Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Another project under our belt

Joe has successfully completed another one of the projects I set up for him. I've been wanting these made for awhile. Joe started on them months ago but life got in the way of him finishing them in a timely manner. Luckily the fire was lit under him lately and he cranked them out. I think they turned out really well. Joe didn't want to go buy new paint for these since we have so much in our garage so he painted Blake's the color of his room and the girls' shelf one of the colors of their room. I think they turned out great and they've really streamlined our play room.
What's our next project you ask? Joe emailed me just today with plans for a new desk. Can't wait!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The cost of having a baby...

We have received all of our bills from having Lexie. I thought it was interesting how much they charged for each service... I thought you might find it interesting too!
Doctors charge for delivering baby- $3,313.00
Kristen's hospital stay- $9,219.00
Lexie's hospital stay- $1,168.00
Anesthesiologist bill- $4,510.00
Total- $18,210.00
I found it interesting that our anesthesiologist bill was more than a thousand dollars higher than my doctor's bill. As much as I love my epidural, not quite sure it was worth that much money. And after looking at all those bills, I am very grateful we have great insurance that we only had to pay a very small fraction of that total. Now I want to go in and look at an itemized bill and see how much they charged me for tylenol and other necessities.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hunger Game lovers!

They have been casting for the Hunger Games movie that is due out next year (on my birthday!!). They haven't cast Haymitch yet and I can't help but think Hugh Laurie would be a great person for this role. Have you seen the other cast members yet? No, then go here. And excitingly enough, Joe listened to all the books in this series recently, so we've had a lot to talk about. Is this proof enough that I have no life?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Listening to this after dropping Blake off at school, with Lexie crying in the back, crying my eyes out. It's way too close to home right now. Enjoy!