Thanks for the help!!
I have a kindle 3 and hate the pdf format on the kindle. I prefer to convert it, and never had much luck with calibre. (I think that EVERYONE that owns a kindle needs to use calibre). so I would use Mobipocket creator, then import it into my library. this fixed my conversion problem with luckily a quick and easy fix, now I can do it all in one program... THANKS SOOOO MUCH!!