Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
My Boys! Chris has been travelling the last 3 weeks (a fact I choose only to share after he's returned home). It's so nice to have his travelling done for the year and to see the excitement of the boys when he returns home; and we did sneak a visit in last week. These boys make my life full! (Landon in this pic just wasn't happy & we couldn't get a good one, but this one does reflect real life).
My parents! (Had to scan this pic in). My mother is such a good moral compass for me. This week I've had some worries & I really make the very best effort to be the best person that I can be. I call her so that she can help me & tell me if I'm wrong or right....I love it when she tells me I'm right:) It's a relief to know that she's such a fair person. My dad loves to spoil his family! We feel his love all the time.
Great friends! This week has been so busy. I've realized that with Chris gone I only spent one night without someone at my house keeping me company. The party on Wednesday was such a success that instead of it ending at 8:30 pm it ended after 10pm. And I got to enjoy Friday with friends again celebrating a Birthday and going to NEW MOON (so good btw).
My sisters! Can I just say I LOVE THEM! I love having Jenna live here and to Britt, you just need to move closer. This week Britt found tickets to Atlanta for a fabulous price. We were all ready to jump on them but wanted to check with sister-in-laws. In the mean time they shot up WAY high! I'm sure it's because we are supposed to wait and purchase them at even a cheaper price...so on this one, I'm grateful they are going to be cheaper:) We are going to get them and have a fun girls week in a warmer climate!
These are just a few of my blessings that I'm grateful for!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
First off, I need to mention that our family is very blessed. All of our needs are provided for so I know that my views reflect where our family is and I know there are hard working individuals that needs government assistance...hopefully for a short time only.
Last week we had to select our benefits for next year. This is a task and I wish I had a crystal ball that could see into the future to see what our health care needs will be. We had a choice of benefits for a monthly premium of $200, 300, or $400. Obviously the higher the premium, the better the benefits. We as a family use our benefits VERY little. When I'm pregnant that is when we use them the most. As we read through our benefits I asked Chris "when are you ready to have another baby". We decided last week that we will get pregnant later next year but have the baby in 2011..I like to plan, we'll see if our plan works out:). That way, we could save $200 a month by selecting the cheapest premium.
This week I also had an eye doctor appointment. I ran out of contacts...I had to wear my glasses for a week because I was one week away from my year mark for benefits from the last time I went to the eye doctor. As I went to pay I was disappointed with the many fees. I have insurance but it sure didn't feel like it by the time I walked out of the office.
So later in the week I was telling my mom that our benefits are deciding our future & that it's kind of sad. That we literally have planned what month we'll get pregnant, which month we'll pick up AFLAC, & so forth. My mom's reply was "Kimri, it's only going to get worse."
I don't have an answer for our country's problems. I sure wish I did BUT I do think that the answer isn't motivation for the poor to remain poor. HARD WORK is one of the answers amongst so many others. Thankfully I am surrounded by hard workers, motivated individuals but I've seen so many that aren't and it's a frustrating thing. So many receiving all the FREE benefits that go to the doctor for frivolous things. I do think a co-pay to those free benefits would help...maybe only $5. Just enough to encourage wise visits to the doctors.
When I saw the unemployment rate I was saddened. What a shocking number. How grateful I am that my husband has a job...appreciate employment! I hope we see this number decrease and quickly. I hope we can see an increase in jobs, employers motivated to hire, and less LAZY workers.
Again, I have to finish and but thankfully our family is still thriving despite all of this and I do hope that at some point in our lives we'll have the resources to help those hard workers that just can't quite make it. I'd personally like to choose who my tax dollars go to. I'm anxious to see what bills pass this next week.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Thursday we were supposed to go to a party at our friends house but her little girl got sick so instead we went to "boo at the zoo". We took her little boy because he was so sad that Jaden wasn't coming to the party. It was a COLD evening! We were ready to go home by the end.
On Friday we had our Ward Carnival & Trunk o' treat. Yes, we are crayons...they were intended for our Thursday night party & when we didn't end up wearing them I insisted we wear them to this. The boys had a blast & the evening was much warmer. Jaden circled the parking lot over & over.
I hope you had a great week too! I'm getting excited for the holidays!