Hubley Happenings

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Saturday, May 29, 2010


Bowling with Anne!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Summer Dresses

So, I finally finished my first clothing sewing project. When I started I was thinking I was making a bathing suit cover up, but when I finished I realized I could wear it as a dress, or a long shirt with tights or skinny jeans....the possibilities are endless!!

The finished product!

Here's a close up of the top. It's basically just smocking done by the sewing easy!

I dressed it up a little with this yellow cardigan and wore it to church on Sunday.
(Scott wasn't suppose to get my head in the picture...he said he didn't, but this is what I got).

I had enough material leftover to make Hannah a smaller version with straps. I had all these happy thoughts of making matching outfits for us in my head. I was getting really excited, but was very disappointed when Hannah's came out too small. (I'm sure she'll be glad later in saved her from some embarrassing pictures). I think Scott was relieved too. He didn't want to have to go to church on Sunday and explain why his wife and daughter were dressed exactly alike. I told him I could make him a shirt too...he politely declined the offer. Anyway, next time I will measure a little better.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Down Home Cookin'

This week while I was planning our menu, Scott requested that I make collard greens to go along with our meatloaf. Collard Greens...really? Several red flags went up in my head:

1. I'm not good at making side dishes. I do good enough to get the main course on the table.

2. I've never cooked collard greens before....I don't know how.

3. And most importantly....YUCK!!...right? I remember my mom and grandmother cooking these over the years and it was the stuff I either chose not to put on my plate or refused to eat it if it ended up there.

Well, it's time to turn over a new leaf (or green if you will). So the first thing I did was call Me-Maw to ask her how she cooked such good greens. I caught her at the perfect time because her sister, Joy, was there visiting.
Now picture a southern, feisty, tough-as-nails, yet very sweet lady and that's Aunt Joy. She is also known for her mouth-watering cooking so Me-Maw gave her the phone and I naively asked, "How do I make these greens Aunt Joy?" She replies, "Well, baby, they already just got to cook 'em." I hear Me-Maw giggling in the background. I laughed too because I love it when my Me-Maw giggles. She looses her breath and can hardly stand it.

Anyway, I digress. She told me the best way to cook them and, surprisingly, they turned out great and so much better than I remember.

First, you "get your water ready." I put onion, sweet green pepper, bacon (I cooked it and added it later), a little bit of sugar, crushed red pepper, and a pork hock in 2 cups of water and brought it to a boil. Aunt Joy said, "Don't add a lot of water because that's what you'll end up with...just a pot of water! Then after you have washed and cut up your greens, add them to your pot, reduce the heat, cover, and let it simmer for about an hour.

This is what they look like after that....mmmmm!

I served them with Mom's meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

Hannah even liked them!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

May 4th, 2010: Hannah's Day

For Hannah's actual birthday, we decided to celebrate the whole day with her as a family...just the three of us. Here are a few fun things we did:

We both went in her bedroom when she woke up and serenaded her with "Happy Birthday to You." She really liked being the center of attention.

Then, before Scott went to work, we took her to eat breakfast at one of our favorite spots. We ordered a little of everything and let her have her pick. Doesn't it look good!?!

Of course...she liked it all!

After breakfast I took Hannah home for her nap and then we met dad for a picnic lunch at the park.

She really enjoyed the swing!!

Has it really been a year? I've been putting off writing this post because I have to come to grips with the fact that, yes, it indeed has been a year. My first instinct when I look back over the years is to get very emotional and sad. But I have decided this will be different. I choose to reflect on Hannah's first year of life and rejoice.

Reflect on her birthstory and even though it wasn't what we were expecting, rejoice that the Lord brought her in the world healthy and thriving.

Reflect on the fears we had leaving the hospital as first time parents and rejoice that we did ok after all.

Reflect on all the sleepless nights and pacing the halls and rejoice that God allowed us to comfort and hold our baby.

Reflect on all her milestones, holding her head, rolling over, sitting up, crawling, and now walking, and rejoice in the perfect way the Lord made our bodies.

Reflect on her beautiful smile (with 4 1/2 teeth) and rejoice that I wake up to see it everyday.

Reflect on how excited she gets when Dad comes home from work and rejoice that he is such a wonderful father.

Reflect on how selfless you have to be when you have children and rejoice that the Lord's mercies are new everyday because I never seem to get it right.

Reflect on how much I love Hannah and rejoice that I now have a slight glimpse of the love our Heavenly Father has for us.

Hannah, we look forward to learning more about you, sharing our lives with you, and watching you grow in faith and love.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Swimmin' Like a Fish

She loves it! Let's just say she doesn't get it from her dad!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hannah's 1st Birthday Party: Rubber Ducky

Well, the big party came and went and we had the best time celebrating our little girl's first year. It was so fun for me to plan and decorate for this party and then to have everything work out (ie food, decorations, weather, etc.). It felt like a true stay-at-home mom accomplishment. It was nice.
Thanks to everyone for coming and loving on Hannah. We are so grateful to have such wonderful family and friends in our lives. Enjoy the pictures.