Hubley Happenings

Hubley Happenings
Angel Fire Summer 2014

Monday, January 14, 2008

Making the Switch

We have officially made the switch to reusable grocery bags. That’s right. We purchased 15 reusable grocery bags on and used them for the first time today. Why did we make this switch? Consider these facts from Reusable Bags:

  • Globally, over 500 billion plastic bags are consumed each year (~100 billion in the US alone), and about 4 billion of those end up as litter.
  • Plastic bags are made from petroleum—it is estimated that 12 million barrels of oil is required to supply the annual US consumption of plastic bags.
  • Only between 1% and 3% of plastic bags are recycled—the rest go to landfills or become litter.
  • Plastic bags cause over 100,000 sea turtle and other marine animal deaths every year when animals mistake them for food.

In the end, it was a simple decision because this was a very simple way to help the environment (i.e., better manage God's good earth and its resources) at a very small cost to us.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Christmas Vacation

It's been a while since we've posted, mainly because we were so busy during the holidays. We left Ft Worth on Dec 21 and went down to Evadale. We stayed in Evadale until Dec 26, except for the afternoon of Christmas Day when we went to Devers. We left Evadale the evening of the 26 along with Amber and Sam and we headed to Ft Worth. We arrived late that night, then got up the next morning and drove to Canyon. Once we arrived in Canyon, we had a rushed gift exchange before jumping in the car to head up to Angel Fire, NM. We had a nice vacation in the mountains and returned home on Jan 1, just in time for work on Jan 2. Needless to say, we were exhausted. We were so excited because Amber and Sam decided to stay until the end of that week. We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Pictures below...

This is the toybox that Jennifer and I made for Sam for Christmas

Sambo checking out his gifts on Christmas morning

Christmas PJ's !

He's a cowboy (read: belt buckle and boots)

Amber and Sam in the truck waiting to leave

On the mountain in Angel Fire--can you tell who's who?

Jennifer and Scott in Angel Fire

Blue is always up for another opportunity to get people food, even if it is baby food!