Monday, December 21, 2009

O Christmas Tree

Bruce wanted to buy a real tree! I was all about that idea! We went and walked around and i found THE perfect tree, but it was prolly over $100 and bruce said maybe not this year lol. Then we found a tree that fit us perfectly (see picture above and to the right). The guy told us the price and we said hmmm how about a different one. We got Ted (our tree) for some what of a good price and he looked just like this tree so we were happy!!!

Good thing we have randy! Ted fit perfectly in him!
Bruce was putting the stand on Ted. Who knew how hard it was to put a stand on a tree and have it stand up right. Ted leans a tad but it works for us
Bruce's mother had lights for us so we put those on right away

Then Bruce and I went to Big Lots and found cute ornaments for pretty cheap. I let bruce decorate the tree. I still have this image of putting on the ornaments as a child then later having mom come and rearrange them so they looked good lol. so i put the hooks on while bruce placed them.
Bruce made me pick out my favorite ornament and put at least one on Ted. If you can see the tv we just had to put on a christmas movie while we decorated the tree... Cool Runnings. =] idk where it came from but its the movie we watched!
Here is Ted in all his glory! Bruce wanted a star for the top and even let me put it on! Well i put it on then he thought it was on wrong then he tried putting in on then broke our cheap plastic star and i had to fix it and then put it on. I think Ted looks amazing next to our baby grand! I love it!!!! Bruce is the best!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

More engagement pictures!

Here is a few more pictures that took. If anyone wants to order these beautiful pictures of us then go right ahead. lol you will also be getting one or two in our annoucements =] enjoy

Engagement pictures!!!

Bruce and I went and had some engagement pictures taken a week ago at the Boojum tree. Coolest place in Phoenix!! I think everyone should take pictures there!!! Sloan Photographers took the pictures. They made up a slide show of some of the pictures they took and sent it to us.

Check it out! Once we get the right link I'll post it so you can see all of the pictures we took that day! My favorite is the circle mirror one!!! Let us know which ones you all like =]

Friday, December 4, 2009

Baby grand anyone?

Introducing the Balls-Hebner Baby Grand piano!!!!!

Yup you read it right! I now own a baby grand! Well Bruce and i own it together!! Syl and Cliff didn't want to store or keep it so we gladly took it off of their hands! It now has a home in Bruce's parents guest house, where bruce lives, until we get our place! I LOVE IT!!! It is my new happy thought!!!! I have a piano! and its a BABY GRAND!!! It needs some tuning and some of the keys are jammed from how it was stored but we are more then willing in saving up some money to get it all working. I want to paint it green! it needs a paint job... what do you think? =]

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Vegas Temple

On our way home we stopped at the las vegas temple. It was super pretty!!!
Bruce told me how to sit then set the timer and ran and posed us like this! He is so super amazing!
I love to see the temple, WE'RE going there some day! (k bruce has been... but i mean like marriageness)

(check pictures at temple from road trip like kim and nate took... just checking off the mental check list of things my sisters have done that i just have to do too =])

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Changes in Life

Right now Bruce is working 2 jobs and going to school. He gets up early and goes into work at his dad's business. Then at he heads into where he watched men pee and gets home around 6. On thurdsay's he goes to school from 6 to 10. He's been stretched pretty thin lately.

His boss at his dad's business offered him full time!!! We sat down and weighed out all of the pros and cons of both jobs. I am ALL for him going to work at his dad's. If he starts from the bottom he can work his way up and maybe someday take over. I'd be ok with that! Bruce now is thinking that might workout for him. So he put in his two weeks notice and next week will be full time with his dad!

Today i found out that his mom told him about a job at university of phoenix. I guess they are hiring and his mom knows someone who knows someone. If he worked there school would be free for him and 80% would be free for me! How great would that be! We don't know much about it and he said he has to talk to the guy... but I wouldn't mind that! Didn't kim and nate work there when they first got married???

Everything is still the same with me. I love my job! I love the hours! and i'll love bruce's new hours too!!!

YSA Ward Calling

So I really don't care for my ward. Since Bruce and I are engaged now one really wants to play with us. It doesn't bother me... i'm not the best at making new friends. I'll stick to just having bruce, but it doesn't make for feeling like you are apart of the ward.

Ever since i moved out of Rose Lane Ward I have never felt like i had a ward family. Being a single and moving lots (on i'm on 7th move since 2006) You can't really get in the mix.

I thought this ward would be different since i'll be here for awhile. I knew some from being in the ward before so i thought it would be an easy transition. I was wrong.

I was thinking of just going to a family ward with michele since bruce and i call our selves in-betweeners. We are single but not really... but not married... so we just don't really have a place.

Guess the Lord has other plans for me!

I am now a Ward Missionary! I have no clue what that means! Whenever i heard people being called to that growing up i figured they just got a calling to have a calling but it wasn't much of a calling. I groaned inwardly as the bishop was telling me about it! I'm not social, i have no clue what that calling is, i don't know the ppl that are ward missionaries already.

I wanted a calling to feel apart of the ward. I got one. Now i just gotta step up to the challenge. After complaining to bruce (thats bad i know...) i realized that the Lord knows me. He knows I wanted to be more involved and feel like church was more then just 3 meetings on sunday. He knows that i don't get along with the main pack of singles that run the ward. He knows that i need help talking to people and being social and nice to those i don't know. So maybe this will be a good thing. I only have 7 more months in a single ward so hopefully this helps me out some! Idk what it all is and what it really means but i guess i'll find out!

Wedding dress!

So my mom and bruce and old roommate ( did i ever mention i moved again? i now live with bruce's sister Michele... just fyi) went shopping for dresses and found this one.
It is a bridesmaid dress so i can get it in white. Its a horrible picture because you aren't allowed to take pictures and i snuck this one. I like it a lot but i went online looking to see if there was anything else. Cost $170 not including extra material for sleeves.

I then found this dress! This lady custom makes her dresses. She has the orginal and then you can add, take off , or do whatever you want to it. One lady did this custom dress. I thought it was super cute. I'm not a lacy person though. But this is the first dress with sleeves that i actually like. Cost around $550ish.
Then i kept looking and found this dress!!!!! sooooooooooo cute! Its a knock off from a designer dress. Michelle Roth's Maya dress! I love it! I looked around and found that i could get this one for $400. Its online so i'm super ify about it about its cute!

This dress is the Michelle Roth orginal. I found a store in California that sells it. Cost $1,500 to $2,000. YIKES! i like more then the knock off. But i would take the knock off. However its shorter but is it to short? How could i find material to match to put sleeves... would it look cute with a jacket.... lots of questions right!!?!
Then i did more searching (which is surprising cuz i am the worst person at finding things online) and found the Michelle Roth Maya dress for ................ $330 and they will sell you extra material!!!! All in all it would be $350 for my dress shipping and handling included! I'm still worried about it being online but the site has a return policy and they ship in 25 business days. I figured i can buy it a little bit bigger then it get taken it to fit me. I love this dress! Mostly cuz it fits! Krystal Balls in a poka dot dress! Come on! Its amazing!!!!!!! Now i just gotta save up after all this holiday spending money stuff and I can order it whenever! I want it now just cuz I do but I think i'll wait til about Feb or March to order it.

Update for the past bit

If I ever get to a computer that has interent hooked up to it I will post the amazing pictures that i haven't posted. they included..

Mom's birthday and video

Bruce's and my date on the lightrail

THANKSGIVING! (everyone is in for a treat with this. the Hebner Lister Nys and now Balls Thanksgiving is always AMAZING and everyone should be sad they miss it!)

Trip to Las Vegas

There is lots to post but my computer and bruces just aren't letting me post them. My body will not allow me to pick up wirless internet if the router isn't right in the house. I cut it out for some reason. It is quite annoying. Since Bruce and I have blackberry's (love my blackberry! i'm now a blackberry freak!) we can plug it into our computer as use it as a modem and get internet. Problem is, you have to have great service...which we don't in either of our houses... and have lots of time... which we never seem to have.

Someday look for posts with pictures!

Friday, November 13, 2009

My man!

ever have those days when you are completely head over heels for your significant other???
That happens to me daily but today, everything i think about somehow turns to him.
This is post is dedicated to my one and only BRUCE!
I LOVE....
1. That no matter what is broken, you some how just know how to fix it by sitting, looking at it, then fixing it!
2. that you are super goofy and don't care what anyone thinks cuz thats you!
3. that everyone in your family loves you and knows you are the go to man!
4. that you always say the glass is half full.... not matter how hard i try to convince you that its half empty!
5. when you text me even though you are super busy or prolly shouldn't be texting =]!!
6. that when you first get home you come right to me and give me a huge hug and kiss me and ask how i am no matter who is around or where we are!!
7. that you will dance with me whenever i want no matter where we are!!
8. that you will let me fart in your face and then kiss me and NOT fart in mine!
9. that you let me cook you dinner every night and will eat whatever is there!
10. when you let me be silly and hyper and go along with all my things i do to try and annoy you!
11. how much knowledge you have of the gospel and are always willing to explain even the primary things to me that i just never really got!
12. how you talk with such tenderness about your mission!
13. going to church every sunday with you!!
14. that you will put your arm around me the whole sacrament meeting!
15. that you will sing the low part of the hymns cuz you know i love listening to you sing deep!
16. that you are my best friend and that i am yours!
17. the fact that i know exactly how you feel about me, i feel that way about you!
18. that you will wipe the gross boogers off my face and not even flinch!
19. how good you are with kids and how much you love them!
20. the fact that you asked me to be your eternal companion!
21. (secretly) that you don't have any friends i have to compete with!
22. that you DON'T watch tv but you will when i want too!
23. that you DON'T watch sports or Sports Center!!! at least when i'm around!
24. how you will let me use randy (his truck) and not ask why i need it!
25. that you love my family as much as i love yours!
26. that those days i just need to cry you let me and just hold me!
27. playing soccer with you and letting me "school you" (even though you are 1000 times better than me)
28. that you wont ever let me beat you in wrestling yet you let me say i pin you more times then you pin me!
29. you bring me flowers and always get the super pretty kind!
30. that you let me steal your scrubs and you don't ask for them back!
31. kissing your oh so amazing lips!
32. your hugs!!!!!!
33. that when i get a hair cut you make me stand and turn so you can see the new cut and sit and admire it and tell me how cute it is even though it turned out bad!!
34. that you ALWAYS know when something is wrong and ask!
35. that you know me better then i know myself some days!!
36. that you know my womenly cycle and in the middle of the month you don't ask "are you on your period?!' cuz you know i'm not.. i'm just being me!
37. sitting on the couch and just talking about whatever comes into our heads!
38. going swimmin with you and hiking!
39. spending time with you!
40. that i get to go through the temple and marry you for all time and all eterenity and that i get to be yours forever and ever and ever and that i get to be the mother of your oh so amazing children and get to keep you as my best friend!
i could go on and on and on but time is running short!
I love you bruce!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Wedding dress shopping

I've been dress shopping for awhile.. these ones are from david's bridal. I loved going there because i had to have an appointment and the lady helped and didn't ignore me and i felt like a braid!I love the head band look!!!
I think this dress is SOOOOOOOOOO cute!!! i love it! i am doing the green sash for sure! just not sure about the dresss anymore but i love it! I am doing the birds nest veil with a short dress though
the green dress makes it pop i think
i liked the side brouch thing
This would be my dress if i was going for formal gown.. but i'm not so oh well
marsha and the girls came to help me find a dress!
when i tried this one on i was in LOVE then i saw myself in the picture and hated it!
i love the beads on this one!!!
I'm all about beads but i don't think i'll have anyone on my dress
This was the very first dress i tried on (i know its a backwards post oh well ) IT was $1200 and very fancy.... i loved it, but i want my short dress!!!

I found the perfect dress and its short and not a pencil dress! I have yet to order it and there aren't pictures cuz we werent allowed but i love it! Now i gotta work on my work out schedule... get skinny.. order my dress.. and i'll be done with that!

Halloween Dance

After searching SAS fabric store and talking mom into staying another night.... we FINALLY got our costumes done!

Mom cut out the dress and cape and i sewed them. We are such a great team at figuring out how to make stuff I want.. with her creativeness and my oh so amazing talent at sewing ;-) we always get a great end project. She sew my roommates skirt and i did the logos.
Bruce was practicing being a bat! It was kind of creepy!
Mr and Mr Bruce Wayne and Super Girl with Clark Kent!
We lookend smoken hot!
I think he got the bat thing down
ITs not a trash bag i promise!!! i think they turned out very well!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Week 1 of our engagement!

So pretty much I LOVE having a ring on my finger. Bruce chuckles every time he catches me inspecting it. I love it! We went to the fair on Saturday and some lady cleaned it for me and it was even MORE shinny then it already was! CRAZY!

It seems like each day this week something has hit me that i didn't realize. I'm getting married, which means bruce will be the boy who i live with for the rest of forever! Bruce and I are the ones who have to make choices about living arrangements and schooling and kids. There is SO much that goes along with marriage, which i knew about, i just didn't really think much about it. Being engaged has opened my eyes to a whole new world and i LOVE IT!

Yesterday my radiator got a crack in it. Of course I called upon my MR. fix anything fiance and he walked me through what to do.

That day my power also went out in my apartment. I was a tad stressed and sad(i was suppose to coach soccer this season but with the car being dead i couldn't make it to my coachs meeting) so by the time we went to get my car when Bruce got of work i was already in tears.

My oh so amazing bruce says to me while we are driving to kick up my car, with me complaining and whining about my day, (big smile on his face) "hey honey, guess what?! This is our 1st car problem as an ENGAGED couple!!" (Even bigger smile) I just looked at him and thought, really?!!?!?! and said "yeah the first of many!" I was in a bad mood but i LOVED that he was excited about it. Its not like he hasn't fixed my car before but we are now ENGAGED so it makes it that much better that he's fixing my car! I LOVE HIM!!! He is so cute!

He has grabbed my hand and showed everyone my ring! I gladly show it off but i love that he is just as excited about it.

We've looked at the calender and as of this week we are looking at June 26, 2010 as our wedding date. FYI this could change a 1000000 times before we set it in stone. We prolly wont pick for sure for sure til next spring but just so everyone can keep their calenders open. Yes, we want to go to San Diego to get married but we also don't want to spend lots of money either. so we are just looking and figuring things out. We have plenty of time to plan and i'm not going to stress too much til it gets closer. For now i'm just going to plan and scheme to see if i can get what i want for the price i want!!!

I love Bruce so much! Every time i look at my ring i get so excited! i know he is my other half and i am oh so grateful that we were able to find each other and make each other happy! Yesterday showed me that even though everything could go wrong and i was upset and in tears and stressed and didn't know what to do, i could turn to bruce wrap my arms around him, cry my tears, then he kisses them away and says thats it time to work and try and fix it all. Even though not everything was fixed i was happy cuz he was right there next me and working on everything right along side of me!!!

Kaci (my 2 year old niece) says it the best! "Krystal marry bruce! " Dance prince forever!"

Mr And Mrs. Bruce Wayne Balls Jr.

Bruce came over and we had planned on carving pumpkins. We had a contest to see who could carve the best pumpkin. Bruce surprised me by having my ring inside of his pumpkin!!!! My roommate Stephanie was in on it, and was there to take picture of the whole thing! This picture i just looked up at Steph and was like... oh my goodness my ring is in the pumpkin!!!!! i was so surprised! and soooooooo excited!
He sat me down and asked me to marry him! i said YES of course!
Here is telling me how much he loves me and that i'm he best friend!
I kept kissing him. I wasn't making it easy for him to get stuff out. I think i cut him short on a lot of stuff cuz i just kept kissing him!

He's amazing!!!!My mom gave me her original wedding band which I have been in love with since I was little. When she got another band a few years back I told her to hold on to her band for me. When we went up to prescott this last weekend she gave me her band!!! Its perfect! Bruce and i had shopped around for rings but i couldn't find the right one. Then my mom gave me her band and it was EXACTLY what i wanted!!!!!!!!
This was bruces pumpkin!!! He came up with this idea all by himself! He knows how much i lov carving pumpkins and how much i was looking forward to carving them! He is amazing!
Out the spirit of the night (i knew i was getting my ring at some point.. i just didn't know at what point of the night he was going to do it) i carved LOVE into mine! it turned out soo good!