Sunday, November 02, 2008

You'd Think I'd Be Sleeping....

....with the time change and all BUT I have a lot of crazy stuff on my mind. We had another fun filled weekend. We got to relax a little so that is good. I am working on a big outreach project for Church. We are putting together gift bags to give away to all the kids that have their photos taken with Santa. Our Church does it every year but this is the first time I am heading it up. Not a big deal just kinda crazy. We are also going to do a "giving tree" to help a family. That is nice to do at Christmas. We have a new family at our Church & today they started talking to us about some of the outreach they did at their old church in Florida. It was very cool. They would make food and just go pass it out on the streets. I'd love to do something like that. I have a lot to think about with my outreach planning. So, that has been on my mind. Also, I have been subpoenaed to testify in a custody hearing. I often go to court with my clients and being in the court or even in front of the Magistrate is no big deal. Under normal circumstances I get to say that I am working with the client and what we are working on. This time I will be under oath and questioned AND cross examined. Also, the hearing is for a case I closed. A case I worked REAL hard for but didn't have very good results. It is sad and very stressful for me. I don't like it. The last two weeks haven't been that great for me anyhow when it comes to work. I had another "she is bossy" complaint. That really didn't bother me & the case worker didn't even tell me my client had said those things (I thought that was sweet of her) but my clients family member told me when she was letting me know "how things are going". Also, in the last week I have had several clients cancel or no show - that always worries me a bit and to be honest I am pretty annoyed when that happens as well. It also messes up my entire schedule. Grrrrrr.... On a positive note, the CSB (child protective services) higher ups LOVE us and so do the courts so our contract was renewed. That is good. On top of all that worrying - I am stressed about Jake's job situation. He starts a new job on December 1 but I am very nervous about it - I guess I will feel better when he actually starts.

Okay....now for some happy stuff. PICTURES. Here are some pictures from Halloween with my sister and her family. October 31st is Indy's birthday so she has a party and then everyone goes Trick or Treating. It was fun. We didn't go far. Elise went down one street and wanted to go back and pass out candy with Nana (translation: she wanted to eat the loot she had!). Avery was so darn cute - she wanted to walk and hold a bag...such a big girl but I am a little practical. Why would she need candy? So, she really didn't do any begging... just walking and riding in the stroller.
Ivan always dresses up and hides in the flower bed while someone else passes out the candy. He actually made several kids cry...how funny....I mean that is so MEAN.
My cutie....Elise.

Since I was the "coordinator" for Jude's school party I dressed up on Friday. I went as a Browns fan...which is a strech for me because I can't stand football.

This is Avery carrying her bag...

Spooky Jude in the fog....He originally wanted to be a ghost. That costume was too cumbersome. Then he wanted to be a bat. I couldn't find cheap bat wings and did not have time to make them. SO, we ended up with this very frugal get up.....

Sisters holding hands....

Stand still kids...I want to take your picture together. Is this any indication of what our Christmas photo will look like this year?

And another....Jude does look scary.

Jen F's new baby girl - just born on Tuesday- Alexandra! Can you believe she let Elise hold her after that eye poking death grip thing she did to Lizzy just 19 months ago???

Jude & Indy acting silly.

2 comments:

Heather said...

Hello!!!! I hope I do this right. I'm a major 'blogger virgin'! Okay, so here goes...
This is your eighth cousin, once removed on your great-grandpa's side... naw, just joshin'. This is Heather (not your sister), your cousin! (Ya know, Nellie's daughter, Anna's daughter! :-) So, I've been buggin' mom (and Mamaw) to get your info so that I could get in touch with ya since they visited 3x ago! Mom just called me today and said she spoke with Larry and he gave her your blogsite. (Got that so far?) I know it's been like 2/10ths of a century since we've spoken, let alone seen one another. Ummm... I don't have enough time to fill you in fully, so I'll give you a brief synopsus (sp?). 30, married (to Johnny, I mean Brad, I mean ANDRE HURT-phew- the hottest guy this side of the tv), 2 amazingly, phenominally, gorgeous kids (how'd they get that way?!), 2 kittens, 2 puppies (I know... I'm insane! - explane that situation another time), "stay-at-home" my butt! mom (or as my husband coins me: "she's a 'household manager'" ;-), volunteer at school(s), volunteer time in a public ministry work, ...red hair (thanks to Lo'real), blue eyes, 5'2 and 3/4"... okay, you get the picture. So, I've been viewing some of your site... so neat. You know, it's so strang to be 'getting to know you' by a computer screen, but it kinda helps and can be very informative. So, look at my site (www.easysite.com/HurtFamilyTree) and catch up on us... it's a work in progress. I don't have a whole lot on there yet, but, I would love it if you would send me an e-mail (ahurt@fuse.net) in order for me to have your e-mail. I will send you a user name and password for our site so that you can get on it and post pics, recipes, biography... ya know, whatever. So, I'm thinkin' that we should chat sometime and get together (seeings how we live in the same state and all). Nothing fancy, just catchin up. I'd like to find out ya'll's interests and compare... :-) Family (immediate or extended, spiritual or fleshly) can be very special. Let's not let much more time pass. Like, recently, I've been attempting to research family roots...(blah blah blah- not sure it's going the way I'd like- just pacify myself by knowing it all goes to Adam, I guess) and Mamaw forgets names and the stories are changing... If you have any info, keep me posted... But, time is something we can't save nor get back and here lately I can't even seem to aquire it. So, you e-mail me and I'll wait (not so patiently :-) and let me know how you are! It was so nice to see your site. (My gosh you resemble your mother! Me? I look NOTHING LIKE mine... No, I'm serious. Nothing... LOL) Oh, yeah... you can check out this site (http://www.myheritage.com/site-44557091/heather-hurt) and see how far I HAVEN'T gotten with our genealogy. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE contact me soon! Love you guys and you take care!

p.s. Don't worry about hubby's job situation... Jehovah always makes a way out and never leaves his folks! It's your job to show you TRUST him. Everything has worked out thus far! Right?

Heather said...

Oh Yeah! Duh! I meant to tell you, not that you need this comfirmation, but your children are absolutely delicious! I know they love to go down and visit gram and gramps, don't they? Oh to have all of that land!
Okay, the end. Your turn! :-)