Sunday, December 6, 2009


Happy Holidays! We ordered our first Christmas cards as a family this past week. How exciting was that? I got them from Shutterfly. They should arrive tomorrow and I can't wait to see them. We had lofty dreams of getting Katie to take some pictures of us, but time slipped away from us. Samson has grown into a full sized Westie with the same puppy energy. He has calmed down a little, but loves to play rough with this Dad. I was sad when I went outside 10 minutes ago to take pictures of our greenery and lights on the front porch to post on here and my stupid camera can't capture a nighttime picture. So, a side note, we need a new camera. Our deck is finished, so we can check that off of our house to-do list!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I've Been Bad...Very Bad

Yeah, so keeping up with this blogging thing is harder than I thought. It's been over three months since I updated - and a lot has happened since. Will and I went on our honeymoon to Riveria Maya...we had a decent time. The food could have been better and with how much Will and I love food - that part was kind of a let down. Samson has grown to almost his full size and is pretty much potty trained. We've been busy on the house...the deck is started and we've bought a lot more furniture and decorations. We are coming up on our 6th month wedding aniversery...WIERD. Time flies. I'm back to work at school - Will is still traveling a lot and we are busy cheering on Auburn as they are 3-0 right now. Life is good, but busy. I'll try to get better at this blogging thing...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!

We had a great 4th of July - celebrating the year anniversy of Will and I's engagement. My family came into town and we got to spend time with everyone including little Logan and Sasha. Samson enjoyed his company too and all the attention it got him. He was a good boy with our guests. Our fireworks show turned out to be only second best however, our neighbor spent $4000 in fireworks and put on a show that lasted several hours and topped any municipalities show. It was a fun weekend! Next on our list is Riviera Maya - here we come!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Back from Lexington

I survived our hike up to the Natural Bridge when I visited Lexington. It took about 2 hours to get up and then back down. Then we enjoyed a nice little picnic - which was the first picnic I had ever had free of wasps or bees - complete with avocado on our turkey sandwich. After we finished lunch we went up the ski lift and came back down. Although I can't say it was "up my alley" it was surprisingly fun. Other highlights of the trip include watching my wedding video that Cliff made, trying a beer cheese burger, and shopping for baby clothes for Logan.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Off to Lexington for the Weekend!

I am headed to Lexington for a long weekend tomorrow. I will be leaving my two boys here by themselves...could this be dangerous? I am visiting Julie and Cliff in their new house and Mandy is coming up from Nashville too. It will be a fun weekend, but I will miss Will and Samson. Will will be busy selling the last of our things at the apartment to get it ready for me to clean...most things are moved into the new house, but we have a few odds and ends to clean up. For some reason I don't feel like it's summer yet...maybe it's the fact that I have not been to a pool yet and I am not even remotely tan? Maybe that will change after this weekend...Julie has a hike planned for us in the woods...she saved the fact that we will be climbing rock walls until this week - maybe because she knew I wouldn't go for that? I am not in good enough shape...hopefully I will surive (with bugspray I may have a chance).

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Samson's Arrival!

We went to pick Samson up on Friday night. It took us 3 hours to get there and 3 hours to get back. He is adjusting to our house well and we have had fun getting to know his personality. He is a very sweet boy with lots of bursts of energy. Will enjoys throwing him backwards and watching him run back to ask for more...I enjoy cuddling with him early in the morning. He has proven to be a good eater and likes all of his new toys!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

We Have A Blog?

So Will found out today we have a blog, even though I told him I was creating one for us weeks ago. It's funny how sometimes you think people are listening even when they are I just finished up sharing the blog with Will. He was critiquing my use of grammar on the blog and I guess he learned that even teachers don't know everything. We had a busy weekend buying more stuff for the house, including a coffee table Will picked out for us at Pottery Barn. Today we ventured out to Petsmart to buy a crate for Samson and some other puppy items like toys and a leash. My favorite thing we got was a collar for Samson that says, "Bad to the Bone" and it has pictures of bones on it. Will picked that out too. Will and I are debating going to get Samson on Monday when we get back from Dallas - but we are still thinking about it...this weekend we are headed to Dallas to visit Nick for Memorial Day festivities.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Soon we will hear the bark of a pup in the new house...we got updated pictures of Samson in an email today. I am so excited to have a "friend" to come home to when Will is traveling. One of Will and I's tasks in the next week - buying puppy stuff!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Summer is fast approaching!

It's hard to believe that my second year of teaching is winding down. I was sitting in a curriculum writing meeting today and I starting thinking of how my life has changed so much in the last few years. This summer I will be spending time tutoring a few students, taking workshops and working on writing Rockwood's new third grade science curriculum with some other teachers in the district. I also look forward to visiting Julie's new house in Lexington in June. She has a bunch of fun things planned for Mandy and I to do with her while we are there for a few days. Then I will be hosting our first family event at our new house over the Fourth of July weekend. Mandy, Ryan, Logan, Julie, Cliff and my mom and dad will come to our house for fireworks this year (don't worry they are legal in Jeffco). And not but two days later Will and I are leaving for our honeymoon in Riviera Maya, Mexico (as long as the Swine Flu does not stop us). I am sure I will find myself at the pool a few days in between all of this too. Our neighborhood pool is supposed to be finished by Memorial Day weekend, but I am not getting my hopes up. There are TONS of great things about being a teacher...but summer is close to the top of the list.

Monday, May 11, 2009

All Moved In...Well Kinda

Well, Will and I moved a week ago this past Saturday. It was a beautiful day for moving stuff from the apartment to the new house. We love everything so far, but still have lots to do. We are excited for all the work we still need to put into the house. I will try and get some pictures posted up soon. We also have other big news in the Hubbard house. On May 30th we will have a new addition to our family. Samson Hubbard will be coming home that weekend. We are getting a Westie pup and here is a picture of him. He is about 5 weeks here and we get to take him home at 9 1/2 weeks. I will have a busy summer training Samson.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

House Update

So, Will and I have been busy painting our new home, watering our new grass, and doing general homeowner things. We got our refrigerator delivered this week and had our garage door opening put in yesterday. This afternoon we have our new kitchen/dining set being delivered and our bedroom set Thursday morning. Next weekend I am heading to the lake for Katie's birthday and Will has to go to Texas for his will be nice to get away for a weekend and have fun with friends - I just wish Will could join us too. But the following weekend we are officially moving in!! We are very excited and can't wait to get out of our apartment.

Friday, April 10, 2009

We officially are homeowners!

SO, Will and I closed on our house today! We are generally pleased, even though there were some "bumps in the road". Now I am ready to head to Lowe's...that's funny, I never thought I would WANT to spend hours in Lowe's...more to come!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

So here we are...

...our first post!

Hello to everyone out there who has been telling me to get a blog, I finally did it! My favorite part was creating the name of Will and I's page - personally, I think I chose a very creative one. Will and I are now officially Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard - sounds wierd, but I am getting used to it since so many of the kids in my class are finding reasons to say my new name. Not to mention the random kids in the building who stop me by saying, "Hi Mrs. Hubbard" and I have no idea who they are or where they came from. I guess that is a good thing about being a teacher when you have to change your name, you are exposed to being called by that new name more than in some other lines of work. We will see if I can keep up with this blogging thing...I will try my very best!