The Wells Family

But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. – Joshua 24:15

July 7, 2014
by The Wells Family
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Our roly poly 4 month old

< I can't believe our tiny infant has turned into a roly-poly giggly little baby. He is full of smiles and excitement. It's easy to make him laugh and keep him happy. He is extremely content and easy-going. He's been rolling over from his belly to his back, grabbing things and pulling them to his mouth and chewing on his hands. He still has an 11:00 PM feeding and wakes about 5 AM for another feeding. He's up for the day about 730 and he's ready to play. He is such a joy and I am enjoying every minute watching him grow and explore his world.
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July 5, 2014
by The Wells Family
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The 4th of July- all Merican

We also enjoyed the Foster's Anna Marie Island beach house along with some good friends for the 4th. This may have been my first beach 4th. As always, the 4th conjures up old memories of some of my favorite times as a kid sitting on the bank at Brower lake feeling the rumble of Grandpas fireworks being set off a few hundred yards from me. I'm especially missing Grandma and Grandpa today.
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June 25, 2014
by The Wells Family
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Dean 3 1/2 months

Dean is such a happy little guy! He is full of excitement and his whole face grins when he gets someone’s attention. He also looks like he’s peddling a bike the way his legs
Get going when he’s really happy. He especially loves laying on his changing table, this seems to be where he does his best talking and giggling. He is almost always sucking on his hands or trying to chew on whatever is on his hands, including Cora’s hair. Cora arms Jack are still interested in him and often argue (a common sport between them these days) about who held him last or the longest. I’ve noticed That while Dean loves Jacks attention he’s never completely at ease when Jack is holding him. As gentle and sweet as Jack is, he’s a bit loud and excitable.

Deans biggest accomplishment is that he has rolled from his belly to his back about 6 times over the past week or so. As fun as he is I hate how fast he’s changing.

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June 19, 2014
by The Wells Family
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10 year Anniversary

Andy and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary on June 5, 2014. We would both agree that the past year and a half have by far the most challenging year and a half in our marriage. The past year brought a lot of change, transition, and uncertainty as we followed God’s leading out of the private business sector into church ministry. As hard and uncertain as this past year’s road has been, it has also been very fulfilling. We have seen God provide in amazing ways we had never before. And standing on the side, we can see how God’s plans worked together to care for us. We just finished a marriage study called the meaning of marriage by Tim Keller. The timing of this study was perfect as it reminded us of the mission of our marriage. Our marriage is to show the world a picture of how Christ loves the church and the a representation of the enduring redemptive power of the Gospel. We soaked in a fresh reminder of why we are doing this and felt renewed by the truth that marriage is a beautiful institution given, sustained, and led by God. It’s a beautiful journey that leads us to holiness. With this fresh reminder we took our anniversary as an opportunity to get away for a few days and a few nights. We ventured over to Clearwater beach and stayed in a nice hotel and enjoyed lots of relaxation, laughter, and food! One of the best part is that we had just won $90 from a couples challenge in our life group, so we had a very nice steak and lobster dinner as a treat from winning the challenge.
Even after an especially hard year, I can honestly say that we are still best friends who love spending time together and love each other well. We look forward to all that God has for us in the future.
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June 19, 2014
by The Wells Family
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Preacher Man

Andy was asked by our new senior pastor to preach the sermon for the Senior Day recognition. He had a few months to get ready and spent the few weeks leading up to it in serious seeking and studying. He was blessed with some men in the church that sat with him and offered him feedback and suggestions as he worked through the process if trying to discern God’s word and draw application from it. Not an easy task. We spent several late nights review his thoughts and hammering out what it was he felt God was leading him to say. After a few dress rehearsals in our family room the big day had arrived. June 1, 2014 Andy preacher his first church-wide sermon. And God was faithful once again to provide for the call! God gave him a calm heart and clear words. I was so proud I could have burst. He was in point, funny, passionate, challenging, and I have to add very handsome. No doubt, He has a gift of teaching!

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June 18, 2014
by The Wells Family
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Summer time

We are loving summer so far! Cora and Jack play really well together (most of the time) and I enjoy giving them a balance of structured activities as well as some free time to use their imaginations. And we all love the break from rushing out of the house in time for preschool.

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