michelledebenport Celebrating Chinese New Year with friends and family (and fireworks in our backyard... I love living outside of the city limits!). 5d
  •   freddeben Not bad and just in your backyard 2h

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michelledebenport What a great snapshot of our life these past two weeks... our master bedroom has served well as a healing oasis for Mimi and now Poppy, who joined us last night. Eli has been dying to go fishing, but had to wait for Poppy's poles... he just ran in with excitement with his first catch from our pond... I'm so glad to have a place like this to share and so thankful to have Poppy here to enjoy it! There was a time a couple of weeks ago when I wasn't sure we'd have the joy of sharing memories here with him. Thanks be to God, we have today! 2w
  •   ragrimes Hope they are both doing better. Glad you were there for them. 1w
  •   michelledebenport @ragrimes Unfortunately, Fred went back to the hospital with pneumonia. His third time to have it since October. Janie is getting better. She found out Tuesday that not only was her a broken in her fall, but her shoulder was broken in 4 places. It's a longer recovery than she thought. 1w
  •   ragrimes Thanks for the update. Thinking of you all. 6d

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michelledebenport Hard to believe that this is the view out our window (and our backyard). #thanksbetoGod 3w

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michelledebenport That year that we spent our wedding anniversary by... @sdebenport so kindly packing up the rest of our belongings and helping the movers take two FULL truck trips to our new home (9am - almost 9pm) while Eli and I spent the day with carpet cleaners (we found the reason the home sellers had candles all over the place... #dogs), at his first basketball game of the season (played well and was tough, even when the other team was very rough), running errands to buy warm winter coats (it's suddenly FREEZING in Texas), food for our new home (an empty fridge and a house guest don't go well), pajamas for our injured Mimi (Steve's mom, who fell and broke her humorous in half - near the shoulder), and visiting Poppy (Steve's dad) in the hospital (been in all week with a blood infection and pneumonia - please pray for him)... Needless to say, it was a FULL day. We may have missed celebrating today, but, Lord Willing will have many more years to celebrate together in our new home. I am SO thankful for the 17 years we've had together and pray that The Lord provides us many more. Happy Anniversary @sdebenport and thanks for the awesome anniversary present (#newhome), how will you top that one next year?! ;) lol 4w
  •   asmanyasgiven Happy anniversary! I hope things calm down quick! 4w
  •   ragrimes Hope Fred and Janie get better quickly! We had to replace carpet once because of dogs in Denison. It made a real difference. I agree that you had a great Anniversary gift in your new home. 4w
  •   judygood Happy Anniversary! Praying for Steve's folks. 3w
  •   michelledebenport @asmanyasgiven Thank you, Nicole! It finally slowed down yesterday. Thanks be to God! :) 3w
  •   michelledebenport @ragrimes Can't wait for you guys to come visit. Want to stop by on your way back to Denison? :) 3w
  •   michelledebenport @judygood Thank you, Judy! Everyone is starting to mend. :) 3w
  •   judygood Thank goodness! Love to all of you. 2w

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michelledebenport Update: Thanks be to God, we closed on our new house yesterday. We will move next weekend. We met the sellers for the first time yesterday at their/our house in between closing appointments. They are lovely, faith-filled people. Chatting with them about the house and their love of the neighborhood and neighbors was so nice, yet, for whatever reason I left with such a heavy feeling of nervousness. Fear gripped me. Fear of the new. Fear of not "fitting in." Fear of not meeting up to everyone's expectations. Just plain fear. Thankfully, in times like these (and in all times for that matter), we have a Father who beckons us to come and cast our cares, anxieties, fears upon Him for He cares for us. He speaks His peace into our hearts and minds and, if we allow it, the fear is swept away. Thanks be to God for His timely word. Thanks be to God that His word is living and active, that His Word became flesh and dwelt among us... That He conquered death, rose victorious, and has sent The Comforter to be with us. We are not alone! We do not need to be afraid for our God is with us. He is with us! May our souls find rest, peace, and courage in that. (This is now my lock screen wallpaper. Feel free to snag it for yourself if you need a little reminder.) 1mon
  •   bayloraggiemom Michelle you always fit in perfectly in every situation. Never fear. Watching the neighborhood children play across the street last week indicated a good neighborhood to be a part of. We will enjoy visiting you there and look forward to watching you transform the house into your personal comfortable home just like you've done the years you've been a Debenport. Love you 1mon
  •   michelledebenport @bayloraggiemom You're so sweet, Janie. Thank you! Love you, too. 1mon
  •   xxarmymomxx I agree with @bayloraggiemom You have always been able to just fit in and making people laugh and be happy 1mon
  •   michelledebenport @xxarmymomxx That is so kind of you, Cheri! Thank you for the encouragement! xoxo 1mon
  •   abeautifulthing May it be blessed!!!! Love to you all 1mon
  •   ragrimes Everything will be just fine. Enjoy your new home. 1mon
  •   michelledebenport @abeautifulthing Amen! Love to you, too! 1mon
  •   michelledebenport @ragrimes Thanks, Mom. :) 1mon

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michelledebenport Learning about atoms and density today. #homeschool 1mon

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michelledebenport "If anyone can do it, you can do it," is something to be said about this boy of ours... God has definitely wired his brain to do some special things (even more special than solving a Rubik's cube on a three hour car ride! Way to go, Zachary!). 1mon

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michelledebenport Listen. #oneword2016 (Set to close on our new house next week... May we listen to the Lord and follow His directions in this new year and this new home.) 1mon
  •   michelleacker_ Okay. We *really* need to talk! Where are you moving! ? 1mon
  •   michelledebenport @2bestill We never could get an open door on traveling and realized that Z really needs to be plugged in to his school, so we decided to set down roots... We found a place between Mansfield and Burleson. We'd LOVE to have you guys over to hang out! It has a FUN yard with a treehouse, rope bridge, and a pond (with paddle boat). :) 1mon
  •   michelleacker_ Awesome!! It's beautiful! 1mon
  •   michelledebenport @2bestill Thanks! 1mon
  •   judygood Gorgeous! I sure miss y'all. 1mon
  •   michelledebenport @judygood Thanks! Miss you, too! I've been thinking about hosting a Crossing reunion after we get settled in. :) @healthyoiling 1mon

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michelledebenport That time your family sits down to eat pho and hears a rumbling, then what sounds like is about to be an explosion, then the entire restaurant frantically makes it's way out to see that a car drove full speed into the ice cream store next door... Thanks be to God, no one was hurt. 1mon
  •   trueaimedu Oh no! That's horrible, was there something wrong with the driver? 1mon
  •   trueaimedu Did you get to finish your pho? Lol 1mon
  •   michelledebenport @trueaimedu lol. Nope, we hadn't even ordered. Went down the road to PeiWei. ;) And it seems that the driver had backed out of her space and realized she was about to hit a car then switched to drive. We could only figure out that she must have hit the gas instead of the brake...? 1mon
  •   rachelepereira Oh no! Glad you're ok! 1mon
  •   michelledebenport @rachelepereira Thanks! I kept thinking how different things would have been if she was just two spaces to the left... Thanks be to God! 1mon

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michelledebenport The stockings were hung by the [staircase] with care... 2mon

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michelledebenport Sorry CVS workers. I am one of the reasons you are working late tonight... I really am sorry, but I am so thankful you were open at 11:30pm on Christmas Eve... SO thankful! #lastminuteshopping 2mon

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michelledebenport "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it." John 1:5 2mon

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michelledebenport In a movie theater not so far away... #StarWars #theforceawakens 2mon

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michelledebenport Helping him get dressed for his special evening I had a glimpse into the future of watching him dress for prom and then his wedding... He's growing up way too fast! 2mon

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michelledebenport We wish you a Merry Christmas... Eli's first ever piano recital. :) {tap for sound} 2mon

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michelledebenport Sitting out on our patio enjoying the colors and wonderful weather... I don't know if it's my perception or if the fall colors really are much prettier and longer lasting this year, but I'll take it no matter what. #favoriteseason #Texas 2mon

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michelledebenport Enjoying the weekend away at #Jellystonepark in Burleson, Tx. 2mon

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michelledebenport When life gives you lemons... Take lots of pictures. ;) #backyardgarden #meyerslemontree 2mon

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michelledebenport We've waited 9 months for this day... #backyardgarden #meyerslemontree 2mon

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