michelledebenport Wow! We already received a GOOD offer on our house... Thanks be to God! We're waiting to see what the rest of the weekend brings before countering. Thanks for your prayers!!! 3d

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michelledebenport You know that show #undercoverBoss where a CEO disquise a herself as a stay-at-home mom getting into the work world... Kind of like that in reverse today. ;) #undercoverhomemaker #openhouse 4d

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michelledebenport Can I be so bold as to ask for your prayers for our open house tomorrow and Sunday? We'll have our home open from 12-3 both days. You're welcome to come if you're in the area! :) http://www.owners.com/tx/keller/1117-shady-lane-north/awg1425 Thank you! 4d

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michelledebenport It's official!!!! And I'm a little nervous... (and we're all SO worn out!). 6d
  •   lorinvogel What are you doing? Where are you moving? 5d
  •   michelledebenport @lorinvogel Hi Lori! Here's what I just wrote to someone else that might answer your questions (I'm being lazy and copying/pasting... Hope you don't mind): Where to begin?? First, we enjoyed being on the road so much last summer that we decided to downsize to a townhome and buy a motorhome to travel around the nation exploring our rich history: civil war route, revolutionary war route, Washington DC, Gold rush, etc. Now seemed like the perfect time as Zachary will be 12 next month and may not want to travel much in a few years. In addition, Zachary finished out this past year at the Key School in Arlington (after we found out he had Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia). He did so well there and enjoyed it so much that we have, for the most part, decided to have him finish out his education with them. I will work with them to make sure we stay on track during our US History road school adventure this year and then we'll plug back in with them for 7th grade the next year (that's the plan for now, anyways). We found the cutest little townhome community in Arlington near UTA. It was built on an old pecan orchard with winding sidewalks, a playground, and community pool. It's a great combination of what we love about our place in Keller and what we loved about our old neighborhood in Dallas. We couldn't pass up this opportunity! We are all very excited about our adventure! :) 5d
  •   martydemop Cute pic!!!! 5d
  •   michelledebenport @martydemop You're full of such sweet, encouraging words! Thank you! :) 4d
  •   lorinvogel That sounds awesome. So glad you have the opportunity. And your house is beautiful. 4d
  •   michelledebenport @lorinvogel Thank you, Lori! 3d

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michelledebenport Breathing a sigh of relief... Our master bath remodel is finished! Listing our house this evening.... We sure would appreciate your prayers for a smooth #byowner sale. 6d

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michelledebenport A new Saturday morning view... #tennislessons 2w

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michelledebenport Want to see what our life has looked like since the end of May? Hopefully I'll have some end result photos available this weekend. And then we'll have our house on the market early next week... #fingerscrossed. 2w

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Hudson Michelle Debenport
michelledebenport I wish I could say they were always like this, but that wouldn't make them normal brothers, now would it? ;) 2w
  •   ragrimes You never really gone on in the Bach seat (dad) 2w
  •   martydemop Cute pic! Frame in their new room! 2w

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michelledebenport Tagged by one of my favorite igers, @lovetopause, to share one #fromthecuttingroomfloor. This is from the day we moved to our townhome. What do you have on your cutting room floor @thesoutherninstitute @laragwilliams @aidenfranklin @life_edited? (Thanks for tagging me, Gwen!) 3w

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michelledebenport From our family to yours: Happy 4th of July! 4w
  •   ragrimes Happy 4th of July to you too! 4w

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michelledebenport When I was single I had a list of things I prayed for in a husband: 1.) Digs into God's word and applies what he learns 2.) Shares Christ with others - in words and/or actions 3.) Can be serious and fun 4.) treats me like a princess - aka: cherishes me 5.) is a problem solver - initiates conflict resolution. God answered each of my checklist-prayers with this guy... He is one wonderful husband and dad! (And LOTS of fun!) 1mon
  •   jenb226 Love this!!!! 1mon
  •   heyemilythomas Oh man. So wonderful. Thankful for God's provision for you. 1mon

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michelledebenport One of the things we love about our new place: the community pool (on lovely summer days). 1mon

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michelledebenport He assures me that he's a "licensed, certified plumber" ... can you tell what we've been doing lately? ;) 1mon

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Valencia Michelle Debenport
michelledebenport So thankful that six years ago God moved us across the street from these great guys and their wonderful momma, @2bestill. And so glad to still be close enough to have them over to our new place. Thanks for warming our home with your presence and joy (and thank you for helping me go through my boxes)! xoxoxo 1mon

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Valencia Michelle Debenport
michelledebenport Choosing happiness in the midst of the chaos that comes with moving/unpacking. :) 1mon
  •   reachinghiskids I hear you, we are moving Sat. & there are boxes everywhere! 1mon
  •   michelledebenport @reachinghiskids I'm so impressed with your hard work. Your new place looks like it's going to be amazing! 1mon
  •   lovetopause How's the move/sell going? 1mon
  •   martydemop I want this pic in a frame please. Love it !!!! 1mon
  •   michelledebenport @lovetopause The move is going well. The unpacking is slow as I'm still acting as the General Contractor over at our old place. Both placed are coming along, but I confess I'd like to snap@my fingers and be done with it all. Looks like we have another two weeks left on getting the old place ready. Thanks for asking! I can't believe it's been a week since I posted last (and that the pile in the photo isn't much smaller... oh my!) ;) 1mon
  •   michelledebenport @martydemop :) You're funny. If I find another "Happiness is a choice" plaque I'll get it for you! 1mon
  •   martydemop But I want ur entire picture of mess with sign!!!! 1mon
  •   michelledebenport @martydemop lol I'll see what I can do. ;) xoxo 1mon

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Valencia Michelle Debenport
michelledebenport What a handsome thing! And the car is neat, too. ;) Happy Father's Day, @sdebenport. I'm glad to have you to celebrate. And so thankful to have @freddeben and @billgrimes to celebrate as well. You are all fantastic dads! 1mon

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Valencia Michelle Debenport
michelledebenport The face says it all... Someone is serious about his paid pressure washing job! 2mon

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michelledebenport I had quite the Jonah-like experience last night (the part when Jonah gets so upset about the vine)... Well, we're in the process of moving our family over to our townhome this week. I've had a bit of a hard time thinking about moving away from our comfort zone... our neighborhood, yard, house, friends. If you don't mind me being open with you here, I'm having a little culture shock (townhome, close community living) in our new area. I've wanted things to go back to normal and I've wanted not to have to meet new people. Truth be told, I've enjoyed having nearly an acre to myself. I've also loved knowing my neighbors whose yards touch in a circle around my house, but getting to know a multitude of neighbors in nearly the same space is making me quite nervous. I've found myself trying to avoid meeting anyone and when I have met a few I've, unfortunately, hoped for a quick end to our conversations. I've been praying (and whining) about this for a day or two...THEN, last night this sweet little puppy that we're dog sitting for the week became so ill I thought he might not make it to the morning. I was up with him so concerned and praying for his life, then it was as if God whispered a Jonah-like question to my heart..."You care so much for this pup that you've barely known, what about these people living all around you? They are my creation. I love them. I want you to care as much about them and their salvation as you do about this pup." And so, with tear-filled eyes and a heavy heart, I commit to getting to know and loving my neighbors (as many as God brings into my path - and he's already bringing them into my path and new home). They are much more important than my comfort and selfish desires. With a willing heart I commit myself to shining God's light and love in my new close-quarters community. And, by the way, thanks be to God, the puppy is fine this morning (but we're making a trip to the vet as soon as possible)! Thank you for listening to my public profession of a renewed heart and mind! xoxo 2mon

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Valencia Michelle Debenport
michelledebenport A real-life Tetris game. Moving some stuff today, getting the house ready to sell by July. 2mon
  •   traciveek What an adventure!! Such great memories in that house. :) xoxo 2mon
  •   michelledebenport @traciveek You'll have to come stay at our new place and help us fill it with great memories, too. 2mon

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michelledebenport You know you're an #instagramaddict when one of the things you're most excited about in your new townhome is the amount of soft natural light flooding into your kitchen. ;) #itsofficial #wenowownanewhome #nowtogetourotherhomeremodeledandonthemarket 2mon
  •   heyemilythomas What a beautiful room! Congratulations! 2mon
  •   kittywags I love how bright and crisp it is! Can't wait to see some amazing shots of the boys in there 2mon
  •   lovetopause I can relate! I've often thought about my dream home being one that is flooded with natural light on all sides. Love this kitchen. The tiles look like ours too! Congratulations Debenport Family! 2mon
  •   ourordinarydays Wow. Congrats!! 2mon
  •   rebenport Does your new town home have a guest room?? :) 2mon
  •   michelledebenport Thank you all! I'm sorry that I'm too exhausted to write back individually. I do so appreciate all of your kind words! xoxo @ourordinarydays @lovetopause @kittywags @heyemilythomas @thesoutherninstitute @traciveek @heavensreef 2mon
  •   michelledebenport @rebenport I'm working on that! While we won't have an independent guest room, I'm fitting the boys room with a full and twin bed to accommodate guests and am considering tucking a queen mattress under our (future) king bed to pull into Steve's office when needed. The boys' room would be good for a family I think. There would be room for a pack n play as well. Want to come try it out sometime? :) 2mon
  •   jimihall Yes!!! Light junkies unite! @michelledebenport 2mon

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