I thought you might like to see that I have over come in the battle with the tile back splash. They put up a good fight, cracking every time I looked at them funny, (I know, that's the only way I can look, funny) but in the end I emerged as the victor. Here are a few pictures.
I still have to put on the sealer after it has dried for a few days, and caulk the edges, but the worst is done. Now on to the floor!