Hey Jamrock, welcome.
I had some troubles getting the client to sync up on the 0.8.0 release as well. As 0.9 is most likely right around the corner, you may opt to wait until the release and just give that a go... I don't know precisely when that will be, but I think soon.
In the meanwhile, since I don't know what OS your are on, or what kind of hardware you're running, may I just suggest that you quit and restart the client every so often if the syncing stalls on you. A lot of the syncing issues seem to be memory related, and that's what worked for me. I let the client run over night, then found it hanging in the morning, then quit out of the client and rebooted my computer, then started the client again... wash rinse repeat, eventually it synced up and now it's staying synced. You probably don't have an SSD do you? Me either. :/
Others may have a more technical answer for you, but personally, I'd try this for the time being and just wait for 0.9 unless you really need to get that client running now.
Either way, stick around and see what else is going on round here. There are a lot of great new developments, and I can tell you the devs are going to churn out a marvelous client, just hang on... it's going to be worth the wait.
Just my 2 bts