Thursday, November 6, 2008

Life is Beautiful

I'm so grateful for the Gospel and that firm foundation that we can have inspite of our trials. I believe we are headed for some hard times. These times have been prophesied about for years. But I believe if we are prepared we shall not fear. We will be asked to take a stand. Sometimes it won't be easy but if we stick to our testimonies we will be able to make it through.

We are facing many wolves in sheeps clothing. I saw a lot of this on my mission. But as we rely on the spirit and listen to the prophet I truely believe we will be able to make it through these challenges. Many will be confused and many will be gently guided away, but I suppose that is why we need to cling to the iron rod not just have our hand on it.

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm grateful to have the restored gospel in my life! Life truely is beautiful and I hope we can all see it as such!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Me and all of my Clumsiness!

so the last couple of weeks have proven me incredibly clumsy... for those of you that have read twilight... I'm pretty close to Bella. So last week I was running a bit late for my wednesday night class. As I was climbing the 4 flights of stairs I was running past people trying to get to class on time and then my foot slipped and I kid you not it was in slow motion. I totally fell in this crowded stairwell. I was so embarrassed! But of course I laughed at myself because well what else can you do right!

So the next day I'm leaving my class and I pull out my phone to see if I had any messages... I'm doing this while going down the stairs by the way. And I totally missed the last step and fell... yikes... there is something wrong with me...

And it gets better! So on tuesday I was running out of work trying to catch my bus. and I get there just as the doors close.... so the busy driver was very nice and opened the doors for me... as I scramble on to the bus I missed a step... yep totally tripped... that was embarrassing... my book went flying! I then got up and everyone on the bus was staring at me... so I had to endure that bus ride! Anyway luckily I'm use to embarrassing myself so I just sat there laughing. Its also a good thing the bus ride is only about 10 minutes!

So thats me in all my clumsiness!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Patience anyone?

so I've always known that if you pray for patience you will be tried so that you gain that patience... so I decided that I would never pray for patience to avoid that! ha! Apparently it is unavoidable!

So with the market going down we have a lot of phone calls with people freaking out! literally!!! Anyway sometimes well most of the time they kind of stutter around their words because they don't really know what they are asking... I often find myself wanting to say "t-t-t-today Junior!" If any of you have seen Billy Madison you'll know what I'm talking about! I know that this is a chance for me to gain patience but come on! get to the point! The market is down it happens! We're just buying at discount... sales are good right?!

And then with my calling I am working with a girl that just gets under my skin but I have to report to her with everything that I do... urgh! I'm about ready to say I'm done... YOu can do it! ....Maybe I'll give it a few more weeks!

And then there are people at work... wait I won't even get started on that...anyway....

Sorry just venting is all!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

OOPS!! I forgot to post!

Holy cow life goes by fast! Sorry for not writing in forever... lets see what is new with me.... school is going good! It's midterms FINALLY! well actually midterms were last week but I'm glad to have them over with just the same!

Work is going well... its busy since the stock market is down... I'm kind of tired of all the panic phone calls! I swear if I have to hear someone else say they heard they have to cash out their accounts because their mattress is safer I am going to scream! well maybe not scream... its not my money after all!

I'm on the 21 day cleanse and right now I have 9 days left... my clothes are fitting a bit looser and I have all of this pent up energy most of the time... the scary part is its all natural... no sugar added! :) anyway...only 9 more days until I can eat something besides veggies and fruit!

Dating is going GREAT! I actually found some one normal to date... we've been going out for about a month and I've lost a lot of sleep since then! But its worth it right! Who needs sleep anyway! :)

Well I hope this helps ya'll catch up to whats going on with me! love ya!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

School Nerves

With the start of the school year brings more stress! The good news is I'm almost done. When I read Nikki's blog it brought me back to my first semester of college:

I woke up at 6:00 AM my stomach was all in knots! I had no idea what to expect. I couldn't eat breakfast that morning because I thought I would lose it. My hands were soaking. I went through the items in my bag several times... I didn't want to be called on unprepared. Mom drove me to school that day... the air conditioning was going full blast... this seems to be the only thing that can stop the nausea when i'm nervous! Mom wished me luck once we got to the school... I gave her a shakey smile and headed off to my first class.

I remember thinking... I'm not cut out for school... I'm not smart enough for this. What was I thinking? Why am I putting myself through this torture? This can't be healthy!

Now here I am 6 years later my last semester at SLCC... its amazing how things have changed. I even forgot when school started this year. I had no butterflies just utter exhaustion... I fell asleep in both classes, there are no trace of nerves in my system just the mundane routine of going to work then from work to school. I never thought I would get use to this. Now I'm glad I'm almost done... at SLCC anyway then its off to the U where my nerves will probably take over again!

Anyway so for those that have started the school year this year **Cough** NIkkole **Cough** It gets easier. I don't think anyone feels totally confident their first semester. It only feels that you are the only one feeling this way because you can only feel what your feeling and you see that those around you appear confident. But trust me YOu can do this. And pretty soon you will be where I am... You'll probably get there a lot sooner! And hey maybe we'll graduate at the same time!! :)

Have a Great DAY!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Water Balloons

As most of you are aware I am the Enrichment Chairperson in my ward. Yikes!! talk about a busy calling... I've had meetings after church every sunday since I've been called. And now that school has started my life has gotten dramatically busier... as if I wasn't busy already.

Anyway so for a few weeks now we have been planning a BBQ with the 41st wards elders quorum... we don't have a lot of guys in our ward so our bishopric thought it would be a good idea to get to know the other wards elders quorum... Anyway so I have the job of filling up a bag of water balloons. So I thought well I'll do that the night before since I have class just before the activity. So after my wednesday night class (9:30) I go in search of water balloons. I didn't realize a bag of water balloons was 250. I got home around 10:30 (I'm not sure why it took me an hour but it did) Anyway so I start my quest in filling up these water balloons.... just a side note I've never been good at tieing balloons. So I fill up the first balloon and it was going well the water was running the balloon was getting bigger.... I take the balloon off the faucet and now I have my least favorite part of tieing the dang thing. so I take the end and wrap it around my finger the next thing I know the balloon slips out of my hand, I'm drenched and so is my kitchen... yikes... This happened with about half the balloons! But I think I only filled about 30 of my 250. I decided around 11:30 that I should get some sleep.

Moral of the story... don't put me in charge of water balloons!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Winnie the Pooh

"When we take the time to enjoy our surroundings and appreciate being alive, we find that we have no time to be Bisy Backsons anymore."

I'm reading this great book called to Tao of Pooh. It talks about the different personalities of the characters in Winnie The Pooh. Its really... enlightening. I love it. I have realized I don't take a lot of time (if any) to enjoy life.

For instance, I ride the bus to work every day... well almost every day... my bus drops me off about half a block from my work. I have never taken the time to enjoy the walk.

Anyway I am just realizing I need to enjoy and appreciate the life and experiences that I have.

The book also talks about this guy who was born in 1677 and lived until 1933... yeah really old. He died at 256 years old. Up until he died he would have a serious of 28 three hour talks on longevity at Chinese University... holy cow... his secret was to enjoy life. He said to "sit like a turtle, walk like a pigeon and sleep like a dog." That was the secret to strong health... I guess I need to see how pigeons walk? huh! ha ha just kidding

Anyway its a really good book so for those of you who haven't read it I think its worth reading! :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

You Are Snow White!
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Pure and trusting. You are a gentle soul who can get along with just about anyone. Everyone you meet instantly falls in love with you. How can they resist? You have a pure, lovable nature that's irresistable. Just don't trust everyone who comes across your path.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Life is Beautiful

Well those of you that have visited my blog in the past my be surprised by how it looks now... no I didn't magically gain a talent for blogging but my sister who has always been good at this kind of thing has offered to make my blog more presentable!!

thanks Aimee YOu are amazing!!!

OK on to the goings on with me!! Well I survived my accounting class this summer and actually passed with a B+ WAHOO!! I really celebrated after that one! And the best part is I don't have take any more accounting classes! yay!!! I also recently found out that I was enrolled in a class that i don't need to graduate so I will be graduating after this fall semester!! yay! its only taken 6 years. So I'll be off to the U in spring! I'm way excited about that.

For those of you who often wonder about my dating life... No I'm still not dating anyone but I attract plently of wierdos!!! There are a few normal guys in between but at the moment I'm working on getting rid of 2 wierdos who seem to not get the hints when I tell them to go away... I guess I need to get rid of the "ONE in a million talk" (quote from dumb and dumber!!)

I guess thats really all thats been going on... I still get the lemons and sometimes i don't know how to make lemonaide out of them but Life is still good and Lemons always make a good story!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lemons anyone?

You know the saying when life throws you lemons make lemonade... well I've had my fair share of lemons and I'm not really good at making lemonade, I'm more than willing to share! Any takers?

So for the past week I have gotten very little sleep because our lovely apartment doesn't have air conditioning and the fan I bought broke the day after I bought it. So yesterday I went to exchange it and got a new fan only to find that this new fan didn't have all of the pieces I would need to put it together... AAAH I wanted to throw it out the window.

On top of it all I failed my first accounting test... no surprise accounting isn't my favorite subject its more a means to an end but to fail it yikes...

And then today as I was getting off the bus to go to work my shoe broke so I spent the first hour and a half of work shopping for new shoes... yeah talk about your case of lemons! you would think I got my case from cosco or something!

So now I ask again anyone for some lemons? I've got a whole case here ready to be taken... I won't even charge...!!!

Ok now to think of something positive.... I'm currently training for a marathon... its been really fun so far... I'm mainly doing it so I can get into shape but I have heard there are lots of really good looking guys that run so that adds some motivation!!! :) We'll see how long I last I'm not much of a runner just ask Justin and Nikkole... they about died of laughter when I told them I was training for a marathon and not that I blame them it is kind of a funny thought! :)

Alright well thats it for today!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Flirting... whats that?

You know its crazy how life turns out. Last year I never would have thought I would be sharing an apartment with my brother up in the avenues. But here I am... I live 3 minutes from work and love it! Also I have a great ward! They are all so friendly... especially the guys! although I suspect its the "New Girl" sydrome. That will be dying down pretty soon but I might as well enjoy it! I'm learning how to flirt again and its fun! They flirt with me and I flirt with them... of course there aren't too many of them that I would date... and most of them are total players but its fun anyway. I really enjoy making new friends and meeting new people even though it can be scary sometimes. But I feel this move was a good move for me.

I also started school again this week. Yay exciting eh! I'm only taking one class this semester so I hope I won't be too stressed this time!

That seems to be all for now!

Monday, June 2, 2008


Have any of you seen Stranger than Fiction? I get a lot of mixed reviews with it but I actually found it quite funny. Anyway it kind of makes me think if my life were a movie or a book what type of movie or book would it be? Tragedy, Mystery, Romance (definantly not) Comedy, Sci Fi, .... I've decided it definantly has to be a Comedy... I haven't really had anything too tragic happen to me, I'm pretty much an open book so mystery is out, Romance... yeah thats funny if only you knew what my dating life was like, Sci Fi.. pretty sure my neighbors aren't aliens, so I guess I would be Comedy.

Its really the only genre that would fit. I often trip over my own feet, run into walls, laugh so hard I snort and cry, I embarass myself often infront of the guy that I happen to find attractive at the moment. Yep I would say Definantly a Comedy!

What Kind of Movie or Book would you be?

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Ok so in the past year I've really been on this reading craze! I have always loved reading but in the past year I can't seem to read enough books. I have read everything from Pride and Prejudice to right now reading Enders game.

I do have to admit I have also gotten into the Twilight series! They are such good books I can't imagine anyone not liking them... well guys maybe!I'm super excited for the 4th book to come out this august! But seriously that girl has talent! I recently read her new book The Host and well lets just say I got the book Monday evening and Finished it Friday evening. It was a really great book.

ok so I'm probably sounding really nerdy right now but you know I'm ok with that! It is what it is! I highly recommend these books.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Just me

Sometimes I wish life would stop throwing curve balls. I'm tired of trying to swing at them and missing! Ok maybe I'm not so good at the sports analogies but what do you expect from someone who doesn't play any sports! well except hockey but thats different! :)

I really do have a great life... I couldn't ask for better parents. But sometimes I wonder why we are asked to face certain challenges. I guess there is a higher plan and someday I'll understand!
I know that the challenges I've faced in the past I've really grown from them. But can't I just call a time out... or maybe just smack some sense into the person thats causing the challenge... I mean seriously enough is enough. How long can we really play these little kid games of I'm not going to talk to them unless they admit their wrong... just so they can feel better about their crazy mind!

I'm also tired of being a pushover. I'm tired of people guilting me into things I don't want to do. I have a mind of my own and I'm perfectly capable of making my own decisions. I dont' need the approval of others to make me happy or to make me feel justified in my decision. (ok so really I do but maybe if I say it enough it'll be true) But I'm 24 years old its time for me to be me.

ok I guess I've done enough venting. And hopefully those that read this don't take offense. This is really just a good outlet for me.:)

On a happy note I feel that maybe some of my relatives don't really know who I am. Sometimes I feel that I dont' fit in and so its hard for me to be myself. I know in the family I'm known as the shy one but if they really knew me they would realize thats not really my defining characteristic. I admit I can seem really shy but that doesn't define me. So for those that really care let me introduce myself. Hi I'm Crystal Lynn Crowther I was born on September 3, 1983 which makes me 24 years old. Of course you all know that...

I love Spicey food though I get pretty bad heart burn from it... I eat it anyway because its worth the pain to me! (Possibly not the smartest thing for me to do) My favorite food is Pizza for some reason I can't resist it. I don't do well with dairy but again I suffer through it because I love Ice Cream.

I love playing games, card games especially. I love to laugh and I love to make people laugh. My favorite sport to play is Street Hockey. I'm usually the goalie it works for me. I love to sing but only for fun. I don't like to be in choirs. Of course I'm more than willing to help out the ward choir... thats a bit different and a great way to meet people!

I love to watch movies... I'm more inclined to watch comedies since again I love to laugh but I have found a few action movies that I love to watch like "Live free and Die Hard"

My favorite color is pink. As if you couldn't tell from the color of my blog. It just makes me feel happy.

I love to travel. Though I really don't do much of it. Someday I wish to see more of the world. I have dreams of visiting places like New Zealand and Italy. But I would most like to visit England I love to hear my dad talk about the places he's been there. You can tell he really loved to serve there and that he truely cares about the people. One day I hope to go there and see for myself the places he's been and be able to share his love for that country.

I love living in the United States. It really is a blessed land. I love the freedoms that I have here. Of course I'm not really political. Infact I don't like talking about politics. I hate the feeling that comes when politics are brought up. But I guess its a necessary evil. :)

I like dating but I've never been in a serious relationship at least not one that I realized was serious when I was in it. Life does still exist even though I'm single. It can be a touchy subject with me because it almost feels like in the mormon culture if your not married by a certain age your life is useless. Well that just isn't true, just because I'm single doesn't mean you can't talk to me... don't worry being single isnt' contagious! :) Those views are probably my own insecurities since I can't relate to having babies and married life. From my perspective it just feels that if I'm not dating anyone I'm not worth talking to.

I'm not writing this to make everyone feel sorry for me its just me being honest. Some day I hope to meet a guy that will sweep me off my feet but for now I'm enjoying my life... and I have several funny dating stories that I would never have been able to laugh at or experience if I were married before I got to experience them. And trust me I do laugh.

Well I think I've rambled long enough one day. :)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Me again

Well even though no one really reads this its good for me to write since I haven't been very good at keeping a journal... and we all know how interesting my life is!

ok so lets see my life still hasnt' changed a whole lot but you know I'm actually ok with that! I got my grades back from this last semester and drum roll please (drum roll in the background) I got a B+ in spanish and an A in accounting! wow I couldn't believe it. I think I stared at the screen in shock for at least 10 minutes! So now I'm feeling a bit more confident in taking my 2nd accounting class this summer!

Anywho lets see what else would yall like to know about me? I've chopped my hair again... this seems to happen about every 6 months although I don't have a camera so I can't show ya'll what it looks like but its been a pretty good success! Not that I cut my hair to meet guys but since I've gone back to "the Flip" I've had more guys flirting with me and more dating potential... it's crazy! of course I don't see a real relationship anywhere in the near future but ya know its fun! Funny as this may sound but I think for once I'm actually content with where I am in my life... I'm not comparing myself to anyone else and I'm learning a lot about me its great! I'm also learning how to be myself around people that I've never met! Its great! well anyway I guess thats all I have to say for now.

Life is wonderful!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ok so I really haven't posted anything on this since I started! Its Crazy how exciting my life isn't! I think I would still have trouble posting this if my life were a bit more exciting because i probably wouldn't have time to post but as it is my life is pretty much the same day in and day out! I work then go to school and then I attempt to do my homework and then....I sleep.... wow exciting!

Anyway right now my main goal is to graduate from SLCC with my business degree. After this semester I will only have 4 more classes left! yay! I'm so excited to be finished!

Well I guess thats it for now.