Christmas Card 2020

We wish you a Merry Christmas and we hope you are all staying well and healthy this holiday season.

What a year it has been and it feels like we haven’t done anything but stay home which is quite a contrast to last year.

This year started out with me (May Bo) watching the news and preparing for the pandemic. I followed the news closely in China and I knew it was coming. Then just two months later in March the kids were switch to remote learning which was a big learning curve for everyone.

It has been a great blessing to stay-at-home. It has given us back time. I don’t know how we’ll ever be able to go back to a fast paced and busy life. All the extracurriculars were stripped out of our lives. We have nothing to do but spend time as a family which was awesome.

Dallin has been enjoying residency and is about to take his last board exam for medical school since it kept getting delayed due to Covid.

Micah and Quentin was at-home learning from March to May. Then we were fortunate to start in person school again in July. They don’t mind wearing masks or going through the precautions. They were just happy to be at school again. The cases has been minimal among the elementary schools.

We decided to keep Emily at home for preschool. So that has been an adventure. She is learning how to read and write letters. She loves writing letters to everyone!

Jakey is just rambunctious and playful. He is one smart cookie. He gets into everything. However, Cumorah is catching up because she is climbing on everything and move chairs around to get the chocolate. She’s just turned 1 it is quite impressive.

We have posted a lot of highlights of the good and the bad of the 2020 quarantine on Facebook.

We would love to hear from you so let us know what you’re up to!

Love, The Hubbards

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How to make gluten-free bread rise

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Gluten-Free Yeast Bread

This is the best way I have found to make gluten-free bread rise. Here is the PDF of the presentation or see pictures below for more details. Let me know if you can get it to work. Good luck!

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Equipment:

  • Oven preheated to 350 degrees
  • Medium Pot with lid
  • ~1.5-quart bread pan
  • Saran Wrap
  • Stovetop

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Cold Water
  • 1/4 cups Corn Meal
  • 1 ¾ cup + 1 cup Gluten-Free Flour
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum (if not in flour already… doesn’t hurt if you add more)
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbs Yeast

Instructions:

  • Put 2 Cups of Cold Water in a medium pot (it must have a lid!)
  • Add ¼ Cup Corn Meal
  • Add 1 ¾ Cups Gluten-Free Flour
  • Mix well with a whisk
  • The mixture will look like milk
  • Put the pot on the stove on medium heat
  • Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to scrape and mix while heating
  • Heating up the GF flour changes it somehow so that it can rise
  • Keep mixing on the heat until the mixture can stick together like sticky dough (~5 mins)
  • Do not leave on the stove without mixing or else it will burn!
  • Turn off and remove from heat
  • Immediately after removing the pot from heat add these ingredients to the pot
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/3 cup oil
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • ¾ tsp salt
    • 1 tsp xanthan gum (if the flour doesn’t have it)
  • Mix well until pudding texture
  • The dough should be cool enough (~100°) to add 1 Tablespoon of yeast
  • Cover the pot with a lid and let rise (30 mins)
  • Add 1 more cup of gluten-free flour
  • Mix until flour is incorporated into the dough
  • Transfer dough to bread pan (~1.5 quarts) and cover with saran wrap
  • Let rise a second time (30 to 45 mins)
  • Take off saran wrap and bake at 350 degrees for 27 mins

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Free Simple Come Follow Me: Book of Mormon 2020 Reading Schedule

Dallin and I were recently called to team-teach Gospel Doctrine Sunday School at our church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is doing the Come Follow Me curriculum. For the year 2020, the entire church is studying The Book of Mormon. I wanted to print out a simple reading schedule and I couldn’t find one anywhere. I spent a long time making this so I thought I could share it online with all of you!

Download 2020 Book of Mormon Reading Schedule Here

Baby’s Name

Her name is Cumorah. She is named after the Hill Cumorah in Palmyra, NY. The reason why this hill is significant to the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that it is the place where The Book of Mormon was discovered. The Book of Mormon is a history that tells of a family from Jerusalem who came to the Americas and their struggles. The book tells how this family overcame hard times by following the teachings of Jesus Christ. We read this book to help us get closer to God and to overcome our own struggles.

#newborn #photography #wideawake #cumorah #bookofmormon #anothertestamentofJesusChrist #jesuschrist #god

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Back-to-School!

I woke up early to make cinnamon rolls to celebrate the first day of school but they were too excited and didn’t eat much of it. I hope they won’t be starving today but at least they drank their milk! Micah = 3rd Grade. Quentin = 1st Grade. Emily = A wannabee kindergartener but she’s only 3 years old. She spent 10 minutes crying at the bus stop after all the kids got on and left. She got her backpack and insisted I pack her a lunch. Poor girl, she would have snuck on the bus if I let her.

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Indianapolis Indiana Temple

This is our new temple! This is the Indianapolis Indiana Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dallin and I are so blessed to still have a temple close by so we can meet our weekly temple trip. It’s definitely not the same as the 8-minute drive that we use to have but it is close enough. Every time I’ve driven to the temple it reminds me of the song that says “Over the river and through the woods…” because I am very literally driving over the river and through the woods to get to the temple. HAHA! It is a beautiful drive. I wish I can show you all!

#temple #sharegoodness #cometothetemple #churchofjesuschrist #jesuschrist

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Graduation

Dallin graduated from medical school 2 weeks ago but we have been soooooo busy getting ready to move across the country for residency and helping the kids finish the school year! It has been crazy. If you want to see us before we go… you can keep us company while we move or clean the house. 😆 We wish we had more time to visit all of you individually but we’re taking off after Sunday. We won’t be visiting Utah for at least a year or more. Come say goodbye or visit us in Indiana! 👋

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Trip to Portland

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Dear Portland, you were a big surprise to me. I’ve never been to a city like you. The pregnancy exhibit at the OMSI kinda freaked me out. 🧐 We tried eating at Voodoo Donuts and Pok Pok because everyone told us to. They were literally a hole in the wall and one time at those places was enough for me. However, Petunia’s Pies & Pastries was fabulous! Powell’s City of Books was a fun place to get lost. The tram was cool and I could see Mt. St. Helen. The best attraction was Multnomah Falls. Even in January Dallin convinced me to hike to the top with little Jakey in our arms. At the end of our trip, you really got us confused when we couldn’t pump our own gas. Well, let’s just say, Portland, you have succeeded to be the weirdest place I have ever been to. Sincerely, May Bo

#portland #thoughts #multnomahfalls #multnomah #keepportlandweird #photography

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It was fun pretending to only have 1 child again! HAHA!

4th Child Pretending to be Only Child

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I am pretending to only have 1 child today while the older kids are at their cousin’s house and daddy is at his interview. Time goes by a lot slower with just 1 kid because he needs to be entertained all the time. I have gotten a lot of “Is this your first?” 😂 and “He is so cute!” Jakey doesn’t get this much attention when all his siblings are around. I usually just get “Wow, your hands are full!” or “Are these all yours?” 😂 I wonder what people would say if I told them he’s the 4th child?! 

#waitingfordad #jakey #lovehim #portland #oregon

 

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