Hubley Happenings

Hubley Happenings
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011



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)


-Dr. Murphy

-the park

-Ballerina movie

thankful tree

(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.


Three generations in the kitchen.


Scott and John carved the turkey for us.


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

Isn’t it beautiful!?!


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


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


Then there was the food!


…and more food.


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


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.


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.


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.)




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


Photo Shoot

While I was de-cluttering our closets, Hannah decided to have a fashion show. One man’s trash is another little girl’s treasure…

Hannah, say “cheese!”


Now show me a surprised face:


Now look nervous…






Think about something…


And give me one more good pose…


And that’s a wrap.

Oh yeah…afterwards, she thought she needed lipstick.


She was very proud of herself.