Hubley Happenings

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Date Night #2 we broke some rules a couple of weeks ago on our date night. First, we brought Hannah with us and second, we went out. But we had so much fun! My friend had sent me a coupon from DQ and we couldn't pass it up. It was buy one blizzard and get the second for .25 cents! You just can't beat that. So we went to DQ and then took Hannah to see the ducks at the duck pond. Lets just call this a family date night!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Well, the title of this post says it all! Since Hannah has mastered walking (pretty much), she is now on to climbing and getting into things. She gets in baskets, pots, rocking chairs, on top of her push toys, and she tries to get on top of her music table.
I was baking in the kitchen yesterday and when I turned around she was standing on top of her fire truck (with wheels) and holding on to the kitchen table!! I wish I had a picture of it, but there was no time for that. I have to CONSTANTLY watch her!! Here are a few things she has been able to put herself in lately.

Her rocking chair...


and pots.

Any advice on what to do with little climbers!?!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Get Involved...

Please visit this blog, read her latest post and begin praying for Katie. We might not be able to go to Uganda, but we can get involved by lifting her up in prayer and, if you are able, buy some beads!! They would make wonderful Mother's Day gifts!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Date Night #1

For our first date night, as you can see, we played Scrabble and drank wine! Don't was really lots of fun. (If you missed it, Scott and I are doing something called Project 52: Date Nights from this blog). I'm in charge of planning our dates this month and I wanted to play a game. However, in the Hubley house most of our games are what Scott likes to call "strategy" games (imagine that). All I had to choose from was Scrabble, Cranium, Canasta, 42, and let's not forget Seinfeld: Scene it (not so much strategy, but if you know Scott you know it's a favorite).

So, I went with Scrabble. I talked a little trash in the beginning because I really thought I might win but Scott beat me in the end. Oh well...I gave him a good run.

Sidenote: I took this picture while we were playing and I showed it to Scott on the camera. He said, "Jennifer, you just showed me your letters!".....ooooops! That's why I don't play "strategy" games.

Hannah's Quilt

Isn't it beautiful!?! Scott's Aunt Marilyn made it for Hannah. She's very talented and we are so grateful she took the time to make it for our sweet girl. I just love handmade gifts. They are so special. They're the ones that get passed on from one generation to the next and always seem to bring back good memories and great stories. It inspires me to start working on my quilt. I have the blocks cut out and everything....I just need to do it!!

Thanks again Marilyn!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Date Night

When Scott and I went through our marriage mentoring class about 5 years ago, our teachers, the Bacaks, explained how important it was for a married couple to set aside time each week to continue to "date" one another. You know, quality, one-on-one time with the one you love most. "Of course," we thought..."no problem"...."we will always do that"...."right?" Ok, veterans of marriage, you can laugh at us now. Something that seemed so essential to our marriage in the beginning has been replaced, I guess. We still go out occasionally but not as often as we use to. We are either too tired, can't find a babysitter, the house is a mess, etc. There is always a reason NOT to go out.

Well, I (and subsequently Scott) have been motivated once again to fire up our date nights. I was inspired when reading my friend, Kirby's blog. She was inspired by this idea....Project 52: Date Nights. Basically, this couple decided to start having a date night once a home. Their budget didn't allow for them to go out every week, so they came up with creative things to do in their own home. She would be in charge of planning them for a month and then he would do it the next month. Genius right? Why haven't we thought of that? It's not about going out, it's about spending time with your matter where you are. It's about staying connected and having fun. Here are a few ideas from their blog:

A list of 16 creative at-home dates…. That’s enough to last 4 months

  • Discuss a book you both recently read. Create a cafe or coffee shop atmosphere at home.
  • Play the First Words game where you read a word card and the other person say the first thing that comes to mind. Here’s a free download of the First Words game.
  • Look through old photographs, wedding albums, other photo albums or scrapbooks.
  • Flip through both of your high school yearbooks.
  • Go through your digital music library to make a CD or playlist of each other’s favorite songs or songs that reminds you of each other.
  • Sketch out a blueprint of your dream house.
  • Borrow or purchase travel books and plan your dream vacation.
  • Write down and discuss each of your bucket lists.
  • Have a cookie or dessert baking contest. Each person try a different recipe and see which one you like best.
  • Browse through magazines and catalogs to a collage of clothing and fashion styles you would like to see the other person wear or try.
  • Watch family home videos.
  • Ice cream or soda or cheese tasting. Try flavors you have never tried before.
  • Set up a photo booth in your home, put the camera on timer and take pictures of the two of you.
  • Go through each room in the house and talk about what you would like to see done to the room.
  • Learn a new skill together – photography, painting, carpentry, massages.
  • Turn your story of how you met into a children’s book. Your kids will love reading it.
She has more ideas listed here. Sounds fun right? Well, I thought it was a great idea and I just wanted to share it in case any of my wonderful readers (I have a few readers right?) wanted to give it a try. Let me know if you decide to try it....we can swap ideas!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gig 'em Aggies

Scott, Hannah, and I went to watch the Aggies play TCU in baseball the other night and we were all decked out in our Aggie gear! We had a great time hanging out with friends and cheering on the Ags...unfortunately they lost. I forgot the camera, but here are a few pictures from our phone.

The girls before the game.

Like father, like daughter.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

He has Risen Indeed!

"They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, 'Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!' " Luke 24:2-6

We pray that you are comforted by these words this Easter. Our savior is not dead...He is alive!!
Happy Easter from our family to yours...

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sam's visit in Fort Worth

Mom brought my nephew, Sam, up to visit for Easter and we had a full weekend planned for him! We took him to the Science and History Museum on Friday and visited the zoo on Saturday. We went to church Saturday evening and died eggs that night. Sunday morning we had an Easter egg hunt and ended the weekend with a big breakfast at Yogi's. We were all worn out when they left but we had such a great time. See you next time Sam!!

Science and History Museum:
(If you haven't been, I highly recommend it!)

FW Zoo:

Easter egg time!

This was my Easter basket when I was little. My mom saved it all these years!

Come back soon cousin Sam!