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August 20th, 2012 at 05:32 am

The army has finally paid the last of our moving entitlements. This one was for 10 days of hotel expenses, just over $1200. Yippee!!

I get frustrated at how slow and inefficient the system for these travel payments are. It doesn't help that my DH doesn't always fill the travel vouchers out correctly either. You would think he could get it right after 20+ years! I do give him a break on the moving ones, since we have only done that twice now.

We were busy here last week getting the girls ready for school. We only bought 'needs' for school clothes. Bought the supplies on the list. Now for school pictures! I always buy them, because the grandparents really seem to appreciate. I always think I will hang the pictures up, but I never do! I hope this year I will. Smile

Do you buy the school pictures? Do you give the pictures away or just buy for yourself? If you don't buy them, do you do something else?

5 Responses to “Finally!!”

  1. laura Says:


    Ah, the school pictures, and then the team sports pictures. Always seem to be a revolving door at my house Smile Older daughter has her student ID and yearbook picture taken and couldn't decide if she wanted a package. I told her I'd take her to JC Penney's and we'd do a collage with a picture of her in her uniform, in casual school-related attire, and her Lacrosse uniform. Total cost for that will be $19.00 Smile
    We usually send pictures monthly to the great-grandmother in California and the great-aunt in New York.

  2. Monkey Mama Says:

    No - I do not buy pictures - they are always absolutely terrible and insanely over-priced. Which just makes it easier I guess - I probably wouldn't buy them anyway. To me it seems pointless in the digital age. Throw in several photographer friends and in the family - I am drowning in nice free shots. Big Grin

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    I always have...love seeing how they have changed over the years and the family really appreciates them. This is our last year though....dd2 had her senior pics taken on the 15th....we go to the gal's house on the 29th for a round-up/preview and gulp...spending! Can't wait to see them! We also buy the sports ones...my girl's love having those memories. Last year, an aunt of one of the girls on my dd2's high school soccer team did the pics....they turned out fabulous! She got lot's of individual pics and team pics and then sold them for $12 on a cd...that was a bargain!

  4. Jenn Says:

    In our school district, you must pay for the package you choose BEFORE the photographer takes the picture. Given that he has no incentive to do a quality job, I skip the pictures.

    I will be paying for my son's senior pictures this year though, since they're done at a studio and I don't have to pay unless I like them.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    As a teacher at our school I get my pictures for free. If I didn't, I wouldn't buy them. They usually turn out nice enough, I just don't have any use for very many pictures of myself.

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