Hubley Happenings

Hubley Happenings
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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve from Fort Worth!

Our family celebrated Christmas this morning before we departed for Canyon.  Our sweet neighbor Ms. Wanda joined us.  We celebrated by exchanging gifts, eating birthday coffee cake, and then Hannah led us in singing “Happy Birthday Jesus!”  From our home to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

 

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Nathan Walks!

This just in, Nathan can walk.  Reported by Dad!

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Monday, December 12, 2011

December Happenings

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We’ve been having lots of fun this month getting ready for Baby Jesus’ birthday. Scott says he feels a little like Ricky Bobby because we talk about Baby Jesus so much. We pray to Baby Jesus, we sing to Baby Jesus, we read about Baby Jesus, we play with our nativity Baby Jesus. Hannah thinks all the lights on people’s houses and all Christmas trees and all the presents we wrap are for Baby Jesus. She is so excited about it all.

We put our tree up right after Thanksgiving and have had Christmas music playing pretty much everyday. Dance parties are an everyday occurrence around here.

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We hung our stockings…

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and wrapped our presents.

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A sweet friend gave me this candle to light everyday to help us count down to Christmas Day. Hannah has really enjoyed this.

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She loves picking out her verse and fun activity from our Advent calendar each day.

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We took the kids to a Christmas pageant at a local church one night and she really loved that. When Mary and Joseph were walking up the aisle it was really quiet and Hannah yelled, “Hey, there you are!” It was pretty funny. She watched the whole thing very intently.

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Especially when a ballerina and angels made their appearance (she’s so into dancing).

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She wanted her picture taken with the angels after the show.

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They had a camel and donkey outside.

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We made some Candy Cane Kiss Cookies for our neighbors (Hannah ate a few before we delivered them.)

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She also enjoyed making S’mores by the fire (and eating them).

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Little Brother just liked watching the fire.

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He also really likes bath time (It’s not really related to Christmas, but sooo cute)!

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Hannah likes showing Baby Jesus and all the other nativity people the Christmas tree and informing them it is for Jesus’ birthday. She holds them up to it and says, “Look! Look! It’s Jesus’ birthday! Look!”

She also likes to put them in the tree…

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Scott and I got away for a date night downtown….so nice.

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And last night we drove around to look at Christmas lights. This is a house in town that goes all out with lights. They even had Frosty and Rudolph!

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I told Scott this is the first time I’ve been this excited about Christmas in a long time. In order to prepare our home and our hearts for Advent, we’ve had to plan and be more deliberate with our time. In doing so, I have a peaceful anticipation that has been missing in years past. Also, it’s just so fun to see Christmas through Hannah’s eyes. Her excitement, her innocence, and her explanation of what and why we are celebrating is refreshing in the midst of all the commercialism that surrounds this season.

As Hannah says, “We’re waiting on you Baby Jesus.”

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Hannah and Nathan were playing in Hannah's room and this is what I saw when I walked in. Hannah shouted, "He's an angel!"

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Anne’s Beads

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree

how lovely are your branches.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving

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This year we really wanted to do something that would help our family focus on our many blessings during Thanksgiving. Although we are in the midst of a difficult period and it’s sometimes hard to give thanks in the midst of tragedy, that’s exactly what we needed (and wanted to do).

I’m sure you’ve seen the many Thankful Tree ideas out in blogland or on Pinterest.  We decided to make a simple one for our family. Hannah helped me find branches in our yard and I made a leaf pattern and cut out one for each day.  At night we talked about what we were thankful for that day and tried to focus on giving thanks in all circumstances. Here are a few of my favorites from Hannah:

-Daddy (this made the list almost everyday)

-applejuice

-Dr. Murphy

-the park

-Ballerina movie

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(the leaves look a little like fish to me. I’ll get a better pattern next year.)

We spent Thanksgiving day with Scott’s family at Mama Jo’s house. All I had to do was make two pies and show up for some seriously good food!

Hannah helped out as much as she could.

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Three generations in the kitchen.

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Scott and John carved the turkey for us.

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And I always forget to get pictures of Mama Jo’s pretty table, but not this time!

Isn’t it beautiful!?!

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Hannah even had her own kid’s size china place setting (I’m so glad she didn’t break it).

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Hannah made everyone place cards. I think they match perfectly :)

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Then there was the food!

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…and more food.

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It was all so wonderful! I ate oh so much…and then I ate some more. We lounged and watched the Cowboys win and then we watched our dear Aggies lose…sigh.

The Hubley’s are truly blessed and humbly thankful.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Nathan 9 1/2 months

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Well, you’re a busy little boy! You started sitting up around 8 months and from there it has been one thing after another. You pull up on everything and have started walking around all the furniture. Sometimes, when you know someone is watching, you will let go of the couch and hold your hands up for as long as you can. We all clap and you are so proud of yourself. This stage is so hard because you are wanting to go so fast, but your coordination is not there yet, so you fall and hit your head all the time! Maybe we’ll get you a helmet for Christmas.

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You started clapping and waving bye-bye around 9 months and you love playing Patty-Cake and Peek-a-Boo, especially with Hannah. You had 4 teeth (top and bottom), but just recently a new one came in the upper right side, so you now have 5 total. At your 9 month check-up you weighed 17 pounds 14 ounces (40th percentile) and were 28 inches long. Your head came in at 18 inches which is apparently large (80th percentile).

You are still wearing a size 3 diaper (mainly because I’m trying to finish them off before getting a size 4) and 9 month clothes. You take 3 bottles a day (unless your with a grandmother) and eat 3 meals with 2 snacks (approximately). Your 2 naps are getting longer and your night time sleep is getting better also. You still love playing with Hannah but now that you are on the move, she’s a little stingy cautious with her toys. Don’t worry, she’ll come around.

Here you are with your Dad in Canyon at the end of October. It was your first snow.

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I can’t believe you’ll be one in less than three months! Let the party planning begin!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pumpkin Village

A while back, Mama Jo and John treated us to a morning at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens to see the beautiful Pumpkin Village. There were pumpkins everywhere! (Side note: Most of them came from the little town of Floydada, TX. That’s where we bought this pumpkin last year.)

 

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Mama Jo wanted some of the “Photo Shoot Pose” Action.

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