Erickson Family Pic. '17

Erickson Family Pic. '17

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Facebook Happenings for Aug. '11

Some things you might have missed on facebook.

Aug. 10, 2011
Thank you FLORIDA and KENTUCKY!! Florida and Kentucky are the first states that will require drug testing when applying for welfare. Some people are crying this is unconstitutional. How is this unconstitutional? It's OK to drug test people who work for their money but not those who don't?  I hope to see this done in all 50 states!!!
August Trapper Bigelow - Welfare is not a job. Radically different situation.
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Yep they are different, but I think they should do it for both. I think they should make them have to work with-in the welfare system for the money they get. Have the money go directly to the bills they are paying, rather than just giving them money (i.e. rent, utilities, food store just for welfare - not just getting whatever they want, but what they need). But that's just my opinion...
August Trapper Bigelow - A lot of welfare systems do just that. WIC and food stamps are only valid for certain types of purchases. There aren't a lot of systems where they just hand out money willy-nilly.
Carmen Remington Jacobus - I agree kris.. however being a single mom I was grateful to have the help and I could not just get whatever I wanted however how you spent your food stamps was for the most part up to me... its a great program for those in need but not for those who want to " live off the state and not work and just get a check that pisses me off.
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Yeah I'm not against the program or helping people. I'm for it, but I don't like that it's not more controlled on what they can spend it on. I knew so many people who would spend the money they got on going to the bar or liquor store. Like I said I'm for the program and helping people, I just wish they made it so the people could work it off by helping the under-funded programs with physical help and a store where they can get items they need rather than want. I know about the WIC programs and I like it.  Or even help them with getting an education and then once they have graduated or a grace period after that cut them off.
August Trapper Bigelow - Closing loopholes and preventing people from abusing the system is fine. Forcing them to be drug tested has no correlation to fixing that, though.
Kris Kemp-Erickson - They could be using drugs with that money, so if they’re not using than they shouldn't have any problem with taking a test. Alot of people complain about how they should get to use the money however they want, or not having the state come in and tell them how to live their lives (i.e. drug test and so forth), but when you’re not on the states dime/tax money the state typically stays out of your life.
August Trapper Bigelow - The keyword there is COULD. You shouldn't be throwing out knee-jerk laws because you heard about a potential event that you don't know how often is happening. Otherwise, you are just smashing a major inconvenience down the throat of people who don't deserve it.
Kris Kemp-Erickson - This isn't an opinion based on knee-jerk laws.  I'm sorry I don't agree. If they are not using drugs than they shouldn't care.

Aug. 19, 2011
Has enjoyed having a few days with just me and my hubby. Miss the kids, but glad we've had some time for Jason and I to be alone.
Dawne Roper - Always good to get away! And good for the relationship too!
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Yep it sure is!

Aug. 29, 2011
I walked 5 miles today, so proud of myself!!!
Courtney Wilkinson Faris - Ohhh I wish I had that kind of energy
Dawne Roper - Now just start movin faster and come run with me
Sharon Clark - i'm proud of you too!! that's awesome!!
Kris Kemp-Erickson - No way Dawne! I hate running, but I like to walk or ride a bike.
Dawne Roper - o come on its fun
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Nope, it's not!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Caden Aug. '11

Here are some pic's we've taken in Aug. of Caden!

Caden playing with some cars, it's too cute how he lies down.  Mom doesn't like the dirt he gets on him, but he is a boy.

Sydney Aug. '11

Here are some pic's we've taken in Aug. of Sydney!

Sydney on her new bike, she loves it.  She wanted to ride it around the kitchen table, silly girl.