Hubley Happenings

Hubley Happenings
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Thursday, December 13, 2007


It's getting cold out there.....time for your winter coat!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

On a completely different note

Just wanted to share this moment with you all.......Blue trying to avoid his weekly bath.

Opening Weekend of Pheasant Season

Last weekend, we went to Canyon for opening weekend of pheasant season. For those of you who don't know, this is one of the biggest weekends of the year in the Texas Panhandle. So of course, we made the 5.5 hour drive from Ft Worth to Canyon for the occasion. I was fortunate to get one bird on Saturday afternoon in Lazbuddie, Texas. Also during the trip, we were able to attend Anne's Special Olympics Christmas party in Amarillo. On Sunday, we had a photo shoot in Anne's room with three of her cats. Having all three cats in the same room was probably the most exciting time of the weekend. Pictures below.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Favorite Time of Year

We bought our Christmas tree today after work, and Jennifer put out our small collection of Christmas decorations. This is her favorite time of year so she really had a great time. Here's some pics of our living room

Sunday, November 18, 2007


We were so excited last weekend when Christi and Amber brought our favorite nephew Sam (5 months old) to visit. He is such a good baby, and we had so much fun with him! Here's a couple of pictures (Jennifer took most of them). Look how cute he is!

Relaxing in the hammock...

I love carrots

I can almost sit up on my own

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Poor Billy

In case you haven't heard, Billy Gillispie's 20th-ranked Wildcats lost his second game at Kentucky to Gardner-Webb from the Atlantic Sun Conference. From the box score, it looks like they got outplayed from the first minute and never caught up. I'm sure a home loss to a team from a mid-major was not exactly what Billy G was expecting . Poor Billy.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Big Mistake

So I got home from work around 6pm, just in time to find a sunroom salesman parked in my driveway. What were we thinking?!? We invited him to come over so we could get an idea of how much it would cost to add a sunroom where our back porch is currently. We got a lovely presentation from a 3-inch, 3-ring binder with laminated visual aids followed by a fascinating demonstration about space age materials that we have the opportunity to have in our home. 2 hours later, we were definitely no closer to getting a sunroom, and the majority of our evening was gone. I don't know about you, but turning down a hard sell in my living room at 8pm is not my idea of unwinding from the day. Note to self: don't ever do that again.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Constellation Energy

So we were getting ready to watch the Cowboys' game, and we saw a pretty cool commercial on tv. We even backed up the Tivo to watch it again because we noticed a dog in the commercial looked like Sarah. When we finally got to the end of the commercial, we found out that it was promoting Constellation New Energy which is where my sister Christina Whitaker is employed as a Marketing Director! We are still investigating what, if anything, she had to do with it, but we still thought it was blog worthy. You can watch it here

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Sarah has definitely made herself at home in the 2 months we've had her. For those that haven't heard how we came to acquire Sarah, I'll recap. During Labor Day weekend, on the way home from Kerrville, we drove through Hamilton and saw a small farm with a sign that read "Pet Adoptions Today!" We stopped and got a crash course on Huts 4 Mutts. It is a rescue that keeps dogs temporarily until they can place them in a home. We found a cute 2-yr old Border Collie/Blue Heeler mix named Sarah. She was found out on a county road and turned in to Hutts 4 Mutts. She had been there about a month. We had to make the decision on the spot because a thunderstorm was quickly blowing in, so we wrote a check, grabbed Sarah, and hit the road.

When she first arrived, she was pretty sheepish and a little unsure about being a house dog. She wouldn't sleep on the dog bed we bought her (which is a far cry from the pampered pooch we have now). She has gradually become more and more comfortable with our schedules and activities. Discipline has been coming along slowly--mainly because she is already 2 yrs old and never had training from what I can tell. She spends most of her free time following Blue around and biting at his heels. Her latest obsession is barking at everything that moves in the backyard. And eating pecans that fall in the yard. And licking everything in sight. Who doesn't love dogs?

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Advo Update

Just to update on Advo--
They were able to secure a temporary facility, so Anne has gone back to work. Back to the drama of swapping off boyfriends and girlfriends each week. Back to folding "thousands" of towels and "hundreds" of bottle caps. Back to waiting for that monster payday. Needless to say, Anne is happy.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fort Worth Zoo

We spent Saturday morning at the Fort Worth Zoo and had a great time! We were really impressed with the number of exhibits and the quality of the park as a whole. We've included some pictures below. The highlight of the day was seeing the Orangutans, who were especially social and entertaining to watch. Select pics below.


and Tigers,

and Bears (oh my!)

This Silverback Gorilla had about 300 lbs on Jennifer

This African elephant had tusks about 3 ft long.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Advo Fire

A sheltered workshop in Amarillo, Texas burned down last Saturday. The workshop belonged to Advo Companies who provides services for adults with developmental disabilities. My sister Anne was employed there. Luckily the fire occurred on the weekend while the building was vacant. However, the biggest impact is that all the employees temporarily are without jobs. To my family, this means that Anne can't go to work everyday, so my parents have to be creative to find ways to keep Anne supervised during the workday. Advo says they plan to find a new facility as quickly as possible, but it will definitely take time. There are some pictures from the Amarillo Globe-News that show the severity of the damage.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wedding Video

So we got our wedding video today (over 1 year after the wedding). We must say that it was definitely a let down. The filming had much room for improvement and the editing was almost non-existent. However, we did get a pretty hefty refund.....we can't remember exactly how much we paid originally. Nonetheless, they did capture some of our wedding day on film. We had a good time watching the DVD and reminiscing. We just had to laugh off the errors.

I also got to see how much my brother Will grew during the last year. At the wedding, I had a solid 8-10 inches on him, and now he is taller than I am.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Dinosaur Valley SP

We just got back from Dinosaur Valley SP in Glen Rose, Texas. We spent one night with our good friends Jon and Mari Haft and had a great time! The park was really nice and the weather was great. We saw tons of dinosaur tracks in the Paluxy River (a trib of the Brazos), took a "haunted hike," and played in the river. We would highly recommend it to anybody. We'll try to help you relive our experience with the pictures below...

[Obligatory entrance sign picture]

[The mighty Paluxy]

[Planned sleeping arrangements]

[Ultimate sleeping arrangements because Blue was too scared to sleep outside in the woods--not that he slept any in the tent either]

[Taking a swim]

[Blue joining me]

[A typical dinosaur track]
[Another track....I figured I must have been almost as large as this ancient reptile, judging from our foot sizes]

[The happy family]

[Typical vegetation]

[My beautiful wife]

[Some great views, too]

[Goodbye, that's all she wrote]

Friday, October 19, 2007

Our Favorite (and only) Nephew

Sam recently had the opportunity to have his 1st set of Halloween pictures taken. He dressed up as a pony (if you can't tell from the costume). He also took some shots as a cowboy (notice Pop's boots and hat). I think it is safe to say that he is the cutest baby in the world!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

This Weather is Great

We have been so excited about the weather lately. God is certainly good. I don't know what the weather is like where you live, but here in Ft Worth, we have been having sunny days with highs in the lower 80's and lows in the 50's. In other words, it's perfect. It has been so nice that we are planning on taking a camping trip this weekend to Dinosaur Valley State Park near Glen Rose, Texas. We are still deciding if we are going to take the dogs (Blue and Sarah) with us or not. We'll let you know how it goes...

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

1-yr in Jamaica, Mon!

Yeah Mon!
We had a great time in Jamaica during our 1-yr Anniversary Trip.
Here's some pictures and remember,
in Jamiaca you say: No problem, Mon!

Jennifer enjoying a tropical drink
Scott telling the beach vendor that we didn't need any marijuana
Shopping in the market....Jennifer got a new wrap!
in the water

On the beach
at night before dinner
reading....not a dirty novel
It was about a 2.5 hr bus ride from the airport

That's all, thanks for viewing!

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