Seven Day Snapshots

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These past few days and weeks have literally flown by! Finishing final baby preparation, catching up with friends from and visiting Dallas, date nights and library runs. That about sums up 1/872 of our current craziness.

-Momma & Papa Bear constantly send the cutest selfies on our family group text. By far one of my happiest iPhone joys.
-We've explored a plethora of eateries in D-town. Scoring this delicious Mediterranean cuisine was a major delight.
-One of my oldest and dearest friends, Jocelyn, tied the knot at the end of June! I took a lil road trip home to help with flowers and festivites. I've decided I much more enjoy helping with weddings than planning my own. Watching the bride love radiate from sweet friends is such a treat - it's so cool to see someone you've known and loved for so long taking this next huge step with someone that completes them entirely.
-IHOP was having some outrageous deal on pancakes (a short-stack for like 99 cents) the other week! We just about died of excitement. When we went inside we couldn't see any promotionals for the deal at our local IHOP, so Bopants got a bit weepy. But alas! They were indeed having the sale, just totally sucking at their marketing attempts.
-I might have gone a bit crazy at a clearance baby clothes sale at our local Once Upon a Child. Pretty sure I got our lil peanut 20 something outfits. Oh well. They were a total steal!
-Embracing this time waiting for Levi has been full of sweetness, impatience, hours of tv and many library trips. These are my most recent novela scores.

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-I've been insanely lucky enough to catch up with many friends the past few weeks including but not limited to: Katie, Jade, Maddie, Bethany, Camille, Michelle and Michelle! I'm trying to take advantage of pre-newborn time by soaking up solid social connection with all these ladies whom I love.
-Bopants and I have started building our Dallas community thanks to some super awesome couples at Watermark. We've only spent a few weeks with these awesome people and I am already fully obsessed. The wives are all on a group text that blows up no less than 5 times a day. I can tell that we are gonna be friends.
-Lots of Tour de France and Gilmore Girls and Sherlock binge watching going on in this household. Baby Levi is bound to come out chanting for Tejay Van Garderen, sarcastically full of Lorelai wit and obsessed with British crime solving. But lets be honest, that would be aokay with me.

The Apache Relay - Monday Morning Motivation

The Apache Relay have been on constant repeat in our little house as we prep for baby. Blissful mix of folk&alternative&striking vocals. Plus, lets all just swoon at this location and wardrobe mashup. Kudos dear fellows.

life currently

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just a glimpse of everyday Dallas life from the Wells in the last few weeks of baby growing

eating // mexican food. pudding cups. froyo.
drinking // annie: Dr.Pepper, h2o / bopants: ruby redbird shiner
practicing // patience in the last few weeks of pregnancy
learning // annie: loads from vlogbrothers crashcourse / bopants: what real life credit analysts do
playing // retired waiting for motherhood
finishing // baby proofing and hospital prepping
reading // Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me by Mindy Kaling, Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
watching // Sherlock!! The Mindy Project. Tour de France on Tour de France
wearing // annie: anything that fits / bopants: professional office attire
cooking // almost every night! I've taken to this whole domesticated life quite swimmingly
working // on seeing all our Dallas friends pre-Levi arrival
wanting // for the baby to pop out right now!

In my spare time, I have binged a rather ridiculous amount of youtube. Here are some links to cool videos you should watch in your free time because they are amazing.

If school had been this entertaining and full of John Green, I might have actually remembered some things. This pieced all those years of history in brilliant creativity.

1. This is a roundtable with every hilarious actress you dream about being bffs with in real life. 2. They are full of lovely insights and reality and humor. 3. Reread 1&2.

Ingrid has my heart in the vocal/songwriting department. "Over You" has some of the best harmonies my ears have ever heard. Not the best quality video, so you should go buy the Lights Out cd to fully appreciate. 4:20 - you are welcome.


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Dearest Dr. Pepper with a squeeze of lime, thank you for constantly providing me the perfect pick me up to a long afternoon. I gave up my soft drink addiction for most of college, but you have befriended me in a time of need (aka growing a baby) and for that I am forever indebted to you. Oh HGTV, how you can keep me company with daily house makeover marathons. I have an unhealthy love for anything designed by Jonathan and Drew Scott. With their 3 shows alone, I am constantly entertained. I could move to Waco today and have Fixer Upper make me a dream home. Jesus can feel free to take my heavenly mansion blueprints from any of Joanna's designs. Dear Mindy Kaling, I joined your fan-wagon a little late. You are utterly hilarious and I have vowed to re-watch all the Office seasons to really appreciate your writing early work. The world owes you tremendously for The Mindy Project brilliance. Shouldda got an Emmy! Lastly lil Levi, Oh! How you love to kick the crap outta me all day everyday. I mean, I truly appreciate the 24/7 companionship from my inner womb, but I am just about ready for you to tumble outta there. Really. Anyday. You just feel free to grace us with your presence pronto.

Family of the Year. Buried - Monday Morning Motivation

Talk about the perfect dancing down the street in the midst of a mid afternoon rainy shower melody. Granted, the lyrics are a lil quarky but that just makes them all the better. Love their harmonies.

Our Independence Day

 photo 2_zps698ff06a.jpg Happy post long weekending! I'm realizing now that is a rather depressing greeting for those of you in the workforce. Apologies. Sidenote: the lighted area in the left top corner is a TREEHOUSE BAR. Yes folks, a bar in a treehouse. Have I mentioned how much being preggo and unable to consume booze stinks. Only a couple more weeks till this lil dude pops out and I can reunite with alcohol. We had a surprise visit from my dear old friend, Bethany! It was utterly pleasant. I've known Bethany since we were wee little babes and growing our friendship over the past few years has been splendid. photo 3_zps39b38f7f.jpg She reminds me of drinking a stout cup of coffee: warm to the soul but also very grounded with the ability to remind your senses of things forgotten or hidden away. We chatted for 7 hours straight about everything in life. Big. Small. Random. Surface. Deep. Bethano possesses that unique ability to make literally anyone and everyone feel comfortable. But this girl is a challenger! She asks hard questions and won't let you get by with blanket answers. One of the many reasons I treasure her friendship.
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That would be my husband abandoning our obnoxious banter to go pensively look out into the rather nasty green lake. Typical life, this is the only photo I have of both of us from the weekend. Whoops. Story of my life taking stupid selfies and no actual quality photos.  photo 4_zpsd1f8cb5b.jpg We stumbled upon this outdoor food truckyard and located a country club with an insanely grand fireworks show that we stole views to as we drove back and forth down the main street to avoid parking and mosquitos. One of my first real hangouts with Bopants was at a 4th of July party 4 years ago. So funny to see how far we've come!
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Saturday we popped down to Austin for some of our favoritest friend's stock the bar wedding shower. We managed to hit up some of our favorite local spots including Mozarts Coffee RoastersMagnolia CafeSummermoon Coffee and a couple more. We met up with one of my most hilarious friends, Jordan and got to see Bo's sweet preggo sister and brother-in-law. Definitely a perfect little weekend getaway. Living more central to all these other towns and friends is truly the bee's knees.
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Few things in life can bring me joy like a good bowl of queso. I would love to blame pregnancy for the cravings, but I have to admit this one came the day I was born. Hope your 4th was festive and full of relaxation, good company and delicious eats :] Over and out.

Lewis Watson. Sink or Swim - Monday Morning Motivation

1:37. You're welcome. This chaps vocals and lyrics get me every stinkin time. Can't beat that backdrop.