Hubley Happenings

Hubley Happenings
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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Massive Halloween Post!

Thanks to Hannah's Grandaddy-0 and Mimi, Hannah was a cute little cowgirl for Halloween this year! They supplied the hat and boots and Hannah supplied plenty of attitude. We went to several Halloween festivities, so get ready for a lot of pictures!

First, her Mother's Day Out program had a party that was super cute. All the kids dressed up and marched around the church in a little parade. Hannah's class rode in a buggy and she was excited at first....but then she got tired of it and wanted out. Can you tell she's upset?

(Am I awful for taking this picture?)

Then, we went with some friends to Boo at the Zoo at the Forth Worth Zoo. Hannah was super overwhelmed and it took her a while to warm up, but she finally realized if she played the game, she got to put her hand in the big bucket of stuff!

Here she is with her first sucker. Scott kept saying, "Come on Mom. Let her have some's Halloween. She likes it!" How can you argue with that? Oh yeah...what about rotten teeth and cavities! Oh well, she really did like it.

Scott carved our big pumpkin at the house and lit it with candles. Doesn't it look great!?! Hannah seemed to really like it.

Finally, tonight we went up to our church for Trunk or Treat. She got to play more games and pick out more candy. She loved putting her hand in the candy bowls and moving the candy around. It took her forever to pick out one piece.

And then I had to share these pictures because she just looked so stinkin' cute!

Now this pregnant mama has to find something to do with all that candy before I eat it all!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday afternoon

Jennifer napping in the hammock and carving our giant pumpkin while we
listen to the aggies. Hannah is napping in her crib.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mother's Day Out

In September (I told you I was playing blog catch up), Scott and I decided to start Hannah in a Mother's Day Out program at a local church one day a week. Hannah loves it...I love it...therefore, Scott loves's a win-win-win for sure!

I just had to share these pictures of her getting ready on her first day. She woke up on the wrong side of the crib and nothing was going right. I wanted to get some cute pictures of her with her back pack, but this is what I got...

She wanted nothing to do with it. She did, however, really like her lunch box!

Now she gets really excited about "school" and loves going to play with all her new friends. Her teachers are precious and did I mention....I get some time off! It might sound selfish, but I said it. I don't take it back. I like it!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


During the last year, I've had a phrase in my head that I try to pray several times a day. It's short and simple. "Lord, break my heart for what breaks yours." It comes from the lyrics of this song by Hillsong:

Heal my heart and make it clean. Open up my eyes to the things unseen. Show me how to love like you have loved me. Break my heart for what breaks yours. Everything I am for your kingdoms cause, as I go from nothing to Eternity.

When we sang it in church, this particular part of the song stood out. I realized I don't see people the way the Lord see's them. I don't love people the way the Lord loves them. My heart doesn't break for the things that breaks the Lord's heart. Can you see the problem? I found as I examined my heart, that I'm human...and I'm selfish. That's it. That's the hard truth.

So, I started praying that the Lord would change me. That he would truly open up my heart and my eyes to see the people around me that were hurting. That were in need. I prayed that he would break my heart for people and to help me understand what it really means to love my neighbor as myself.

Well, he has been faithful. In so many ways, he has been faithful. He as shown me through many different circumstances, that there are so many hurting people in our world. So many women and children in slavery and bondage. So many orphans in need of love. So many people in my city and around the world suffering from starvation and malnutrition. So many broken hearts...

But what can I do? Can I really make a difference? Where is he calling me to go? What is he calling me to do? How can I help orphans and widows in my city? In other countries? This is where, in the past, I always seemed to get frustrated and give up. After all, I can contribute to a good cause, but how do I know it's a reputable charity? Where is my money going? Is it really getting to the people who need it?

Well, there are great places out there that are doing amazing work. They are loving on so many people in need and most of all, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with them.

Here are a few things I've found I can do right now (FYI...these would all make great Christmas gifts. Wouldn't it be so much more rewarding to purchase something from someone where you know your money is making an immediate impact and going directly to them and their families instead of Wal-Mart or Target or Pottery Barn?!?):

I can go here and purchase a handmade bag or host a purse party (which I'm in the process of excited) to help women in Haiti learn how to take care of their babies, learn life skills, be listened to, be loved and hear God's word.

I can go here and purchase beads from women in Uganda who are trying to maintain a sustainable income for their families by working hard instead of resorting to slavery or prostitution.

I can go here and buy shoes from young women in Uganda trying to get a higher education.

I can go here and sponsor a child (which means giving them food and clean water, education, the gospel and so much more), or donate $10 for a mosquito net, or give to help a mother in poverty have a clean birth experience.

I can go here and buy a goat or pig or cow or anything else you can think of to help support a family in need somewhere around the world.

But what about my own city and neighborhood? What can I do? Well, there are community centers and homeless shelters that need volunteers, elderly in nursing homes that I could visit, neighbors in need that I could cook a meal for, etc, etc, etc.

Now, is this all overwhelming to me?...yes. Am I doing all these things?...NO, not by a long shot. But I've realized I can't NOT do anything anymore. I can't sit in my house with my nice furniture and my car and my closet full of clothes and my pantry full of food and ignore those in need. Even though I've done it my whole life, I just can't anymore.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall is here!

We are so glad fall and the cooler weather has finally arrived.  Here is a "seasonal" shot of Hannah to commemorate the occasion.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Miss Priss

Sometimes, somehow, Jennifer still says she thinks our daughter resembles her. Unfortunately, I don't agree.

Pregnancy Pictures....finally!

Baby Hubley #2 is 21 weeks old and finally making his/her debut on the blog....sorry baby. I will try to do better. But as a friend put it, being pregnant with your second baby is way different than being pregnant with your first. She says,
"Not only do you feel way different, you no longer have those delightful evenings of coming home from work, kicking your feet up, and waiting for hubby to prepare you dinner and graciously attend to your every need, but life is just busier. Way busier. There are long stretches of time when I completely forget that I am pregnant!"
Amen sister! I feel like these past 4 1/2 months have flown by! But in an attempt to catch up and not let this pregnancy slip past us without any documentation, here are a few random belly shots.

13 Weeks

20 Weeks

21 Weeks
(this is an awful white on white picture I know, but that's what's on the camera at the moment)

I'm feeling great right now and everything is going well. I was only sick for about 10 weeks or so, and for that, I'm very thankful. I think everyone knows by now, but we decided not to find out the gender of Hubley Baby #2. Everyone keeps telling me that we are having a boy, but I can't tell. I don't really feel any different this time. My cravings are definitely the same...sweets! I'm trying to do better and have come up with a new rule for our house: We only eat sweets if we bake them ourselves (including ice-cream). This was an attempt to cut down on my sweet-tooth intake, but I just find that Scott and I are baking a lot more than we use to. Oh well, it's healthier if we make it right?