I’ve been working on a new theme for the hubcrate.com site, and went looking for some sample content.  The second directory that I hit had a lot of great pictures taken back in 2009.  I don’t know who was taking pictures (usually it’s me), but it appears to be someone who was in cahoots with Daelynn.  I suspect Danaya or Rett neither of whom appeared in the pictures.

Ben:  Before reading Heidi’s post – a quick word of explanation… I’ve been fixing picture links in old hubcrate.com posts, and came across this post which was written back in March 2015, but had not been published yet.  Even though it is a little dated (and predates Brody), we can still enjoy Heidi’s writing and pictures.

We were so excited that Layne and Elissa were coming to visit ( especially us kids to get a break from schoolwork) and it turned out to be a great time. Ar first we just had some relaxing family time, but then we went on a couple outings. First we went to the beach which was fun , but there was a festival so traffic was awful and because of this we came home sort of late. Then we went to the NASA space Center that was really fun. Layne and Elissa took each of us kids out for lunch to just talk about what’s going on in our lives, I don’t know about the other kids but I really enjoyed that special time and just being with them. Looking back I know God has given me the best family I could ask for.






This small set of pictures isn’t dated (other than the parent folder date of 1980 01 01 which can’t be accurate). However Davison looks to be about two and the location (for the Davison and Dad pictures) is our kitchen in Calgary before we renovated it.

I was browsing through our file storage device of pictures, and thought that I would post some of them.

Here are some pictures of Daelynn at her sixth birthday party.  To get a the bigger version, click on them.

I found some additional pictures that fit in with the first post, so I’m posting those before we move on to some of the other rides.

Upon arrival
Upon arrival

The lower level of the carousel featuring the sea dragon
The lower level of the carousel featuring the sea dragon

The view from the top level of the carousel
The view from the top level of the carousel

the Flare, heading up... I'm guessing some of us are on it, but cannot tell for sure.
the Flare, heading up down… I’m guessing some of us are on it, but cannot tell for sure.
Lori and Grandpa Ron
Lori and Grandpa Ron

This post is looking back to Grandpa and Grandma Huber’s visit to us in Cypress, Texas in January of 2014. Memory fades somewhat, but they flew down and hung out with us for a couple of weeks. Grandpa did a lot of pruning and cutting wild vegetation in the yard. Grandma spent a lot of time enjoying the kids. We also went on a couple of trips, and played some board games. Enjoy the pics and the memories.




Ok Huber Family! As we all know, our Huber heritage includes a large amount of lego, with many many many hours put in across multiple age groups.

But did you know where Lego came from? Or when it was invented?

August 2012 marked Lego’s 80th Anniversary, and to mark the date, they produced a short animated film telling the story of how Lego first came to be. I had not seen it before today, and I thought it might be a great little history lesson.

About a week before Christmas I purchased a used copy of Empire Builder, the crayon rail game with the North America map, from Amazon.  This is the version that I first played (back in 1985 or 1986).  It has a different map than the current version in that it is only southern Canada and the United States (the latest version also has Mexico).  This game was the impetus for me buying the British Rails game during Christmas 1986.  It was the creative spark for the trucking game which I made (for Marlin I believe), was a pretty much unplayable, and parts of which hung around until our recent move to Texas.

The 1984 version of Empire Builder
The 1984 version of Empire Builder

The game arrived yesterday, and was eagerly opened (by myself and Danaya who is my prime partner in crayon rails).  Alas, it was missing the six large puzzle pieces that make up the playing board which is essential to gameplay.  I have emailed the Amazon partner who sold the game (and described it as “Condition: Collectible – Very Good”), and am waiting to see what the resolution will be.  Who knows, maybe they have six large puzzle pieces of the Canada/US map with lots of mileposts on it hanging around their online store.


The other day, we were gathering all our dirty clothes and linens to take to the laundromat.

Brock, with a contemplative look on his face, came and found me and asked, “Are we taking our laundry to the laundromat?”

“Yes, we are Sweetie,” I answered, “since we don’t have a washer and dryer, yet.”

He looked even more contemplative. “Are we taking our clothes to Calgary?”

This was a surprising question, as the only times we go to a laundromat are when we are on vacation, which is not usually in Calgary. ;)

But, I said, “Well, no, Honey. We’re going to a laundromat in Houston.”

Brock considered this last bit of news for a moment.

Then he looked up at me with a “light bulb” look in his eyes. “So there’s s laundromat in Calgary AND Houston?!”

I tried to reflect in my face the solemnity of the discovery.

“There’s a laundromat in EVERY city,” I informed him.

He looked at me a moment more, and then ran off to play.

Homeschooling in July. In Houston.