Sunday, April 14, 2013


I hope everyone is enjoying this time of the year as much as I am right now! I am usually a Fall girl all the way-but I am just loving all the flowers in bloom/green grass/blue skies and warmer weather!  (Minus the allergies that come along with this!)  The Wells Family has been pretty busy, which I am not complaining about! Here are the going-ons in our lives lately:
  • I hosted a Thirty-One party at the house a couple weeks ago.  I've been wanting to have people over for a while--I love hosting stuff--so this was super fun. 
  • Unfortunately I do no have a family Easter photo to post! Allergies hit me SO hard that weekend and there was no way I was gonna make it through the service. Fortunately, our church shows the service online, so I was able to watch the Easter message in my pj's on the couch clutching my Kleenex box. J was not gonna let my sickness ruin his traditional Easter, so he put a roast & potatoes in the crock pot, made butter beans and rolls and insisted that we eat on the good china. Love my man.
  • Jeremie and I have joined a Community Group at church and we are so excited! There are about 8 other couples and they are awesome. Fortunately, everyone shares the love of food, sports, competition, and oh yeah, The Lord! : ) Should be a fun journey!
  • My handy husband has struck again! He put together this coffee table in about a week: 

  • This weekend I was busy working at the annual Jr. League Rummage sale. It. Was. Crazy. I have never seen so much stuff! I was literally sore today after helping unload/unpack stuff yesterday! But most importantly, all the proceeds go towards the amazing projects that Jr. League does like Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Center for Family Violence, etc. 

  • Last weekend I experienced my very first "High Tea" at The Adolphus Hotel. It was amazing! We actually did this as a baby shower for my sweet friend, Lauren, and it was a fantastic atmosphere. Very girly and traditional. The finger sandwiches, the scones, the butlers swooping in to pour your tea.....the whole bit! I could get used to it. And next time, I'm wearing a hat...cause the ladies next to us were totally rocking darling hats.
  • Jeremie and I are always doing stuff together-but we are making sure that we carve out specific time that is considered "date night". A few weeks ago we found a dollar theater near the house, so we went and saw Lincoln. It was good-different than I expected. More about the passing of the 13th Amendment than war action. The next week's date was at Studio Movie Grill-which is  a theater that serves a full restaurant menu-and the food is fabulous! I chowed down on a big burger as we watched "Olympus Has Fallen". This movie was REALLY good. Pretty violent, but very intense, on the edge of your seat. Kinda has a "God Bless America" feel, and true to Texas form, people clapped at the end! Love it! Today's date was a trip to McKinney to a little antique village that is open once a month. Again, true to Texas form, we found a vendor that is a taxidermist that "dresses" up her a jackrabbit with glasses, a bowtie and a pipe in his mouth...or a little dear that had a flower headpiece and pearl necklace. Unbelievable. She was really cool and said that she had been featured in "D Magazine" (popular Dallas magazine) and ships her stuff all over the world! I'm not gonna lie-these were the best conversation pieces, so I kinda want one. After McKinney, we headed to a restaurant called Whiskey Cake and had fried green tomatoes. 
  • Other movies we have watched at home recently were Argo, which was GREAT, and Parental Guidance, which is a good soft movie if you want a chuckle.
  • We have booked a mountain vacation to Jackson Hole, Wyoming!!! I am beside myself with excitement! When J told his co-workers he was going to take time off for a vacation, they actually clapped for him. That is how much he need this! We can't wait! 
  • Lastly, I am continually amazed an thankful for what God is revealing in this Genesis study!!! I have really overlooked so many lessons in Genesis all these years! I am going to be sad when it ends in May! It is SO neat to see how God used these people that we consider some of the "most faithful" (Abraham, Issac, Jacob,etc.) but how they still sinned after God had been SO faithful to them through enormous struggles! (But that is exactly how we all are!) So--I'm learning about being dependent on The Lord, but also not completely beating myself up when I fail to be obedient...because we can never be "non-sinners", but thank goodness Christ took care of that!   
Romans 5: Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings,because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Hope everyone has a great week! Happy Trails!