They made this out of a Honey Bunches of Oats box!!!
View from the side
View from the other can see how small it is because Sophie is soooo tiny (4 lbs to be exact), and she towers over this little guy!!
Love, Krystle

Friday, September 5, 2008

Camping, Birthdaying, Apologizing, & Updating

To start off, I'd like to make a sincere apology for my lack of blogging! I have been soo un-inspired, and dry. Thankfully, I went on a trip, and my friend had a birthday, or else I'd have nothing to blog about! Ha ha :) Just kidding (well...kind of!).

Adam and I have been busy bees lately. We have been working a lot trying to tackle our debt, doing things with the youth group, finding a new apartment, and trying our best to hang out & spend time with friends & family.....oh ya, and make time for ourselves! Ha! It's been really cool this year to see how God is moving in our lives. We have been taken out of our comfort zones, and placed in unfarmiliar ground in a lot of ways, and it's been really good. Hard, but good. And with our tight funds, it's been fun to see how God still provides ways for us to be together, and have just as much fun if not more!

We are also getting really excited about the election coming up! How awesome is Sarah Palin?! Love her. She definitely inspires change...and she seems like a real home-town girl. And her views on abortion-if I understand her correctly- are SO right on. Love that too. So, all-in-all, I'm pretty excited about it :) And McCain is growing on me more and more. It's very heart-warming to see his patriotism through all of his years in service to our country- the good & bad. If that's not a strong testimony, I don't know what is. Ok, enough politics! On to Camping....

Over Labor Day weekend, we went with a group of our friends to Heber, AZ and had an awesome time! We stayed almost 4 days, which is enough to feel terribly dirty!!!...but good enough to feel like you went away on a nice get-a-way. It even rained!!! Some of our tents got a bit of water in them, but hey, what's the fun of camping if you don't experience nature, right?! The men also got the chance to be super manly and put up a HUMUNGO tarp! They were so proud of it when we were able to be outside in the rain and be perfectly dry :)

After camping, we came back and a few days later celebrated my roommates/AWESOME friend's birthday! The big 2-6!! I cooked dinner and dessert, we watched John McCain's speech, and then played a super fun game of Mexican Dominos...if you have never played then you simply MUST! I never knew how mad & competitive I could get until I played this game! Ha! So, happy belated birthday again Alexa!!! Love you :) I am soo not computer savvy, so the pictures aren't in order...I couldn't figure it out!!! Blah...

Adam and I
The game..
Adam's Mexican Man...ha!
The Birthday Girl & Ben!
Yummy dessert :)

The cooking spot
Adam and I when we first arrived
Hangin' under the tarp!
Our home for 4 days :)
Portraits by the Lake
The Men
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